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All the fun of the Village fair!

Each year in July Sidlesham village (along with many other villages) hold a village fair to raise funds – in this case for the Church. Village fairs are fabuous events! Everyone is welcome – whether or not you are church-minded. There is the dog show, various raffles and bottle stalls, plant and toy stalls and

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The nearest 30 minute dog walk for my guests

I am delighted to say that I have a newly acquired rescue Standard Poodle (Echo) who is just the most friendly, Zen-dog you could ever want to meet! As a result of which I am out twice a day dog walking… so I thought I would help my dog-guests and their owners find some of

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Why countryside holidays are good for the Soul.

Countryside Holidays Are Good For The Soul Our properties are both located out in the beautiful Chichester countryside. We’ve wide, sweeping views over the fields, and an absolute abundance of wildlife nestling in the gardens. On clear nights, visitors can gaze for millions of starry miles into the galaxy, unhindered by light pollution. It’s all

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Chichester on video

Chichester has MANY attractions and places of note to see when you visit… here are some to tempt you! Stay at Chichester Self Catering for a weekend or longer with as a small family or larger group and make the best of the time you have. We have three properties to choose from which are

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Chichester Festival Theatre

Chichester Festival Theatre is a wonderful mixture of contemporary and well loved plays and programmes housed in iconic buildings which have been newly refurbished. We are blessed with two theatres in Chichester on the same site – the Festival theatre and the Minerva Theatre – a much more intimate space.

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Port Solent – a gem overlooking Portsmouth Harbour

Just East of Portchester and overlooking Portchester Castle on the other side of Portsmouth Harbour is Port Solent. This small harbour which is regulated by lock-gates is surprisingly large with waterside flats and properties surrounding the moored boats.

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The Lamb at West Wittering

On the long road South from Chichester to West Wittering (A286) is The Lamb. This cottagey pub has a lovely olde-worlde theme with fresh hop flowers and unusual well-thought-out decor.

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Selsey Outdoor & Walking Festival May – June

Do you love walking and want to explore the area in much more detail? How about make the most of the Manhood Peninsula over the May Bank Holiday week? Selsey would like to welcome you to the 2017 Outdoor & Walking Festival. Sat 26th May to Sun 3rd June. I can’t put it any better than

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Saucy Hens have a relaxing weekend with their “besties”

Some Hen Parties want a full on party time for the whole weekend, others want time to spend with their besties and close family. They want to relax, engage in good conversation and share time and experiences together. Heather’s Hens had a well laid out plan…thanks to Katy…

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Gorgeous Hen Party Weekend – thank you!

Weekends at Hen Party Haven can be so varied and fun (and that includes for Gayle the owner!) – have you thought about holding YOUR #HenParty here yet? “Thank you for a lovely stay, I had an extra special hen weekend. The ladies and I went clay pigeon shooting on the Saturday, and then relaxed

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West Dean Winter / Early Spring Gardens

Winter and spring walks are a joy at West Dean whatever the season or weather! Around every corner or surveying the larger landscape you are bound to find beauty and amusement to enhance your soul. Early Spring (Feb) heralds the gardeners at the West Dean estate hard at work cutting and trimming, pruning and titivating

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Farmer, Butcher, Chef restaurant at Goodwood Hotel.

Lovely setting next to the hotel but I was left disappointed…for a fine dining restaurant outside of Chichester City. “I had high expectations for a lovely evening with my two friends. It started well by being given the table by the open fire – although the fire was a rather sad affair! There was plenty

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Boxgrove Priory

Boxgrove Priory is a stunning building which luckily survived Henry VIII’s dissolution of the monasteries in Tudor times although it lost its West end at this time. It has always has excellent patronage – from Contess’s to the Lord Richmond’s

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