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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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    Apartment #6518047
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      Excellent! 4.7/5
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      Apartment #6504470
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        Excellent! 4.6/5
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        Caravan #6487975
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          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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          Cottage #6480153
          7
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            Wonderful! 4.9/5
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            House #8156532
            35
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              Excellent! 4.3/5
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              • 3 BR
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              House #6535283
              7
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                Exceptional! 5/5
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                • 4 BR
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                Cottage #6505954
                9
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                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                  • 3 BR
                  • 2 BA
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                  Apartment #1170584
                  26
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                    • 1 BR
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                    Apartment #1903605
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                      Exceptional! 5/5
                      (18 reviews)
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                      • 2 BR
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                      Cottage #6015701
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                      Viewed 54 times in the last 48 hours
                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                        • 3 BR
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                        Cottage #8132682
                        27
                        Viewed 73 times in the last 48 hours
                          Excellent! 4.6/5
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                          • 2 BR
                          • 1 BA
                          • Sleeps 6
                          Apartment #1880019
                          10
                          Viewed 79 times in the last 48 hours
                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                            • 1 BR
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                            Barn #8143485
                            20
                            Viewed 50 times in the last 48 hours
                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                              • 2 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 4
                              Cottage #6072529
                              18
                              Viewed 37 times in the last 48 hours
                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                (27 reviews)
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                                • 1 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 2
                                Cottage #1873785
                                27
                                Viewed 49 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                  (11 reviews)
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                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 4
                                  Bungalow #1607211
                                  11
                                  Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                    (10 reviews)
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                                    • 1 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Sleeps 2
                                    Cottage #8166556
                                    10
                                    Viewed 72 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                      (15 reviews)
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                                      • 3 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 6
                                      Cottage #8167492
                                      15
                                      Viewed 52 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                        (12 reviews)
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                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 5
                                        Bungalow #8146246
                                        12
                                        Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
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                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 1 BA
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                                          Apartment #1646826
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                                          Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Exceptional! 5/5
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                                            • 3 BR
                                            • 2 BA
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                                            Cottage #1609672
                                            9
                                            Viewed 75 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                              (17 reviews)
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                                              • 5 BR
                                              • 2 BA
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                                              • Sleeps 10
                                              House #6472819
                                              17
                                              Viewed 69 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 1 BA
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                                                Chalet #8165490
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                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                  Apartment #1941225
                                                  27
                                                  Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                    • 3 BR
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                                                    Barn #426247
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                                                    Viewed 73 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                      House #1821090
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                                                      Viewed 47 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                        Cottage #6543077
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                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                          • 4 BA
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                                                          Cottage #8113596
                                                          22
                                                          Viewed 53 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Very Good! 4/5
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                                                            • 2 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
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                                                            Apartment #8133905
                                                            4
                                                            Viewed 40 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                                              • 1 BR
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                                                              House #6809244
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                                                              Viewed 47 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 2 BA
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                                                                Cottage #2664
                                                                21
                                                                Viewed 42 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                  (33 reviews)
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                                                                  • 1 BR
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                                                                  Barn #8142962
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                                                                  Viewed 56 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                    Apartment #8131772
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                                                                    Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
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                                                                      Cottage #8161502
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                                                                      Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                        (24 reviews)
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                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                        Apartment #1678445
                                                                        24
                                                                        Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Excellent! 4.4/5
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                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 2 BA
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                                                                          Bungalow #6534711
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                                                                          Viewed 39 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                            • 2 BR
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                                                                            Barn #8162551
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                                                                            Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                              • 2 BR
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                                                                              Bungalow #8127914
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                                                                              Viewed 101 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                                                Apartment #1484987
                                                                                14
                                                                                Viewed 69 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                  (51 reviews)
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                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                                                  Cottage #8171434
                                                                                  51
                                                                                  Viewed 40 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                    (18 reviews)
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                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                    Cottage #1882084
                                                                                    18
                                                                                    Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                      (28 reviews)
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                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                      Multiple rentals Cottage #1013411
                                                                                      28
                                                                                      Viewed 51 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                        (11 reviews)
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                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                                        Cottage #1353030
                                                                                        11
                                                                                        Viewed 47 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                          • 3 BR
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                                                                                          House #1783536
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                                                                                          Viewed 43 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                            (34 reviews)
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                                                                                            House #1929294
                                                                                            34
                                                                                            Viewed 67 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                              (27 reviews)
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                                                                                              • 4 BR
                                                                                              • 3 BA
                                                                                              • Separate Toilets
                                                                                              • Sleeps 10
                                                                                              House #1123444
                                                                                              27
                                                                                              Viewed 82 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                (25 reviews)
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                                                                                                • 2 BR
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                                                                                                Multiple rentals Barn #476188
                                                                                                25
                                                                                                Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                  (13 reviews)
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                                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                  Barn #6707691
                                                                                                  13
                                                                                                  Viewed 43 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                    (40 reviews)
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                                                                                                    • 9 BR
                                                                                                    • 5 BA
                                                                                                    • Separate Toilets
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 16
                                                                                                    House #418796
                                                                                                    40
                                                                                                    Viewed 79 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                      (15 reviews)
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                                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                      Multiple rentals Cottage #1030522
                                                                                                      15
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Lovely flat great view

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      Had a lovely relaxing time. Unfortunately had to leave earlier than expected due to family emergency but will definitely book again. Thank you Jane x
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 27-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                                                                                      A luxurious retreat in the heart of a traditional Sussex village

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Stepping into The Whistle Stop is like walking into a glossy interiors magazine. Every detail has been carefully considered and every item chosen with utmost care to create a quiet, contemporary haven that belies the apartment's position right in the heart of a bustling village. The apartment is filled with natural light and decorated with style to create a feeling of peace and calm. The bed is huge and comfy, the kitchenette is surprisingly well-equipped and the luxury bathroom features a hot, powerful shower that's hard to tear yourself away from. All in all, it is a fabulous home from home, situated in the wonderful village of Henfield giving easy access to the Sussex coast and the South Downs. Henfield itself has several good pubs and restaurants and a thriving High Street with many interesting shops. Highly recommended!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 27-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                                                                                      Lovey cottage and lovely surroundings

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      A lovely cottage that has all that you need. My wife and I, as well as our 6 month old baby, stayed for 3 nights and was the perfect getaway.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 26-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017