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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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  • Little Ponds

    Cross In Hand, nr. Heathfield

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: UKC129


    Little Ponds is a detached house providing a very comfortable home from home from which to explore the beautiful Sussex countryside. Local pubs are within strolling distance should you be able to tear yourself away from the hot tub, sauna and attractive terrace with summerhouse, which creates an ideal space for al fresco dining in the warmer weather. Walk or cycle along the Cuckoo Trail, or take a short car journey to the market town of Heathfield. There are so many places of interest close by, including Rudyard Kipling’s 17th-century, Jacobean home Bateman’s, near Burwash. Visit the Arts and Crafts House at Standen House and Gardens (NT) in East Grinstead, the Bluebell Steam Railway at Sheffield Park, and Sheffield Park Garden which has influences of landscape gardeners Capability Brown and Humphrey Repton. Royal Tunbridge Wells and Eastbourne are equidistant at approximately 16 miles. Glyndebourne and the South Downs National Park are approximately 20 minutes, or why not spend a day at the races at Brighton, then discover what goes into a pint of Harveys at their Brewery Tour in historical Lewes. Explore Pevensey Castle, Herstmonceux for its castle and Observatory Science Centre, and see the animals at Drusillas Zoo, as well as Hello Kitty Secret Garden and Thomas the Tank Engine! Golf is available locally, and 3½ miles away at Framfield Lake, you can go fishing for carp, roach and bream (£8 per day for a licence). Shops and restaurants are 1½ miles, whilst pubs are approximately 1 mile.

    Steps to entrance. Ground floor: Living room with French doors. Dining room. Kitchen with breakfast area and tiled floor. Games room. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one with en-suite bathroom with step, bath, shower attachment and toilet, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

    Oil central heating (partial underfloor), electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Three Freesat TVs (one 32"). Blu-ray. Electric range. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Lawned garden with terrace and furniture. Summerhouse. Gas barbecue. Ample parking. Hot tub £20 for 3 days, £5 per additional day. Sauna £10 per day. Games room. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Sloping lawn, netted pond and several steps in garden.

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  • Loose Farm Lodge

    Battle, near Hastings

    Grade
    6
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: UKC656


    Surrounded by farmland and lush green countryside, Loose Farm Lodge is a detached property situated in the owner’s grounds alongside the horses, Piggy and Basil. The owners live on-site, and there are walks from the doorstep to the fascinating market town of Battle, 20 minutes away on foot. Explore the famous battle site, where on 14th October 1066, Harold and William fought the most celebrated battle in English history. Head toward the Pevensey Levels, a Site of Special Scientific Interest, before seeing Pevensey Castle, which was once a Saxon fort on the shore where the Romans landed followed by the Normans.
    With its fun fair, iconic beach huts and Blue Reef Aquarium, the town of Hastings boasts a range of attractions to amuse the whole family. From spotting the giant octopus to searching for smugglers’ caves, a trip to Hastings makes for a thoroughly great day out.

    Visit the medieval town of Rye and the golden sand dunes at Camber - with the opportunity to try your hand at kitesurfing, you certainly won’t be left short for things to do. Inland, you can explore the beautiful gardens at Pashley Manor and Great Dixter, the vineyards at Sedlescombe, and the National Trust-owned property of Batemans, the former home of Rudyard Kipling who wrote The Jungle Book. For additional sightseeing opportunities, Battle’s train station provides excellent links to the capital. Beach 3 miles. Shops, pubs and restaurants 1½ miles.

    Steep slope to entrance.
    All on the ground floor.
    Open plan living space: With tiled floors.
    Living area: With 32" Freeview TV, DVD player, fold-up bed (for child) and French doors leading to garden.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric oven, two 2-ring electric hobs, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed and fold-up bed (for child).
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    Shower room: With shower cubicle, toilet, heated towel rail and tiled floor.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Welcome pack. Decked terrace with garden furniture and barbecue. Private parking for 1 car. No smoking.

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  • Applewood Lodge

    St Leonards-on-Sea, nr. Hastings

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: 30498


    Perched on the edge of the seaside town of St Leonards-on-Sea and adjoining Hastings, Applewood Lodge was originally built in the 1920s and now offers an imposing holiday villa, with plenty of space, and an enclosed garden complete with terrace and fishpond. It lies 1½ miles from the pebbly beach offering sandy strolls at low tide, and is a great opportunity for exploring the rock pools. Situated in the heart of ’1066 country’, visit Battle Abbey and see the atmospheric ruins where visitors can walk in the footsteps of William Duke of Normandy and the Saxon King Harold. Experience the famous battlefield where the course of English history was forever changed with audio tours and interactive exhibits. The town of Battle also has some interesting galleries, tea shops and antique shops. The cosmopolitan town of Hastings, is not only the home to the first castle that William the Conqueror built, but also hosts many festivals and events including classic car and motor rallies, ’Jack in the Green’ in May, the Hastings Seafood and Wine festival and bonfire night processions. Here guests can also visit the Whispering Dungeons, the once magnificent Eastern Gateway or see one of the richest displays of shipwrecks at low tide, where more can be discovered at the Shipwreck Heritage Centre. There is also a preserved Old Town, and where a strong arts community thrives, such as the Jerwood Art Gallery housing 20th and 21st century British art. Relive the dangers that faced the Hastings smugglers and tour the labyrinth of tunnels at St Clements Caves. Further afield and within a short drive is Rye, Bexhill, Eastbourne and Camber Sands. Beach 1½ miles. Shop, pub and restaurant ¼ mile.

    One step to entrance. Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen with step down to breakfast room. Utility room. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 double bedrooms: one (5ft) with step up to en-suite shower room and toilet. Bathroom with bath and shower cubicle (no toilet). Separate toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Induction hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed, lawned garden with terrace and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Steep drive to property. Open tread stairs to terrace. Netted pond in garden.

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  • Kittiwake House

    Hastings

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: 30323


    This semi-detached town house is just a short stroll from The West Hill, which offers some of Hastings’ most remarkable views, stretching round to Beachy Head in the west and out across the English Channel. Guests will be able to see Hastings Castle from the property and also view glimpses of the sea from the bedroom window. It was on this hilltop that Hastings’ resident, John Logie Baird, the inventor of television, made his first radar experiments. The West Hill Cliff funicular railway drops you straight into the old town, which has a mix of half-timbered houses, narrow streets and passageways called ’twittens’ with cafés and vintage shops. Deep in the West Hill, explore Hastings’ smuggling heritage at St Clement’s Caves. Visit the Jerwood Gallery, housing 20th and 21st century British art. You could also take a short stroll down to the sea for a swim or a ride on the East Hill funicular railway to explore 660 acres of coastal country park. Rye, Camber Sands and Battle, not to mention Pevensey and Bodiam Castles, are all within a short driving distance or easy train ride from the nearby station (½ mile). There is parking for one car at the property and further free parking a couple of streets away across the green (3-5 minutes’ walk). Beach ¼ mile. Shop, pub and restaurant ¼ mile.

    Steps to entrance. Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with wooden floors. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Second floor: 1 double (5ft) bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Air source heat pump underfloor central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Satellite TV (basic package). DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Courtyard garden with furniture. Parking (1 car). Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • 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).

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  • Pepper Pot Cottage

    Compton, nr. Chichester

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: W43520


    Situated at the end of a lane, Pepper Pot Cottage is the middle section of a Grade II listed building in a beautiful quiet area of the South Downs National Park. On the ground floor it has a good sized living room with an open fire, fully-equipped kitchen, a twin bedroom and a cloakroom with toilet. Upstairs are two good-sized bedrooms, one with a king-size bed, the other a twin, and a bathroom.
    It has a south-facing garden with a patio, garden table and barbecue for eating out, and is approached by a path which follows through to a further property. There is a shop/tea room and a pub 70 yards away, and a community tennis court and recreation ground in the village. Next to the cottage is a bridle path. Wonderful walks, cycling routes, welcoming pubs and lovely scenery are all around. The West Sussex Falconry, Uppark House (NT), the South Downs Way and a variety of golf courses are close by. Goodwood for horse and motor racing, Petworth, Midhurst, Cowdray Polo, Chichester with its cobbled streets and cathedral, and the beaches at Hayling Island and The Witterings are a short drive away. Portsmouth with HMS Victory, Gun Wharf Quay and day trips to the Isle of Wight are within easy reach. Jane Austen’s House at Chawton, the Watercress Steam Railway, Birdworld and Winchester make good day trips. Beach 15 miles. Shop, pub and tea room 70 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. 1 twin bedroom. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Open fire (initial fuel included). NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Two travel cots and two high chairs on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed, lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Enclosed courtyard. Barbecue. Parking (1 car). Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Roadend Farm - The Wool Room Cottage

    Rye

    Grade
    6
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: 19966

    Experience life on a 900 acre working sheep and mixed arable farm. Ideally located in the countryside with stunning views, this is a conservation area, of interest to bird watchers and animal lovers alike. Adjacent to a nursery school, with a shared childrens play area, an ideal base for exploring Kent and East Sussex. Walkers and cyclists can enjoy the 5 miles of tracks and paths around the farm. Visit the historic Cinque port of Rye, with its cobbled streets, antique shops and tea rooms. Also on the farm are the old cliffs of Rye, and there are miles of sandy beaches and dunes at Camber. Coarse fishing available by arrangement. Visit Hastings, Bodiam Castle, Carr Taylor Vineyards, Great Dixter House and Gardens and the Kent and East Sussex vintage steam railway. Shops 2 miles, pub ½ mile. Properties 19965 and 19966 can be booked together to sleep 6+4.

    Ground floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Living room with double sofa bed/second living room all with beams and wooden floor. Kitchen. Separate toilet.

    Enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (3 cars).

    Both properties: Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. DVD and small library. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Barbecue. No smoking.

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  • Mellifount Farm

    Newick, nr. Lewes

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: PNNX

    Peacefully located along a country lane in a scenic rural area, this beautiful spacious oak frame, detached barn overlooks its own wooded farmland and fields where cattle sometimes graze. The ancient county town of Lewes and Glyndebourne are 7 miles, Brighton 14 miles and the coast, with several sandy beaches, the same. The village of Newick, with its bakery, local shops and pubs, is
    ¾ mile by car or 10 minutes’ walk by footpath.

    Vaulted beamed living room, oak floor, exposed brick walls. Well-equipped kitchen. Utility. Double bedroom with 5ft bed, en-suite bathroom with separate shower cubicle, toilet. Twin bedroom. Wet room, toilet. First floor: Twin bedroom.

    • Electricity, full underfloor gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Cot
    • High chair on request
    • Freesat TV
    • DVD
    • Blu-ray
    • CD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Lawned garden with furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Shared use of 45-acre grounds
    • Ample parking
    • No smoking
    • Wheelchair access

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  • Rocksfarm Cottage

    Penhurst, nr. Battle

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: PQQV

    Situated in an AONB in the Sussex High Weald, this detached holiday cottage enjoys lake views and is accessed via a track. Set within the owners’ grounds with wildlife, it also has footpaths on the doorstep. Visit Battle Abbey and 1066 battlefield site, Bodiam Castle and Herstmonceux. Beaches at Hastings, Eastbourne and Brighton. Shop and pub 2 miles.

    Step up to open-plan, beamed living/dining room with wood-burning stove and kitchen area. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Open-tread stairs (open at one side) to galleried twin bedroom with low, sloping ceiling.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen, towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • TV
    • Video (small library)
    • DVD (small library)
    • CD
    • iPod dock
    • Microwave
    • Shared use of owner’s washing machine (in outbuilding)
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Garden with terrace and furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 3 cars)
    • Shared play area
    • Welcome pack
    • Pet free of charge (to be kept on lead)
    • No smoking
    • NB: Lake and pond in owner’s grounds

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  • Horseshoes Farm House

    Buxted

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: E3977

    Set in its own large garden, and with an original bread oven in the kitchen, this delightful, 16th century beamed, spacious and very comfortable farmhouse sits 100 yards from a village shop and pubs. With lovely walking, horse riding and golf in the Ashdown Forest nearby, it is an easy drive to Scotney Castle, Sissinghurst Gardens, Battle Abbey, Bewel Water for bird watching, fishing and cruises, and the coast. London is 40 minutes by train (station 4 minutes’ walk). Shop and pub 100 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Study. Separate toilet. Steep stairs to first floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one with en-suite bathroom and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with toilet.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Woodburner in dining room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating £45per week 22nd October-21st April, £20per week 22nd April-21st October. Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Video. Stereo/CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi available at £10 per week, £5 per short break. Large enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Parking. No smoking. NB: Couples and family bookings only.

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  • Greenside Cottage

    Compton, nr. Chichester

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: PSSX


    This charming, Grade II listed holiday cottage, one of a pair, stands elegantly along the green and set back from the road leading to the village shop, tea rooms and pub. Close to the Hampshire/West Sussex border, Greenside Cottage makes a delightful retreat for families or couples, and has been lovingly restored yet still retains some original features, such as leaded windows and a wood-burning stove in an inglenook fireplace. The enclosed lawned garden is a particular feature, having been designed by an award-winning landscaper. There is a shaded seating area, which is the perfect spot to enjoy alfresco dining or an aperitif in warmer weather. There is also a bike store for those wishing to bring their own bicycles. The area is renowned for its walking and cycling routes being situated in the South Downs National Park. Compton is ideally placed for exploring the delights of the region, and is within easy driving distance of Petersfield and the beautiful, cathedral city of Chichester, which also has a golf course and boat tours around the harbour. Also within easy reach are Portsmouth, with its famous maritime history, retail shopping outlets and day trips to the Isle of Wight, Arundel, with its castle and WWT Wetlands Centre, Goodwood Racecourse, Petworth, Midhurst Cowdray Polo and beaches at Hayling Island or the Witterings. The sailing villages of Itchenor and Bosham are nearby, and the beautiful West Dean Gardens and Queen Elizabeth and Staunton Country Parks. Within easy reach in Hampshire are Jane Austen’s House at Chawton, Watercress Steam Railway, Birdworld and Winchester. Beach 10 miles. Shop, pub and tea room 500 yards.

    Entrance hall. Living room with wood-burning stove in inglenook fireplace. Dining room. Well-equipped kitchen. First floor: Double bedroom. Bathroom with toilet. Further double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet, and access via stairs to second floor: Twin bedroom.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Enclosed, lawned garden with furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking
    • Cycle store
    • Welcome pack
    • Pets free of charge
    • No smoking

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  • Heart of the Old Town

    Hastings

    Grade
    6
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: UKC695


    As the name suggests, this light and airy apartment, with a beautifully presented interior, is situated in one of the old fisherman style buildings in the heart of Hastings Old Town. This property is set on the 2nd and 3rd floors, reached via steep narrow stairs and positioned above a lively tapas and cocktail bar owned by the owner. George Street has an energetic weekend come holiday atmosphere, with its quirky vintage and antique shops and atmospheric beamed pubs dating back to the town’s smuggling heyday. Situated just a stone’s throw from the beach, where guests can hire bikes and cycle for miles along the seafront towards Bexhill, past the state of the art skate park, or simply enjoy a picnic with family on an afternoon. If you’re an early riser, head down to The Stade and see the largest beach launch fishing fleet in Europe, landing its catch amongst the iconic black wooden net huts. Stroll along to the Jerwood Gallery which showcases collections of 20th and 21st century British art. For stunning views across the old town roof tops and English Channel, take the West Cliff funicular railway. Slightly further afield, Battle, Rye and Camber Sands are enjoyable days out. Good rail connections to London for further sightseeing opportunities in the capital. Laundrette nearby. Beach 150 yards. Shop and pub 25 yards, restaurant 20 yards.

    Steep steps to entrance.
    Second Floor:
    Living/dining room:
    With 22" Freesat TV, CD player, iPod dock, double sofa bed and wooden floor.
    Kitchen: With electric oven, 5 ring gas hob, microwave and fridge.
    Step to...
    Bathroom: With bath and toilet.
    Steep stairs to...
    Third Floor:
    Bedroom 1: With double bed with single bunk over.
    Bedroom 2:
    With double bed.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot available on request. Welcome pack. Public car park, at cost, 100 yards away. No smoking.

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