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Destination guide

Charming East Sussex holiday lettings

Known for its green hills and weald land right out of a landscape painting, East Sussex is a beautiful destination for a country retreat. From the unique shops and pebble beaches of Brighton to the serene boating lakes and white cliffs of Eastbourne, you’ll find an array of attractions to make your holiday in East Sussex memorable. Holiday lettings in East Sussex put you in the heart of this vibrant landscape.

History

Historic sites near East Sussex holiday lettings

The rich history and heritage of East Sussex are reflected in various landmarks and museums throughout the area. Holiday homes can be found near heritage sites like the Great Dixter House & Gardens, a 15th-century manor house and estate belonging to Christopher Lloyd with exemplary gardens and artefacts. The Bluebell Railway, a 19th-century heritage steam station with engine relics, a museum and a heritage railway line, and the Herstmonceux Castle, a medieval castle with a vast park and formal gardens, are great for history buffs. You could explore the Lewes Castle, a medieval castle with commanding architecture and views of the landscape.

Things to do

Things to do near East Sussex holiday homes

From historic sites and museums to majestic cliffs and picturesque beaches, East Sussex has an array of attractions for families and couples. Holiday homes can be found near locations like the Bodiam Castle, a 14th-century castle with a moat, dramatic towers and exhibitions, and Seven Sisters, a row of spectacular white cliffs on the English Channel. Camber Sands, a scenic beach with picturesque sand dunes, calm waters and opportunities for water activities, and Drusillas Park, a large zoo with exotic species, feeding demonstrations, restaurants, netted walkways and a soft-play area, are great places for family-friendly fun.

Food & drink 

Cuisine in East Sussex

East Sussex has a rich food culture with some staple dishes that it’s famous for, which can be found at many local restaurants and eateries throughout the region. Hunters Chicken, a grilled chicken breast with barbecue sauce, smoked cheddar cheese and sweetcure bacon, and sea bass fillets with smoked tomato dressing and dauphinoise potatoes are two dishes that you must try while holidaying in East Sussex. Try out a delicacy in the East Sussex restaurants near your holiday rental and experience the distinctive flavours of the region.

Family friendly

Family fun near East Sussex holiday lettings

The relaxing atmosphere and educational experiences in East Sussex make it perfect for a holiday with the kids. Family-friendly holiday homes are available near Bewl Water, a kid-friendly outdoor adventure park with land- and water-based activities and a restaurant with casual bites, and Smugglers Adventure, a collection of underground tunnels that trace the steps of smugglers with theatrical effects and costumed staff. The Observatory Science Centre, an interactive science museum with discovery exhibits and an astronomical observatory, and the Blue Reef Aquarium, a marine-life facility with naturalistic habitats and colourful reef fish viewed from underwater tunnels, are also fun for kids.

Good for couples

Romance in East Sussex holiday lettings

The idyllic setting of East Sussex is perfect for a romantic holiday with your significant other. Holiday homes can be found near intimate attractions like Camber Beach, a sandy beach with sand dunes and a wildlife habitat, and Eastbourne Pier, a Victorian boardwalk with amusements, food stands and live events. You could also enjoy a relaxing day at Bateman’s, the historic Jacobean home of Rudyard Kipling with period furnishings and artefacts, and the Towner Art Gallery, a contemporary art museum with a collection of modern British masterpieces.

How many holiday rentals are available around East Sussex?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,176 holiday lettings around East Sussex. From 642 cabins to 642 cottages, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

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.co.uk travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Camber: 632 holiday homes
  • Rye: 710 holiday homes
  • Hastings: 810 holiday homes
  • Eastbourne: 347 holiday homes
  • Heathfield: 703 holiday homes

HomeAway.co.uk 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: 710 holiday lettings
  • Hastings: 810 holiday lettings
  • Eastbourne: 347 holiday lettings
  • Heathfield: 703 holiday lettings
  • Pevensey: 460 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): 666 self catering accommodations
  • Rochester (RCS): 547 self catering accommodations
  • Biggin Hill Airport (BQH): 10,434 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.co.uk offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in East Sussex. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Ashdown Forest: 1,002 holiday rentals
  • Rye Harbour Nature Reserve: 1,173 holiday rentals
  • Pevensey Normans Bay Station: 1,110 holiday rentals
  • Seven Sisters Country Park: 1,162 holiday rentals
  • Bluebell Railway - Sheffield Park Station: 1,077 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around East Sussex listed on HomeAway.co.uk 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.

Explore destinations around East Sussex

Rye
710 holiday rentals
Hastings
810 holiday rentals
Eastbourne
347 holiday rentals
Heathfield
703 holiday rentals
Pevensey
460 holiday rentals
Lewes
1,077 holiday rentals
Robertsbridge
867 holiday rentals
Bexhill-on-Sea
622 holiday rentals
Saint Leonards-on-sea
640 holiday rentals
Hailsham
668 holiday rentals
Mayfield and Five Ashes
351 holiday rentals
Battle
963 holiday rentals
Wadhurst
464 holiday rentals
Hartfield
207 holiday rentals
Polegate
425 holiday rentals
Winchelsea
758 holiday rentals
Seaford
561 holiday rentals
Peacehaven
652 holiday rentals
Chailey
771 holiday rentals
Crowborough
295 holiday rentals