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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.

    Excellent! 4.6/5
    (35 reviews)
    avg/night
    • 3 BR
    • 2 BA
    • Sleeps 6
    House #1821090
    35
    Viewed 58 times in the last 48 hours
      Wonderful! 4.8/5
      (18 reviews)
      avg/night
      • 2 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Sleeps 5
      Bungalow #8146246
      18
      Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
        Wonderful! 4.9/5
        (20 reviews)
        avg/night
        • 3 BR
        • 1 BA
        • Sleeps 6
        Cottage #8167492
        20
        Viewed 41 times in the last 48 hours
          Wonderful! 4.9/5
          (24 reviews)
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          • 5 BR
          • 2 BA
          • Separate Toilet
          • Sleeps 10
          House #6472819
          24
          Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
            Excellent! 4.7/5
            (13 reviews)
            avg/night
            • 2 BR
            • 2 BA
            • Sleeps 6
            Bungalow #6534711
            13
            Viewed 41 times in the last 48 hours
              Wonderful! 4.8/5
              (53 reviews)
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              • 3 BR
              • 2 BA
              • Sleeps 6
              House #417297
              53
              Viewed 57 times in the last 48 hours
                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                (61 reviews)
                avg/night
                • 4 BR
                • 4 BA
                • Sleeps 9
                House #447172
                61
                Viewed 82 times in the last 48 hours
                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                  (42 reviews)
                  avg/night
                  • 3 BR
                  • 2 BA
                  • Sleeps 6
                  House #729541
                  42
                  Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
                    Excellent! 4.6/5
                    (14 reviews)
                    avg/night
                    • 3 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Separate Toilet
                    • Sleeps 6
                    Bungalow #1727303
                    14
                    Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
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                      • 2 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 4
                      Cottage #6787566
                      3
                      Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                        Exceptional! 5/5
                        (21 reviews)
                        avg/night
                        • 4 BR
                        • 3 BA
                        • Sleeps 8
                        House #8105693
                        21
                        Viewed 58 times in the last 48 hours
                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                          (15 reviews)
                          avg/night
                          • 3 BR
                          • 2 BA
                          • Sleeps 5
                          Cottage #8133447
                          15
                          Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                            (31 reviews)
                            avg/night
                            • 5 BR
                            • 3 BA
                            • Separate Toilet
                            • Sleeps 12
                            Cottage #1776207
                            31
                            Viewed 57 times in the last 48 hours
                              Exceptional! 5/5
                              (7 reviews)
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                              • 4 BR
                              • 4 BA
                              • Separate Toilet
                              • Sleeps 8
                              House #8133411
                              7
                              Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                (13 reviews)
                                avg/night
                                • 5 BR
                                • 3 BA
                                • Sleeps 9
                                House #8170500
                                13
                                Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                  (8 reviews)
                                  avg/night
                                  • 4 BR
                                  • 3 BA
                                  • Separate Toilet
                                  • Sleeps 11
                                  House #6924084
                                  8
                                  Viewed 82 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                    (5 reviews)
                                    avg/night
                                    • 2 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Sleeps 5
                                    House #8118548
                                    5
                                    Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                      • 1 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 2
                                      Multiple rentals Cottage #6834860
                                      1
                                      Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                        avg/night
                                        • 3 BR
                                        • 2 BA
                                        • Separate Toilet
                                        • Sleeps 6
                                        House #8165061
                                        3
                                        Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Excellent! 4.7/5
                                          (41 reviews)
                                          avg/night
                                          • 4 BR
                                          • 3 BA
                                          • Sleeps 9
                                          House #8122599
                                          41
                                          Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                            avg/night
                                            • 3 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Sleeps 6
                                            Cottage #8242398
                                            Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Very Good! 4.2/5
                                              (5 reviews)
                                              avg/night
                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 4
                                              Chalet #732474
                                              5
                                              Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                (11 reviews)
                                                avg/night
                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                Bungalow #1839705
                                                11
                                                Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  avg/night
                                                  • 3 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                  Barn #6943747
                                                  1
                                                  Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                    (11 reviews)
                                                    avg/night
                                                    • 2 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                    Cottage #6836759
                                                    11
                                                    Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Very Good! 4.2/5
                                                      (5 reviews)
                                                      avg/night
                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                      Cottage #6850609
                                                      5
                                                      Viewed 49 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                        (16 reviews)
                                                        avg/night
                                                        • 6 BR
                                                        • 3 BA
                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                        • Sleeps 12
                                                        House #8132490
                                                        16
                                                        Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
                                                          (7 reviews)
                                                          avg/night
                                                          • 3 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                          Cottage #6835363
                                                          7
                                                          Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            • 5 BR
                                                            • 2 BA
                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                            • Sleeps 12
                                                            House #6955545
                                                            2
                                                            Viewed 38 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              • 3 BR
                                                              • 2 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                              House #8204241
                                                              Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                (15 reviews)
                                                                avg/night
                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                Bungalow #18040
                                                                15
                                                                Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                  Cottage #1885446
                                                                  4
                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                    (21 reviews)
                                                                    avg/night
                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 7
                                                                    Cottage #8124972
                                                                    21
                                                                    Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                      (11 reviews)
                                                                      avg/night
                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 3
                                                                      Cottage #8148569
                                                                      11
                                                                      Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        avg/night
                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 3
                                                                        Apartment #6851994
                                                                        4
                                                                        Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          • 5 BR
                                                                          • 4 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 10
                                                                          House #6856454
                                                                          4
                                                                          Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            • 4 BR
                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                                            • Sleeps 10
                                                                            House #1110164
                                                                            4
                                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                              (26 reviews)
                                                                              avg/night
                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                              Cottage #8125935
                                                                              26
                                                                              Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                Caravan #6814744
                                                                                1
                                                                                Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 3
                                                                                  Cottage #1550593
                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 7
                                                                                    Cottage #6089871
                                                                                    1
                                                                                    Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      • 4 BR
                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 7
                                                                                      House #6957764
                                                                                      1
                                                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                        (23 reviews)
                                                                                        avg/night
                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                                        Bungalow #8121957
                                                                                        23
                                                                                        Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                          (5 reviews)
                                                                                          avg/night
                                                                                          • 5 BR
                                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                                          • Separate Toilet
                                                                                          • Sleeps 13
                                                                                          House #1111058
                                                                                          5
                                                                                          Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 2
                                                                                            Multiple rentals Chalet #1146486
                                                                                            5
                                                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                              (23 reviews)
                                                                                              avg/night
                                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 7
                                                                                              House #8167121
                                                                                              23
                                                                                              Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 3 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                Townhome #4105468
                                                                                                7
                                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                  Cottage #6937772
                                                                                                  1
                                                                                                  Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                                    • 6 BR
                                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 12
                                                                                                    House #1950718
                                                                                                    Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                    Recent Reviews

                                                                                                    Wonderful holiday - thank you

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    Perfect location 10 mins walk from the best sandy beach I've ever seen. The cottage was clean, well maintained and felt homely. Well equipped (though a hairdryer would be useful). Very pretty peaceful garden. The owner was very friendly and came to help with the dishwasher.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Jun 2017

                                                                                                    Really lovely!

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    Turnstiles is a fantastic property in a great location overlooking the beach. Everyone loved the way that the railway carriages have been incorporated into the design. The cottage was very clean and well appointed, and the balcony and it's view was a real plus. The dogs, too, had a great time. Recommended.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Jun 2017