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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.

The Swan (Restaurant)

The Swan, 35 Swan Street, West Malling, Kent

35 Swan Street, West Malling

Outside is a stunning Mediterranean garden complete with olive trees and a beautiful paved terrace. There are also three private dining rooms... more

Nymans (Garden)

Nymans, Handcross, Haywards Heath, West Sussex

Handcross, Haywards Heath

The walled garden contains yellow and blue herbaceous borders, a huge wisteria pergola, a collection of old-fashioned roses, magnolias and camellias. Take a walk through the... more

The Camellia Restaurant at South Lodge Hotel (Restaurant)

The Camellia Restaurant at South Lodge Hotel, Brighton Road, Horsham, West Sussex

Brighton Road, Horsham

Modern English dishes range from starters of beetroot and orange soup with coriander cress or smoked trout with new potato salad to main courses of pan... more

Kester House (Bed & Breakfast)

Kester House, The Street, Battle, East Sussex

The Street, Sedlescombe, Battle

Our rooms are tastefully designed with your comfort and enjoyment in mind, and each captures aspects of the rich historic character of this part of England.... more

Merzie Meadows (Bed & Breakfast)

Merzie Meadows, Hunton Road, Maidstone, Kent

Hunton Road, near Marden, Maidstone

Superb accommodation providing space, privacy and comfort - one a suite with its own Terrace. The rooms are housed in separate wings of the house and... more

Wabi Horsham (Restaurant)

Wabi Horsham, 38 East Street, Horsham, West Sussex

38 East Street, Horsham, Horsham

The long seasonal menu, put together by former Nobu head chef Scott Hallsworth features a range of dishes from snacks like edamame beans with sea salt... more

Lilac Tree Lodge (Bed & Breakfast)

Lilac Tree Lodge, 114 Hastings Road, Battle, East Sussex

114 Hastings Road, Battle

Large power showers with gorgeous complimentary toiletries and fluffy bath sheets. If you can drag yourself away, sample our delicious locally sourced breakfasts from a large... more

Walnut Cottage (Bed & Breakfast)

Walnut Cottage, Hanging Birch Lane, Heathfield, East Sussex

Hanging Birch Lane, Horam, Heathfield

Additional thoughtful touches and attention to detail confirm Walnut Cottage is indeed different. A wonderful breakfast offers an opportunity to sample local produce at its finest... more

Ightham Mote (Historic House)

Ightham Mote, Mote Road, Sevenoaks, Kent

Mote Road, Ivy Hatch, Sevenoaks

The main features of the house, which is built around an internal courtyard, span many centuries and include the Great Hall, Old Chapel, crypt and Tudor... more

Overbrook Lodge (Self Catering)

Overbrook Lodge, Farley Green, Guildford, Surrey

Farley Green, Albury, Guildford

Guests enjoy private parking spaces, a modern kitchen complete with all necessary utilities and the chance to source excellent local food produce. Contemporary furnishings have been... more

Nobles Restaurant (Restaurant)

Nobles Restaurant, 17 High Sreet, Battle, East Sussex

17 High Sreet, Battle

The modern European approach results in dishes such as blue swimmer crab risotto with tomato oil, rocket and Parmesan, while local produce is highlighted by the... more

Foxhills Golf Club (Golf Course)

Foxhills Golf Club, Ottershaw, Surrey


The Longcross is easier and shorter spanning 6,743 yards of beautiful, gently undulating and wooded terrain offering the challenge of the best features of classic inland... more

Marriott Tudor Park Hotel & Country Club (Spa)

Marriott Tudor Park Hotel & Country Club, Ashford Road, Maidstone, Kent

Ashford Road, Bearsted, Maidstone

Make your way to the smart treatment rooms slip underneath the soft towels and indulge in a choice of facials and body rituals from the likes... more

Guesthouse East (Bed & Breakfast)

Guesthouse East, 13 Hartington Place, Eastbourne, East Sussex

13 Hartington Place, Eastbourne

Its contemporary, boutique styled rooms, with mainly kingsize or superking beds, also make this a popular choice with honeymooners. There is free wifi throughout and each... more

The Tiger Inn (Small Hotel / Inn)

The Tiger Inn, The Green, Eastbourne, East Sussex

The Green, East Dean, Eastbourne

The Tiger was once a base for smugglers and is a traditional Sussex pub recently refurbished with low beams, open fires, delicious food, and five new... more

Woodside Bed and Breakfast (Bed & Breakfast)

Woodside Bed and Breakfast, Junction Road, Robertsbridge, East Sussex

Junction Road, Staplecross, Robertsbridge

Near major tourist attractions, National Trust properties, castles like Bodiam and country houses/gardens like Great Dixter. 15 minutes to the coastal beaches like Camber Sands... more

Shorts Farm (Bed & Breakfast)

Shorts Farm, The Street, Pulborough, West Sussex

The Street, Nutbourne, Pulborough

Luxury accommodation, parking, extremely quiet and walking distance to the Rising Sun which is one of the nicest pubs in the area. Child and dog friendly... more

Biddenden Vineyards (Attraction / Activity)

Biddenden Vineyards, Gribble Bridge Lane, Biddenden, Kent

Gribble Bridge Lane, Biddenden

Here you will find 10 varieties of grapes which are grown to produce red, whites, rosés and sparkling wines. And this being Kent, you’ll also find... more

Hove Museum & Art Gallery (Museum / Art Gallery)

Hove Museum & Art Gallery, 19 New Church Road, Hove, East Sussex

19 New Church Road, Hove

If you have children, head straight to the Wizards Attic – a toy heaven with dolls, mechanical objects, miniature trains, teddies, rocking horses and tricycles to... more

The George Inn (Small Hotel / Inn)

The George Inn, High Street, Robertsbridge, East Sussex

High Street, Robertsbridge

Four boutique rooms complement their award winning restaurant perfectly, and provide a haven from the bustle of life. All feature sumptuous fabrics, deluxe pocket sprung beds,... more

The Chilli Pickle (Restaurant)

The Chilli Pickle, 17 Jubilee Street, Brighton, East Sussex

17 Jubilee Street, Brighton

Other favourites include Hara Mackerel, Green Spiced Mackerel with Grapefruit and Jimbu Salad and Oxtail Madras, which is fresh and finessed. Attracting a Brighton boho crowd... more

L'église (Restaurant)

L'église, 196 Church Road, Brighton, East Sussex

196 Church Road, Brighton

A charcuterie tapas style sharing board featuring aged cured meats from Normandy and Spain makes a convivial starter. If you prefer to keep your food to... more

Fairacres (Bed & Breakfast)

Fairacres, Udimore Road, Rye, East Sussex

Udimore Road, Broad Oak, Rye

One room has a four-poster bed and another a balcony, all are en-suite. Breakfast is offered in the guests dining room adjoining the sitting room, which... 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

Chart Hill Cottage Bed & Breakfast (Bed & Breakfast)

Chart Hill Cottage Bed & Breakfast, Chart Road, Maidstone, Kent

Chart Road, Chart Sutton, Maidstone

Centrally located near Leeds Castle, an ideal touring base and romantic getaway. Great for walkers (we are on the Greensand Way) and cyclists too... more

The Grand Hotel (Hotel)

The Grand Hotel, King Edward´s Parade, Eastbourne, East Sussex

King Edward´s Parade, Eastbourne

The sheer size of the hotel is not apparent until you step into one of the large corner suites or take a stroll down the landing... 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

Standen (Historic House)

Standen, West Hoathly Road, East Grinstead, West Sussex

West Hoathly Road, East Grinstead

The terraced garden has fine views over the Sussex countryside... more

TOR Spa Retreat (Spa)

TOR Spa Retreat, Wickham Lane, Canterbury, Kent

Wickham Lane, Ickham, Canterbury

Stress relief, digestive health, beautiful skin and a contented soul are all on the menu at Tor. Choose one of the special packages and get the... more

Canterbury Country Houses (Self Catering)

Canterbury Country Houses, Woolton Farm, Canterbury, Kent

Woolton Farm, Canterbury

The Old Tannery and Ellens Cottage sleep up to six people, while the Oast is ideal for up to eight. The English Tourist Board has rated... more

North Foreland Golf Club (Golf Course)

North Foreland Golf Club, The Clubhouse, Broadstairs, Kent

The Clubhouse, Convent Road, Broadstairs

On the front nine, holes three and four are both birdie chances as they are short par fives but eight and nine are long par fours... 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

Crowborough Beacon Golf Club (Golf Course)

Crowborough Beacon Golf Club, Beacon Road, Crowborough, East Sussex

Beacon Road, Crowborough

The 18 holes and Clubhouse terrace boast arguably some of the finest panoramas around. The course will test accuracy rather than length off the tee as... more

Addington Palace Country Club (Spa)

Addington Palace Country Club, Addington Village, Croydon, Surrey

Addington Village, Gravel Hill, Croydon

Surrounded by classic armchairs, Roman style sculptures and elegant pictures, you’ll feel immediately at ease. There’s a holistic approach to wellbeing here - with more than... more

The White Vine House (Small Hotel / Inn)

The White Vine House, 24 High Street, Rye, East Sussex

24 High Street, Rye

There are seven bedrooms, all have been refurbished and now have period furniture and luxury bath or shower rooms. One bedroom has an antique four-poster but... more

Dover Castle (Historic House)

Dover Castle, Dover, Kent


Don’t miss the Secret Wartime Tunnels, a permanent exhibition exploring the 200 year-old tunnels within the cliff face which have provided shelter, safety and secrecy to... more

Walmer Castle & Gardens (Garden)

Walmer Castle & Gardens, Kingsdown Road, Deal, Kent

Kingsdown Road, Walmer, Deal

Enjoy a commemorative lawn, woodland walk, croquet lawn and working kitchen garden, as well as a vast double herbaceous border flanked by mature yew hedges. See... 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

Wilderness B&B (Bed & Breakfast)

Wilderness B&B, Wilderness, Ashford, Kent

Wilderness, Waterman Quarter, Headcorn, Ashford

Ideally located to visit both Sissinghurst Gardens and Leeds Castle, we are only five minutes from Headcorn Station, a perfect base to explore Kent with its... more

Spring Farm (Bed & Breakfast)

Spring Farm, Northlands, Robertsbridge, East Sussex

Northlands, Bodiam, Robertsbridge

The house was built in 1865 as two hop farm cottages. We are set in 3 acres of garden and meadows and are located just 3/4... more

Apicius (Restaurant)

Apicius, 23 Stone Street, Cranbrook, Kent

23 Stone Street, Cranbrook

A signature smoked duck starter comes with an addictive foie gras soup and an impossibly light foie gras mousse. A beautifully trimmed, thick slab of brill... more

The Observatory Science Centre (Attraction / Activity)

The Observatory Science Centre, Wartling Road, Hailsham, East Sussex

Wartling Road, Hertsmonceux, Hailsham

Compete with your family to see who has the best reaction times to sound and light, learn how earthquakes work, and play the interactive constellations game.... more

Bridgewood Manor (Hotel)

Bridgewood Manor, Nr Bluebell Hill, Chatham, Kent

Nr Bluebell Hill, Walderslade Woods, Chatham

A spa and leisure club with ample treatments and spacious well-lit pool make for a relaxing couple of hours after a busy working day or a... more

Bolney Wine Estate (Attraction / Activity)

Bolney Wine Estate, Foxhole Lane, Bolney, West Sussex

Foxhole Lane, Bolney

Did you know, for example, that this area of the UK has similar soil attributes to that in the Champagne region of France? Owner Sam Lintner... more

Quay Quarters (Self Catering)

Quay Quarters, Apuldram Manor Farm, Chichester, West Sussex

Apuldram Manor Farm, Appledram Lane, Dell Quay, Chichester

All properties come with solid wood flooring, fresh bed linen, electric wood-burners, Wi-Fi and a DVD library to while the evenings away as well as direct... more

Buxted Park Hotel (Hotel)

Buxted Park Hotel, Buxted, Uckfield, East Sussex

Buxted, Uckfield

The splendid Victorian Orangery is perfect for a relaxed lunch or dinner, whatever the occasion. On summerÆs brighter days, you may even be tempted to dine... more

The Salutation (Bed & Breakfast)

The Salutation, Knightrider Street, Sandwich, Kent

Knightrider Street, Sandwich

All eight luxurious rooms are festooned with only the very best furnishings and finishes: sumptuous duck down duvets and polished antique furniture decorated in restful neutral... more

Wallett's Court Country House Hotel (Restaurant)

Wallett's Court Country House Hotel, Westcliffe, Dover, Kent

Westcliffe, Dover

Enjoy breakfast on the terrace or in the conservatory, take lunch in the cosy lounge by a roaring fire in winter or in the acres of... more

Piltdown Golf Club (Golf Course)

Piltdown Golf Club, Piltdown, Uckfield, East Sussex

Piltdown, Uckfield

The Clubhouse was extensively enhanced in 2001 to provide extra lounge space, larger changing rooms and more shower accommodation. The Club's Catering and Bar staff have... more

Drakes On The Pond (Restaurant)

Drakes On The Pond, Dorking Road, Abinger Hammer, Surrey

Dorking Road, Abinger Hammer

There’s a strong French influence to the imaginative cooking here; diver-caught scallops are served in the form of a tart tatin and come with a light... more

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