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Highlights in Sussex
- English countryside
- White cliffs
- Family seaside fun
- Historic towns
- Ancient castles
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Holiday rentals and lettings in Sussex
Steep yourself in the peaceful English countryside with holiday rentals in the ancient East Sussex towns and villages of Rye, Withyham, Winchelsea and Sedlescombe. Or for a taste of the West Sussex coast, base yourself in small harbour towns like Bosham, full of character and history. Then again, why not go for the full English seaside experience with holiday lettings in Brighton and Hastings?Period properties, rural and by the coast
Sussex offers a huge variety of holiday rentals, both in size and style. But whether we're talking cosy rentals for couples, properties for 4 to 6 people or spacious accommodation for larger parties, there's period character aplenty. Flats with views and garden access, mobile homes next to the sea, snug character houses and barn conversions - these are just some of the choices available. Features such as thatched roofs, timber cladding, beamed ceilings and mature gardens make sure each letting has its own distinctive appeal.
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The area and getting around
Once an ancient kingdom in its own right, Sussex is a large county in the south east corner of the UK, with Hampshire to the west, Kent above and a long coastline facing the English Channel. It's a county known for its white chalk cliffs, the sweeping hillsides of the South Downs and the age old farmlands of the High Weald.Bucket, spade and swimsuit
It's also a county strongly associated with the English seaside. If you want to spend some time on the beach with the family, you can take your pick of popular resorts such as Eastbourne, Hastings and Bognor Regis, towns which have been catering to kids and adults alike for over a century. Then there are cathedral towns like Chichester, great for a shopping expedition, a pub lunch and a tour of the sites. And for the best of all worlds, head to Brighton, where you can splash about in the sea, immerse yourself in the quirky boutiques of the Lanes, take in a show or marvel at architectural wonders like the Royal Pavilion.
Travellers and activities
If you're looking for the Great Outdoors, here it is. The South Downs Nature Park covers over 600 square miles, much of it in Sussex, including beautiful chalk cliffs such as the Seven Sisters and Beachy Head. Lace up your hiking boots and stroll along a part of the South Downs Way, a 100 mile bridleway that runs from Winchester to Eastbourne. Or for a change of scene, visit the Romney Marshes, an atmospheric area of wetlands, lagoons and waterways in East Sussex.Sussex for history buffs
Sussex has been continuously inhabited for over 2000 years, and all around you see remnants from many different phases of its history. At Fishbourne are the remains of a Roman palace dating from 75 AD, including elaborate floor mosaics. A relative newcomer by comparison, Arundel castle was established in 1067. The original motte and bailey (tower and moat) still exists, as well as the magnificent wings and courtyards added in the subsequent centuries.
„The town of Bosham is supposedly where King Canute tried to command the tides!“
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From April to December, the Chichester Festival Theatre puts on a roster of productions, with a fine array of onstage and backstage talent. With a mix of musicals, modern plays and classics, there's usually something for committed theatre buffs and general audiences alike.2. Go to the opera
Glyndebourne opera festival takes place every summer in a lovely country estate near Lewes. People come from all over the country to enjoy a champagne picnic on the lawn before listening to some great music. Top international singers grace the stage in lavish productions of Mozart, Handel and others composers.3. Have a flutter
Sussex has no shortage of horse racing venues, but the undoubted champion of them all is the Goodwood Racecourse near Chichester. The season runs from May to September, culminating in the Glorious Goodwood meet, usually in late July.4. A good read in Rye
In the East Sussex town of Rye you'll find Lamb House, a handsome villa which was owned first by the novelist Henry James and then by the humorous writer E.F. Benson, who in turn used it as the home of his comic character Miss Mapp of the Mapp and Lucia novels. Fans of the books can have fun wandering the streets and working out where the other characters in the novels lived too.5. Blow off some steam
For a trip back into the past, head to Sheffield Park for a jaunt on the Bluebell Railway. Lovingly restored by amateurs, these fully working steam locomotives are something to behold.
FAQs: Holiday Rentals & Lettings in Sussex
On average, what was the cost of holiday rentals in Sussex in 2020, the year impacted by the corona crisis?
Sussex is one of the most expensive destinations in the United Kingdom! The price of a holiday rental is around £157.84 per night.
When can you get the best deals on holiday rentals in Sussex?
According to our most recent historical data, the months that are the cheapest in Sussex are March, January, and February, with average prices of £137.16, £138.1 and £141.92, respectively.
When are holiday rentals more expensive in Sussex?
When it comes to looking for a holiday letting in Sussex, the most expensive months are, in descending order, July, June and December with average prices per night of £173.28, £172.5, and £169.33, respectively.
Are there usually many holiday lettings available in Sussex?
When visiting Sussex, it is necessary to be proactive, as 71% of rentals are usually booked, according to last year's data.
When are fewer lettings available?
The months with the lowest properties available in Sussex are, in order, August, September and October, with respective average availability figures of 10.6%, 11.25%, and 21%, based on data collected in 2020.
How many holiday rentals does Holidu have in Sussex?
We have 3100 properties for you in Sussex, provided by our 27 local and international partners.