Find the best place to stay — South East England

Where to stay around South East England?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 17,726 holiday lettings near South East England. From 10,259 apartments to 3,338 cottages, find the best place to stay with your family and friends to discover South East England area.

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 travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • France: 208,206 holiday homes
  • Dorset: 1,295 holiday homes
  • London: 12,010 holiday homes
  • The Cotswolds: 2,574 holiday homes
  • Sussex: 3,179 holiday homes

HomeAway 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: 12,010 holiday lettings
  • Swanage: 832 holiday lettings
  • Whitstable: 367 holiday lettings
  • Oxford: 259 holiday lettings
  • Rye: 650 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): 11,442 self catering accommodations
  • Euston Station Airport (QQU): 11,709 self catering accommodations
  • Bournemouth Airport (BOH): 1,404 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 offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in South East England. From HomeAway travellers, the top 5 popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • London Bridge: 11,725 holiday rentals
  • UK Wolf Centre: 234 holiday rentals
  • Brighton Beach: 920 holiday rentals
  • New Forest: 1,490 holiday rentals
  • Bournemouth Beach: 1,378 holiday rentals

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

Make holiday rental accommodation or a holiday cottage in South East England your home away from home

Officially, the South East of England consists of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Kent, East and West Sussex, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Surrey and the Isle of Wight, although there are many different popular definitions of South East England. What ever your definition, the region is a magnificent place to go on holiday, take a holiday cottage and relax. It is both rich in historical cities, open seas and wonderful countryside, open for numerous activities.

Places to holiday in South East England

Kent, the ‘garden of England’, is England’s oldest county, shaped by many centuries of violent history. This turbulent past which has shaped the county is celebrated today, from the preservation of prominent historical monuments and castles to the home of Winston Churchill. Wakeboarding is Kent’s new love, and there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy this exciting new sport from a South East England cottage in Kent.

East Sussex is a rural haven for walking, trout fishing and cycling. The spectacular coastline which contains the famous Seven Sisters, Beachy Head and Rye Harbour Nature Reserve has long been a magnet for walkers, mountain bikers and horse riders. The pebble beaches baked by the iconic British beach huts are ideal places to sit, swim and picnic.

Things to do in South East England

Being a mainly rural destination, mountain biking, horse riding and trout fishing are all extremely popular activities in the South East of England, perfectly catered for by taking a holiday rental property. Sailing on the Medway between Chichester and Dover is an unforgettable possibility, especially if you can sail past the iconic white cliffs of Dover from your South East England holiday cottage.

South East England has a huge number of unique attractions for all ages and interests. The Planet Earth Museum, Sussex Past and Royal Pavilion in East Sussex, Butterfly Centre, Chislehurst Caves, Dover Castle and Chatham Historic Dockyards in Kent, Birdworld, Thorpe Park and Chessington World of Adventures in Surrey and the Tangmere Military Aviation Museum in West Sussex create magnificent options for family holiday entertainment wherever you decide to take a holiday cottage in South East England.

If you don't know what to do have a look to our Holiday Idea page

Travel to South East England

Kent International Airport (MSE) and Shoreham Airport (ESH) are the two airports in the middle of the region, and LondonHeathrow (LHR) is on the boundary of South East England, so there should be no trouble reaching a holiday cottage in South East England. However, often rail or car is the easiest way to discover the region.


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