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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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      Excellent! 4.7/5
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                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                  Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                    Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                                    Recent Reviews

                                                                                                    The property is in a beautiful location and provided everying we wanted for our holiday.

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    The ground floor apartment is light and airy, the layout compact yet deceptively spacious, well-equipped, newly furnished and freshly decorated, with a place for everything including walking boots and outdoor clothes. The house is situated in extensive grounds on the edge of the village and the apartment enjoys views across its lawns to the open countryside beyond. It is a short walk into Iden village with its well stocked shop and interesting church. One day we walked from Iden into Rye along field paths enjoying views towards Rye from Leasam Hill before exploring the town. We would recommend Webbes at the Fish Café in Tower Street which was our restaurant of choice. We also walked from Rye Harbour through the nature reserve to Winchelsea Beach and appropriately for the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings, part of the 1066 Country Walk from Battle Abbey. We had very good weather for almost all the week and visited Sissinghurst Castle Gardens and Smallhythe Place (both National Trust properties) in glorious sunshine. On our first visit to the area we have only begun to find the places of interest and should very much like to return. Lucy and Stuart looked after us so well we shall not hesitate to recommend their property to our relatives and friends and feel sure anyone fortunate enough to stay there should have a very good holiday.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 01-Oct-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Sep 2016

                                                                                                    What an amazing house - perfect in every way.

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    We rented The Copse for our close family to be together for our son's wedding. We certainly made the right choice. The property is stunning, beautifully furnished and ticks all the boxes. Having such a lovely place to stay and relax certainly contributed to a very happy time. Thank you. Bill and Janet Woodhart
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 29-Sep-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Sep 2016

                                                                                                    Fabulous holiday let

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                                                                                                    Fabulous 5 bedroom house close to local amenities and to the beachfront in Southbourne. Very clean and spacious property that also welcomes pets (dogs). We had a wonderful time away there. Thanks so much Susie. I'm sure we'll be in touch to stay with you again
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 28-Sep-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Aug 2016