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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.

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Close, clean and warm sea and impudent gulls. Love my holidays there!

5 of 5
Huge and clean caravan, lot of space. Close to beach. Thank you, Alexandra!
  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2018
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2018

Well renovated quiet country cottage

5 of 5
We wanted a quiet place to stay for 2 couples near to Lewes and this cottage is in a quiet country Lane approached via a series of twisting lanes from the main roads. There are other houses on the lane including working farms. The cottage is one of 3 conversions from the original grain store. It was spotlessly clean and well equipped and the owners, Katie and Michael were very friendly and helpful, promptly answering our questions when we had them. The cottage has 2 double bedrooms which are big enough, but not huge; comfortable beds and an en-suite shower room for each. Downstairs is open plan with a quiet corner for watching TV- we were there during the World Cup- and another comfortable sitting area at the front for those who just want to sit. The dining table was fine for the 4 of us, with space to put the foods we had bought. The fridge was quite small, but we could store other items in the freezer- we had brought some things from home to use up so it was a bit overfull at times. The garden is small but private enough to sit outside. We enjoyed the stay from where we explored the local attractions and we had good days out at Batemans and Sheffield Park and Lewes. We would return there if we wanted to come back to East Sussex.
  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2018
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2018