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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.

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

Fishbourne Roman Palace & Gardens (Museum / Art Gallery)

Fishbourne Roman Palace & Gardens, Salthill Road, Chichester, West Sussex

Salthill Road, Fishbourne, Chichester

You can still see evidence of the timber buildings that the Romans built when they first arrived here and the subsequent bathhouse which they created, which... more

Southern Pursuits (Attraction / Activity)

Southern Pursuits, Tulleys Farm, Turners Hill, West Sussex

Tulleys Farm, Turners Hill Road, Turners Hill

Their latest addition encourages you to pick up blistering speed over land in cool hovercrafts. It’s no surprise it’s a hit for stags, hens, corporate teambuilding... more

The Felbridge Hotel & Spa (Hotel)

The Felbridge Hotel & Spa, London Road, East Grinstead, West Sussex

London Road, East Grinstead

Ideally located on the borders of Sussex, Surrey and Kent, prominently situated on the A22 at the north of East Grinstead just 10 minutes from Gatwick... 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

The Petersham Restaurant (Restaurant)

The Petersham Restaurant, Nightingale Lane, Richmond, Surrey

Nightingale Lane, Richmond

Baked seabass with seaweed and fried oyster continues the theme but meat eaters are also treated to loin of venison with chestnut rissole and bitter chocolate... more

Martins Cottages (Self Catering)

Martins Cottages, Martins Lane, Chichester, West Sussex

Martins Lane, Birdham, Chichester

Each cottage sleeps up to four guests, and can even be linked so you can bring friends and family together for large gatherings. What's more there's... more

Hope Cottage (Self Catering)

Hope Cottage, Lancasters, Henfield, West Sussex

Lancasters, West End Lane, Henfield

A welcome basket and bottle of wine complete the scene of holiday bliss. Beyond the cottage, which sits on the owners’ land, Henfield has lovely tea... more

Penshurst Place Gardens (Garden)

Penshurst Place Gardens, Penshurst, Tonbridge, Kent

Penshurst, Tonbridge

Over a mile of yew hedging separates the 11 acre Tudor walled garden into a series of garden rooms. The gardens offer an abundance of variety... 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

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

Dover Castle (Historic House)

Dover Castle, Dover, Kent


Don’t miss the Secret Wartime Tunnels, a permanent exhibition exploring the 200 year-old tunnels within the cliff face which have provided shelter, safety and secrecy to... more

Angmering Manor (Small Hotel / Inn)

Angmering Manor, High Street, Angmering, West Sussex

High Street, Angmering

Each thoughtfully decorated en-suite bedroom offers a unique and individual design and is furnished to the highest standard using rich fabrics, Egyptian cotton sheets and personal... 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

Spring Farm (Bed & Breakfast)

Spring Farm, Northlands, Robertsbridge, East Sussex

Northlands, Bodiam, Robertsbridge

The house was built in 1865 as two hop farm cottages. We are set in 3 acres of garden and meadows and are located just 3/4... more

The Waterside Hotel (Hotel)

The Waterside Hotel, 11/12 Royal Parade, Eastbourne, East Sussex

11/12 Royal Parade, Eastbourne

The award-winning Waterside Restaurant offers an inspirational menu that combines an exciting mix of the freshest ocean fare straight from the South shore whilst the gastro... more

Bedgebury National Pinetum & Forest (Garden)

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

Bedgebury Road, Goudhurst, Cranbrook

In the colder months, wrap up warm and kick some autumnal leaves along the pathways then drop in on the visitor centre's restaurant for a hearty... more

Ightham Mote (Historic House)

Ightham Mote, Mote Road, Sevenoaks, Kent

Mote Road, Ivy Hatch, Sevenoaks

The main features of the house, which is built around an internal courtyard, span many centuries and include the Great Hall, Old Chapel, crypt and Tudor... more

Woodacre (Bed & Breakfast)

Woodacre, Arundel Road, Arundel, West Sussex

Arundel Road, Fontwell, Arundel

Woodacre is a family home close to historic Arundel in West Sussex with separate cottage adjoining the main house capable of sleeping 11, also making it... more

The Royal St George's Golf Club (Golf Course)

The Royal St George's Golf Club, Sandwich, Kent


The wind is the course’s main defence. There are blind shots from tees and fairways so aim straight and trust the direction markers and yardage book... more

Pallant House Gallery (Museum / Art Gallery)

Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, Chichester, West Sussex

9 North Pallant, Chichester

'Pallant House is utterly unexpected. It's like stumbling upon a mini Tate' Evening Standard... 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

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

Wallett's Court Country House Hotel (Spa)

Wallett's Court Country House Hotel, Westcliffe, Dover, Kent

Westcliffe, St Margaret's-at-Cliffe, Dover

This cabin, set in beautiful woods, promises a unique experience – lay back and feel the soft gentle breeze and warming light through open French doors... more

Savill Garden - Windsor Great Park (Garden)

Savill Garden - Windsor Great Park, Wick Lane, Windsor, Surrey

Wick Lane, Englefield Green, Windsor

Summer brings a contrast of colour, with the vibrancy of the grand Herbaceous Borders and the tranquil, pastel shades of the Golden Jubilee Garden. The Rose... more

Worthing Museum & Art Gallery (Museum / Art Gallery)

Worthing Museum & Art Gallery, Chapel Road, Worthing, West Sussex

Chapel Road, Worthing

The Studio, Art Gallery, Norwood Gallery and Sculpture Garden feature work by local, national and international artists. There is a varied exhibition programme... more

Knole (Historic House)

Knole, Sevenoaks, Kent


Yet the centuries have taken their toll on the exquisite collection of Stuart furniture, textiles, portraits and tapestries with light, damp and pests putting them in... 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

The Old Vicarage B&B (Bed & Breakfast)

The Old Vicarage B&B, Main Road, Rye, East Sussex

Main Road, Icklesham, Rye

The Queen's Head is a popular, award winning dog friendly pub five minutes walk away, with outside tables and spectacular views of the Brede Valley, the... 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

Ockenden Manor Hotel & Spa (Restaurant)

Ockenden Manor Hotel & Spa, Ockenden Lane, Cuckfield, West Sussex

Ockenden Lane, Cuckfield

With its views across the gardens towards the South Downs National Park makes a romantic setting for acclaimed chef. Stephen Crane’s highly accomplished French cooking... more

Stone House (Small Hotel / Inn)

Stone House, Rushlake Green, Heathfield, East Sussex

Rushlake Green, Heathfield

Sleep deep in one of the magnificent four-posters in the Georgian part of the house or a bedroom in the Tudor wing; each has been individually... more

Ramster Garden (Garden)

Ramster Garden, Petworth Road, Chiddingfold, Surrey

Petworth Road, Chiddingfold

The ponds and water features also show a wide variety of water loving plants and wildflowers. The gardens are easily manageable to stroll around with terrain... 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

The Foresters Arms (Small Hotel / Inn)

The Foresters Arms, The Street, Graffham, West Sussex

The Street, Graffham

Dating back to the 17th century, this Grade II listed building is a popular resting place for walkers on the South Downs Way. Bedrooms are individually... more

RHS Garden Wisley (Garden)

RHS Garden Wisley, Woking, Surrey


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

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

The Three Mariners (Restaurant)

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2 Church Road, Oare, Faversham

Enjoy the potted brown shrimps with cucumber and crème fraiche to start before digging in to the wild sea bass with pepper puree and new potatoes.... 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

Eastwell Manor Hotel, Golf, Spa (Hotel)

Eastwell Manor Hotel, Golf, Spa, Eastwell Park, Ashford, Kent

Eastwell Park, Boughton Lees, Ashford

Leaving the gorgeous manicured lawns behind (there’s 62 private acres in all), the carved panelled reception hall is an impressive sight, as is the lovely drawing... 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

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

Langshott Manor (Hotel)

Langshott Manor, Langshott Lane, Horley, Surrey

Langshott Lane, Langshott, Horley

You’d never guess you were five minutes from Gatwick airport, as the grounds of the hotel are so lovely. Wake up to the sound of a... more

The Bull (Small Hotel / Inn)

The Bull, 2 High Street, Hassocks, West Sussex

2 High Street, Ditchling, Hassocks

Families make a beeline for this spot too, thanks to its large garden with play area and views over the Downs. Four bedrooms upstairs are decorated... 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

Bulltown Farmhouse (Bed & Breakfast)

Bulltown Farmhouse, Bulltown Lane, Ashford, Kent

Bulltown Lane, West Brabourne, Ashford

The countryside here is unspoiled, the walks are wonderful. The house is set in one acre of cottage gardens and it is surrounded by quiet farmland... 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

Thorpe Park (Attraction / Activity)

Thorpe Park, Staines Road, Chertsey, Surrey

Staines Road, Chertsey

Experience a unique 127ft drop that spins 180° before relentlessly speeding beneath the wing of a genuine plane wreckage at almost 100km/h whilst taking on intense... 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

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