Tag Archives: Sussex
- Published:December 12, 2013 2:59 pm
If you’re looking to treat yourself to a sumptuous, stylish seaside getaway within the UK then head for Sussex on the East Coast. Here you’ll find some of the UK’s finest examples of lavish, luxurious coastal comfort in the shape of high end beach houses, shabby chic beach cottages and deluxe apartments located in fashionable locals like Angmering-on-sea, Camber Sands and Rye.
Angmering On Sea
Starting with the elegant Angmering-on-sea – a small but very smart seaside resort in West Sussex that has always attracted the good, the great and the glitterati of England, especially since the turn of the century. However, it was during the war that it gained its ‘Riviera’ status for the rich revellers, with its fashionable lidos, tennis clubs and royal and famous following. Today its coastline boasts England’s grandest and most luxurious beach accommodation and you only need to visit once to understand why this beautiful spot has gained such a following. Apart from being only an hour’s drive and direct train ride from London, it has much to offer. The area is filled with interesting places to visit and sights to see. It posses beautiful countryside, including the South Downs and lovely villages, all steeped in history, the evidence of which are easy to stumble upon. Pick from prehistoric graves, Saxons sites, Roman remains, medieval monuments and even smugglers haunts for a choice of exciting family days out or romantic gateways.
On the other side of Sussex is another equally stunning but slightly more trendy resort called Camber Sands, named after what could be Britain’s best stretch of sand. For a resort beach it has a unique wild and unspoilt quality, perhaps due to its tremendous rolling dunes, wide expanse of golden sand and very eye-catching cool beach houses that are perfectly positioned along the sea front. There’s a reason why this natural beauty has attracted so many producers and directors to its shores in search of an idyllic backdrop to both films and television programmes. In the summer this place comes into its own thanks to the crowd it attracts and the great relaxed beach hangouts on offer. Also the very size of this beach makes it an ideal spot to enjoy much needed freedom, sun and games, with or without kids!
While the action heroes can choose from a roster of every type of water sport, the more chilled sunbathers can enjoy relaxing, picnicking or barbecuing because there is enough space for all. Nestling close by is Camber village filled with cool cafes, gastro pubs and restaurants generally filled with trendy Londoners who enjoy the ease of this perfect one hour away seaside fix.
Last but not least and a little further east is the ancient coastal town of Rye, a beautiful historic spot which offers days of cultural and historical activities, fun for the kids and some very tempting beach retreats. Rye promises Norman forts, Roman battle sites, ancient art, antiques even the odd museum. For the wildlife lovers there are some amazing woodlands to explore where you might even catch a glimpse of some local wild deer or boar! One things for sure… If it’s luxury mixed with some seaside chill, the choice of luxury beach cottages to rent in Sussex is sure to please the most discerning traveller.
- Published:November 28, 2012 2:27 pm
Ashdown Park Hotel is situated in East Sussex between East Grinstead and Crowborough. With an 18 hole golf course, a Country Club which houses a spa, restaurants and a wedding venue, there is not much left out. Sussex is notorious for its beauty and arresting scenery. For cyclists, there is a myriad of routes in the grounds of the hotel not to mention nearby Ashdown Forest, a cyclist’s dream. The hotel has a choice of rooms and suites and are fully equipped with everything you need. Ashdown Hotel is also dog friendly making the surrounding forests and grounds ideal for long country walks. Ashdown Forest is the inspiration for the author AA Milne, who created the famous Winnie Pooh character.
The stunning Sussex countryside is a wonderful backdrop for a wedding venue and Ashdown Hotel has it all covered. A converted chapel is an option for a wedding service or The Summer House is available, situated on a quiet lawn and with breathtaking landscapes, there will be no shortage of scenic choices to enhance wedding photographs. The hotel caters for smaller intimate weddings or the banqueting suite can seat up to 150 people for larger wedding parties. A wedding day is to be remembered for more than just the marriage and this hotel smattering the country’s favoured scenery will be a fine choice for a wedding.
Fine dining here is well known throughout the county and The Anderida Restaurant offers glorious food for discerning palettes. The restaurant has an extensive wine list and offers a meeting room for business lunches or Sunday lunch. If a more relaxed and informal atmosphere is preferred then The Fairways Lounge has a bistro style ambience where light bites are available throughout the day. Ideal for ravenous golfers ambling up from the 18th hole.