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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
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
2

Sympathetically converted, these super barn conversions (refs PRRJ and PRRK), previously the egg store of a renowned chicken farm, stand side by side adjacent to the owners’ home, which is on the outskirts of the picturesque village of Kirdford. Close to the South Downs National Park, these attractive holiday barns are ideal for couples wishing to stroll, cycle, fish, play golf or visit the numerous attractions within easy reach. Foxleigh Farm Barns has close access to an extensive network of footpaths, leading to the unspoilt part of the low weald, a haven for birds and wildlife. The quaint village of Petworth is 5 miles away, with its plentiful antique shops, beautiful stately home and Capability Brown designed gardens and parkland, where many functions and events can be enjoyed during the summer months. The charming small town of Midhurst, famous for polo at Cowdray Park is also a short drive, as are Billingshurst, Haslemere and Guildford. Goodwood, with its motor racing and horse racing, Fontwell races, West Dean Gardens, Parham House, The Weald, Downland Open Air Museum and the South Downs are all within easy driving distance, as is the cathedral city of Chichester with its extensive shopping and tea rooms, festival theatre and harbour tours. Alternatively, the town of Arundel with its famous castle and cathedral, plus the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust are both well worth a visit. The Witterings and other beaches are a half-hour’s drive and numerous golf courses are within easy reach. Shop, pub and restaurant ¼ mile.

4 steps to entrance. Living room with wood-burning stove/dining room/kitchen with wooden floor. Cloakroom with boot store and toilet. Turning stairs to first floor: Galleried twin bedroom with zip and link beds (can be 6ft double) and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove included
  • Electricity, full Gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot on request
  • Freeview TV
  • DVD
  • CD
  • iPod dock
  • Microwave
  • Laundry service available
  • Dishwasher
  • Wi-fi
  • Enclosed courtyard with furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Parking (for 1 car)
  • Welcome pack
  • Pets free of charge
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday

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£240-£675
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2
Rose Cottage Ref: 27231

This charming, semi-detached character cottage is less than a 5 minute walk from the sea, and is centrally located for shops, cafes, inns and restaurants within the charming village of Rottingdean. Tucked away and accessed via a shared walkway, Rose Cottage enjoys an enclosed lawned garden, and has character features such as beams and open fire. Brighton Harbour and the cosmopolitan city centre, with numerous bars, live music, eateries, theatres, art galleries, and antique shops is a short drive away. Historic Arundel Castle, the glorious South Downs and many NT homes and gardens are nearby. Shop and restaurant 50 yards, pub 100 yards.

Ground floor: Living room. 1 step up to dining room/kitchen with granite floor. 3 steps to bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Steep stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

Open fire in living room (no fuel provided). Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot on request. DVD. Gas cooker. Microwave. Dishwasher. Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Garage (1 car). No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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£313-£794
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0
Library Cottage Ref: PGGR

This attractive, detached, single-storey holiday cottage is located within the grounds of the owners’ Grade II listed, medieval home, and enjoys a peaceful, rural setting overlooking the garden, farmland and the South Downs beyond. This is an ideal retreat for walkers and cyclists, with many scenic routes including the West Sussex Literary Trail, and for birds and wildlife, RSPB Pulborough Brooks is nearby. There are many renowned vineyards in the area and golf is available locally. Within half an hour’s drive, discover Petworth House and Gardens (NT), Parham House, Arundel Castle, Nymans, racing at Goodwood, Hickstead or Fontwell, and Chichester with its Festival Theatre and Goodwood House. The south coast with seaside attractions is 12 miles. Pulborough station, 3 miles (1¼ hours from Victoria). Gatwick 30 minutes. Shops and pub ½ mile.

Four steps to entrance. Living/dining room with sofa bed (alternative sleeping only), vaulted ceiling, French doors and kitchen area. Double bedroom (5ft bed). Bathroom with over-bath shower, toilet.

  • Electricity, electricity rads, convector heaters, bed linen and towels included
  • TV
  • DVD
  • Radio/CD
  • Book library
  • Microwave
  • Laundry service
  • Wi-fi
  • Lawned garden and furniture
  • Parking (for 1 car)
  • Cycle store
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday

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£350-£821
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Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
9
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0

This beautiful and skilfully converted pair of barns is situated within just 5 minutes’ drive of historic Chichester with its ornate cathedral, festival theatre, pedestrianised cobbled lanes, tea rooms, restaurants and extensive shopping, and within about 20 minutes’ drive of the popular sandy seaside resort of West Wittering.
The Old Barn Retreat (ref PJJL) is an ideal retreat for couples, and is presented throughout to a very high specification. The open-plan studio area has been thoughtfully styled and co-ordinated, and makes a comfortable holiday destination with added features such as the stable door and jet-spa shower.
The Old Barn (ref PRRC) offers extremely spacious and tastefully-styled holiday living, with much character. The beautifully-finished kitchen has bespoke fitted oak units, and a stunning travertine tiled floor with feature mosaics. The large, airy, open-plan living area has plenty of windows to maximise the light, and there are brickwork arches leading to the kitchen and dining area. All of the bedrooms have been carefully co-ordinated, and the two largest bedrooms on the first floor have feature high, vaulted ceilings and beams, both with en-suites incorporating Jacuzzi baths and shower cubicles with huge shower heads. The pretty garden is well maintained, partly laid to lawn with a sitting-out area.
There is so much to do in this lovely area. More beaches can be found within easy driving distance at Pagham, Bracklesham Bay, Bognor Regis and Worthing. Chichester offers boat trips around the coastline and harbour, while nearby Pagham Nature Reserve is a haven for observing wildlife. Discover the South Downs National Park, enjoy golf, horse riding, cycling, fishing and sailing, or visit one of the many National Trust homes and gardens nearby. Also with easy driving distance are historic Arundel Castle and naval Portsmouth with its Spinnaker Tower, day trips to the Isle of Wight, shopping outlets and maritime history. Slightly further are Goodwood, famous for motor and horse racing, Fontwell Races, the Weald and Downland open museum and the picturesque sailing village of Bosham with Saxon church and craft centre. Shop and pub 1 mile.

Spacious living room with electric woodburner, feature arch to kitchen with gas range (for cooking), dining area and travertine tiled floor. Double bedroom. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Beamed double bedroom with 6ft bed and en-suite bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, separate shower cubicle and toilet. Beamed double bedroom with 5ft bed, sofa and en-suite bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, separate shower cubicle and toilet. Twin bedroom with additional day bed (for +1).

  • Electric woodburner included
  • Full gas central heating and gas included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Gas range
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Enclosed garden with sitting-out area
  • Parking (for 3 cars)
  • Friday to Friday

  • Electricity, bed linen and towels included
  • Freeview TV
  • DVD
  • No smoking
  • Ground floor facilities

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£688-£1971
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
Chestnut Lodge Ref: PB6

This lodge is set within the owners’ grounds, just off the main road, in a peaceful, rural setting at the edge of woodland, close to the South Downs and 15 miles from Brighton. Beautifully converted from a former stable it provides single-storey holiday accommodation. The surrounding countryside abounds with walking and cycling terrain. Interesting days include a trip to Drusilla’s Park, the Seven Sisters Country Park with Living World exhibition (including live beast handling) and the Sealife Centre in Brighton. Lewes Castle and Glynde 5 miles. Golf 8 miles. Shops and pub 1 mile.

Spacious beamed living/dining room. Farmhouse-style kitchen area. Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Bathroom, over-bath shower and toilet. Most rooms with rugs on polished wooden floor.

  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • TV
  • Video
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Payphone
  • Shared courtyard with furniture
  • Shared grounds
  • Barbecue
  • Parking
  • Shared Jacuzzi, sauna and gym (running machine, cross-trainer and exercise bike) by arrangement at cost
  • On-site fishing £5 per day (by prior arrangement)
  • Groceries available by arrangement
  • No smoking
  • Ground floor facilities
  • NB: Fenced pond and river in grounds

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£372-£571
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Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
5
Pets
0
Regents House Ref: PGGG

Beautifully presented throughout, this splendid Grade II listed Regency town house offers wonderful views to historical Arundel Castle, which is only 50 yards away. Located in the heart of this quaint town, it is only a 2-minute walk from plentiful antique shops, pubs, restaurants, cathedral and lido, and near the Wildfowl and Wetlands for birdwatching. In keeping with the Regency era, the furnishings cleverly complement the period style, and are carefully co-ordinated and styled to enhance features such as the ornamental fire surrounds and large windows. The holiday accommodation is spacious, set over four floors, and with families in mind, there is a games room on the lower ground floor. Arundel is recognised for its castle and variety of historic buildings in a small area. Out of around 500 buildings in the conservation area, many are listed. The beautiful castle is referred to in the Domesday Book in 1086, and has been occupied by the Dukes of Norfolk and their families for over 850 years. The Victorian Catholic Cathedral was designed by Joseph Hansom, who also designed the Hansom cab.
Climping Beach is only a 5-minute drive, or slightly further, Worthing, Elmer or Littlehampton. Bustling Brighton is within 20 minutes’ drive, within the ornate Royal Pavilion, The Lanes for interesting artefacts, plentiful theatres, art galleries, extensive shopping, the marina with harbourside dining, and many amusements for all ages along the beach. Visit Chichester, with its beautiful ornate cathedral, theatre, pedestrianised shopping, tea rooms, harbour tours, Goodwood or Fontwell racing. Also within easy reach is the picturesque harbour village of Bosham with antiques, emporium and waterside cafe, or naval Portsmouth with Spinnaker Tower, designer shopping and waterside dining. In addition, various National Trust homes and gardens, excellent walking along the South Downs, golf, sailing, surfing, riding, and cycling can all be enjoyed nearby. Shops 50 yards.

Spacious living room with open fire. Dining room with ornamental fire surround. Large, well-equipped kitchen with gas Range (for cooking). Lower ground floor: Games room. Study. Utility. First floor: Three double bedrooms, one with en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet, one with en-suite shower room and toilet. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Second floor: Two double bedrooms, one with 5ft bed, each with additional single bed (for +1).

  • Open fire - fuel included
  • Electricity, gas, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • High chair
  • Two Freeview TVs
  • Two DVDs (small library)
  • CD (small library)
  • Playstation 2
  • Range
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Enclosed patio garden with furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Roadside parking
  • Games room
  • Table football
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: 10 steps up to garden

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£1467-£3467
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
Rushfields Barn 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
  • Video
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Enclosed garden with patio and furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Parking (for 2 cars)
  • No smoking
  • Ground floor facilities

WAS
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£424-£819
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