Located on the south coast of England, West Sussex is known for both its wonderful food and its stunning castles which decorate the landscape. Consisting of a stunning coastline, cosmopolitan cities and beautiful countryside, you can get lost exploring the region for many hours from West Sussex holiday cottages, letting you relax and find all that interests you, with the flexibility and freedom to be able to change your mind throughout the day. With everything from quaint, cosy cottages to farm accommodation, West Sussex holidays offer a huge range of options, guaranteeing something to suit every visitor.
A staggering 50% of the countryside in West Sussex is protected. With such expansive rural regions, walking, riding and cycling holidays absolutely thrive from West Sussex rentals. Farms are crossed by extensive footpaths, bridleways and cycle routes, and no matter the exact location, if you are looking to explore the local countryside, take a self catering West Sussex house letting you walk or ride to your hearts content. There are many equestriholiday homes in West Sussex , where you can live near stables, ride during the day and enjoy living in the comfort of cosy, rural West Sussex equestrian cottage. The Wildlife and Wetlands Centre in Arundel is a great place to walk, relax and get away from it all, surrounded by British wildlife. There are plenty of golf courses and a huge number of excellent stretches of river for fishing in West Sussex, and as long as you get a permit, you will have no trouble finding fishing from West Sussex accommodation.
West Sussex is an ancient region, adorned with famous historical places of interest. The National Trust looks after an enormous number of stately homes and castles in the county, many of which are home to important collections of fine art. Petworth House, with its beautiful parkland and huge art gallery, including masterpieces from Turner, Reynolds and Blake, is well worth visiting from any house letting in West Sussex. Arundel Castle, Fishbourne Roman Palace, Goodwood House, the Wakehurst Place Gardens and Amberley Castle are all well worth visiting too.
There are many sporting and cultural events throughout West Sussex too. The horse-racing at Goodwood and Fontwell always attract huge crowds, as does the Goodwood Festival of Speed. There are almost always events, festivals or displays occurring in the county, and if you ever need to know what's on in West Sussex, the West Sussex tourist information centre will happily provide details.
Brighton is a wonderful place to take a West Sussex house letting. The beaches are a great asset for the town, but it is the huge array of bars, clubs, restaurants and shops which really draw the crowds to holiday accommodation in Brighton. The historical town of Chichester is well worth visiting too, due to its long eventful history, the story of which can still be viewed in various parts of the centre.
If you are thinking of renting self catering West Sussex cottage or home in the winter, make sure you take a good jacket as conditions can be unpredictable. However, in summer, as temperatures start to increase, the beaches of West Sussex become highly popular, as daily temperatures rise into the mid 20's (°C).
Reaching a holiday letting in West Sussex is very easy. The whole area is exceedingly well connected to London, by both road and rail, and the international airports of Heathrow (LHR) and Gatwick (LGW) are both found within the limits of West Sussex. Shoreham Airport (ESH), the oldest continually used airport in Britain, also receives many domestic flights into the region.