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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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  • Castlemans Stables - Castlemans Stable East

    Sedlescombe

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    2
    Ref: PPPS


    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 area. 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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  • Spithandle Nursery Barn - The Old Packhouse

    Steyning

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    2
    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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  • Riding Cottage

    Broad Oak, Rye

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    2
    Ref: W41886

    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: 2 steps to 1 double, 1 twin, 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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  • Sea View

    Hastings

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 29944


    A well-thought-out, semi-detached holiday bungalow offering good-sized living accommodation in an elevated position on the edge of Hastings. It has a greenhouse in the garden, and from the terrace you can actually glimpse the sea as you stand up to reposition your deckchair! Situated on bus routes for easy access to the centre of this medieval Cinque Port and you can experience for yourself the relationship that the town has with the ocean and see the largest beach launched fishing fleet in Europe, despite the decline in the fishing industry. The old town offers interesting book shops, vintage clothes, tea rooms and antiques. Although The Battle of Hastings in 1066 took place a few miles down the road at Battle Abbey, the ruins of William the Conqueror’s first English Castle still stands on the cliffs overlooking the sea in Hastings. Just along the coast is the Cinque Port of Rye; here you can explore where E. F. Benson’s ’Mapp and Lucia’ was filmed. Visit the Rye Harbour Nature Reserve and then continue to Camber and stroll along the glorious miles of sand dunes. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living room with wooden floor/dining room with French doors/kitchen. Conservatory/utility room. 2 double bedrooms, (one 5ft zip and link adjustable bed, controls available on request), can be twin). Wet room with raised toilet and hand rails. Separate toilet.

    Gas woodburner in living room included. Gas central heating, electricity, gas, bed linen and towels included. Two Freeview TVs. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi.Telephone-emergency and incoming calls only. Lawned garden with terrace and furniture. Parking (3 cars). No smoking. NB: Netted fish pond in garden.

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  • The Peacock Barn

    Burwash

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: PTTJ


    Nestling in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, The Peacock Barn is a single-storey, detached, barn conversion. It has been thoughtfully converted to a high standard and enjoys far reaching rural views. A peaceful haven from the hustle and bustle of everyday life surrounded by 80 acres of working farmland with sheep, horses and of course, a resident peacock! The property is accessed from Burwash village via a half mile lane and maintained track, with a 15th-century pub at the village end of the lane, serving local ales and good food, which makes for an enjoyable walk. There are miles of walking opportunities directly from the farm. Burwash itself is steeped in history and was a notorious spot for smugglers and highwaymen in the 18th and 19th centuries. The pretty, weather-boarded high street is a conservation area, and Bateman’s mansion, a fine example of Jacobean architecture, is just outside the main village. It was once owned by Rudyard Kipling and is now open to the public (NT). Battle Abbey lies 9 miles to the south east, Bodiam Castle, (also NT) with its fairytale moat, is 8 miles to the east. Enjoy a trip on the Kent and East Sussex steam railway which runs from Bodiam to Tenterden, known as ’The Jewel in the Weald’, through 101/2 miles of beautiful Kent and Sussex countryside. Fishing, cycling and water sports can be enjoyed at Bewl Water, and the many award-winning local vineyards are an enjoyable day out. Camber Sands near Rye is a magnificent beach or discover the beaches at Hastings and Bexhill. Discover Bedgebury, not only offering the pinetum but also Go Ape too. The owner lives on site for your convenience and the parking is in the cottage grounds. Beach 15 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 1/2 mile.

    Living/dining room with wood-burning stove, open to well-equipped kitchen, all with wooden floors. Double bedroom with 6ft zip & link bed (can be twin). Further double bedroom with 5ft bed. Bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter at cost
    • Electricity, full underfloor gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Cot
    • High chair
    • 32" Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • iPod dock
    • Bluetooth speaker
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Enclosed shingle garden with terrace and furniture
    • Barbecue
    • 80-acre natural farmland with sheep and horses
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Cycle store
    • Welcome pack
    • Pets welcome (working farm, sheep country)
    • No smoking
    • Ground floor facilities

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  • Rushfields Barn

    Poynings, nr. Brighton

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: P30

    Standing within its own enclosed garden and enjoying fine countryside views, this detached single-storey barn has been completely renovated and furnished throughout. It is located in the grounds of a garden centre (with on-site farm shop and café with wi-fi), and a bus runs to Brighton, 20 minutes away, from the bus stop outside. This bustling seaside resort has numerous attractions, including the opulent Royal Pavilion. Nestling at the foot of the undulating South Downs, the holiday property also enjoys nearby access to excellent scenic walks. Other places of interest nearby include Leonardslee Gardens, Devils Dyke, Glyndbourne, Wakehurst Place and NT Nymans Gardens. Excellent pubs serving food locally. Shops 4 miles.

    Beamed living/dining room with wood-burning stove, French doors to patio and modern kitchen area. Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    Wood-burning stove – fuel included. Electricity, full central heating and bed linen included. Travel cot. TV. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (for 2cars). No smoking. Ground floor facilities.

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  • Stable Cottage

    Littlehampton, nr. Arundel

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: UKC18


    This attractive, detached former stables, adjacent to the owner’s large house, has been carefully converted to provide a comfortable and welcoming holiday home, suitable for couples or families. It is an ‘upside down’ style house, with the living/dining room and kitchen on the first floor, where high ceilings and plenty of windows give a light, airy, and spacious feel, and there are lovely views over fields to the rear and Arundel Castle in the distance. The ground floor comprises of two bedrooms, a family bathroom and large en-suite shower room. There are lovely shared gardens to meander around, extending to nearly 2 acres of lawns, with vegetable patches, seating areas and a small pond.
    This area is a great touring and sightseeing base, it is close to historic Arundel with its castle, cathedral, wild fowl and wetlands, restaurants, pubs, inns, book shops, antique shops and cafes. The South Downs National Park, Chichester cathedral, Goodwood House and Races (Festival of Speed and The Revival), Fontwell horse racing, and the beaches of Littlehampton and Worthing are all close by, while the sandy beach at West Wittering is approximately ½ hours’ drive.
    National Trust homes and gardens such as West Dean, Nymans, Woolbeding, Parham Park, Petworth House and Gardens, Midhurst with polo matches at Cowdray, are all within easy driving distance, as are the cosmopolitan cities of Brighton to the east and Portsmouth to the west. Beach 3 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 300 yards.

    Ground floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, (6ft zip and link, can be twin), with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin (zip and link can be 6ft double). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen.

    Gas ’coal-effect’ fire in living room included. Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Wi-fi. Shared lawned 2 acre garden with seating areas. Sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Small pond in garden, 150 yards.

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  • Mount Pleasant Barn

    Chalvington, nr. Lewes

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: 30520


    Nestling on the edge of the South Downs on a rural 100-acre working sheep and grass farm, this detached, holiday barn conversion offers character features throughout and makes an ideal base from which to explore the area, with the South Downs National Park within easy reach. There are direct footpaths through the farm for walking and cycling. Mount Pleasant Barn is situated on the Vanguard Way, part of a 66 mile walk, with the stretch from Chalvington to Newhaven offering views of the Litlington White Horse carved on the chalk hillside, the Cuckmere River and breathtaking views of the iconic Seven Sisters on the Sussex coast. Visit Charleston Farmhouse, associated with The Bloomsbury Group and was also the country home of Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant. Other sights of interest include The Monks House at Rodmell, home to Virginia Woolf (National Trust) and Berwick Church, which is Grade I listed and contains original murals and paintings by The Bloomsbury Group. Discover Middle Farm which promotes the excellence of British farming and offers a range of family activities or Blackberry Farm where riding lessons are also offered. Visit Brighton, Eastbourne, Seaford and Ashdown Forest, all within a short drive. For transport links, Berwick Station is a 10-minute drive and provides good access to London and the Gatwick Express, there are also trains to Eastbourne and Brighton. Lewes is also nearby and is a popular tourist town linked with London. Bike hire and canoe hire for exploring the River Cuckmere are available locally. Beach 12 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with beams and tiled floors. 2 double bedrooms, one (5ft zip and link) with en-suite wet room and toilet. Bathroom with toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Biomass underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. 32" Freeview TV. DVD. Induction hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Courtyard with terrace and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Jasmine Cottage

    Beddingham, nr. Lewes

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 30503

    Built to a good standard, these adjoining holiday cottages in the owners’ grounds are situated in the tiny village of Beddingham, which lies in the South Downs just off the Lewes to Eastbourne road (which although convenient, can be busy). The view to one side of the cottage is that of Mount Caburn, which is one of the highest landmarks in East Sussex and is the home of an Iron Age fort! Both cottages have wheelchair access to the ground floor rooms. Lewes, 2½ miles, is dominated by the ruins of a great Norman castle and boasts twisting medieval streets and tiny twittens. The port of Newhaven lies on the land with the shortest sea route between London and Paris and Seaford is a quiet, informal holiday resort from where Seaford Head, The Seven Sisters Country Park, Beachy Head and the village of Alfriston can all be visited. Glyndebourne and the outdoor opera, 2 miles. Drusillas Zoo Park, Charleston - the home of the artists Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant and rural bolt hole for the Bloomsbury group, Firle Place and Newhaven Fort are all a short drive. Eastbourne, 12 miles, Brighton 10 miles. Free coarse fishing 200 yards (rod licence required). Shop 1½ miles, pub 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with wooden floor. 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 1 twin bedroom.

    Both properties: Electric central heating included (£30per week, £20 per short break November-March). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden and furniture. Barbecue. Fishing 200 yards (licence required). Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Oystercatchers

    Camber

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 28266

    Tucked away in the corner of a little terrace, Oystercatchers holiday cottage is set in a charming fisherman’s style village overlooking a peaceful garden area, yet within walking distance of the rolling sand dunes at Camber. Close to Rye Harbour Nature Reserve offering bird watching opportunities on the shingle ridges, saltmarsh and lagoons. Cycle to the Cinque Port town of Rye, sample fresh fish from the quay or a cream tea. Golf at Lydd or book a kite surfing or buggying lesson with the Kitesurf Centre or through the owner. Ideal for exploring the Sussex coast. Shop 250 yards, pub and restaurant 150 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Utility room. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Electricity flame-effect fire in living room included. Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. DVD and library. Book library. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Small sitting-out area and furniture. Shared fenced sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). Portable barbecue. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Reysons Barn

    Brede, nr. Rye

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: PJJP

    Situated in the owners’ 3½ acres of grounds with its own drive and on the edge of a small orchard is this converted thatched barn, all on one level (a wheelchair can be provided if required). An ideal holiday base for animal lovers as the owners also keep sheep and poultry. Further afield explore the footpath across the marshes to Camber Castle built by Henry VIII. Just 5 miles from the Cinque Port town of Rye, where visitors can browse or shop amongst the enchanting cobbled streets and see the beautiful preserved houses from medieval, Tudor and Georgian times. Swimming can be enjoyed at Camber Sands, Winchelsea beach or the indoor pool at Rye. Shops and pubs 1 mile.

    Open-plan living/dining room/kitchen with natural slate floor. Two bedrooms, one double, one twin. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Cot
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • TV
    • DVD
    • Radio/CD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Access to freezer
    • Terrace with furniture
    • Use of owners’ 3½-acre grounds by arrangement
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • No smoking
    • Ground floor facilities
    • NB: Fenced pond in grounds

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  • Seacrest View Cottage

    Hastings

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 30961


    Residing on the outskirts of Hastings, one of the five Cinque Ports, and enjoying an elevated position, is this stylish, terraced holiday home. From the first floor bedroom window at the rear of the property, you can see the sea in the distance and on a good day Beachy Head. Ideally placed for heading into the historical Old Town of Hastings, just a 10-minute drive, or why not catch the bus which stops a couple of minutes away. The Old Town, with its half-timbered buildings and narrow passageways known as ’twittens’, offers restaurants, cafés and antique shops to browse. Visit the Shipwreck Museum and Blue Reef Aquarium, or see the iconic, black net huts and the caves deep in the West Hill, and discover Hastings’ smuggling past. In the other direction, don’t miss Battle Abbey, built by William the Conqueror as a penance, ordered by the Pope as a result of the battle fought between William Duke of Normandy and the Saxon King Harold, England’s would be rulers, on the 14th October 1066. Explore the golden sand dunes at Camber or the cobbled market town of Rye, featured in the television adaptation of E.F. Benson’s 1930s comedy drama, Mapp and Lucia. When you return to the property, soak up the last rays of sunshine on the decked terrace in your south-westerly facing garden, where you can plan another exciting day’s activities. Beach 2 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living room with French doors/dining room with wooden floors. Kitchen with tiled floor. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 double bedrooms (one 6ft zip and link). Bathroom with shower over bath, shower attachment and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden with terrace and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: 4 steps to garden.

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