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Self-catering holiday cottages to rent in West Sussex

Comfortable and centrally located holiday accommodation, well equipped holiday cottages and houses from waters edge beach properties to rural villages in picturesque positions, West Susses offers huge choice to the self-caterer. With over half the county being protected countryside, Sussex, officially the sunniest county in the UK, is a walker’s, cyclist’s and outdoor recreationalist’s paradise. The South Downs provides bridleways and a wealth of cycling and walking trails that meander through the woodlands and river valleys. It’s also home to a number of stately homes such as the 17th Century Uppark, Petworth House (and deer park) and the famous Goodwood House (with its motor racing circuit) as well as a number of castles such as Arundel and Bramber. You can even visit a pumpkin and squash festival at Slindon, a National Trust village.

Find beautiful interiors, renovations and well thought out holiday cottages throughout West Sussex below - last minute discounts shown where applicable.

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Holidaying in West Sussex

The county has only one city, Chichester (with its famous market cross dating back over 500 years and the Pallant House Gallery which houses one of the most important collections of 20th-century British art outside London), and the other larger towns are Worthing, Crawley, Bognor Regis and Horsham.

There is some quite unique architecture along the coast, such as the UK’s longest bench in Littlehampton, the Weald and Downland Open Air Museum with its Tudor theme at Singleton near Chichester, the historical heritage trail in Worthing or the West Dean Gardens in Chichester the mention but a few. There’s even an annual Food and Folk Festival in Chichester where you can catch up on cookery classes, demonstrations, traditional folk music, dancing and storytelling.

Naturally enough, the seaside plays a big part in the make-up of West Sussex. Bognor Regis, Littlehampton, Worthing and Selsey are all well-known beach resorts with miles of sand between them, perfect for that picnic and swim. And for the brave, there are even enigmatic attractions associated with the mysteries and legends of Sussex folklore and legend such as the Devil’s Dyke and Chanctonbury Ring (Iron Age forts) and the ruined Racton Monument, said to be the eeriest place in West Sussex.

So there can be no doubt that there is plenty for the self catering cottage holidaymaker to do in the county.