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Ansitz Fonteklaus
Laion, Italy

Traditional style, stunning views, picturesque setting

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Carrygerry Country House

Comfortable, cosy rooms, warm hospitality

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Casci Hotel
Florence, Italy

Unpretentious, peaceful rooms, great location

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Villa le Barone
Chianti, Italy

Peaceful gardens, panoramic views, prompt and efficient service

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Cedar Manor
Windermere, England

Friendly staff, welcoming and relaxed feel

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The Tommyfield
London, England

Trendy, rustic-modern pub-with-rooms

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In East Sussex, our selection of places to stay includes Jeake's House, one of our favourites, on the coast at Rye. The same family has lived here since 1485. The county is well known for the magnificent cliffs at Beachy Head and for its castles – for example, Bodiam and Lewes. The last invaders of Britain, the Normans, passed through the county in 1066, but then the area was part of one large county, Sussex, divided into the eastern and western rapes – an Anglo Saxon term meaning district. The county town is Lewes, a useful starting point for walks along the South Downs. And of course its main seaside settlement is Brighton, with the extraordinary Mogul-style Royal Pavilion – and pier.

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Artist Residence Brighton

33 Regency Square, Brighton BN1 2GG, East Sussex, England, 01273 324 302
Trendy townhouse hotel with sea views

Griffin Inn

Fletching, near Uckfield, East Sussex TN22 3SS, England, 01825 722 890
Thriving village pub with great food

Jeake's House

Mermaid Street, Rye TN31 7ET, East Sussex, England, 01797 222 828
In the guide almost since the start

Old Whyly

East Hoathly, East Sussex BN8 6EL, England, 01825 840216
Charming, upmarket guest house near Glyndbourne

Strand House

Taynards Lane, Winchelsea, Nr Rye, East Sussex TN36 4JT, England, 01797 226 276
A home from home
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Frazione Santa Cristina 22, 06024 Gubbio, Umbria, Italy, +39 075 920317
Relaxing retreat in scenic setting