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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.

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

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

Quay Quarters (Self Catering)

Quay Quarters, Apuldram Manor Farm, Chichester, West Sussex

Apuldram Manor Farm, Appledram Lane, Dell Quay, Chichester

All properties come with solid wood flooring, fresh bed linen, electric wood-burners, Wi-Fi and a DVD library to while the evenings away as well as direct... more

Webbe's at the Fish Cafe (Restaurant)

Webbe's at the Fish Cafe, 17 Tower Street, Rye, East Sussex

17 Tower Street, Rye

Upstairs there is a more formal restaurant with a private dining room on the upper floor. Diners can sample a variety of tastes from the sea... more

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

Parham Gardens (Garden)

Parham Gardens, Parham Park, Pulborough, West Sussex

Parham Park, Storrington, Pulborough

It contains strong bones but wild and woolly planting in the English romantic tradition... more

South Lodge, an Exclusive Hotel (Hotel)

South Lodge, an Exclusive 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

Chartwell (Historic House)

Chartwell, Mapleton Road, Westerham, Kent

Mapleton Road, Westerham

Photographs, books and personal possessions, including his famous cigars, evoke his career, personality and family. Museum and exhibition rooms contain displays, sound recordings and collections of... 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

Addington Palace Country Club (Spa)

Addington Palace Country Club, Addington Village, Croydon, Surrey

Addington Village, Gravel Hill, Croydon

Surrounded by classic armchairs, Roman style sculptures and elegant pictures, you’ll feel immediately at ease. There’s a holistic approach to wellbeing here - with more than... 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

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

Shorts Farm (Bed & Breakfast)

Shorts Farm, The Street, Pulborough, West Sussex

The Street, Nutbourne, Pulborough

Luxury accommodation, parking, extremely quiet and walking distance to the Rising Sun which is one of the nicest pubs in the area. Child and dog friendly... more

Mayes Park Bed & Breakfast (Bed & Breakfast)

Mayes Park Bed & Breakfast, Mayes Park Lodge, Horsham, West Sussex

Mayes Park Lodge, Mayes Lane, Warnham, Horsham

In fact it rivals the best boutique hotels, offering comfy nights in a selection of pretty converted brick barns and rooms at the main eco-friendly lodge... more

Cassons Restaurant (Restaurant)

Cassons Restaurant, Arundel Road, Tangmere, West Sussex

Arundel Road, Tangmere

Viv Casson believes in using the very freshest and best of local ingredients. Local fish and shellfish feature on the menu, as do locally sourced meat,... more

East Beach Cafe (Restaurant)

East Beach Cafe, Littlehampton, West Sussex


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

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

Calais View Garden Apartment (Self Catering)

Calais View Garden Apartment, Bay Hill, Dover, Kent

Bay Hill, St Margaret's Bay, Dover

The apartment is in White Cliffs Country and the heart of the St Margaret’s conservation area with easy access to the Kent Coastal Trail, Pines Gardens,... more

Clandon Park (Historic House)

Clandon Park, West Clandon, Guildford, Surrey

West Clandon, Guildford

Also on display is the Ivo Forde Meissen collection of Italian comedy figures and a series of Mortlake tapestries. It is also the home of the... more

Ashdown Park Hotel & Country Club (Spa)

Ashdown Park Hotel & Country Club, Wych Cross, Forest Row, East Sussex

Wych Cross, Forest Row

Prescription facials, aromatherapy massages, body and heat treatments, solarium, manicures, pedicures and make-overs are all on the menu and the professional therapists are always on hand... 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

Newhaven Fort (Attraction / Activity)

Newhaven Fort, Fort Road, Newhaven, East Sussex

Fort Road, Newhaven

There are a range of life-size exhibitions, displays and audio-visual presentations set inside Casemates. Discover what the soldiers´ living conditions were like, sit through an air-raid,... 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

Bolney Wine Estate (Attraction / Activity)

Bolney Wine Estate, Foxhole Lane, Bolney, West Sussex

Foxhole Lane, Bolney

Did you know, for example, that this area of the UK has similar soil attributes to that in the Champagne region of France? Owner Sam Lintner... more

Hever Castle & Gardens (Garden)

Hever Castle & Gardens, Edenbridge, Kent


The garden is only now reaching its full maturity and includes the colourful walled Rose Garden which contains over 3000 roses. There are many water features... 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

The Ginger Dog (Restaurant)

The Ginger Dog, 12 College Place, Brighton, East Sussex

12 College Place, Brighton

The spinach and ricotta cannelloni, which once would have been considered a mundane vegetarian option, is transformed into a delectable main course by a fig and... more

London Beach Country Hotel, Golf Club & Spa (Hotel)

London Beach Country Hotel, Golf Club & Spa, Ashford Road, Ashford, Kent

Ashford Road, Tenterden, Ashford

Ashford International Rail Station is 20 minutes drive, whilst Dover ferry port is just 45 minutes away. The hotel provides a perfect base for exploring the... more

Thimbles (Bed & Breakfast)

Thimbles, New Pond Hill, Heathfield, East Sussex

New Pond Hill, Cross in Hand, Heathfield

We grow almost all of our own vegetables. The house is decorated to a high standard, please see the photos on our website... 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

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

Smallhythe Place (Historic House)

Smallhythe Place, Smallhythe, Tenterden, Kent

Smallhythe, Tenterden

In the bedroom are pictures of family and friends along with her combs and brushes. The charming garden includes her rose garden, orchard and nuttery... more

Amida Spa (Spa)

Amida Spa, David Lloyd Club, Beckenham, Kent

David Lloyd Club, Stanhope Grove, Beckenham

Luxurious therapy rooms provide a sensory retreat whilst the wet spas have spectacular hydrospas, plunge pools, steam rooms, saunas and sanariums all with brilliantly atmospheric lighting.... more

Goodwood Health Club (Spa)

Goodwood Health Club, Goodwood, Chichester, West Sussex

Goodwood, Chichester

Put yourself in the hands of the spa's well-trained therapists who will craft a bespoke experience and take advantage of the sauna, steam room and pool... more

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

Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club (Golf Course)

Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club, Golf Road, Deal, Kent

Golf Road, Deal

Daunting tee-shots, firm and fast roller-coaster greens, uphill, downhill and sidehill lies on the undulating fairways and deep rough provide the stiffest possible test. The 505-yard... more

Painshill (Garden)

Painshill, Portsmouth Road, Cobham, Surrey

Portsmouth Road, Cobham

Chuck on some outdoor clothes and go and explore the ornamental pleasure grounds which dazzle from spring to autumn, wander around the romantic ruined abbey and... more

St Peter's Restaurant (Restaurant)

St Peter's Restaurant, 10 New Street, Sandwich, Kent

10 New Street, Sandwich

With 25 years cooking experience, Leonard is happy to let the vast array of local produce speak for itself in dishes such as free-range pork with... more

Netherwood Lodge (Bed & Breakfast)

Netherwood Lodge, Muddles Green, Lewes, East Sussex

Muddles Green, Chiddingly, Lewes

Delicious homemade fare has resulted in the Sussex Breakfast Award and breakfast is served in the family dining room overlooking the glorious garden, which is open... more

Jeake's House Hotel (Small Hotel / Inn)

Jeake's House Hotel, Mermaid Street, Rye, East Sussex

Mermaid Street, Rye

Wander into the book-lined bar or the oak-beamed parlour and the feeling persists. Upstairs, luxurious bedrooms feature brass or mahogany bedsteads surrounded by reassuringly expensive looking... more

Clayton Wickham Farmhouse (Bed & Breakfast)

Clayton Wickham Farmhouse, Belmont Lane, Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex

Belmont Lane, Hurstpierpoint

Enviably quiet and secluded, yet conveniently situated for all transport facilities and places of interest. Rooms, including one four poster en-suite, are generously equipped... more

Brooklands Hotel (Hotel)

Brooklands Hotel, Brooklands Drive, Weybridge, Surrey

Brooklands Drive, Weybridge

Priding itself on personality, individuality, and an unparalleled level of uniqueness – where else will you find a spa on a race track or be able... more

The Chilli Pickle (Restaurant)

The Chilli Pickle, 17 Jubilee Street, Brighton, East Sussex

17 Jubilee Street, Brighton

Other favourites include Hara Mackerel, Green Spiced Mackerel with Grapefruit and Jimbu Salad and Oxtail Madras, which is fresh and finessed. Attracting a Brighton boho crowd... more

The Novium (Museum / Art Gallery)

The Novium, Tower Street, Chichester, West Sussex

Tower Street, Chichester

Expect to see all sorts of items that link the people of Chichester through the ages with the times they lived in, from prehistoric flint tools... 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

Marle Place Gardens and Gallery (Garden)

Marle Place Gardens and Gallery, Marle Place Road, Tonbridge, Kent

Marle Place Road, Brenchley, Tonbridge

Our peaceful garden is filled with exceptional planting and interesting features, including extensive kitchen garden with parterre and orchid house, overflowing herbaceous borders, allium and wildflower... more

Seaford Golf Club (Golf Course)

Seaford Golf Club, Firle Road, Seaford, East Sussex

Firle Road, Seaford

However, the 222 yard 15th, the last of the 'short' holes can play anything between a driver and a six iron. It's cleverly bunkered with a... more

The Hop Farm Country Park (Attraction / Activity)

The Hop Farm Country Park, Beltring, Tonbridge, Kent

Beltring, Paddock Wood, Tonbridge

Little ones love the Magic Bean Factory, the Animal Village where the big hit is the rabbit-stroking area and The Shire Horses while the outdoor adventure... more

Hever Castle & Gardens (Attraction / Activity)

Hever Castle & Gardens, Edenbridge, Kent


Collections of Tudor portraits, furniture, tapestries and other fine works of art are in display. Set in over 30 acres of gardens that include, an Italian... more

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