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Top-rated holiday rentals in East Sussex

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Flat in Saint Leonards on Sea East Sussex
Beautiful sea view Victorian apartment
This raised ground floor apartment has direct sea views in an architect refurbished 1838 Decimus Burton house. The apartment is exceptionally spacious, with light and airy decor and a selection of original artwork. It is a wonderful space to relax, admire the sea views and watch the world go by. The apartment and entire building have been restored , it has a modern spacious kitchen and living room with underfloor heating. There is a South facing balcony with sea views and a garden terrace.
30 May – 6 Jun, Individual Host
£122 per night
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Hut in GB
The Hide Out
Set amongst green woods overlooking the south-eastern coast of England sits The Hide Out, a self-built shepherds hut inspired haven. The Hide Out comprises a comfortable living space, fully equipped kitchenette with sink and gas hob, a wet room come loo, and one upstairs bedroom to sleep 2. The Hide Out is surrounded by a level decking with outdoor furniture, as well as a BBQ and fire pit. Designed to be an extraordinary hut. The hide out does not have mains power as it runs off 12v battery’s.
2–9 Oct, Professional Host
£132 per night
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Flat in Hastings
Rooms By The Sea on The Sunshine Coast.
Beautiful, spacious, locally owned first floor one bedroom flat with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the beach on the border of Hastings and St Leonards. Walking distance to the bars restaurants and shops of Hastings old town, town centre and St Leonards. Sleeps 2 in king size four poster bed; with a roll top bath, shower and fully fitted kitchen, TV and fast wifi. Nearby free parking. Extensive recommendations for local locally owned businesses which we encourage guests to use.
10–17 Jun, Individual Host
£140 per night

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Other great holiday rentals in East Sussex

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Farm stay in Heathfield
The Lodge & Private Tennis Court
25 May – 1 Jun, Individual Host
£124 per night
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Tiny home in Buxted
Idyllic and Secluded Lakeside Lodge
27 Jan – 3 Feb, Individual Host
£140 per night
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Cottage in Sandhurst
Cosy Cottage with Woodburner & Countryside Views.
7–14 Jan, Individual Host
£119 per night
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Home in Hastings
A Converted Turkish Bath House by the Sea
8–15 Aug, Individual Host
£741 per night
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Barn in Battle
➡️ The Barn House ⬅️ Swimming Pond▫️Jacuzzi▫️Chicks!
10–17 Oct, Professional Host
£559 per night
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Guest house in Buxted
Stunning Studio Barn, Buxted
4–11 May, Individual Host
£117 per night
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Guest house in East Sussex
Cosy woodland annex - Guest house
15–22 Mar, Individual Host
£80 per night
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Flat in Hastings
Luxurious Apartment with Amazing Sea Views
25 Nov – 2 Dec, Individual Host
£120 per night
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Home in Rye
Central Rye, Stunning Cottage - Sleeps 6 w/parking
2–9 Nov, Individual Host
£276 per night
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Cottage in East Sussex
West St is a boutique cottage in the Citadel, Rye
17–24 Aug, Individual Host
£285 per night
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Cottage in Sussex
The Piggery, grade II listed country hideaway
10–17 Jan, Individual Host
£103 per night
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Shepherd’s hut in Laughton
Quaint shepherds hut with beautiful views &hot tub
15–22 Jun, Individual Host
£123 per night

Your guide to East Sussex

Welcome to East Sussex

Dominated by the chalky hills of the South Downs, the landscape of East Sussex is one of gentle beauty, dotted with many villages and estates that can trace their histories back to the Domesday Book. In the north of the county spills the High Weald, known for its wooded hills and ancient farmland, while the 250 square miles of the Downs (now a national park) are covered in grassland and flowering heath that offer rambling walks and extensive views, some all the way to the English Channel.

It’s at the coast that drama can be found in East Sussex, from the 160-metre-tall cliff of Beachy Head to the rocky outcrops of the Seven Sisters and the Atlantic waves and winds that beat upon the shore. Seaside towns like Brighton, Eastbourne, and Bexhill combine Georgian elegance with an artsy culture, while Norman abbeys and a little town called Hastings hark back to one of the most famous battles in English history in 1066.


The best time to stay in a holiday rental in East Sussex

This land’s natural beauty isn’t diminished by cold weather. East Sussex can be as captivating in the bleak midwinter, blanketed in snow, as it is under a hot sun. That said, it’s a more comfortable experience from spring through autumn, and temperatures are usually at their best from May to August. The seawater never gets particularly warm, so don’t expect to spend all your time frolicking in the waves. Most of the beaches are pebble or shingle rather than sand, but they still attract plenty of visitors in the peak summer months of July and August, which is also when Brighton’s famous Pride Parade, the country’s largest LGBTQ festival, takes place. A more recent tradition, the Dunwich Dynamo, takes place in June, when thousands of cyclists ride through the night from London to Brighton. Many of the area’s historic homes are closed over the winter months.


Top things to do in East Sussex

Rye

Once surrounded by water, Rye’s medieval history as a Cinque Port town, defending England from invaders, is still apparent in its 14th-century tower and the overhanging timbered houses that cluster its cobbled streets. Artists, authors, and poets have all left their literary mark here, and the golden beaches of Camber Sands are just a 10-minute drive away.

Ditchling Beacon

The highest point on the South Downs, once the site of an Iron Age fort, offers views for miles in every direction, including to the sea. It’s a popular (and strenuous) climb for cyclists, and there’s a stunning walk down the valley to Devil’s Dyke. Nearby Lewes is a historic town with a great foodie scene and charming independent shops.

Seaford Coastal Trail

Stretching 10 miles east from Saltdean, this clifftop path takes you past a host of fascinating landmarks, natural and manmade, from the Art Deco Saltdean Lido to the line that marks the Greenwich Meridian, and from the marina of Newhaven to the shingle beach at Seaford, ending on the attractive banks of the Cuckmere River.

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