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Barnham has four main neighbouring towns; Chichester, Arundel, Littlehampton and Bognor Regis as well as being close to Goodwood, famous for its motor circuit.

These towns are all about 6 miles distant from Barnham. This is a popular large village with pubs, restaurants, take-away's and shops. It has a mainline railway station (direct line link to London and Gatwick Airport) with a taxi rank, as well as bus services - all within 10 minutes level walk from the cottages. Also close-by the cottages are many walks - particularly along the old canal or across the marshes to the south of the village.

The information pack received in each of the cottages gives further suggestions including golf courses, village pubs, cinemas and bowling alleys, sculpture parks, sailing clubs, windsurfing, marinas and much more.

Chichester and Arundel

Chichester and Arundel are historic towns with splendid castles and cathedrals, and both are famous for their association with the arts. The roman-walled city of Chichester, has the Festival Theatre, art galleries and a wide variety of shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants.  Arundel, set on the river Arun, has a magnificent castle as well as a wetland centre, a host of antique shops, an arts festival and a wonderful selection of places to eat and drink.

Littlehampton and Bognor Regis

Littlehampton and Bognor Regis are both small classical seaside towns and both have blue-flag beaches and are both less than six miles away. Littlehampton is one of the few towns where you can drive to a car-park on the sea front and step straight onto a huge safe clean sandy beach.

Littlehampton is lucky to have two contrasting beaches to offer visitors. East Beach with its blue star is a traditional sand and shingle and is perfect for sun bathing! West Beach is made up of natural golden sand dunes and is a popular spot for kite surfers.

While in Littlehampton, visit the Look & Sea visitor centre with panaromanic views, and the lifeboat station.  Enjoy river trips down to Arundel and enjoy eating at the new architecturally designed East and West cafes (an experience).

Bognor Regis, which retains much Victorian architecture including a pier, has many seaside amusements and arcades. On the seafront is Harbour Park amusement centre with rides, adventure golf, kiosks, there is tennis, bowls & crazy golf. Visit theOysterPondBoatingLake where you can hire a pedal boat.

The Town Centre offers a variety of shops, restaurants and bars. For entertainment, pop into the seafront Windmill Theatre & Cinema Complex.

South Downs

The nearby South Downs offer a vast area of natural beauty and wonderful walking, as well as being the home to Goodwood House, motor ciruit & racecourse as well as the Weald and Downland Museaum, the Chalk Pits museum and many other places of interest.

The Cottages are around five miles away from Goodwood, this makes staying at the cottages an ideal location for the world famous Festival of Speed and Goodwood Revivial.

The coastline also offers much of interest including the nearby nature reserve at Pagham Harbour, the Sand Dunes at Climping, and the huge expanse of Chichester Harbour.

Portsmouth and Brighton

Further afield, but close enough to visit easily, there is Portsmouth to the West with the HMS Victory and the Mary Rose. Brighton to the East is wonderful for shopping in the lanes, strolling on the pier or visiting the Dome. Or visit Petworth to the North, to see Petworth House and explore the many antique shops in this historic town.

Other places of interest

Midhurst - (40 mins away) A vibrant market town with shops and restaurants.  Nearby are the Cowdray ruins surrounded by manicured polo lawns, Cowdray House was home to the Montague family, prominent Catholics who employed Guy Fawkes.  In the late 18th century it was landscaped by Capability Brown Tel: 01730 810781

Petworth -  40 mins away, full of antique shops and the National Trust Petworth House, open to the public                    Tel:  01798 342207

Thomas Paine House, Lewes (1 hour away) revolutionary writer Tel:  01273 486260

 Art Courses, Birdham Pool. www.Tidyst.com

 Chichester Water tours. & fishing trips. www.chichesterharbourwatertours.co.uk

 Pallant House Gallery www.pallant.org.uk

Goodwood (8 miles) has an 18 hole golf course open to non-members Hunston Golf club accepts non members and is about 3 miles away.

 Many wonderful beaches at West Wittering and Littlehampton. www.westwitteringbeach.co.uk

Pagham Nature Reserve email pagham.harbour@rspb.org.uk

Fishbourne Roman Palace & gardens www.sussexpast.co.uk

Petworth house email petworth@nationaltrust.org.uk

West Dean gardens www.westdean.org

Tangmere military aviation museum www.tangmere-museum.org.uk

Helicopter sightseeing flights - This can be arranged with Elite Helicopters on 01243-530165 website www.elitehelicopters.co.uk

BIKES can be hired from www.coastalcycles.co.uk and they will deliver to the house.

We have a communal bike shed and a hose is available if needed.

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