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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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    Exceptional! 5.0/5
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    • 1 BA
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    Cottage #1873785
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      Excellent! 4.5/5
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      • 3 BR
      • 1 BA
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      • Sleeps 5
      Apartment #1484987
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        Wonderful! 4.9/5
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        • 2 BR
        • 1 BA
        • Sleeps 4
        Apartment #1678445
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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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          Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
            Wonderful! 4.9/5
            (23 reviews)
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            • 2 BR
            • 1 BA
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            • Sleeps 5
            Apartment #826424
            23
            Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
              Wonderful! 4.9/5
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              • 2 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 5
              Bungalow #8146246
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              Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
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                • 2 BR
                • 2 BA
                • Sleeps 5
                Cottage #1135366
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                Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
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                  • 2 BR
                  • 2 BA
                  • Sleeps 4
                  Cottage #6562294
                  3
                  Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                    (10 reviews)
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                    • 2 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 4
                    Apartment #1930643
                    10
                    Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                      • 3 BR
                      • 2 BA
                      • Sleeps 6
                      House #1453808
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                      Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                        • 3 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 5
                        Apartment #1010682
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                          Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                          • 1 BR
                          • 1 BA
                          • Sleeps 4
                          Barn #6707691
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                          Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                            Exceptional! 5.0/5
                            (23 reviews)
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                            • 2 BR
                            • 2 BA
                            • Sleeps 4
                            Multiple rentals Barn #476188
                            23
                            Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                              Exceptional! 5.0/5
                              (7 reviews)
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                              • 2 BR
                              • 2 BA
                              • Sleeps 4
                              Multiple rentals Barn #476188
                              7
                              Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                (12 reviews)
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                                • 1 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 2
                                Multiple rentals Barn #476188
                                12
                                Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                  (11 reviews)
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                                  • 4 BR
                                  • 2 BA
                                  • Sleeps 10
                                  House #6470136
                                  11
                                  Viewed 39 times in the last 48 hours
                                    • 1 BR
                                    • 1 BA
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                                    Multiple rentals Apartment #6068154
                                    6
                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                      (24 reviews)
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                                      • 4 BR
                                      • 3 BA
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                                      • Sleeps 9
                                      House #425596
                                      24
                                      Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                        • 1 BR
                                        • 1 BA
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                                        Multiple rentals Apartment #6068154
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                                          • 1 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 2
                                          Multiple rentals Apartment #6068154
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                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                            (33 reviews)
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                                            • 3 BR
                                            • 2 BA
                                            • Sleeps 7
                                            Cottage #875348
                                            33
                                            Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
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                                              • 5 BR
                                              • 2 BA
                                              • Separate Toilet
                                              • Sleeps 13
                                              House #1111058
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                                              Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 1 BA
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                                                Apartment #1008007
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                                                  • 6 BR
                                                  • 3 BA
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                                                  House #6779820
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                                                    Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                    Bungalow #18040
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                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                      (38 reviews)
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                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
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                                                      House #1672162
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                                                        Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                        • 1 BR
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                                                        House #1403579
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                                                          Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                          • 2 BR
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                                                          Apartment #1769681
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                                                            Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                            Apartment #6801102
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                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                              (31 reviews)
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                                                              • 1 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 2
                                                              House #1929294
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                                                              Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                Cottage #840263
                                                                18
                                                                Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                  (9 reviews)
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                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 2 BA
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                                                                  House #6541848
                                                                  9
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                                                                    Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                    (20 reviews)
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                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                    Apartment #712520
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                                                                      Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                      (22 reviews)
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                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 2 BA
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                                                                      Multiple rentals Cottage #8158279
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                                                                      Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                        • 2 BA
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                                                                        Multiple rentals Cottage #8158279
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                                                                        Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                          • 2 BR
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                                                                          Cottage #1885461
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                                                                          Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                            • 2 BA
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                                                                            Apartment #1667689
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                                                                            Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                              (21 reviews)
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                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
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                                                                              Cottage #8168372
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                                                                              Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                                (7 reviews)
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                                                                                • 5 BR
                                                                                • 3 BA
                                                                                • Separate Toilets
                                                                                • Sleeps 10
                                                                                House #6784753
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                                                                                  • 2 BR
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                                                                                  Cottage #8164287
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                                                                                  Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                    (28 reviews)
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                                                                                    • 5 BR
                                                                                    • 3 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 10
                                                                                    Cottage #1883489
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                                                                                    Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                      (9 reviews)
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                                                                                      • 1 BR
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                                                                                      Cottage #8149870
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                                                                                      Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                                        (5 reviews)
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                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                                        Bungalow #6534711
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                                                                                        Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                          (36 reviews)
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                                                                                          • 4 BR
                                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 8
                                                                                          House #864451
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                                                                                            Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                                            (21 reviews)
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                                                                                            • 4 BR
                                                                                            • 4 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 8
                                                                                            Cottage #8113596
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                                                                                            Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 8
                                                                                              House #8055136
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                                                                                                Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                                                (7 reviews)
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                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 8
                                                                                                Cottage #8165203
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                                                                                                Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                                  (15 reviews)
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                                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                  Cottage #8167492
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                                                                                                  Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 5
                                                                                                    House #8118548
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                                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                                      (54 reviews)
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                                                                                                      • 4 BR
                                                                                                      • 4 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 9
                                                                                                      House #447172
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Little Brook

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      A very cosy, warm and comfortable stay in ideallic countryside in East Sussex. Suited all our requirements with Janet and Grants attention to detail. Many places to visit locally and within easy reach of the sea and South Downs too. A superb walking area with historic Rye and Rye Harbour on the doorstep. Many National Trust properties to visit and Great Dixter within easy reach. Certainly a little gem for a relaxing getaway. Will most definitely return. Thank you Susan and Keith Epping
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 12-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jan 2017

                                                                                                      Fantastic Rural Retreat

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      A great getaway property for both Family's and Friends. Well appointed and very clean and tidy. Plenty of space indoors and a massive kitchen with a double oven and an Aga. Has the great addition of a very good condition tennis court and games room with table tennis, darts, pool etc. You don't really have to leave the property while you have enough food and drink to keep you going. We have been twice now with different family members each time and all of them have loved the place, looking forward to making another visit sometime in the future.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 10-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jan 2017

                                                                                                      Excellent. Just what we had hoped for.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Comfortable, cleverly and thoughtfully designed, beautifully equipped, and much more spacious than appears from the outside. Things we particularly appreciated: - Quiet, yet a stone's throw(literally) from the High Street - Lots of daylight - Two sofas to stretch out on - Log burner (though not truly needed even in December) - Interesting selection of books to read - Outside space - A big double bed - Thoughtful and generous provisioning (tea, milk, butter etc) for arrival, and a few nice luxuries for later.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 07-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016