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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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    Cottage #6480153
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      House #6535283
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        Wonderful! 4.9/5
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        Cottage #1873785
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          Wonderful! 4.8/5
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          • 3 BR
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          Cottage #8167492
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            Wonderful! 4.9/5
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            • 2 BR
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            Bungalow #8146246
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              Wonderful! 4.9/5
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              • 5 BR
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              House #6472819
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                Excellent! 4.6/5
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                • 3 BR
                • 2 BA
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                House #1821090
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                  Exceptional! 5/5
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                  • 4 BR
                  • 4 BA
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                  Cottage #8113596
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                    Excellent! 4.5/5
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                    • 1 BR
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                    House #6809244
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                      Excellent! 4.7/5
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                      Apartment #1678445
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                        Excellent! 4.4/5
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                        • 2 BR
                        • 2 BA
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                        Bungalow #6534711
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                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                          Bungalow #8127914
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                            Excellent! 4.6/5
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                            • 3 BR
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                            Apartment #1484987
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                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                              • 2 BR
                              • 2 BA
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                              Multiple rentals Cottage #1013411
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                              Viewed 51 times in the last 48 hours
                                Exceptional! 5/5
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                                • 2 BR
                                • 2 BA
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                                Cottage #8165203
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                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                  • 1 BR
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                                  House #1929294
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                                    Exceptional! 5/5
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                                    • 1 BR
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                                    Apartment #690042vb
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                                      Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                      • 2 BR
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                                      Cottage #1650131
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                                        Exceptional! 5/5
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                                        • 2 BR
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                                        Multiple rentals Barn #476188
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                                          Exceptional! 5/5
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                                          • 1 BR
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                                          Barn #6707691
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                                            Exceptional! 5/5
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                                            • 2 BR
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                                            Multiple rentals Barn #476188
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                                            Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                              Multiple rentals Barn #476188
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                                                House #1111058
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                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                  House #425596
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                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                        • 2 BR
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                                                        Cottage #8147717
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                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                          • 3 BR
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                                                          House #417297
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                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                            Apartment #6104552
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                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                              Apartment #1010682
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                                                                Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
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                                                                Cottage #8168372
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                                                                  Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                                  Apartment #1769681
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                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                    • 5 BR
                                                                    • 3 BA
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                                                                    Cottage #1883489
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                                                                    Viewed 80 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                      • 5 BR
                                                                      • 3 BA
                                                                      • Separate Toilets
                                                                      • Sleeps 10
                                                                      House #6784753
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                                                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                        House #729541
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                                                                          Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                                          • 1 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
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                                                                          Multiple rentals Barn #1869405
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                                                                          Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                            • 2 BA
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                                                                            Apartment #712520
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                                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                              • 4 BR
                                                                              • 4 BA
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                                                                              House #447172
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                                                                                Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                                                Cottage #8147346
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                                                                                Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                  • 1 BR
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                                                                                  Multiple rentals Apartment #8081965
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                                                                                    Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                                                    Multiple rentals Barn #1869405
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                                                                                    Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                      (27 reviews)
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                                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                                      • 2 BA
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                                                                                      Multiple rentals Cottage #1013411
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                                                                                      Viewed 52 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                                        • Separate Toilet
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                                                                                        Cottage #8168130
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                                                                                        Viewed 45 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                                          • 4 BR
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                                                                                          Cottage #6082680
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                                                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 2 BA
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                                                                                            Apartment #861251
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                                                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                              • 1 BR
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                                                                                              Cottage #8149870
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                                                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                (17 reviews)
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                                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                Cottage #8164835
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                                                                                                Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                  (14 reviews)
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                                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                                  • 3 BA
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                                                                                                  Barn #8166939
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                                                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                                    House #8105693
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                                                                                                      Apartment #6777286
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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

                                                                                                      Lovely property

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      Stayed here with my wife and 2 year old daughter for 3 nights. This was our first Owners Direct experience and I was very impressed. Fabulous cottage with everything we needed including lots of toys for our daughter to play with! The cottage is beautifully decorated and with very comfortable beds. Fabulous location just 100 yards or so to the beach and shops. Nice easy walk to the Brighton Pier. Owner was very helpful. Would highly recommend.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 25-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017