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7 Fine Dining Experiences in Sussex

Posted on 15 February 2019

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If you love fine dining Sussex is a great place to try it. What better way to relax with your loved one, enjoy a family gathering or celebrate with a party? Brighton is the obvious place as it's so easy to reach from our holiday cottages on the South Downs, and you'll find just about every cuisine, style and price, from long-established fish restaurants to exciting new startups. But we've looked around the county for you...

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5 Must-see Exhibitions in Sussex

Posted on 5 February 2019

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The single standout Chichester's Pallant House Gallery has recently acquired a beautiful bronze by Tracey Emin that will delight and surprise you, especially if you're only familiar with Emin's rebellious Young British Artist image and her infamous unmade bed. In fact, if you've seen her drawings you'll already know Emin is a superb draftswoman. Roman Standard is a small and very realistic bird that she describes as “a symbol of hope, faith and spirituality” and a point of contemplation, and it's one of six YBA works given to the gallery last year.

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2 West Sussex rambles

Posted on 28 January 2019

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Sussex is a haven for ramblers. The keen can walk the South Downs or the Weald using one of our cosy holiday cottages as a base, while the rest of us take in small sections of this scenic landscape near our holiday cottages, or enjoy a gentle stroll by the sea. Here to start the year are two versions of one of my favourite circular walks – Chanctonbury Ring.

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4 People Behind the Places

Posted on 22 January 2019

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For me it's often these personal touches that help bring a visitor attraction to life, especially if you have to look a little deeper to find them. If you want to find out more, book your Sussex cottage now and start exploring! The people behind the stories make such a difference – and in the same vein, I'd like to mention the wonderful owners whose holiday cottages, houses and apartments we look after, and all the helpers too. They make your holidays possible!

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Where to find dinosaurs in Sussex

Posted on 18 January 2019

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Hey fossil-fans, we have our own Jurassic Park in Sussex! The coast near Hastings has been very popular with fossil-hunters for a long time – significant dinosaur bones have been found there in the past - but it's been in the news again recently. It seems that over the past four years cliff erosion between Hastings and Fairlight has revealed a huge number of very detailed dinosaur footprints from the early Cretaceous period. Some are more than half a metre long, with incredibly detailed markings of skin, scales and claws, and they're thought to be from species including ankylosaurus and iguanodon (see how those tripped off my tongue - impressive, eh?).

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Where to go running in Sussex

Posted on 8 January 2019

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Sussex hosts loads of running events, from family fun-runs to 10ks, half and full marathons (not for the faint-hearted - Three Forts Challenge or Beachy Head, anyone?) and on different terrain, from Wealden woodland to the rolling South Downs and the coast (try the 1066 Road Relay between Pevensey and Rye). If you're taking part, book your holiday cottage here to relax afterwards! Meanwhile, some Park Runs near the Sussex seaside to whet your appetite...

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5 Foodie Treats for 2019

Posted on 4 January 2019

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Celebrate Sussex produce in style – what's more, all these events are in glorious places that you'll love to visit. Our seaside and country cottages are perfectly placed to sample the best of Sussex food and drink. Tuck in!

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