Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway with your loved one, or a digital detox from city life, West Sussex is home to a fantastic array of places to stay where you can truly relax. From cosy cottages nestled in the South Downs National Park, to luxurious glamping options, we’ve put together our top five places to stay so you can unwind. 

The Artisan Bakehouse, Ashurst 

For those looking for a country retreat with an edge of luxury, The Artisan Bakehouse is the perfect base. The renovated cottages complete with outdoor heated pools and a home-grown herb and vegetable patch provide the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. Tucked away down a tree-lined driveway, the cottages are surrounded by woodland and gardens. The adjoining Bakehouse also serves up homemade lunches and afternoon tea!

Plush Tents Glamping, Chichester

Situated at the foot of the South Downs, not far from Chichester, Plush Tents Glamping provides the ideal opportunity to tuck yourselves away. The luxurious yurts and bell tents are equipped with modern creature comforts, so you can lose yourself in a gorgeous setting.

The Old Railway Station, Petworth

The Old Railway Station is quite literally Petworth’s original train station! Here you can enjoy the unique experience of staying in this converted hotel. The rooms are elegantly restored Edwardian railway carriages, allowing you to step back in time to enjoy a break from your usual routine. Steeped in colonial splendour, its location makes it a great spot to start your Petworth adventure. 

Bramley & Teal Holiday Cottages, various West Sussex locations

From traditional cottages to quirky beach hut-style accommodation and shepherd’s huts to cosy cabins, Bramley & Teal Holiday Cottages will have something for you. Whether you’re looking for somewhere beachfront, coastal or countryside, we’re sure you’ll find somewhere to relax and unwind.

Castle Cottage B&B, Fittleworth

For a truly memorable hideaway, The Tree House offers a real escape from the strains of modern life. Built into a huge chestnut tree on the edge of a wood, a staircase leads you up to a thatched room with a double bed. Between the tree branches you can look out through large glass doors to the tree tops and can enjoy the view from swing seats on the balcony.