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Swanning around in Sussex

Posted on 31 December 2015

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Sussex is a great haven for wildlife - a stay in this beautiful part of the South East will give you plenty of opportunities for bird watching, sometimes in unexpected places! 

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Sussex man in space!

Posted on 23 December 2015

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It's great to see a 'good news' story with links to West Sussex.  The excitement surrounding Tim Peake's journey is fantastic - with so much exploring to do in this world, life can be a real adventure!  If relaxing is more your thing however, then enjoy a visit at one of our country cottages!

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Santa's helpers in East Sussex!

Posted on 11 December 2015

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With the Christmas holidays fast approaching, there are many special family-friendly events taking place across East Sussex, including Knockhatch Adventure Park, near Hailsham, which currently houses some of Santa's special sleigh-pulling helpers...

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Visit Lewes, East Sussex

Posted on 4 December 2015

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If you still have some Christmas shopping to finish, or just fancy exploring somewhere different, then why not visit Lewes, East Sussex?  Not only can you visit the fascinating castle, but enjoy some shopping too within the charming town.  Set within the South Downs, and not far from the Sussex Coast, plenty of opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors too.

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Muddy trails in Sussex!

Posted on 26 November 2015

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The winter months can be an excellent time to explore the South Downs by bike.  With plenty of trails and wintry scenery to admire, wrap up warm and enjoy the fresh air!  Plenty of our cottages offer cycle storage, so once you have finished your cycling for the day, you can return to your cosy Sussex cottage.

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Christmas availability in Sussex!

Posted on 18 November 2015

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Fancy getting away at Christmas?  A cosy cottage in Sussex is an excellent choice and we still have availability at some of our properties.  With plenty of festive events occurring throughout Sussex in the lead up to the big day, we are sure we can find the right cottage and location for you.

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November nights in West Sussex

Posted on 13 November 2015

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The Chichester area is an excellent place for sightseeing in West Sussex, with plenty of well-renowned attractions to suit all ages.  With extra events going on in the lead up to Christmas, it's a great time to visit!

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Sussex firework celebrations

Posted on 4 November 2015

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Several places in Sussex host an excellent organised bonfire and fireworks celebration!  Lewes and Rye and to name but a few - if you are thinking about a getaway to Sussex this month then we do still have some availability.

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Halloween in Slindon, West Sussex

Posted on 30 October 2015

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Halloween is just around the corner, and where better to buy your pumpkin than from a pretty Sussex village which hosts an annual event based around the orange fruit!  A truly spectacular display, it's no surprise that visitors come from near and far to visit Slindon, West Sussex at this time of year.

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Half term family events in Sussex

Posted on 16 October 2015

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Is it really that time again already?  October half term is fast approaching and some of Sussex's top attractions have themed events on during the week, especially for families.  If you haven't yet booked a break then we do still have availability at some of our cottages!

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Autumn colour in Sussex

Posted on 12 October 2015

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Autumn is arguably the most attractive season - with so much countryside and woodland across Sussex, the golden colours are truly spectacular.  You'll be spoilt for choice for places to visit!

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Food and fairs in Sussex

Posted on 2 October 2015

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Autumn is here and an excellent time to take a break in Sussex!  Not only is the countryside and woodlands appealing at this time, but many towns and attractions offer Autumn shows and fairs too - something for everyone to enjoy.

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Two sides of Sussex

Posted on 28 September 2015

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It was great to see Brighton's AMEX feature in the Rugby World Cup - a very surprising and memorable match!  The Sussex coast is beautiful at this time of year, whether you want to visit a town or city, such as Brighton, Hove or Rye, or somewhere a little quieter, we are sure to have a cottage or apartment to suit your needs.

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How to win at Poohsticks

Posted on 18 September 2015

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I'm sure many people are aware that Poohsticks was invented in Sussex - the famous Posingford Bridge in the Ashdown Forest, East Sussex is arguably one of the best places to partake in this "sport".  If you are enjoying an Autumn walk whilst on holiday in Sussex and come across a bridge, then give the game a go!

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Sussex creatures

Posted on 11 September 2015

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With so much countryside, and a stunning section of coast, it is no surprise that there is an abundance of wildlife and sea creatures resident to Sussex.

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On the Wey and Arun Canal, West Sussex

Posted on 4 September 2015

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For the active amongst us, the Wey and Arun canal is a great place to canoe or kayak.  If you would prefer to stay dry, there are also plenty of walks along the canal, or for something a little more relaxing, try one of their themed cruises!

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Reasons to be cheerful in Sussex!

Posted on 1 September 2015

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If you fancy a break from traditional sightseeing then it is worthwhile seeing if there are any gigs that are of interest to you during your stay in Sussex.  With plenty of small, intimate venues to choose from, it can be a great way to enjoy an evening!

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Close encounters in West Sussex

Posted on 28 August 2015

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Shark sighting in the UK is something you don't often expect to see!  However, last month a group of up to 50 were spotted close to Selsey, West Sussex.  With so many lovely beaches in Sussex, take your binoculars and enjoy a coastal walk - who knows what you may spot!

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Bloomsbury revisited - East Sussex

Posted on 14 August 2015

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Recently featured on the BBC drama Life In Squares, Charleston, near Lewes in East Sussex is a great place to spend a day.  Try one of our cottages in the area - a great place to explore Sussex and the South Downs!

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Sussex - Spiritual home of Banoffee Pie

Posted on 3 August 2015

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Sussex is famous for many things - including the invention of the delicious Banoffee Pie!  With coastal towns enjoying increasing tourism figures, it's an excellent place to enjoy your summer holiday (or autumn, winter or spring for that matter...)

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Here's my secret....

Posted on 10 July 2015

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There are so many worthwhile places to explore amongst the South Downs.  Stay in one of our cottages here and see if you can discover a hidden gem!

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Hot tub ahoy in East Sussex!

Posted on 3 July 2015

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Recently in the news we heard about a hot tub seen floating near Beachy Head, East Sussex - not what we would normally expect to see from our Sussex beaches!  We have a good selection of holiday cottages with swimming pools, if you want to enjoy the water on your Sussex holiday!

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Fast and slow days out in Sussex

Posted on 24 June 2015

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This weekend marks the return of the popular annual Goodwood event, The Festival of Speed.  We have a large selection of holiday properties within easy reach of Goodwood - why not stay a little longer to explore Sussex if you are attending the event - book your accommodation well in advance for 2016!

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Dig those Seven Sisters

Posted on 13 June 2015

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The Seven Sisters at East Sussex are a must-visit for anyone visiting the Sussex Coast.  Offering stunning views, it's a worthwhile walk, with plenty of footpaths and trails to explore!

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Places to be this month in Sussex

Posted on 5 June 2015

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June in Sussex can be very eventful!  One of the highlights is most definitely the South of England Show at Ardingly.  Further East, close to Lewes, is the Glyndebourne Festival which is also a highly anticipated event. 

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Big shows in Sussex

Posted on 29 May 2015

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There's always something going on in Sussex!  Next month sees the South of England show at Ardingly - a showcase of everything "country" about our region, and with plenty of exhibitors and events, it's a great day out!

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An unlikely predator in Sussex

Posted on 15 May 2015

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We are so lucky in Sussex to have such a variety of birdlife.  A stay in one of our rural cottages offers a great base for birdwatchers - make sure you bring your binoculars!

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Festival time in Sussex

Posted on 8 May 2015

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Lots happening in the next couple of months in Sussex!  Brighton Festival is in full swing and visitors to the area can enjoy plenty of events in the area during May.  The brand new Wild Life music festival takes place at Shoreham Airport next month and is definitely worth checking out with some great musical talent amongst the line up.  Why not use one of our fabulous holiday cottages as a base to discover some of these exciting events?

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Sussex monopoly

Posted on 1 May 2015

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It's always interesting hearing about new facts relating to Sussex.  We were very surprised to read of Ho Chi Minh's link to the area. Visit yourself and see if you can see what makes this region so special.

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Down at the front in Sussex

Posted on 17 April 2015

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Several areas of the wonderful Sussex coast are due to be getting a financial boost in the near future.  With summer in the not too distant future, it's the perfect time to plan your visit to our fantastic county, although any time of year can be great to pay a visit to Sussex!

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Everyone can come to Sussex!

Posted on 13 April 2015

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Prince Harry has announced he will be taking part in some of this year's Walking with the Wounded Trek.  We are not yet sure of the route, but with so many wonderful scenic walks throughout Sussex, who knows, a walk along the South Downs Way may be an enticing choice!

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Are the hills alive in Surrey?

Posted on 27 March 2015

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Perfect for walkers and cyclists, the scenic Surrey Hills are a great place to explore.  We have cottages in West Sussex, close to the Surrey border which would be an ideal base for countryside lovers to enjoy.

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Bignor is back!

Posted on 16 March 2015

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Spring is a time when not only do we see the weather begin to improve, but also many visitor attractions in Sussex reopen their doors!  If you have already booked, or are planning a visit to Sussex or the South Downs this spring, then Bignor Roman Villa offers a fascinating day out.

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Whale of a time in Sussex

Posted on 6 March 2015

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14-15th March sees this year's WhaleFest event at the Brighton Centre.  If you are staying in one of our cottages in or around Brighton or the South Downs then you may wish to check it out.

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Sussex comes first

Posted on 27 February 2015

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Congratulations to Royal Blood who triumphed at this year's Brit Awards, winning Best British Band.  This Brighton based band are originally from Rustington and Worthing - wonderful areas of the Sussex coast!!  We do enjoy seeing references to Sussex in the media - we hope it inspires people to visit and explore the rolling countryside, peaceful beaches and unique towns for themselves.

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Devil of a punchbowl

Posted on 20 February 2015

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There are some fascinating legends about some of the famous landmarks in the South East.  Sussex and Surrey are full of beautiful and interesting countryside - and if the legends are true then all the more reason to come and visit these areas.

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Bats in Sussex

Posted on 13 February 2015

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If you are staying in one of our rural, country cottages then why not try a bit of bat spotting?  These fascinating, peaceful creatures can be easily spotted when you are staying in one of our more rural properties, or why not try an organised walk or talk by experts at one of the many nature reserves in Sussex?

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Winter contests in Sussex

Posted on 6 February 2015

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All sorts goes on in Sussex in the winter months.  Some of the more unusual competitions and contests take place here - the Hastings Spronkers contest springs to mind...  However, if you're just looking to get away from it all and enjoy a relaxing break then a winter holiday to Sussex won't disappoint - there is certainly something special about a seaside stroll on a cold day!

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Rye on the 'Mapp'

Posted on 30 January 2015

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A few weeks ago saw the BBC TV production of Mapp and Lucia on our screens.  The series was mostly filmed in the picturesque and historic town of Rye, with seaside scenes also taking place in nearby Battle, Hastings and Camber Sands.  If you liked what you saw, then why not take a trip to this pretty area of East Sussex yourself - we have plenty of holiday cottages to choose from!

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Room with a view

Posted on 23 January 2015

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Work is soon to begin on the i360 observation tower in Brighton - sure to be a major visitor attraction when it is complete in 2016.  Visitors this year may be able to see parts being shipped and delivered from Holland and France by barge directly onto the beach.

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Alpacas in Sussex and pet friendly cottages

Posted on 16 January 2015

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Several places in Sussex offer the chance to book walking experiences with alpacas or llamas - a great activity for animal lovers.  Those who wish to bring their own pet on holiday will be pleased to know that we have a good selection of dog-friendly cottages throughout East and West Sussex.

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On location in Sussex and Hampshire

Posted on 5 January 2015

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One of the benefits of living in Sussex is that we're surrounded by beautiful countryside and scenic buildings - it's no wonder that these locations often feature in films, alongside neighbouring Hampshire.  Come and visit in 2015 and see what it is about these fascinating counties that inspires film-makers!

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