Nothing 'Fawlty' about this holiday choice

We love the south coast... and what's not to love? Good rail links, the South Downs, super seaside towns, warm weather!

Our stay at Seaford, East Sussex, last September resulted in Ted and me accompanying the maid and chauffeur free of charge on buses and trains to Brighton, Lewes and Eastbourne.

Molly & TedThe latter has been a source of much amusement in our household, with the maid frequently regaling the chauffeur with lines from a TV show I know nothing of called 'Fawlty Towers'. In this comedy show about a Torquay guest house, one visitor says: "This is the worst hotel I've ever stayed in!" to which another guest, an elderly major, retorts: "I won't have that.... there's a place in Eastbourne!"

So we all wondered if it would be a dump. But to our surprise, it was glorious, with a super seafront and plenty of space to relax in the sun. And Lewes was lovely too; a scenic train ride inland took us to an historic town with amazing old buildings blending with up-to-date facilities. The chauffeur sat with us as the maid went off to indulge her passion for Caffe Nero's hot chocolate with cream.

The Club Site at Norman's Bay, Pevensey, is five miles east of Eastbourne and is a delight for dogs, walkers and conservationists. It opened on April 1 and you'd be a fool not to visit this season.

Next time: Club members' dogs share their own favourite places to visit.

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Molly and Ted are travelling terriers - borders without borders who visit UK campsites in a motorhome. Chatty Molly offers tips for places to stay and shares some of her holiday capers.

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