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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 London Golf Club (Golf Course)

The London Golf Club, Stansted Lane, Sevenoaks, Kent

Stansted Lane, Ash, Sevenoaks

There is plenty of water, challenging holes from a variety of tees and greens of the highest quality. Invariably in perfect condition, The Heritage’s signature holes... more

The White Vine House (Small Hotel / Inn)

The White Vine House, 24 High Street, Rye, East Sussex

24 High Street, Rye

There are seven bedrooms, all have been refurbished and now have period furniture and luxury bath or shower rooms. One bedroom has an antique four-poster but... 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 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

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

The Town House (Restaurant)

The Town House, 65 High Street, Arundel, West Sussex

65 High Street, Arundel

Well judged modern British dishes are prepared with skill and care and might include pancetta and broad bean risotto with pigeon breast, corn fed chicken supreme... more

Goodnestone Park Gardens (Garden)

Goodnestone Park Gardens, Wingham, Canterbury, Kent

Wingham, Canterbury

They now cover around 14 acres, with a formal area around the house and a grand box parterre, planted to celebrate the millennium. There is also... 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

North Foreland Golf Club (Golf Course)

North Foreland Golf Club, The Clubhouse, Broadstairs, Kent

The Clubhouse, Convent Road, Broadstairs

On the front nine, holes three and four are both birdie chances as they are short par fives but eight and nine are long par fours... more

5 The Lawn (Bed & Breakfast)

5 The Lawn, St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex

St Leonards-on-Sea

Just a stone's throw from the sea, it's also ideal for taking romantic strolls along the beachfront or exploring the town; but when the interiors and... 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

Alkham Court Farmhouse (Bed & Breakfast)

Alkham Court Farmhouse, Meggett Lane, Dover, Kent

Meggett Lane, Alkham, Dover

A Nespresso machine and local complimentary water ensures you’ll never go thirsty and you might even find a few homemade treats by your bedside to delight... 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 Latymer (Restaurant)

The Latymer, Pennyhill Park Hotel & Spa, Bagshot, Surrey

Pennyhill Park Hotel & Spa, London Road, Bagshot

Dishes such as calf's sweetbreads, braised cockscombs, Moroccan spiced pork belly and tonka bean velouté may sound impossibly outre, but in Wignall's capable hands they are... 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

Walmer Castle & Gardens (Garden)

Walmer Castle & Gardens, Kingsdown Road, Deal, Kent

Kingsdown Road, Walmer, Deal

Enjoy a commemorative lawn, woodland walk, croquet lawn and working kitchen garden, as well as a vast double herbaceous border flanked by mature yew hedges. See... 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

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

The Dining Room (Restaurant)

The Dining Room, 59a High Street, Reigate, Surrey

59a High Street, Reigate

The latter offers a choice of three starters and three mains including an innovative caramel fig polenta with spinach and sultana glaze. Elsewhere you will find... more

Leeds Castle (Attraction / Activity)

Leeds Castle, Maidstone, Kent


After you’ve toured the castle inside, there’s the Black Swan ferry boat (which takes you to the maze and play area) and Elsie the Castle Train... more

Bateman's (Historic House)

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

Bateman's Lane, Burwash, Etchingham

Outside, the garden, which Kipling designed, is smothered in roses, with wild flowers, fruit and herbs completing the picture of a quintessential English garden. There’s also... more

64 Degrees (Restaurant)

64 Degrees, 53 Meeting House Lane, Brighton, East Sussex

53 Meeting House Lane, Brighton

There are elements of 'dude food' here with finger licking good kimchi chicken wings and brisket served with smoked mash and carrots, but there's plenty of... more

Landseer House Cottages (Self Catering)

Landseer House Cottages, Cow Lane, Chichester, West Sussex

Cow Lane, Sidlesham, Chichester

Features of the well-maintained cottages include vaulted ceilings, open plan living areas, luxury furnishings and an en-suite bedroom,King/Twin. Guests also have the use of a private... more

The Foragers (Restaurant)

The Foragers, 3 Stirling Place, Brighton, East Sussex

3 Stirling Place, Hove, Brighton

Diners can select from the seasonal menu or look for inspiration on the daily specials blackboard. Tremains cheddar and leek tart with apple and fennel may... more

Graze (Restaurant)

Graze, 42 Western Road, Brighton, East Sussex

42 Western Road, Hove, Brighton

A green tea and seaweed broth with Japanese mushrooms and smoked tofu begin the feast followed by rabbit, duck liver and eel terrine. A beetroot risotto... more

Landseer House (Bed & Breakfast)

Landseer House, Cow Lane, Chichester, West Sussex

Cow Lane, Sidlesham, Chichester

Easy going comfortable, beautifully furnished accommodation set in 4+ acres with formal garden surrounding house and informal meadowland with meandering pathways and seating areas. Full English... more

Landgate Bistro (Restaurant)

Landgate Bistro, 5/6 Landgate, Rye, East Sussex

5/6 Landgate, Rye

The menu changes with the seasons but could include a local crab and gruyere tart to start. Fresh fish is a feature and may take the... 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

Woodside Bed and Breakfast (Bed & Breakfast)

Woodside Bed and Breakfast, Junction Road, Robertsbridge, East Sussex

Junction Road, Staplecross, Robertsbridge

Near major tourist attractions, National Trust properties, castles like Bodiam and country houses/gardens like Great Dixter. 15 minutes to the coastal beaches like Camber Sands... more

Hatchlands Park (Garden)

Hatchlands Park, East Clandon, Guildford, Surrey

East Clandon, Guildford

Come during April and admire the bluebells that carpet the ground, or visit every day of the season and roam around the parkland to your heart's... 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

Ightham Mote (Garden)

Ightham Mote, Mote Road, Sevenoaks, Kent

Mote Road, Ivy Hatch, Sevenoaks

A stream flows through the grounds feeding the North lake. It then cascades into the moat before emptying into the South lake... 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

The Wife of Bath (Small Hotel / Inn)

The Wife of Bath, 4 Upper Bridge Street, Ashford, Kent

4 Upper Bridge Street, Wye, Ashford

Guinea Fowl, bacon and parsley terrine with pear and grape chutney, anyone? Or the braised ox cheek marinated with juniper and red wine on horseradish mash?... more

Ghyll Manor Hotel & Restaurant (Hotel)

Ghyll Manor Hotel & Restaurant, High Street, Horsham, West Sussex

High Street, Rusper, Horsham

The fabulous restaurant offers classic yet contemporary dishes and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. The Manor has a relaxing lounge and newly refurbished... more

the runnymede-on-thames (Hotel)

the runnymede-on-thames, Windsor Road, Egham, Surrey

Windsor Road, Egham

There are a variety of dining options all offering high quality food and drink using locally sourced produce where possible. A great place for weddings and... more

Parham House & Gardens (Historic House)

Parham House & Gardens, Parham Park, Pulborough, West Sussex

Parham Park, Storrington, Pulborough

It is reputed Queen Elizabeth dined at Parham in 1593 and her coat of arms were later painted in plaster on the wall of the impressive... 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

Petworth House & Park (Garden)

Petworth House & Park, Petworth, West Sussex


With glorious Autumn and Spring colours of daffodils and bluebells, fine shrubs and trees in particular the Japanese Maples, ornamental shrubs and rhododendrons. In the region... more

The Allotment (Restaurant)

The Allotment, 9 High Street, Dover, Kent

9 High Street, Dover

The menu changes regularly depending on season and what’s available. The wine list is straight-forward with a house wine at £15 per bottle and flat rate... 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

Merzie Meadows (Bed & Breakfast)

Merzie Meadows, Hunton Road, Maidstone, Kent

Hunton Road, near Marden, Maidstone

Superb accommodation providing space, privacy and comfort - one a suite with its own Terrace. The rooms are housed in separate wings of the house and... 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

The Earl of March (Restaurant)

The Earl of March, Lavant Road, Chichester, West Sussex

Lavant Road, Chichester

All to be enjoyed in the comfort of the refurbished interior with its sumptuous leather sofas and its open wood fire in the winter. Or enjoyed... 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

Standen (Historic House)

Standen, West Hoathly Road, East Grinstead, West Sussex

West Hoathly Road, East Grinstead

The terraced garden has fine views over the Sussex countryside... more

Park Cottage (Bed & Breakfast)

Park Cottage, Ridgewood, Uckfield, East Sussex

Ridgewood, Uckfield

Ridgewood , Nr. Uckfield provides easy access to many attractions in and around the beautiful countryside with the South Downs and coastline within easy reach... more

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

Woodlands Park Hotel (Hotel)

Woodlands Park Hotel, Woodlands Lane, Cobham, Surrey

Woodlands Lane, Stoke D´Abernon, Cobham

A range of elegant bedrooms, offer a combination of traditional and modern luxuries, perfect for pure indulgence and relaxation. The hotel has a reputation for excellent... 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

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