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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
10
Bedrooms
5
Pets
3
The Granary Ref: PFFK

With outstanding views over the Tillingham Valley at the end of a private drive in a farm setting, this splendid detached, oak-beamed converted granary dates back to 1850 and has been completed to a very good standard, with galleried oak staircase, latch oak doors and part-beamed throughout. For guests’ further enjoyment there is an internal games room and a table tennis table situated in an open bay garage opposite the holiday property. There is also shared use of the owner’s outdoor heated swimming pool by arrangement (May to September). For walkers and cyclists there are tracks and paths to be explored on the doorstep. Visit Rye with its antiquarian bookshops, potteries, antiques and art galleries. The Heritage Centre boasts the Town Model Sound and Light Show and a unique exhibition of working old pier slot machines! Explore the golden sands at Camber; visit Hastings and watch the fishermen land the days catch; ride the Kent and East Sussex Vintage Steam Railway or choose from the many beautiful gardens to explore - Great Dixter, historic castles, Bodiam or local vineyards. Coarse fishing by arrangement and golf locally. Shops 2 miles, pub ½ mile.

Spacious living room with gas woodburner on plinth and oak floor. Kitchen/dining room with Aga, electric cooker and quarry-tiled floor. Utility. Twin bedroom. Shower room with double shower cubicle and toilet. First floor: Two double bedrooms; one with 5ft bed and en-suite bathroom with separate shower cubicle, toilet and separate dressing room with single bed (alternative sleeping only for child), and one with wash basin. Two twin bedrooms. Bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet.

  • Gas woodburner included
  • Electricity, full LPG, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Two TVs
  • DVD
  • Stereo/CD
  • Gas Aga included
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Additional fridge
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Enclosed lawned garden with terrace and furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Parking (for 5 cars)
  • Shared use of owner’s outdoor heated swimming pool by arrangement (May-September)
  • Games room with TV, table tennis, pool table and table football
  • No smoking
  • Ground floor facilities
  • Friday to Friday

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£991-£2356
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
5
Pets
1
Dill Hundred Ref: PZW

In a rural location approached by a private drive, this secluded, detached holiday home has been refurbished to a high standard, retaining original features. Set within the owners’ 90-acre working farm, it has a large garden, outdoor swimming pool and children’s play area. Excellent for walking and touring. Easy access to Beachy Head and Tunbridge Wells. Coast 12 miles. Cuckoo Trail cycle/footpath 1 mile. Shops 1½ miles, pub 1 mile.

Spacious living room with open fire, door to garden. Beamed dining room with conservatory, door to patio. Well-equipped, Shaker-style kitchen. Utility room. Two single bedrooms, one with en-suite bathroom (two steps down), toilet. Cloakroom with toilet. Steep stairs to first floor: Double bedroom (5ft bed) with en-suite shower room, toilet. Separate stairs to first floor: Two double bedrooms, one with 5ft bed. Shower room, toilet.

  • Open fire - fuel included
  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • TV
  • Video
  • DVD
  • Stereo/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Payphone
  • Furnished garden with patio
  • Enclosed play area with swing
  • Barbecue
  • Parking
  • Unheated outdoor swimming pool, 24ft x 12ft (June–September)
  • Shared hard tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Pet free of charge
  • Ground floor facilities
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Stream in garden and short drop from the pool side.

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£553-£1724
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
5
Pets
2
The Coach House Ref: PLLD

This converted detached Coach House enjoys scenic walks from the door over fields to the gardens at Batemans, the 17th-century family home of Rudyard Kipling. Appearing much as he left it, be inspired in Kipling’s study, see his 1928 Rolls Royce Phantom 1 in the garage and stroll through the garden to the River Dudwell, where you can watch the watermill grind flour most Wednesday and Saturday afternoons. Set within the grounds of the owners’ home which offers 11 acres of gardens and paddocks with views across the fields, the Coach House enjoys its own private garden and is an ideal property for family gatherings or entertaining. Guests can enjoy shared use of the main house’s swimming pool (open 18th May to 22nd September) (sole use either morning or afternoon), use of an outside play area for children and games room (shared with the main house) with table football and a pool table situated in a garage adjacent to the Coach House. Burwash is a charming village with a Norman church dating back to a bygone time when the Manor was given to the Count of Eu by William the Conqueror in 1096 in recognition of his services in battle. Visit Pashley Manor Gardens at Ticehurst, Battle Abbey – experience the most famous date in English history and find out how the nation was changed forever. Approximately 7 miles – Bewl Water - the southeast’s largest lake set within the beautiful Wealden countryside, the fairytale castle at Bodiam and the vineyards at Lamberhurst. East Sussex National Golf Club is within a 30-minute drive, many other local golf courses within 20 minutes. Shops and pub ½ mile.

Living room with wood-burning stove, exposed brick walls, wooden floor. Well-equipped kitchen with additional seating area, double range oven (for cooking), ornamental fireplace, exposed brick walls, tiled floor. Dining room with oak floor. Double bedroom with 5ft bed, French doors to garden and en-suite shower room with toilet. Two further double bedrooms, each with 5ft bed and French doors to garden. Bathroom with roll-top bath, shower attachment, toilet and Velux window. Separate toilet. First floor: Two twin bedrooms, each with sloping ceiling, additional single bed (each for +1) and dressing area. Bathroom with bath, separate shower cubicle and toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Two TVs
  • DVD
  • Electricity double range included
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Enclosed garden with terrace and furniture
  • Ample parking
  • Shared use of the main house’s outdoor swimming pool (29ft 10in x 14ft 3in, depth 2ft 11in-7ft 10in) open 18th May-22nd September (sole use mornings or afternoons)
  • Games room (shared with main house) with slate bed pool table and table football
  • Children’s play area
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday

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£2795-£2795
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0
The Oast House Ref: PJJX

Lovingly restored, this is an unusual detached period barn with a wealth of exposed beams nestling in the owner’s 15 acres of grounds. It has its own small garden area and is situated on the edge of the Ashdown Forest. This area offers 6,500 acres of open heathland on the highest sandy ridge top of the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Despite its name, woodland makes up less than 40% of the total area. Sheep, cows and goats graze freely side by side amidst the walkers and motorists. The area is also known the world over as the home of A.A. Milne’s character Winnie the Pooh. Visit the Ashdown Forest Centre to learn all about the forest. Take a llama for a walk at the Ashdown Forest Llama Park, or visit Heaven Farm with its farm museum, craft shop and tea rooms. Close by, Sheffield Park Gardens (National Trust) offers 120 acres of ‘Internationally renowned landscape gardens’. Experience Pullman dining at the preserved all-steam Bluebell Railway. Standen, a Phillip Webb Arts and Crafts house is now owned by The National Trust and makes an interesting visit or sample local produce at Barnsgate Manor Vineyards. Use of owner’s heated indoor swimming pool by arrangement. Shop and pubs mile.

Beamed living/dining room with elec ‘flame-effect’ fire, sloping ceilings and French doors at each end to terrace. Kitchen with electric gas range (for cooking) and tiled floor. Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Separate toilet. Open tread stairs to first floor: Small galleried landing. Double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite bathroom with shower over freestanding clawfoot bath and toilet. Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

  • Electricity ‘flame-effect’ fire included
  • Electricity, full central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • TV
  • DVD (small library)
  • Radio/CD
  • Electricity/gas range (two ovens) included
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Small garden with terrace and furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Parking (for 4 cars)
  • Shared heated swimming pool (36ft x 20ft, depth 3ft to 8ft)
  • No smoking
  • Ground floor facilities
  • NB: Fenced pond in owner’s grounds

WAS
NOW
£705-£2210
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0

This detached cottage overlooking a lake and its garden, is set in the grounds of the owners’ home, with use of an outdoor heated swimming pool. Tranquil setting, surrounded by 30 acres of shared fields and woodland, two lakes with wildfowl and course fish. East Sussex National Golf course, Glyndebourne Opera House and Bluebell Railway are close by. Tunbridge Wells, Lewes and Brighton and South Coast seaside resorts within easy reach. Good riding on Ashdown Forest. Shops 2 miles.

The spacious accommodation has a living room with open fire. Very well-equipped farmhouse-style kitchen with dining area. Double bedroom. Single bedroom with wash basin. Bathroom with toilet. First floor: Single bedroom. Large twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom and toilet.

  • Open fire – coal included
  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • TV
  • Video
  • DVD
  • Radio/cassette/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Wi-fi (up to 2.25GB per week)
  • Payphone
  • Secluded garden with furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Parking
  • Shared outdoor heated swimming pool (end May – mid September, by arrangement)
  • Coarse fishing available
  • Shared grounds
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Fenced pond in garden

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£1133-£1133
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5
Pets
0
Chanctonbury Ref: PMMM

Standing gracefully within its own enclosed gardens with indoor heated swimming pool, this superb family detached house is located less than 300 yards from the beach. It combines modern comforts with plentiful character; there is a huge main living room with vast inglenook and open fire, wood panelling, Tudor style coving and ceiling finishes. The dining room also continues the Tudor theme with the furniture style, and also has a large inglenook with open fire. In addition there is a light and spacious conservatory overlooking the large lawned garden, and a separate TV room. Dining can also be enjoyed in the large well equipped kitchen/breakfast room or al-fresco in the garden during warmer months. The sweeping solid wood staircase with stained glass window leads up to the well laid out first floor including a bedroom with a four-poster bed. Ideal for families, the indoor heated swimming pool is open all year, and the popular unspoilt beach is less than 300 yards away. It lies close to an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, enjoying scenic walks, birdwatching, crabbing, fishing and swimming. Seaside resorts close by with plenty of seaside family entertaiment include Littlehampton, Worthing and Bognor Regis, or West Wittering is about half an hour’s drive. Chichester is also within easy reach, with its beautiful ornate cathedral and abundance of pedestrianised cobbled lanes with various shops, pubs, restaurants and popular Festival Theatre and famous Goodwood Races or Fontwell Racecourse. Other places of interest include The Weald and Downland Open Air Museum, historic Arundel with castle, cathedral and various shops, and the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, ideal for bird-watchers. Brighton is perfect for a family day out, boasting the decadent Royal Pavilion, art galleries, theatres and Sea Life Museum, plus seaside entertainment. The South Downs National Park has walking and riding with many footpaths. Shops and pub 300 yards.

Large living room with inglenook. Dining room with inglenook. Well-equipped kitchen with breakfast area, Aga and electric cooker. Utility. Conservatory. TV room with piano. Separate toilet. First floor: Two double bedrooms, one with 5ft bed, one four-poster. Three twin bedrooms. Family bathroom with large bath and separate shower cubicle. Shower room with large shower cubicle (no toilet). Separate toilet.

  • Open fire and multi-fuel burner - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
  • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • High chair
  • Four Freeview TVs
  • Satellite TV
  • Four DVDs
  • Wii
  • CD
  • Aga
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Large enclosed garden with furniture
  • Ample parking
  • Private swimming pool (26ft x 16ft, depth 3.5ft to 5ft)
  • No smoking
  • Friday to
    Friday

WAS
NOW
£1332-£2994
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
13
Bedrooms
6
Pets
2
The Orchard Ref: E5383

A majestic, detached family home complete with an indoor heated swimming pool, The Orchard sits in an acre of land which includes a private paddock for outdoor pursuits. Sitting in a picturesque location in Northiam, adjacent to the last rolling meadow of East Sussex as it joins the Kent border, The Orchard is perfectly located for exploring the many treasures of Kent and East Sussex. There is a steam train just a few hundred yards away serving the Rother Valley with stops at Tenterden and Bodiam. Alternatively, Bodiam Castle can be visited by taking a gentle boat trip or, more traditionally, by car. The village features the Church of St Mary’s which dates back to 1090, and the Great Dixter Tudor House and Gardens are just 0.25 miles away. There are many places to explore including Hawkhurst, Sandhurst, Beckley and a little further afield are Hastings, Tenterden and Camber Sands.

Ground floor: Living room. Second living room with double sofa bed. Dining room. Dining area/kitchen. Separate toilet. First floor: 6 bedrooms: 2 double, one with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet, 3 twin (zip and link, can be 6ft double on request), two with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 single. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

Open fire in living room inc. Gas CH, elec and bed linen inc. T/cot. H/chair. Satellite TV. Eight Freeview TVs. DVDs. iPod dock. M/wave. W/machine. T/dryer. D/washer. F/freezer. Freezer. Wi-fi. Garden and furniture. Paddock. BBQ. Indoor heated swimming pool (9.4m x 4.8m) with seating area and shower facilities. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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£1368-£3430
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5
Pets
2
The Croft Ref: 28359

This stylishly furnished holiday home offers much for the discerning holiday maker. The accommodation is spread over 3 floors and includes a piano and games room with a 3D home cinema with surround sound, pool table and bar on the ground floor. The bedrooms at the back of the property enjoy uninterrupted views across the Fire Hills with glimpses of the sea in the distance. One of the bedrooms has a balcony and there is direct access onto the Fire Hills from the garden. This area covers 660 acres of dramatic headland and clifftops and lies within the High Weald AONB. Most of the area has been designated a SSSI. Within the garden and accessed via 3 steps is a heated outdoor swimming pool (May - September), a decked seating area and table tennis. The closest beach is at Pett Level which also offers bird watching, while in the village there is a play park, skaters’ ramp and tennis courts. Hastings is 4 miles, with beach-launched fishing fleet, the remains of a castle, art gallery and fossil hunting at Cliff End. Rye is 7 miles and the golden dunes at Camber just beyond. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

Ground floor: Living room with French doors and wooden floor. Dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. Wet room with toilet. Separate toilet. Games room with wooden floor. First floor: 3 double bedrooms (two 5ft), one (6ft), with en-suite Jacuzzi corner bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, shower attachment and toilet. Second floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (6ft), 1 twin, both with sloping ceilings. Bathroom with corner bath, shower attachment and toilet.

Gas coal-effect fire in living room included. Gas central heating, electricity underfloor heating (separate toilet), gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Satellite TV. Freeview TV. DVD. iPod dock. Wii. Gas range. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Freezer. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Lawned garden with decked terrace, swing seat and furniture. Barbecue. Ample parking. Cycle store. Private, heated, outdoor, saltwater swimming pool (12m x 6m, depth 1m to 2m), open May-September. Games room with home cinema, pool table and bar. Table tennis. Welcome pack. Pets free of charge. No smoking. Friday to Friday. Couples and family bookings only. NB: 3 steps to swimming pool.

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£0-£0
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
13
Bedrooms
7
Pets
0
Haremere Hall Ref: PHH

In a most beautiful setting, amid 150-acre parkland grounds, and with two acres of formal garden complete with sole use of swimming pool and tennis court, this gracious country manor house offers a warm and characterful retreat (owner retains a service wing for private use). With origins in the 12th-century, the present house was built in 1616 and is full of period features and furniture, such as original fireplaces, 16th and 17th-century wood panelling, Tudor rose ceilings and a grand staircase with twisted balustrade dating from 1682. The themed bedrooms, intimate reception rooms and dining room combine to make it an ideal holiday choice for family celebrations and get-togethers. The surrounding area is steeped in history, with Sissinghurst Castle, Penshurst Place, Hever Castle, Chartwell (Churchill’s home) and the moated splendour of Leeds Castle all beckoning exploration. Golf, fishing, horse riding and hunting can all be arranged locally. Etchingham Railway Station is
15-minute walk, or 3 minutes by car, for rapid access to local places of interest, and the sites and sounds of the capital can be accessed in around an hour and a half. Shops 2 miles.

Entrance hall. Oak-panelled grand hall/drawing room with Tudor lattice ceiling and huge open stone fireplace. Light and airy sitting room with open fire and French windows to terrace and garden. Dining room with Jacobean oak overmantel and long refectory table (seating up to 8). Compact kitchen with double oven. Utility room. Cloakroom with toilet. Ornate sweeping staircase to first floor: Prince Regent’s Room; double bedroom with four-poster bed and en-suite bathroom with bath, separate shower, bidet and toilet, leading to single bedroom with wash basin. Small double bedroom with 4ft four-poster bed and en-suite bathroom with toilet. Countess Room; large twin bedroom with canopied beds and en-suite bathroom with toilet. Lady Laetitia’s Room; light and airy double bedroom with four-poster bed, views over South Downs and en-suite bathroom with toilet. Second small single bedroom. Duchess Room; double bedroom with en-suite bathroom and toilet. Most rooms with wood-panelled walls and antique furnishings.

  • Open fires – fuel at cost
  • Electricity included
  • Full oil central heating included (£150 per week, £75 per short break October to April)
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Cot
  • Z-bed (for +1)
  • TV
  • Video
  • Stereo/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Telephone/fax available by arrangement
  • Extensive split-level gardens with patio, terraces and furniture
  • Access to 150-acre parkland grounds
  • Parking (for 6 cars)
  • Outdoor unheated swimming pool
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Sloping banks, steps and small pond in garden

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£1836-£3145
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