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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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  • Breedsmoor Cottage

    Ore, Hastings

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: W42374

    Excellent touring base

    Situated in Ore village, a residential area on the outskirts of Hastings, this holiday property is just a 10 minute drive to the beach, with local shops, pubs and restaurants within walking distance. On the other side of Ore is access to the Hastings Country Park with 3 miles of cliffs and coastline to explore. Venture into the old town of Hastings where the drama ’Foyles War’ was filmed, and see the Stade and the famous black weather boarded net huts. Visit Hastings Castle, experience an undersea safari in a tropical ocean through a transparent underwater tunnel or join ’Hairy Jack’ through acres of underground caverns. Shop, pub and restaurant 0.25 mile, beach 2 miles

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

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. DVD. CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden with furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: Two steps down to garden.

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  • Laybrook Farmhouse - The Old Stables

    Thakeham, nr. Pulborough

    Grade
    4
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: W43943

    This delightful Grade II listed barn has been sympathetically converted into two holiday properties - a first floor studio and a spacious ground floor apartment. They have been cleverly designed to accentuate the historic features, yet offer a light and airy feel. Formerly stables which would have housed 5 horses during the 19th century, their origins date back to medieval times. Many of the original features still remain, such as the wooden hayrack supports and the sandstone walls. Set next to the owner’s home, in an equestrian setting with horses in stables, this is a beautiful, peaceful, rural location.
    The Hayloft (ref W43942) is accessed by an external staircase, and is a compact studio with high vaulted ceiling.
    The Old Stable (ref W43943) is a larger ground floor property, with a spacious double bedroom. The open plan kitchen/dining room has a feature stone wall and full width patio doors, which fold open to maximise the superb views across the paddock. The enclosed courtyard garden leads from the kitchen, with sitting-out area and barbecue, the ideal spot to enjoy al-fresco dining, or an aperitif in the warmer months.
    Laybrook Farmhouse is close to Thakeham which has a charming pub serving good food, and is a scenic walking area, being part of the South Downs National Park. West Chiltington is nearby, as are many other pretty historic villages and churches. Arundel, with its castle is about a 20-minute drive, and there are various beaches to visit, including Worthing and Brighton, which are within a ½ hour drive. There are lovely walks over the renowned reserve to the RSPB centre at Wiggonholt. Also within easy reach and worth a visit is Chichester, with its beautiful ornate cathedral and famous Goodwood Races for horse or motor racing, Fontwell racecourse and Polo at Midhurst. Other places of interest nearby include Petworth House and Gardens, Parham House (NT), The Weald and Downland open-air museum, and the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, which is ideal for bird-watchers. Water sports such as windsurfing and kitesurfing can be found at the south coastal seaside resorts. Other outdoor pursuits in the area are horse riding, fishing, walking and cycling. Beach 15 miles. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    All on ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed. Dining room/kitchen with patio doors and tiled floors. 1 double (6ft zip and link, can be twin) bedroom.

    Gas included. Gas hob. Washing machine. Enclosed garden patio with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue.

    Both properties: Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric hob. Microwave. Use of owner’s freezer. Wi-fi. Parking (1 car). Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Rosemary Cottage

    Houghton Bridge, nr. Arundel

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 30265

    This charming, period holiday cottage provides an ideal homely base for discovering the locality. Situated next door to a traditional country pub serving real ales and good food, it is in a scenic area within the heart of the South Downs National Park, alongside the meandering River Arun, with plenty of scenic riverside and country walks. Visit the Amberley Chalk Pit Museum and station, which is behind the cottage. Arundel Castle is close by and the seaside resorts of Worthing and Brighton with plentiful attractions are within easy reach. Chichester with Goodwood and Fontwell racecourses and its cathedral, is within a 20-minute drive. Beach 8 miles. Shop 1 mile, pub and restaurant 20 yards.

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

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer (in outhouse). Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Lawned garden and furniture. Parking (3 cars). No smoking.

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  • Castlemans Stables - Castlemans Stable West

    Sedlescombe

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    2
    Ref: PPPR


    These two stylishly converted, single-storey holiday barns (refs PPPR and PPPS) are in a delightful rural setting with glorious views and footpaths from the door across the countryside. Within walking distance of the picturesque village of Sedlescombe with a village green, a historic friendly pub and good local shop. The market town of Battle with its abbey and 1066 battlefield is approximately 4 miles. Hastings, 7 miles, has a beach-launched fishing fleet and the iconic black weather boarded fishing net huts. Explore St Clement’s caves and unravel their smuggling past. The golden beaches and sand dunes at Camber and the medieval cobbled, Cinque Port town of Rye are easily accessible. Explore castles nearby including the moated Bodiam Castle and Gardens, and Sissinghurst Castle, or take a trip on the Kent and East Sussex Steam Railway. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    Living room with wood-burning stove, flagstone floor and French doors to decked terrace. Kitchen/dining area with flagstone floor. Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Twin bedroom with door to terrace. Bathroom with toilet and tiled floor.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot and high chair on request
    • Three Freeview TVs
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Shared washing machine and tumble dryer (in external utility)
    • Wi-fi
    • Decked terrace with furniture
    • Shared courtyard and paddock
    • Barbecue
    • Ample parking
    • Welcome pack
    • Pets free of charge
    • No smoking
    • Ground floor facilities.

    Note: The Nook, ref PNNW may be booked with Castlemans Stables, refs PPPR and PPPS (100 yards) to sleep up to 10 people.

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  • Stable Cottage

    Broad Oak, Rye

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    2
    Ref: W41887

    Excellent views and walks

    These single-storey, semi-detached stable conversions, with fenced front gardens, nestle in countryside only ¼ mile from the road and are part of Chitcombe Farm which affords glorious views across the Tillingham Valley. The farm has been part of the Chitcombe Estate for over 100 years, but is now an independent unit of 100 acres dedicated to totally organic farming with horses and sheep. The sheep are grazed on a rotational basis and at times in the summer, the fields are rested for grass management. During your holiday, guests are welcome to walk the farm along with the plethora of footpaths. Children and pets are made to feel very welcome. Should you tire of the countryside, the bustling historic Cinque Port town of Rye is close by with its curiosity tea shops and galleries. Miles of golden sands await you at Camber - take a ride on the vintage Kent and East Sussex steam railway. Shops, pub and restaurant 1¼ miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin (2ft 6in for children), both with beams and en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Both properties: Oil central heating and electricity included (£20per week October-April). Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry facilities. Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture. Grounds. Parking (2 cars).

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  • Oast Cottage

    Herstmonceux, nr. Hailsham

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: W43650


    Situated in a tiny hamlet adjoining the owner’s oast, this well-presented holiday cottage with an enclosed, secluded courtyard garden, makes an ideal base from which to explore the glorious Sussex countryside. The village of Herstmonceux is just ½ a mile away and has pubs and a restaurant. Herstmonceux Castle and gardens are close by and are home to the Observatory Science Centre, offering both adults and children some hands-on science, amongst the domes and telescopes of a world famous astronomical observatory. See the beautiful 7-acre gardens at Michelham Priory, or visit Rudyard Kipling’s home at Batemans (NT), and Charleston, home to the Bloomsbury set. The beach is can be reached within 8 miles at either Eastbourne or Cooden. Trains can be boarded via Polegate, giving access to Brighton or London for additional sightseeing. Golf and fishing are available locally, and walks and cycle paths emanate from the front door. Beach 8 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. Sun room with French doors. First floor: 2 double bedrooms (one 5ft zip and link, can be twin). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Two Freeview TVs (one 27’’, one 24’’). DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Laundry service by arrangement. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed courtyard and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • The Salterns - Number 1

    Chichester Marina

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: UKC549

    In a stunning location overlooking the boats, yachts and calm sheltered waters of Chichester Harbour, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, these contemporary holiday apartments offer a sumptuous relaxing retreat for couples or small families. Beautifully designed, these stylish apartments have been carefully coordinated and boast excellent quality furnishings. They offer a light and airy, spacious retreat for the discerning guest. Pontoon hire is available by arrangement for those with a boat to moor in the award-winning marina, set in the beauty of a natural harbour and picturesque countryside.

    Discover the myriad of quaint anchorages and villages dotted along The Salterns Way, or follow the canal path to historic Chichester close by. Excellent scenic walking can be enjoyed in the South Downs National Park, where many birds and other wildlife can be spotted. After sitting out and enjoying the relaxing view, why not head over to the popular on-site bistro, or enjoy a boat tour around the harbour? There is also an on-site shop for your convenience. There are many places to visit nearby, including the popular golden stretch of sandy beach at West Wittering, less than a 10-minute drive, or Chichester in the opposite direction, with its ornate cathedral, Festival Theatre, leisure facilities and racecourses at Goodwood and Fontwell. Chichester also has an 18-hole golf course, as well as footgolf and pitch and putt.

    For further sightseeing opportunities, the nearby train station offers services to London, which can be reached in approximately 1½ hours. Slightly further afield are Petworth House, Parham House, Goodwood House, Arundel Castle, West Dean Gardens, Uppark House, Denmans Garden and Stansted Park. Marwell Zoo with Peppa Pig World makes for a fantastic family day out, as well as the Royal Navy Submarine Museum, ‘Explosion’ Museum of Naval Firepower, HMS Rose and HMS Victory at Southampton and Portsmouth, both renowned for their large shopping outlets and plenty of entertainment. From here, ferry trips are available to the Isle of Wight. Beach 5 miles. Shop 250 yards, pub ½ mile, restaurant 200 yards.

    All on the ground floor.
    Open plan living space: With wooden floor.
    Living area:
    With Freeview TV, iPad, Sonos speaker and French doors leading to patio.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer.
    Bedroom 1: With super kingsize bed, Freeview TV and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
    Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed.
    Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.

    Enclosed patio area with garden furniture. Bike store.

    All properties: Electric central heating (underfloor in bathrooms and shower rooms), electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Welcome pack. Pontoon available on request. Private parking for 1 car. 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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  • Stay in the Heart of Brighton - Astra Apartment

    Brighton

    Grade
    4
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: 31192

    Enjoy views out to sea and across the city rooftops of Brighton, known for its mix of seaside and Regency elegance, from the spacious balconies of these two light, airy, seafront apartments (refs 31192 and 31193). The holiday apartments make an ideal, well-equipped base for a break in this vibrant and colourful city, where restaurants, bars and clubs are easily accessed. Located in buildings 50 yards apart, Astra (ref 31192) is a sixth floor apartment and Bella Vista (ref 31193) is on the eighth floor, situated above a hotel which has a restaurant and bar, and from which guests can take advantage of the 24 hour room service. A shopper’s paradise, search the famous Brighton Lanes, once the heart of the fishing quarter, for a vintage bargain or sparkling piece of jewellery. Visit the spectacular seaside palace of the Prince Regent, George IV, and the Sea Life Centre, or take a trip on a glass-bottomed boat at the oldest operating aquarium in the world. Stroll along Brighton Pier and indulge in some fish and chips, or take a ride on the Brighton Wheel. Hire bikes, go to the races, play golf or simply dip your toes in the water and watch the world go by. Brighton is also surrounded by glorious, rolling, Sussex countryside, offering a plethora of vineyards and historical houses and gardens to visit. Brighton train station also provides good connections to London. Beach opposite. Refs 31192 and 31193 can be booked together to accommodate up to 10 guests. Shop within 25 yards, pub and restaurant within 20 yards.

    All on sixth floor: Living room with double sofa bed and French doors/dining room with wooden floor. Kitchen. 1 double (6ft zip and link, can be twin) bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating (October-March) and oil heaters (all year) included. Dishwasher.

    Both properties: Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Balcony and furniture. On road parking. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Vigoes Holiday Homes - Silver

    Sheffield Park

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: 29887


    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 (National Trust) 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. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

    Oil central heating included. Microwave.

    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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  • Compton Farm Cottages - The Bull Pen

    Compton, nr. Chichester

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    2
    Ref: 17320

    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.

    All on ground floor: Living room with beams and French doors. Dining room/kitchen with beams and French doors. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin with en-suite walk-in shower room and toilet. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Open fire in living room included. Oil central heating included. Cot. High chair. Stereo/CD. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Small enclosed garden. Parking (2 cars). 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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