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Luxury Holidays, Weekend Breaks and Short Breaks in South East England

Planning a luxury holiday, short or weekend breaks in South East England? Listed below are Britain's Finest places to stay, visit and eat in South East England to help you plan luxury holidays, weekend breaks and short breaks.

Rye Lodge (Hotel)

Rye Lodge, Hilders Cliff, Rye, East Sussex

Hilders Cliff, Rye

All the bedrooms are furnished and equipped with a rare attention to detail, which ensures your comfort whichever style of room you choose. Venetian Leisure Centre... more

AG Hendy & Co Home Store Kitchen (Restaurant)

AG Hendy & Co Home Store Kitchen, 36 High Street, Hastings, East Sussex

36 High Street, Hastings

But it's what Hendy cooks up for a handful of tables in his open kitchen that's the real draw for foodies. Open for lunch only, the... more

Belmont Park (Garden)

Belmont Park, Belmont, Faversham, Kent

Belmont, Throwley, Faversham

Take a stroll along Walnut Walk, past the graveyard exclusively for past pets and onto a small flint folly called Prospect Tower, once a summerhouse for... more

The Westerly (Restaurant)

The Westerly, 2/4 London Road, Reigate, Surrey

2/4 London Road, Reigate

The menu is full of dishes that use interesting combinations like English asparagus with crisp air dried ham and soft boiled egg or salt cod fritters... more

Brookhill House (Bed & Breakfast)

Brookhill House, Horsham Road, Cowfold, West Sussex

Horsham Road, Cowfold

London is only 30 mins by train on the Gatwick Express and we are well placed if you are heading to the Channel Ports. Go for... more

Wentworth Club (East) (Golf Course)

Wentworth Club (East), Wentworth Drive, Virginia Water, Surrey

Wentworth Drive, Virginia Water

It spans just 6,200 yards from the back tees with a testing par of 68. There are five par fours in excess of 400 yards and... more

The Secret Gardens of Sandwich (Garden)

The Secret Gardens of Sandwich, The Salutation, Sandwich, Kent

The Salutation, Knightrider Street, Sandwich

With a bespoke gift shop selling a variety of seasonal gifts and a charming tea room serving quintessentially British cream teas, The Secret Gardens offer a... more

Leeds Castle Holiday Cottages (Self Catering)

Leeds Castle Holiday Cottages, Leeds Castle, Maidstone, Kent

Leeds Castle, Maidstone

Weir Cottage is a cosy and intimate property for two people and the Castle View is ideal for a family stay, while Keepers House can sleep... more

Hatchlands Park (Garden)

Hatchlands Park, East Clandon, Guildford, Surrey

East Clandon, Guildford

Come during April and admire the bluebells that carpet the ground, or visit every day of the season and roam around the parkland to your heart's... more

The Cider House (Bed & Breakfast)

The Cider House, North Cottage, Ardingly, West Sussex

North Cottage, Upper Sheriff Farmhouse, Hammingden Lane, Ardingly

Downstairs is the fabulous bathroom and delightful sitting room which has a double sofa bed. The Cider House is set in the garden of the farmhouse... more

Amelie and Friends (Restaurant)

Amelie and Friends, 31 North Street, Chichester, West Sussex

31 North Street, Chichester

Talented head chef Joel Massey's range of menu's cater for every culinary need from classic eggs benedict for breakfast, a deliciously spicy crisp pork belly sandwich... more

The Roost (Self Catering)

The Roost, Stream Barn, Arundel, West Sussex

Stream Barn, The Square, Amberley, Arundel

When you're not out and about, cosy up with your loved one and feel right at home in your own rural retreat; cook up a storm... more

Sheffield Park & Garden (Garden)

Sheffield Park & Garden, Sheffield Park, Uckfield, East Sussex

Sheffield Park, Uckfield

There are dramatic shows of daffodils and bluebells in spring, and the rhododendrons, Ghent azaleas and the stream garden are spectacular in early summer. Autumn brings... more

East Coast Dining Room (Restaurant)

East Coast Dining Room, 101 Tankerton Road, Whitstable, Kent

101 Tankerton Road, Whitstable

The regulalry changing and seasonal menu concentrates on British and Mediterranean flavours with the odd excursion further afield. So you might start with black pudding with... more

Brasserie Blanc (Restaurant)

Brasserie Blanc, Richmond House, Chichester, West Sussex

Richmond House, The Square, Chichester

You can't go wrong with French classics like Chicken liver parfait with red onion marmalade but there's the odd British inspired dish like Roast Lincolnshire free... more

St Clements (Restaurant)

St Clements, 3 Mercatoria, St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex

3 Mercatoria, St Leonards-on-Sea

Fishy offerings could include scallops with lemon grass, chilli and coriander or Hastings fish cakes with herb and caper crème fraiche to start or fillet of... more

Brooklands Spa (Spa)

Brooklands Spa, Brooklands Hotel, Weybridge, Surrey

Brooklands Hotel, Brooklands Drive, Weybridge

The treatment list is a unique combination of distinguished spa names, boasting facials from Lubatti and Clarins, massages and body therapies by Jane Scrivner as well... more

Dreams Beauty Spa (Spa)

Dreams Beauty Spa, Eastwell Manor, Ashford, Kent

Eastwell Manor, Eastwell Park, Boughton Lees, Ashford

Once fully at ease, head to one of 15 treatment rooms and choose from an extensive beauty list including facials and body rituals from Aromatherapy Associates,... more

The White Horse (Restaurant)

The White Horse, 1 High Street, Chichester, West Sussex

1 High Street, Chilgrove, Chichester

Combining rustic elegance and contemporary design, they offer high quality and friendly service in a beautiful setting. The spacious rooms have been designed with supreme comfort... more

Rowhill Grange Hotel & Utopia Spa (Hotel)

Rowhill Grange Hotel & Utopia Spa, Wilmington, Dartford, Kent

Wilmington, Dartford

The hotel also has an award-winning luxury Utopia spa complete with therapy pools, bubble tubs, sauna, gym, hair salon and 19 treatment rooms. After a full... more

The Angel Hotel (Hotel)

The Angel Hotel, 91 High Street, Guildford, Surrey

91 High Street, Guildford

This small yet luxurious hotel boasts twenty one individually designed bedrooms and suites. The galleried lounge with a Jacobean fireplace and original 17th century clock, offers... more

The London Beach Spa (Spa)

The London Beach Spa, Ashford Road, Ashford, Kent

Ashford Road, Tenterden, Ashford

If you’d rather spend your day in your cossie lapping it up in the thermal suite, jump into the tranquil infinity pool, bliss out in the... more

PH20 @ Park House Hotel (Spa)

PH<sub>20</sub> @ Park House Hotel, Bepton, Midhurst, West Sussex

Bepton, Midhurst

Likewise the treatment list is a dreamy mix of holistic delights from British spa brand Espa and Hot Lava Shells and OPI hand and foot therapies.... more

Woodacre (Bed & Breakfast)

Woodacre, Arundel Road, Arundel, West Sussex

Arundel Road, Fontwell, Arundel

Woodacre is a family home close to historic Arundel in West Sussex with separate cottage adjoining the main house capable of sleeping up to 11, also... more

St George's Hill Golf Club (Golf Course)

St George's Hill Golf Club, Golf Club Road, Weybridge, Surrey

Golf Club Road, St George's Hill, Weybridge

The undulating fairways rollercoaster through the natural flow of the land with many elevation changes while pines, silver birch, sand and heather are characteristic features of... more

Weald & Downland Open Air Museum (Museum / Art Gallery)

Weald & Downland Open Air Museum, Singleton, Chichester, West Sussex

Singleton, Chichester

Rescued from destruction, the buildings have been carefully dismantled, conserved and rebuilt to their original form and bring to life the homes, farmsteads and rural industries... more

Drake's Restaurant (Restaurant)

Drake's Restaurant, The Clock House, Ripley, Surrey

The Clock House, High Street, Ripley

Holder of the prestigious title of Roux Scholar, he’s trained with the best in the business including Marco Pierre White and cult French chef Marc Veyrat.... more

Hatchlands Park (Historic House)

Hatchlands Park, East Clandon, Guildford, Surrey

East Clandon, Guildford

Inside is the Cobbe collection of paintings and portraits, which includes works by Van Dyck, Gainsborough and Zoffany. Also the world´ s largest collection of keyboard... more

Chart Hills Golf club (Golf Course)

Chart Hills Golf club, Weeks Lane, Biddenden, Kent

Weeks Lane, Biddenden

The fairways follow natural contours to large, undulating greens, surrounded by extravagant bunkers, more than 130 in all. Be wary of the “Anaconda” bunker on the... more

Michael Wignall at The Latymer (Restaurant)

Michael Wignall at The Latymer, Pennyhill Park Hotel & Spa, Bagshot, Surrey

Pennyhill Park Hotel & Spa, London Road, Bagshot

Dishes such as calf's sweetbreads, braised cockscombs, Moroccan spiced pork belly and tonka bean velouté may sound impossibly outre, but in Wignall's capable hands they are... more

CAU (Restaurant)

CAU, 274 High Street, Guildford, Surrey

274 High Street, Guildford

The decor is contemporary with a bright and breezy feel and has landscape murals of blue skies and grass on the walls. For a carnivorous treat... more

Best Western Old Tollgate Hotel & Restaurant (Hotel)

Best Western Old Tollgate Hotel & Restaurant, The Street, Steyning, West Sussex

The Street, Bramber, Steyning

Join us for delicious food and drink at our award winning carvery restaurant and take advantage of our comfortable spacious accommodation and superb meeting and events... more

Hotel du Vin & Bistro (Restaurant)

Hotel du Vin & Bistro, Ship Street, Brighton, East Sussex

Ship Street, Brighton

These are a handful of the many legendary suppliers we are honoured to include within our Homegrown & Local philosophy... more

Ten Chichester (Bed & Breakfast)

Ten Chichester, 10 Whyke Road, Chichester, West Sussex

10 Whyke Road, Chichester

Downstairs there is a sitting room for guests complete with wood burning stove and plenty of reading material about the area. Breakfast is served in the... more

The West House Restaurant (Restaurant)

The West House Restaurant, 28 High Street, Biddenden, Kent

28 High Street, Biddenden

For the most part, the regularly changing menu relies on classic combinations of locally sourced ingredients given an imaginative twist. Rye bay scallops with cauliflower cream... more

Hamiltons (Restaurant)

Hamiltons, 23 Windsor Street, Chertsey, Surrey

23 Windsor Street, Chertsey

Dessert lovers will be tempted by orange vodka pannacotta with poached rhubarb and rhubarb sorbet. Weather depending, al fresco eating is available in the outside dining... more

Wheeler's Oyster Bar (Restaurant)

Wheeler's Oyster Bar, 8 High Street, Whitstable, Kent

8 High Street, Whitstable

The main menu might include starters such as marinated jumbo prawns skewered with cous cous and sauce vierge or a bowl of steamed mussels in a... more

Wentworth Club (Edinburgh) (Golf Course)

Wentworth Club (Edinburgh), Wentworth Drive, Virginia Water, Surrey

Wentworth Drive, Virginia Water

Sculpted in a mature wooded heathland setting like the others, each hole on the 7,000-yard par 72 course is distinctive with several dog-legs winding through trees... more

Bedgebury National Pinetum & Forest (Garden)

Bedgebury National Pinetum & Forest, Bedgebury Road, Cranbrook, Kent

Bedgebury Road, Goudhurst, Cranbrook

In the colder months, wrap up warm and kick some autumnal leaves along the pathways then drop in on the visitor centre's restaurant for a hearty... more

Stovells (Restaurant)

Stovells, 125 Windsor Road, Woking, Surrey

125 Windsor Road, Chobham, Woking

The smart but inviting dining room with its beige walls and white linen covered tables is given extra character by timbered walls and original oak beams... more

Oak Tree Cottage Bed and Breakfast (Bed & Breakfast)

Oak Tree Cottage Bed and Breakfast, Tenterden Road, Ashford, Kent

Tenterden Road, Biddenden, Ashford

Large, modern, elegant Garden Suite, with super king or twin beds, spacious ensuite with double shower, relaxation lounge area with large flat screen television, wifi and... more

Arundel Castle (Historic House)

Arundel Castle, Arundel, West Sussex


A major attraction is the rosary worn by Mary Queen of Scots just before she was executed which was bequeathed to the owner of Arundel Castle,... more

The Cottage at Tovey Lodge (Self Catering)

The Cottage at Tovey Lodge, Underhill Lane, Hassocks, East Sussex

Underhill Lane, Ditchling, Hassocks

Inside guests can enjoy in-house entertainments that include WiFi Internet, Freeview television and a DVD Player, while heating is included in the price and the owners... more

Gravetye Manor (Restaurant)

Gravetye Manor, Vowels Lane, West Hoathly, West Sussex

Vowels Lane, West Hoathly

The hotel is incredibly fortunate to have a one acre walled kitchen garden, which during the summer months provides 95% of all fruit and vegetables used... more

Royal Pavilion (Historic House)

Royal Pavilion, 4/5 Pavilion Buildings, Brighton, East Sussex

4/5 Pavilion Buildings, Brighton

When you’ve done the tour, leave time for a picnic in the Pavilion Gardens outside, where Brighton life, in all its varied and colourful finery, parades... more

Brooklands Hotel (Hotel)

Brooklands Hotel, Brooklands Drive, Weybridge, Surrey

Brooklands Drive, Weybridge

Priding itself on personality, individuality, and an unparalleled level of uniqueness – where else will you find a spa on a race track or be able... more

Emmetts Garden (Garden)

Emmetts Garden, Ide Hill, Sevenoaks, Kent

Ide Hill, Sevenoaks

It is a thriving collection, having been extensively replanted after the disastrous effects of the 1987 storm. There are glorious shows of spring flowers and shrubs,... more

Pallant House Gallery (Museum / Art Gallery)

Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, Chichester, West Sussex

9 North Pallant, Chichester

'Pallant House is utterly unexpected. It's like stumbling upon a mini Tate' Evening Standard... more

Standen (Garden)

Standen, West Hoathly Road, East Grinstead, West Sussex

West Hoathly Road, East Grinstead

Staff will use her diaries to recreate the lost garden features and historic plant collections of the past, the result being a garden that is brought... more

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