Cottages in Sussex

Sussex has something for everyone, whether you want to be part of the action in Brighton or to witness history with a trip to ancient battlegrounds such as Hastings, Battle, and Rye. Take time to explore the national parks and exotic gardens or stroll through the bluebell woods, ideal for romantic days out. Sussex is a county of rich landscapes from the white cliffs of the Seven Sisters to the rolling South Downs and Weald. The county embraces everything from popular coastal resorts at Bognor Regis, Eastbourne and historic Hastings to the cathedral town of Chichester and Lewes, which is still dominated by its Norman castle. It's such a diverse county that you're never short of finding something to do, from walking and cycling the Downs to re-living history lessons at Roman Fishbourne and Chichester, before relaxing in a cosy country pub with a local beer and some great food, then head back for a well-deserved rest in your cottage in Sussex.

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Inspiration of things to see and do in our holiday cottages in Sussex

Sussex, in Southern England, offers a diverse range of attractions, from historic landmarks to natural beauty. Here are the top five things to see and do in Sussex:

  1. Brighton: Visit the vibrant seaside city of Brighton, known for its pebble beach, iconic Brighton Pier, and eclectic cultural scene. Explore the quirky shops in the Lanes, enjoy the lively atmosphere of the seafront, and visit the Royal Pavilion, an extravagant former royal residence with stunning Indo-Saracenic architecture.

  2. Arundel Castle: Discover the medieval Arundel Castle, located in the town of Arundel. The castle has been the seat of the Duke of Norfolk for over 850 years and offers visitors the chance to explore its magnificent rooms, and gardens, and enjoy sweeping views of the surrounding countryside.

  3. Seven Sisters Cliffs: Take in the breathtaking views of the Seven Sisters, a series of iconic chalk cliffs along the Sussex coast. You can hike the South Downs Way or enjoy coastal walks to admire the dramatic scenery and spot wildlife in the area.

  4. Chichester: Visit the historic cathedral city of Chichester, home to Chichester Cathedral, which boasts stunning architecture and an impressive art collection. Explore the city's Roman history at the Novium Museum or take a stroll along the ancient city walls.

  5. Petworth House and Park: Explore Petworth House, an opulent stately home with a vast art collection, including works by artists such as J.M.W. Turner and Van Dyck. The surrounding Petworth Park, landscaped by Capability Brown, is perfect for leisurely walks.

Bonus: Glyndebourne Festival Opera: If you're a fan of opera and classical music, consider attending a performance at the world-famous Glyndebourne Festival Opera, located in East Sussex. The festival, held annually during the summer, offers top-notch opera performances in a stunning countryside setting.