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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.

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A beautiful cottage in a beautiful garden in a beautiful village in a beautiful county: perfection!

5 of 5
Chris's beautiful cottage is even better than the excellent photographs suggest. Its setting is heavenly, alongside other beautiful homes and gardens, close to a spectacular, large village green. Carley's butchers shop, at the bottom of the garden, sells first-rate bacon and sausages, but also many other food and convenience items. Chris could not have been more friendly, helpful and efficient; he has thought of everything to make one's stay enjoyable, and done so with style and good taste. The result is the perfect combination of old-world charm and modern comforts. Woodchurch is an ideal base - full of interest itself, but not too full of traffic. We found the neighbours very friendly and we were welcomed with open arms at the church when we pushed attendance at evensong into double figures. I would recommend the short walk to the village museum and the twenty-minute walk to the Rare Breeds Centre. Thanks to the tip in Chris's helpful information folder, we enjoyed chips from the mobile van on Wednesday evening; my favourite moment was eating them in the garden, listening to the bellringers practicing - a sort of distillation of everything English! The village is particularly well located for the many A-list places in the surrounding area. We particularly enjoyed Dover, Scotney and Sissinghurst castles, Great Dixter and Dungeness - and don't miss beautiful, peaceful, Winchelsea and Spike Milligan's grave there. Tenterden is an exceptionally attractive town. It was fun to visit Rye and watch Chris's Mapp & Lucia DVD afterwards! We had a fabulous week - thank you, Chris.
  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2018
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2018

Fantastic holiday

5 of 5
We stayed at the cottage for a week and couldn't have asked for more. Everything you could possibly need is provided. The pool and garden area is beautiful and was enjoyed by our whole party. The cottage is in a great location and we went exploring the local towns most days, would definitely recommend a visit to Camber Sands and Rye. Everything about our stay was perfect and we can't wait to return.
  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018