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Destination guide

Family fun and relaxing holidays in South East England

Stretching from Kent across the South Coast to New Forest, South East England has a range of popular locations for holidays. Whether you want family fun, quiet relaxation, breathtaking scenery or cultural attractions, you’ll be spoilt for choice with holiday lettings near South East England’s top destinations.

History

Go back in time with historic homes in South East England

With its long history, South East England boasts many stately homes throughout the region, many of which are found near holiday homes and holiday cottages. The Strawberry Hill House in Twickenham is a beautiful example of Georgian gothic architecture with Renaissance glass, and the Guildford House Gallery is a townhouse with original period features like a carved staircase and panelled rooms. Jane Austen’s home in Chawton is a great place for literature lovers, and the Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire is home to one of the most beautiful collections of French 18th-century artwork.

Things to do

Fun and adventure in South East England

South East England is a diverse region with an array of options for your holiday. No matter your inclination, you’re sure to find holiday lettings near exciting destinations like Tilgate Park and Nature Centre, a beautiful parkland with rare animals and an ornamental garden, and the Thames Path National Trail, a scenic trail that passes through water meadows, historic towns and lovely villages. The Claydon House, with its beautiful interiors and estate gardens offers picnics and nature strolls, and the Needles Rocks and Lighthouse is an area of outstanding natural beauty with a chairlift that takes you past the coloured sand cliffs.

How to get around

Getting around South East England from your holiday rental

South East England offers plenty of public transport systems to get you to and from your holiday rental. Local buses and taxis are available for travel throughout the region, and trains offer services to many of the larger cities and towns. If you want to explore South East England on your own time, however, you can opt for a rental car to set your own schedule.

Family friendly

Ideal family holidays in South East England

If you’re browsing holiday homes in South East England for your family excursions, you’ll find plenty of options to suit any age range or interest. The Observatory Science Centre is the perfect place for budding scientists, due to its interactive exhibits for all ages, and Drusillas Park offers a world-class zoo with over 100 exotic animal species. Fishers Farm Park is a lovely spot for a relaxing family outing in the West Sussex countryside, and the Loxwood Joust is a spectacular medieval festival for excitement and a little history education.

Good for couples

Natural splendour with your loved one in South East England

Whether you’re looking for cultural venues, beautiful gardens or fine wines, South East England is filled with romantic ideas for your holiday. Many intimate holiday homes can be found near places like Pashley Manor Gardens, a sweeping landscape with elegant roses in walled gardens, or Sheffield Park Garden, a vibrant park with shimmering waterfalls and large lakes. You could also catch a ballet, opera or musical performance at the New Theatre, or sample fine wines from the top-notch vineyards in Sussex.

How many holiday rentals are available around South East England?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 19,240 holiday lettings around South East England. From 3,946 cabins to 3,946 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 South East England?

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

  • London: 10,829 holiday homes
  • The Cotswolds: 3,436 holiday homes
  • Warner Bros. Studio Tour London: 8,911 holiday homes
  • France: 232,789 holiday homes
  • Chichester: 974 holiday homes

HomeAway.co.uk offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in South East England! 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 South East England?

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

  • London: 10,829 holiday lettings
  • Chichester: 974 holiday lettings
  • Bournemouth: 1,157 holiday lettings
  • Birmingham: 704 holiday lettings
  • Romford: 652 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 South East England?

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 South East England are:

  • Heathrow Airport (LHR): 10,482 self catering accommodations
  • Stansted Airport (STN): 196 self catering accommodations
  • Gatwick Airport (LGW): 666 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 South East England?

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

  • Warner Bros. Studio Tour London: 8,911 holiday rentals
  • Mudeford Quay: 1,700 holiday rentals
  • Dover: 750 holiday rentals
  • Peppa Pig World: 1,260 holiday rentals
  • Swanage Beach: 1,302 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around South East England 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 South East England

London
10,829 holiday rentals
Chichester
974 holiday rentals
Bournemouth
1,157 holiday rentals
Birmingham
704 holiday rentals
Romford
652 holiday rentals
Norwich
2,637 holiday rentals
Swanage
849 holiday rentals
Poole
1,012 holiday rentals
Whitstable
422 holiday rentals
Lymington
1,076 holiday rentals
Ventnor
1,178 holiday rentals
Cheltenham
384 holiday rentals
Woodbridge
1,209 holiday rentals
Deal
775 holiday rentals
Rye
716 holiday rentals
Canterbury
1,212 holiday rentals
Christchurch
1,139 holiday rentals
Colchester
487 holiday rentals
Broadstairs
484 holiday rentals
Gloucester
939 holiday rentals