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My Eastbourne Holiday Homes

Posted on 19 December 2014

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In December we have invited Angela Shadbolt who owns four delightful apartments in the heart of Eastbourne to share her experiences over the last three years with us.  Angela is the perfect host and gives an owner's insight into the holiday let market.

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Taking pride in Sussex

Posted on 12 December 2014

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We've had several interesting bits of news affecting Sussex recently - the success of the Tour of Britain and the boost it had on tourism in the county, a Lottery grant for the Brighton Dome Theatre and confirmation that the Brighton Pride Festival will run with a few variations for at least 5 more years.  Try one of our holiday cottages here and enjoy exploring our fascinating county.

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Down on the Sussex coast

Posted on 5 December 2014

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Such a beautiful area of the country, the Sussex Coast has had several restorations of late.  Come and take a look for yourself, or just enjoy some lovely scenic coastal walks and enjoy the fresh Sussex air.

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Archaeology in Sussex and Hampshire

Posted on 1 December 2014

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Recent archaeological news in Winchester has reminded us that a stay in Hampshire, or neighbouring Sussex offers plenty of history for visitors to get their teeth into!  These two fascinating counties are fantastic places to base your holiday, with lots to see and do.

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Super sleuth in Sussex!

Posted on 20 November 2014

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Last month a woman from the Sussex village of Nutley sold some long-lost jewels that had belonged to Agatha Christie at auction for a surprising amount.  With many museums and places of historic interest in Sussex, you'll be sure to get the opportunity to see some treasures for yourself during your stay in our fascinating county.

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Digging Sussex

Posted on 7 November 2014

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We love a good history story and news of the conspiracy theory that King Harold may not have been killed in battle makes us want to revisit Battle Abbey for ourselves to learn more about this fascinating history.  With plenty of interesting areas throughout Sussex, if history is not your thing then we're sure you'll find somewhere that takes your fancy.

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It's all happening in November in Sussex

Posted on 30 October 2014

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Autumn has arrived!  There are so many events in Sussex to look forward to over the Autumn and Winter months - if you are staying in one of our cosy cottages then check them out!

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Steaming on in Mid-Sussex

Posted on 24 October 2014

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Autumn is a fantastic time to visit the Bluebell Railway - the stunning colours offer great photo opportunities.  Try one of our cottages in the area and visit for yourself!

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A piece of history in Hastings, East Sussex

Posted on 10 October 2014

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October is an exciting month if you are in Sussex.  Visitors to Hastings can enjoy the festivities of Hastings Week, and later in the month, festivals in Lewes and Brighton, plus the countless Halloween events will ensure that there is something of interest for all ages.

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Sussex birdlife

Posted on 6 October 2014

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A visit to Sussex is perfect if you are a nature lover - a recent spotting of a rare white egret at the Arundel Wetland Centre has been the talking point of visitors there.  Come and visit for yourself, and see the other nature reserves that Sussex has to offer too!

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Sussex sheepdogs

Posted on 22 September 2014

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Enjoy rural Sussex and witness working sheepdogs on working farms.  With truly stunning countryside to admire, stay in one of our country cottages where you may be able to see some of these farm traditions for yourself.

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Experience history first hand with a stay at Hall House

Posted on 18 September 2014

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We've been speaking to some of our property owners about their homes and why they love them, here we talk to the owner of historic Hall House in Clapham Village.

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Animal magic in East Sussex

Posted on 12 September 2014

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The Sussex countryside is well loved by badgers and foxes alike - try one of our fabulously rural cottages and see if you can spot any of these animals in their natural habitats.

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Tour of Britain comes to Sussex

Posted on 5 September 2014

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Next weekend marks stage 7 for the Tour of Britain, where it visits Sussex.  If you are visiting one of our holiday cottages in the region, then you may wish to soak up the atmosphere and witness the event in action.

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Bon appetit in Horsham and Steyning!

Posted on 29 August 2014

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September brings two highly appealing month-long food and drink festivals in the market towns of Horsham and Steyning.  With plenty of other farmers markets and food related events occurring throughout the month, there will be sure to be something to whet your appetite, whatever part of Sussex you visit.

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Dogs on holiday in Sussex

Posted on 18 August 2014

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If you are bringing your four-legged-friend on holiday, then please check our list of dog-friendly cottages in Sussex.

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Supermoon visible from Sussex

Posted on 8 August 2014

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In the next two months, the supermoon should be easily visible (should the weather behave itself).  If you are enjoying your holiday in Sussex when this occurs, look to the skies and witness this great sight for yourself!!

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Sussex - hotbed of talent

Posted on 4 August 2014

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Lots to celebrate in Sussex as of late, including the arrival of red panda twin cubs at Drusillas in East Sussex and sporting success within the equestrian world.

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Around Arundel

Posted on 28 July 2014

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It is almost Festival time in historic Arundel and we still have some availability at some of our properties here, so be quick and book now!  With so much to do in and around this fascinating town, it is a wonderful base for your Sussex holiday.

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Sussex and space stations

Posted on 18 July 2014

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Next month, if the weather behaves itself, it should be possible to view the International Space Station in the Sussex skies.  Don't forget to pack your binoculars!

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Sussex on stage

Posted on 11 July 2014

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Chichester's Festival Theatre is a fantastic place to enjoy some of the latest productions.  David Hare's play South Downs premiered in Chichester at the Minerva Theatre three years ago, and he is in the process of writing his memoirs.  Visit the South Downs for yourself to witness his inspiration, and why not visit Chichester too!

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Sussex hits the biosphere

Posted on 7 July 2014

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Part of the stunning South Downs National Park has recently been awarded UNESCO recognised biosphere status - come and visit Sussex to see the outstanding beauty and interesting landscape for yourself.

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Glyndebourne gardens, East Sussex

Posted on 27 June 2014

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The annual Glyndebourne Festival is in full swing and runs until the end of August.  If you are staying in one of our holiday cottages in the area then Glyndebourne is well worth a visit.

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Visions of Sussex

Posted on 23 June 2014

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The beauty of the South Downs is summarised perfectly in the poetic words of Helen, the widow of war poet Edward Thomas.  Book a stay in one of our cottages in the Downs, and view the stunning landscape for yourself.

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Get set for Goodwood

Posted on 13 June 2014

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Just a couple of weeks until the ever popular Goodwood Festival of Speed takes place.  Enjoyed by many, make the most of this 4 day event by staying in one of our holiday cottages close to Goodwood.  With limited availability left for this year's event, why not enquire to reserve in time for next year?

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Jane Austen comes to Sussex!

Posted on 6 June 2014

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With a recent historical find of a handwritten note by Jane Austen, it shows that Sussex is a county steeped in interesting history, with other well renowned authors having strong links here too.  A cottage holiday here allows a good opportunity to explore some of the beautiful countryside which would have inspired these great writers!

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The spirit of Pevensey Castle, East Sussex

Posted on 30 May 2014

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If you are trying to think of an interesting  place to visit in East Sussex, then why not consider the historic Penvensey Castle?  Steeped in history, and located amongst the stunning East Sussex countryside, it is a lovely place to visit.

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A return to Ashdown Forest, East Sussex

Posted on 16 May 2014

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A lovely time of year for a walk in the countryside, Ashdown Forest in East Sussex is abundant in greenery and wildlife - a perfect place for a stroll and picnic!

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Large Holiday Homes make a Great Group Getaway

Posted on 15 May 2014

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Renting a large holiday home allows me to spend quality time with family and friends in Sussex and is my top-tip for a successful get-together.

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So much more in Sussex

Posted on 9 May 2014

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It is a wonderful time to visit Sussex - Brighton Festival is in full swing, and with newborn lambs frolicking amongst the South Downs, and bluebells scattering the many woodlands, you will be sure to find something of interest.

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Brighton festivities

Posted on 2 May 2014

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40 years ago many were celebrating in Brighton when Abba won Eurovision at the Brighton Dome.  More celebrations take place this month in Brighton when the city is in the midst of the Brighton Festival - book one of our holiday homes in Brighton or Hove and see the festivities for yourself.

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Sussex seagulls

Posted on 28 April 2014

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A visit to Brighton or Eastbourne not only conjures up images of the famous piers and beaches, but the sight and sounds of the resident seagulls is also one that you will be bound to witness.  Take care to avoid sharing your seaside fish and chips with the gulls though!

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Otters and big cats in Sussex?

Posted on 25 April 2014

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Sussex is a great location for wildlife lovers, with nature reserves and rolling countryside aplenty.  With news of some more unusual examples of wildlife being spotted recently, it is a good time to find your binoculars and walking shoes and see what you can discover on your Sussex holiday.

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Sussex's seal of approval

Posted on 11 April 2014

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A regular visitor of Lewes has been spotted again recently in the River Ouse.  The Lewes seal has been visiting for several years, and is one of many interesting wildlife sightings in the area.  Tourists to East Sussex can enjoy a stay in one of our holiday cottages near to the River Ouse, or anywhere in Sussex - this part of the country has many good opportunities for spotting wildlife.

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The local tipple of Sussex

Posted on 4 April 2014

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The South Downs is not only a haven for walkers and cyclists, but the chalky soil is ideal for the production of good quality sparkling wine.  Visitors to this area should treat themselves to a bottle (or two) of some local Sussex wine as a souvenir from your Sussex cottage holiday.

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Let Your Holiday Home in Sussex

Posted on 25 March 2014

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Andrew Gardner, Director of Amberley House Cottages, talks us through the investment potential, tax incentives and legal obligations of letting your second home in Sussex as a Furnished Holiday Let.

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Eastbourne ahoy!

Posted on 21 March 2014

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Eastbourne has been a popular tourist destination for many years, with its beautiful beach and scenic gardens being at the centre of its appeal.  Historically it was renowned for its pleasure boat industry, and there has been talk of two boats being restored and used for shopping trips or day cruises.  Whether you choose to visit Eastbourne for a day trip if staying elsewhere in Sussex, or you are enjoying your holiday in an apartment or holiday home there, there is plenty to see and do.

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Scouting in East Sussex

Posted on 17 March 2014

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East Sussex is packed full of history, with claims of the first pack of Cub Scouts being formed in Robertsbridge.  With Bodiam Castle nearby too, there are plenty of things to pique your interest when staying in this fascinating county.  Good transport links mean it is easy to access nearby Hastings or the High Weald when you can enjoy some of Sussex's spectacular scenery.

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A Spring treat at the Weald and Downland Open Air Museum in Sussex

Posted on 14 March 2014

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Spring is here, and with many of the seasonal visitor attractions opening their doors once again there is a huge choice of days out in Sussex!  One attraction open year round is the Weald and Downland Open Air Museum, located in the South Downs, not too far from Chichester. Spring is a great time to visit the museum, to enjoy the wonderful surroundings, and also to take advantage of their special Mothering Sunday offer with reduced admission fee and complimentary bunch of daffodils for all mothers and grandmothers. With plenty to see and do there, it's a fantastic day out, with lots to keep children entertained too.

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Coffee break, Brighton

Posted on 7 March 2014

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Brighton already has many cafes and restaurants, and residents and tourists alike have been pleased to hear the news that two red phone boxes are soon to be transformed into cafes.  Brighton is such a diverse and interesting city, a perfect place for the addition of these unique establishments.  With the beach, the South Downs and plenty of shopping opportunities, Brighton is a fantastic base for your Sussex holiday.

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Sporting Sussex

Posted on 28 February 2014

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With the Winter Olympics now finished, and the World Cup starting in three months time, it is a good year if you are a sporting fan.  In Sussex, petrol heads were delighted when Brighton was confirmed to host the speed trials yet again this year.  As a perfect destination for a year round break, Brighton holds great appeal for families and couples alike - an ideal seaside holiday.

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Who'd be a beetle?

Posted on 24 February 2014

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The Sussex countryside is full of interesting and intriguing things to see.  Stay at one of our cottages, deep in the heart of Sussex, or on a working farm to see what sights may catch your eye.  Come equipped with a camera and your walking shoes, and marvel at the things you may see on your exploration of the wildlife in this fascinating county. 

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Taking wings

Posted on 14 February 2014

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With half term just around the corner, it's a good time to consider some attractions easily reached from Sussex for a day trip.  Plenty of train connections to London means that a day out in our capital is within easy reach.  Aviation and history lovers will be spoilt for choice in Sussex with attractions at Slindon, Tangmere and Balcombe, designed to fascinate and intrigue.

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Wild things in Sussex

Posted on 7 February 2014

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February is a month where wildlife in Sussex starts to emerge.  With catkins appearing, toads awakening from migration, and sea birds flocking back to the coast, you will be sure to discover an interesting piece of Sussex wildlife.

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Fleet of foot

Posted on 3 February 2014

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With many scenic countryside walks in Sussex, follow Fleet the fox's route through the South Downs, heading east to Rye.  With plenty of cottages to choose from in Sussex, browse our website to see where you might like to explore.

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No need to bring flippers

Posted on 31 January 2014

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With the weather in the South having extraordinary patterns lately, it is an appealing thought to hibernate in one of our cosy cottages, complete with woodburning stove or open fireplace.  This winter has seen an impressive amount of rain, but still plenty of dry and crisp days which are most enjoyable for taking in the stunning Sussex scenery.

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A Blog About Horses & Horse Racing in Sussex

Posted on 24 January 2014

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Sussex has several racecourses where visitors can enjoy special events throughout the year.  We have plenty of cottages situated near to these, where tourists to Sussex can see for themselves some of these famous events take place.

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The Beach House

Posted on 20 January 2014

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At an ideal seafront location in Hastings, The Beach House is a unique property, just perfect for a beach holiday.  Sleeping up to four people, and at an accessible location to shops, bars and restaurants, why not try this individual Grade II listed weather boarded house for your 2014 holiday destination?

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Rye Scallop Festival 2014

Posted on 15 January 2014

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Rye Scallop Festival, is in its seventh year and continues to grow. A culinary delight, with many local restaurants and pubs cooking the scallop during the festival week, which falls during Valentine's weekend this year. Why not book a romantic weekend retreat in one of our many Rye holiday cottages and enjoy everything the festival has to offer? 

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A blog About Lifeboats in Sussex

Posted on 10 January 2014

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With unusual weather patterns in recent weeks, the importance of our lifeboats is second to none, and the bravery and service of the crew is something not to be sniffed at.  Check out some of the coastal areas in Sussex on our website and find a holiday cottage to suit you.

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Summer Holidays in Sussex - A Blog Post

Posted on 3 January 2014

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A good time of year to consider your summer holiday, read about what we have to offer in Sussex, including some of the interesting events going on across the county at this time of year.

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