{"LocationDetails":{"Id":593,"Name":"Sussex","Description":"\u003ch1\u003eOur guide to\u0026nbsp;Sussex holiday cottages\u003c/h1\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eKnown as the lungs of the South East, South Downs National Park is a sweeping curve of green countryside between London and the south coast \u0026ndash; and it\u0026rsquo;s peppered with sleepy villages and unspoilt landscapes to rival even the most famous of national parks.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eMake your way along this stretch of coast and you\u0026rsquo;ll see the white chalk of the Seven Sisters cliffs miles before you reach them, and the aptly-named Seven Sisters Country Park is the place to be when it comes to cycling, wandering and canoeing., and it\u0026rsquo;s a popular spot to take in views across one of Britain\u0026rsquo;s finest stretches of coastline.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","Alias":"sussex","MainImageLocation":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/emily.judge/2018/11/Sussex.jpg/carousel.jpg","PointOfInterests":[{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The South Downs Way","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThe South Downs Way national trail is an impressive 100 miles long, and if you want to truly get away from it all and experience coastal views as you go then walk this way. 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Listed as No. 1 in \u0026ldquo;Britain and Ireland\u0026rsquo;s Best Pub Gardens\u0026rdquo; by the Sunday Times it\u0026rsquo;s definitely worth a drive, and in spite of its popularity it\u0026rsquo;s retained its charmingly intimate atmosphere.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eSitting at one of the wooden tables, surrounded by plum and apple trees and listening to the laughter of the elderly farmers having their pint of Sussex bitter, you know that this is what great holiday memories are made of. The menu is top class and as the menu includes locally sourced ingredients you can be sure that everything you\u0026rsquo;re being served originates from local producers.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe Ram Inn can easily serve as your starting point or destination for one of the various walks across the scenic countryside around Firle and on more nippy days the snug dining rooms are waiting to welcome you to make yourself comfortable. 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Don\u0026rsquo;t forget to swing by the Garden Shop if you fancy talking some of those quality perennials with you.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eParham House also hosts an atmospheric restaurant, located in the former Tudor kitchen, now called the Big Kitchen, which offers a range of coffees, light lunches and afternoon teas and there are special events taking place throughout the summer \u0026ndash; the Garden Weekend in July, the Grow Your Own Festival in August and the Autumn Foraging \u0026amp; Estate Life Day in September \u0026ndash; so everything\u0026rsquo;s set for an unforgettable day out. 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