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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
1

Nestling in the heart of the Tillingham Valley, these fine semi-detached holiday properties (refs 29071 and 29072) are situated on the edge of a beautiful pond with ducks and fish. The properties are located on a 200-acre, family-run, traditional working sheep and fruit farm and are ideally based for exploring the Kent and Sussex countryside. The properties have fenced decking on both sides to catch both the morning and evening sun, a small garden area and a larger fenced grass area for ball games. A walkers paradise, with an apple orchard and sheep filled fields to wander over and connect with several public footpaths. See the lambs under the trees of apple blossom in spring, or visit the ancient Cinque Port town of Rye, with its cobbled streets, tea rooms, art galleries and far reaching views over the Romney Marsh. Rye activities include the Scallop Festival in February, the Maritime Festival and Raft Race in August, an arts festival in September and Rye Fawkes Bonfire in November. Camber, Bodiam and Scotney castles are all nearby, along with Battle Abbey and the beautiful gardens of Sissinghurst, Pashley, Great Dixter and Bedgebury Pinetum. Fishing, golf, swimming, sailing, horse riding, cycle hire and rowing boat hire are all available locally, or take the time to explore the wonderful nature reserve at Rye Harbour. Beaches at Winchelsea, 3 miles, and the fabulous golden sands at Camber, 6 miles. Enjoy a tour around the local vineyards and sample the local produce or ride on the vintage steam railway to Bodiam. Rye railway station provides access to London in 1 hour 45 minutes. Shops 2 miles, pubs and restaurant 500 yards. The Cart Lodge and The Wagon Lodge can be booked together to accommodate 12 people and all the guests can dine together in The Wagon Lodge as the table seats 12 people. Refs 29071 and 29072 can also be booked with refs 19652 and 19745 to accommodate up to 20 guests.

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

Three Freeview TVs. Electric cooker. Parking (2 cars).

Both properties: Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. DVD. CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi on request. Small garden with decked terrace and furniture. Barbecue. Shared, enclosed grassed area for ball games. Welcome pack. No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: Fenced pond adjacent to barn.

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£263-£753
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0
Oaeham Cottage Ref: 28985

Residing in the Wealden village of Mayfield this attractive terraced holiday cottage, built around 1840, is an ideal base for a relaxing break. The village has unusual raised red brick pavements and several old inns, some dating back to Tudor times. Royal Tunbridge Wells is 10 miles; explore the River Rother and the beautiful Cuckoo Trail, Hever Castle, or Bewl Water where you can hire bikes or enjoy fishing. Beaches at Eastbourne and Brighton, 23 miles, make for a great day out. Carp fishing is available 1½ miles away. Shop, pub and restaurant 250 yards.

Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. Steep stairs to first floor: 1 twin (zip and link, can be 5ft double) bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Open fire in living/dining room (initial fuel included). Full gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. Gas hob. Electric oven. Washer/dryer. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed courtyard garden and furniture. Barbecue. Public car park foc, 200 yards. Welcome pack. No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: Neighbours have right of way across rear of property.

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£0-£0
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
3
Riding Cottage Ref: W41886

Excellent views and walks

These single-storey, semi-detached stable conversions, with fenced front gardens, nestle in countryside only 0.25 miles from the road and are part of Chitcombe Farm which affords glorious views across the Tillingham Valley. Chitcombe is an organic farm 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 1.25 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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£279-£557
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
2
The Courtyard Ref: PKKQ

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/dining room with wood-burning stove and well-equipped kitchen area. Two double bedrooms, each with 5ft bed. Twin bedroom. Two bathrooms, each with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Freeview TV
  • DVD/CD
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Courtyard with furniture
  • Parking (for 3 cars)

  • 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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£408-£1375
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
Mount House Barn Ref: 18774

Part of a tastefully renovated 17th century barn ideally located in pretty village of Burwash with wonderful views over the Rother Valley and the owners’ fields where sheep graze. The area is ideal for a holiday walking, exploring NT houses, gardens, castles and history of 1066. Within easy reach are Eastbourne, Battle, Rye, Lewis and Glyndebourne. Shops 200 yards, pubs 50 yards.

Ground floor: Living/dining room with beams, vaulted ceiling and flagstone floor. 4 steps down to kitchen with beams and flagstone floor. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 single with additional single (2ft 6in for child). Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

Woodburner in living room included. Underfloor gas central heating, gas heaters, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Video and small library. DVD. Stereo/CD. Gas cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Pet to be kept on lead at all times (sheep country). No smoking.

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£240-£714
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1
The Hawthorns Ref: PFFN

Set on the road between Battle and Hastings, this detached holiday cottage has stunning views from its garden and conservatory across the valley towards Sedlescombe. Visit the local vineyards – Carr Taylor, a family estate producing fine English wines or Sedlescombe, England’s oldest organic vineyard. On the edge of Battle, explore the imposing abbey and discover the site of the most famous conflict in England. Visit Yesterday’s World or follow the 1066 country walk from Pevensey via the historic Battle site to Rye. Coast 5 miles. Golf, riding, spa with beauty/holistic therapies ½ mile. Shop and mainline station to London (1½ hours) is ¾ mile. Pub ¼ mile.

Entrance lobby at front and rear. Step up to beamed living room with electric ‘coal-effect’ fire in inglenook fireplace. Step up to beamed dining room with ornamental fireplace. Beamed kitchen/breakfast room with tiled floor. Conservatory. Recreation room. Step up to separate toilet. First floor: Two double bedrooms; one beamed, one with views to Sedlescombe. Beamed twin bedroom. Bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet.

  • Electricity ‘coal-effect’ fire included
  • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Two TVs
  • Two DVDs
  • Two CDs
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Terraced garden with furniture and beautiful views
  • Parking (for 3 cars)
  • NB: Ornamental steps in garden

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NOW
£0-£0
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
4
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0

With lovely views over the South Downs from its first floor living room, this tastefully refurbished property lies just 4 miles from the coast. Attached to the owners’ home and set well back from the road, it is situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The high vaulted ceiling gives a light and airy feel, while outside is a secluded patio and garden shared with the owners. The area offers many scenic walks, bird-watching, riding, cycling and fishing. In the village is Monk’s House (NT), former home of Virginia Woolf. Lewes, with its castle, 3 miles. Newhaven (with day trips to France), 5 miles. Brighton, with its charming blend of seaside attractions is a short drive away. Shops 4 miles. Pub 200 yards.

Bathroom with power shower over bath and toilet. First floor: Living room with sofa-bed (for +2), French doors and views over South Downs. Shaker-style kitchen/dining room with wooden floor and ladder-style steps up to galleried area. Double bedroom with 5ft bed and sloping ceiling.

  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • TV
  • Video (small library)
  • Stereo/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Use of owners’ tumble dryer
  • Shared garden with patio
  • Barbecue
  • Parking
  • Secure cycle storage
  • No smoking

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£315-£553
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Lower Dairy Barn Ref: PQQH

This spacious eco-friendly holiday barn conversion with superb uninterrupted views over fields to the sea beyond, lies along an unmade lane, with public footpaths meandering through fields or woodland, leading to a SSSI area, sand dunes and unspoilt beach. Arundel Castle, Goodwood, Worthing, Brighton and Chichester are within easy reach. Shop 1/4 mile, pub 1/2 mile.

Large beamed living room with wood-burning stove, vaulted ceiling and sofa bed (for alternative sleeping only). Well-equipped beamed kitchen/dining room with vaulted ceiling. Four steps (or level access) to spacious games room. Double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite shower room with toilet. Twin bedroom (can be 6ft double) with additional Z-bed (for +1 child). Bathroom with over-bath shower, shower attachment and toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove - fuel included
  • Ground source underfloor central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Two Freeview TVs
  • Blu-ray
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • W-fi
  • Enclosed garden with furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Ample parking
  • Games room with badminton and table tennis
  • No smoking
  • Wheelchair access
  • Friday to Friday

WAS
NOW
£375-£903
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
7
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0
Comfort Zone Ref: 25748

This beautifully presented holiday house is set over three floors directly opposite a pebble beach. Superb panoramic, far reaching views over the sea and lifeboat station can be enjoyed, in particular from the top floor which has a cinema room, with a cleverly designed large window which can be converted into a small balcony area, to take advantage of the wonderful coastal scenery. Having been tastefully refurbished throughout, this house is ideal for families, and has its own enclosed garden and parking. Selsey has a selection of shops, pubs, restaurants, cafes and an indoor pool/leisure area. It is only 10 minute’s drive to Chichester, with its stunning cathedral, festival theatre, pedestrianised shopping, leisure and entertainment facilities and Roman Palace. Goodwood, renowned for its horse and motor racing, and Fontwell racecourse are also nearby. There is plenty to see locally, such as the Butterfly Park, or Pagham Harbour which is a haven for birds and other wildlife. Discover many National Trust Homes and Gardens, such as Petworth House, West Dean Gardens, Goodwood House and Arundel with its castle, wild fowl and wetlands, antiques and books. Also within easy driving distance are Portsmouth, with Spinnaker Tower, waterside dining, day trips to the Isle of Wight and historic ships, The New Forest, or Brighton to the east, with its cosmopolitan feel, Royal Pavilion where the Prince Regent once resided, and plenty of seaside entertainment, arts, crafts and museums. Shop 1 mile, pub and restaurant 1/2 mile.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen/breakfast room. Utility room. Separate toilet. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 3 double, one (5ft) with en-suite shower room with toilet, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Second floor: Cinema room with en-suite shower room and toilet.

Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Three Freeview TVs. DVDs. Stereo/CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (3 cars). No smoking. NB: Sea 50 yards.

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£1050-£1050
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0

Lying within the conservation area of Lyminster, just 1.5 miles from Arundel and its magnificent castle, and 3 miles from the beach at Littlehampton, is this very comfortable, stable conversion. In the grounds of the owners’ home, it is ideally placed for exploring the south coast and has shared use of 1-acre lawns for outdoor games. Petworth House (NT), Amberley Chalk Museum, Arundel (Wildfowl Trust) and Wetlands Trust, horse racing at Goodwood and Fontwell Park, and the Roman Palace at Fishbourne are all within easy reach as are Chichester, Portsmouth and the lively resort of Brighton. Lovely walking can be enjoyed on the South Downs, close by. Shop and pub 0.5 miles

All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen/bedroom area with double bed. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Elec heaters and elec by meter reading. Bed linen and towels inc. Digital TV. DVD. Elec cooker. M/wave. Washer/dryer. Shared garden and furniture. Shared 1-acre lawns. No smoking. No smoking.

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£0-£0
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
2
The Old Dairy Ref: 26238

This detached, single-storey holiday property is set amongst 32 acres of farmland with corn-fed pigs and sheep. Stroll the plethora of footpaths and don’t miss Battle Abbey - the subject of a famous Turner painting and the battlefield in 1066. Explore cosmopolitan Hastings and see the historic Old Town, with its fishing boats and iconic net huts, visit Underwater World, or the smugglers’ caves. Castles and vineyards are within a short drive and the station provides good access to London for additional sightseeing. Shop and restaurant 2 miles, pub 1½ miles.

All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, electric underfloor heating (in bathroom), electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed courtyard with terrace and furniture. 32 acres of shared farmland. Barbecue. Parking (1 car). No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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£228-£605
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