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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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                                                                                                    Loved the cottage - so beautifully fitted out, super cosy and welcoming, everything we needed and a pub that serves fantastic food across the road. Loved our stay and we'll be back!
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                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Sep 2016

                                                                                                    Beautiful house for family get together

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    We had a wonderful weekend, three generations together plus the family dog. The accommodation was faultless; clean, beautifully furnished, huge rooms and very well equiped kitchen. The lovely big dining table allowed us to enjoy meals together and the tennis court and large garden to burn off those extra calories! The location of 'Cloisters' is perfect for exploring the New Forest and the Red Lion pub just down the road can be recommended for Sunday Lunch. Perfect!
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 22-Sep-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Sep 2016

                                                                                                    Great property and very helpful owners

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                                                                                                    We rented out the Copse for 2 days to host our friends and family for our 80 person civil ceremony in August and can not say enough wonderful things. The property itself is absolutely stunning and the decking/stretch tent that they have installed is an excellent area to host a reception. Penny and Kelly were so helpful and accommodating in letting us make our day unique and providing us with recommendations of suppliers in the area when we needed them. They also let us visit the property several times throughout the planning process which was incredibly helpful. Highly recommend if you are looking for an intimate affair where you can host your family and friends in a stunning setting.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 19-Sep-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Aug 2016