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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 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

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 Royal Oak (Restaurant)

The Royal Oak, Pook Lane, Chichester, West Sussex

Pook Lane, East Lavant, Chichester

This serious, grown up cooking employing loads of classic French technique to produce the likes of roast Breast of guinea-fowl with confit guinea-fowl and prune terrine... 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

Seabeach House (Bed & Breakfast)

Seabeach House, Halnaker, Chichester, West Sussex

Halnaker, Chichester

Nearby is the Cathedral City of Chichester with its Festival Theatre and the Modern Art Pallant House Gallery. The picturesque town of Arundel and its historic... 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

Leeds Castle Holiday Cottages (Self Catering)

Leeds Castle Holiday Cottages, Leeds Castle, Maidstone, Kent

Leeds Castle, Maidstone

Weir Cottage is a cosy and intimate property for two people and the Castle View is ideal for a family stay, while Keepers House can sleep... 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

Ashford International Hotel (Hotel)

Ashford International Hotel, Simone Well Avenue, Ashford, Kent

Simone Well Avenue, Ashford

The smart bar area, with its burnt Siena and cerise bar stools and gleaming chrome pendant lighting sets the tone for a sophisticated look which continues... more

TOR Spa Retreat (Spa)

TOR Spa Retreat, Wickham Lane, Canterbury, Kent

Wickham Lane, Ickham, Canterbury

Stress relief, digestive health, beautiful skin and a contented soul are all on the menu at Tor. Choose one of the special packages and get the... more

Chart Hills Golf club (Golf Course)

Chart Hills Golf club, Weeks Lane, Biddenden, Kent

Weeks Lane, Biddenden

The fairways follow natural contours to large, undulating greens, surrounded by extravagant bunkers, more than 130 in all. Be wary of the “Anaconda” bunker on the... more

South Downs National Park (Attraction / Activity)

South Downs National Park, Hatton House, Midhurst, West Sussex

Hatton House, Bepton Road, Midhurst

Numerous 'rights of way' and open access land is available to explore along with a multitude of things to see and enjoy... more

Drusillas Zoo Park (Attraction / Activity)

Drusillas Zoo Park, Alfriston Road, Alfriston, East Sussex

Alfriston Road, Alfriston

The interactive button pressing for animal noises, information flaps and boxes that roar when you lift their lids all point towards a zoo designer who knows... 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 White Horse (Restaurant)

The White Horse, 1 High Street, Chichester, West Sussex

1 High Street, Chilgrove, Chichester

The wine cellar is brimming with fabulous wines, a perfect compliment to the fantastic food... 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

Petworth House & Park (Historic House)

Petworth House & Park, Petworth, West Sussex

Petworth

The Servants´ Quarters contain fascinating Victorian kitchens that includes a 1000 piece copper Batterie de Cuisine. Set in a 700 acre deer park with a lake... more

Field & Fork (Restaurant)

Field & Fork, Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, West Sussex

Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, Chichester

Sam applies his classical training to light, modern dishes such as fillet of wild bass, saffron and dill crushed potatoes, buttered leeks and crab and roasted... more

The Gingerman (Restaurant)

The Gingerman, 21a Norfolk Square, Brighton, East Sussex

21a Norfolk Square, Brighton

Impeccably presented starters can include seared Rye Bay scallops with pumpkin puree, sage beurre noisette and pumpkin crisps or the intriguing pheasant white pudding with creamed... more

Fairacres (Bed & Breakfast)

Fairacres, Udimore Road, Rye, East Sussex

Udimore Road, Broad Oak, Rye

One room has a four-poster bed and another a balcony, all are en-suite. Breakfast is offered in the guests dining room adjoining the sitting room, which... 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

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

Jamie's Italian, Bluewater (Restaurant)

Jamie's Italian, Bluewater, Unit SVU05, Greenhithe, Kent

Unit SVU05, Bluewater, Greenhithe

The burger made with British beef and piled high with smoked mozzarella, mortadella and sticky balsamic onions is a bit special as are the super crispy... more

Wakehurst Place (Garden)

Wakehurst Place, Ardingly, Haywards Heath, West Sussex

Ardingly, Haywards Heath

In the woodlands, there are trees from the temperate zones of the world. The planting styles range from formal walled gardens by the Mansion, through expansive... more

The Bull Hotel (Small Hotel / Inn)

The Bull Hotel, Bull Lane, Sevenoaks, Kent

Bull Lane, Wrotham, Sevenoaks

In the historic village of Wrotham, The Bull Hotel has retained its original charm and has a spacious lounge bar with sofas and open fires. There... 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

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

Nutfield Priory Hotel & Spa (Hotel)

Nutfield Priory Hotel & Spa, Nutfield Road, Redhill, Surrey

Nutfield Road, Nutfield, Redhill

You can dine by candlelight in the magnificent restaurant with its stunning arched ceiling and elaborate stone carvings. If you are feeling energetic, you could visit... more

Ramsden Farm Cottage (Self Catering)

Ramsden Farm Cottage, Dingleden, Cranbrook, Kent

Dingleden, Benenden, Cranbrook

A well-equipped kitchen includes a washing machine and tumble dryer, as well as oak work surfaces, while the living room has DVD entertainments, a CD Player... more

Woking Golf Club (Golf Course)

Woking Golf Club, Pond Road, Woking, Surrey

Pond Road, Hook Heath, Woking

Several greens are two-tiered and undulating, but they are firm true. Following the back-to-back par fives, the 16th is one of the most memorable holes, a... more

Brighton Scenic (Attraction / Activity)

Brighton Scenic, Main Terminal Building, Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex

Main Terminal Building, Shoreham Airport, Shoreham-by-Sea

Then board with a friend (or group – the plane seats up to four), pop on your noise-cancelling headphones and let the pilot talk you through... more

Brandshatch Place Hotel & Spa (Hotel)

Brandshatch Place Hotel & Spa, Brands Hatch Road, Fawkham, Kent

Brands Hatch Road, Fawkham

One of the finest country house hotels in Kent, its imposing architecture holds many pleasures in store. The thirty eight individually and beautifully furnished bedrooms offer... 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 Limes (Bed & Breakfast)

The Limes, The Green, Maidstone, Kent

The Green, Bearsted, Maidstone

It’s like rewinding time; everything has an old world feel at The Limes including breakfasts which are cooked on a traditional Aga cooker using the finest... more

Sylvan Cottage (Bed & Breakfast)

Sylvan Cottage, Nackington Road, Canterbury, Kent

Nackington Road, Canterbury

Rebuilt 300 years ago on a previous dwelling, Sylvan Cottage has inglenooks, beams, log fires, plus new 21st century additions, and is popular with Channel hoppers,... more

Hallidays (Restaurant)

Hallidays, Watery Lane, Funtington, West Sussex

Watery Lane, Funtington

Dishes such as home smoked salmon, potato pancake and cucumber pickle; roast local partridge, game chips, bread sauce and whisky gravy or roast saddle of rabbit,... 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

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

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

Dormers Farm Holiday Cottages (Self Catering)

Dormers Farm Holiday Cottages, Dormers Farm, Hailsham, East Sussex

Dormers Farm, Windmill Hill, Hailsham

Located within a quiet farmyard, the accommodations are stylishly decorated, with open plan living and dining areas, decked terraces and French doors. Families can enjoy barbecues... more

The Ginger Pig (Restaurant)

The Ginger Pig, 3 Hove Street, Brighton, East Sussex

3 Hove Street, Hove, Brighton

Although the menu is largely influenced by European cuisine there are forays into the orient with starters such as crispy squid with white miso mayonnaise and... more

The Royal Holloway Collection (Museum / Art Gallery)

The Royal Holloway Collection, University of London, Egham, Surrey

University of London, Egham Hill, Egham

This was the final touch to his endowment to a College for women founded in 1879... more

Crowborough Beacon Golf Club (Golf Course)

Crowborough Beacon Golf Club, Beacon Road, Crowborough, East Sussex

Beacon Road, Crowborough

The 18 holes and Clubhouse terrace boast arguably some of the finest panoramas around. The course will test accuracy rather than length off the tee as... 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

Read's Restaurant with Rooms (Small Hotel / Inn)

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

Macknade Manor, Canterbury Road, Faversham

The restaurant’s widespread reputation is founded on the distinctive cooking of Michelin-starred David Pitchford, whose seasonal dishes blend herbs and vegetables from the manor’s own walled... 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

The Lamb at Angmering (Small Hotel / Inn)

The Lamb at Angmering, The Square, Littlehampton, West Sussex

The Square, Angmering, Littlehampton

The Lamb has been recently reopened after a period of closure for 7 months for complete refurbishment. The sale by Punch Taverns to the Newbon family... 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

The George Inn (Small Hotel / Inn)

The George Inn, High Street, Robertsbridge, East Sussex

High Street, Robertsbridge

Four boutique rooms complement their award winning restaurant perfectly, and provide a haven from the bustle of life. All feature sumptuous fabrics, deluxe pocket sprung beds,... more

The Corner House (Restaurant)

The Corner House, 42 Station Road, Ramsgate, Kent

42 Station Road, Minster, Ramsgate

Chef Matt bases his frequently changing menus on seasonal fresh local produce so you might start with local asparagus and hollandaise or Kentish mussels followed by... more

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