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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.

Leeds Castle (Historic House)

Leeds Castle, Broomfield Road, Maidstone, Kent

Broomfield Road, Maidstone

There’s a brilliant Knights Realm play area for the kids, stunning formal gardens to wander through and a diary of events taking place in the grounds... more

Hall Place & Gardens (Historic House)

Hall Place & Gardens, Hall Place, Bexley, Kent

Hall Place, Bourne Road, Bexley

Set in award-winning gardens with magnificent topiary, enclosed gardens and inspirational herbaceous borders. In the walled gardens there are glasshouses and a nursery selling Hall Place... more

Walton Heath Golf Club (Golf Course)

Walton Heath Golf Club, Deans Lane, Tadworth, Surrey

Deans Lane, Walton on the Hill, Tadworth

The new and old courses, both designed by Herbert Fowler in 1902, are intertwined. Several tough holes, particularly on the principal Old course, fast and true... 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

The Grand Hotel (Spa)

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

King Edward's Parade, Eastbourne

Swedish expert skincare range Kerstin Florian takes on the responsibility of preening and grooming your face and body with potent natural formulations of thermal mineral water,... 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

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

JoJo's Meze, Meat & Fish (Restaurant)

JoJo's Meze, Meat & Fish, 2 Herne Bay Road, Whitstable, Kent

2 Herne Bay Road, Tankerton, Whitstable

The food is cooked in style by easy-going Nikki Billington. This Mediterranean traveller stripped out her Whitstable bedsit to create a haven for people like her... more

Clandon Park (Garden)

Clandon Park, West Clandon, Guildford, Surrey

West Clandon, Guildford

Ramble up and down this lush hillside space (enjoy the view down to the shimmering lake) featuring a sunken Dutch garden full to the brim with... 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

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

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

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

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

Titsey Place Gardens (Garden)

Titsey Place Gardens, Titsey, Oxted, Surrey

Titsey, Oxted

The fountain at the centre of the lower terrace is a copy of one found in the Cloisters at Eton College. The two herbaceous borders that... more

Hotel du Vin & Bistro (Restaurant)

Hotel du Vin & Bistro, Crescent Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent

Crescent Road, Tunbridge Wells

An extensive and eclectic wine list is a key feature of the hotel. In addition to the main list, which includes an impressive array by the... more

Tilgate Forest Golf Club (Golf Course)

Tilgate Forest Golf Club, Titmus Drive, Crawley, West Sussex

Titmus Drive, Tilgate, Crawley

Noted for tree-lined fairways, tough doglegs and well-guarded greens, it's said the challenge at Tilgate begins at the 433-yard par four left hand dog leg fourth... more

The New Club (Restaurant)

The New Club, 133/134 Kings Road, Brighton, East Sussex

133/134 Kings Road, Brighton

Sit at the counter or grab a much sought-after outside table and enjoy the views of the sea and West Pier over a breakfast of mushroom,... more

Goodwood Health Club (Spa)

Goodwood Health Club, Goodwood, Chichester, West Sussex

Goodwood, Chichester

Put yourself in the hands of the spa's well-trained therapists who will craft a bespoke experience and take advantage of the sauna, steam room and pool... 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

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

Read's Restaurant with Rooms (Restaurant)

Read's Restaurant with Rooms, Macknade Manor, Faversham, Kent

Macknade Manor, Canterbury Road, Faversham

Despite the humour, the couple have maintained excellent standards of food, wine and service for over thirty years. The Georgian manor house’s large kitchen garden supplies... more

Rye Golf Club (Old) (Golf Course)

Rye Golf Club (Old), New Lydd Road, Rye, East Sussex

New Lydd Road, Camber, Rye

Rye has the feel of a walk back in time, an old fashioned, traditional links. Five excellent short holes face elevated greens... 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

Coopers Farm Cottage (Self Catering)

Coopers Farm Cottage, Coopers Farm, Wadhurst, East Sussex

Coopers Farm, Stonegate, Wadhurst

Coopers Farm Cottage is fitted with antique furniture and wooden floors, with an inglenook fireplace and a wood burner to maintain a warm and homely environment.... 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

The May Garland Inn (Small Hotel / Inn)

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The May Garland Inn, Horam, Heathfield

Siituated on the edge of the country village of Horam near Heathfield and as well as great walks, fishing, golf, tennis and horseriding right on the... more

New Zealand Golf Club (Golf Course)

New Zealand Golf Club, Woodham Lane, Addlestone, Surrey

Woodham Lane, Addlestone

Accuracy is essential and a full array of shots are needed. Most holes occupy their own private space giving a feeling of total tranquillity, not surprising... more

Kalmora Spa (Spa)

Kalmora Spa, Spa House, Goudhurst, Kent

Spa House, Winchet Hill, Goudhurst

Exclusively using Spa Find treatments, experts in Dead Sea minerals, Kalmora provides hands-on therapies with potent natural formulations brimming with hydrating muds, algae and sumptuous oils.... 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

Ghyll Manor Hotel & Restaurant (Hotel)

Ghyll Manor Hotel & Restaurant, High Street, Horsham, West Sussex

High Street, Rusper, Horsham

The fabulous restaurant offers classic yet contemporary dishes and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. The Manor has a relaxing lounge and newly refurbished... more

Restaurant Tristan (Restaurant)

Restaurant Tristan, 3 Stan's Way, Horsham, West Sussex

3 Stan's Way, East Street, Horsham

His classical training has resulted in an intricate modern British cuisine with a strong French accent, and a desire to amalgamate the old and the new... more

Robertsbridge Retreat at Cornhill (Self Catering)

Robertsbridge Retreat at Cornhill, Station Road, Robertsbridge, East Sussex

Station Road, Robertsbridge

Upper Apartment: sleeps 5/6; Lower apartment: ground floor, pet friendly, sleeps 2/4 (Plus travel cots as required). The apartments are located in a tucked away, peaceful... 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

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

Reason Hill (Bed & Breakfast)

Reason Hill, Linton, Maidstone, Kent

Linton, Maidstone

We offer 3 comfortable, pretty bedrooms. In spring the blossom is beautiful and in the summer you can enjoy fresh raspberries and strawberries for breakfast... more

Great Fosters (Garden)

Great Fosters, Stroude Road, Egham, Surrey

Stroude Road, Egham

Designed to reflect the intricate beauty of a Persian rug, the knot garden is embellished with beds of flowers and herbs, bordered by manicured hedges and... more

Centuries Bed & Breakfast (Bed & Breakfast)

Centuries Bed & Breakfast, Two Centuries, Hythe, Kent

Two Centuries, Church Hill, Corner Bartholomew Street, Hythe

Kent has an irresistible charm which resonates with echoes of the past. Historically connected with Julius Caesar, Henry VIII, Winston Churchill, Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, Thomas... 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 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

Well Cottage (Self Catering)

Well Cottage, The Courtyard, Maidstone, Kent

The Courtyard, Hollingbourne Hill, Hollingbourne, Maidstone

Make the most of two doubles, a twin and a single, all comfortably and brightly dressed for the ultimate night’s sleep, eat in splendour at the... more

Uppark House & Garden (Historic House)

Uppark House & Garden, South Harting, Petersfield, West Sussex

South Harting, Petersfield

The elegant Georgian interior houses a famous Grand Tour collection of paintings that includes works by Pompeo Batoni and Luca Giordano. Also a fine collection of... 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

The Marquis at Alkham (Restaurant)

The Marquis at Alkham, Alkham Valley Road, Dover, Kent

Alkham Valley Road, Alkham, Dover

Despite its rural location, The Marquis is chic with sumptuous fabrics and fine furnishings blending with light airy space and original brick work. The food is... 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

Littlestone Golf Club (Golf Course)

Littlestone Golf Club, St. Andrews Road, New Romney, Kent

St. Andrews Road, Littlestone, New Romney

The 470-yard 16th is followed by one of the best par threes in the country played from an elevated tee to a green hidden amongst the... more

Newhaven Fort (Attraction / Activity)

Newhaven Fort, Fort Road, Newhaven, East Sussex

Fort Road, Newhaven

There are a range of life-size exhibitions, displays and audio-visual presentations set inside Casemates. Discover what the soldiers´ living conditions were like, sit through an air-raid,... 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

Haymakers Farm (Bed & Breakfast)

Haymakers Farm, Back Lane, Heathfield, East Sussex

Back Lane, Waldron, Heathfield

It is within easy reach of the South Downs and the towns of Tunbridge Wells, Brighton, Lewes and Eastbourne, and only 20 mins from Glyndebourne. There... more

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