Tranquil countryside, glorious beaches and the some of the UK’s sunniest weather can all be enjoyed on self-catering holidays in East Sussex. This southern county is dominated by green, gently rolling hills, with a stunning coast scattered with unique towns such as Hastings and Brighton. East Sussex is bordered by Kent to the north and east, Surrey to the northwest and West Sussex to the west. East Sussex holiday cottages are perfect for visitors who want to make the most of the quintessentially English countryside in this unspoiled county. The South Downs National Park runs east and west a few miles inland, with sweeping valleys, ancient woods and farmland. The park is crisscrossed by paths and bridleways, making it a paradise for walkers, wildlife-watchers and horse-riders.

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Fuggles Cottage is a secluded romantic holiday cottage in East Sussex nestling among trees near Robertsbridge. The rural cottage boasts a rugged exterior and a thoroughly modern interior which promises peace and tranquillity for couples seeking a romantic weekend break in the Sussex countryside.

Complete with breakfast bar and Juliet balcony overlooking the quay of the River Rother, 16 The Boathouse is a romantic waterfront apartment in Rye, East Sussex, affording couples on holiday along the coastline of the South of England the perfect home base to explore this historic port town.

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Luxurious charm resides in every nook of Danehill House, a splendid rural holiday cottage in East Sussex set amongst an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The pet-friendly house near Danehill boasts amazing views, exposed beams, an inglenook fireplace, contemporary chic and a swimming pool.

A few minutes stroll from breath-taking Camber Sands beach this family friendly, pet friendly cottage is furnished and equipped to a high standard. The playroom and enclosed garden are perfect for young children. Guests can enjoy both coastal and countryside walks from the door. Kitesurfing nearby.

Cosy modern family friendly cottage furnished and equipped to an exceptionally high standard and only a few minutes stroll from breath-taking Camber Sands beach. Dogs are welcome, coastal and countryside walks can be enjoyed from the door. Water sports inc kitesurfing, waterskiing and sailing nearby

Don’t miss Brighton, home to a huge stretch of shingle beach with a graceful pier at its centre. The town is scattered with historic landmarks such as the extravagant Royal Pavilion, built for the Prince Regent in 1822. Visit the Volk's Electric Railway before weaving your way through The Laynes, home to a variety of off-beat independent shops. Brighton hosts two of England's biggest festivals: the Brighton Festival in May and the Paramount Comedy Festival in October.

Visit the quaint fishing harbour at Hastings and see where King Harold fell in 1066, or walk along the Seven Sisters chalk cliffs with breathtaking views across the English Channel, towards France. Staying in a holiday cottage in East Sussex is a good opportunity to experience southeast England’s best-loved events, such as opera at Glyndebourne, where you can take your own picnic, complete with candelabra. Rudyard Kipling lived and wrote many of his literary works in East Sussex, while living at Batemans near Burwash. His home, reputedly haunted by Kipling's ghost, is now owned by the National Trust and open to the public.