Sussex offers plenty of great things to do, whether you are having a holiday with your family or a short break with friends – something for everyone. A plus point in our view is how fabulously easy it is to get to from London, train travel just takes the strain – plus maybe, a little something from the buffet for the journey? Gaze out the window and watch the countryside come into view. Even by car, you’re really not going to have much of a journey at all.
So, once there. The beach is always a firm favourite, stunning Camber Sands, stretching mile after mile, well worth walking along to blow the cobwebs away, smell the salty air and maybe dip your toes in the water for a paddle. If Fido is with you, he will approve of this outing.
One of the few beaches in Sussex to be sandy, it doesn’t even get too crowded in the summer which is a bonus. There’s windsurfing and kite-surfing here and the sporty among you can book in for lessons – not surprisingly a windbreak might be handy if you’re planning on spending the day at the beach!
Around Rye, it’s definitely 1066 country, you can bring your suit of armour with you, but the locals are pretty friendly now. You get the benefits without the war games! Rye is especially attractive, and we’d recommend you visit. It’s a charming mediaeval town with cobbled streets, (is this where the infamous Hovis advert was filmed we ask ourselves), delightful buildings full of character. This is no bland high street, its full of independent shops contained within historic buildings – quaint tea shops just must be visited! Regular markets take place and these are especially attractive in the run up to Christmas.
Rye has an enchanting harbour, with an active fishing fleet, which might be an ideal place to stock up on delicious freshly landed fish for a tasty supper for your group. Alternatively, Rye has quite a yachting fraternity, so you might want to get on your sailing shoes or even hire the equipment for some windsurfing lessons at Rye Watersports. For the nature lovers among you, the area around the harbour is of special interest and is one of the most important conservation areas in Britain. The walks through the nature reserve are wonderful and you will see some amazing wildlife too.
Great Dixter House & Garden near Rye is a horticultural gem and a wonderful place to visit if you love colour, design and style. The garden was the life-long creation of the late Christopher Lloyd (famous gardener & writer) and will surely inspire any gardener, even if it’s just the window boxes outside your flat! The gardens were laid out Lutyens style, but the planting is unique in its style and is rigorously adhered to by the charitable trust that now runs it. It has a world-wide reputation for excellence and to be in Sussex and not drop by would seem a pity.
If this sounds a place you’d be packing your bags and heading towards, you might want to grab your friends and hire our house in Sussex, spend a few days exploring and enjoy each others company.