Where to stay around Chichester?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 909 holiday lettings near Chichester. From 356 cottages to 273 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Chichester is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Chichester?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Chichester. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Bosham Church: 1,160 holiday lettings
  • Goodwood Motor Circuit: 950 holiday lettings
  • West Dean Gardens: 889 holiday lettings
  • Chichester Market Cross: 997 holiday lettings
  • Goodwood Racecourse: 894 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Chichester listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent cottages in Chichester?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 356 cottages in Chichester. Our other popular types of Chichester holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 273 self catering accommodations
  • Apartments: 168 self catering accommodations
  • Barns: 26 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Chichester?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 81 holiday homes with pool available in Chichester. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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    Make a self catering cottage in Chichester your home away from home

    Situated behind a stunning natural harbour between Portsmouth and Brighton, Chichester is an exciting holiday town that offers a bit of the city, country, and coast all in one destination. Just over an hour away from London by train and car, Chichester benefits from having all the modern amenities of a city without all the fuss and the overwhelming size. The town is perhaps best known for its racecourse and Glorious Goodwood, and for hosting the Goodwood Festival of Speed each year, but will appeal to non-motoring enthusiasts as well thanks to a wide assortment of family-friendly attractions, history, beautiful countryside, and stunning beaches.

    HomeAway has a number of beautiful holiday cottages in Chichester to choose from. Weekly rates begin at just £275, which is competitive with similar holiday apartments in Brighton and other south coast locations. Select rentals are also available on a nightly basis. Chichester holiday homes range from one to three or more bedroomed properties and can easily accommodate groups of six or more. In addition to being fully furnished, many rentals are pet friendly and enjoy easy access to the coast.

    Things to do

    -Beaches: Chichester self catering rentals are close to two Blue Flag beaches. The closest is West Wittering Beach, which features lovely views of South Downs and Chichester Harbour and features a lifeguard on duty in the summer months. Also within ten miles of Chichester is Hayling Island Beach. Very popular with visitors in Portsmouth holiday homes and Chichester and beyond, Hayling Island is a popular sailing destination and offers great days out for the family.

    -Culture: The Goodwood Festival of Speed is the biggest event of the year in Chichester. Held in late June or July, the festival brings together vintage cars in a series of races. Supercars and F1 cars make regular appearances at Goodwood, adding to its appeal. In total the festival attracts well over 100,000 visitors each year and is one of the biggest events in the British motoring calendar. The horse-racing festival, Glorious Goodwood, held on the last weekend of July, is an opportunity to see power, speed and racing of the four-legged kind.

    -Family attractions: The South Downs Planetarium and Science Centre is a fun and educational place to take children of all ages. It hosts special shows on almost a daily basis and will get kids excited about space and astronomy. Another excellent spot for the family to visit is the Fishbourne Roman Palace, which is the largest Roman home in Britain and surrounded by beautiful gardens.

    -Outdoor activities: Chichester holiday homes sit between the Chichester Harbour Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and South Downs National Park. Both places are havens for wildlife and are great places to explore the outdoors either on foot or on a bicycle. Within South Downs National Park is Kingley Vale National Nature Reserve. The reserve is home to some of the oldest trees in the UK, some of which are 2,000 years old.

    Weather in Chichester

    Beautiful warm weather lasts from late spring into late summer and early autumn in Chichester. July and August are the warmest months and are also relatively dry. High temperatures during this time reach a very pleasant 22°C on average. Winter weather is characterised by cool temperatures with highs of around 8°C and lows near freezing. October is the wettest month of the year.

    Travel to Chichester

    At just over an hour from London, holiday rentals in Chichester are a good choice for a quick weekend away. Drivers will find the town easily accessible via the M27 and A27 coastal roads. Direct rail service also runs between Chichester, London Victoria and Gatwick Airport throughout the day.

    Outdoor activities near your Chichester holiday cottage

    Chichester is a gateway to the South Downs National Park, where you'll find over 600 square miles of rolling chalk hills, ancient woodlands and dramatic coastline. The park is a rambler's paradise, with over 1,800 miles of "right of way" walking trails to explore, including the iconic South Downs Way. If nature is a priority, escape to secluded holiday cottages set in the picturesque West Sussex countryside.

    Exploring the natural features in Chichester

    Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Chichester. These are a few of the area's most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Arundel Wildfowl and Wetlands Centre (10.1 mi / 16.2 km)
    • Kingley Vale (3.3 mi / 5.4 km)
    • West Dean Gardens (5 mi / 8 km)
    • Chichester Harbour (5.2 mi / 8.4 km)
    • Denmans Garden (5.4 mi / 8.6 km)
    • West Wittering Beach (7 mi / 11.2 km)