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Overview of West Sussex

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Embrace a serene marine lifestyle with our particular stretch of coastline in the Arun District of West Sussex extending from Littlehampton to Ferring. Lined with gorgeous, traditional English beach huts, café shacks and impressive coastal residences, this tranquil region delicately balances seaside serenity with vibrant village communities.
Situated between Brighton and Chichester, our offering in West Sussex provides an unrivalled location that boasts charming countryside and crisp, coastal living, complemented with nearby Cathedrals and Castles. Whether you prefer your carriage by car, train, boat or even plane – West Sussex offers them all. For weekday commuters, London can be reached by direct train in around an hour and a half. For the weekend enthusiasts, the waters of Littlehampton Marina and Chichester Harbour may have more appeal or even head east along the coast, and you will find bohemian Brighton, vibrant and lively.
In the vale of the South Downs, now an International Dark Sky Reserve, you can ramble until your heart’s content, stopping along the way at the many idyllic English country pubs and tea rooms. National Heritage places of interest within the area include Petworth House, Fishbourne Roman Palace, Weald and Downland Museum, and of course our beloved Arundel - the quaint postcard-picture worthy town steeped in history. Arundel Castle commands the centre of this medieval town and seamlessly combines traditional countryside living and a modern appreciation for art and culture, epitomised by Arundel’s popular Festivals. The Chichester Festival Theatre is another cultural hub hosting pre-West End performances.
West Sussex is perhaps most well-known for its social events in the seasonal calendar, whether watching Polo at Cowdray Park, wine tasting at Tinwood Vineyard, racing at Fontwell, or attending the many esteemed events held by the Duke of Richmond at the distinguished Goodwood Estate. Goodwood is internationally renowned for an array of sporting events, including the horse races at Glorious Goodwood, motor racing at the Festival of Speed and Goodwood Revival, and several golfing, aeronautical and private member events. The Duke himself describes Goodwood as a “perfectly crafted quintessentially British experience – always delivered with a twist”.
Located 2 miles from the coast and halfway between Worthing and Littlehampton is the village of Angmering. The assortment of brick, flint and timber framed houses makes this a very attractive village with lots of independent boutiques and shops which add to its charm. The northern part of the village is mainly woodland making it ideal for country strolls through Angmering’s Conservation Area. There are various sport and recreational clubs to join, including the well-established Worthing Rugby Club and the well-regarded Ham Manor Golf Club set on a wonderful parkland course.
The picturesque market town of Arundel, nested in a steep vale of the South Downs, is internationally renowned for its much-conserved town featuring a Medieval Castle and Roman Catholic Cathedral. Consistently recognised as one of the finest towns in England, Arundel offers an array of amenities ranging from its famous antique halls, galleries and boutique shops, to its thriving Farmers’ Market, tea rooms and fine eateries.
East Preston & Kingston
A charming coastal hamlet in the Arun district of West Sussex, East Preston is a seaside village bursting with personality and charisma, with a wide collection of eateries, pubs, bars and shops. The village hosts many traditional festivals and events throughout the year – epitomising the thriving community spirit East Preston is known for.
East Preston and Kingston Gorse Parish has a historical reputation for luxury coastline dwellings that exude opulence, glamour and grace, being known as popular weekend haunts of thespians and celebrities from the West End stage during the golden vintage era.
Ferring is a little coastal village situated in West Sussex in between Littlehampton and Worthing. It has plenty of great pubs, restaurants and cafes with local walking and special interest groups to appeal to all ages. The famous Bluebird Café is particularly popular with the ‘sausage dog brigade’ – a local beach walking group made up entirely of dachshunds and their owners!
Littlehampton is a traditional seaside town with a lively harbour and marina, attracting many tourists in the height of summer. You can choose between the calm West beach local nature reserve or the bustling East beach, depending on your mood. This area is particularly suited to young families with many amenities and leisure activities on offer, including a newly renovated leisure centre, an independent cinema, a traditional amusement park, and even a cute miniature railway – driven by Father Christmas during the festive period. Described by Thomas Heatherwick as “Somewhere you can enjoy a glass of Champagne or a Mr. Whippy”, Littlehampton boasts a large number of restaurants and cafés, including the East Beach café described by the Sunday Times magazine as offering delicious recipes in a jaw-droppingly modern café on the beach.
On the high street you will find a mixture of your favourite stores alongside independent retailers including butchers, bakers and greengrocers. There is also a wide variety of eateries with every palate catered for, as well as the traditional pubs and a tapas bar.The village seamlessly combines a mixture of historic thatched cottages, seaview flats and new homes with plenty of leisure activities on offer. One particular committee you may wish to join is the local floristry group who compete annually in the ‘South East in Bloom’, and have been awarded a number of prestigious medals for their beautifully creative work, enjoyed by the entire village.

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