Top 10 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In East Sussex, England - Updated 2024

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Located at the southeastern coast of England lies the county of East Sussex. It is known for being home to some of England’s most beautiful seaside resorts, beaches, and coastal landscapes. In addition to these, it has several places worth visiting, a warm climate, and a rich historical background that makes it a place frequented by vacationers and history buffs alike. Explore the antique stores in The Lanes in Brighton, watch an opera performance at the historic Glyndebourne in Lewes, or scroll through Beachy Head. Take a tour of the vibrant coastal towns and get to know the friendly locals, or indulge yourself in the county’s unique gastronomy. There is a myriad of places to be and things to do when you visit the area, which is why looking for a place to stay is very important. For your convenience, read on to discover our curated list of the top Airbnb vacation rentals in East Sussex, England.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on February 09, 2024.

1. Deluxe seaside flat (from USD 135)

Wake up to gorgeous sea views and the sound of the waves crashing against the shore on your visit to East Sussex. This gorgeous Victorian townhouse is a well-furnished one-bedroom apartment that is perfect for family vacations. The roomy bedroom is fitted with a double bed, a sofa bed, and a crib. The apartment also comes with a shiny bathroom and spacious living/dining space. It also has its very own lush private garden filled with roses and other greeneries that provide a relaxing sight.

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Hastings, England, United Kingdom
8.48 km (5.3 mi) from Battle Abbey
528 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
fabulous apartment with stunning views
beautiful seaview apartment with lovely details
stunning apartment lovely view to the sea
lovely well equipped comfortable apartment with stunning views of the sea
very stylish apartment with amazing view
very clean and stylish flat
comfy clean and quiet
beautiful veiw nice clean rooms comfy bed and a very modern bathroom
very clean and stylish good value for money
very spacious and clean
toby was an amazing host
toby is a very helpful responsive host
amazing apartment and fantastic host who responded very quickly to every question
toby is very quick at getting back to you and very helpful
lovely location and great service from hosts would stay again xx
fantastic location and beautiful apartment
funky flat in a fantastic location
loving the rose garden and the park
great place to stay lots of restaurants near by and good italian 2mins away
lovely place near some interesting areas of hastings
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2. Family-friendly cottage with a private pool (from USD 172)

This lavish holiday home is committed to being a “self-catering” cottage for its guests as it comes complete with all the amenities that promise a hassle-free stay. Badgers Den is located in the countryside, near Hastings, and it comes with a swimming pool, a hot tub, and a steam room. It also comes with a private garden, a sunbathing deck, and a barbecue area. The cottage is composed of two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and an open-plan kitchen, dining, and living area. This is one of the best rentals where you can experience a fantastic English country adventure.

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East Sussex, United Kingdom
10.82 km (6.8 mi) from Battle Abbey
236 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cottage 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the hot tub and swimming pools are really cool too
cottage was fantastic we loved the swimming pool
a beautiful setting with beautiful walks and a hot tub and swimming pool to relax in after
the pool was brilliant the grounds stunning and so well cared for
lovely welcome with fresh flowers and cake and biscuits and great facilities
the space was absolutely clean and comfortable
badgers den is a beautiful place spotlessly clean with lots of special touches set in immaculately kept gardens
this is a great cottage very clean and comfortable
the cottage is exceptionally clean decorated to a great taste and very comfortable
we stayed in badger cottage and it was immaculately clean and very well presented
hosts great too
christ was a great host and the facilities were exactly as expected
amazing hosts definitely recommend :)
great stay lovely hosts too
loved this place lovely hosts and setting
the location is very quiet and peaceful
great location for walking and a very beautiful area
the surrounding countryside offers picturesque walks
this place is situated in such an amazing place
beautiful grounds & accommodation in a quiet location
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3. Elegant retreat with outdoor tub (from USD 170)

If you are looking for the perfect honeymoon getaway in the magnificent East Sussex, then this accommodation might be the one for you. Guests are welcome to make use of the heated indoor swimming pool and outdoor tub while they enjoy the outstanding view of the sea and the surrounding natural beauty of the countryside. They are also free to stroll around the garden, cook up some barbecue, and rest on the sunbed. The property is near vibrant towns, villages, and other notable tourist attractions for guests who wish to explore the surrounding area.

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Icklesham, England, United Kingdom
11.83 km (7.4 mi) from Battle Abbey
185 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cottage 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
extremely peaceful location and the cottage was cosy and comfortable and the view from the lounge was lovely
the pools are lovely and kept at a reasonable temperature all year round
the cottage was amazing used the indoor pool and was great
relaxing homely with a very well equipped kitchen and super pool (that was lovely and warm)
the pool and hot tub were clean and an evening sunset view to enjoy
very well organised very clean excellent communication
warm welcome lovely and clean
the property itself was spotlessly clean and had everything we needed and more
the kitchen facilities are small but everything you could need is available clean and modern
accommodation feels very safe in current times and is kept very clean
you were the perfect hosts
peter was very helpful and made us feel at home
the hosts are lovely and very approachable
wonderful place and hosts
peter was a thoughtful and welcoming host
beautiful location and a lovely cabin to stay in
a great place for a romantic break away
perfect for a quiet break away
great location for discovering some of the beautiful villages and countryside of east sussex
amazing location and amazing host
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4. Lovely lakeside home for four

This self-contained two-story cabin is situated on the edge of a lake in the middle of a working farm in Sussex, ensuring guests complete privacy and a quality staycation. The cabin’s ground floor consists of an open-plan layout with a living area, a dining area, and a well-furnished kitchen. Upstairs is where the bedroom and spacious storage area are located. Additionally, the upstairs bedroom is fitted with a double bed and an extra single bed. There is also a sofa bed on the ground floor that serves as an extra sleeping area. The outdoor deck comes with furniture to complement barbecue picnics.

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North Chailey, England, United Kingdom
38.74 km (24.1 mi) from Battle Abbey
114 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
comfy beds great view of the lake and surrounding fields
clean cozy quiet location very nice furnishings and attention to details
it had everything we needed and was spotlessly clean
beautifully clean and tidy with a special little treat for us when we arrived
james was so helpful and hospitable
beautiful house and great hosts
james was really nice and helpful responding almost instantly to every question we had
the perfect retreat james could not have been more helpful and we hope to visit again
an ideal place to come to get away from everything and want privacy
this place is an ideal relaxing getaway
lovely location and host- rural and quiet
great accommodation and fantastic location
nice place to get away for a weekend
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5. Private farmhouse with a beautiful view (from USD 146)

Situated on the grounds of a 1664 traditional Sussex farmhouse, The Lodge emanates that serene Alpine experience. It is composed of an open-plan design and a gorgeous interior finish that complements the picturesque, far-reaching views of the secluded gardens and sea coast. The farmhouse also comes with a queen-sized bed that is perfect for honeymooners or solo travelers. Additionally, guests are free to enjoy the private tennis court that can be found within the property.

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Heathfield, England, United Kingdom
7.06 km (4.4 mi) from Battle Abbey
342 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Farm stay 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
loads to watch on the smart tv with netflix and amazon already logged in
the extra large bed was extremely comfortable with a nice view
the added wifi with the fire stick made evenings very enjoyable as well as relaxing
the bed was unbelievably comfortable and nothing was too much to ask
sparkling clean and sweet personal touches
the property was very clean and stylish
the lodge was immaculately clean stylish and had everything we needed
loved the lodge- it was cosy clean and tastefully decorated
it is not only immaculately clean but every detail is considered and the decor is beautiful
sally was a lovely host and always ready to help out with any questions
sally is a great host
was really happy with the hosts’ hospitality which made it extra special
sally and gavin were the perfect hosts and showed us what we needed
our hosts were friendly and there when you needed them
what a beautiful and stunning lodge a fantastic location for a secluded trip away
first of all the location is stunning and beautiful surrounding
the location is lovely and the grounds of the house are stunning too
there are great countryside walks on your doorstep as well as a tennis court
very clean and good location for day trips to beach or countryside walks
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6. Spacious barn for two (from USD 165)

Enjoy a unique rustic experience with a touch of luxury when you book a stay in this spacious barn. The rental is located in the countryside and near many famous houses and gardens, such as Sissinghurst Castle, Great Dixter, and South Downs, to name a few. It is also close to the village of Wadhurst where guests can find whatever they need from their supermarkets, deli, pubs, and takeaways. The barn itself is an open-plan space that is ornamented with furniture collected from various places. It comes with a well-equipped kitchen, a king-sized bed, two large sofas, and bath amenities. The owners provide a basket of farm fresh eggs, homemade bread, coffee, and tea as a welcome treat to their guests.

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Wadhurst, England, United Kingdom
16.99 km (10.6 mi) from Battle Abbey
458 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible
Entire place 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
lovely views light and airy open space to stay with very comfy bed and stylish and comfortable furniture
such a gorgeous space with a big log burner and lots of cozy cushions and sheepskins and sofas
much the same as our last visit we found the bed amazingly comfortable
the views were beautiful and the apartment was really cosy perfect to relax in the evening
the touches made it extra special such as the home made breakfast flowers quality bed linen lighting
very clean comfortable and a real pleasure to relax in
tidy clean great touches and awesome hospitality
beautiful relaxing clean spacious and personal touches that give this place an easy 5/5 stars
the place is super cozy and clean
alli was so helpful and the whole place is stylish immaculately clean well equipped and peaceful
alli was a great host dropping off home made bread
alli is a great host
alli was a fantastic host
alli really was the perfect host
alli was a great host and very attentive
great location for a trip from london
beautiful surrounding countryside for walks and hikes
the location is amazing so quiet & peaceful
situated in a stunning location with gorgeous views over the rolling countryside
the surrounding area is worth exploring and it’s a short distance to get to some great places
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7. Tranquil cottage for nature-seekers (from USD 208)

Granary is a charming one-bedroom cottage that is set in the middle of the tranquil Coes Estate. As you enter the premises, you can take in the soothing ambiance of the lush greeneries surrounding you. Guests are free to explore the vineyard, Italian garden, ornamental ponds, lake, and surrounding woodland. The property also serves as a great home base for visitors who enjoy cycling and going on local rambles. The cottage comes with a queen-size bed, a polished bathroom, and a well-equipped kitchen.

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Rotherfield, England, United Kingdom
22.89 km (14.3 mi) from Battle Abbey
228 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cottage 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
v super king bed and spa bath
extremely comfortable and well stocked for all of your needs
the property itself is so clean very comfortable and fully equipped
martin was a great host too
great host in amazing scenery
martin was very accommodating and welcoming
the grounds are gorgeous and martin the host was friendly and helpful
fantastic hosts who looked after our every need from booking until checkout
would highly recommend as a place to get away from it all
there is nothing negative to say about this place
an amazing place to stay
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8. Charming countryside love nest

Rejuvenate your soul when you book a stay at this tranquil countryside retreat away from the hustle and bustle of the city. It is a one-bedroom cottage that can accommodate up to two guests. The cottage comes with its own private patio and full access to the property’s extensive gardens. It is made up of a fully equipped kitchen, a cozy bedroom, and a roomy living area. It also has a smart TV and a selection of books and board games to keep its guests entertained.

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East Sussex, England, United Kingdom
4.5 km (2.8 mi) from Battle Abbey
155 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire cottage 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bed is warm and comfortable and the views were stunning
the cottage was so spacious peaceful and very comfortable
a lovely cottage very comfortable
clean and much more spacious than it looks on the photos
alastair's place is comfortable clean and homely in a lovely countryside setting
host communicated quickly and helpfully
alastair was a brilliant host and came straight back to us on any requests or communications
alastair was a great host very welcoming and really helpful
or stay was lovely alastair was a great host
a rural retreat with fantastic facilities and surroundings and a great host
great location lovely gardens so quiet
great location with ease of reach to the sea and countryside
perfect place for a relaxing countryside retreat
we recommend this place to others
it is within 10 minutes of bexhill seafront and many other local places of interest
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9. Serene haven by the lake (from USD 162)

Experience a relaxing stay on the woodlands of East Sussex near a fishing lake. This rustic cabin is fitted with a handmade log bed, a walk-in shower, and a log burner. Settle by the log burner during the winter season or sit outside on the spacious deck during summer. It is perfect for romantic weekends, forest adventures, and fishing trips any day of the year. Enjoy the view of the calm lake through the windows and watch the native wildlife that can be seen all around.

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East Hoathly, England, United Kingdom
23.65 km (14.7 mi) from Battle Abbey
447 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bed was amazingly comfy and the kitchen was very well stocked
wifi dips in and out but found that quite refreshing i highly recommend this great little place
the heater keeps it super toasty too
bed was super comfy and the lake is beautiful to wake up to each morning with a coffee
the log burner adds a traditional warm feel & the hand made bed is extremely comfortable
clean and well equipt
thoroughly clean and safe
impeccably clean and easy check in
clean welcoming comfortable and cosy
really clean and everything you need for comfortable stay
host was extremely helpful
very nice hosts too
owners were fantastic in answering any questions we had
juliette is a great host and as sways quick to reply to any questions
juliette is a wonderful host
what an amazing location for a weekend get away
amazing a must to visit location
we visited the llama park nearby and enjoyed a walk in ashdown forest
what a fantastic place in an ideal location for visiting the local area
the location is something else - so beautiful
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10. Self-contained two-bedroom cottage (from USD 155)

This snug cottage set in the East Sussex countryside can accommodate up to four guests. It is self-contained wherein everything you need for a short stay is available in the rental. The cottage comes with a commodious living room, two comfortable bedrooms, a bathroom, a patio, and a private garden. The master bedroom is furnished with a king-size bed, a storage area, and a full-length mirror. The second bedroom is fitted with two single beds that can be joined together to create a larger sleeping area. The cabin’s hall leading to the bedrooms and bathroom is equipped with wardrobes that serve as extra hanging space.

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East Sussex, England, United Kingdom
29.99 km (18.7 mi) from Battle Abbey
112 reviews   Wifi Available
Farm stay 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the cottage is beautiful spacious and comfortable
the cottage is spacious and very comfortable
nice outside space comfy beds/sofa and good shower easy to find and check in- would come again
the cottage has character & is comfortable roomy & clean
the cottage itself is huge loads of room and great crawling territory for our little girl
a super clean place and extremely spacious
all very clean and comfy
lovel clean and convenient venue
sparkling clean comfy cosy and safe
the house was very clean lots of privacy
charlie was a great host
the owner was very nice and helpful
friendly host with great local tips
lovely touch from the host to bring us bread and eggs in the morning
charlie and ashley were lovely hosts
great place quiet location ideal for our work trip
well what an outstanding property and location
there's a great farmshop within walking distance as well
really nice cottage in a great location for exploring the area
the location is quiet but within easy reach of amenities
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Get to know one of England's gems

Known for having England’s most beautiful seaside resorts and coastal landscapes, East Sussex should be one of your must-see areas if you’re coming to the country. We’ve curated a list of accommodation options that are available in the area, so don’t forget to refer back to our list of the top Airbnb vacation rentals in East Sussex, England.

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