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Make a holiday cottage in West Sussex your home away from home

Dominated by a beautiful coastline and South Downs National Park, it comes as little surprise that West Sussex is a popular holiday destination. It spans the coastline from the picturesque town of Chichester east to Shoreham-by-Sea, stopping just short of Brighton. A holiday in this part of the UK offers an ideal blend of coastal and countryside attractions all in one compact space.

HomeAway has a very good selection of holiday cottages in West Sussex to choose from. They start from as little as £175 per week (for holiday homes in Chichester for example), which is a relative bargain in the area. Most of the West Sussex holiday cottages on offer range from town apartments to sprawling cottages by the sea, with a range of one to four bedrooms; families will find plenty of rentals that sleep four or more people. In addition to being fully furnished, certain rentals boast an extra set of amenities that can include a swimming pool, BBQ, or the ability to accommodate pets.

Things to do

-Beaches: West Sussex is home to some of the best beaches on the South Coast. West Wittering Beach is a good place to start. Located near Chichester, the sandy Blue Flag beach offers stunning views of Chichester Harbour and is a favourite place of wind and kitesurfers. Selsey Beach is another popular beach and represents the southern tip of West Sussex. It stretches for eight miles and is a wonderful place to walk. Other beaches in West Sussex that are sure to please are Littlehampton Beach, Bracklesham Beach, and Climping Beach.

-Outdoor activities: Visitors staying in a West Sussex holiday cottage have all the beauty and splendour of South Downs National Park at their doorstep. Those staying in towns like Arundel or holiday homes in Bognor Regis, for example, can enjoy easy access to the park. Closer to Chichester, holidaymakers can visit the Kingley Vale Nature Reserve, which is home to a remarkable forest with trees up to 2,000 years old.

-Family attractions: Butlins at Bognor Regis boasts a waterpark and fairground that are perfect for a day out with the kids. Children will also enjoy a trip to Hayling Island to play on the beach and take a ride on the Hayling Seaside Railway. Over in Arundel, the stately Arundel castle is a fun place to visit as a family.

-Culture: The Goodwood Festival of Speed in Chichester is a major event on the cultural calendar of West Sussex and is held over the course of four days in late June or early July. And don’t forget the racecourse hosts Glorious Goodwood, but also has a full calendar of meets. Visitors staying in a West Sussex holiday cottage closer to Brighton can easily enjoy everything the exciting seaside town has to offer. Throughout the summer months, Brighton hosts a number of festivals like the Brighton Festival and Brighton Fringe Festival.

Weather in West Sussex

Ideal weather in West Sussex lasts from May to September. July and August are the hottest months of the year and regularly see high temperatures at or above 22°C. Warm weather lasts until October, but is accompanied by heavier amounts of rainfall. Winters are cool and wet, with temperatures in the single digits. Things dry off and warm up by March and the trend continues into the summer.

Travel to West Sussex

To reach holiday homes in West Sussex drivers can take the M25 to the M23/A23 and continue south towards Brighton. Before reaching Brighton, turn off on the A27 (Shoreham By-Pass) and head west. The A27 runs along the West Sussex coastline and passes Shoreham-by-Sea, Arundel, Worthing, and Chichester. Most of these coastal towns also have rail stations that offer direct rail service from Central London.

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Excellent! 4.3/5
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
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House #6535283
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Wonderful! 4.9/5
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
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Cottage #6480153
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Wonderful! 4.8/5
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  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
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Cottage #8167492
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Excellent! 4.6/5
(30 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
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House #1821090
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Wonderful! 4.9/5
(17 reviews)
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  • 5 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 10
House #6472819
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  • 5 BR
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House #1111058
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Viewed 87 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(24 reviews)
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  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
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  • Sleeps 9
House #425596
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  • 6 BR
  • 3 BA
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House #6779820
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Wonderful! 4.8/5
(41 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
House #417297
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Wonderful! 4.9/5
(12 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
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Bungalow #8146246
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Excellent! 4.4/5
(5 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Bungalow #6534711
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Wonderful! 4.8/5
(54 reviews)
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  • 4 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Sleeps 9
House #447172
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Wonderful! 4.8/5
(39 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
House #729541
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Excellent! 4.6/5
(17 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Multiple rentals Barn #1869405
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Exceptional! 5.0/5
(21 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #8168130
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Excellent! 4.6/5
(15 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Multiple rentals Barn #1869405
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Viewed 40 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5.0/5
(12 reviews)
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  • 5 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Separate Toilets
  • Sleeps 10
House #6784753
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Wonderful! 4.8/5
(10 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Cottage #8149870
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Viewed 39 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(31 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
House #1929294
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Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5.0/5
(15 reviews)
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  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 8
House #8105693
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Viewed 58 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(12 reviews)
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  • 4 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 8
House #1880416
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Viewed 60 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(12 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Cottage #8133447
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Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
House #83513
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Wonderful! 4.8/5
(5 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
House #8118548
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Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5.0/5
(67 reviews)
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  • 4 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Sleeps 9
Apartment #484824
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Viewed 79 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(27 reviews)
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  • 5 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 12
Cottage #1776207
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Viewed 68 times in the last 48 hours
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Bungalow #6709242
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Viewed 40 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(18 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 7
House #1819384
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Viewed 106 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(11 reviews)
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  • 5 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 9
House #8170500
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Viewed 42 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(8 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
House #6822401
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Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.6/5
(5 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Cottage #1874503
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Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5.0/5
(7 reviews)
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  • 4 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 8
House #8133411
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Wonderful! 4.8/5
(9 reviews)
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  • 6 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 12
House #8132490
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Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5.0/5
(14 reviews)
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  • 6 BR
  • 5 BA
  • Sleeps 12
House #1089449
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Viewed 39 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5.0/5
(5 reviews)
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  • 8 BR
  • 8 BA
  • Sleeps 18
House #8070641
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Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(7 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Cottage #1006056
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Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Multiple rentals Apartment #6131546
Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 8
Multiple rentals Apartment #6131546
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Multiple rentals Apartment #6131546
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Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Multiple rentals Barn #6131546
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Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Multiple rentals Apartment #6131546
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Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5.0/5
(7 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Bungalow #6720446
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Viewed 54 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(8 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 6
Bungalow #1727303
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Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
Very Good! 4.2/5
(5 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Chalet #732474
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Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5.0/5
(6 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Townhome #4105468
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Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5.0/5
(14 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Bungalow #18040
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Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(10 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Bungalow #1839705
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Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.3/5
(6 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #8159293
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Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Apartment #6516862
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Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
Very Good! 4.0/5
(15 reviews)
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  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 10
House #406753
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Recent Reviews

Wow what an amazing house!

5 of 5
We loved our stay so much. Beautiful, stunning home!!! Comfy beds. Kids loved it. Dog loved it. We would come back in a shot. And such a short stroll to the beach. Please can we come back!
  • Review Submitted: 20-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

Great holiday in a fabulous house

5 of 5
We had a great family and friends holiday in a fabulous house which has been updated to a high standard and well equipped. The heated pool is great, very clean and it was great for us all but especially the teenagers. There is no fence around the pool so keep an eye on small children. The kitchen was well equipped and we enjoyed eating outside on warm evenings at the dining table under the pergola. Watching films on the huge TV screen was a firm favourite late evening. The media set up, with the ability to pipe music into any of the downstairs rooms or outside was perfect. The owners were quick to answer questions we had and could not have been more helpful. Certainly somewhere we will visit again.
  • Review Submitted: 18-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

A beautiful. Well equipped bungalow with cosy wood burner and large kitchen diner.

5 of 5
Excellent. Owners were very friendly and helpful.We spent a very relaxing few days here. Would highly recommend.
  • Review Submitted: 15-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017