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Holiday Cottages in Lewes

With a stunning rural location in East Sussex, the historic town of Lewes is a charming spot for a countryside holiday. The town centre is a maze of narrow alleyways, medieval streets and old sites that include the ruined Lewes Castle and the timber-framed townhouse of Anne of Cleeves. Besides historic attractions, you can also enjoy great cafes, pubs and restaurants — all of which are within easy reach of our best East Sussex holiday cottages. Read more

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50.963836, -0.021688

Owl Cottage is an accessible Sussex holiday home sleeping six people in three bedrooms with a layout that suits families or friends. It's close to Lewes and within easy reach of Brighton, with lovely rural walks and views over a fishing lake. The cottage is set back from the main road in a peaceful spot, yet incredibly well connected just over 40 minutes from London by train. This beautiful oak-framed barn conversion is in a lovely location whether you're in the area for a walking holiday, to attend a wedding, or you want to explore the gorgeous East Sussex countryside, towns and villages.

Weekly guide price:
£900 to £2300
Short breaks from £167 per night

6  |   3  |   No  |   Enquire  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 4 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday

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 self-catering holiday or exploring the area including the Sussex coastline. Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly guide price:
£595 to £795
Short breaks from £95 per night

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible | 4 Star

50.951936, -0.061806

Stable Cottage is an accessible self-catering holiday cottage in a rural situation just outside the village of Plumpton Green, with easy access to a great variety of holiday attractions. These range from the Bluebell Steam Railway, National Trust properties such as Wakehurst Place and Sheffield Park Gardens, the ancient town of Lewes, the Sussex coast and Brighton, to unlimited walks on Chailey Nature Reserve, the Ashdown Forest and the South Downs National Park.   Plumpton has its own racecourse and Glyndebourne Opera House is within easy reach. Stable Cottage, which has been rated as four star, is an ideal spot from which to explore both East and West Sussex.

Weekly guide price:
£682 to £955

5/6  |   3  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

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 self-catering base for exploring the many attractions of Sussex and also Kent including the coastline.

Weekly guide price:
£525 to £750

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

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 of Wheat Cottage and the area offers great walking opportunities. Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly guide price:
£525 to £695
Short breaks from £90 per night

2  |   1  |   No  |   Enquire  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 5 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible | 4 Star

50.834569, 0.139851

Everybody loves the warm welcome they get at hunters cottage. A self catering holiday with your family, partner or friends has never been so easy or enjoyable. You can step out of the gate and into the magnificent South Downs from the Grade-II listed holiday rental, which is in the pretty village of Alciston and within walking distance of a good pub. Lewes, Eastbourne and Brighton are all within easy reach, and there are beautiful walks and cycling routes passing through the village. 

Weekly guide price:
£850 to £1155
Short breaks from £130 per night

4  |   3  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Friday

50.873701, 0.019910

"Cliffe Cottage" is a 2 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 3 guests in East Sussex. Between Offham and Beddingham, the East Sussex county town of Lewes is a lovely place to live. Many of the town's historic buildings, such as Lewes Castle & Museum, Anne of Cleves House, and Southover Grange; and the Lewes Golf Club...

Prices from £178 per night

3  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes  |   Yes


50.774179, 0.104375

"The Secret Cottage 5A" is a 1 bed holiday Apartment sleeping up to 2 guests in East Sussex. Seaford is a Sussex coastal town situated at the foot of the South Downs National Park and is the perfect choice for a holiday at any time of year. This thriving town is full of quaint shops, traditional tea rooms, pubs, and restaurants. For...

Prices from £110 per night

2  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes  |   Yes


50.774179, 0.104375

"6, The Cuckmere" is a 1 bed holiday Apartment sleeping up to 2 guests in East Sussex. Seaford is a Sussex coastal town situated at the foot of the South Downs National Park and is the perfect choice for a holiday at any time of year. This thriving town is full of quaint shops, traditional tea rooms, pubs, and restaurants. For...

Prices from £101 per night

2  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes  |   Yes


50.774179, 0.104375

"1 The Charleston" is a 1 bed holiday Apartment sleeping up to 2 guests in East Sussex. Seaford is a Sussex coastal town situated at the foot of the South Downs National Park and is the perfect choice for a holiday at any time of year. This thriving town is full of quaint shops, traditional tea rooms, pubs, and restaurants. For...

Prices from £105 per night

2  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes  |   Yes


50.850500, 0.053500

"Cottage in Sussex" is a 1 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 2 guests in East Sussex. Conveniently located at the foot of the South Downs in the pretty Sussex village of Beddingham, surrounded by farmland, within close proximity to Lewes with shops and pubs and only 5 miles from the coast, making this the perfect place for a...

Prices from £231 per night

2  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes  |   Yes


50.774500, 0.131700

"Cottage in Sussex" is a 2 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 4 guests in East Sussex. Conveniently located on the main road leading into the small seaside town of Seaford, on the edge of the South Downs National Park, this cottage is within easy reach of the famous Seven Sisters Country Park and Birling Gap, and the nearby...

Prices from £275 per night

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes


50.850500, 0.053580

"Rose Cottage - 30502 - Two-Bedroom Holiday Home" is a 2 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 4 guests in East Sussex. Boasting a private entrance, this holiday home includes 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and a kitchen. The holiday home's kitchen, which has a dishwasher and kitchenware, is available for cooking and storing food. The holiday home offers a washing...

Prices from £173 per night

4  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes  |   Yes


50.774179, 0.104375

"5 The Cuckmere" is a 2 bed holiday Apartment sleeping up to 4 guests in East Sussex. Seaford is a Sussex coastal town situated at the foot of the South Downs National Park and is the perfect choice for a holiday at any time of year. This thriving town is full of quaint shops, traditional tea rooms, pubs, and restaurants. For...

Prices from £121 per night

4  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes  |   Yes


50.774179, 0.104375

"4, The Cuckmere" is a 1 bed holiday Apartment sleeping up to 2 guests in East Sussex. Seaford is a Sussex coastal town situated at the foot of the South Downs National Park and is the perfect choice for a holiday at any time of year. This thriving town is full of quaint shops, traditional tea rooms, pubs, and restaurants. For...

Prices from £105 per night

2  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes  |   Yes


50.850500, 0.053580

"Rose Cottage - 30502" is a 2 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 4 guests in East Sussex.

Prices from £173 per night

4  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes  |   Yes


50.771070, 0.096680

"Pebbles Apartment" is a 1 bed holiday Apartment sleeping up to 2 guests in East Sussex.

Prices from £101 per night

2  |   1  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes


50.873700, 0.019910

"Cliffe Cottage" is a 2 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 4 guests in East Sussex.

Prices from £204 per night

4  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes  |   Yes


50.793240, -0.015020

"Seaview Stay" is a 1 bed holiday Apartment sleeping up to 2 guests in East Sussex.

Prices from £177 per night

2  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes  |   Yes


50.791460, 0.034740

"Large room for 2 with sofa" is a 1 bed holiday BandB sleeping up to 2 guests in East Sussex.

Prices from £64 per night

2  |   1  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes


50.769580, 0.103010

"Beachy head apartment" is a 2 bed holiday Apartment sleeping up to 4 guests in East Sussex.

Prices from £216 per night

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes


50.775700, 0.089100

"Albany House" is a 2 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 4 guests in East Sussex.

Prices from £238 per night

4  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes  |   Yes


50.774420, 0.102170

"Blachington Cottage, Stunning and Central" is a 2 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 4 guests in East Sussex.

Prices from £171 per night

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes


50.770760, 0.102530

"The Little Cottage" is a 1 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 2 guests in East Sussex.

Prices from £106 per night

2  |   1  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes


50.850500, 0.053500

"1 Bed in Lewes 79182" is a 1 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 2 guests in East Sussex.

Prices from £261 per night

2  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes  |   Yes


50.787840, 0.052660

"2 Bed 2 Bath Harbourside Apartment/Free Parking" is a 2 bed holiday Apartment sleeping up to 4 guests in East Sussex.

Prices from £373 per night

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes


50.857000, -0.008800

"Swanborough Lakes" is a 2 bed holiday Hotel sleeping up to 4 guests in East Sussex.

Prices from £229 per night

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes


50.807310, 0.034980

"Brooks Lodge Sussex" is a 2 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 4 guests in East Sussex.

Prices from £652 per night

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes


50.773610, 0.091900

"The beach box" is a 3 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 6 guests in East Sussex.

Prices from £294 per night

6  |   3  |   Yes  |   Yes  |   Yes


50.921240, -0.115000

"The Bank House" is a 4 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 8 guests in East Sussex.

Prices from £496 per night

8  |   4  |   Yes  |   Yes  |   Yes


Cottages in Lewes

Grab yourself a holiday home away from home with our self-catering accommodation in Lewes. We have large properties that are fabulous for large gatherings of family and friends, as well as stylishly converted barns and cosy boltholes perfect for a romantic weekend away. All of our cottages in Lewes are well-appointed with every amenity and comfort you’ll need for your stay. Whether you need WiFi, a large social kitchen or you’d like walks from your doorstep, we have a property to suit you.

Lewes is a thriving town that has plenty to enjoy over a week’s holiday or short break. Market day brings a hive of activity to the town, while the high street is full of independent shops, boutiques, cafes and even a craft brewery. Spend a few days exploring the town before venturing out into the beautiful surrounding countryside. We even have dog-friendly cottages in Lewes if you fancy bringing your favourite four-legged friend along.

Best things to do in Lewes

When you’ve discovered the sites in town, there are heaps of attractions in the neighbouring rural areas of East Sussex to enjoy.

  • Lewes Castle: Built after the Battle of Hastings, a climb up Lewes Castle will give you epic views across the town and countryside.
  • Glyndebourne: Experience outstanding opera performances in beautiful surroundings at the world-famous Glyndebourne House.
  • Anne of Cleeves House: Dating back to the 15th century, this well-preserved Tudor house has some of England’s most prolific history at its heart.
  • Harvey’s Brewery: Harvey’s is the oldest brewery in East Sussex. This institution is a must-visit for some of the best brews in the county.
  • Ditchling Beacon: Take in the views from the famous clifftop of Ditchling Beacon, the highest point in East Sussex.

How to get to Lewes

If you’re travelling from one of the major cities in the UK, below shows an average distance to Lewes, so you know what to expect when choosing to visit by car.

London: 70 miles

Birmingham: 174 miles

Glasgow: 467 miles

Liverpool: 278 miles

Bristol: 162 miles

Manchester: 265 miles

Leeds: 262 miles

Edinburgh: 470 miles

Newcastle: 349 miles

More locations in East Sussex

When you’ve had your fill of the city, East Sussex has plenty of gorgeous beaches, rolling sand dunes, great countryside walks and traditional pubs to enjoy. Here are just a few of our favourite spots: