Where to stay around East Sussex?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,124 holiday lettings near East Sussex. From 474 Cottages to 322 Houses, 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 East Sussex is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in East Sussex?

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

  • Rye: 684 holiday homes
  • Hastings: 781 holiday homes
  • Eastbourne: 350 holiday homes
  • Brighton Beach: 988 holiday homes
  • Lewes: 659 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in East 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 East Sussex?

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

  • Rye: 684 holiday lettings
  • Hastings: 781 holiday lettings
  • Eastbourne: 350 holiday lettings
  • Lewes: 659 holiday lettings
  • Bexhill-on-Sea: 600 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 East 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 East Sussex are:

  • Gatwick Airport (LGW): 521 self catering accommodations
  • Biggin Hill Airport (BQH): 11,471 self catering accommodations
  • Rochester (RCS): 505 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 East Sussex?

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

  • Brighton Beach: 988 holiday rentals
  • Devonshire Park Lawn Tennis Club: 1,016 holiday rentals
  • Camber Sands: 1,168 holiday rentals
  • Brighton Centre: 978 holiday rentals
  • Ashdown Forest: 921 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around East 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.

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Make a holiday cottage in East Sussex your home away from home

Home to windswept beaches, stunning chalk cliffs, and unspoilt countryside as far as the eye can see, East Sussex is difficult to compete with as far as British holiday destinations go. With so much to see and do, it’s an appealing place for almost all types of visitors. Outdoor enthusiasts can explore varied natural landscapes, whilst families and couples can enjoy fun in the sun on the beach.

HomeAway has a good number of holiday cottages in East Sussex to choose from. They range from seaside cottages in Rye, Eastbourne and Hastings, to country homes in secluded villages like Maresfield. East Sussex holiday rentals can be reserved from around £275 per week and come in all shapes and sizes. All rentals are fully furnished, with many offering additional amenities such as access to a swimming pool and tennis courts.

Things to do

-Beaches: There are a number of excellent beaches in East Sussex. Camber Sands, with its large crop of sand dunes, is a perfect place for fun in the sun. The beach here features soft sand and safe swimming areas during calm conditions. It’s also a popular spot for kite boarding and kite buggying. Over in Hastings, Pelham Beach is specially designed with families in mind. Adjacent to Pelham is Hastings Beach, which is also a lovely place to visit.

-Outdoor activities: Outdoor enthusiasts won’t want to miss the opportunity to visit Seven Sisters Country Park, which is home to the famous Seven Sisters chalk cliff formation. The park is full of bird-watching opportunities and also offers stunning views of the English Channel. East Sussex also lays claim to the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which has an amazing network of trails and themed walks suitable for people of all ages.

-Historic sites: People with a love of British history might choose holiday homes in Battle to see Battle Abbey and the site of the 1066 Battle of Hastings. The charming market town also has an informative museum about the famous battle that will appeal to adults and children alike. In truth, anyone with an interest in history can choose self catering in East Sussex pretty much anywhere in the county as it has a wealth of sites and attractions. Not too far from Battle is Pevensey Castle, which enjoys a rich history going back 16 centuries. The old Saxon fort marks the landing place for William the Conqueror, and was later retrofitted into a Norman Castle.

-Family attractions: Families staying in an East Sussex holiday cottage near Hastings can easily visit the Blue Reef Aquarium. The fun and educational destination has habitats containing sharks, rays, and many other animals that call the waters around the UK home. Also nearby is Alexandra Park, which has a lovely boating lake, a large play area for children and a convenient café.

Weather in East Sussex

July and August are the best time to visit the beach in East Sussex. Daily high temperatures average a comfortable 22°C and the skies have a tendency to remain clear. Great weather for all kinds of outdoor pursuits lasts from late April into September, when highs exceed 15°C. October to December are the rainiest months of the year, with things drying out again by March.

Travel to East Sussex

East Sussex is well connected by road and rail. Drivers can take the M25 ring before exiting onto the A21 south at Seven Oaks. The A21 runs straight through East Sussex to Hastings and the coastline. Drive along the A259 to reach all the major coastal towns. Visitors without a vehicle can take rail services to popular destinations for East Sussex holiday homes like Hastings, Rye, and Eastbourne.