West Sussex is a county located on the south coast of England. Known for its picturesque villages and extensive natural spaces, visitors to the county will get to experience one of the country’s most pleasant regions. From historic castles to grand stately homes, not to mention the many opportunities to get out into nature and enjoy a day of biking or hiking, those who book West Sussex vacation rentals will find there’s plenty to keep them occupied and ensure they have a great vacation.
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Vacation homes and rentals with a yard
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Popular Rental Amenities in West Sussex
Listed above are the most commonly chosen filters in West Sussex and the number of properties that provide them. West Sussex is the right place to book a rental if you can't imagine a vacation without internet or you would like to wash your clothes during your stay, as the most frequently offered features are "Internet" and "Washing machine." Not as many accommodations in West Sussex are available if you need wheelchair access or if you enjoy soaking in the hot tub as "Hot tub" and "Wheelchair accessible" are not very popular features in this destination.
Price and Availability Index in West Sussex
Vacation Rental Price Information in West Sussex
This graph displays average prices of the vacation rentals and holiday apartments located in West Sussex. It is during a week of July (7/6 - 7/13) that you will find the highest prices for the next 12 months. However, in November (11/18 - 11/25), prices decrease to an average of $197 per night.
Rental availability information in West Sussex
The graph shows the weekly availability rate in West Sussexfor the next twelve months. The most challenging week to find a rental in the next twelve months is in July (7/6 - 7/13). It will be easy to find a rental that suits you in a week of November (11/25 - 12/2), as 79% of the rentals are still available.
The Weather in West Sussex
You can see our climate diagram above. July is the warmest month of the year in West Sussex with temperatures reaching a maximum average of 68°. Conversely, February is the coolest month in West Sussex, with temperatures going under 39° The rainiest month is December while the driest month is May.
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Weather in West Sussex
England may be known as a generally grey and damp country, but that doesn’t apply to West Sussex, the sunniest county in the country. Some 2,000 hours of sunshine fall on the county each year, so, with a bit of luck, you’ll receive warm and sunny weather during your stay in West Sussex vacation rental accommodation. That being said, it's still wise to be prepared for wet weather. Though it falls less than in other parts of England, rain can be severe and sometimes even cause flooding throughout the county.
Things to do in West Sussex
Whether it’s a day spent at the seaside, exploring historical sites or ambling around the many pleasant towns that make up the county, there are plenty of great things to do during a stay in West Sussex vacation homes.
Get an introduction to what West Sussex is all about by visiting Chichester, the only city in the county. There you’ll find Chichester Cathedral, which dates back to 1075 and offers a fine example of Norman and Gothic architecture. It also has two standout features: a standalone medieval bell tower and double aisles. The streets are lined with independent stores and cafés, so stroll around and see what you happen to stumble upon. While in the city, be sure to stop by the Pallant Gallery, which houses a small but excellent collection of 20th century British art.
Explore some historic country estates during your stay in West Sussex vacation rentals. Goodwood House is one of the best. The Grade I listed building was constructed around 1600 and also features a golf course and extensive grounds that that can be explored. There is also Nymans, a 19th century English garden that features ruins, gardens, woodland and much more – all in all, a fine afternoon out.
Explore the natural beauty of West Sussex by visiting South Downs National Park. There are many things to do in this large area: go for a hike or cycle, head to the coast for great views out to sea or partake in a spot of birdwatching during your time staying in a West Sussex vacation rental.
West Sussex with children
You’ll have no trouble keeping your children entertained during their time in West Sussex. The vacation rental properties are very accommodating and the region beyond offers a wealth of family-friendly options.
At Harbour Park, young ones can enjoy the thrills of riding on roller coasters and water slides in a historic park which dates back to 1932. There are attractions here for kids of all ages (including adults!), ensuring it will be a day out the whole family will remember fondly.
As West Sussex is a mostly rural county, there are numerous farms where your children can get up close with a range of wildlife. At Woods Mill Reserve Park, you can take your children on a walk in the great outdoors and be among creatures such as deer, fish and birds. At Fishers Farm Park, you can experience what has been called “the best farm attraction in the country”, where visitors can see – and sometimes handle – baby ducks and rabbits. There are shire horses, cows and alpacas on site, as well as other fun attractions such as toboggan runs, tractor rides and play areas.
Visit West Sussex: rolling South Downs and layered history
Arundel Castle and Gardens
Flanked by tranquil gardens, Arundel Castle offers stunning views over the South Downs. There is a Norman motte and keep, and a 14th century chapel.
For more than 900 years, Chichester Cathedral has been an important part of this city. An eclectic mix of architecture exists in harmony here, and visitors can enjoy the beautiful Bishop’s palace gardens nearby.
With its own nature center and zip wire adventure zone, Tilgate Park is a place for all the family. Enjoy the lovely walled garden or go night fishing in the lakes.
Tangmere Military Aviation Museum
Housed in an old RAF airfield, this museum displays aircraft and other wartime items from the First World War up to the Cold War.
Nymans Gardens and House
Part regency period, part pseudo-medieval and part ruin, this fascinating house is surrounded by fabulous gardens that back onto woodland.
Information about vacation rentals in West Sussex
|🏡 Vacation rentals available||4,119 homes|
|💳 Possible discounts||up to 73%|
|🌙 Nightly prices starting at||$33|
|⭐ Popular amenities||Internet, Washing machine and Pets allowed|
|🐾 Pet friendly homes||624 homes|
|🏊 Vacation rentals with pools||574 homes|
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the typical price per night for a vacation rental in West Sussex?
The price of a night's stay in West Sussex starts at $33. If you are looking for a house rental, the nightly price is $488 on average. A cabin West Sussex will cost on average $343 per night.
How many vacation rentals are available to book in West Sussex?
There are currently 4,119 vacation rentals to choose from for your vacation.
What are the most popular amenities for vacation rentals in West Sussex?
The most popular amenities for home rentals in West Sussex include accommodations with: Washing machine, Internet, and Pets allowed.
How many vacation rentals with pools are there in West Sussex?
There are 574 vacation homes from 16 providers in West Sussex.
Are dogs allowed in vacation rentals in West Sussex?
If traveling with a pet in West Sussex, 15% of vacation rentals allow pets.
What are the best months to travel to West Sussex?
West Sussex has its warmest time of year around July and August, with average nightly prices around $33.
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