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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.

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 Corner House (Restaurant)

The Corner House, 42 Station Road, Ramsgate, Kent

42 Station Road, Minster, Ramsgate

Chef Matt bases his frequently changing menus on seasonal fresh local produce so you might start with local asparagus and hollandaise or Kentish mussels followed by... more

The Barn at Roundhurst (Bed & Breakfast)

The Barn at Roundhurst, Lower Roundhurst Farm, Haslemere, West Sussex

Lower Roundhurst Farm, Jobsons Lane, Lurgashall, Haslemere

Luxury accommodation is provided in six bedrooms, immaculately restored to be bright and modern yet sumptuous and inviting. The Barn at Roundhurst is available for individual... 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

Martins Cottages (Self Catering)

Martins Cottages, Martins Lane, Chichester, West Sussex

Martins Lane, Birdham, Chichester

Each cottage sleeps up to four guests, and can even be linked so you can bring friends and family together for large gatherings. What's more there's... more

The Priest House (Museum / Art Gallery)

The Priest House, North Lane, East Grinstead, West Sussex

North Lane, West Hoathly, East Grinstead

Take a tour with the resident curator to find out all about this fascinating building (picnics are welcome in the grounds too). This is a great... 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

Hartlip Place (Bed & Breakfast)

Hartlip Place, Place Lane, Sittingbourne, Kent

Place Lane, Hartlip, Sittingbourne

Easily accessed from the M2 and M20 with many interesting places to visit including Rochester, Canterury, Leeds Castle and Whitstable. Under an hour from Dover, Folkestone... more

The Curlew (Restaurant)

The Curlew, Junction Road, Bodiam, East Sussex

Junction Road, Bodiam

The focus of the food is firmly in the modern British camp with an emphasis on good local produce. The menu changes constantly with the season... more

Ramster Garden (Garden)

Ramster Garden, Petworth Road, Chiddingfold, Surrey

Petworth Road, Chiddingfold

The ponds and water features also show a wide variety of water loving plants and wildflowers. The gardens are easily manageable to stroll around with terrain... more

The Novium (Museum / Art Gallery)

The Novium, Tower Street, Chichester, West Sussex

Tower Street, Chichester

Expect to see all sorts of items that link the people of Chichester through the ages with the times they lived in, from prehistoric flint tools... more

The White Horse Inn (Small Hotel / Inn)

The White Horse Inn, The Street, Sutton, West Sussex

The Street, Sutton

Each is finished with a touch of style to make your stay that little bit special. The restaurant serves contemporary food, full of flair and represents... more

Lewes Castle & Barbican House Museum (Museum / Art Gallery)

Lewes Castle & Barbican House Museum, 169 High Street, Lewes, East Sussex

169 High Street, Lewes

Climb to the top of this Norman edifice for wonderful panoramic views across Sussex and then head down past the impressive barbican gate to the Museum... more

Blackdown Cottage (Self Catering)

Blackdown Cottage, Burwash Common, Etchingham, East Sussex

Burwash Common, Etchingham

Some added features that make Blackdown Cottage that extra bit special include: Egyptian cotton bed linen, open log fires and a wood-burning stove, while a welcome... 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

The London Golf Club (Golf Course)

The London Golf Club, Stansted Lane, Sevenoaks, Kent

Stansted Lane, Ash, Sevenoaks

There is plenty of water, challenging holes from a variety of tees and greens of the highest quality. Invariably in perfect condition, The Heritage’s signature holes... more

Wildernesse Golf Club (Golf Course)

Wildernesse Golf Club, Park Lane, Sevenoaks, Kent

Park Lane, Seal, Sevenoaks

The tree-lined fairways put a premium on straight driving. The toughest of the seven par fours on the front nine is the testing stroke index three... more

Brighton Scenic (Attraction / Activity)

Brighton Scenic, Main Terminal Building, Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex

Main Terminal Building, Shoreham Airport, Shoreham-by-Sea

Then board with a friend (or group – the plane seats up to four), pop on your noise-cancelling headphones and let the pilot talk you through... more

The Gingerman (Restaurant)

The Gingerman, 21a Norfolk Square, Brighton, East Sussex

21a Norfolk Square, Brighton

Impeccably presented starters can include seared Rye Bay scallops with pumpkin puree, sage beurre noisette and pumpkin crisps or the intriguing pheasant white pudding with creamed... more

The Dining Room (Restaurant)

The Dining Room, 59a High Street, Reigate, Surrey

59a High Street, Reigate

The latter offers a choice of three starters and three mains including an innovative caramel fig polenta with spinach and sultana glaze. Elsewhere you will find... 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

Ockenden Manor Hotel & Spa (Hotel)

Ockenden Manor Hotel & Spa, Ockenden Lane, Cuckfield, West Sussex

Ockenden Lane, Cuckfield

For those that simply wish to unwind, relax in front of a roaring fire in the sitting room or enjoy a drink in the cosy wood... more

Glebe End (Bed & Breakfast)

Glebe End, Church Street, Horsham, West Sussex

Church Street, Warnham, Horsham

Single, twin, king-sized en-suite rooms and a family suite charmingly furnished with antiques plus television and hot drinks trays. Liz Cox is an excellent cook; breakfasts... more

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

The Mulberry Tree (Restaurant)

The Mulberry Tree, Hermitage Lane, Boughton Monchelsea, Kent

Hermitage Lane, Boughton Monchelsea

The sunny spacious terrace and garden is a perfect spot for al fresco dining or just a drink. The Mulberry tree is committed to using the... more

The Spread Eagle Hotel & Spa (Restaurant)

The Spread Eagle Hotel & Spa, South Street, Midhurst, West Sussex

South Street, Midhurst

There’s some retro style-guilty pleasures to be had in the form of local Gales Beer-battered Whiting with Mushy Peas and Home-made Tartar Sauce or Twice-baked Cheese... more

Colliers Farm (Bed & Breakfast)

Colliers Farm, Fernhurst, Haslemere, West Sussex

Fernhurst, Haslemere

Each room also has TV, DVD, iPod station, wireless internet and tea/coffee making facilities. Convenient location... more

5 The Lawn (Self Catering)

5 The Lawn, St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex

St Leonards-on-Sea

A courtyard dining area, set in beautiful surroundings. A 12 ft... 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

The Coach & Horses (Restaurant)

The Coach & Horses, School lane, Danehill, East Sussex

School lane, Danehill

Pub classics such as local pork and herb sausages with mashed potato and bitter sweet red onion jam are also done well. However, there are nods... more

Godinton House & Gardens (Garden)

Godinton House & Gardens, Godinton Lane, Ashford, Kent

Godinton Lane, Ashford

A small walled Italian garden with central fountain and scented Mediterranean planting makes a peaceful haven looking out over the wild garden which is a mass... more

West Surrey Golf Club (Golf Course)

West Surrey Golf Club, Enton Green, Godalming, Surrey

Enton Green, Godalming

The clubhouse, reminiscent of a 19th century farmhouse, provides excellent facilities for entertaining, dining and relaxation after a round. With stunning views out to the course... more

Royal Pavilion (Attraction / Activity)

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

Pashley Manor Gardens (Garden)

Pashley Manor Gardens, Ticehurst, Wadhurst, East Sussex

Ticehurst, Wadhurst

In between, fruit trees dazzle, thousands of bluebells carpet the woods and tulips explode in dazzling colours across the gardens (there’s even the Tulip Festival there... more

Rowhill Grange Hotel & Utopia Spa (Spa)

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

Wilmington, Dartford

Yet it’s modern through and through - enter an array of stylish areas, like the hydrotherapy pool, steam room and sauna, for sumptuous time out. With... more

The Crab & Lobster (Small Hotel / Inn)

The Crab & Lobster, Mill Lane, Chichester, West Sussex

Mill Lane, Sidlesham, Chichester

Added touches like fresh flowers and complimentary natural Ren beauty products in the en-suite shower room make your stay even more memorable. Food in the restaurant... more

Great Fosters (Hotel)

Great Fosters, Stroude Road, Egham, Surrey

Stroude Road, Egham

Great fosters´ reception rooms are richly adorned with oak beams and panelling. Jacobean chimneypieces, fine furnishings and exceptional works of art... more

Godinton House & Gardens (Historic House)

Godinton House & Gardens, Godinton Lane, Ashford, Kent

Godinton Lane, Ashford

There is a medieval hall, Tudor staircase, a wealth of carved panelling and many later additions. The exceptional collections include porcelain, pictures and furniture, and reflect... more

Hotel du Vin - Tunbridge Wells (Hotel)

Hotel du Vin - Tunbridge Wells, Crescent Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent

Crescent Road, Tunbridge Wells

In this case, a grade II listed mansion constructed back in 1762. Rooms have the signature impressive bathrooms (they do monsoon showers so well here), spick... more

Snoadhill Cottage (Bed & Breakfast)

Snoadhill Cottage, Snoadhill, Ashford, Kent

Snoadhill, Bethersden, Ashford

Snuggle up in two lovely bedrooms – double and twin – festooned with pretty linens and soft eiderdowns. When the sun goes down put your feet... more

Painshill (Garden)

Painshill, Portsmouth Road, Cobham, Surrey

Portsmouth Road, Cobham

Chuck on some outdoor clothes and go and explore the ornamental pleasure grounds which dazzle from spring to autumn, wander around the romantic ruined abbey and... more

George & Dragon Inn (Restaurant)

George & Dragon Inn, The Main Street, Arundel, West Sussex

The Main Street, Burpham, Arundel

The award-winning menus are seasonal using locally sourced produce where possible expertly created by Head Chef, James Villiers. Start with Golden cross Sussex goat’s cheese, beetroot... more

Denmans Garden (Garden)

Denmans Garden, Denmans Lane, Fontwell, West Sussex

Denmans Lane, Fontwell

Individual plantings are allowed to self-seed and ramble, creating a gorgeous wild effect. Don’t miss the plant centre, once inspiration has grabbed you, and the award... more

Yew House B&B (Bed & Breakfast)

Yew House B&B, 11 Pellings Farm Close, Crowborough, East Sussex

11 Pellings Farm Close, Crowborough

Power up with a hearty breakfast, served up by Robert, and venture into the great outdoors. Wonderfully situated, Yew House is within striking distance of Ashdown... more

Riddle & Finns (Restaurant)

Riddle & Finns, 139 Kings Road Arches, Brighton, East Sussex

139 Kings Road Arches, Brighton

Local sourcing even extends to the drinks list where you'll find Court Garden Farm English Sparkling Wine from nearby Ditchling and Dark Star beers, brewed a... more

The Historic Dockyard Chatham (Attraction / Activity)

The Historic Dockyard Chatham, Chatham, Kent


There’s even a WWII destroyer HMS Cavalier to wander round and listen to the testimony of those who served on the fastest ship in the fleet.... more

The Ginger Pig (Restaurant)

The Ginger Pig, 3 Hove Street, Brighton, East Sussex

3 Hove Street, Hove, Brighton

Although the menu is largely influenced by European cuisine there are forays into the orient with starters such as crispy squid with white miso mayonnaise and... more

The Coach House (Self Catering)

The Coach House, Beech Hill Farm, Heathfield, East Sussex

Beech Hill Farm, Rushlake green, Heathfield

The Coach House dates back to 1799 and has been lovingly restored with its original appearance and aesthetic qualities kept in mind. The surrounding Beech Hill... more

Wentworth Club (West) (Golf Course)

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

Wentworth Drive, Virginia Water

A parkland course with heather and ditches, an abundance of mature trees and 18 memorable holes, starts with a tough drive to the top of a... more

Hotel du Vin & Bistro (Restaurant)

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

Ship Street, Brighton

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