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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.

Wonderful! 4.9/5
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Cottage #8164835
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Excellent! 4.5/5
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House #6809244
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Wonderful! 4.9/5
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Excellent! 4.6/5
(27 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
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Apartment #1678445
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Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(21 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 3 BA
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Barn #8166939
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Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(12 reviews)
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  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #6082680
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Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.6/5
(16 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #861251
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Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.6/5
(16 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 5
Apartment #1484987
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Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(22 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #8167238
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Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(43 reviews)
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  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 8
House #864451
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Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(26 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Apartment #712520
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Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(14 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Barn #6707691
14
Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(34 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Cottage #1873785
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Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(34 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Multiple rentals Cottage #1013411
34
Viewed 39 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(9 reviews)
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  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 13
Bungalow #6810131
9
Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(10 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #6103393
10
Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(27 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Multiple rentals Cottage #1013411
27
Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.4/5
(30 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #8168372
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Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(16 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Multiple rentals Barn #6794268
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Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(10 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Cottage #8165203
10
Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
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  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Apartment #1876975
Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.5/5
(10 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Bungalow #6782850
10
Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(10 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Apartment #1010682
10
Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(12 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Cottage #8147346
12
Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.6/5
(15 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #841349
15
Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #1677405
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Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(6 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #6831921
6
Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(10 reviews)
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  • 5 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 13
Bungalow #1709715
10
Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(39 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #8132142
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Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(23 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 8
House #8055136
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Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.4/5
(8 reviews)
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  • 5 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 12
House #1660984
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Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(15 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #8148887
15
Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(21 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 3
Apartment #1873392
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Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(17 reviews)
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  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 10
House #6470136
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Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(15 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #8094508
15
Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(24 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 5
Apartment #826424
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Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(4 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Cottage #1135366
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Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 3
Apartment #6511606
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(20 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Apartment #824410
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Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(6 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
House #8150159
6
Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(8 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Bungalow #8172347
8
Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(6 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #1677395
6
Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(14 reviews)
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  • 5 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 18
House #1835681
14
Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(15 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #8167801
15
Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(12 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Cottage #1979395
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Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
Very Good! 4.2/5
(5 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #6562294
5
Exceptional! 5/5
(9 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Cottage #470522
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Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Multiple rentals Cottage #8158279
11
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #6814558
7
Excellent! 4.7/5
(14 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
House #6541848
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Recent Reviews

Perfect

5 of 5
The cottage was charming - spotlessly clean, tastefully decorated and had everything we could have wished for. A real home from home. We loved Rye and spent a magical day at Great Dixter House and Gardens - a 'must' for any garden-lover!
  • Review Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017

Beautiful home from home in a beautiful location, enjoyed seeing the bluebell railway and NT gardens

5 of 5
Perfect location and perfect size accommodation for our family. Our son enjoyed the lovely garden and we enjoyed the patio area in the evening. We visited national trust gardens locally and the bluebell railway. Near the property there is also a lovely woodland that has been designed to intrigue the imagination, as the owners for directions as its a lovely walk after dinner, there is also a wonderful pub on the way to this walk ! Enjoy !
  • Review Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017