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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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  • The Nook

    Hastings

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 29988


    Just yards from the beach in the historic old fishing town of Hastings, this little terraced holiday cottage is ideally placed for exploring George Street and the High Street with their colourful pubs and restaurants. Explore the vintage clothes shop, antique shops and award-winning bakery, and buy the freshest fish you’ll ever taste, having watched the fisherman land their catch. Delightful in winter or summer, have a picnic on the beach or ’cosy up’ in front of the woodburner after a bracing walk along the seafront or having visited St Clements Caves and discovered Hastings’ smuggling past. An ideal base, see Hastings Castle built by the Duke of Normandy. Take a trip to Battle and observe the very spot that changed the course of history forever in 1066. The surrounding area offers glorious countryside, National Trust properties, gardens and several vineyards where you can sample the local wines. Rye and Camber Sands are a short drive away. Good train connections to London for further sightseeing opportunities. Beach 150 yards. Shop, pub and restaurant 25 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. All rooms with tiled floor. Steep stairs to first floor: 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Separate toilet. Steep, narrow stairs to second floor: 1 double bedroom. 1 step to bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Wi-fi. Car park 100 yards (at cost). Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Infield

    Pett

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 19582

    Nestling at the end of a sloping path, and down six shallow, wide steps, this holiday property has beautiful countryside views which can be enjoyed from the balcony, as well as its own enclosed garden with access to the owners grounds, which have won a Landscape and Gardens Award by the Sussex Heritage Trust. Surrounded by exceptional bird life and scenic walking country, just 2 miles from the sea. Easy access to Rye, with its quaint streets. Visit Battle and the abbey built by William the Conqueror. Shops 200 yards, pubs 50 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living room with beams, wooden floor and double sofa bed (for alternative sleeping). Dining room with wooden floor/kitchen with tiled floor. Utility room. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Electricity wall heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. DVD and small library. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Small enclosed sloping garden with balcony, summerhouse and furniture. Shared use of owners grounds. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: Unfenced pond within owners grounds.

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  • Spider’s Light

    Hastings

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 30982

    Wonderful sea views from most rooms


    Spider’s Light, as seen in Foyle’s War, is located in the heart of the old town and nestles in the east cliffs with access to Hastings Country Park, and enjoys stunning views of the beach and English Channel. Rumoured to be named after a fisherman who once dwelt in this pretty, converted, end terrace holiday cottage, Spider used to put a light in his window which would guide the fishermen home, and wives would look out from the window to watch for incoming boats. Hastings still has the largest beach launched fishing fleet in Europe and you can also see the iconic black weather-boarded net huts. Look the other way and Hastings old town twinkles at night in front of you and behind is East Hill country park with walks from the doorstep. This provides access to 660 acres of woodland, heath and 5 miles of cliff-tops, also accessible via the steepest funicular railway in Britain. In the summer enjoy a glass of wine on the enclosed decked terrace or after a brisk walk along the seafront in winter, nestle down on the comfortable sofa and batten down the hatches! Visit the remains of Hastings Castle, discover Hastings’ smuggling past deep in the West Hill at St Clement’s Caves and explore the narrow streets and passageways known as twittens in the old town. Jerwood gallery houses 20th and 21st century British Art, is located in the Stade area - the old fishing quarter. If you have time don’t miss Battle Abbey and Camber Sands, offering miles of golden rolling sand dunes, or the National Trust properties in the area. Hastings station has good connections to London for additional sightseeing opportunities. Beach 300 yards. Shop and restaurants 200 yards, pub 50 yards.

    Lower ground floor: Dining room/kitchen with patio doors and tiled floor. Steep stairs to ground floor: Living room. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Steep stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double with additional Z-bed (for child), 1 single.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Decked terrace. Car park 500 yards (at cost). Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Braynesmead Cottage

    Cuckfield, nr. Haywards Heath

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 30827


    Braynesmead cottage was built in the 1480’s and is apparently the oldest building in the village of Cuckfield. Full of character with an inglenook fireplace, low beams and steep creaky stairs. The garden is fully private and enclosed with a summerhouse as well as a raised outside dining area. The village of Cuckfield was on the main London to Brighton coaching route and once boasted 7 pubs and inns as up to 50 coaches a day would stop for accommodation, refreshments and change of horses, but when Haywards Heath was selected for the railway route, Cuckfield has remained unchanged, except there are now only 4 pubs. Cuckfield is said to be one of the prettiest Tudor villages in Britain and has a lot to explore from boutique shops, coffee and tea shops and Ockenden Manor, an Elizabethan manor house with Michelin star restaurant and spa. All 4 pubs serve food from pub grub to fine dining. From the cottage, which sits on the north end of the village, you can access public footpaths to other villages all with pubs serving food and less than 2 hours’ walk through the High Weald countryside. The South Downs National Park is only 20 minutes away at Clayton Windmills where there is parking. There are many historic homes and gardens close by including Wakehurst Place, Nymans Garden NT and only a 20-minute walk across the fields is Borde Hill, a Tudor mansion with 200 acres of gardens and woodland. If golf is your game, Cuckfield Golf Centre is only a ½ mile walk from the cottage which has a 18 hole course overlooking the High Weald, or you can visit Haywards Heath Golf Club, 3½ miles away. There is good shopping within 30 minutes of Cuckfield, with Lewes, Brighton and Horsham, all with their own unique character and boutique shops. Other attractions close by are the Bluebell Steam Railway, Glynbourne and Hickstead for polo or showjumping. Gatwick airport is only 30 minutes away and Haywards Heath railway station, on the main London to Brighton line, is only 3 miles with over 70 trains a day to London Bridge and Victoria Station, both taking around 45 minutes on the fast trains. The train service to Brighton is only 20 minutes. Shop 50 yards, pub and restaurant 220 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with low beams. Kitchen. Shower room with toilet. Steep, turning stairs to first floor: 2 double bedrooms (one with restricted access from both sides).

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with summerhouse, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: 3 steps in garden.

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  • Compton Farm Cottages - The Barn

    Compton, nr. Chichester

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    2
    Ref: 19202

    National Accessible Scheme Mobility Level M3A (refs. 17320 & 19202)

    Converted from former farm buildings, these four holiday properties (two of which have been adapted for the disabled with shower chairs available), are in the Southdowns National Park. Properties 17320 and 17321 command fine views over the surrounding countryside. Situated in the grounds of the family farm (non-working), they are only 100 yards from the village of Compton with village shop and tea room with free wi-fi access. Enjoy peaceful walks along a bridle path leading to the South Downs Way, 2 miles designated as a National Park. The historic cathedral town of Chichester lies 10 miles away, with its cobbled streets adorned with tea rooms and restaurants, and the ornate cathedral. Scenic boat tours can be taken around the harbour. Goodwood and Fontwell races or polo at Cowdray are all within a short drive. Portsmouth, with shopping and leisure facilities, within easy reach. Hawking and falconry days can be arranged, prices on application and must be pre-booked direct with owner. Shop and pub 100 yards.

    Ramp to entrance. Ground floor: Living room with beams and tiled floor/dining room/kitchen. 1 twin bedroom with en-suite shower room with walk-in shower and toilet. First floor: Gallery area with second living room. 1 double bedroom with beams and en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Open fire in living room included. Oil central heating included. Cot. High chair. DVD. Stereo/CD. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Patio garden and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Wheelchair access. National Accessible Scheme Mobility 3A.

    All properties: Electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Sitting-out area and furniture. NB: Small unfenced duck pond opposite drive entrance.

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  • Dell Cottage

    Ringles Cross, nr. Uckfield

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: UKC132


    Located down a private lane, this well thought out cottage, adjoining the owner’s home, overlooks private ancient woodland which guests are free to explore. Keep a look out for owls, deer and badgers, who have made it their home. This delightful holiday property is ideally situated for visiting National Trust Sheffield Park and Gardens, formed through centuries of landscape design with influences of Capability Brown and Humphrey Repton. The parkland was once a deer park and WWII camp, but is now grazed with livestock.
    For fans of steam trains, take a trip on the Bluebell Railway which runs between Sheffield Park and East Grinstead. Enjoy fine dining on the Golden Arrow Pullman recreating the glamorous atmosphere on one of the most famous trains in the world, that once linked London to Paris. Take a trip to Lewes and visit the castle which towers above the medieval streets below. Bring your glad rags, pack up a picnic and head for Glyndbourne, and be spellbound by world-class opera whilst surrounded by the beautiful South Downs.
    Golf courses and horse racing are close by, and carp fishing is available at Framfield Fisheries (at cost). Uckfield station is within easy reach, with links to London Bridge where more sightseeing opportunities are available. Buses also pass the end of the lane and will take you to Eastbourne, Brighton and Royal Tunbridge Wells. There is a leisure centre and cinema just half a mile away. Beach 21 miles. Shop ½ mile, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

    Step to entrance. Ground floor: Living/dining room with French doors. Kitchen. Half landing: Shower room with toilet. First floor: 2 double bedrooms, both with sloping ceiling, one with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower attachment and toilet.

    Gas central heating (underfloor on ground floor), gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. 32" Freeview TV. DVD. Gas cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed courtyard with terrace and furniture. Woodland grounds. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking. No children under 12 years.

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  • Vigoes Holiday Homes - Holly

    Sheffield Park

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: 29896


    These semi-detached holiday properties (refs 29887, 29895, 29896 and W43461) reside in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the glorious Sussex countryside and once part of Vigoes Dairy Farm until the end of the 20th century. Set back from the road, each property has its own individual terrace with furniture, and to the rear of the buildings is a shared grassed area, beyond which is a paddock, an ideal place in which to let off steam, kick a ball around or have a leisurely picnic. Spot deer, the occasional buzzard or the very rare short toed eagle! Walks and cycle routes beckon from the doorstep. See the beautiful Sheffield Park Gardens (NT) where, in the 1700s, Capability Brown was commissioned to landscape the gardens. A glorious feast of red and golds in the autumn and where the national collection of Ghent azaleas can be seen in their full glory in the spring alongside the bluebells. In 1876 the third Earl of Sheffield laid out a cricket pitch where the first ever match against Australia was played in 1884! The Bluebell Railway offers an opportunity to stroll amongst the locomotives in the engine sheds and perhaps spot ‘Stepney’ who appears in the Thomas the Tank Engine books, and of course take a train journey. Stroll through the Ashdown Forest which covers approximately 10 square miles and in fact is not all forest but largely heathland, where cattle and sheep also freely graze for part of the year. It is also famous for the Winnie The Pooh Stories written by AA Milne who lived on the northern edge of the forest with his son Christopher Robin. Attend Glyndebourne, visit the county town of Lewes with its museum, antique shops and brewery, or head to the coast at Brighton or Eastbourne across the South Downs. Horse riding available locally. Good rail connections to London from Haywards Heath for further sightseeing opportunities. Shop 1 mile, pub 1½ miles and restaurant 250 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed (for alternative sleeping)/dining room/kitchen. Wet room with toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

    Oil central heating (underfloor in wet room) included.

    All properties: Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Terrace and furniture. Shared grounds with furniture and paddock. Barbecue. Ample parking. Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Pond 15 yards from parking area.

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  • All Saints

    Hastings

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: UKC133


    Just yards from the beach, this Grade II listed timber cottage makes an ideal base for a holiday in East Sussex. Located in the heart of Hastings old town, with vintage and antique shops, pubs, cafés, restaurants all on the doorstep (many child and pet-friendly). Renowned for its smuggling past, explore the miles of caverns at Smugglers Adventure, deep within the West Hill. Indulge in some first-class fish and chips which couldn’t be fresher and stroll past the iconic net huts. Walk through the underwater tunnel at the Blue Reef Aquarium with snakes and bearded dragons in the reptile area. Hunt for the dinosaur fossils at low tide. Stroll along Hastings Pier and grab some ice cream. Visit the Seaside amusements and arcades or the Source Skate Park for the young and fearless – all within walking distance. Learn about the 1066 story at Hastings Castle, the first of many built by the Normans. Battle Abbey and Rye are both well worth a visit and for miles of golden sand, visit Camber. Good rail connections to London for further sightseeing opportunities. Beach 150 yards. Shop and restaurant 200 yards, pub 50 yards.

    First floor: Living room. Kitchen with dining area. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Second floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 super kingsize bed, 1 twin.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. 42’’ Satellite TV. Bluray. DVD. Induction hobs. Electric oven. Microwave. Blender/Nutribullet. Nespresso machine. Dishwasher. Fridge. Freezer. Wi-fi. Public car parks in close proximity at cost. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • The Quarter House

    Rye

    Grade
    4
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: 25320

    Enjoy stylish beamed surroundings in the heart of the historic centre of Rye in this unusual, converted Grade II listed 2-storey apartment retaining original features, including beams and a working fireplace and dating back to the 1700s. Explore the citadel and view Rye from the top of the church tower; wander the cobbled streets, browse the unusual shops and galleries and take advantage of the myriad of fine restaurants, tea rooms and pubs Rye has to offer. Fine beaches and dinghy sailing nearby, including Camber Sands which offers wind and kite surfing. Shops and restaurants 10 yards, pub 25 yards.

    Stairs to first floor: Living room/dining room/kitchen with wooden floors and beams. Bathroom with shower over Jacuzzi bath and toilet. Steep stairs to second floor: 1 double bedroom plus additional sleeping area with double futon.

    Open fire in living room. Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. Satellite TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Access to freezer. Wi-fi. Parking (150 yards, £1.50 per day). No smoking.

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  • Windsor Cottage

    Steyning

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: PEEQ

    This unique and beautifully presented, quaint 1740s, corner holiday cottage is steeped in character. It is conveniently located on the corner of a busy high street in the heart of the delightful market town of Steyning, 100 yards from various amenities, restaurants, and bordered by the glorious South Downs National Park, access to which is only 100 yards from the door. Formerly the town’s sweet shop, this charming cottage is one of a pair and has many features such as an exposed flint wall in the living room, a wood-burning stove, sloping ceilings and beams. Steyning leisure centre and indoor pool is close by as well as many NT homes and gardens. Brighton, Arundel, Worthing and Chichester are within easy driving distance. Shops 100 yards, pub 50 yards.

    Living room with piano and wood-burning stove. Two steps up to kitchen/dining room with tiled floor. Two steps up to bathroom with Victorian roll-top bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Steep stairs to first floor: Two double bedrooms, one with 5ft zip and link bed, TV and en-suite shower room. Separate toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Two TVs
    • Videos
    • DVD
    • Radio/CD/iPod dock
    • Piano
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • No garden
    • Roadside parking
    • No smoking

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  • The Lodge

    Goose Green, Pulborough

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: PFFG

    This beautifully presented, detached holiday cottage makes an ideal retreat surrounded by countryside within the extensive grounds of the owner’s home. Approached by a long drive with geese to one side, The Lodge is tastefully and stylishly furnished throughout. Many scenic walks abound, including the glorious South Downs. Locally, try fishing, horse riding, golf or bird watching at RSPB Pulborough. Discover Petworth House (NT) and gardens, Nymans, racing at Goodwood, Hickstead or Fontwell. Chichester, with Goodwood House, festival theatre and cathedral, Arundel with Wild Fowl and Wetlands Trust and historic castle. Worthing beach is only 11 miles away, or Brighton, half an hour. Shops 2 miles, pub ½ mile.

    Open-plan living/dining room with feature fire surround, French doors to decked area, wood-effect floor and well-equipped kitchen area. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed and TV. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Electricity, central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Cot
    • High chair
    • Two TVs
    • Video
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Large, shared garden with furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (2 cars)
    • No smoking

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  • The Swift

    East Wittering

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    2
    Ref: 26243

    The Swift is a delightful, detached, two bedroom bungalow situated on a quiet residential private road. It is a 4-minute stroll to the excellent East Wittering beach which is popular with walkers, sun bathers and wind surfers alike. There are shops very close to The Swift and an excellent selection of restaurants, pubs and cafés are all within short walking distance. Chichester is 10 minutes’ drive, with its cathedral, festival theatre and harbour boat trips. There is also excellent walking on the nearby South Downs and birdwatching at Pagham Nature Reserve. Shop, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with toilet. Games room.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freesat TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Ample parking. Games room with pool table/table tennis/football table. No smoking.

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