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The cobbles streets of Rye, East Sussex
The cobbles streets of Rye, East Sussex

Self Catering Accommodation and Holiday Cottages in East Sussex

Nestled between Kent, Surrey and West Sussex, East Sussex represents one of the southernmost counties of the UK and is just an hour south of London.  As the name suggests, it is part of the historic county of Sussex and is ideal for a short break or longer holiday with its pretty villages, historic towns and coastal resorts. Whether you are looking for a cosy enchanting traditional cottage in a pretty village, a romantic countryside retreat or a coastal holiday home, East Sussex’s lush and picturesque landscape is sure to please. Read more

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51.008264, 0.747379

A lovely converted pigsty that sits in an exceptionally beautiful position on a Kentish sheep farm within an AONB on the old sea cliffs of the 'Isle of Oxney'. Only ten minutes from the ancient fishing port of Rye and Tenterden, along with the golden expansive golden beach of Camber Sands. Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly price from
£450 to £750
Sleeps 4

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 4 Star

51.008264, 0.747379

A welcoming holiday cottage located on an exceptionally picturesque sheep farm within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the old sea cliffs of the 'Isle of Oxney', just a short drive from the medieval Cinque Port of Rye, attractive town of Tenterden and Camber Sands with its glorious golden beach. An ideal place to relax amongst stunning views and good base to explore Kent and neighbouring Sussex. Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly price from
£475 to £795
Sleeps 4-5

4-5  |   2  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 4 Star

50.860333, 0.275087

This delightful holiday home provides the perfect place to relax, walk, cycle and birdwatch. It is within easy distance of the historic towns of Eastbourne, Brighton, Hastings, and Royal Tunbridge Wells, nestling amongst farmland on the Pevensey Levels in East Sussex. Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly price from
£300 to £500
Sleeps 2+1

2+1  |   1  |   No  |   No  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 4 Star

50.994458, 0.143029

Located on the southern fringe of the Ashdown Forest, this beautifully furnished holiday cottage is ideal for walkers, cyclists and horse riders and is an ideal base for exploring Sussex and Kent with their many attractions. As pretty as its name, Poppets Cottage is just perfect for a romantic break for couples and is within easy reach by car from Royal Tunbridge Wells and the coastal resorts of Eastbourne, Hastings and Brighton. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold

Weekly price from
£340 to £520
Sleeps 2

2  |   1  |   No  |   Enquire  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Flexible | 4 Star Gold

50.919559, 0.200136

Nicely situated in the heart of the East Sussex countryside near to the village of Chiddingly (with a good pub and a busy calendar of events and festivals) are three delightful holiday homes which are ideal for a relaxing holiday or exploring the area including the Sussex coastline. Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly price from
£495 to £695
Sleeps 4

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 4 Star

50.967667, 0.495487

Lover's Retreat is just as the name suggests, a characterful romantic retreat for two. The perfect place to escape away for some rest and recuperation, this gorgeous cottage is located at Poppinghole Farm and nestles amongst the glorious rolling countryside of East Sussex close to Robertsbridge. Rye, Hastings, Battle, Camber Sands and Tunbridge Wells are all within easy reach for day trips out. Alternatively, stay put and enjoy lovely walks, bike rides and the excellent facilities at Poppinghole Farm with a fabulous on-site indoor swimming pool, spa for pampering and fishing lakes.

Weekly price from
£550 to £845
Sleeps 2

2  |   1  |   No  |   Enquire  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

50.989737, 0.335741

Sitting in the High Weald of Sussex AONB, this comfy welcoming 5-star holiday cottage offers total seclusion, nestling amongst thirty acres of grounds with streams, woods and lawns for relaxing. The area offers plenty of attractions including the seaside resort of Hastings, Battle, Tunbridge Wells and Glyndebourne, excellent country walks and lots of country houses and castles to visit in Kent and Sussex. Close to the South Downs National Park. Tourist board rating: 5 Star

Weekly price from
£550 to £900
Sleeps 4

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 5 Star

50.919559, 0.200136

Stylish yet cosy, this delightful cottage is perfect for couples and small families and sits right in the very heart of East Sussex in a rural position close to Chiddingly village with the beautiful South Downs National Park in sight. A great place for a taste of country life and a good base for exploring the many attractions of Sussex and also Kent, including the coastline.

Weekly price from
£410 to £535
Sleeps 3-4

3-4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

50.967667, 0.495487

Perfect for two (or four with the use of a sofa bed), Saddleback oozes character and charm and provides the perfect 'bolt-hole' for couples and small families. Nestling within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty amongst glorious countryside in East Sussex, guests have superb on-site facilities including fishing lakes, an indoor pool and spa, along with an abundance of attractions including Rye, Battle, Hastings and Tunbridge Wells. Fabulous walks and cycle rides locally.

Weekly price from
£640 to £1000
Sleeps 2-4

2-4  |   1  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

50.967667, 0.495487

If you have never been to East Sussex before, you will be amazed at how beautiful it is. Just 90 minutes from the centre of London, and within reach of the motorway, East Barn sits in a picture-perfect landscape in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There is space for up to six people in two bedrooms (including a sofa bed) and good access to beautiful footpaths, cycling trails and bridleways. Explore charming towns and villages like Battle, Rye and Royal Tunbridge Wells, or take a tour of country pubs and vineyards. With a heated indoor swimming pool and spa on-site, and comfortably luxurious furnishings, East Barn is ideal for couples, family and friends.

Weekly price from
£820 to £1240
Sleeps 4-6

4-6  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

50.958692, 0.203892

Whether you are catching up with your university friends and their families for a fun summer holiday, or are gathering the extended family together for a traditional Christmas in the country, Spring Farm is the perfect venue. The flexible layout comfortably accommodates up to 12 people in six bedrooms, and with several living areas, an indoor swimming pool, sauna and a games room, there is room for everyone to relax. Spring Farm sits on nine acres of private land which includes a big patio, several fields, woodland and an all-weather tennis court. Waldron village and the Star Inn are around a 20-minute walk away, while Brighton and the Sussex coast, 1066 country, and the South Downs National Park are all within easy reach for fun-filled days out.

Weekly price from
£1950 to £3600
Sleeps 12

12  |   6  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Friday

50.967667, 0.495487

Offering the perfect mix of country charm and modern style, Old Spot is a popular retreat for couples, families and friends and sits in a picturesque setting at Poppinghole Farm within an AONB amongst glorious East Sussex countryside. Close to Robertsbridge, the cottage is within easy reach of Rye, Battle, Hasting and Tunbridge Wells and has superb walking and cycling on the doorstep, along with on-site fishing and spa facilities that include a fabulous indoor pool, Jacuzzi, plunge pool and pamper room for treatments - what more could you ask for in a relaxing holiday?

Weekly price from
£820 to £1240
Sleeps 4-6

4-6  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

50.919559, 0.200136

A charming holiday cottage situated in the heart of the East Sussex countryside, near to the village of Chiddingly (famed for its festivals with a good pub), in sight of the South Downs - ideal for couples looking for a relaxing holiday, or who want to explore the area. The Sussex coastline is within easy reach and the area offers great walking opportunities. Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly price from
£425 to £550
Sleeps 2

2  |   1  |   1  |   Enquire  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Friday | 4 Star

50.793689, 0.070517

A beautiful old barn, converted into three holiday cottages that can accommodate parties of two to five guests, close to the Sussex seaside town of Seaford. Just five minutes from the beach and the ferry to France from New Haven, and at the foot of the South Downs - a great base to explore East Sussex or for walking and cycling.

Weekly price from
£290 to £510
Sleeps 2-5

2-5  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 4 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

51.011437, 0.457556

Full of traditional grandeur, Haremere Hall is a delightful country manor house sitting amongst 150 acres of parkland in East Sussex countryside. Just 45 minutes from London, this unpretentious manor house has an abundance of historic charm and provides a warm welcome to parties of 14-20 guests looking to celebrate a special occasion, catch up or simply spend family time in the country together. Short breaks and longer holidays available all year round.

Weekly price from
£2330 to £4000
Sleeps 13

13  |   7  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday

51.013420, 0.322742

Easily accessible from London by train and by car via the M25, Fair Oak Farm Country Estate provides the perfect retreat for large groups of up to thirty six guests, and is an excellent choice for those planning a family gathering, get together with friends, milestone celebration or corporate event. Nestling amongst glorious peaceful Sussex countryside, this enchanting twelve acre estate offers a fantastic choice of unique accommodation from the impressive Farm House sleeping twelve to the quirky tree houses and Shepherd Huts - each with their own unique character, style and luxurious country charm. Catering, photographer and on-site activities can be arranged, there's plenty of walking and cycling from the front door and lots of attractions for day trips out throughout both Sussex and Kent. Available to rent for large groups but with such a diverse range of accommodation, equally as appealing to couples, families and smaller groups looking to getaway, relax and recharge.

Weekly price from
£5895 to £7895
Sleeps 2-36

2-36  |   16  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 1 (off peak) | 1 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

50.825551, 0.393313

Seaside locations don't get much better than this stylish large house, perfectly placed on the beach at Normans Bay Near Pevensey in East Sussex. Whether you soak up the sea views from the comfort of the lounge or the sun lounger on the balcony, you are never more than a pebbles throw away from the beach. Eastbourne is within easy driving distance.

Weekly price from
£1995 to £2195
Sleeps 6

6  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

50.758041, 0.219565

A spacious holiday home with outdoor heated swimming pool providing a perfect venue for large groups of up to ten guests. Ideally placed on the edge of the lovely East Sussex village of East Dean (with village pub and shops), The Spinney is just three miles from the seaside resort of Eastbourne.

Weekly price from
£1395 to £2295
Sleeps 8+2

8+2  |   4  |   Enquire  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

50.768926, 0.205489

Annex accommodation adjoining a country house in the East Sussex village of Friston with beautiful views over the South Downs and ocean beyond. Close to Eastbourne with excellent amenities, beaches and ideal for walkers, cyclists and sea lovers.

Weekly price from
£895 to £1595
Sleeps 6

6  |   3  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

50.770520, 0.293240

A spacious Victorian holiday home providing stylish self catering accommodation for large groups of 14-19 in the vibrant seaside resort of Eastbourne in East Sussex. Perfect for friends or families who want to holiday together and just five minutes from the town centre and beach.

Weekly price from
£1295 to £2295
Sleeps 14+5

14+5  |   8  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday

About East Sussex

With a diverse variety of delights, East Sussex offers numerous attractions to suit all ages and its picturesque setting makes a wonderful backdrop for enjoying a whole host of outdoor activities.

From Hove to Camber Sands, East Sussex has over 80km of coastline, with many Blue Flag beaches, taking in the popular coastal destinations of Brighton, Winchelsea, Eastbourne, Bexhill and of course Hastings to name just a few.  It is the county of castles and history with relics of The Battle of Hastings mixed with medieval architecture.

Hastings is not only rich in history, but also has plenty to keep everyone happy with shops, bars, restaurants or take in a show at Hastings’ very own theatre and then visit the aquarium for a unique day out.

The golden beeches at Camber Sands, with miles of sand dunes and a fantastic sandy shoreline, are popular all year round with areas of the beach reserved for dogs.  Away from the beach, the quaint historic town of Rye has much to offer. Almost suspended in time, it is rich in history and culture and its cobbled streets are packed with interesting little shops, pubs and restaurants.

Brighton, a cosmopolitan city and one of the most vibrant and fun destinations to visit in the South East, is famous for its nightlife, Regency architecture and vast array of restaurants, bars and cafes. It is a treasure trove of attractions with fantastic nightlife, superb shopping in the cobbled streets of the Lanes and traditional seaside fun with a Blue Flag pebble beach, famous Brighton Pier and promenade.

East Sussex has much to offer as a holiday destination and is full of both natural beauty and history. Whether you are looking for a traditional seaside holiday, a cultural experience, a walking holiday or some time to simply relax amongst spectacular rolling countryside, you will not be disappointed by this beautiful county.