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Home to the most beautiful coast and countryside; Sussex is the perfect holiday escape whether you want a relaxing short break or action-packed adventure.

Walkers and cyclists will enjoy Sussex. This is great walking country or you could grab a bike and take to the network of quiet country roads. A boat trip is another great way to enjoy the scenery from a different aspect, take a leisurely cruise from Eastbourne to the lighthouse and discover a tranquil place to breathe.

You''ll find holiday cottages located within easy reach of all the region''s well known attractions and beauty spots both inland and at the coast and there''s an abundance of Blue Flag awarded beaches scattered along the coast. For a really atmospheric look at the coastline head to Beachy Head with its dramatic chalk cliffs, and make the time to stroll through one of the picturesque fishing harbours dotted around to pick up unique souvenirs and fresh seafood.

Places of interest of course include the vibrant coastal towns of Brighton, with its famous pier, Eastbourne and Bognor Regis as well as the delightful spa town of Tunbridge Wells (actually just over the Kent border) and lovely market towns like Horsham and historic Lewes.

If there''s one thing you can''t escape in Sussex, its history and the famous battle site of 1066 in Hastings holds a wealth of it, and offers a family friendly day out to explore one of history''s most important events. Similarly Arundel Castle could also be on your agenda; it sits majestically above the roof tops of the town below and is bursting at the seams with stories and relics.

For family fun, visit one of the county''s many animal parks; Drusillas Park at Alfriston is a paradise of small exotic animals or there''s the Ashdown Forest Llama Park, home to more than 100 llamas and Fishers Farm Park is great for getting the younger ones moving. The Blue Reef Aquarium at Hastings and Brighton Sealife Centre are the ultimate way to experience underworld treasures without getting your feet wet.

Be inspired by the birthplace of modern England, and come and see for yourself why so many people choose to holiday in Sussex. Take a look at our selection of holiday cottages in Sussex today.

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  • Stowaway

    Camber Sands, nr. Rye

    Grade
    5
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 27657

    This unique holiday cottage is set just yards from the sea and has direct access to the Blue Flag award-winning beach via steps from its enclosed terrace. Once belonging to the coastguards, it has been thoughtfully styled in a mix of old and new and commands stunning views of the sea from the master bedroom. Ideal for couples or families seeking sea, sun and sand, this is a superb base for a seaside holiday with plenty of opportunities for swimming, building sandcastles or enjoying a stroll along the beach which stretches for 7 miles. For the more energetic, kite surfing is a popular pastime on a windy day. In the winter, the beach takes on a charm of its own and you can watch the waves crashing on the sand from the comfort of the first floor sun lounge. This is a popular film location which has been used many times and occasionally you can spot a camera crew on the beach. This is the only sand dune system in East Sussex and is a valuable habitat for many plants and animals. Rye Harbour Nature Reserve and Dungeness are also good for bird-watching. The medieval cobbled town of Rye is close by, famous for its smuggling heritage with some interesting shops, markets and galleries to explore. Hastings is 12 miles away with its Norman castle and museums. Should you ever tire of the beach, a short drive takes you to National Trust houses and gardens. Shop, pub and restaurant 50 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Sun room with single bed (2ft 6in for child) and French doors. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Open-tread stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double with sun room, 1 twin.

    Electric woodburner in living room included. Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. iPod dock. Electric cooker (double oven). Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed terrace with furniture. Gas barbecue (available May - September). Car park 20 yards (1 permit provided). Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: This property is situated 25 yards from the sea. There are 11 steps down to the beach.

  • Owls Retreat

    Pagham, nr. Bognor Regis

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    3
    Ref: W43177

    Occupying a wonderful position on the quiet unspoilt pebble beach, where numerous birds, wildlife and fauna can be seen, this detached single-storey property, accessed via an unadopted lane, provides an ideal base for couples or families wishing to enjoy a seaside holiday. This comfortable, light and spacious property has its own enclosed patio garden where alfresco dining can be enjoyed, overlooking the beach with sea views. Pagham has a nature reserve, a good array of shops, pubs, bistros and cafes. Chichester is 5 miles, with its cathedral, festival theatre, cobbled streets and Goodwood or Fontwell Races. West Wittering, The South Downs National Park and Arundel Castle are also easily reach. Visit Bognor Regis with its traditional holiday attractions, just over 4 miles away. Historic naval Portsmouth with its Spinnaker Tower, designer shopping, extensive dining and day trips to the Isle of Wight, is within easy driving distance. Discover scenic walks, sailing, fishing, watersports, birdwatching, cycle routes, riding and golf locally. Shop, pub and restaurant 500 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living room with patio doors. Dining room with patio doors/kitchen. Utility room. 3 bedrooms: 2 double, both with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 single with additional Z-bed (for child). Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Gas coal-effect fire in living room included. Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Three Freeview TVs. DVD/CD. Blu-ray. iPod dock. Gas range. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: Sea opposite.

  • Old Westgate

    Pagham, nr. Bognor Regis

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: W41118

    300 yds from beach

    This detached house is located in an enviable setting, within an exclusive private gated development of homes, and only 300 yards from the beach. Offering well furnished light and spacious accommodation with an attractive garden, it is an ideal holiday retreat for families or couples. The area has plenty of family entertainment suitable for all age groups, including Bognor Regis, Arundel Castle, Chichester which has a beautiful cathedral, pedestrianised shopping, theatre, indoor leisure/pool complex, harbour tours and Goodwood/Fontwell racecourses. There are scenic walking routes close by, Pagham Nature Reserve, Wildfowl Trust for birdwatching, and the glorious rolling South Downs, all within easy reach. Plenty of NT houses and gardens are easy driving distance, such as The Royal Pavilion in Brighton, Glyndebourne, Weald and Downland Open Air Museum. Shop, pub and restaurant 0.5 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with patio doors. Dining room with patio door. Kitchen. Sun room. 1 double bedroom (zip and link) with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Open tread stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (zip and link), 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Satellite TV. Video. DVDs. Stereo/CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Lawned garden with furniture. Portable gas barbecue. Parking (3 cars). No smoking. Couples and family bookings only.

  • Caton - Le Brun

    Eastbourne

    Grade
    6
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 5087

    A good base to enjoy this lovely area

    Only 200 yards from Gildredge Park bowling greens and tennis courts, ½ mile from the town centre and railway station, these spacious and elegant holiday apartments with period features in a fine Victorian house are ideal centres from which to enjoy all aspects of a really varied holiday. McSweeney (ref 3536) and Prideaux (ref 3537) have a feature marble fireplace. Eastbourne is a fine town with a Victorian pier and excellent theatres hosting national productions both musical and dramatic at the Devonshire Park and Congress Theatres. Easily reached by road via M25 and A22 and is 1½ hours by train from London. There is also an International Tennis Tournament at Devonshire Park and County Cricket at the Saffrons Sports ground, all of these venues are within walking distance of the property. The Bluebell Steam Railway and Filching Manor Motor Museum are a short drive and the South Downs are close by for walking enthusiasts.
    Eastbourne now has a Marina and harbour village and there is also a fine swimming and leisure pool. Two excellent golf courses are within 1 mile, with horse riding 10 minutes drive. Sailing, windsurfing and fishing are available from the beach. Day trips to France operate from Newhaven 12 miles away. Shops and pub a short walk.

    All on first floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double with addtional single, 1 twin with additional single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Cloakroom with toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. Video. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Fridge/freezer. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

  • White Rock Apartment

    Hastings

    Grade
    6
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W42959

    Just yards from the beach, cafés and restaurants in Hastings is this 2nd floor duplex apartment with sea views from the living room and double bedroom. Stroll along the promenade and venture towards the old town and browse art galleries, vintage clothes shops and antique shops. See The Stade with its black weather boarded net huts and take a trip on the East Hill funicular railway to Hastings Country Park with views across the channel. The West Hill Cliff railway gives access to the ruins of Hastings Castle and the Smugglers Adventures at St Clements Caves. Take advantage of the theatre just a few yards along the road and enjoy some live entertainment. Battle, Bexhill and Rye are all a short journey by car. Shop, pub and restaurant 25 yards.

    Steep stairs to entrance. Steep stairs to second floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Steep stairs to third floor: Living room with double sofa bed/dining room/kitchen.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freesat TV. DVD. CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. washing machine. Freezer. Car park 220 yards (£2.20per day). Welcome pack. No smoking.

  • Cockle Cottage

    Elmer, nr. Middleton on Sea

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: 24268

    Just 300 metres from the beach

    Situated 300 metres from the beach, this holiday home lies close to the village of Elmer and within half a mile along the beach of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty which stretches several miles from Elmer to Littlehampton. The beaches in this area remain quiet, even during the busiest summer periods and with man made rock islands just off the shore and accessible at low tide, the beach is wonderful to explore and is ideal for swimming, fishing, windsurfing and walking. Elmer is an ideal location to explore many of the attractions of the south coast from bustling Brighton, 25 miles, to the east to historic Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight to the west. In between there are beautiful places such as Chichester with its cathedral and festival theatre, quaint Arundel, 5 miles to the north with its castle, river, antique shops and famous wetland bird centre, Goodwood and Fontwell race courses and the beautiful South Downs are all close by. Shop, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room with French doors. Kitchen. 3 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft) with en-suite bathroom and toilet, 1 twin, 1 bunk. Shower room with toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (3 cars).

  • The Old Post Office Cottage

    Netherfield, nr. Battle

    Grade
    6
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: PV6


    With extensive views over the surrounding countryside from this pretty beamed holiday cottage, which boasts a separate garden room built within its large garden to take advantage of the fine views. One of a pair set back from the main road, it has been restored to retain many of its original features and lies just 3 miles from Battle, an area awash with the history of the Norman Conquest of 1066. Winchelsea with its unspoilt shingle beach, historic Hastings and Rye are further afield, golf course within 5 miles, with many castles and NT properties to visit in the area. Walking and cycling routes locally. Shops 200 yards, pub 50 yards.

    Beamed living/dining room with wood-burning stove in large fire surround. Two steps to well-equipped farmhouse-style fitted kitchen with tiled floor. Utility. External garden room with shower room and toilet. First floor: Four beamed bedrooms; two double, one with en-suite shower room and toilet, one twin and one single (for alternative sleeping only). Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Low ceilings throughout.

    • Wood-burning stove – logs included
    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • TV
    • DVD
    • Stereo/CD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Telephone-incoming and emergency calls only
    • Large enclosed garden with patio and furniture
    • Parking (for 3 cars)
    • No smoking

  • Pipewell Cottage

    Winchelsea

    Grade
    6
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 24664

    Shared swimming pool (May-Sept)

    A period weather boarded cottage offering far reaching views across the marshes to the Citadel at Rye and shared use of the owners above ground swimming pool. Situated snug in its hilltop setting amongst tile-hung cottages and award winning tea shops. Seven centuries ago, the new town was founded by Edward I to take the place of an older town of the same name which had been lost to the sea in a series of storms and now lies beneath the waters of Rye Bay. It became a bustling cinque port town and the centre of the wine trade with France with a smuggling history and hidden wine cellars beneath the broad streets, and it is the smallest town in the country to have its own mayor. Visit the museum and the 13th century church. Home to the writers Thackeray and Conrad, the actress Ellen Terry, and Millais was inspired to paint his famous portrait ’The Blind Girl’ with Winchelsea in the background. Winchelsea is situated where the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty meets Romney Marsh. There is an unspoilt shingle beach within a mile – take your shrimping net and binoculars to observe the many birds that frequent the area at low tide or explore the sands and rolling dunes at Camber, 7 miles. Rye, Hastings and Battle are all a short drive away. Shop, pub and restaurant 500 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed/dining room/kitchen. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Open tread stairs (open to one side) to first floor: 1 double bedroom. Steep, narrow stairs to second floor: 1 twin bedroom.

    Gas central heating, gas and electricity included (£25per week November-March, £12per short break). Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Video. DVD and small library. CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Washing machine and tumble dryer (in external utility room). Small enclosed tiered garden with terrace and furniture. Barbecue. On road parking. Shared swimming pool (24 x 12ft; depth 4ft) available May-September. No smoking.

  • Mussel Cottage

    Elmer

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: 25364

    Ideal for beach holiday

    Situated 300 yards from the beach this holiday home lies close to the village of Elmer and within half a mile along the beach of an area of outstanding natural beauty which stretches several miles from Elmer to Littlehampton. The beaches in this area remain quiet even during the busiest summer periods and with man made rock islands just off the shore and accessible at low tide, the beach is wonderful to explore and is ideal for swimming, fishing, windsurfing and walking. Elmer is an ideal location to explore many of the attractions of the south coast from bustling Brighton 25 miles to the east, to historic Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight to the west. In-between there are beautiful places such as Chichester with its cathedral and festival theatre, quaint Arundel, 5 miles to the north with its castle, river, antique shops, restaurants and famous wetland bird centre, Goodwood and Fontwell race courses and the beautiful South Downs are all close by. Shop, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 3 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft) with en-suite shower room, 2 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair (on request). Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Gas cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed front lawned garden with covered deck and sitting-out area. Enclosed rear garden with decking, sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (3 cars). No smoking.

  • Riggers Cottage

    Bosham

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: 18658

    This comfortable and tastefully furnished town house is situated on the tidal waterfront in the quaint picturesque sailing village of Bosham, just 250 yards from the harbourside tea rooms, medieval church, pub/restaurant and craft centre. The living room, located on the first floor, and master bedroom on the top floor, enjoy extensive views of Chichester harbour, an AONB and haven for bird life. Sandy beaches at Hayling Island and The Witterings are about a 20 minute drive. Many activities can be discovered locally, including golf, riding, boat trips and scenic walks along the waters edge or in the nearby South Downs, also ideal for cycling. Nearby, the elegant cathedral town of Chichester, 10 minutes drive, has a Roman villa, popular theatre, cinema complex, leisure centre with indoor pool, and a host of restaurants, inns and shops. Goodwood, with its historic house, famous race course and motor racing events is also nearby, as is the open air Weald and Downland Museum. Historic Arundel is within easy reach, with a castle and Wildfowl and Wetlands Park. Alternatively, Portsmouth is a 25 minute drive, with shopping centre, a Naval dockyard and regular ferry service to the Isle of Wight. Further afield, Southampton, the New Forest and Brighton are all within an hour’s drive. A fantastic holiday destination. Shops 1 mile, two pubs and restaurant within 10 minutes walk.

    Ground floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Steep stairs to second floor: 1 double (5ft) bedroom with en-suite toilet.

    Open fire in living room included. Gas central heating, gas, electricity and bed linen included. Towel hire. Video. DVD. iPod dock. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Small enclosed courtyard at rear. Front garden with decking and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (3 cars). No smoking. NB: Sea within 50 yards of property, access on foot only for a short period at high tide - tide tables are provided.

  • Beach Croft

    Elmer, nr. Bognor Regis

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: W42793

    Only 50 yards from the quiet unspoilt beach, peacefully located along a private gated residential lane, this delightful homely single-storey holiday property has been furnished to a very good standard with oak floors in the bedrooms and offers ideal family accommodation. The large open plan dining room/kitchen has a seating area, in addition to comfortable seating in the main living room and sun room. The large enclosed garden is a particular feature, with many flowers, shrubs and borders, and a summer house stands at one end. The pebble and sandy beach is accessed from the end of the lane only a minute’s walk. Within easy reach are Bognor Regis, Brighton, Worthing, Arundel, antique shops, and Wild Fowl and Wetlands Bird Trust, Chichester, Festival Theatre and Goodwood, West Wittering and The South Downs. Visit Portsmouth with its ships, Spinnaker Tower, shopping and day trips to the Isle of Wight. For the outdoor enthusiast scenic walks, windsurfing, sailing, fishing, birdwatching, cycle routes, riding and golf are available locally. NT homes and gardens include The Royal Pavilion, Petworth House, West Dean Gardens, Weald and Downland Open Air Museum. Within a minute’s walk are a pub, curry house, shop and post office.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. Conservatory. 3 bedrooms: 1 double (6ft) with wooden floor and en-suite shower room and toilet, 2 twin, both with wooden floor. Bathroom with shower over bath, toilet and bidet.

    Gas coal-effect fire in living room included. Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area, summer house and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (3 cars). No smoking.

  • The Cowshed

    Westfield

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: 29037

    Overlooking the tennis courts in the owner’s grounds, this detached holiday property began its life as a milking parlour and has now been thoughtfully converted to provide stylish holiday accommodation with glorious rural views. Walks abound from the doorstep, or relax in the sunshine and enjoy a BBQ on the Indian sandstone terrace. Light the chiminea and ward off the evening breeze, or if the weather is inclement, curl up in front of the roaring woodburner inside. Ideally placed for taking a wine tour of the East Sussex countryside, visit Carr Taylor Vineyards, almost next door, and sample their prize winning bubbly. Seddlescombe Vineyard is Britain’s premier organic vineyard, offering a selection of wines and ciders, and Chapel Down Winery, in Tenterden, also offers a medal-winning selection. The Kent and Sussex steam railway is an ideal way to explore the countryside, chug your way through 10½ miles of picturesque farmland between Bodiam Castle and Tenterden. If you are seeking the coast, Hastings is a short drive away, 5 miles, where you can watch the fishermen land their catch or explore the historic old town. Camber offers miles of golden sand dunes and makes a great spot for some kite surfing. The Cinque Port town of Rye provides antique shops, art galleries and delightful tea rooms. Visit Battle Abbey and see the spot where the course of history was changed forever. For garden lovers, visit Sissinghurst, Pashley Manor and Great Dixter. Golf is also available locally. The Eurotunnel is 40 minutes away and Dover is an hour, ideal for day trips to France. Shop, pub and restaurant ¼ mile.

    Step to entrance. All on ground floor: Living room with bi-folding doors/dining room/kitchen with oak floor. Utility room. 3 bedrooms: Step down to 1 double with en-suite wet room and toilet, 2 twin. Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower and toilet. Separate toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating (underfloor in some rooms), gas, electricity, bed linen and towels. Travel cot. High chair. 42" Freeview TV. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Garden with terrace and furniture. Barbecue. Ample parking. Shared tennis court. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Step to bath.

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