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Experiences in Sussex

There’s plenty of information in your Sussex holiday home but here are a few ideas of things to do whilst staying in these self-catering cottages.

…go shopping

Enjoy antique hunting in Stable Antiques in Storrington, Petworth, Lewes and the Lanes area of Brighton. There are frequent car boot sales in the area too.

Towns with plentiful shopping include Guildford, Chichester, Brighton with lots of very individual shops in the North Laines area.

…go eating and drinking

The flexibility of a self-catering cottage means you can choose where to eat out.

There are some lovely places to eat and drink in Storrington, 13 Church Street is one of our favourites offering freshly prepared fine Thai cuisine for a sophisticated evening out, 13 Church St is opposite the The Old Forge Restaurant which is a great cafe and lunch spot. For a freshly brewed afternoon cup of tea and delicious cakes try Vintage Rose or Joanna’s on the High Street (or the cafe at The Old Workshop!).

…go out with the children

Days out for children include Fishers Farm Park, Coombes farm rides (especially at lambing time), Southwater Country Park and Bluebell Railway.

…go outdoors…

…go golfing

Slinfold Gold Course and Worthing Golf course are just about twenty minutes drive from Byre Cottages. West Sussex Golf course is only five – ten minutes drive away (members only).

…go to the beach

Many beaches in reach of your rental cottage including Climping, West Wittering, Brighton and Littlehampton. Most are mainly shingle (pebbles) but have sand at low tide. Littlehampton and West Wittering are the most sandy.

…go sightseeing

Amberley, Arundel, Brighton, Chichester, Horsham, Lewes, Petworth, Storrington and Steyning – all have something special to offer and worth a visit!

Historic houses that can be visited easily from Sullington Manor Farm include Parham House (Elizabethan), Brighton Royal Pavilion (Regency), Petworth House (Georgian), Batemans (Rudyard Kipling’s home), Preston Manor (Victorian), Weald & Downland Open Air Museum (over 50 historic buildings representing the homes and workplaces of the South East of England from medieval to Victorian), Anne of Cleeves’ House (Tudor), Lewes Castle (ruins), Arundel castle, Bramber Castle (ruins).

Gardens that can be visited easily from Sullington Manor Farm include Parham House in Storrington, Nymans, Ramster, Denmans, West Dean, Weald & Downland Open Air Museum (gardening through the ages) Wakehurst Place, Borde Hill, High Beeches and Wisley.

…go horse riding

There are horse riding stables at Arundel, Ashington and Horsham.

…go to the races

Enjoy a change of scenery at the races – Hove Greyhound stadium (dog racing), Goodwood, Fontwell, Plumpton, Brighton (horse races).

…go kayaking

Kayaking is popular, why not go on a kayaking adventure? Contact Adrian – adrian@thekayakcoach.com or 07796203807 – and organise for a kayaking expert to pick you up from the cottages and kayak for the day. There are childrens courses and you can privately hire kayaks as well. We recommend kayaking on the River Adur and Arun but there’s lots of choice.

…go walking or cycling

Walking or cycling is free and here you can walk right from the door! Bikes can be hired and delivered to your holiday cottage and picnics can be provided. The South Downs Way includes the Cissbury Ring, Chanctonbury Ring, Seven Sisters and Beachy Head. Many lovely walks in the South Downs National Park straight from the front door of your cottage including to Amberley, Arundel, Washington and Storrington. And who cares if it is raining – wrap up warm, pull on your wellies and splash in the puddles! ‘To walk is to receive and touch the world with all one’s senses’ Ben Okri, novelist and poet

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