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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.

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

George & Dragon (Restaurant)

George & Dragon, Speldhurst, Kent


It has a relaxed vibe and the beautiful gardens are a great place to enjoy a pint of Larkin’s bitter, made just 3 miles away. Food... more

Kinghams (Restaurant)

Kinghams, Gomshall Lane, Shere, Surrey

Gomshall Lane, Shere

Service is attentive, staff knowledgeable and atmosphere cosy. The menu changes regularly to keep locals coming back for more, making booking for lunch and dinner essential... more

West Sussex Golf Club (Golf Course)

West Sussex Golf Club, Golf Club Lane, Pulborough, West Sussex

Golf Club Lane, Wiggonholt, Pulborough

The course is always well manicured and is never wet as it is on the sand belt. Clever bunkering prompts the strategic use of irons off... more

Hotel du Vin - Brighton (Hotel)

Hotel du Vin - Brighton, Ship Street, Brighton, East Sussex

Ship Street, Brighton

The restaurant at du Vin is a destination eaterie for the locals in itself (try getting a table at the weekend without booking) as it’s a... more

Seaford Golf Club (Golf Course)

Seaford Golf Club, Firle Road, Seaford, East Sussex

Firle Road, Seaford

However, the 222 yard 15th, the last of the 'short' holes can play anything between a driver and a six iron. It's cleverly bunkered with a... 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

Longbourn 1895 (Bed & Breakfast)

Longbourn 1895, Burwash Road, Heathfield, East Sussex

Burwash Road, Broad Oak, Heathfield

Broad Oak a Junior Suite with roll top bath and rainwater shower, balcony and triple aspect. Mayfield, with its wonderful views out to Mayfield village, has... more

Langshott Manor (Hotel)

Langshott Manor, Langshott Lane, Horley, Surrey

Langshott Lane, Langshott, Horley

You’d never guess you were five minutes from Gatwick airport, as the grounds of the hotel are so lovely. Wake up to the sound of a... more

West Hill Golf Club (Golf Course)

West Hill Golf Club, Woking, Surrey


At 6,350 yards the course, with five pars including the demanding 212-yard 15th, is not long by present day standards but has changed little since the... 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 Spread Eagle Spa (Spa)

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

The Spread Eagle Hotel & Spa, South Street, Midhurst

Indulge and allow yourself to be pampered at this modern, tastefully designed sanctuary. A wide range of Spa Days and Spa Breaks are available... more

Terre à Terre (Restaurant)

Terre à Terre, 71 East Street, Brighton, East Sussex

71 East Street, Brighton

Start with Uttapam (red onion and curry leaf Indian crumpet topped with coconut and coriander seed butter and ginger pickle jam) or Baby Batters (soft buttermilk... more

The Home of Charles Darwin, Down House (Garden)

The Home of Charles Darwin, Down House, Luxted Road, Orpington, Kent

Luxted Road, Downe, Orpington

It is here that he worked on his theories of evolution and wrote `On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection´. Although small in... more

Anne of Cleves House (Museum / Art Gallery)

Anne of Cleves House, 52 Southover High Street, Lewes, East Sussex

52 Southover High Street, Lewes

The house’s interior (which by the way wouldn’t look out of place today on a chic boutique hotel website), with its timber beams and gorgeous furniture,... 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

Goodnestone Park Gardens (Garden)

Goodnestone Park Gardens, Wingham, Canterbury, Kent

Wingham, Canterbury

They now cover around 14 acres, with a formal area around the house and a grand box parterre, planted to celebrate the millennium. There is also... more

Great Field Farm B&B (Bed & Breakfast)

Great Field Farm B&B, Misling Lane, Canterbury, Kent

Misling Lane, Stelling Minnis, Canterbury

Bedrooms on ground floor. Ideal for families... more

The Ginger Fox (Restaurant)

The Ginger Fox, Hensfield Road, Albourne, West Sussex

Hensfield Road, Albourne

Local produce is reflected in the choice of beer and wine which includes Harvey's ale and Chapel Down wine. The menu of finely tuned English dishes... 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

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

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

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

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

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

Hodges (Self Catering)

Hodges, Eridge Road, Crowborough, East Sussex

Eridge Road, Steel Cross, Crowborough

The large double bedroom has en-suite facilities and TV. There is a comfortable sitting/dining room and conservatory overlooking the garden and swimming pool... more

Walmer Castle & Gardens (Historic House)

Walmer Castle & Gardens, Kingsdown Road, Deal, Kent

Kingsdown Road, Walmer, Deal

On display is a collection of prints and portraits of the castle and its wardens. The beautiful gardens include the Queen Mother´s Garden and the Broadwalk... more

Brick Kiln Cottage (Self Catering)

Brick Kiln Cottage, White House Farm, Maidstone, Kent

White House Farm, Green Lane, Chart Sutton, Maidstone

There is a secure enclosed play area for children, together with a barbecue and patio area and a garden shed excellent for bicycle storage. All guests... more

Cleavers Lyng 16th Century Country House (Bed & Breakfast)

Cleavers Lyng 16th Century Country House, Church Road, Herstmonceux, East Sussex

Church Road, Herstmonceux

The house sits in 1. 5 acres of landscaped gardens which is ablaze with colour during the summer months... more

The Treatment Rooms (Spa)

The Treatment Rooms, 21 New Road, Brighton, East Sussex

21 New Road, Brighton

Here it’s all about good honest treatments and services. The roll call of beauty names featured on the treatment menu confers quality: Aromatherapy Associates, Eve Lom,... more

The Home of Charles Darwin, Down House (Historic House)

The Home of Charles Darwin, Down House, Luxted Road, Downe, Kent

Luxted Road, Downe

The family rooms are equally fascinating, painting a picture of life in the second half of the 19th century, and there is an excellent interactive media... more

Old Chapel Forge Bed & Breakfast (Bed & Breakfast)

Old Chapel Forge Bed & Breakfast, Lagness, Chichester, West Sussex

Lagness, Lower Bognor Road Lagness, Chichester

Accommodation is provided in three suites; two in a 1611 Chapel and one in a self-contained cottage. A two bedroomed family suite is available... more

Barnsole Vineyard (Attraction / Activity)

Barnsole Vineyard, Fleming Road, Canterbury, Kent

Fleming Road, Staple, Canterbury

What’s more, there are free tastings too. There’s a longer guided tour of the vineyards that you can arrange before your visit for £2... more

The French Table (Restaurant)

The French Table, 85 Maple Road, Surbiton, Surrey

85 Maple Road, Surbiton

You’ll find influences from the Mediterranean, Italy and North Africa on the concise menu. The technically precise dishes might include a Parmesan tuile filled with asparagus... more

Kent Cottage Holidays (Self Catering)

Kent Cottage Holidays, 7 Bridewell Park, Whitstable, Kent

7 Bridewell Park, Whitstable

Outside both properties have their own hot tub which guests have exclusive use of. For the children there is the added bonus of a tree house... more

Brandshatch Place Hotel & Spa (Wedding Venue)

Brandshatch Place Hotel & Spa, Brands Hatch Road, Fawkham, Kent

Brands Hatch Road, Fawkham

Let them advise on everything from flowers to arrival by helicopter and, on the day itself, the experienced team will be there to make sure the... more

Guildford Cathedral (Attraction / Activity)

Guildford Cathedral, Stag Hill, Guildford, Surrey

Stag Hill, Guildford

Beneath the golden angel which tops the tower is a graceful interior of elegance, light and peace. You can find out more about the cathedral's story... more

Parham House & Gardens (Historic House)

Parham House & Gardens, Parham Park, Pulborough, West Sussex

Parham Park, Storrington, Pulborough

It is reputed Queen Elizabeth dined at Parham in 1593 and her coat of arms were later painted in plaster on the wall of the impressive... 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

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

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

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

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

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

The Retro Bed & Breakfast (Bed & Breakfast)

The Retro Bed & Breakfast, 63 Whitstable Road, Canterbury, Kent

63 Whitstable Road, Canterbury

Breakfast is included in the price and is a good old-fashioned Full English, freshly cooked using local Kentish produce where possible and served in the Breakfast... more

West Dean Gardens (Garden)

West Dean Gardens, West Dean, Chichester, West Sussex

West Dean, Chichester

Extensive and richly planted grounds include a stunning 300 foot Edwardian Pergola, and the 50 acre arboretum accessed by a beautiful two mile parkland walk. The... more

Nutbourne Vineyard (Attraction / Activity)

Nutbourne Vineyard, Gay Street, Pulborough, West Sussex

Gay Street, Pulborough

Our total wine production is between 25,000 and 50,000 bottles per year. As well as winning various awards and medals, Nutbourne wines all carry the EEC... more

Graze (Restaurant)

Graze, 42 Western Road, Brighton, East Sussex

42 Western Road, Hove, Brighton

A green tea and seaweed broth with Japanese mushrooms and smoked tofu begin the feast followed by rabbit, duck liver and eel terrine. A beetroot risotto... more

The Petersham Hotel (Hotel)

The Petersham Hotel, Nightingale Lane, Richmond, Surrey

Nightingale Lane, Richmond

The sixty stylish rooms compliment the character of the hotel, mixing Victorian splendour with a contemporary twist. The hotel´s award winning restaurant offers a classical and... 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

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