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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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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0

This beautifully appointed former village hall is located along the village road, almost next door to the renowned Millstream Hotel with fine dining, and within 300 yards of Bosham’s picturesque harbour, tea room, medieval church, arts and crafts emporium and pub/restaurant. Skillfully converted offering a tastefully styled, modern, light and spacious open-plan living room with a high vaulted ceiling and balcony area. The sitting-out area (accessed via a stable door) opens directly onto the trickling stream, which runs along the rear of the property. Chichester with its cathedral and theatre, racing at Goodwood, naval Portsmouth and Arundel Castle all within easy reach. Shop 1 mile, pub 300 yards.

Spacious, open-plan living/dining room and kitchen with breakfast area and stable door to sitting-out area. Utility with toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed, TV and en-suite bathroom with TV, shower over Jacuzzi bath and toilet. Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

  • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Three Freeview TVs (one 3D)
  • DVD
  • CD
  • iPod dock
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Sitting-out area with furniture
  • Roadside parking 50 yards
  • Welcome pack
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Unfenced stream, 5 yards

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£460-£903
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Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Hunsters Ref: 23787

In a very convenient location, close to the centre of the beautiful historic town of Chichester along a residential road with its own parking, Hunsters makes a perfect destination for discovering the many attractions within the area. Having been lovingly refurbished throughout, this attractive property has been interior designed using extremely good standards of furnishings, carefully co-ordinated to create a warm and homely ambience. Within 5 minutes walk, you can be in the heart of Chichester, with pedestrianised shopping, plentiful restaurants, pubs and cafés. Also nearby is the leisure centre with gym and indoor pool, cinema complex and festival theatre and Goodwood and Fontwell races. Within easy reach are West Wittering beach (10 minutes drive), the picturesque sailing village of Bosham, Arundel with its historic castle, antique shops and Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, Pagham Nature Reserve, nautical Portsmouth with Spinnaker Tower, extensive shopping with designer outlets, waterside dining, day trips to the Isle of Wight and HMS Victory and Mary Rose. The glorious South Downs - excellent for walkers, harbour tours, golf, sailing and cycling can all be enjoyed locally. NT Homes such as Goodwood House, Uppark, Weald and Downland Museum, Petworth House West Dean Gardens are worthy of a visit. Also within driving distance are bustling Brighton and Worthing. Shops 600 yards, pubs 400 yards.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/office area/kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (6ft), 1 twin (zip and link). Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, shower attachment and toilet.

Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD and small library. CD and small library. Range. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Broadband connection. Enclosed patio and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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£516-£1022
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Cider Cottage Ref: PPAA

Accessed via a single track lane and nestled amongst converted farm buildings on a 300-acre organic working beef farm, this holiday cottage is a detached, single-storey barn conversion which boasts a vaulted ceiling. It lies in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with abundant walks from the doorstep in this popular part of East Sussex. Visit Battle Abbey, the cobbled streets of the Cinque Port of Rye and the smugglers’ caves at Hastings. There are many NT properties and gardens in the area including Sissinghurst, Great Dixter, Scotney Castle and Wakehurst Place. Shop and pub 2 miles.

Open-plan beamed living/dining room with wood-burning stove, oak floor and well-equipped kitchen area. Double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite wet room with toilet. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove - fuel included
  • Electricity, full underfloor electric central heating, bed linen, towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • TV
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine (bathroom)
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer (outbuilding)
  • Wi-fi
  • Enclosed garden, terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Footpaths on farm
  • Parking (for 2 cars)
  • Welcome pack
  • No smoking
  • Ground floor facilities
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Lake 50 yards, river and pond in owner’s grounds

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£332-£786
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
9
Bedrooms
3
Pets
2

Originally built around 1860, but was demolished during the hurricane of 1987 and rebuilt in 1989, (retaining many original beams) the holiday property stands detached in 2½ acres of the owner’s land, with an area of natural garden for guests’ sole use. The coast is within 3 miles and Rye is 7 miles away. Shops 3 miles, pub 1 mile.

Tiled entrance hall leading to living room with full-size snooker table, French door to patio/garden, and well-equipped kitchen/dining room with door to patio/garden. Twin (zip & link) bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet with tiled floor. First floor: Galleried landing area. Double bedroom (5ft) with two additional single separated by drapes (each for +1) and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower, toilet and tiled floor. Double bedroom (5ft) with additional single separated by drapes (for +1) and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Beamed throughout.

  • Electricity, full NSH, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • TV
  • DVD (small library)
  • Stereo/CD (small library)
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Patio with garden furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Parking (for 4 cars)
  • No smoking
  • Wheelchair access
  • NB: Unfenced pond on owners’ grounds

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£620-£1480
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2
The Hide Away Ref: PJJF

Ideally located for touring, walking or a tranquil break, this contemporary, well presented, converted loft is positioned within the grounds of the owners’ cottage. A delightful, rural location set within
4 acres of land designated an AONB nestling within the peaceful setting of the Sussex High Weald. Many National Trust properties and gardens can be found locally, plus Wakehurst Place, Leonardslee Gardens, the Bluebell Railway, Brighton, Hickstead Showground and Lewes. The local restaurant/pub is just under a mile away with many charming pubs in the surrounding villages. Discover scenic walks directly from the property. The South Downs, coastal paths and Ashdown Forest are all within easy reach. Shops 3 miles, pub 1 mile.

External stairs to first floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with wood-burning stove and oak floor. Double bedroom with 5ft bed and TV. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove - fuel included
  • Electricity, electric central heating (underfloor in bathroom), bed linen and towels included
  • Two Freesat TVs
  • DVD
  • Stereo/CD
  • iPod dock
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Wi-fi
  • Secluded lawned garden, decked balcony
  • Barbecue
  • 4 acres of shared grounds
  • Parking (2 cars)
  • No smoking
  • NB: Slopes, unfenced pond and stream in grounds

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£372-£681
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0
Stable Cottage Ref: P81

Converted to a high standard, this Grade II listed, 17th-century beamed barn is located on a 500-acre arable and sheep farm, just 4 miles from the historic cinque port of Rye with its cobbled streets and antique shops. Standing detached, the property has oak floors and French doors opening onto an enclosed decked terrace, which makes the perfect place in which to relax in the evenings. Ideally placed for visiting the local vineyards at Biddenden and Seddlescombe, there are also many beautiful gardens to tour, including Sissinghurst, Great Dixter, Pashley Manor and Scotney Castle. Bodiam moated castle 10 miles. Tenterden 8 miles. Shop 1 mile.

Beamed living/dining room with oak floors and French doors to decked terrace. Beamed modern fitted kitchen with oak units. Double bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower, toilet and tiled floor.

  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • TV
  • DVD (small library)
  • Stereo/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer space (on request)
  • Enclosed decked terrace and furniture
  • 300-acre grounds
  • Barbecue
  • Parking (for 2 cars)
  • No smoking
  • Ground floor facilities
  • Friday to Friday

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£327-£585
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
Pit Stop Ref: 27576

Less than 10 minutes stroll to the unspoilt shingle and sandy beach, shops, restaurants, wine bar and cafés, this delightful terraced property with Art Deco inspirations forms part of the renovated Grade II listed 1930’s petrol station, making this a tastefully styled holiday home. East Preston is a charming, friendly village and an ideal touring base. The South Downs are nearby and within easy reach are NT homes, the cathedral city of Chichester, Goodwood Races, Arundel Castle and Brighton. Shop, pub and restaurant ¼ mile.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Wooden floors throughout. Separate toilet. Partially open-tread stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet, 1 twin (zip and link) with en-suite shower room and toilet.

Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Two Freeview TVs. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Sitting-out area overlooking communal garden. Parking (1 car). Welcome pack. Pet free of charge. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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£325-£1205
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
2

Explore the East Sussex and Kent countryside

Envelop yourself in nature and enjoy the glorious views of the apple orchards and the serenity of grazing sheep. Nestling in the heart of the Tillingham Valley on a 200-acre working, family run traditional sheep and fruit farm. Leagarth (ref 26361) is a single-storey detached holiday property which has been converted to a very good standard and tastefully furnished with an internal games area. Close to the ancient Cinque Port town of Rye with its cobbled streets, tea rooms and art galleries and ideally based for exploring the East Sussex and Kent countryside. A walker’s paradise - enjoy the farm’s extensive footpath network, see the lambs and apple blossom in the Spring or venture to Camber Castle, Bodiam Castle and Battle Abbey, just a short drive away. If gardens are your passion, then Pashley Manor, Great Dixter and Bedgebury Pinetum are all worth visiting. Fishing, private beauty treatments and local health centre/swimming pool day passes are available by arrangement. Golf, horse riding and sailing close by. Beaches at Winchelsea, 3 miles and golden undulating sand dunes at Camber, 6 miles. Rye railway station provides access to London 13/4 hours. Shops 2 miles, pubs 500 yards.
NB: Properties 19653 and 26361 can be booked together to accommodate larger parties.

All on ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Dining room/games room with French doors/kitchen with tiled floor. Utility room with toilet. 3 bedrooms: 2 double (5ft), one with en-suite shower room and toilet, one zip and link (can be twin), 1 twin. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freesat TV. DVD. CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden with terrace and furniture. 200 acres of farmland. Barbecue. Parking (3 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. Pets welcome (working farm, sheep country). No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: Fenced pond 40 yards.

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£412-£1246
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Dolphins Ref: 27297

Just a 10 minute stroll to the beach, this stylish duplex apartment on the first and second floor offers unique, spacious holiday accommodation above the owners’ home, with the benefit of an enclosed garden for lazy barbecues after a day on the beach and a full length balcony to watch the sun dip behind the trees whilst sipping a glass of chilled wine. For winter breaks, toast yourself after a bracing beach walk in front of the glowing woodburner. Ideally situated for a beach holiday but also just minutes from open farm land and country walks, plus only 10 minutes walk from a station providing additional sightseeing opportunities in London. It is just a short drive or train ride journey to Eastbourne, Brighton, Hastings and historic Battle. Explore the many gardens including Sissinghurst, Sheffield Park and Wakehurst. Take a step back in time at Pevensey, Hastings, Bodiam and Hever Castles. The Bluebell and Kent and Sussex steam railways also make for a great day out, not forgetting for animal lovers a visit to Drusillas Zoo where younger holiday makers can also enjoy a ride on Thomas the Tank Engine! Shop and restaurant ½ mile, pub ¾ mile.

Wooden staircase to entrance. First floor: Living room with games area/dining room/kitchen with patio doors and wooden floor. Conservatory with French doors. Second floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double (6ft), 1 twin, 1 single with sloping ceiling. Bathroom with shower attachment, shower cubicle and toilet.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Two satellite TVs. DVD. iPod dock. Gas range (double oven). Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden with terrace and furniture. Balcony. Barbecue. Games area with table football. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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£412-£1143
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5
Pets
0
The Oast House Ref: PBBJ

Converted from a traditional Sussex oast house – retaining beams, an open fire in the living room and wood-burning stove in the drawing room - this property exudes elegance and stylish living with light spacious rooms and breathtaking views across the Brede Valley. With its own terrace and lawned garden area, it nestles in the owner’s 450 acres of woodland, orchards and paddocks (use by arrangement with the owner). There is also use of a hard tennis court. The Oast House lies 1 mile from the pretty village of Sedlescombe. This is excellent walking territory, and a peaceful stroll can be enjoyed around the meandering Powdermill Reservoir. The property is situated in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, in a valley to the north of the River Brede providing a rich mosaic of habitats – where deer, badgers and of course foxes can be spotted. It is also renowned for its good fishing. The Sussex Weald is rich in historic significance: the abbey remains at Battle can be seen 3 miles away, whilst the beautiful ‘picture book’ moated castle at Bodiam (NT), and Pevensey Castle can be visited, or alternatively the smugglers caves at Hastings can be explored. Rye, infamous for its smuggling connections, retains windy cobbled streets and excellent tea rooms! Leeds Castle, Sissinghurst Gardens, Great Dixter Gardens and Smallhythe Place all make for an interesting day out. Pebble beaches at Bexhill and Winchelsea, and miles of golden sandy beach at Camber, lie a short drive away. Golf available locally. One hour from Ashford International and connections to Paris and Euro Disney. Shops 1 mile. Please note: This property accepts 3-night breaks only (Friday to Monday).

Very large drawing room with wood-burning stove, TV and French doors to terrace. Breakfast room in roundel. Farmhouse-style well-equipped fitted kitchen. Boot room/utility room. Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with shower cubicle and toilet. First floor: Very spacious beamed open-plan living room with open fire, and well-equipped fully fitted kitchen in roundel. Two double bedrooms. Twin bedroom. Two bathrooms with over-bath shower and toilet. Separate toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove and open fire - fuel included
  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • High chair by arrangement
  • Playpen by arrangement
  • Two TVs
  • Two videos (small library)
  • Two microwaves
  • Two washing machines
  • Two tumble dryers
  • Two dishwashers
  • Two fridge/freezers
  • Wi-fi
  • Pay as you go mobile phone
  • Enclosed garden with terrace and furniture
  • Use of 190 acres of woodland at owner’s discretion
  • Barbecue
  • Parking (for 5 cars)
  • Use of owner’s hard tennis court with pavilion/seating area
  • No smoking
  • Ground floor facilities
  • Friday to Monday only
  • NB: Unfenced ponds in woodland

WAS
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£1103-£2478
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0
Alpaca Cottage Ref: PHM

This attractive, detached, single-storey farm cottage with glorious views overlooking farmland and the owner’s herd of Alpacas, is situated in peaceful countryside. Adjacent to the owner’s home, it is ideally situated for exploring the historical town of Battle, The Abbey and famous Battlefield, as well as the interesting shops and tearooms in this pretty market town. The area is also an excellent wine growing region with sampling sessions at Carr Taylor and Sedlescombe vineyards. The charm and elegance of Eastbourne is a half-hour drive offering Blue Flag award-winning beaches. Alternatively, a boat trip to Beachy Head or walks along the cliff top can be enjoyed. Can be booked with Henley Cottage (ref. POOT). Shop and pub 1¼ miles.

Tiled entrance hall. Open-plan living/dining room with wood-burning stove, two sets of French doors to terrace, wooden floor and well-equipped kitchen area. Double bedroom. Bathroom with shower attachment, toilet, fully tiled walls and wooden floor. Latch doors throughout.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
  • Electricity, NSH, bed linen and towels included
  • TV
  • DVD and small library
  • Stereo/CD and small library
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Terrace with furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Parking (2 cars)
  • No smoking
  • Ground floor facilities
  • Friday to Friday
  • No children except babies under 12 mths

WAS
NOW
£300-£533
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5
Pets
2
Paddock Barn Ref: P45

These delightful holiday properties are situated within an arable working farm, with horse stables, riding and livery, which are all available to guests by prior arrangement. Surrounded by miles of open countryside, fields and scenic walks along a historic disused canal, it is abundant in wildlife, including many birds, as well as rabbits, hares and deer.
Paddock Barn and The Courtyard are attached, and have been designed with a similar layout, including open plan living rooms and kitchen/dining rooms with natural slate floors, wood-burning stoves and spacious bedrooms with vaulted ceilings.
The properties can be booked together to accommodate larger groups, to sleep a maximum of 16 guests in total.
Barnham Court Farm is located just 4 miles from the nearest quiet beach at Climping, whilst the unspoilt beach at West Wittering is only about 20 minutes’ drive away. Chichester is only 6 miles away, with its beautiful ornate cathedral and abundance of pedestrianised cobbled lanes with various shops, tearooms, pubs and restaurants. Other amenities include a leisure centre with indoor pool, a cinema complex, the popular Festival Theatre which has year-round productions, and famous Goodwood Races for horse or motor racing; Fontwell racecourse is also only about 3 miles away.
Other places of interest include The Weald and Downland Open Air Museum, and historic Arundel with castle cathedral, various book and art shops, and the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust – ideal for bird-watchers. Slightly further afield is Brighton, perfect for a family day out, boasting the decadent Royal Pavilion, art galleries, theatres and Sea Life Museum, plus seaside entertainment along the promenade and pier.
The South Downs National Park is less than 3 miles away with wonderful opportunities for walking and riding, with many footpaths. Horse riding can be available by prior arrangement from the riding school in the farmyard, and livery can also be arranged. Shop 1 mile, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

Living room with slate floor and wood-burning stove. Modern kitchen/dining room with slate floor. Five bedrooms; three double and two twin. Two bathrooms, each with over-bath shower and toilet. Separate toilet.

  • Partial underfloor heating
  • TV
  • DVD (small library)
  • CD (small library)
  • Freezer
  • Large garden with furniture
  • barbecue
  • Parking

  • Wood-burning stove - logs included
  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot and high chair by arrangement
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Wi-fi
  • Shared arable farmland
  • Horse livery by arrangement
  • No smoking
  • Ground floor facilities
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Pond and drops in grounds

Note: Paddock Barn P45 and The Courtyard PKKQ, can be booked together to sleep up to 16 people.

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£599-£2111
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