HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled

Holidaymakers searching for holiday rentals in Lewes also enquired about cottages in Chichester, cottages in Wealden and holiday homes in Arun

Make a self catering villa or holiday rental in Lewes, East Sussex your home away from home

The medieval town of Lewes lies on a tributary of the River Ouse which meanders through the scenic South Downs to Newhaven. The town dates back to the 11th century and earlier. The Normans built a fine flint castle and the ruins still dominate the town today. The steep cobbled streets are known as “twittens” and 15th century cottages appear unchanged. They are a favourite setting for historic dramas and films. A vacation home in Lewes is the perfect base from which to explore the surrounding countryside, the coastal resort of Brighton and the many historic castles in this lovely area.

Things to Do in Lewes, East Sussex

Shopping

Lewes and the small towns in the area of East Sussex are perfect for shopping. In particular the town has a fine selection of speciality shops along with many art galleries and craft shops.

Antique Hunting

Lewes is one of the major centres in Britain for antiques. It has three auction houses and many charming shops to browse for treasure. The Old Needlemakers in the 19th century candle and needle factory now houses a collection of antique shops and a café.

Following History

The area around Lewes is rich in historic sites. The 1066 Battle of Hastings site is particularly interesting and there is now an Abbey marking the site of Harold’s death. The battlefield has an award-winning exhibition depicting the Norman conquest of England and the changes it brought about.

Places to Visit Near Lewes, East Sussex Anne of Cleves House Museum

One of the most interesting attractions is the Anne of Cleves House, given to Anne as part of her divorce settlement from Henry VIII. It now houses a collection of exhibits from the Elizabethan era along with the Wealdon Ironwork Gallery.

Charleston

Charleston was the former home of Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant and now contains a wonderful collection of their artwork along with paintings by Picasso, Derain and Renoir.

Herstmonceux Castle

This 15th century moated castle is one of the most impressive castles in England. Set in beautiful landscaped parkland it has superb Elizabethan walled gardens with a lily pond and folly. The castle was built on the site of Roman remains as a country home for the Fiennes family rather than as a defensive fortress.

Weather in Lewes, East Sussex

The East Sussex coast enjoys mild winters with temperatures rarely dropping below freezing. The summers are pleasantly warm, reaching 72°F (22°C). The area has moderate rainfall, heaviest in the winter months.

Getting to Lewes, East Sussex

Your Lewes vacation rental is just 21 miles from London Gatwick Airport. London City Airport is 44 miles away and London Heathrow is 46 miles from Lewes. The area is very easy to drive to, lying just south of the M25 along the M23/A23.

    avg/night
    • 3 BR
    • 1 BA
    • Separate Toilet
    • Sleeps 6
    House #6955687
    1
    Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
      • 3 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Sleeps 5
      Cottage #6897674
        avg/night
        • 1 BR
        • 1 BA
        • Sleeps 2
        Apartment #8103361
        1
        Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
          • 2 BR
          • 1 BA
          • Sleeps 4
          Apartment #6936325
            • 2 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Sleeps 6
            Cottage #6955210
              • 1 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 2
              Apartment #6806045
                • 1 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Sleeps 2
                Apartment #6866731
                  avg/night
                  • 3 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Sleeps 6
                  House #6945285
                  Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                    Excellent! 4.3/5
                    (6 reviews)
                    avg/night
                    • 8 BR
                    • 6 BA
                    • Separate Toilets
                    • Sleeps 16
                    Chateau / Country House #1024628
                    6
                    Viewed 37 times in the last 48 hours
                      • 2 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 4
                      Cottage #1902830
                      1
                        Exceptional! 5/5
                        (4 reviews)
                        avg/night
                        • 1 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 4
                        Apartment #496663
                        4
                        Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                          Excellent! 4.7/5
                          (15 reviews)
                          avg/night
                          • 3 BR
                          • 2 BA
                          • Separate Toilet
                          • Sleeps 6
                          House #8150354
                          15
                          Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                            • 2 BR
                            • Separate Toilet
                            • Sleeps 4
                            Cottage #6782408
                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                              (21 reviews)
                              avg/night
                              • 2 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 6
                              Bungalow #8127914
                              21
                              Viewed 57 times in the last 48 hours
                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                (8 reviews)
                                avg/night
                                • 3 BR
                                • 2 BA
                                • Sleeps 8
                                House #865419
                                8
                                Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                  • 4 BR
                                  • 2 BA
                                  • Separate Toilet
                                  • Sleeps 8
                                  House #6869068
                                  1
                                  Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                    • 2 BR
                                    • 2 BA
                                    • Sleeps 4
                                    Cottage #6559306
                                      Excellent! 4.6/5
                                      (51 reviews)
                                      avg/night
                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 2 BA
                                      • Sleeps 5
                                      Apartment #1769681
                                      51
                                      Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                        (3 reviews)
                                        avg/night
                                        • 3 BR
                                        • 2 BA
                                        • Sleeps 6
                                        Cottage #8092366
                                        3
                                        Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                          avg/night
                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 4
                                          Cottage #6898845
                                          2
                                          Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                            • 6 BR
                                            • 3 BA
                                            • Sleeps 15
                                            House #1937640
                                            1
                                            Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Excellent! 4.6/5
                                              (14 reviews)
                                              avg/night
                                              • 4 BR
                                              • 3 BA
                                              • Sleeps 14
                                              Bungalow #1412328
                                              14
                                              Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                (17 reviews)
                                                avg/night
                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                House #8103002
                                                17
                                                Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Good! 3.9/5
                                                  (8 reviews)
                                                  avg/night
                                                  • 3 BR
                                                  • 2 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                  Apartment #6706835
                                                  8
                                                  Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    • 3 BR
                                                    • 2 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                    Bungalow #1502897
                                                    Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                      (11 reviews)
                                                      avg/night
                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                      Apartment #8075269
                                                      11
                                                      Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                        (14 reviews)
                                                        avg/night
                                                        • 2 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 5
                                                        Cottage #8173159
                                                        14
                                                        Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          • 3 BR
                                                          • 3 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                          Apartment #6822765
                                                          2
                                                            avg/night
                                                            • 2 BR
                                                            • 2 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                            Apartment #6740726
                                                            1
                                                            Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                                              (10 reviews)
                                                              avg/night
                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                              Apartment #6801102
                                                              10
                                                              Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 8
                                                                Cottage #8138282
                                                                Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                  (11 reviews)
                                                                  avg/night
                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 5
                                                                  Cottage #1979395
                                                                  11
                                                                  Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 2
                                                                    Cottage #1878031
                                                                    1
                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                      (36 reviews)
                                                                      avg/night
                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                      • 3 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 14
                                                                      House #833214
                                                                      36
                                                                      Viewed 49 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                        (14 reviews)
                                                                        avg/night
                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 13
                                                                        House #6478331
                                                                        14
                                                                        Viewed 58 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          avg/night
                                                                          • 5 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 9
                                                                          Apartment #8125084
                                                                          3
                                                                          Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                            (55 reviews)
                                                                            avg/night
                                                                            • 6 BR
                                                                            • 3 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 21
                                                                            House #824510
                                                                            55
                                                                            Viewed 65 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              avg/night
                                                                              • 5 BR
                                                                              • 3 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 16
                                                                              Apartment #6820718
                                                                              Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                Bungalow #1780006
                                                                                2
                                                                                  Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                                  (32 reviews)
                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                  Apartment #1095318
                                                                                  32
                                                                                  Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                    (15 reviews)
                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 20
                                                                                    House #1491464
                                                                                    15
                                                                                    Viewed 55 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                                                      House #6543292
                                                                                      Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        avg/night
                                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                                        Cottage #8068484
                                                                                        2
                                                                                        Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          View details for price
                                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                                          • Separate Toilet
                                                                                          • Sleeps 3
                                                                                          Cottage #1868499
                                                                                            avg/night
                                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 2
                                                                                            Apartment #6554188
                                                                                            1
                                                                                            Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                              (21 reviews)
                                                                                              avg/night
                                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 2
                                                                                              Apartment #8033589
                                                                                              21
                                                                                              Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 8
                                                                                                House #6542295
                                                                                                1
                                                                                                Viewed 39 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                  (30 reviews)
                                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                  Apartment #8077129
                                                                                                  30
                                                                                                  Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                    (4 reviews)
                                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                    House #6774059
                                                                                                    4
                                                                                                    Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    • 1 - 50 of 300+
                                                                                                     

                                                                                                    Recent Reviews

                                                                                                    A lovely clean apartment in a great location

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    We had a fantastic break, brilliant location and comfortable/clean accommodation. We would we definitely use again.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

                                                                                                    A well appointed apartment in a tranquil setting

                                                                                                    4 of 5
                                                                                                    A lovely short break in a convenient location. Arundel Castle was the highlight of our visit & we would definately stay in the same property again when in the area.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Apr 2017