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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.

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    • 3 BR
    • 1 BA
    • Separate Toilet
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    House #6955687
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      House #8150354
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        Apartment #8103361
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          Apartment #6936325
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            Cottage #6897674
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              • 2 BR
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              Cottage #6955210
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                • 1 BR
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                Apartment #6806045
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                  • 3 BR
                  • 2 BA
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                  House #8242061
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                    • 3 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 6
                    House #6945285
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                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                      (9 reviews)
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                      • 2 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 4
                      Cottage #6480153
                      9
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                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                        (23 reviews)
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                        • 2 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 6
                        Bungalow #8127914
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                          Excellent! 4.7/5
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                          • 4 BR
                          • 2 BA
                          • Sleeps 6
                          Cottage #6082680
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                            Excellent! 4.6/5
                            (16 reviews)
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                            • 2 BR
                            • 2 BA
                            • Sleeps 4
                            Apartment #861251
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                            Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                              Excellent! 4.5/5
                              (8 reviews)
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                              • 1 BR
                              • 1 BA
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                              Apartment #690042vb
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                                • 2 BR
                                • 2 BA
                                • Sleeps 5
                                Apartment #6777286
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                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
                                  (27 reviews)
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                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 2 BA
                                  • Sleeps 6
                                  Apartment #712520
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                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                    (41 reviews)
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                                    • 1 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Sleeps 2
                                    House #1929294
                                    41
                                    Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                      (9 reviews)
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                                      • 1 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 2
                                      Multiple rentals Apartment #8081965
                                      9
                                      Viewed 38 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                        (7 reviews)
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                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 6
                                        Cottage #6831921
                                        7
                                        Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                          (20 reviews)
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                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 2 BA
                                          • Sleeps 6
                                          Apartment #824410
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                                          Viewed 21 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 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                              (40 reviews)
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                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 6
                                              Cottage #8132142
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                                              Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                (19 reviews)
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                                                • 4 BR
                                                • 2 BA
                                                • Sleeps 10
                                                House #6470136
                                                19
                                                Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                  (17 reviews)
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                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 10
                                                  Cottage #1650131
                                                  17
                                                  Viewed 40 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                    (54 reviews)
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                                                    • 2 BR
                                                    • 2 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 5
                                                    Apartment #1769681
                                                    54
                                                    Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                      (13 reviews)
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                                                      • 3 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 5
                                                      Cottage #1979395
                                                      13
                                                      Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                        (6 reviews)
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                                                        • 1 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 2
                                                        Cottage #1874503
                                                        6
                                                        Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
                                                          (13 reviews)
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                                                          • 5 BR
                                                          • 6 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 10
                                                          Cottage #8122680
                                                          13
                                                          Viewed 64 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                            (10 reviews)
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                                                            • 3 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 8
                                                            Cottage #1384217
                                                            10
                                                            Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                              (11 reviews)
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                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                              Apartment #6801102
                                                              11
                                                              Viewed 15 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 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                  (16 reviews)
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                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                  Apartment #8133113
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                                                                  Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                    (21 reviews)
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                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 3
                                                                    Apartment #1873392
                                                                    21
                                                                    Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                      (17 reviews)
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                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                      Cottage #8094508
                                                                      17
                                                                      Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                        (12 reviews)
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                                                                        • 5 BR
                                                                        • 4 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 12
                                                                        House #8144639
                                                                        12
                                                                        Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                          (14 reviews)
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                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                          Apartment #8075269
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                                                                          Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                            Apartment #1399235
                                                                            3
                                                                            Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Excellent! 4.3/5
                                                                              (6 reviews)
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                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 5
                                                                              Apartment #6516862
                                                                              6
                                                                              Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                                (5 reviews)
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                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 2
                                                                                Cottage #6939130
                                                                                5
                                                                                Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                  Apartment #6814442
                                                                                  2
                                                                                  Viewed 18 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 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                      (8 reviews)
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                                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                                                      Cottage #8172859
                                                                                      8
                                                                                      Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                        (8 reviews)
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                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                                        Apartment #6104552
                                                                                        8
                                                                                        Viewed 43 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                          (11 reviews)
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                                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                                          Multiple rentals Cottage #8158279
                                                                                          11
                                                                                          Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                            (5 reviews)
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                                                                                            • Studio
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 3
                                                                                            Apartment #1201079
                                                                                            5
                                                                                            Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                              (18 reviews)
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                                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 13
                                                                                              House #6478331
                                                                                              18
                                                                                              Viewed 72 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                House #6866458
                                                                                                3
                                                                                                Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                  (25 reviews)
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                                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                  Multiple rentals Cottage #8158279
                                                                                                  25
                                                                                                  Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                    (15 reviews)
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                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                    Barn #8164771
                                                                                                    15
                                                                                                    Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 3
                                                                                                      Cottage #8172348
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Great home for 2.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Perfectly decorated cottage with attention to detail. Lots to do in the area. Hikes and visits to towns. The English coastline and the woods are all close by. Nice quiet environment.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017

                                                                                                      Great accommodation

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Great place in the heart of Lewes close to all the amenities! Everything you could want!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017