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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.

Brighton SEA LIFE Centre (Attraction / Activity)

Brighton SEA LIFE Centre, Marine Parade, Brighton, East Sussex

Marine Parade, Brighton

Another cast-iron winner with the little ones is the touch pool where crab and starfish are stroked pretty much all through the day by curious little... 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

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

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

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

Hotel du Vin - Brighton (Hotel)

Hotel du Vin - Brighton, Ship Street, Brighton, East Sussex

Ship Street, Brighton

The restaurant at du Vin is a destination eaterie for the locals in itself (try getting a table at the weekend without booking) as it’s a... more

The Tiger Inn (Small Hotel / Inn)

The Tiger Inn, The Green, Eastbourne, East Sussex

The Green, East Dean, Eastbourne

The Tiger was once a base for smugglers and is a traditional Sussex pub recently refurbished with low beams, open fires, delicious food, and five new... 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

Royal Pavilion (Historic House)

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

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 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

Prawles Court (Bed & Breakfast)

Prawles Court, Shoreham Lane, Robertsbridge, East Sussex

Shoreham Lane, Ewhurst Green, Robertsbridge

Prawles Court offers luxury 5 star gold bed and breakfast accommodation in a tranquil setting. This fascinating building designed and extended by the renowned architect Nathaniel... more

Great Fosters (Hotel)

Great Fosters, Stroude Road, Egham, Surrey

Stroude Road, Egham

Great fosters´ reception rooms are richly adorned with oak beams and panelling. Jacobean chimneypieces, fine furnishings and exceptional works of art... more

Biddenden Vineyards (Attraction / Activity)

Biddenden Vineyards, Gribble Bridge Lane, Biddenden, Kent

Gribble Bridge Lane, Biddenden

Here you will find 10 varieties of grapes which are grown to produce red, whites, rosés and sparkling wines. And this being Kent, you’ll also find... more

Wabi Horsham (Restaurant)

Wabi Horsham, 38 East Street, Horsham, West Sussex

38 East Street, Horsham, Horsham

The long seasonal menu, put together by former Nobu head chef Scott Hallsworth features a range of dishes from snacks like edamame beans with sea salt... more

The Sportsman (Restaurant)

The Sportsman, Faversham Road, Whitstable, Kent

Faversham Road, Seasalter, Whitstable

Inside is all stained floor boards, tongue and groove and wooden tables and chairs. An ever changing chalkboard menu includes local seafood such as Whitstable native... 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

The Hindhead Golf Club (Golf Course)

The Hindhead Golf Club, Churt Road, Hindhead, Surrey

Churt Road, Hindhead

The par threes third and sixth holes are memorable. There are elevation changes and the ultra-fast greens tend to be high above some fairways... 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

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

Leeds Castle (Historic House)

Leeds Castle, Broomfield Road, Maidstone, Kent

Broomfield Road, Maidstone

There’s a brilliant Knights Realm play area for the kids, stunning formal gardens to wander through and a diary of events taking place in the grounds... 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

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

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

Bateman's (Garden)

Bateman's, Bateman's Lane, Etchingham, East Sussex

Bateman's Lane, Burwash, Etchingham

The rooms remain very much as if the great author had just slipped out of the house for a minute or two, with oriental rugs and... 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

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

Winkworth Arboretum (Garden)

Winkworth Arboretum, Hascombe Road, Godalming, Surrey

Hascombe Road, Godalming

In autumn, the trees blaze in reds, yellows and oranges and in winter the many trees turn skeletal, with holly and berries providing contrast to the... more

Pitlands Barns (Self Catering)

Pitlands Barns, Pitlands Farm, Chichester, West Sussex

Pitlands Farm, Up Marden, Chichester

They are ideal for family reunions or friends wanting to spend time together. The Granary is the most spacious, sleeping 6 in 3 bedrooms, but can... more

Seascape (Self Catering)

Seascape, 20 The Suttons, Rye, East Sussex

20 The Suttons, Camber, Rye

Service users have the use of en suite shower rooms, a main bedroom with a driftwood bed and a private balcony with sea views. As well... more

RHS Garden Wisley (Garden)

RHS Garden Wisley, Woking, Surrey

Woking

In the trials fields, the finest flowers and vegetables are identified from the countless new introductions. Elsewhere in the garden, cultivation techniques, such as composting or... more

Rye Lodge (Hotel)

Rye Lodge, Hilders Cliff, Rye, East Sussex

Hilders Cliff, Rye

All the bedrooms are furnished and equipped with a rare attention to detail, which ensures your comfort whichever style of room you choose. Venetian Leisure Centre... 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

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

Goodwood Oak Lodge (Self Catering)

Goodwood Oak Lodge, Strettington Lane, Chichester, West Sussex

Strettington Lane, Chichester

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

Slides Farm Luxury B&B (Bed & Breakfast)

Slides Farm Luxury B&B, Silverhill, Battle, East Sussex

Silverhill, Robertsbridge, Battle

In the ground-floor bedrooms no expense has been spared: sink into the huge king size beds dressed with soft goose down duvets and deluxe organic cotton... 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

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

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

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

The Bosham B & B (Bed & Breakfast)

The Bosham B & B, The New Boathouse, Chichester, West Sussex

The New Boathouse, Bosham, Chichester

All with en-suites shower rooms all our rooms are ground floor and are luxuriously decorated with a modern feel. We are in the historical village of... more

Angmering Manor Spa (Spa)

Angmering Manor Spa, High Street, Angmering, West Sussex

High Street, Angmering

Take advantage of Angmering Manor’s on-site beauty therapist whose full body massages, hot stone warming rituals and expert facials (the Age Smart Facial is one-hour and... more

The Granville (Restaurant)

The Granville, Street End, Canterbury, Kent

Street End, Lower Hardres, Canterbury

The Granville is committed to creating the best quality food whether that is by working on the allotment to ensure the freshest vegetables, roasting their own... 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

Alexander House & Utopia Spa (Hotel)

Alexander House & Utopia Spa, East Street, Turners Hill, West Sussex

East Street, Turners Hill

In your room expect lovely Victorian bath tubs, double vanity units and oversized beds plus luxurious bathrobes, slippers and Temple Spa products. As a guest, you... more

The Mandolay Hotel (Hotel)

The Mandolay Hotel, 36-40 London Road, Guildford, Surrey

36-40 London Road, Guildford

For those seeking a leisurely break or family get-together they work closely with many local attractions and we are proud members of Visit Surrey, the organization... more

West Dean Gardens (Garden)

West Dean Gardens, West Dean, Chichester, West Sussex

West Dean, Chichester

For the more active a 2 and a half mile circular walk offers breathtaking views of the estate and its fine flint house and parkland setting.... more

Horsted Spa (Spa)

Horsted Spa, East Sussex National Hotel, Uckfield, East Sussex

East Sussex National Hotel, Little Horsted, Uckfield

Nine smart treatment rooms, including a twin bedded VIP suite for side-by-side pampering, will lure you in to experience exclusive Espa therapies, from targeted facials to... more

Kalmora Spa (Spa)

Kalmora Spa, Spa House, Goudhurst, Kent

Spa House, Winchet Hill, Goudhurst

Exclusively using Spa Find treatments, experts in Dead Sea minerals, Kalmora provides hands-on therapies with potent natural formulations brimming with hydrating muds, algae and sumptuous oils.... more

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