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Sussex Holiday Cottages
These companies provide a wide range of Sussex cottage properties, situated throughout the county. They range from traditional 18th century cottages to log cabins.
Deals and discounts are offered for a good number with further information available on the sites.
Cottages 4 You
- Around 200 Sussex holiday cottages
and self catering properties that vary in style and size. Their range includes barn conversions, Victorian cottages and 18thy century properties that can accommodate between 2 and 7 people. All are individually inspected.
- Another 200 Sussex cottages
from Holiday Rentals including sea-front cottages, Norwegian log cabins and spacious holiday homes that can accommodate up to 7 people. A large number of user reviews are provided and the owners may be contacted directly.
- Around 25 cottages in Sussex, in both the Eastern and Western reaches of the county. Most are the traditional variety and are rurally located in places like Hastings, Crowhurst, Ringmer and Jevington. Weekly bookings start at around £240.
- A small collection of Sussex self catering holiday properties from £270 during low-season. Pets are allowed for about half of their collection and smokers are permitted for a small number. Their cottages are situated in places like Newhaven, Hailsham and Horsham.
Sussex is located in South West England and borders Surrey, Kent and Hampshire. Like its neighbour Kent, Sussex' shores are known as the 'Gateway to England'. The coastline, backed by the green slopes of the South Downs offers some of the finest walking and cycling paths in England and allow visitors to really appreciate the picturesque surroundings.
Sussex's highest point, Black Down
is still covered in heavy woodland of birch and chestnut, while across the boundary towards Surrey lie the wild heath and heather-covered hills which surround Haslemere and Hindhead. The landscape is romantic and quintessentially English
The reed and water lilly rivers of Arun, Adur, Cuckmere and the Ouse flow through wooded valleys and rolling hills. The heavily-wooded Sussex Downs
stretch to within a few miles of Chichester and its magnificent cathedral. The downs are also crisscrossed by ancient pathways and feature Roman remains such as Fishbourne Palace, one of the finest Roman excavations in the UK.
The valley of the River Arun
is a region of outstanding natural beauty. Sussex's longest river lazily meanders through pastures and gentle valleys, past the towns of Littlehampton and Arundel. The latter features a fine castle and 14th century church. For further information about Sussex visitor attractions, see the section that follows.
Sussex visitor attractions
This section includes more details of Sussex visitor attractions and places of interest, including entry prices and opening times. Follow the links for more information.
Brooklands Pleasure Park caters for the young and includes a number of attractions and activities including pony rides, bouncy castles, trampolines and a miniature railway - its open throughout the year. Knockhatch Adventure Park
in Hailsham is also popular and features playgrounds, go-karts and toboggan rides. Tickets are £8 for adults, £7 for children and entry times are 12pm to 6pm.
For a more tranquil day out visit Nymans Garden House.
It's home to a large collection of rare and exotic plants, a rose garden and woodland walks. There's also a restaurant and a plant shop. Opening times are 10am to 5pm and tickets are between £4 and £9. Leonardslee
is also worth visiting and consists of over 200 acres of beautiful woodland and garden areas. There's also a miniature Victorian town and a collection of old motor cars from Victorian times - visiting hours are 9.30am to 6pm.
Food and drink
The Swan at the Vineyard dates back to the 18th century and serves a range of guest ales and beers. It also includes two dining areas, a garden and children's play area. Visitors can choose from an extensive menu and a selection of award-winning English wines. The Bull
in Ditchling is even older and was built in the mid 16th century. It serves four cask ales, thirteen different wines and modern British cuisine. There's also a very spacious garden that includes a children's playground which is well-suited to families.
Terre à Terre
in Brighton serves an imaginative array of vegetarian dishes using the best local ingredients. A la carte
main courses range between £13 and £15 and a children's menu is also available. Comme Ca Restaurant
in Chichester is also popular and specialise in French cuisine.
The restaurant which was formerly a Georgian pub includes a classic interior of low beams and open fire places and there's a garden area for al fresco dining. Children's menus are also provided.
History and Culture
Fishbourne Roman Palace is an important historical site and features the remains of the largest Roman buildings in the country. Visitors will find elaborate mosaic floors, courtyards and an underground central-heating system. Computer generated displays are also available and tell the story of this impressive attraction. Entry is between £3.80 and £7.50 and it's open from 10am to 5pm.
The award-winning Newhaven Fort
should also be visited and provides life-size exhibits, underground tunnels and large gun emplacements. Entry times are 10am - 6pm. The 'How we lived then' Museum
in Eastbourne is noteable and features over 100 exhibits dating from the mid-18th century. The museum is set out over a collection of recreated old shops and buildings - its open from 10am every day.