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The Granary at Coes Vineyard, East Sussex
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Entire cottage · 2 guests · 1 bed · 1 bathroom

The Granary at Coes Vineyard, East SussexThe Granary is a delightful one-bedroomed cottage in the heart of the picturesque Coes Estate. Nestling in a quiet valley in an area of outstanding natural beauty, Coes is a 500-year-old, 50-acre farm with sheep, and a vineyard planted in Spring 2021. At The Granary you can relax and take in the tranquility, walk in the Italian garden or around the lake and explore the woodland. Coes offers a great base for long local rambles and cycles and you will have access to the tennis court.

The Hay Loft, *NEW* Idyllic Rural Sussex Retreat
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Entire cottage · 4 guests · 4 beds · 1 bathroom

The Hay Loft, *NEW* Idyllic Rural Sussex RetreatA charming, light and spacious cottage; The Hay Loft is part of a converted Victorian barn set on a 14th century farm beside a sleepy lane with fabulous walks on the doorstep. It is perfect for exploring 1066 country and with Hastings, Battle and Rye just a few miles away there is much to do and see! There is a deck just outside the kitchen with seating under a pergola for alfresco dining and bbq's. Lovely local pubs, villages and beaches. TV, WiFi, Alexa and parking. Dogs are very welcome.

Countryside location with hot tub and sauna
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Tiny house · 2 guests · 1 bed · 1 bathroom

Countryside location with hot tub and saunaWe are offering our pool house which consists of sauna, hot tub, kitchen, double shower room, bedroom/living room with separate wc. Beautiful countryside views. This building is located in our garden which is an acre in total. From the garden you have the added bonus of seeing Llamas and wild deer in the adjoining field. We are situated close to the cuckoo line and there are beautiful walks nearby.

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  • Kitchen
  • Wifi
  • Pool
  • Free parking on premises
  • Air conditioning

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Detached first floor central Hartfield studio
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Stunning Studio Barn, Buxted
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Conifers Annexe, country views and private garden.
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Comfortable, one bed private dwelling
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Self contained garden room near the beach
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The Piggery, a perfect country hideaway
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Russets, a relaxing rural retreat
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Blackthorn is a luxurious, rural retreat for two.
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The Lodge & Private Tennis Court
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The Sett Shepherds Hut at Coes Farm, East Sussex
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Cosy Cottage Isfield
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The Barn, Ringmer near Lewes

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.


How do I get around East Sussex?

While East Sussex doesn’t have its own international airport, its neighbour West Sussex does. London Gatwick (LGW) is one of the United Kingdom’s busiest airports, and it’s right on the train line that carves through the county all the way to the Brighton coast. The train network is so good, in fact, that you won’t have many problems getting about at all; most towns are accessible by rail, and there are local buses serving the suburbs, the villages, and the Downs. You can always hire a car if you want more flexibility (rural bus services aren’t particularly frequent), and there are plenty of taxis and rideshares operating all over the region. The hills are popular with cyclists, and the cliffs are accessible via an excellent network of footpaths.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation 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.


What are the 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.