Holiday cottages and self-catering accommodation in the South Downs National Park
The beautiful and uniquely diverse landscape of the South Downs National Park includes a number of historic towns and chocolate box villages. The National Park reaches out from the ancient cathedral cities of Winchester and Chichester to the coast, with the vibrant seaside resorts of Brighton and Eastbourne, and the iconic shining white cliffs of Beachy Head and the Seven Sisters. From our the doorstep of our South Downs holiday cottages and self-catering accommodation, you'll be able to explore all that this stunning National Park has to offer.
Perfect for walkers is the South Downs Way, a 100 mile footpath incorporating fifteen different national trails that run across the National Park from Winchester to Eastbourne. The majority of this fantastic path is a bridleway so it can be enjoyed by cyclists and horse riders also. One of the most famous punctuations of the South Downs is Brighton Racecourse. Be sure to check for race meetings because the excuse for a flutter and a meal is a great way to celebrate your time in Brighton. The South Downs Way starts near Petersfield in Hampshire and travels down through Queen Elizabeth Park to the border at Midhurst.
The South Downs has some of the highest chalk cliffs in the UK. They also count as some of the most beautiful and famous. Seen for miles, travel to Seaford to get the best photographs of the Seven Sisters. They are a collection of hills shorn off at the sea edge that give the illusion of being seven different cliffs, hence the name. Beachy Head to the west is equally famous for its staggering cliff top views. There is a pub/restaurant at the top if you fancy stopping for lunch. Take care when walking here, as the cliffs are sheer and consist of eroded chalk in places.
There’s a number of great places to make your holiday base within the South Downs National Park. You’re never far from the sea or a place of interest at our South Downs cottages. Browse our complete collection of holiday homes and self-catering accommodation above.