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Destination guide

Holiday lettings in West Sussex

The fairy-tale castles, stately homes and rolling downs of West Sussex make it an idyllic location for a relaxing holiday. From walking trails in scenic river valleys and ancient forests to biking through coastal towns and visiting quaint shops, you’ll never run out of things to do in West Sussex. Holiday lettings in West Sussex put you in the heart of this vibrant landscape and all it has to offer.

History

Historic sites near West Sussex holiday cottages

The rich history and heritage of West Sussex are celebrated in local history sites, historic homes and museums that are perfect for enthusiasts. Holiday homes are available near such attractions as the Petworth House, a 17th-century mansion on a vast deer park, and the Fishbourne Roman Palace, a villa with floor mosaics, Roman gardens and learning workshops. Nymans, a 20th-century garden with a plant centre, walking trails and children’s activities set among historic ruins, and the Chichester Cathedral, a Gothic-style building with Chagall stained-glass windows, guided tours and a cafe, are also great places to explore.

Things to do

Activities near West Sussex holiday homes

West Sussex has limitless options for exciting activities and fascinating landmarks on your retreat. Holiday homes can be found near locations like the Arundel Castle, the restored home of the Dukes of Norfolk with gardens and guided tours, and Devil’s Dyke, a picturesque valley with walking trails and nature programmes. Wakehurst, a botanic garden and country estate with woodlands and lakes, and Goodwood House, a 17th-century stately home with a fine-art collection and entertainment, are also must-visit attractions.

Food & drink 

Regional cuisine near West Sussex holiday homes

West Sussex is the ultimate in foodie destinations for the discerning traveller. High-quality, seasonal ingredients from local sources, such as the abundant farmland and coastline, are combined in both traditional English dishes and multicultural fare, creating a distinctive flavour. Try out seafood, samphire, Kentish venison, cod, cuttlefish and other unique dishes in the variety of restaurants near your holiday rental to take in the food culture of West Sussex and discover a new favourite.

Family friendly

Family fun near West Sussex holiday cottages

West Sussex has an array of activities for kids and families. Holiday homes can be found near the Weald & Downland Living Museum, a restored farmstead with farm animals, hands-on learning activities and exhibits that showcase rural life in the past. Butlin’s Bognor Regis Resort, a seaside resort and holiday camp with exciting rides and activities, and the Amberley Museum, a local transport museum with vintage vehicles, an antique railway, and historic buildings in a former quarry, are also fun for kids. For theme-park fun, visit Harbour Park Amusements, a beachfront amusement park with traditional rides for kids and activities.

Good for couples

Romance in West Sussex holiday homes

The tranquil gardens and magnificent architecture of West Sussex are perfect for a romantic holiday with your loved one. Holiday cottages are available near sites like the Borde Hill Garden, a Tudor home’s formal gardens, parkland and wooded area with a traditional English restaurant and cafe, and the Parham House & Gardens, a grand, 16th-century manor with rare artwork, formal gardens and a vast deer park. You could also visit the Pallant House Gallery, a contemporary art museum with masterpieces from renowned artists, and the West Wittering Beach, a sandy beach with picnic areas and calm, clear water.

How many holiday rentals are available around West Sussex?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,817 holiday lettings around West Sussex. From 560 cabins to 560 cottages, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a seaside property in West Sussex?

Oh I do like to be beside the seaside... said... well, everyone. Find the ideal shared setting for your squad and you'll be well on your way to some well-deserved beach bliss! There are 285 beachside holiday rentals to pick from. Alternatively, you may like to try something different. HomeAway has a great range of options to choose from, including:

  • 278 beach holiday accommodation options.
  • 214 rural holiday accommodation options.
  • 187 village holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent a house in West Sussex?

Bid farewell to standard, cookie-cutter hotel rooms. Our house holiday rentals have an unique, personal touch — as well as all the space you and your group could need! There are 772 houses available on HomeAway. Prices begin at £22 per night. If that doesn't fit with your group's style, we have a range of other self-catering accommodation options to choose from, such as:

  • Apartment: 736 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £45 per night.
  • Cottage: 377 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £54 per night.
  • Hotel: 170 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £27 per night.

Can I stay in West Sussex in a large group?

Whether you're embarking on a break with the extended family or spending a week away with your old school mates, it's always loads of fun being in a brand new place together! The best news is that HomeAway has places to suit you. House holiday rentals are the top choice here for big groups of travellers. Our worldwide database currently has 137 available. In the area, rental properties that can accommodate large groups of guests include:

  • Are you on the hunt for properties that can house 6 people? We have 363 that will be suitable. Prices start from £65 per night.
  • If you have 8 in your family, you'll be thrilled to hear that there are 145 holiday rentals that are perfect. Prices start at £90 per night.
  • Going away with 5 guests? We've got 131 accommodation for rent that will meet your needs. Prices start from £58 a night.

So don't fear! When you book with us you'll be able to bring your mom, your brother and all your pals to West Sussex.

Where are the cheapest holiday rentals in West Sussex?

HomeAway has a wide range of terrific economical options. Treat your gang to a lavish night out or extend your trip with all the cash you save. Crawley is an awesome area to look at if you want to keep a handle on your budget. HomeAway has 99 holiday rentals, and the average price is an affordable £94 per night. Another 108 HomeAway holiday rentals are on offer in or around Horsham. With an average price of £98 per night, you're sure to grab a deal worth bragging to your friends about.

Explore destinations around West Sussex

Chichester
974 holiday rentals
Littlehampton
448 holiday rentals
Bognor Regis
562 holiday rentals
Worthing
823 holiday rentals
Petworth
507 holiday rentals
Arundel
445 holiday rentals
Horsham
387 holiday rentals
Emsworth
592 holiday rentals
Midhurst
436 holiday rentals
Haslemere
172 holiday rentals
Pulborough
533 holiday rentals
Haywards Heath
816 holiday rentals
Crawley
181 holiday rentals
Hassocks
795 holiday rentals
Henfield
763 holiday rentals
Liphook
160 holiday rentals
Shoreham-by-Sea
734 holiday rentals
Steyning
835 holiday rentals
Lancing
789 holiday rentals
Gatwick
98 holiday rentals