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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.

High Beeches Garden (Garden)

High Beeches Garden, High Beeches Lane, Handcross, West Sussex

High Beeches Lane, Handcross

In spring and early summer, expect to be dazzled by a rainbow of colours as daffodils, azaleas, magnolias and rhododendrons join the glades of bluebells on... 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

The White Cliffs Hotel (Small Hotel / Inn)

The White Cliffs Hotel, High Street, Dover, Kent

High Street, St Margaret's-at-Cliffe, Dover

Margaret's-at-Cliffe under a mile from the beautiful beach at St. Margaret's Bay and just ten minutes drive from the port... more

The Crown Inn (Small Hotel / Inn)

The Crown Inn, The Green, Horsted Keynes, West Sussex

The Green, Horsted Keynes

Mark Raffan, former chef proprietor of the prestigious Gravetye Manor, comes to Horsted Keynes via his successful regeneration of The Red Lion at Chelwood Gate. He... more

The Plough Inn (Restaurant)

The Plough Inn, Stalisfield Green, Faversham, Kent

Stalisfield Green, Nr Charing, Faversham

As you'd expect of a great local, there's regional beers, wines and ciders and a regularly changing blackboard menu of homemade dishes that might include pressed... more

Kent Cottage Holidays (Self Catering)

Kent Cottage Holidays, 7 Bridewell Park, Whitstable, Kent

7 Bridewell Park, Whitstable

Outside both properties have their own hot tub which guests have exclusive use of. For the children there is the added bonus of a tree house... more

Alconbury Guesthouse (Bed & Breakfast)

Alconbury Guesthouse, 41 Molyneux Park Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent

41 Molyneux Park Road, Tunbridge Wells

The decor is in Edwardian style with antiques and paintings in all areas. Fine bed linen and top quality mattresses promise a restful nights sleep and... 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

New Steine Hotel (Small Hotel / Inn)

New Steine Hotel, 10/11 New Steine, Brighton, East Sussex

10/11 New Steine, Brighton

Suited to both business or leisure guests with high standards of service and a warm welcome. Bedrooms are a peaceful haven from the bustling city, comfortably... more

The Old House Inn (Restaurant)

The Old House Inn, Effingham Road, Copthorne, West Sussex

Effingham Road, Copthorne

Fresh seasonal ingredients, sourced locally wherever possible are employed in the menu of imaginative, modern British cuisine such as pigs cheek and foie gras terrine, sauternes... 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

Drake's Restaurant (Restaurant)

Drake's Restaurant, The Clock House, Ripley, Surrey

The Clock House, High Street, Ripley

Holder of the prestigious title of Roux Scholar, he’s trained with the best in the business including Marco Pierre White and cult French chef Marc Veyrat.... more

Loseley Park (Historic House)

Loseley Park, Guildford, Surrey


It also features many fine works of art including paintings, tapestries, and panelling from Nonsuch Palace. The furniture has been acquired through the centuries and includes... 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

The Old Store (Bed & Breakfast)

The Old Store, Halnaker, Chichester, West Sussex

Halnaker, Chichester

Rooms are all comfortably furnished and recently decorated, with modern en-suite shower rooms. Guests speak highly of the varied breakfast... 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

Welldiggers Arms (Restaurant)

Welldiggers Arms, Low Heath, Petworth, West Sussex

Low Heath, Petworth

Low beams and an inglenook fire set the tone of the cosy interior. The absence of music and machines confirms the traditional ambience... more

Buxted Park Hotel (Hotel)

Buxted Park Hotel, Buxted, Uckfield, East Sussex

Buxted, Uckfield

The splendid Victorian Orangery is perfect for a relaxed lunch or dinner, whatever the occasion. On summerÆs brighter days, you may even be tempted to dine... 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

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 Pass (Restaurant)

The Pass, South Lodge Hotel, Horsham, West Sussex

South Lodge Hotel, Brighton Road, Horsham

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

Lewes Castle & Barbican House Museum (Museum / Art Gallery)

Lewes Castle & Barbican House Museum, 169 High Street, Lewes, East Sussex

169 High Street, Lewes

Climb to the top of this Norman edifice for wonderful panoramic views across Sussex and then head down past the impressive barbican gate to the Museum... more

Terre à Terre (Restaurant)

Terre à Terre, 71 East Street, Brighton, East Sussex

71 East Street, Brighton

Start with Uttapam (red onion and curry leaf Indian crumpet topped with coconut and coriander seed butter and ginger pickle jam) or Baby Batters (soft buttermilk... more

Hankley Common Golf Club (Golf Course)

Hankley Common Golf Club, Tilford, Farnham, Surrey

Tilford, Farnham

Plays 6,702 yards off the back tees to a stiff par 71, the par threes, especially the outstanding 183-yard seventh and the 215-yard 11th, are extremely... more

Great Fosters (Garden)

Great Fosters, Stroude Road, Egham, Surrey

Stroude Road, Egham

Designed to reflect the intricate beauty of a Persian rug, the knot garden is embellished with beds of flowers and herbs, bordered by manicured hedges and... 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

Maidstone Museum & Bentlif Art Gallery (Museum / Art Gallery)

Maidstone Museum & Bentlif Art Gallery, St Faith's Street, Maidstone, Kent

St Faith's Street, Maidstone

Run by Maidstone Borough Council, families are encouraged to join in the many craft activities on offer during the school holidays and welcome visits from school... more

The Camellia Restaurant at South Lodge Hotel (Restaurant)

The Camellia Restaurant at South Lodge 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

Bignor Roman Villa (Attraction / Activity)

Bignor Roman Villa, Bignor, Pulborough, West Sussex

Bignor, Pulborough

The discovery, with its gorgeous mosaic floors, prompted a wave of excited Georgians to descend on this beautiful rural spot and covering buildings were carefully constructed... 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

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

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

Nobles Restaurant (Restaurant)

Nobles Restaurant, 17 High Sreet, Battle, East Sussex

17 High Sreet, Battle

The modern European approach results in dishes such as blue swimmer crab risotto with tomato oil, rocket and Parmesan, while local produce is highlighted by the... more

Spitfire & Hurricane Memorial Building (Museum / Art Gallery)

Spitfire & Hurricane Memorial Building, The Airfield, Ramsgate, Kent

The Airfield, Manston Road, Ramsgate

´Dambusters´ and ´Channel Dash´ displays. The Merlin Cafeteria has superb views across London (Manston) Airport... more

Gravetye Manor (Restaurant)

Gravetye Manor, Vowels Lane, West Hoathly, West Sussex

Vowels Lane, West Hoathly

A meal in the comfortable, oak paneling dining room might begin with a very traditional rosette of home smoked salmon served with tian of Cornish crab... 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

Old Oaks Bed & Breakfast (Bed & Breakfast)

Old Oaks Bed & Breakfast, Spinney Lane, West Chiltington, West Sussex

Spinney Lane, West Chiltington

Built and lived in by Reginald Wells, the famous architect, in the 1920s. The house has been upgraded to provide luxurious accommodation for the owners and... more

Drakes Hotel (Hotel)

Drakes Hotel, 43/44 Marine Parade, Brighton, East Sussex

43/44 Marine Parade, Brighton

They’re not into flashy displays at this double-fronted Georgian townhouse and most people who stay there (Kylie Minogue, for instance) have been recommended by someone in... more

La Luna (Restaurant)

La Luna, 10/14 Wharf Street, Godalming, Surrey

10/14 Wharf Street, Godalming

Service is courteous and charmingly Italian. The menu has a strong Sicilian slant with seafood featuring strongly from antipasti such as scallops in a dry martini... 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

Ten Chichester (Bed & Breakfast)

Ten Chichester, 10 Whyke Road, Chichester, West Sussex

10 Whyke Road, Chichester

Downstairs there is a sitting room for guests complete with wood burning stove and plenty of reading material about the area. Breakfast is served in the... more

The Little Silver Country Hotel (Small Hotel / Inn)

The Little Silver Country Hotel, Ashford Road, Tenterden, Kent

Ashford Road, St Michaels, Tenterden

Each of the en-suite bedrooms, some with whirlpool baths, is stamped with its own individuality. There are 4-posters, a charming family room and two suites including... more

Diggerland (Attraction / Activity)

Diggerland, Roman Way, Strood, Kent

Roman Way, Medway Valley Leisure Park, Strood

Find buried treasure. Knock down the skittles... more

The Millstream Hotel (Hotel)

The Millstream Hotel, Bosham Lane, Chichester, West Sussex

Bosham Lane, Bosham, Chichester

You can dine in the Millstream´s two AA Rosette Restaurant or Marwick's Brasserie. Thirty five individually decorated ensuite bedrooms, each with bath and power shower, TV/CD/Radio/Alarm,... more

George & Dragon Inn (Restaurant)

George & Dragon Inn, The Main Street, Arundel, West Sussex

The Main Street, Burpham, Arundel

The award-winning menus are seasonal using locally sourced produce where possible expertly created by Head Chef, James Villiers. Start with Golden cross Sussex goat’s cheese, beetroot... 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 Old Bear (Restaurant)

The Old Bear, Riverhill, Cobham, Surrey

Riverhill, Cobham

Inside the old beams, floorboards and fires give a classic country feel. The menu is varied yet concise with a number of different options for starters,... more

The Spa Hotel (Hotel)

The Spa Hotel, Mount Ephraim, Tunbridge Wells, Kent

Mount Ephraim, Tunbridge Wells

A new Orangery has been created, with beautiful arched windows and French doors accessing the garden. Cuisine served in the Chandelier Restaurant is traditional/classic British with... more

The Barn at Penfolds (Bed & Breakfast)

The Barn at Penfolds, The Street, Pulborough, West Sussex

The Street, Bury, Pulborough

All bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms and double beds are king size. Adequate off-road car parking and small private garden... more

The Thatched House (Bed & Breakfast)

The Thatched House, Guildford Road, Horsham, West Sussex

Guildford Road, Clemsfold, Horsham

TV, magazines, bathrobes, hairdryer, hospitality tray and Wi-Fi facilities provided, as is a guest sitting room. Excellent local dining... more

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