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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
    • Sleeps 6
    House #6535283
    7
    Viewed 38 times in the last 48 hours
      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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      • 3 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Sleeps 6
      Cottage #8167492
      15
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        Wonderful! 4.8/5
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        • 1 BR
        • 1 BA
        • Sleeps 2
        Cottage #8149870
        10
        Viewed 77 times in the last 48 hours
          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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          • 2 BR
          • 1 BA
          • Sleeps 4
          Cottage #6480153
          7
          Viewed 74 times in the last 48 hours
            Wonderful! 4.8/5
            (24 reviews)
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            • 4 BR
            • 3 BA
            • Separate Toilet
            • Sleeps 9
            House #425596
            24
            Viewed 69 times in the last 48 hours
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              • 5 BR
              • 2 BA
              • Separate Toilet
              • Sleeps 13
              House #1111058
              3
              Viewed 112 times in the last 48 hours
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                • 6 BR
                • 3 BA
                • Sleeps 16
                House #6779820
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                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                  (39 reviews)
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                  • 3 BR
                  • 2 BA
                  • Sleeps 6
                  House #417297
                  39
                  Viewed 145 times in the last 48 hours
                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                    (12 reviews)
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                    • 2 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 5
                    Bungalow #8146246
                    12
                    Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
                      Excellent! 4.3/5
                      (6 reviews)
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                      • 3 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 6
                      Cottage #8159293
                      6
                      Viewed 72 times in the last 48 hours
                        Excellent! 4.6/5
                        (30 reviews)
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                        • 3 BR
                        • 2 BA
                        • Sleeps 6
                        House #1821090
                        30
                        Viewed 58 times in the last 48 hours
                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                          (54 reviews)
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                          • 4 BR
                          • 4 BA
                          • Sleeps 9
                          House #447172
                          54
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                            Excellent! 4.4/5
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                            • 2 BR
                            • 2 BA
                            • Sleeps 6
                            Bungalow #6534711
                            5
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                              Exceptional! 5.0/5
                              (15 reviews)
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                              • 4 BR
                              • 3 BA
                              • Sleeps 8
                              House #8105693
                              15
                              Viewed 66 times in the last 48 hours
                                Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                • 1 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 4
                                Multiple rentals Barn #1869405
                                15
                                Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                  (20 reviews)
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                                  • 3 BR
                                  • 2 BA
                                  • Separate Toilet
                                  • Sleeps 6
                                  Cottage #8168130
                                  20
                                  Viewed 54 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
                                    27
                                    Viewed 102 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Excellent! 4.6/5
                                      (17 reviews)
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                                      • 1 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 2
                                      Multiple rentals Barn #1869405
                                      17
                                      Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                        (39 reviews)
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                                        • 3 BR
                                        • 2 BA
                                        • Sleeps 6
                                        House #729541
                                        39
                                        Viewed 72 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                          (7 reviews)
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                                          • 5 BR
                                          • 3 BA
                                          • Separate Toilets
                                          • Sleeps 10
                                          House #6784753
                                          7
                                          Viewed 87 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                            (11 reviews)
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                                            • 4 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Separate Toilet
                                            • Sleeps 8
                                            House #1880416
                                            11
                                            Viewed 57 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                              (67 reviews)
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                                              • 4 BR
                                              • 4 BA
                                              • Sleeps 9
                                              Apartment #484824
                                              67
                                              Viewed 88 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                (5 reviews)
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                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                House #8118548
                                                5
                                                Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                  (17 reviews)
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                                                  • 3 BR
                                                  • 2 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 7
                                                  House #1819384
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                                                  Viewed 57 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                    • 2 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                    Bungalow #18040
                                                    14
                                                    Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                      • 1 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                      Cottage #1874503
                                                      5
                                                      Viewed 41 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                        (13 reviews)
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                                                        • 2 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 3
                                                        Cottage #8127407
                                                        13
                                                        Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                          (10 reviews)
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                                                          • 2 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                          Bungalow #1839705
                                                          10
                                                          Viewed 37 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                            (9 reviews)
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                                                            • 5 BR
                                                            • 3 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 10
                                                            House #8132490
                                                            9
                                                            Viewed 46 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              • 4 BR
                                                              • 2 BA
                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                              • Sleeps 10
                                                              House #1110164
                                                              3
                                                              Viewed 47 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                (13 reviews)
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                                                                • 6 BR
                                                                • 5 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 12
                                                                House #1089449
                                                                13
                                                                Viewed 91 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                  (7 reviews)
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                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 3 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 5
                                                                  Cottage #1006056
                                                                  7
                                                                  Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                    (5 reviews)
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                                                                    • 8 BR
                                                                    • 8 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 18
                                                                    House #8070641
                                                                    5
                                                                    Viewed 65 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                                      Multiple rentals Apartment #6131546
                                                                      2
                                                                      Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                        Multiple rentals Apartment #6131546
                                                                        Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          • 1 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                          Multiple rentals Apartment #6131546
                                                                          4
                                                                          Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                            Multiple rentals Barn #6131546
                                                                            2
                                                                            Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 8
                                                                              Multiple rentals Apartment #6131546
                                                                              1
                                                                              Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                                (7 reviews)
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                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                Bungalow #6720446
                                                                                7
                                                                                Viewed 51 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
                                                                                  8
                                                                                  Viewed 37 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                    (31 reviews)
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                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 2
                                                                                    House #1929294
                                                                                    31
                                                                                    Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                      Cottage #8164287
                                                                                      2
                                                                                      Viewed 29 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
                                                                                        15
                                                                                        Viewed 39 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                          (10 reviews)
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                                                                                          • 5 BR
                                                                                          • 3 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 9
                                                                                          House #8170500
                                                                                          10
                                                                                          Viewed 47 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                            (37 reviews)
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                                                                                            • 4 BR
                                                                                            • 3 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 9
                                                                                            House #8122599
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                                                                                            Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                                              (6 reviews)
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                                                                                              • 4 BR
                                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 8
                                                                                              House #6494972
                                                                                              6
                                                                                              Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                                                                Cottage #1906558
                                                                                                4
                                                                                                Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                                                  (9 reviews)
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                                                                                                  • 5 BR
                                                                                                  • 6 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 10
                                                                                                  Cottage #8122680
                                                                                                  9
                                                                                                  Viewed 47 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 5
                                                                                                    Apartment #6516862
                                                                                                    4
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                                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 5
                                                                                                      House #1888838
                                                                                                      2
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Beautiful characterful property

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Lovely roaring fire and cosy rooms. A great way to spend a weekend with plenty of walks immediately on the doorstop.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 23-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jan 2017

                                                                                                      Fantastic little annex, in a lovely quiet part of peaceful Sussex countryside.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Cute little annex equipped with everything you need for a get away, tucked away along a quiet lane but still very close to all local amenities. Great location right next to the South Downs walk ways.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 19-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jan 2017

                                                                                                      New Years 3 night stay

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      Wonderful house to stay. We had 2 family's in our party and there was plenty of room for all of us. Great location being only 100yards from the beach, which our children really enjoyed.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 07-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016