Find a slice of escapism amid the scenic South Downs, close to the unspoilt coastline or in the heart of quaint towns and villages. Self-catering accommodation provides a home from home with the freedom to set your own agenda and explore some of the area’s fabulous pubs, cafes and restaurants. From historic houses, cosy cottages or luxury apartments to converted barns and seaside caravans, The Great Sussex Way is here to help guide you to your perfect holiday let, whether that’s a holiday house for a great summer break, a romantic mini-break bolthole or an apartment for a weekend soaking up cultural delights.
Summer beach break
The shores of West Sussex are largely unspoilt, wild and wonderful, where you can while away a few hours, a few days or a couple of weeks. Offering a great range of activities for families of all shapes and sizes, miles or walking or cycling routes, and a chance to disconnect from the daily grind, base yourself close to the beaches at West and East Wittering or Selsey. Discover fabulous beach-front properties, where fresh sea air is the order of the day, all day long. Properties in Selsey or East Wittering offer convenient access to local shops and facilities as well as fantastic cafes and restaurants.
Staying in or close to Chichester, Midhurst or Petworth puts you within easy reach of fantastic art galleries, museums and of course the famous Chichester Festival Theatre for a break to please any culture vulture. Explore the current exhibitions at Pallant House Gallery and Oxmarket Contemporary in Chichester. Petworth’s plethora of galleries (Newlands House, Kevis Gallery and Moncrieff-Bray to name just a few) will provide a real treat and might even tempt you to take home a souvenir.
Adventures in the South Downs
Explore the South Downs National Park, whether you’re a keen walker or cycling’s your thing, during a stay in Midhurst and the surrounding areas. Midhurst is the epicentre of the National Park, and home to the Visitor Centre where you can pick up walking and cycling routes, find ideas for places to visit and purchase OS Maps.