Situated in the South East of England, East Sussex, is a great rural region with a lovely stretch of coastline and numerous attractions which are amongst the most famous and most visited in England.
Walking is a favourite pastime from an East Sussex holiday rental, with many excellent coastal trails and long footpaths passing through the South Downs, Weir Wood Reserve and famous trails such as the historic 1066 Country Walk and the picturesque Cuckoo Trail. Each of the hundreds of walks are close enough to an East Sussex public house in which you can become fully refreshed and ready to tackle another stretch in the morning.
The coastline is lined by beaches, some in famous beach resorts, other secluded and almost empty. A pick of the best which are easily accessible from East Sussex holiday cottages are the beaches of Newhaven, Seaford, Hastings and the blue flag beach of Camber Sands. East Sussex beaches like Winchelsea Beach offer plentiful facilities for water sports too, including canoeing, windsurfing, sailing and jet-skiing.
The woodlands, bridle paths and cycle ways of East Sussex offer some of the best riding and cycling routes in the whole of England, and cycle maps can be picked up from the vast majority of East Sussex guest houses. This area is monumental in the establishment of the National Cycle Network, and there are some excellent trails, especially through the South Downs. Ditchling Ponds are the focal point for carp, perch and roach fishing in East Sussex.
Taking a cottage in East Sussex is great for historians too, who will undoubtedly know the importance of the region in the history of Britain, from the Norman Conquest to the remains of 12th and 13th century castles which still adorn the countryside.
Brighton is the most famous destination in East Sussex. It is an old sea side resort, boasting everything that English seaside resorts should, as well as being a vibrant, cosmopolitan city too.
Eastbourne is another traditional seaside resort, which boasts a great range of activities, sports and seasonal events which can be enjoyed from an East Sussex beach apartment. There are a great range of museums, galleries and exquisite bars, restaurants and pubs in Eastbourne too.
Average temperatures in summer reach over 22°C in East Sussex, which is why the beach resorts of the coast are so popular. In winter, averages are closer to 5°C, but the castles, countryside and golf courses of East Sussex are still great to visit.
East Sussex benefits hugely from the transport networks of nearby London. The county is just a short drive from the capital, and South West Trains provide many services throughout the county, so reaching your holiday accommodation in East Sussex shouldn’t be too painful.