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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.

RHS Garden Wisley (Garden)

RHS Garden Wisley, Woking, Surrey

Woking

In the trials fields, the finest flowers and vegetables are identified from the countless new introductions. Elsewhere in the garden, cultivation techniques, such as composting or... more

The Old Bear (Restaurant)

The Old Bear, Riverhill, Cobham, Surrey

Riverhill, Cobham

Inside the old beams, floorboards and fires give a classic country feel. The menu is varied yet concise with a number of different options for starters,... 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

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

The Hindhead Golf Club (Golf Course)

The Hindhead Golf Club, Churt Road, Hindhead, Surrey

Churt Road, Hindhead

The par threes third and sixth holes are memorable. There are elevation changes and the ultra-fast greens tend to be high above some fairways... more

The Wisley (Golf Course)

The Wisley, Ripley, Woking, Surrey

Ripley, Woking

Each nine has its own character, many unforgettable holes offer risk and reward. Perhaps the seventh on the Mill stands out most, a 223-yard par three... 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

Arundel Castle (Historic House)

Arundel Castle, Arundel, West Sussex

Arundel

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

Relaxation Rooms (Spa)

Relaxation Rooms, 8a North Street, Guildford, Surrey

8a North Street, Guildford

Close the doors to the bustling town outside and enter a serene environment made to pamper you from top to toe. Slip on your soft robe... more

Beaney House of Art & Knowledge (Museum / Art Gallery)

Beaney House of Art & Knowledge, 18 High Street, Canterbury, Kent

18 High Street, Canterbury

You’ll also find a collection of Thomas Sidney Cooper paintings, an Egyptian mummified cat, a stunning stained glass window from the 16th century, the magnificent Latham... more

Glynde Place (Historic House)

Glynde Place, Glynde, Lewes, East Sussex

Glynde, Lewes

Portraits, furniture, silver, embroidery and books testify to 400 years of family life. The library commemorates the life of Mr Speaker Brand (1872-1884)... 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

Polesden Lacey (Historic House)

Polesden Lacey, Great Bookham, Dorking, Surrey

Great Bookham, Dorking

The other collections of paintings, furniture, porcelain and silver are displayed in the reception rooms and galleries, as they were at the time of her celebrated... more

The Old Butchers (Bed & Breakfast)

The Old Butchers, 31 High Street, Canterbury, Kent

31 High Street, Wingham, Canterbury

Perfectly positioned between the historic city of Canterbury and The delightful town of Sandwich. Close to sandy beaches and within easy access of the port of... more

Ashdown Park Hotel & Country Club (Hotel)

Ashdown Park Hotel & Country Club, Ashdown Park, Forest Row, East Sussex

Ashdown Park, Wych Cross, Forest Row

Kids can indulge in outdoor games and golf on the putting green before a delicious Winnie The Pooh afternoon tea. Inside, stone arched doorways and fireplaces... 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

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

the runnymede-on-thames (Hotel)

the runnymede-on-thames, Windsor Road, Egham, Surrey

Windsor Road, Egham

There are a variety of dining options all offering high quality food and drink using locally sourced produce where possible. A great place for weddings and... 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 Cloudesley B&B (Bed & Breakfast)

The Cloudesley B&B, 7 Cloudesley Road, St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex

7 Cloudesley Road, St Leonards-on-Sea

Eco limewash painted rooms free of chemicals. Spa facilities including shiatsu, massage and hot stones available... more

The Mandolay Hotel (Hotel)

The Mandolay Hotel, 36-40 London Road, Guildford, Surrey

36-40 London Road, Guildford

For those seeking a leisurely break or family get-together they work closely with many local attractions and we are proud members of Visit Surrey, the organization... more

Bateman's (Garden)

Bateman's, Bateman's Lane, Etchingham, East Sussex

Bateman's Lane, Burwash, Etchingham

The rooms remain very much as if the great author had just slipped out of the house for a minute or two, with oriental rugs and... more

The Little Fish Market (Restaurant)

The Little Fish Market, 10 Upper Market Street, Hove, East Sussex

10 Upper Market Street, Hove

The menu offers four choices at each stage (Ray cooks everything himself) and focuses on elegantly composed dishes of locally sourced sustainable seafood. You might start... more

The Ginger Dog (Restaurant)

The Ginger Dog, 12 College Place, Brighton, East Sussex

12 College Place, Brighton

The spinach and ricotta cannelloni, which once would have been considered a mundane vegetarian option, is transformed into a delectable main course by a fig and... 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

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

The Millstream Hotel (Hotel)

The Millstream Hotel, Bosham Lane, Chichester, West Sussex

Bosham Lane, Bosham, Chichester

You can dine in the Millstream´s two AA Rosette Restaurant or Marwick's Brasserie. Thirty five individually decorated ensuite bedrooms, each with bath and power shower, TV/CD/Radio/Alarm,... more

Paradise Park (Attraction / Activity)

Paradise Park, Avis Road, Newhaven, East Sussex

Avis Road, Newhaven

Look out for the fossil dinosaur egg from the Xixia basin in China, laid a whopping 97 million years ago and overcome by floods before it... 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

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

Fishbourne Roman Palace & Gardens (Museum / Art Gallery)

Fishbourne Roman Palace & Gardens, Salthill Road, Chichester, West Sussex

Salthill Road, Fishbourne, Chichester

You can still see evidence of the timber buildings that the Romans built when they first arrived here and the subsequent bathhouse which they created, which... more

Winkworth Arboretum (Garden)

Winkworth Arboretum, Hascombe Road, Godalming, Surrey

Hascombe Road, Godalming

In autumn, the trees blaze in reds, yellows and oranges and in winter the many trees turn skeletal, with holly and berries providing contrast to the... more

Coombe Hill (Golf Course)

Coombe Hill, Golf Club Drive, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey

Golf Club Drive, Kingston upon Thames

Fast, sloping greens, often high above the narrow fairways, on the 6,401-yard par-71 course amid the trees and heather, provide the challenge. The three par fives... more

Ockenden Manor Hotel & Spa (Restaurant)

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

Ockenden Lane, Cuckfield

With its views across the gardens towards the South Downs National Park makes a romantic setting for acclaimed chef. Stephen Crane’s highly accomplished French cooking... more

Old House Inn (Small Hotel / Inn)

Old House Inn, Effingham Road, Copthorne, West Sussex

Effingham Road, Copthorne

The Head Chef Dan uses locally sourced ingredients and creates exceptional creative dishes alongside a selection of traditional pub classics. The menus change regularly with the... more

Mannings Heath Golf Club (Golf Course)

Mannings Heath Golf Club, Hammerpond Road, Horsham, West Sussex

Hammerpond Road, Mannings Heath, Horsham

The 132-yard tenth Waterfall is the feature hole. But the fifth, Punchbowl, is another par three shooting from a high tee to the green below... more

Goodwood Racecourse (Attraction / Activity)

Goodwood Racecourse, Goodwood, Chichester, West Sussex

Goodwood, Chichester

Train travellers arrive in Chichester and are carried by open top bus through the Duke of Richmond’s rambling estate to get to the course where there... more

Ashford International Hotel (Hotel)

Ashford International Hotel, Simone Well Avenue, Ashford, Kent

Simone Well Avenue, Ashford

The smart bar area, with its burnt Siena and cerise bar stools and gleaming chrome pendant lighting sets the tone for a sophisticated look which continues... more

Hever Castle Golf Club (Golf Course)

Hever Castle Golf Club, Hever Road, Edenbridge, Kent

Hever Road, Edenbridge

Ten lakes and ponds add to the natural parkland attraction of an ancient land complemented by an attractive Tudor-style clubhouse. Water features on the first three... more

Tapestry Restaurant (Restaurant)

Tapestry Restaurant, Bailiffscourt Hotel & Spa, Climping, West Sussex

Bailiffscourt Hotel & Spa, Climping Street, Climping

Then take your seat in the romantic stone walled, oak paneled dining room for some seriously good modern European cooking. Start with roasted quail with cep... 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

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

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

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 Valley Gardens - Windsor Great Park (Garden)

The Valley Gardens - Windsor Great Park, Windsor Great Park, Englefield Green, Surrey

Windsor Great Park, via Wick Road, Englefield Green

Massed plantings of hydrangeas are the highlight of summer, before a myriad of autumn tints from Japanese maples, birches, sweet gums, and more begin to emerge.... 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

Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club (Golf Course)

Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club, Golf Road, Deal, Kent

Golf Road, Deal

Daunting tee-shots, firm and fast roller-coaster greens, uphill, downhill and sidehill lies on the undulating fairways and deep rough provide the stiffest possible test. The 505-yard... more

The Old Store Guest House (Bed & Breakfast)

The Old Store Guest House, Halnaker, Chichester, West Sussex

Halnaker, Chichester

Rooms are all comfortably furnished and recently decorated, with modern en-suite shower rooms. Guests speak highly of the varied breakfast... more

Tandridge Golf Club (Golf Course)

Tandridge Golf Club, Godstone Road, Oxted, Surrey

Godstone Road, Oxted

It wends its way past mature trees with spectacular views of the Kent and Sussex countryside. The 223-yard 13th has been described as one of the... more

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