This stunning region of England showcases a seductive mix of coast and countryside, rolling hills and beautiful panoramas, all of which combine perfectly making it one of the best destinations for a cottage holiday in the UK..
West Sussex and the Sussex coast unveils chalky white cliffs, secluded coves and beaches of shingle and sand. Resorts range from traditional Eastbourne to cosmopolitan Brighton. Trace the footsteps of Pooh Bear and Rudyard Kipling. Go walking, cycling or riding on the beautiful South Downs. Visit the site of the Battle of Hastings. Enjoy world-class opera at Glyndebourne. Or discover gardens created by Capability Brown.
Kent's rich scenic tapestry produces an abundance of delights. Explore the magical countryside, awash with enchanting villages and oak-beamed pubs. Discover historic treasures like Leeds Castle and Canterbury Cathedral. Walk coastal paths or browse antique shops in Tunbridge Wells. Visit the Historic Dockyard at Chatham and unearth 400 years of maritime heritage. Or go continental with a daytrip to France.
For spectacular sailing, as well as every other imaginable water activity, the Isle of Wight ticks all the boxes. Explore sixty miles of magnificent coastline, punctuated by pretty coves and golden sand bays. Walk or cycle meandering trails that crisscross the countryside, revealing picture-postcard villages and panoramic views across the island. It's a fantastic place to bring the family, with an array of award-winning attractions.
Sleepy villages, market towns and historic cities like Winchester...welcome to Hampshire. Explore the magnificent New Forest - a haven for all kinds of outdoor recreation. Walk or cycle the long distance paths weaving through the beautiful countryside. Or discover a profusion of royal and military attractions - don't miss Portsmouth's Historic Dockyard and its outstanding collection of celebrated ships, including HMS Victory.
Surrey offers a fabulous blend of treats from cream teas and cricket, to modern theatre and international racing. View vibrant floral displays at Kew Gardens. Step back in time at Hampton Court Palace. Relish non-stop thrills at Thorpe Park. Sample English wine at a local vineyard. Enjoy live music at a summer festival. Or walk to the top of Leith Hill, the region's highest point, and soak up those incredible panoramic views.
And at the end of each day, relax and unwind in your inviting South Coast of England cottage.