West Sussex has the wonderful advantage of combining a multitude of different holiday experiences into one – Bognor Regis offers the epitome of traditional British seaside experiences, the cathedral city of Chichester is the cosmopolitan hub of West Sussex, the South Downs National Park is an oasis of calm and Arundel brings a spot of heritage into the mix with its majestic castle. If a holiday that ticks all of the boxes is what you’re looking for – then a holiday cottage located in West Sussex is for you!
Beginning with Bognor and its shingle beach, hark back to yesteryear and take a promenade along the revetment. There are plenty of places to stop for treats whilst you take in the beauty of an uninterrupted view of the sea – the best being traditional fish and chips, wrapped in paper, and with lashings of salt and vinegar. Just the job on an autumnal stroll. And quite romantic really…
A holiday cottage in Arundel, with its lovely Georgian and Victorian houses, presided over by the magnificent castle, would make a great base for a West Sussex holiday. Explore the castle at your leisure as you soak up the history imagining a Norman conquest or two… Another great place for imaginations is the Arundel WWT (Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust) Wetland Centre. In school holidays, try your hand at pond-dipping or navigate the Reed Bed Boardwalk to discover dragonflies and the woodland areas beyond.
For an altogether calmer experience head to the South Downs National Park – there are 160 acres of mixed woodland, scrub and grassland filled with wildlife. Boasting 11 different orchids and 39 species of butterfly, amongst all sorts of different animals including roe deer, this nature reserve offers a great chance for a holiday filled with flora and fauna.