Seagull Cottage is all about the location. Sitting on Pagham's tranquil RSPB Nature Reserve, overlooking its harbour and lagoon, this delightful holiday home is just perfect for families and also couples (one or two), especially those who appreciate tranquility, bird watching and being close to the sea. The beach is a short stroll away and guests have a family size hot tub in the garden for sitting back and soaking up the magical atmosphere. A quiet piece of coastline in West Sussex (and one of the sunniest in the country!) with plenty of attractions close by for day trips out including Chichester Harbour.
These attractive beautifully furnished holiday lodges provide the perfect retreat for those looking for a golfing holiday or a relaxing break. They overlook the golf course of Cottesmore Country Club and benefit from the use of the health club. Enjoy a break in the glorious countryside of West Sussex. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
Offering 4 Star self-catering, this well presented comfy cottage nestles amongst the Sussex countryside of the South Downs National Park and offers excellent walking straight from the front door. The coastline is within easy reach with vibrant Brighton with its great shopping, beach and splendid pier just eight miles away. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold
Sitting in the South Downs National Park in West Sussex, this stylish comfy Four Star holiday home is ideal for walkers and those who want to explore the areas many attractions including cosmopolitan Brighton which is just over eight miles away. Lovely countryside walks from the front door and the coast within easy reach. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold
Orchard Cottage nestles amongst the South Downs National Park in West Sussex, and is a family and walkers friendly holiday home with lovely country walks from the front door. There are lots of attractions within easy reach including cosmopolitan Brighton with The Lanes for shopping, superb restaurants, beach and its bustling seaside vibe night and day. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
A traditional comfy holiday cottage ideally placed in the West Sussex village of Singleton, just a mile from Goodwood and six miles from the cathedral city of Chichester. Sitting at the heart of the South Downs National Park, there are lovely walks and cycle rides straight from the front door as well as attractions to walk to including West Dean Gardens and Weald and Downland Open Air Museum. An excellent base whether you want to explore the many attractions of Sussex, attend one of Goodwood's fantastic events or simply relax in beautiful countryside with glorious beaches such as West Wittering within easy reach for lazy days by the sea.
For history loves the county is full of interesting and historically significant sites. West Sussex is home to two main castles – Arundel Castle and Bramber Castle – that have played important roles in English history. Arundel has been completely restored and was a strategic stronghold during the English Civil War of the 17th century and Bramber is a very typical Norman motte-and-bailey castle that now lies in ruins but still gives an insight into the historical nature of the area.
The diverse countryside that is featured all around the region provides a fantastic starting point for exploring the wide-ranging wildlife and nature of West Sussex. To the north of the county you can find acres of green and wooded landscapes and it is a prominent location for bird watching. The RSPB Pulborough Wild Brooks reserve and the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust Arundel reserve are two of the most well-known wetland and reserve conservation areas, and offer a great chance to see teals, barn owls, nightingales, wigeons and a variety of other species in a pleasant and serene natural environment. Chichester Harbour is another renowned bird spotting location and you can find numerous sea birds flying on its shores.
There are countless natural walks and trails around the county as well, such as the Down Link – a 37 mile long trail that can be taken on by foot or on bike and incorporates both rural tranquility and the costal South Downs. West Sussex is also a popular location for stately homes and there are many dotted throughout the county such as Uppark in the village of South Harding and Petworth House that features a 13th century chapel.
A particularly popular and quaint attraction is the town of Steyning. Its traditional nature with its Tudor buildings, annual arts festival from May to June and general slow paced way of life makes it a charming place of interest. The village of South Harting, majestically situated between green landscapes and woodland, was where Victorian novelist Anthony Trollope spent his final years and penned Mr Scarborough's Family while in the area. The village itself retains its traditional charm like many of the small towns and hamlets throughout the county and is one of the best representations of ‘Old England’.
Due to its long history, West Sussex is home to numerous ghost stories and folklore. The ruined Racton Monument has long had a spooky air around it, as has the Iron Age hill fort of Chanctonbury Ring. For those curious in all things paranormal they are two of the counties highlights.
West Sussex manages to combine its costal features with countryside and rural landscapes. Parts of the country have barely changed over the centuries and it provides a fascinating glimpse into a time long since passed for the rest of England and a gateway to a way of life that cannot be found elsewhere.