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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.

Ashford International Hotel (Spa)

Ashford International Hotel, Simone Well Avenue, Ashford, Kent

Simone Well Avenue, Ashford

Head over to the treatment area and indulge in a host of top-to-toe moisturising and energising therapies. Try notable beauty names such as Spa Find, or... more

Bedgebury National Pinetum & Forest (Attraction / Activity)

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

Bedgebury Road, Goudhurst, Cranbrook

And there’s plenty to do with the kids too, an adventure trail offering them the challenges faced by the world’s famous explorers who brought back some... more

Boreham House (Bed & Breakfast)

Boreham House, Boreham Hill, Hailsham, East Sussex

Boreham Hill, Boreham Street, Hailsham

No expense has been spared to provide a cosseting sanctuary: think Vi-Spring mattresses, Egyptian cotton linen and widescreen TVs while in the bathroom there’s decadent Gilchrist... more

Rocksalt Restaurant and Bar (Restaurant)

Rocksalt Restaurant and Bar, 4/5 Fish Market, Folkestone, Kent

4/5 Fish Market, Folkestone

Overseeing the menu is Mark Sargeant, TV chef and former head chef of Gordon Ramsay at Claridge's. Classics such as Omelette Arnold Bennett and Kiln Smoked... more

Leaveland Court (Bed & Breakfast)

Leaveland Court, Leaveland, Faversham, Kent

Leaveland, Faversham

Outdoor heated swimming pool set in secluded and attractive gardens... 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

Sheffield Park & Garden (Garden)

Sheffield Park & Garden, Sheffield Park, Uckfield, East Sussex

Sheffield Park, Uckfield

There are dramatic shows of daffodils and bluebells in spring, and the rhododendrons, Ghent azaleas and the stream garden are spectacular in early summer. Autumn brings... more

Goodwood Oak Lodge (Self Catering)

Goodwood Oak Lodge, Strettington Lane, Chichester, West Sussex

Strettington Lane, Chichester

The property is lovingly decorated and modern, perfect for those wanting comfortable accommodation with a contemporary twist. There is a fully equipped kitchen with everything you... 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

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

Petworth House & Park (Garden)

Petworth House & Park, Petworth, West Sussex


With glorious Autumn and Spring colours of daffodils and bluebells, fine shrubs and trees in particular the Japanese Maples, ornamental shrubs and rhododendrons. In the region... more

Matt Gillan at The Pass (Restaurant)

Matt Gillan at The Pass, South Lodge Hotel, Horsham, West Sussex

South Lodge Hotel, Brighton Road, Horsham

The contemporary design features sumptuous leather stools, banquette seating and wall mounted monitors relaying action from the part of the kitchen you can't see from your... 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

Betchworth Park Golf Club (Golf Course)

Betchworth Park Golf Club, Reigate Road, Dorking, Surrey

Reigate Road, Dorking

Nestled under the North Downs overlooked by the legendary Box Hill beauty spot. The modrn Clubhouse is buildt on two levels with the restaurant and lounge... 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

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

Brasserie Blanc (Restaurant)

Brasserie Blanc, Richmond House, Chichester, West Sussex

Richmond House, The Square, Chichester

You can't go wrong with French classics like Chicken liver parfait with red onion marmalade but there's the odd British inspired dish like Roast Lincolnshire free... more

East Coast Dining Room (Restaurant)

East Coast Dining Room, 101 Tankerton Road, Whitstable, Kent

101 Tankerton Road, Whitstable

The regulalry changing and seasonal menu concentrates on British and Mediterranean flavours with the odd excursion further afield. So you might start with black pudding with... more

Hastings House (Small Hotel / Inn)

Hastings House, 9 Warrior Square, St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex

9 Warrior Square, St Leonards-on-Sea

The small outdoor terrace provides an oasis of calm, perfect for that pre or post dinner tipple! The elegant dining room serves a range of dishes... 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

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

Michelham Priory Gardens (Garden)

Michelham Priory Gardens, Upper Dicker, Hailsham, East Sussex

Upper Dicker, Hailsham

The rows of apple and pear trees underplanted with wild daffodils make a dreamy, contemplative sight and there are rarer items growing such as medlars, mulberries,... 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

Canterbury Heritage Museum (Museum / Art Gallery)

Canterbury Heritage Museum, Stour Street, Canterbury, Kent

Stour Street, Canterbury

Hence the presence of 30 hands-on activities for kids such as being able to write your name in Viking runes, smell medieval pooh, try on Elizabethan... more

The Beauty Island Sanctuary (Spa)

The Beauty Island Sanctuary, 75 Victoria Road, Worthing, West Sussex

75 Victoria Road, Worthing

Towels, robes and slippers are provided as well as fruit juices and herbal teas. Clients can choose from a range of indulgent treatments using top quality... 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

Titsey Place (Historic House)

Titsey Place, Titsey, Oxted, Surrey

Titsey, Oxted

Collections include family porcelain and a stunning set of 4 Canaletto pictures. There is only partial disabled access... more

Chapter One (Restaurant)

Chapter One, Farnborough Common, Orpington, Kent

Farnborough Common, Locksbottom, Orpington

Lauded chef Andy McLeish oversees an enticing menu of modern British dishes. Start with a delicate raviolo of lobster and king prawn with spiced white cabbage... more

Great Field Farm B&B (Bed & Breakfast)

Great Field Farm B&B, Misling Lane, Canterbury, Kent

Misling Lane, Stelling Minnis, Canterbury

Bedrooms on ground floor. Ideal for families... 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

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

Dreams Beauty Spa (Spa)

Dreams Beauty Spa, Eastwell Manor, Ashford, Kent

Eastwell Manor, Eastwell Park, Boughton Lees, Ashford

Once fully at ease, head to one of 15 treatment rooms and choose from an extensive beauty list including facials and body rituals from Aromatherapy Associates,... 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

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

The Addington Golf Club (Golf Course)

The Addington Golf Club, 205 Shirley Church Road, Croydon, Surrey

205 Shirley Church Road, Croydon

Threads through thickets of mature pine and birch trees over heathland. Wonderful views of the city ten miles away can be seen from high tees, like... 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

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

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

5 The Lawn (Self Catering)

5 The Lawn, St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex

St Leonards-on-Sea

A courtyard dining area, set in beautiful surroundings. A 12 ft... more

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

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

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

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 Angel Hotel (Hotel)

The Angel Hotel, 91 High Street, Guildford, Surrey

91 High Street, Guildford

This small yet luxurious hotel boasts twenty one individually designed bedrooms and suites. The galleried lounge with a Jacobean fireplace and original 17th century clock, offers... 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

Sandown Park Racecourse (Attraction / Activity)

Sandown Park Racecourse, Esher, Surrey


Viewing is excellent, as are the facilities, while you can see all you want to see at the secluded pre-parade ring if you want to avoid... 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

Standen (Garden)

Standen, West Hoathly Road, East Grinstead, West Sussex

West Hoathly Road, East Grinstead

Staff will use her diaries to recreate the lost garden features and historic plant collections of the past, the result being a garden that is brought... more

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