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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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  • Caton - McSweeney

    Eastbourne

    Grade
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    Ref: 3536

    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 ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 1 double bedroom with additional single. Shower room with toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Wi-fi. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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  • Coast Lodge

    Pevensey Bay

    Grade
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    Ref: 8026

    On the beach

    Originally part of a country house, this second floor holiday apartment is situated on the beach with panoramic views over the sea and coastline towards Hastings and Eastbourne. Pevensey is full of 1066 history, with its castle and the first Norman church to be built. Eastbourne, with all its leisure, shopping and eating facilities, is 5 miles away. Battle, Hastings, Rye and Brighton are all within easy reach. Ideal for long, relaxing walks. Pub on beach 200 yards.

    All on second floor: Living room with single folding bed (for child). Dining room/kitchen. 1 twin bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity and bed linen included. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Wi-fi. Balcony. Parking (1 car). No smoking. No children over 12 years.

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  • Seagull’s Nest

    Hastings

    Grade
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    Ref: W41938

    Wonderful sea views


    Boasting wonderful sea views and ideal for fans of Foyle’s War, the ITV World War ll detective drama series, Seagull’s Nest is ideally situated - right opposite Foyle’s house! Filming was done from the doorstep. Several guests look for how and where this iconic TV series was produced, with several other places in and around Hastings also featured in the show. Situated in the heart of the picturesque Old Town, Seagull’s Nest has sea views from every window and is within easy walking distance of the beach. Visit Smuggler’s Adventure, Underwater World, Hastings Castle, the Blue Reef Aquarium, Shipwreck Centre and Fisherman’s Museum at Rock-a-Nore, or the prestigious Jerwood Gallery which is located just minutes away. To the east is the majestic cliff coastline and views across the English Channel - the East Hill Country Park is a 5 minute walk away, with miles of interesting, varied walks and is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Rare bird, plant and wildlife species can be found there as well as wonderful views, walks and places to explore. Fairlight Glen is a 2½ mile walk, each way along the clifftops, the coastal path then continues to Rye. 1066 Country is a holidaymakers delight with so much to see, do and discover. Visit Battle, Rye, Brighton, Lewes, Bexhill, Pevensey and Eastbourne, or take the train to London. Plenty of English Heritage and National Trust properties within driving distance - Bodiam Castle, Scotney Castle, and Batemans - Rudyard Kipling’s house. Alternatively, try Battle Abbey, Camber Sands and Herstmonceux Castle. The famous gardens at Great Dixter, and also those at Merriments and Pashley Manor are nearby, and not far from these, there is Bodiam Boating Station and the steam railway next door. Pett Level and Winchelsea are within a few miles. Or just wander about Hastings’ fishing beach, with its colourful boats and traditional beach-launched fleet. Hastings Old Town and St Leonards down the road both have art galleries, pubs, restaurants, cafes and quirky bric a brac and antique shops. There are many memorable events throughout the year, including Fat Tuesday (Mardi Gras), Jack in the Green, Pirate Day, Old Town Week, Carnival Week, Seafood and Wine Festival, Coastal Currents Art Festival and the famous bonfire night in late October. Perfectly placed in the middle of the popular Old Town area, but also set in a quiet street, Seagull’s Nest gives you the best of both worlds! Interesting shops and even a small independent cinema, 150 yards away. So much to see and do! Many cafes, restaurants, bars and pubs in adjoining streets 100 yards away.

    All on first floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Shower room with toilet.

    Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Satellite TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Fridge/freezer. On road parking 500 yards (uphill). No smoking.

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  • The Coach House

    Vines Cross, nr. Heathfield

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    Ref: 29667


    In an Area of Oustanding Natural Beauty (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty), surrounded by pictureseque villages, local/farm shops, pubs and lovely walks, this charming detached holiday cottage sits in an established garden in rural East Sussex. The South Downs National Park is within easy reach, as are numerous National Trust properties including Rudyard Kipling’s home, Batemans, Bodiam Castle and Sissinghurst. For star gazers there’s Herstmonceux Observatory and for cyclists, miles of delightful Cuckoo Trail. Historic Battle has tea rooms, antique shops and ancient abbey, from where you can follow the Battle of Hastings. Visit Royal Tunbridge Wells, 12miles, or Eastbourne’s attractive pier, theatres and many beaches, 14 miles. For the family, Knockhatch Adventure Park is only 15 minutes away, while Drusilla’s Zoo Park is 30 minutes away. Why not explore the capital, London, just a 1-hour train ride away (20 minutes to Stonegate or Etchingham stations). Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living room with single sofa bed (for alternative sleeping) and French doors/dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. 1 double (6ft zip and link, can be twin) bedroom with additional single day bed (for child). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Shower room with toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer in shower room. Tumble dryer. Use of owner’s freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed courtyard and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: Lake in owner’s grounds, 270 yards.

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  • Fairlee Cottage

    Rudgwick, nr. Horsham

    Grade
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    Ref: 30400


    This delightful single-storey barn conversion, with beams aplenty, stands opposite the owner’s home within a working farm in the Sussex village of Rudgwick. It provides an ideal holiday retreat for couples or small families. In the locality are scenic walking/cycling routes along the Downs, as well as fishing and golf. Within easy driving distance are the market towns of Horsham, Guildford and Chichester. London and the south coast are easily accessible, as well as Gatwick/Heathrow airports. National Trust homes and gardens, including Arundel Castle and Petworth House are all worth exploring, as well as horse racing at Fontwell and Goodwood, and polo at Midhurst. Shop and pub serving food 800 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living room with sofa bed (for child)/dining room/kitchen. 1 double (5ft) bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Freeview TV. DVD. iPod dock. Ceramic hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Shared additional freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed, lawned garden with furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Pets to be kept on a lead at all times, working farm. No smoking. NB: Small pond 50 yards from property.

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  • Half Moon

    Herstmonceux

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    Ref: 30248


    Enjoying peaceful, rural vistas overlooking fields, Half Moon has its own private entrance through a 5 bar gate, parking and a garden. It adjoins the owners’ home and is situated on the edge of the South Downs, where walks and cycle paths are on the doorstep. Just along the lane is one of the largest post windmills in the country - an ideal windmill location as it’s built on some of the highest ground in the area, overlooking the Pevensey Levels and English Channel. Herstmonceux Castle with grounds and gardens is nearby, and is home to the Observatory Science Centre, providing spectacular hands-on science among the domes and telescopes of a world-famous astronomical observatory. Explore 7 acres of grounds and gardens at Michelham Priory, with the longest water-filled moat in England, 9 miles. Also, visit Pevensey Bay and Castle, where William the Conqueror landed in 1066, Burwash with Batemans, home to Rudyard Kipling and Charleston Farmhouse, home of the Bloomsbury set and decorated by Vanessa Bell, sister to Virginia Woolf, which are all within a short drive. Eastbourne is approximately 10 miles away, with its award-winning beaches and train connections to London. Golf and horse riding locally. Shop ½ mile, pub and restaurant 300 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with stone floor. Kitchen with stone floor. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double with sloping ceilings, leading to 1 single. Shower room with sloping ceiling and toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Garden and furniture. Barbecue. On road parking. Welcome pack. No smoking. No children under 12 years.

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  • Boat House Cottage

    Pevensey Bay

    Grade
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    Ref: W40200

    Seaside retreat

    This pretty detached single storey holiday property has been built on the site of an old boathouse and is situated within 100 yards of the beach at Pevensey Bay. It is superbly located for historic Battle and the beautiful Sussex countryside and villages with more beaches and shops to explore at Hastings and Bexhill. Nearby Eastbourne is a unique seaside resort with a range of activities, sports and events to enjoy in a fantastic setting. The Sovereign Harbour Marina is situated between Pevensey Bay and Eastbourne, with 5 harbours, waterside shops and restaurants. Slightly further afield there is the spa town of Royal Tunbridge Wells and Brighton with its marina, aquarium, quaint lanes and nightlife. Shops, pubs and restaurants 0.25 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room with patio door. Dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Small pebbled garden with furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking. Couples and family bookings only.

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  • Owl Cottage

    Jevington

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    Ref: E4092

    Nestling in the old smuggling village of Jevington on the fringes of the Cuckmere Valley, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the South Downs National Park, these delightful and beautifully presented properties are ideally located for a relaxing break. The South Downs Way is on the doorstep, there are myriad walks and cycle paths to explore and a multitude of places to visit within a short drive. Beachy Head and the soaring cliffs of the Seven Sisters Country Park, Cuckmere Haven’s sandy beach and Friston Forest Walks are among the local beauty spots, whilst Herstmonceux Castle, Battle Abbey, Glyndbourne, Drusilla’s Zoo and the Bentley Motor Museum are all nearby. The popular seaside town of Eastbourne is 2 miles; Hastings, Rye and Brighton are a little further afield, and day trips from Newhaven to Le Havre and Dieppe are also available. The cottages are within a short stroll of a lovely tea room for afternoon treats and the local inn for eating out. Shops 2.25 miles and pub 500 yards.

    Steps to entrance. All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 single with additional single (for alternative sleeping). Shower room with toilet. Most rooms with beams and steps between rooms.

    Patio and furniture.

    Both properties: Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Barbecue by arrangement. Parking. Unsuitable for the infirm. No smoking. No children under 5 years. Couples and family bookings only. NB: Pond in grounds.

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  • The Old Library

    Broad Oak, nr. Heathfield

    Grade
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    Ref: W41686

    Excellent views

    Once the library to the farmhouse, now providing detached single storey studio holiday accommodation on a working livestock farm with great views across the rolling countryside. Walks from the doorstep and access to 60 acres of woodlands plus trout fishing are available locally. Visit Batemans, the home of Rudyard Kipling, and Scotney Castle gardens, Great Dixter and Grombridge Place Park are all within a short drive. See the Pantiles and go shopping in Royal Tunbridge Wells or head towards the beach in the opposite direction at Eastbourne or Brighton. Rail connections to London from Stonegate for sight seeing opportunities in the capital city. Shops, pubs and restaurant 2 miles.

    3 steps to entrance. All on ground floor: Living/dining room and area with double bed and additional Z-bed. Kitchen. Shower room with toilet.

    Woodburner in living/dining room included. Electric central heating and electricity included (£20per week October-March). Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. DVD and small library. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Garden with patio and furniture. Portable barbecue. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • Garden Cottage

    Strettington, nr. Chichester

    Grade
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    Ref: 29654


    In a scenic countryside location, offering stunning views over fields to Goodwood, this delightful cottage, attached to the owner’s home, enjoys a large shared lawned hedged garden with sitting-out area and a Wendy house. Offering comfortable, tastefully styled holiday accommodation, Garden Cottage has an open-plan first floor living area/bedroom and a ground floor kitchen/breakfast room. As well as Goodwood House and Gardens, and the famous classic car and horse racing, the area is excellent for walking in the nearby South Downs National Park. Chichester is 3 miles with its Festival Theatre, cathedral and Novium Museum; Arundel, West Wittering Beach, Portsmouth, Brighton and Southampton are all within easy reach. The Weald and Downland Museum and Fontwell racecourse are also close by. Beach 8 miles. Shop 1 mile, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    Ground floor: Kitchen with breakfast area, patio doors and tiled floor. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Living room with 2 single beds, additional Z-bed and oak floor.

    Electric heaters, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. iPod dock. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Wi-fi. Shared lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (1 car). Wendy house. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Pond in grounds 20 yards.

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  • Swallow’s Barn

    Ashburnham, Battle

    Grade
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    Ref: PLLU

    Situated in an AONB in the Sussex High Weald, this detached holiday barn conversion has delightful rural views and footpaths right on the doorstep. Forming part of the owner’s grounds with 15th-century thatched cottage, this smallholding residence is shared by Golden Guernsey goats, ponies, ducks and an abundance of wildlife. Visit Battle Abbey and the 1066 Battlefield site, stunning moated Bodiam Castle, Herstmonceaux, Heritage steam railways, Weald gardens and stately homes. Eastbourne 15 miles. Tunbridge Wells 18 miles. Brighton 30 miles. Shop 2½ miles and pub 2 miles.

    Beamed living/dining room with wood-burning stove, well-equipped kitchen area and French doors to open raised decking area. Two double bedrooms, one with zip & link bed, can be twin. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Shower room and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • High chair
    • TV
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer (in barn)
    • Wi-fi
    • Terrace and furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Cycle store
    • Games room with pool table in open bay garage to side of barn
    • No smoking
    • Ground floor facilities
    • NB: Unfenced drainage stream in grounds (dry in summer)

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  • Spithandle Nursery Barn - The Old Packhouse

    Steyning

    Grade
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    Ref: PDDW

    Enjoying a rural location in the lovely Sussex countryside, these two beautifully refurbished, detached single-storey barn conversions are located close to the South Downs and only 15 minutes’ drive to the beach. Within easy reach are beaches at Worthing and Brighton, historic Arundel with stunning castle and Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, Chichester with its cathedral and Goodwood/Fontwell races. Plenty of NT homes and gardens to visit. Shop 1 mile, pubs and restaurants 2 miles.

    Open-plan living/dining room/kitchen with wood-burning stove. Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with Victorian roll-top bath and toilet.

    • Full electricity rads central heating included
    • Large, lawned orchard garden and enclosed decked courtyard with furniture
    • Parking (for 3 cars)

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, bed linen and towels included
    • Cot and high chair on request
    • TV
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Shared freezer (in external utility)
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking
    • Ground floor facilities

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