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Make a holiday cottage in Sussex your home away from home

Stretching roughly from Chichester in the west to Rye in the east, Sussex is home to remarkable coastal cliffs, beautiful countryside, loads of historic sites, and a whole host of wonderful cities and towns. The region can be divided into West Sussex, East Sussex, and the city of Brighton and Hove. Visitors can look forward to stays in beautiful countryside holiday homes in Uckfield such as converted barns and sprawling Victorian cottages, seaside homes in any number of historic coastal towns, or modern and trendy apartments in Brighton. There is really is something for everyone in Sussex, from culture seekers and history buffs to outdoor enthusiasts and beach lovers.

HomeAway has a wide selection of holiday cottages in Sussex ranging from charming seafront bungalows to luxurious estates in the country. Weekly rates start at below £200, making it one of the more affordable holiday destinations in the UK. All Sussex holiday homes listed on HomeAway come fully furnished to a high standard and contain everything guests need to feel right at home. Accommodation ranges from one to six or more bedrooms and there are rentals available to suit all family sizes and budgets. Popular added perks include close proximity to the beach, golf courses, and room to accommodate pets.

Things to do

-Outdoor activities: Sitting at the end of South Downs National Park, Seven Sisters Country Park offers nearly 300 hectares of unspoilt coastline and chalk grasslands. The Seven Sisters make up a spectacular natural attraction, but there is a lot more to discover in the area. Visitors to the country park can enjoy hiking, cycling, canoeing, bird watching, and even fishing on the beach.

-Family attractions: Families staying in a Sussex holiday cottage will be surrounded by a wealth of child-friendly attractions. A trip to the Brighton Sea Life Centre will be sure to please any child, as will a visit to the Knockhatch Adventure Park in Hailson. Over in West Sussex, visitors to holiday homes in Chichester and nearby have easy access to a number of family-friendly places like Dunreyth Alpacas, and Earnley Butterflies, Birds, and Beasts.

-Historic sites: No history buff should come to Sussex without visiting the site of the Battle of Hastings, located in Battle. With Battle Abbey as its backdrop, the battlefield is a trip back in time. An onsite museum puts everything into context and there’s plenty to see and do here for visitors of all ages. Other magnificent historic sites in Sussex include Arundel and Bodiam Castles, neither of which would look out of place in the pages of a fairytale book.

-Culture: Brighton is the cultural capital of Sussex. The colourful city has earned a reputation for its festivals and atmosphere, particularly in the summer months. Beginning in May visitors can enjoy the Brighton Festival and Brighton Fringe Festival. Both attract performers and musical talent from around the world and are not to be missed. May also marks the start of the Artists Open Houses event, during which over 1,000 artists participate, as well as the Great Escape Music Festival.

-Beaches: Brighton Beach is always popular, but it’s not the only beach worthy of attention along the Sussex coast. Those staying in a Sussex holiday home have access to a wide range of beaches, from Blue Flag designated Camber Sands and West Wittering, to the stunning coastline at Climping. The beaches at Eastbourne as also quite popular thanks to its wealth of attractions and facilities.

Weather in Sussex

Because a large part of Sussex straddles the coastline, the weather is best described as mild. The most pleasant weather can be experienced from May to September, when high temperatures range from 16°C - 21°C and it tends not to rain too often. Cloudy skies and cooler temperatures begin to set in starting October, with daily highs around 9°C prevailing until April.

Travel to Sussex

The A27 is the major road that spans the Sussex coastline and can be accessed by taking the M23 south from the M25 ring. Major towns and cities like Brighton have rail stations, many of which enjoy direct services from London. Gatwick Airport sits just within the Sussex border and receives flights from all across the UK. Car hire is available onsite and taxi services are also widely available.

Exceptional! 5/5
(13 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Bungalow #6720446
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Viewed 42 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.6/5
(35 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
House #1821090
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Viewed 53 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(19 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
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Cottage #8164835
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Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(9 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #6480153
9
Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.5/5
(24 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
House #6809244
24
Viewed 42 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.3/5
(8 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
House #6535283
8
Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(18 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Bungalow #8146246
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Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(20 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #8167492
20
Viewed 41 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(15 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Cottage #6732234
15
Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(23 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Bungalow #8127914
23
Viewed 41 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(22 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Barn #8166939
22
Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(24 reviews)
avg/night
  • 5 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 10
House #6472819
24
Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(13 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Bungalow #6534711
13
Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.6/5
(28 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #1678445
28
Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(12 reviews)
avg/night
  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #6082680
12
Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(34 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #8147717
34
Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(23 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #8167238
23
Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.6/5
(16 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #861251
16
Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(8 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Apartment #6104552
8
Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(29 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Multiple rentals Barn #476188
29
Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(15 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Multiple rentals Barn #476188
15
Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(8 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Multiple rentals Barn #476188
8
Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(24 reviews)
avg/night
  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 9
House #425596
24
Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
avg/night
  • 6 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 16
House #6779820
1
Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.5/5
(19 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 5
Apartment #1484987
19
Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(53 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
House #417297
53
Viewed 47 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.5/5
(8 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Apartment #690042vb
8
Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Apartment #6777286
2
Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(27 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Apartment #712520
27
Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(35 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Multiple rentals Cottage #1013411
35
Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(41 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
House #1929294
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Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(9 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
House #6822401
9
Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(11 reviews)
avg/night
  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 13
Bungalow #6810131
11
Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(28 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Multiple rentals Cottage #1013411
28
Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.4/5
(16 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Cottage #8147346
16
Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Apartment #1876975
Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(17 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Multiple rentals Barn #6794268
17
Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(28 reviews)
avg/night
  • 4 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Cottage #8113596
28
Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.4/5
(12 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Bungalow #6782850
12
Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(11 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #6103393
11
Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(61 reviews)
avg/night
  • 4 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Sleeps 9
House #447172
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Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(44 reviews)
avg/night
  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 10
House #864451
44
Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(30 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #8168130
30
Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.4/5
(31 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #8168372
31
Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(11 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Apartment #1010682
11
Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(9 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Multiple rentals Apartment #8081965
9
Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(42 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
House #729541
42
Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(77 reviews)
avg/night
  • 4 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Sleeps 9
Apartment #484824
77
Viewed 54 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(15 reviews)
avg/night
  • 4 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 8
House #1880416
15
Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.6/5
(14 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 6
Bungalow #1727303
14
Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
 

Recent Reviews

Fantastic lovely views and set in 40 glorious acres

5 of 5
The oak barn Kent was absolutely fantastic Brilliant views and a lovely cottage Would recommend it to anyone
  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017

Wonderful holiday - thank you

5 of 5
Perfect location 10 mins walk from the best sandy beach I've ever seen. The cottage was clean, well maintained and felt homely. Well equipped (though a hairdryer would be useful). Very pretty peaceful garden. The owner was very friendly and came to help with the dishwasher.
  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017