Discover a selection of 2,000 vacation rentals in East Sussex, GB that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including WiFi and parking. Prices start at $93 per night, and houses and cottages are popular options for a stay in East Sussex. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

A county escape in East Sussex

An abundance of green fields, hedgerows, rustic farms and half-timbered buildings in towns that ooze medieval history from every pore, make East Sussex easy to love. Its beaches – from blustery Camber to cliff-backed Seaford – are just a couple of hours' train ride from the big city, making it a weekend playground for London-dwellers during the summer. Then come the enchanting towns – Rye, with its Tudor frontispieces and cozy pubs, buzzing Brighton, and its vintage shops and student bars. And for adventurers? East Sussex vacation rentals also pepper the boundaries of the handsome High Weald and the South Downs National Park.

Things to do

Battling through East Sussex's sights

East Sussex has some of the most enthralling historical sites in southern England. Hastings is the place to go to follow in the footsteps of William the Conqueror – the one-time king who did battle here back in 1066. Be sure to visit ruined Hastings Castle while you're there. The nearby town of Battle has the spot of that great Anglo-Norman showdown marked by a beautiful – also semi-ruined – Benedictine abbey. For even more culture, head for Brighton and Hove. The Mughal-esque Royal Pavilion might draw the eye, but the Brighton Museum and Art Gallery is where the rich art collections await.

Activities

Going countryside in East Sussex

If you're the sort who dreams of snuggling up in a cozy cottage surrounded by an English rose garden, East Sussex vacation rentals could just be the perfect pick. These stays, away from London's hustle and surrounded by the rolling South Downs and green High Weald, promise a taste of quaint, countryside England. Morning walks over wooded dales and farmers' markets in medieval towns are all part of the East Sussex package. So, too, are horse-riding excursions and scenic drives.

Weather

England's summer days in East Sussex

It's hardly a surprise that East Sussex, with its beaches and leafy backcountry, is most popular with travelers during the English summer. That season lasts from late May to August in this southern corner of the country. It's not always dry, but there's much less chance of rain at this time of year, and the temperatures tend to linger in the high 60s and low 70s. Spring, in April and May, is also usually warm and sunny, while fall, in September and October, promises fewer crowds on the beaches and in the nature parks.

Natural features

Quaint country and soaring cliffs in East Sussex

A national park and a vast area of outstanding natural beauty combine to make East Sussex a truly handsome cut-out of south-east England. Start in the South Downs National Park, which is famed for the glimmering chalk cliffs of the Seven Sisters and Beachy Head. There, the headland soars more than 500 feet above the lighthouse that stands watch in the English Channel. Further north is the High Weald AONB, a patchwork of primeval woodland and green valleys, where farms and rivers weave around the very edges of London.

How to get there

How to get to and around East Sussex

If you prefer to travel by train, Wadhurst Stonegate Station, Uckfield Buxted Station and Uckfield Station are the main stations that serve the city.

What are the top vacation rentals in East Sussex?

Elegant condos, unique treehouses and rustic cottages — everyone's ideal getaway is different. Whatever your tastes, you're sure to find something that makes your heart skip a beat among these top vacation rentals in East Sussex:

  • "Modern 2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom Family Friendly Apartment With Sea Views And Balcony": This East Sussex property comes with 2 bedrooms and is rated highly among visitors. Amenities such as spa and beauty services and shopping help make your stay an enjoyable one.
  • "Character Country Retreat With No Contact Check In": Located in Rother District, this sought-after getaway has 1 bedroom and lots of handy amenities. A stovetop and a nearby bay are among them.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect East Sussex vacation rental for you.

What are the best tiny house vacation rentals in East Sussex?

For a unique kind of experience, book one of Vrbo's tiny house rentals in East Sussex. We'll warn you though — after you've lived the tiny house life, the urge to move into one of these mini digs will be tough to resist!

  • Get set for a simpler way of living at "Pass The Keys | Whitstable Tiny House". Amenities at this hideaway in Canterbury include towels, a hair dryer and more.
  • "Canal - Side Architect - Designed Tiny House" in South West England is another good pick. A nearby waterfront and a dishwasher will make your stay here more comfortable.

Can I find log cabins to rent in East Sussex?

We've got an excellent selection of log cabins in East Sussex. Whether you're seeking a rustic log cabin or something a little fancier, these retreats are designed to get you close to Mother Nature. Here are a couple of top options to consider:

  • "Sunny Log Cabin Set In Beautiful Peaceful Garden. 10mins Walk To Town And Beach" in Hastings proves you don't need to sleep in a tent to immerse yourself in nature. Ditch camping for this cabin's comforts, such as a kitchen and spa and beauty services.
  • Find your inner Davy Crockett at "Luxury Log Cabin With Wood Fired Hot Tub". This log cabin in Bexhill-on-Sea will put you right in the outdoors while offering amenities such as a barbecue grill and off-street parking options.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in East Sussex?

If you're craving a break from the daily grind, Vrbo's got the answer. Return home on cloud nine after a weekend getaway in East Sussex at one of these vacation rentals:

  • "Beautifully Recently Renovated Country Cottage": This rental in Heathfield makes for a divine weekend getaway. Spend time exploring nearby attractions like Hastings Museum and Art Gallery and Warrior Square Gardens, then slow down and kick back in your comfy digs. Towels and off-street parking options are some amenities here.
  • "Spacious And Comfortable Cottage": With conveniences including a TV and heating, we promise you'll feel right at home at this Herstmonceux getaway. Adventurous types will love checking out the local sights, such as Long Man of Wilmington and Beachy Head.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in East Sussex?

Easy to keep clean and tidy and with everything you need at your fingertips, studio apartments are an excellent choice if you're traveling alone or with a partner. If you're after somewhere small and comfortable to call home while you're away, consider these studio apartments for rent in East Sussex:

  • "Character Country Retreat With No Contact Check In" in Rother District puts you close to some of the area's best cultural attractions, including Blackhorse Quarry and Phoenix Arts Centre. Winery tours and an iron and ironing board are a couple of the amenities you'll have access to here.
  • Alternatively, unpack your bags at "Spacious And Comfortable Cottage" which offers WiFi, a hair dryer and more. Located in Herstmonceux, sights like Towner Art Gallery and Assembly Hall Theater will appeal to your inner culture buff.

Can I find short term rentals in East Sussex?

Yes, so you can forget about checking in to a dull hotel or paying to sleep in someone's spare room. Pick one of our short-term rentals in East Sussex and enjoy the comforts of a place that's all your own. Here are two options to tempt you:

  • You'll be close to central Heathfield when you stay at "Beautifully Recently Renovated Country Cottage". Make the most of your whirlwind escape by checking out the attractions around you, beginning with Herstmonceux Castle and Blackstock Farm.
  • Explore the best Herstmonceux has to offer from "Spacious And Comfortable Cottage". If you settle into this vacation rental, Pevensey Castle and Blackstock Farm are sights to add to your must-do list.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in East Sussex?

A romantic weekend getaway in East Sussex is a surefire way to rekindle the passion. Light some candles, take your partner by the hand and get set to send sparks flying at one of these retreats:

  • Catch up on cuddles and quality time at "Modern 2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom Family Friendly Apartment With Sea Views And Balcony" in East Sussex. Beauty services and a nearby bay are some of the nice touches on offer here.
  • Another alluring option is "Character Country Retreat With No Contact Check In" in Rother District. Enjoy perks here including a nearby bay and winery tours, as well as each other's company.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in East Sussex?

If you're planning that special trip away, don't go by yourself; bring the whole crew along. You'll have more fun sharing the experience with the people you love. These vacation rentals in East Sussex are perfect for larger groups:

  • "Our Charming And Comfortable Old Manor House Sleeps Up To 20": With 9 bedrooms, this large vacation rental in Chiddingly has more than enough room for you and the whole gang. Amenities like a swimming pool and a garden will keep everyone happy.
  • "Merrieweathers' With Pool, Pub And Tennis Court": This retreat in Mayfield has 7 bedrooms, so don't worry about leaving anyone off your invite list. A swimming pool and a chef are some of its many highlights.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in East Sussex?

In East Sussex, there's no shortage of house rentals where every day can be a pool day. Having a splashing good time will be your highest priority at one of these top-notch properties:

  • The pool at "Our Charming And Comfortable Old Manor House Sleeps Up To 20" is guaranteed to add another layer of fun to your getaway. Located in Chiddingly, this rental home also comes with free toiletries and books.
  • "Stunning Renovated Oast House" in Mayfield is another top pick. There's a lot to love about this place besides its pool, such as a TV and a barbecue grill.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in East Sussex?

At Vrbo, we have properties that are big enough to fit your entire family tree. And if you'd prefer not to invite a certain aunt or uncle, just stretch out and enjoy the extra space! Check out these large family vacation rentals in East Sussex:

  • For style, size and function, it's hard to go past "Our Charming And Comfortable Old Manor House Sleeps Up To 20". Situated in Chiddingly, this retreat features 9 bedrooms and convenient amenities like a DVD player and a barbecue grill. It comfortably sleeps up to 20 people.
  • Another terrific option is "Stunning Renovated Oast House". Situated in Mayfield, this escape boasts 4 bedrooms and great amenities including a video library and a stereo. It can fit up to 8 people.

Eager for some entertainment? There are tons of family-friendly attractions in East Sussex to visit, like Eastbourne Pier and Blue Reef Aquarium. Drusillas Park is also a hit with visiting families.

Explore destinations around East Sussex

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