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Eastbourne and Beachy Head

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Our self catering cottages around Eastbourne are fantastic places to stay during your holiday. Eastbourne is known as the sunshine coast and attracts some of the best weather in Sussex. Everything is within easy reach. The lower slopes of the South Downs drop down from Beachy Head on to the magnificent promenade that stretches for almost two miles to Eastbourne’s Victorian Pier. It is a town of tradition.

Your self catering holiday cottage, house or apartment in Eastbourne can be used to access a wide variety of attractions. In the summer it is the perfect place to enjoy Airborne at Eastbourne together with the AEGON International Tennis, a tournament which attracts many of the world’s top tennis players and is immediately prior to Wimbledon.

With its sheltered setting next to Beachy Head, Eastbourne also has some of the best Blue Flag beaches along the south coast, so with its excellent sunshine record Eastbourne makes for a wonderful cottage holiday. The Sovereign Harbour Marina is one of the premier marinas in the south-east of England and it features many exclusive holiday lets that overlook the prestigious yachts that are moored here.

Beachy Head is a magnificent backdrop, with its dramatic chalk cliffs and gently undulating downs, it is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It marks the start of the 100 mile South Downs Way, and is the beginning of any walking holiday with this fantastic long distance path stretching ahead and many self catering holiday cottages along the South Downs to enjoy along the way.

From Beachy Head there are breathtaking views over the English Channel and down to Eastbourne. The white cliffs would not be complete without mention of the Beachy Head Lighthouse, one of the most recognisable sites in the whole of England. A short distance further west is the Belle Toute Lighthouse an impressive sight on the top of the chalk cliffs and made famous by the BBC who used it for the filming of Fay Weldon’s ‘Life and Loves of a She-Devil’.

It looks down on the small community at Birling Gap which sadly is gradually disappearing through cliff erosion. Many rural holiday cottages can be found just inland with Sussex flint cottages at East Dean, a small village that nestles in one of the many picturesque valleys along this area of Sussex downland. All the self catering cottages near Beachy Head have stunning views and walking and cycling right from the front door. There are many historic sites, pretty villages and good pubs and restaurants nearby.

Heading west from Birling Gap the chalk cliffs rise towards the famous Seven Sisters, one of the most photographed views in England, before reaching the river estuary at Cuckmere Haven. Here the ox-bow lakes within the river are perfect for canoeing and kayaking activity.

Many wonderful rural self catering cottages can be found in the Eastbourne district, perfect for exploring the eastern end of the South Downs National Park. Many rural cottages are also well placed for you to journey inland and visit the many Sussex villages and tourist attractions within the Sussex Weald.

There are also many lovely rural self catering cottages to the east of Eastbourne. Pevensey and Pevensey Castle are on the edge of the Pevensey Levels, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and important for its birdlife and wildlife. The Levels are bordered to the north by the small town of Hailsham where we offer holiday lets that have been sympathetically constructed with the well being of this sensitive environment in mind. There are also self catering cottages near to the magnificent castle at Herstmonceux as well as the Observatory Science Centre close to Hailsham.

Our self catering holiday cottages in the Eastbourne and Beachy Head area offer a perfect balance for those wanting the lovely beaches and for those looking to enjoy the beautiful countryside and breathtaking clifftop views. There is enough here to keep you occupied. Come and enjoy a relaxing holiday but also with plenty of things to do. Amberley House Cottage Holidays can help you to enjoy your relaxing holiday in the Eastbourne and Beachy Head Area.


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