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Polo and Parties!

Posted on 23 December 2016

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Cowdray Park near Midhurst is the most famous venue in the south of England for polo, with the Gold Cup the season highlight in high summer. There is now a new sport, arena polo, which is fast and addrenalin fueled with matches held within the confines of an arena adding to the excitement for both players and spectators. At Hickstead in West Sussex you will find arena tournaments almost every other weekend over the winter.

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Hanging out in Hampshire

Posted on 16 December 2016

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Although many of our properties are in Sussex here at Amberley House Cottage Holidays, we have several holiday homes in the Hampshire Downs too - perfect if you are looking for day trips to Portsmouth, Winchester or Chichester, or for exploring the Hampshire Hangers.

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Natural Sussex

Posted on 9 December 2016

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We are lucky in Sussex to have a good number of nature reserves - great for keen bird watchers or just an interesting place to take a scenic walk if you fancy experiencing the great outdoors.

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Birling Gap, East Sussex

Posted on 2 December 2016

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Birling Gap in East Sussex is a fantastic spot for star gazing - recent clear nights have made for some wonderful views.  Plenty to see and do in the daytime too, whether you fancy a coastal walk, exploring a local village or enjoying a countryside stroll!  Try one of our holiday cottages in the area for a relaxing break.

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Peaceful Dungeness and the East Sussex coast

Posted on 25 November 2016

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If you are planning on staying at one of our holiday cottages in Rye or Camber, you are so close to the Sussex/Kent border, that a visit to Dungeness is within easy reach, less than 30 minutes in fact.  It's a really interesting place to visit, well worth a day trip!

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All around Sussex

Posted on 18 November 2016

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The variety of landscape in Sussex is always something that's fascinated me - the differences between parts of East and West Sussex are so impressive.  With plenty of cottages spanning the counties, we are sure to be able to find you somewhere interesting to explore!

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A short break in Hastings, East Sussex

Posted on 11 November 2016

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The seaside town of Hastings has seen much regeneration and improvement over recent years.  It's certainly a great place to spend a few days and we have several cottages and apartments in and around the area - perfect as a base to explore this part of 1066 Country!

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Sussex Christmas markets

Posted on 4 November 2016

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There are some fabulous Christmas and craft markets coming up across East and West Sussex - these are well worth checking out if you are staying in the area - if you are considering an autumn or winter getaway then please browse our selection of holiday cottages!

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Underground, overground: Winchelsea and Rye

Posted on 24 October 2016

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Close to historic Rye, the town of Winchelsea has a fascinating history, and there are a number of tours available where you can discover more.  Perfect if you are staying in the area.

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Half term in Sussex - yee-haa!

Posted on 20 October 2016

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October half term is fast approaching and there's a variety of seasonal events taking place at some key attractions in Sussex - plenty for the whole family to enjoy!

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Advice for holiday homeowners

Posted on 17 October 2016

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If you are looking to let your property as a holiday home, there are many different things to consider.  We are here to provide advice and support you along the way.

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So much going on in Sussex this month

Posted on 3 October 2016

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October seems to be packed with events and festivals in East and West Sussex.  If you are planning on visiting then try and check some of them out - all the while being able to enjoy the scenic Autumn scenery in lovely Sussex.

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Responsible holiday lettings

Posted on 27 September 2016

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Sometimes it feels like there's so much choice when browsing online for holiday cottages, it can be hard to know which companies are genuine and which should be avoided!  We hope you will feel you've made the right decision if you book through us - we are easily contactable and can assure you that every property we market has been personally visited by someone in our offices which should give you peace of mind so you can concentrate on looking forward to your holiday.

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Sussex tracks and trails

Posted on 23 September 2016

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Part of the appeal of Sussex as a holiday destination is the many scenic walks and cycle routes throughout the countryside.  Plenty of our cottages are well located for easy access to the South Downs, so pack your walking shoes or bring your bike and enjoy the great outdoors during your holiday!

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Festival feeling in East Sussex

Posted on 16 September 2016

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The month of September is home to the vibrant Root1066 Festival in the Hastings area.  Well worth a visit if you are staying in East Sussex as there are events going on to suit all interests.

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Dahlias, dahlings!

Posted on 9 September 2016

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If you are considering visiting East Sussex this month, then we recommend Pashley Manor Gardens as a day out.  Their Dahlia Debut is still on this weekend, and it's a great time to visit as the gardens are full of colour. 

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Surreal Sussex

Posted on 6 September 2016

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You may have recently read about Farley Farm House, the surrealist house near Newhaven in East Sussex.  It's a real historic, artists' haven and well worth a visit if you are staying nearby.

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Sussex self drive holiday

Posted on 25 August 2016

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So many overseas visitors to the UK don't travel outside of London.  With so much history, culture, countryside and a variety of fascinating towns in both East and West Sussex, it is well worth considering picking up a hire car and using Sussex as a base.  It's so easy to still visit London by train, so get the best out of your visit to the UK and try a charming holiday cottage in wonderful Sussex!

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To the Tower!

Posted on 19 August 2016

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Now open to the public, the i360 tower in Brighton is the highly anticipated viewing tower offering panoramic views across the Sussex coast.  If you are staying in or around Brighton, it is well worth a visit!

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Fun at Firle, East Sussex

Posted on 10 August 2016

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Not far from Lewes, East Sussex is the wonderful country estate Firle Place.  There are some unmissable events over the coming weeks, in particular the Vintage Fair over the 13th and 14th August.  If you are staying in the area during this time, it is well worth a visit.  

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Free days out with the kids in Sussex!

Posted on 3 August 2016

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Sussex is a great place to take a family holiday - there's plenty to do to keep kids of all ages happy, including many free days out!

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Sussex's sporting chances

Posted on 1 August 2016

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Not long to go until the opening ceremony of the Rio Olympics!  We will be cheering on Team GB and are thrilled to see there are so many athletes from Sussex who are competing - best of luck to the team!

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Great Dixter's magic garden

Posted on 26 July 2016

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There are so many scenic gardens in East and West Sussex, and Great Dixter, near Rye, is one that is well worth a visit.  A great place to spend a day out, and perfect for people of all ages to enjoy!

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High Weald, high times

Posted on 18 July 2016

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The countryside in Sussex really is spectacular - don't just take our word for it, as the High Weald is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  We have plenty of holiday homes within this area - it is well worth a visit!

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Sussex's Blue Flag beaches

Posted on 11 July 2016

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Hopefully the summer months will bring us beach friendly weather, in which case there's plenty of wonderful beaches in Sussex you can choose to explore.  Several of which have recently won Blue Flag and Seaside Awards!

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Visit Sussex for top tennis

Posted on 1 July 2016

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Murray-mania has struck once again now that Wimbledon has started. It's reminded us of the news that the tennis centre at Devonshire Park, Eastbourne will be hosting the Aegon International for at least another 10 years! This is great news for Eastbourne - the sunshine coast of England. We have some wonderful apartments and cottages in the area – take a look for yourself if you are planning a visit.

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Glorious Glyndebourne, East Sussex

Posted on 24 June 2016

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If you are thinking of places to visit whilst you're staying in East Sussex then Glyndebourne is a worthy choice.  With pop-up art collections and sculptures dotted around the grounds, it is much more than just an opera house - take a visit there and see for yourself.  Check their website for ticketing and schedule information.

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Welcome to Hastings Pier, East Sussex

Posted on 13 June 2016

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Last month we were delighted to hear that Hastings Pier was officially re-opened with an action packed gala day which was a real crowd pleaser.  There are all sorts of exciting events planned over the summer months on and around the pier - if you are considering a trip to Sussex then Hastings is well worth a visit.

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Best view of Sussex

Posted on 7 June 2016

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We have thoroughly enjoyed following Sussex born Major Tim Peake's adventures in space.  It's fascinating to share in his exploits and bear witness to the photos he's been taking.  We were delighted recently when he posted a photo of the Sussex coast around the area he grew up.

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Jekyll and Hydestile

Posted on 27 May 2016

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There are a good number of beautifully designed gardens in the West Sussex and Hampshire border areas with links to well renowned artists.  If you are staying in one of our lovely cottages in the area then these are well worth a visit.

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Bloomin' marvellous

Posted on 19 May 2016

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With the sun shining (well, most days...), Spring is definitely here to stay and it's a great time to visit one of the many public gardens that Sussex has to offer.  If you are staying in one of our cottages this month then hopefully we can give you some inspiration for some days out!

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One Hundred Miles across the South Downs

Posted on 9 May 2016

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There are many organised activities encompassing the South Downs Way - running, walking and cycling.  If you are taking part in any of these and need somewhere to stay, then we offer a great selection of cottages within the South Downs.  Alternatively you may wish to explore the National Park at your own leisure - please take a look at our selection of accommodation in this area.

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Camber Castle Walk

Posted on 3 May 2016

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If you're thinking of visiting East Sussex, we recommend that historic Rye is well worth a visit, with plenty to see and do within the town itself.  To explore a little further afield, try walking the 4.5 mile route to Camber Castle!  We have a good selection of cottages in or near Rye and Camber - take a look on our website.

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Sing a song of Sussex

Posted on 26 April 2016

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Springtime in Sussex is a wonderful time of year.  If you're staying in one of our countryside cottages then keep your ears open for the tuneful birdsong.

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Celebrating 1066 in the arts in Sussex

Posted on 21 April 2016

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Sussex has its fair share of enticing festivals throughout the year, and we are especially looking forward to the Root 1066 International event in Hastings to take place later this year.  With several other events leading up to the main festival, it's most definitely a good year to visit this area.  We have a range of accommodation within 1066 Country - take a look on our website to see our selection.

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Walk this way

Posted on 18 April 2016

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Sussex is such a wonderful place for walkers to enjoy with an array of footpaths and trails to explore.  We were delighted to hear of Natural England's plan on devising a new long distance trail between Hampshire and Shoreham - watch this space...

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Safe holidays in Sussex

Posted on 14 April 2016

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Any news story featuring Sussex always catches our eye, and we were interested in the recent news surrounding the crack in the cliff at Seaford Head.  A fascinating area of the East Sussex coast - take a look (from a distance - keep safe!) if you are visiting Sussex any time soon.

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Looking forward to festivals in Sussex

Posted on 11 April 2016

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There are some fantastic festivals coming up in Sussex over the next few months.  If camping is not really your thing, or if you fancy staying a little longer in East or West Sussex then treat yourself to a stay in one of our holiday cottages!

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Watts happening in and around Sussex

Posted on 10 March 2016

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Sussex really is a great base for sightseeing.  There's plenty of places to see and go for full day trips - check the Places to Visit section on our website for inspiration!

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No ordinary Joes

Posted on 4 March 2016

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We are always pleased to read of success stories from fellow Sussex residents and have been following the Sussex bred rugby stars in the Six Nations.  Next month sees another exciting sporting event in Sussex with the Brighton Marathon taking place - there is still time to book accommodation either at the coast, or within the South Downs if you are taking part or just spectating.

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Sporty matters in Sussex

Posted on 26 February 2016

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Sussex has many different sporting events of all different varieties.  With the Brighton Marathon and Hickstead events occurring this year, it's great to combine with a holiday in one of our fabulous cottages or apartments!

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February half term in Sussex

Posted on 8 February 2016

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Half term is just around the corner and if you're wondering how to keep everyone happy then it is worth checking out a break in Sussex.  With many of our cottages or apartments offering short breaks as well as weekly stays, there is sure to be something to suit, and with a variety of attractions offering special family events, we are sure you'll enjoy your stay!

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Hop on a bus, Gus

Posted on 2 February 2016

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Parts of Sussex can be easily explored either by bus or by foot - great, if you fancy a break from driving!  With a vast selection of cottages and apartments throughout Sussex, you will certainly be able to find something that suits!

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Sussex seafront restorations

Posted on 26 January 2016

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Several places along the Sussex coast have received funding for necessary renovation projects, including areas of Hastings and Brighton.  Come and visit our attractive coastline for yourself - we have plenty of cottages to choose from!

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January in Sussex

Posted on 15 January 2016

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Winter is an excellent time to visit Sussex and the South Downs.  The scenery at this time of year is beautiful, and there are also plenty of indoor activities you can enjoy too.

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Make like Andy and visit Worthing, West Sussex

Posted on 8 January 2016

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We always keep a look out for references to Sussex tourist towns in the news but have to say we disagree with the comments about the excitement (or lack thereof) of the seaside town of Worthing.  We love the Sussex coast and invite you to check out our cottages in this area.

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