Award-winning beaches at Broadstairs, Kent Coast

Award-winning beaches at Broadstairs, Kent Coast

The South East encompasses some of England's best known attractions including the beautiful White Cliffs of Dover in Kent, The New Forest National Park, the ancient Cities of Winchester and Canterbury plus 1066 country where the famous Battle of Hastings took place.

Add to that a fair sprinkling of historic castles, family friendly theme parks and miles of glorious beaches and you have the ideal base for a holiday or short break. The South East also includes in the international airport at Gatwick, the cruise liner port of Southampton and one of Europe's largest ferry ports, Dover. Kent is also home to two of the UK's Eurostar terminals, Dartford and Ashford.

New Forest Ponies, Hampshire

New Forest Ponies, Hampshire

Ideal for family seaside holidays, the coast is also home to many Blue Flag Beaches including at Bognor, Littlehampton and Broadstairs. There are three on the Isle of Wight alone making it particularly suitable for a seaside break. Brighton has long been the destination for a weekend away for all ages and is home to a thriving nightlife, boutique shopping areas and extensive beaches.

Enjoy great walks on the High Weald in Kent or on the South Downs in Sussex and there are miles of coastal walks and cycle trails to also enjoy in the South East.

Where to stay

Whether it's a hotel near Gatwick Airport, a boutique B&B in Brighton or a family friendly holiday cottage in the New Forest, search our website and book your perfect accommodation in the South East today.

The Royal Pavilion Brighton - Brighton on View

The Royal Pavilion Brighton - Brighton on View

The Surrey and Kent countryside in particular is home to a number of luxury hotels ideal for a romantic break, or to really get away from it all, stylish New Forest holiday lodges with hot tubs and scenic surroundings are also easy to find.

With so many great country and coastal walks to enjoy wouldn't want to leave the family dog behind and pet friendly New Forest accommodation or perhaps a dog friendly cottage near The South Downs are perfect for a holiday the whole family can enjoy.

Accommodation in Ashford

  • Ashford   (4.9 miles from the centre of Ashford)
     
     
    Romantic Kent holiday cottage with contemporary double bedroom, log burner stove, sofa bed, laundry facilities, garden & Wi-Fi service. Short breaks. One pet welcome.
     
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  • Canterbury   (7.8 miles from the centre of Ashford)
    Prices from
    £75
    Per double room per night (2 sharing)
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    A beautiful Kent Downs farmhouse in the Duckpit Valley dating from the medieval era with double and family en-suite rooms. Just 15 minutes' drive south of Canterbury. Pet friendly.
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  • Hastingleigh   (5.9 miles from the centre of Ashford)
    Sleeps 18
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    £1,000
    Per week (seasonal), sleeps 18
     
    Wonderful family friendly accommodation in Hastingleigh with games room, play area & 8 bedrooms. 6 bath/ shower rooms, parking, Wi-Fi service. Pet friendly by arrangement.
     
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