The South Downs National Park spans nearly the length of Sussex and makes for ideal walking country as well as being the site of many stately homes. One such stately home is Stansted Park at Rowlands Castle within 1800 acres of stunning forest just begging to be explored.
To the east of West Sussex is the city of Chichester. A bustling and medieval city dominated by its tall spired cathedral which is worth seeing as well as experiencing the city centre. Around Chichester, places to visit include the pretty village of Bosham with its ancient Holy Trinity Church, visited by King Harold and shown on the Bayeux Tapestry.
Other attractions in the area include Fishbourne Roman Palace, the largest Roman Villa in Britain and The Weald and Downland Open Air Museum which is great place for children and makes for an educational visit too. West Wittering has an unspoilt Blue Flag beach overlooking Chichester Harbour; again ideal for children and a uniquely stunning location you can enjoy long summer days.
Sussex has a plethora of historical and naturally beautiful areas that you can explore while on your cottage holiday. There’s an abundance of things to do and things to see for the whole family, for younger generations to older generations.
Located near Petersfield which is further north in Sussex in the highest part of the South Downs is Uppark House and Garden. Our holiday cottages make visiting places like Petworth House, a 17th century mansion with an outstanding art collection, and Arundel easy. Arundel is a small riverside market town, dominated by the Norman Castle with a deep and rich history. Nearby is the Arundel WWT Wetland Centre with some very enjoyable walks around the grounds of the Castle too.
To the east is the unique 20th century Denmans Garden and excellent plant centre in Fontwell, owned by renowned garden designer John Brookes and author Michel Neve. Certainly worth a visit if you’re green-fingered.
Whatever you decide to do, you’re sure to find your stay an incredibly enjoyable one. Now you can choose a relaxing self-catering holiday cottage in Sussex to act as your home for the stay and to relax in after a busy day out seeing the sights!