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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.

Jamie's Italian, Gatwick (Restaurant)

Jamie's Italian, Gatwick, North Terminal, Gatwick, West Sussex

North Terminal, London Gatwick Airport, Gatwick

With its exposed duct work contrasting with elaborate glass chandeliers, its as fresh and funky as its creator, telly chef Jamie Oliver. Yes, its part of... more

Goodwood (Golf Course)

Goodwood, Kennel Hill, Chichester, West Sussex

Kennel Hill, Goodwood, Chichester

James Braid, designed the Downs Course in 1914 using his trademark doglegs and cross-bunkering combined with nature’s dramatic changes in levels making the course as compelling... more

PH20 @ Park House Hotel (Spa)

PH<sub>20</sub> @ Park House Hotel, Bepton, Midhurst, West Sussex

Bepton, Midhurst

Likewise the treatment list is a dreamy mix of holistic delights from British spa brand Espa and Hot Lava Shells and OPI hand and foot therapies.... more

The Camellia at South Lodge, an Exclusive Hotel (Restaurant)

The Camellia at South Lodge, an Exclusive 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

Alkham Court Farmhouse (Bed & Breakfast)

Alkham Court Farmhouse, Meggett Lane, Dover, Kent

Meggett Lane, South Alkham, Dover

A Nespresso machine and local complimentary water ensures you’ll never go thirsty and you might even find a few homemade treats by your bedside to delight... more

The Mandolay Hotel (Wedding Venue)

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

36-40 London Road, Guildford

Our recent awards including Most Popular Reception Venue in Surrey by the Wedding Industry Awards 2015 are testimony to the hard work and attention to detail... more

Hurtwood Hotel (Small Hotel / Inn)

Hurtwood Hotel, Peaslake, Surrey hills, Guildford, Surrey

Peaslake, Surrey hills, Peaslake, Guildford

13 individually decorated and furnished bedrooms provide the perfect place to rest your head at the end of a long day. The staff are passionate about providing... more

Hamiltons (Restaurant)

Hamiltons, 23 Windsor Street, Chertsey, Surrey

23 Windsor Street, Chertsey

Dessert lovers will be tempted by orange vodka pannacotta with poached rhubarb and rhubarb sorbet. Weather depending, al fresco eating is available in the outside dining... more

Hatchlands Park (Garden)

Hatchlands Park, East Clandon, Guildford, Surrey

East Clandon, Guildford

Come during April and admire the bluebells that carpet the ground, or visit every day of the season and roam around the parkland to your heart's... more

Wheeler's Oyster Bar (Restaurant)

Wheeler's Oyster Bar, 8 High Street, Whitstable, Kent

8 High Street, Whitstable

The main menu might include starters such as marinated jumbo prawns skewered with cous cous and sauce vierge or a bowl of steamed mussels in a... more

Merzie Meadows (Bed & Breakfast)

Merzie Meadows, Hunton Road, Maidstone, Kent

Hunton Road, nr 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

Belmont (Historic House)

Belmont, Belmont Park, Faversham, Kent

Belmont Park, Throwley, Faversham

The house was bought by Lord Harris in 1801 and successive Lord Harris have served as soldiers and colonial governors while owning the house. The fifth... more

The Latymer (Restaurant)

The Latymer, Pennyhill Park Hotel & Spa, Bagshot, Surrey

Pennyhill Park Hotel & Spa, London Road, Bagshot

Dishes such as calf's sweetbreads, braised cockscombs, Moroccan spiced pork belly and tonka bean velouté may sound impossibly outre, but in Wignall's capable hands they are... more

Cobham Hall (Historic House)

Cobham Hall, Cobham, Gravesend, Kent

Cobham, Gravesend

Although the manor house, a wonderful Tudor style confection, is now a girls’ private school, on certain days it is open to the public and it's... 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

Park Cottage (Bed & Breakfast)

Park Cottage, Ridgewood, Uckfield, East Sussex

Ridgewood, Uckfield

Ridgewood , Nr. Uckfield provides easy access to many attractions in and around the beautiful countryside with the South Downs and coastline within easy reach... more

The Spa at Pennyhill Park (Spa)

The Spa at Pennyhill Park, London Road, Bagshot, Surrey

London Road, Bagshot

Some of the UK's top sportspeople are known to grace this roomy retreat, lending it a reputation as an exceptional place for health and fitness. It's... more

Ockenden Manor Spa (Spa)

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

Ockenden Manor Hotel, Ockenden Lane, Cuckfield

Recoup on the stylish curved ergonomic loungers, finished in dark wood and topped off with green velvet, and look out across the park with its leafy... more

The Goods Shed (Restaurant)

The Goods Shed, Station Road West, Canterbury, Kent

Station Road West, Canterbury

The décor is minimalist with wooden floors, exposed brick work, rustic furniture and dramatic tall ceilings and windows with dishes served on pretty, mismatched vintage china.... 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

St Clements (Restaurant)

St Clements, 3 Mercatoria, St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex

3 Mercatoria, St Leonards-on-Sea

Fishy offerings could include scallops with lemon grass, chilli and coriander or Hastings fish cakes with herb and caper crème fraiche to start or fillet of... 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

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

Webbe's at the Fish Cafe (Restaurant)

Webbe's at the Fish Cafe, 17 Tower Street, Rye, East Sussex

17 Tower Street, Rye

Upstairs there is a more formal restaurant with a private dining room on the upper floor. Diners can sample a variety of tastes from the sea... more

Woodlands Park Hotel (Wedding Venue)

Woodlands Park Hotel, Woodlands Lane, Cobham, Surrey

Woodlands Lane, Stoke D´Abernon, Cobham

Built in 1885 and created by the finest workmanship and design, this slice of Victorian grandeur with its oak panelled rooms, vaulted ceilings and characterful antiques... more

The Crab & Lobster (Restaurant)

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

Mill Lane, Sidlesham, Chichester

The kitchen profits from the abundance of local produce. Selsey fishermen, Sidlesham beekeepers and local dairy farms are amongst the suppliers of fresh food... 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

Ashdown Park Hotel & Country Club (Spa)

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

Wych Cross, Forest Row

Prescription facials, aromatherapy massages, body and heat treatments, solarium, manicures, pedicures and make-overs are all on the menu and the professional therapists are always on hand... more

The Old Priory (Bed & Breakfast)

The Old Priory, 80 North Bersted Street, Bognor Regis, West Sussex

80 North Bersted Street, North Bersted, Bognor Regis

Rooms are tastefully and traditionally decorated with close attention to detail. Four-poster beds with Jacuzzi baths... more

Pennyhill Park, an Exclusive Hotel & Spa (Hotel)

Pennyhill Park, an Exclusive Hotel & Spa, London Road, Bagshot, Surrey

London Road, Bagshot

The expected requirements of a world-class hotel are taken as read, but all are interwoven with the honours of time and tradition. All one hundred and... 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

Hever Castle & Gardens (Garden)

Hever Castle & Gardens, Edenbridge, Kent


The garden is only now reaching its full maturity and includes the colourful walled Rose Garden which contains over 3000 roses. There are many water features... 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

Great Fosters (Wedding Venue)

Great Fosters, Stroude Road, Egham, Surrey

Stroude Road, Egham

The hotel is licensed for to hold civil ceremonies and civil partnerships, both indoors and in the archery pavilion by the lawn. If you are looking... more

The Cottage at Tovey Lodge (Self Catering)

The Cottage at Tovey Lodge, Underhill Lane, Hassocks, East Sussex

Underhill Lane, Ditchling, Hassocks

Inside guests can enjoy in-house entertainments that include WiFi Internet, Freeview television and a DVD Player, while heating is included in the price and the owners... more

Alexander House & Utopia Spa (Spa)

Alexander House & Utopia Spa, East Street, Turners Hill, West Sussex

East Street, Turners Hill

Take a dip in the hydrotherapy pool or melt away under the monsoon showers. Guests can enjoy the three pools, steam room & sauna, as well... more

CAU (Restaurant)

CAU, 274 High Street, Guildford, Surrey

274 High Street, Guildford

The decor is contemporary with a bright and breezy feel and has landscape murals of blue skies and grass on the walls. For a carnivorous treat... 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

Nutfield Priory (Wedding Venue)

Nutfield Priory, Redhill, Surrey


Or, for smaller parties or intimate events, you could choose one of the stunning period rooms. Give your event a little extra sparkle with fireworks, a... more

Worplesdon Golf Club (Golf Course)

Worplesdon Golf Club, Heath House Road, Woking, Surrey

Heath House Road, Woking

The par threes are a feature – the 139-yard tenth demanding a carry over a large lake to a three-tier green while the well-bunkered 175-yard 13th... 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

Bulltown Farmhouse (Bed & Breakfast)

Bulltown Farmhouse, Bulltown Lane, Ashford, Kent

Bulltown Lane, West Brabourne, Ashford

The countryside here is unspoiled, the walks are wonderful. The house is set in one acre of cottage gardens and it is surrounded by quiet farmland... 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

Ocklynge Manor (Bed & Breakfast)

Ocklynge Manor, Mill Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex

Mill Road, Eastbourne

Quiet location. Home-made bread, cakes and marmalades... 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

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

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

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

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

Bed & Breakfast at Leeds Castle (Bed & Breakfast)

Bed & Breakfast at Leeds Castle, Leeds Castle, Maidstone, Kent

Leeds Castle, Broomfield Road, Maidstone

The Stable Courtyard Bedrooms at Leeds Castle are luxury en-suite rooms refurbished to the highest standard offering indulgence and comfort. A full English or continental breakfast,... more

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