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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.

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

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

The Felbridge Hotel & Spa (Spa)

The Felbridge Hotel & Spa, The Felbridge Hotel, East Grinstead, West Sussex

The Felbridge Hotel, London Road, East Grinstead

There are two Jessica Nail bars and a hairdressing salon for that complete makeover. Other specialist services are now available at the Chakra Spa including Swan... more

Chilston Park Hotel (Hotel)

Chilston Park Hotel, Sandway, Maidstone, Kent

Sandway, Lenham, Maidstone

The warm, homely and welcoming atmosphere runs through all of its fifty three bedrooms, each of which has its own individual character. Dine in the magnificent... more

Arundel Castle & Gardens (Attraction / Activity)

Arundel Castle & Gardens, Arundel, West Sussex

Arundel

As you might expect, the place is groaning with priceless antiques, portraits and furniture and it’s a real treat to let the knowledgeable guides walk you... more

Pullington Barn (Bed & Breakfast)

Pullington Barn, Rolvenden Road, Cranbrook, Kent

Rolvenden Road, Benenden, Cranbrook

Coffee, tea, television and grand piano available in the Drawing Room, and breakfast is served in the Threshing Hall. Ideal location for visiting Sissinghurst Gardens, Great... more

Ightham Mote (Historic House)

Ightham Mote, Mote Road, Sevenoaks, Kent

Mote Road, Ivy Hatch, Sevenoaks

The main features of the house, which is built around an internal courtyard, span many centuries and include the Great Hall, Old Chapel, crypt and Tudor... 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

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

East Beach Cafe (Restaurant)

East Beach Cafe, Littlehampton, West Sussex

Littlehampton

Breakfast, lunch, tea and dinner are served 7 days a week throughout the year. The restaurant has pale wood chairs around small tables with a view... more

The Cider House (Bed & Breakfast)

The Cider House, North Cottage, Ardingly, West Sussex

North Cottage, Upper Sheriff Farmhouse, Hammingden Lane, Ardingly

Downstairs is the fabulous bathroom and delightful sitting room which has a double sofa bed. The Cider House is set in the garden of the farmhouse... 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

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

Bishopsdale Oast (Bed & Breakfast)

Bishopsdale Oast, Cranbrook Road, Tenterden, Kent

Cranbrook Road, Tenterden

Situated in the heart of the weald of Kent we are ideally situated for touring the many National Trust properties, private gardens and castles that are... 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

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

Williams & Brown Tapas (Restaurant)

Williams & Brown Tapas, 48 Harbour Street, Whitstable, Kent

48 Harbour Street, Whitstable

There are also tables and chairs for those looking for a more substantial meal. The menu changes with the seasons and new dishes are added every... 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

Flackley Ash Hotel & Restaurant (Hotel)

Flackley Ash Hotel & Restaurant, Peasmarsh, Rye, East Sussex

Peasmarsh, Rye

The forty five individually designed bedrooms are furnished to the highest standards with a choice of traditional-character rich rooms or more modern-spacious rooms. Relax and unwind... more

Gravetye Manor (Restaurant)

Gravetye Manor, Vowels Lane, West Hoathly, West Sussex

Vowels Lane, West Hoathly

The hotel is incredibly fortunate to have a one acre walled kitchen garden, which during the summer months provides 95% of all fruit and vegetables used... more

Eastwell Manor Hotel, Golf, Spa (Hotel)

Eastwell Manor Hotel, Golf, Spa, Eastwell Park, Ashford, Kent

Eastwell Park, Boughton Lees, Ashford

Leaving the gorgeous manicured lawns behind (there’s 62 private acres in all), the carved panelled reception hall is an impressive sight, as is the lovely drawing... more

The Garden Room (Self Catering)

The Garden Room, Thomas Cottage, Arundel, West Sussex

Thomas Cottage, Wepham, Arundel

Situated in Arundel, in West Sussex, the Garden Room is suitable as a lodging for those visiting the south coast, whether on holiday or looking to... more

Hope Cottage (Self Catering)

Hope Cottage, Lancasters, Henfield, West Sussex

Lancasters, West End Lane, Henfield

A welcome basket and bottle of wine complete the scene of holiday bliss. Beyond the cottage, which sits on the owners’ land, Henfield has lovely tea... more

Polesden Lacey (Garden)

Polesden Lacey, Great Bookham, Dorking, Surrey

Great Bookham, Dorking

The walled rose garden is divided into four squares sectioned by paths, sumptuous rambler roses smother the pergola and the eye-catching water tower is covered with... 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 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

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

the runnymede-on-thames (Spa)

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

Windsor Road, Egham

Bring your girlfriends and swan around in the pool (there’s an outdoor one for sunny days) and explore and rest your head down in a series... more

Willow Tree House (Bed & Breakfast)

Willow Tree House, 113 Winchelsea Road, Rye, East Sussex

113 Winchelsea Road, Rye

Superbly furnished with one-off pieces, pick from the array of individually styled en-suite bedrooms – choose Fairlight with its romantic four-poster bed or the popular Appledore... 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 Fig Tree Restaurant (Restaurant)

The Fig Tree Restaurant, 120 High Street, Hassocks, West Sussex

120 High Street, Hurstpierpoint, Hassocks

The wine is supplied by a local independent wine merchant. Sunday Lunch Roast with all the trimmings is renowned and smaller child portions are available... 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

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

Claremont Landscape Garden (Garden)

Claremont Landscape Garden, Portsmouth Road, Esher, Surrey

Portsmouth Road, Esher

The many features include a lake, island with pavilion, camellia terrace, grotto, turf amphitheatre, which feels remarkably modern in style, together with ever changing view-points and... more

Bedgebury National Pinetum & Forest (Garden)

Bedgebury National Pinetum & Forest, Bedgebury Road, Cranbrook, Kent

Bedgebury Road, Goudhurst, Cranbrook

In the colder months, wrap up warm and kick some autumnal leaves along the pathways then drop in on the visitor centre's restaurant for a hearty... more

The Mirabelle at the Grand Hotel (Restaurant)

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

King Edward's Parade, Eastbourne

The menu is saved from stuffiness which some luxuriant hotels suffer from with appetisers such as Thai spiced chicken and coconut soup or mains of salmon... 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

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

The Marquis at Alkham (Small Hotel / Inn)

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

Alkham Valley Road, Alkham, Dover

Bedrooms boast sumputous fabrics, fine furnishings and many extra little touches that the modern day traveller has come to expect. Dine in the award-winning restaurant with... more

Park House Hotel (Hotel)

Park House Hotel, Bepton, Midhurst, West Sussex

Bepton, Midhurst

These include a new luxury spa called PH20 - which comprises a stunning 15 metre swimming pool with marble entry shower, a jacuzzi, saunas and steam... 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

Mercure Hythe Imperial Hotel & Spa (Spa)

Mercure Hythe Imperial Hotel & Spa, Princes's Parade, Hythe, Kent

Princes's Parade, Hythe

Inside take to an ambient treatment room and experience mind and body indulgence, from aromatherapy massages to results-driven facials. Afterwards slide into the effervescent waters of... more

Stovells (Restaurant)

Stovells, 125 Windsor Road, Woking, Surrey

125 Windsor Road, Chobham, Woking

The smart but inviting dining room with its beige walls and white linen covered tables is given extra character by timbered walls and original oak beams... 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

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

Piltdown Golf Club (Golf Course)

Piltdown Golf Club, Piltdown, Uckfield, East Sussex

Piltdown, Uckfield

The Clubhouse was extensively enhanced in 2001 to provide extra lounge space, larger changing rooms and more shower accommodation. The Club's Catering and Bar staff have... more

Bailiffscourt Hotel & Spa (Hotel)

Bailiffscourt Hotel & Spa, Climping Street, Climping, West Sussex

Climping Street, Climping

Built in the 1920s by the late Sir Walter Guinness, original stone and woodwork was gathered from all over England to make up the series of... more

Goodwood House (Historic House)

Goodwood House, Goodwood, Chichester, West Sussex

Goodwood, Chichester

For 60 days of the year, you can explore the Regency State Apartments’ many treasures which include paintings by Stubbs and Canaletto’s exquisite London vistas. There... more

Alexander House & Utopia Spa (Restaurant)

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

East Street, Turners Hill

He might feel more at home in the elegant fine dining restaurant with its well spaced tables covered with linen and calming views of the grounds.... more

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