Picturesque garden with a fairytale castle. Venture into 700 acres of wonderful woodland and parkland. Discover the delights of the Victorian country mansion with its secrets and stories.
Set in the heart of an historic landscape, with spiral staircases, battlements and a portcullis, 14th century Bodiam Castle is one of Britain’s most picturesque and romantic ancient monuments.
Experience 700 years of history at this wonderful moated castle – once the home of Anne Boleyn. Great gardens. Always lots of activities for children.
Historic, poetic, iconic; a refuge dedicated to beauty. Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson fell in love with Sissinghurst Castle and created a world renowned garden.
Great Dixter is an historic house, once the home of Christopher Lloyd. An extraordinary and unique garden, and a place of pilgrimage for horticulturists from across the world.
Perfect English Country Garden – herbaceous borders, ha-ha, lawns, box hedges, espaliered rose walk, walled and kitchen gardens, with the Grade I listed house as a backdrop.Great terrace café serving delicious homemade lunches and teas.
Bateman’s, an old sandstone house, surrounded by gardens, farmland and rolling countryside… a place that was home to and loved by one of the greatest writers of our time…Rudyard Kipling.
Farmhouse, garden and art gallery situated in the South Downs National Park. The home of artists Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant, who were key members of the Bloomsbury group. A group tour recommended as so much to see.
For over forty years Chartwell was the home of Sir Winston Churchill. He bought the property in September 1922 and lived there until shortly before his death. A National Trust property crammed with history.
A great small responsible zoo. Animals are only half the fun; Go Wild!, Get Wet!, Go Safari!, Amazon Adventure, Mungo’s Adventure Maze and Hello Kitty Secret are also on offer.
Herstmonceux Science Cent.
Spectacular hands-on science and discovery centre among the domes and telescopes of a world famous astronomical observatory. Plenty of interactive activity.
A 17th century moated manor house, sculpted formal gardens and 200 acres of parkland that include tree lined forest paths with water pools, giant tree swings, zip wires, rope swings, wooden bridges and a maze.
Nearly 5 miles of perfect white sand. Lots of sandy shallow water, perfect for sandcastles. Wonderful sand dunes. Cafes.
A classic South Coast seaside resort. The three-mile seafront stretches from the fishing fleet at the eastern end through the hustle and bustle of the arcades and funfair rides, to the pier.
Birling Gap and Crowlink, are part of the world famous Seven Sisters chalk cliffs, one of the longest stretches of undeveloped coastline on the south coast. Walking, swimming, cafe. .
Great for walks or cycling, Bedgebury National Pinetum has the most complete collection of conifers in the world and for the more adventurous, Go Ape.
Walk or cycle part or all of the 13 mile perimeter of Bewl Reservoir plus family activities. The south side can be reached by walking or cycling from Coopers.
Atmospheric beach at low tide, remains of ancient forest, rock pools, fossils and sandy beaches. A more recent history, it was the setting for David Bowie’s iconic ‘Ashes to Ashes’ video.
One of the best-preserved medieval towns in England. Crooked half-timbered houses cobbled lanes, beach walks, ancient inns and lots of great antique shops.
Hastings Old Town
A favourite local seaside town. Slightly bohemian, and incredibly artsy, the old town comes with oodles of quirk. Its muddle of houses, shops and pubs sit tucked between two cliffs, a fifteen-minute walk east of Hastings main town.
A market town of small, specialist, independent retailers and famous for the Harvey’s Brewery, which you can visit, tour and sample their Sussex ales. Bookshops, boutiques and antique centres sit alongside plenty of restaurants, cafes, and pubs with real emphasis on local produce.
The Bell is a quirky village and gastro pub in the pretty village of Ticehurst. You can walk there from the cottage for a pint by a big log fire .
Everything you’d expect from a good country pub. Log fires, oak beams, good honest food. Great if you’re walking round Bewl. Dogs welcome. Surrounded by fields. Childrens playground.
Stylish pub with extensive terrace and bar grill. Perhaps more suited to couples than muddy dogs and children.