Where to stay around Sussex?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 3,373 holiday lettings near Sussex. From 1,400 Houses to 907 Cabins, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Sussex is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Sussex?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Sussex. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • London: 11,707 holiday homes
  • Isle of Wight: 1,164 holiday homes
  • Kent: 1,604 holiday homes
  • Hampshire: 838 holiday homes
  • The City of Brighton and Hove: 526 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Sussex! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Sussex?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Sussex with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • London: 11,707 holiday lettings
  • Whitstable: 354 holiday lettings
  • Rye: 663 holiday lettings
  • Portsmouth: 895 holiday lettings
  • Chichester: 900 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Sussex?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in Sussex are:

  • Gatwick Airport (LGW): 544 self catering accommodations
  • Biggin Hill Airport (BQH): 11,246 self catering accommodations
  • Rochester (RCS): 497 self catering accommodations

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Sussex?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Sussex. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Brighton Beach: 1,013 holiday rentals
  • Devonshire Park Lawn Tennis Club: 1,009 holiday rentals
  • South Downs Planetarium and Science Centre: 1,127 holiday rentals
  • Bosham Church: 1,194 holiday rentals
  • Kent Life: 638 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Sussex listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

Holidaymakers searching for cottages in Sussex also enquired about cottages in Kent, holiday homes in Isle of Wight and Devon cottages

Make a holiday cottage in Sussex your home away from home

Stretching roughly from Chichester in the west to Rye in the east, Sussex is home to remarkable coastal cliffs, beautiful countryside, loads of historic sites, and a whole host of wonderful cities and towns. The region can be divided into West Sussex, East Sussex, and the city of Brighton and Hove. Visitors can look forward to stays in beautiful countryside holiday homes in Uckfield such as converted barns and sprawling Victorian cottages, seaside homes in any number of historic coastal towns, or modern and trendy apartments in Brighton. There is really is something for everyone in Sussex, from culture seekers and history buffs to outdoor enthusiasts and beach lovers.

HomeAway has a wide selection of holiday cottages in Sussex ranging from charming seafront bungalows to luxurious estates in the country. Weekly rates start at below £200, making it one of the more affordable holiday destinations in the UK. All Sussex holiday homes listed on HomeAway come fully furnished to a high standard and contain everything guests need to feel right at home. Accommodation ranges from one to six or more bedrooms and there are rentals available to suit all family sizes and budgets. Popular added perks include close proximity to the beach, golf courses, and room to accommodate pets.

Things to do

-Outdoor activities: Sitting at the end of South Downs National Park, Seven Sisters Country Park offers nearly 300 hectares of unspoilt coastline and chalk grasslands. The Seven Sisters make up a spectacular natural attraction, but there is a lot more to discover in the area. Visitors to the country park can enjoy hiking, cycling, canoeing, bird watching, and even fishing on the beach.

-Family attractions: Families staying in a Sussex holiday cottage will be surrounded by a wealth of child-friendly attractions. A trip to the Brighton Sea Life Centre will be sure to please any child, as will a visit to the Knockhatch Adventure Park in Hailson. Over in West Sussex, visitors to holiday homes in Chichester and nearby have easy access to a number of family-friendly places like Dunreyth Alpacas, and Earnley Butterflies, Birds, and Beasts.

-Historic sites: No history buff should come to Sussex without visiting the site of the Battle of Hastings, located in Battle. With Battle Abbey as its backdrop, the battlefield is a trip back in time. An onsite museum puts everything into context and there’s plenty to see and do here for visitors of all ages. Other magnificent historic sites in Sussex include Arundel and Bodiam Castles, neither of which would look out of place in the pages of a fairytale book.

-Culture: Brighton is the cultural capital of Sussex. The colourful city has earned a reputation for its festivals and atmosphere, particularly in the summer months. Beginning in May visitors can enjoy the Brighton Festival and Brighton Fringe Festival. Both attract performers and musical talent from around the world and are not to be missed. May also marks the start of the Artists Open Houses event, during which over 1,000 artists participate, as well as the Great Escape Music Festival.

-Beaches: Brighton Beach is always popular, but it’s not the only beach worthy of attention along the Sussex coast. Those staying in a Sussex holiday home have access to a wide range of beaches, from Blue Flag designated Camber Sands and West Wittering, to the stunning coastline at Climping. The beaches at Eastbourne as also quite popular thanks to its wealth of attractions and facilities.

Weather in Sussex

Because a large part of Sussex straddles the coastline, the weather is best described as mild. The most pleasant weather can be experienced from May to September, when high temperatures range from 16°C - 21°C and it tends not to rain too often. Cloudy skies and cooler temperatures begin to set in starting October, with daily highs around 9°C prevailing until April.

Travel to Sussex

The A27 is the major road that spans the Sussex coastline and can be accessed by taking the M23 south from the M25 ring. Major towns and cities like Brighton have rail stations, many of which enjoy direct services from London. Gatwick Airport sits just within the Sussex border and receives flights from all across the UK. Car hire is available onsite and taxi services are also widely available.