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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 Old Ship Hotel (Hotel)

The Old Ship Hotel, Kings Road, Brighton, East Sussex

Kings Road, Brighton

Stay here and you are really in the heart of the Brighton action, with the vast and varied shops, restaurants, pubs, clubs and cafes right on... more

Knight’s Glamping at Leeds Castle (Self Catering)

Knight’s Glamping at Leeds Castle, Leeds Castle, Maidstone, Kent

Leeds Castle, Maidstone

This translates into your own smart stripy tall tent decked out with a grand four poster bed (this is knights’ glamping, you see, not serfs’ camping),... more

Worthing Museum & Art Gallery (Museum / Art Gallery)

Worthing Museum & Art Gallery, Chapel Road, Worthing, West Sussex

Chapel Road, Worthing

The Studio, Art Gallery, Norwood Gallery and Sculpture Garden feature work by local, national and international artists. There is a varied exhibition programme... 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

Sam's of Brighton (Restaurant)

Sam's of Brighton, 1 Paston Place, Brighton, West Sussex

1 Paston Place, Brighton

Get your meal off to a proper start gastronomic with half a dozen Carlingford rock oysters followed by devilled veal kidney with potato rosti and watercress... more

Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre (Museum / Art Gallery)

Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre, Amberley, Arundel, West Sussex

Amberley, Arundel

If you’ve kids in tow, head to the recreation of a 1950s fire station, complete with fire engines, old photos and a history of fire-fighting... more

The George in Rye (Hotel)

The George in Rye, 98 High Street, Rye, East Sussex

98 High Street, Rye

Comfortable bedrooms are individually designed using the finest bedlinen, beautiful bathrooms and bespoke furniture. The restaurant and bar is at the heart of the hotel with... 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

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

West Hill Golf Club (Golf Course)

West Hill Golf Club, Woking, Surrey

Woking

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 Royal Oak (Small Hotel / Inn)

The Royal Oak, Pook Lane, Chichester, West Sussex

Pook Lane, East Lavant, Chichester

Adjacent to the inn you'll find two very cute 18th century flint cottages, which are ideal for families and feature the same luxuries found in the... 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

Age & Sons (Restaurant)

Age & Sons, Charlotte Court, Ramsgate, Kent

Charlotte Court, Ramsgate

The ground floor cafe is light and airy with pine furnishings and serves an all-day menu. The first floor dining room is smart and elegant with... more

The Dining Room (Restaurant)

The Dining Room, Buxted Park, Uckfield, East Sussex

Buxted Park, Buxted, Uckfield

Using seasonal locally available produce, chef Neil Davison's offerings extend from pan seared foie gras and south coast scallops, blackberry and banyuls compote to roast rump... more

Chase Lodge Hotel (Small Hotel / Inn)

Chase Lodge Hotel, 10 Park Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey

10 Park Road, Hampton Wick, Kingston upon Thames

Some have Jacuzzi or a steam shower. This oasis of calm, so close to the West End and City of London, is also ideal for business... more

Merriments Gardens (Garden)

Merriments Gardens, Hawkhurst Road, Hurst Green, East Sussex

Hawkhurst Road, Hurst Green

The extensive Nursery offers for sale many of the unusual plants you have seen growing in the garden, plus a lot more... more

The George Inn (Restaurant)

The George Inn, High Street, Robertsbridge, East Sussex

High Street, Robertsbridge

Provenance of ingredients leads the way with all suppliers being based within a 30 mile radius, so delicious dishes such as herb crusted rack of Hawkhurst... 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

Knole (Historic House)

Knole, Sevenoaks, Kent

Sevenoaks

Yet the centuries have taken their toll on the exquisite collection of Stuart furniture, textiles, portraits and tapestries with light, damp and pests putting them in... 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

Wallett's Court Country House Hotel (Restaurant)

Wallett's Court Country House Hotel, Westcliffe, Dover, Kent

Westcliffe, Dover

Enjoy breakfast on the terrace or in the conservatory, take lunch in the cosy lounge by a roaring fire in winter or in the acres of... more

The Walled Garden at Cowdray (Garden)

The Walled Garden at Cowdray, 1 River Ground Stables, Midhurst, Surrey

1 River Ground Stables, Cowdray Park, Midhurst

The neglected secret garden was hidden within its original Tudor walls... 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

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

Woolbeding Cottage (Bed & Breakfast)

Woolbeding Cottage, Bepton, Midhurst, West Sussex

Bepton, Midhurst

Flat screen TVs, iPod docking stations, Wi-Fi and sitting room filled with DVDs and books to while away the hours, provide a snug environment to relax... more

The Art House Hove (Bed & Breakfast)

The Art House Hove, 27 Wilbury Road, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex

27 Wilbury Road, Brighton & Hove

The peaceful and comfy accommodation, made up of two doubles and a single, come with mean breakfast whipped up by Dexter overlooking the lush green garden... more

The George & Dragon (Restaurant)

The George & Dragon, 39 High Street, Sevenoaks, Kent

39 High Street, Chipstead, Sevenoaks

Even the beer comes from the Westerham brewery, less than fives miles away. Start with Ham Hock and parsley terrine with an unusual and refreshing marinated... 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

Bed & Breakfast at Leeds Castle (Bed & Breakfast)

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

Leeds Castle, 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

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

Dickens World (Attraction / Activity)

Dickens World, Leviathan Way, Chatham, Kent

Leviathan Way, Chatham Maritime, Chatham

Our tours run daily, all year round (seasonal variations apply) with prices starting from only £5. 50... more

39 Castle Street (Bed & Breakfast)

39 Castle Street, Castle Street, Dover, Kent

Castle Street, Dover

Owner Steph has a passion for antiques and curios and this is reflected in the lovely character of the rooms – adding a touch of quirk... more

Borde Hill Garden (Garden)

Borde Hill Garden, Borde Hill Lane, Haywards Heath, West Sussex

Borde Hill Lane, Haywards Heath

Highlights include the Italian Garden with its serene pool, the 500 David Austins that lift the spirits in the Rose Garden and the sub-tropical Round Dell,... more

Kester House (Bed & Breakfast)

Kester House, The Street, Battle, East Sussex

The Street, Sedlescombe, Battle

Our rooms are tastefully designed with your comfort and enjoyment in mind, and each captures aspects of the rich historic character of this part of England.... 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

Wentworth Club (West) (Golf Course)

Wentworth Club (West), Wentworth Drive, Virginia Water, Surrey

Wentworth Drive, Virginia Water

A parkland course with heather and ditches, an abundance of mature trees and 18 memorable holes, starts with a tough drive to the top of a... 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

Chartwell (Attraction / Activity)

Chartwell, Mapleton Road, Westerham, Kent

Mapleton Road, Westerham

Books, pictures, photographs are left as they were in the rooms years ago and there is even a packet of those famous cigars left on the... more

Royal Pavilion (Attraction / Activity)

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

Denmans Garden (Garden)

Denmans Garden, Denmans Lane, Fontwell, West Sussex

Denmans Lane, Fontwell

Individual plantings are allowed to self-seed and ramble, creating a gorgeous wild effect. Don’t miss the plant centre, once inspiration has grabbed you, and the award... more

Nizels Golf Club (Golf Course)

Nizels Golf Club, Nizels Lane, Hildenborough, Kent

Nizels Lane, Hildenborough

The second is a 553-yard par five to a green protected by bunkers hidden by a range of hillocks. The fairway on the par four 7th... 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

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

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 Waterside Hotel (Hotel)

The Waterside Hotel, 11/12 Royal Parade, Eastbourne, East Sussex

11/12 Royal Parade, Eastbourne

The award-winning Waterside Restaurant offers an inspirational menu that combines an exciting mix of the freshest ocean fare straight from the South shore whilst the gastro... more

The Ambrette Restaurant (Restaurant)

The Ambrette Restaurant, 44 King Street, Margate, Kent

44 King Street, Margate

Dev’s signature dish is Fillet of Freshwater Nile Perch, Pan-Grilled with Peppers, Coriander, Fenugreek and Carom Seeds. Other favourites include Charcoal Roasted Brochettes of Kentish lamb... more

White Barn (Bed & Breakfast)

White Barn, Crede Lane, Chichester, West Sussex

Crede Lane, Old Bosham, Chichester

The setting is secluded - looking out to an enclosed courtyard, you have all the privacy in the world. A wonderfully satisfying English breakfast powers you... more

Gravetye Manor (Hotel)

Gravetye Manor, Vowels Lane, West Hoathly, West Sussex

Vowels Lane, West Hoathly

Whether it’s a week-end away, lunch in the garden or afternoon tea, you can be sure of a warm welcome at this stunning historic house and... 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

South Lodge Hotel (Hotel)

South Lodge Hotel, Brighton Road, Horsham, West Sussex

Brighton Road, Lower Beeding, Horsham

There are eighty nine exquisitely furnished rooms, providing flawless attention to detail and homely charm, and wherever you turn stunning views over the South Downs. The... more

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