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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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                                                                                          A little piece of heaven

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                                                                                          Dianne & Graham were excellent hosts, they provided a warm welcome and during our stay were attentive and friendly. The Environment was comfortable, relaxing and peaceful, it was truly a little piece of heaven. Thank you Di, Graham and Bella for a wonderful stay, we shall be back. :) Fran & Benji x
                                                                                          • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2016
                                                                                          • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                                          An extraordinary experience

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                                                                                          The picture showing the view from the apartment's windows looks improbable, but it's no product of photoshop: you'll feel you could reach out and touch the cathedral from your living room. In fact you could probably just open the sash to join in Evensong. Even if you're not faintly religious the architecture of the Cathedral and its sheer proximity is breath-taking. The apartment itself is a stylish mix of the old and new: period features and creature comforts. There are all the gadgets you'd wish - including, of course, a TV - but you'll spend your time looking out of those windows. Salisbury is a lovely city to explore, and Winchester and Bath are elegant neighbours an hour away. If you decide to book I can't see you regretting your choice. we certainly didn't!
                                                                                          • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2016
                                                                                          • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

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                                                                                          This is such a lovely flat in the best location walking distance to the beach and a selection of Bars and Restaurants and the local shops owner Sue always makes us welcome we have been coming for the last 6 or 7 years and its now our home from home
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