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Holiday Home Management – For Guests

Bedroom | The Bakery | Arundel Holiday Homes | Simple Getaway

Every holiday let management company operates a little differently. Below we have highlighted some of our most frequently asked questions from both owners and guests and the answers as to what we do.

If you are an owner or a guest and cannot find an answer below, please get in touch. You can call us at 01273 640281 or write to us at contact.us@simplegetaway.com. We aim to get back to you as soon as possible!

FAQ’s for Guests

What hours are you open and how can we contact you?

We are open 8am – 6pm Monday to Friday and 9am – 4pm on Saturdays. Our office number is 01273 640281 and we can also be reached via email at contact.us@simplegetaway.com.

Do we have to bring our own sheets and towels?

All of our homes come with a full set of sheets and towels for you to use so you do not need to bring your own. If you are staying near the beach, we do recommend that you pack a beach towel as these are not always available in our holiday lets.

Do we have to bring our own amenities?

We do provide a starter pack of amenities so that you don’t have to worry about heading to the shops upon arrival. This pack includes toilet paper, dish soap, hand soap, bin liner, shampoo and conditioner. If you are staying longer than a couple of days, we have located the nearest shop to your holiday let. These locations can be found in the tablet provided at the property. 

Can we check in early or check out late?

We will do what we can to accommodate you for an early check-in or check-out though this may not always be available. If you would like to make a request for an early check-in or a late check-out then you can do so by sending us an email at contact.us@simplegetaway.com or submit the late check-out request through the tablet at the property.

What do we need to do before check out?

We want to make your check out process as simple as we can. Before you check out, please make sure that all the windows and doors are closed and locked, furniture is moved back to its original position and the rubbish is taken to the designated bins.

Master Bedroom 2 | New Park Terrace | Chichester Holiday Home | Simple Getaway

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Holiday Home Locations

Arundel Holiday Homes

Arundel Castle | Arundel Holiday Homes | Simple Getaway

As you drive near Arundel it is hard to ignore its enormous beauty. Two structures catch your eye as they gaze at one another on the hillside. Arundel Castle and Arundel Cathedral are two of the most monumental buildings in Sussex and they stand just a few hundred metres from one another on the hillside, overlooking the charming village of Arundel just below.

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Brighton Holiday Homes

Brighton South Laines | Brighton Holiday Homes | Simple Getaway

The City of Brighton is often referred to as eclectic, cosmopolitan, bohemian and ‘artsy’ and we could not agree more. Brighton has maintained its popular destination city status for many years drawing visitors from across the country.

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Chichester Holiday Homes

Chichester Shopping | Chichester Holiday Homes | Simple Getaway

Often mentioned as one of the sunniest cities in the UK, the city of Chichester is full of history and charm and a place definitely worth exploring on a visit to Sussex. Originally known as Noviomagus Reginorum, the City of Chichester dates back as far as Roman times, over 1900 years ago. Much of its Roman heritage can be seen on a visit to Chichester.

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Goodwood Holiday Homes

Goodwood Racecourse | Chichester Holiday Homes | Simple Getaway

When you think of an estate you’re likely to picture an impressively large home, surrounded by fields upon fields of beautiful countryside. A tranquil and peaceful place, typically only available to the public to view from a distance. Usually you would be right, but not when talking about Goodwood Estate. Goodwood Estate is very very different and in the best way possible.

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Holiday Home Technology

Holiday Home Technology | Smart Home Control | Holiday Home Technology | Simple Getaway

We use technology in our holiday lets to keep things running smoothly and safely throughout the year. At Simple Getaway, we are constantly searching for the latest technology to streamline your holiday let and make it safer and more efficient for you and your guests enjoyment. Below are a few of the technologies that we make available for our owners, some of which are included when you list your holiday let with us. Give us a call to find out more!

Smart Locks

Smart Locks are by far, one of the most useful technologies on the market for holiday lets. Having a Smart Lock installed at your holiday let will be well worth it and here is why. 

Guest Safety

Above all, is safety. Smart locks are the market leader in safety, both for holiday lets and for your own home. The system can automatically generate unique codes for guests to use which only work from the time of check in, and will cease working once a guest checks out. 

Owner Safety

Smart Locks remove the necessity of a physical key. Your guests will be able to arrive at the property any time after check-in, key in a code, and let themselves inside. This removes the chances of losing a key and having to change out the locks at your property, or re-cut new keys. With Smart Locks, this simply isn’t a problem. Furthermore, Smart Locks have the ability to keep a log of which codes are used to arrive and leave from your holiday let at any given time, just in case of any issues. 

Maintenance and Cleaning Teams

This technology allows us to generate unique codes for cleaning and maintenance teams to enter your holiday let. If these team members stop working with us, we can simply delete their access codes and they will no longer be able to access the property. 

Owner Guests

If you have your own guests staying at the property, either give them your own master code (at your discretion), or we can generate an additional code for them. 

Smart Tablets

Our holiday lets each offer tablets for guests to use. These tablets contain information on your home and how to operate appliances, sofa beds, heating etc. They can also provide guests with wifi codes and recommendations on local sites, activities and restaurant recommendations so they can be well equipped with things to do from a locals perspective. 

If you have any information you’d like to add on your specific property, we can add that into the tablet and provide it for guest use! 

Smart Lighting

Switch on

Smart Lighting is a great way of adding smart home technology to your home at a lower price. Using smart lighting in our holiday lets, we are able to remotely turn on lights if your guests arrive in the evening so that they arrive at a modestly lit home. In addition, if your property is left vacant for a longer stretch of time, we are able to periodically turn on the lights to protect your holiday let from any potential break ins. 

Switch off

We can both switch on and switch off the lights in your holiday let remotely should a guest leave them on. This ultimately reduces the energy costs in your holiday let and ensures you have no unnecessary costs. Smart lights have advantages in safety and costs making them well worth their initial investment!

Smart Lighting | Holiday Home Technology | Simple Getaway

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Holiday Home Management – For Owners

Holiday Home Management | Kitchen | The Bakery | Arundel Holiday Homes | Simple Getaway

Every holiday let management company operates a little differently. Below we have highlighted some of our most frequently asked questions and the answers as to what we do.

If you are an owner and cannot find an answer below, please get in touch. You can call us at 01273 640281 or write to us at contact.us@simplegetaway.com. We aim to get back to you as soon as possible!

FAQ’s for Owners

Who pays for the cleaning?

At Simple Getaway, we do not charge our owners a cleaning fee for our guest stays. The cleaning fee we charge is a pass-through cost from the guest directly to our cleaning team. We will arrange for your property to be cleaned thoroughly after each guest and will pay our cleaning team directly. As an owner, you are not responsible for the cleaning unless you stay at your holiday let.

If my property needs maintenance, who takes care of that?

We have a regular maintenance service to ensure your property is taken care of regularly throughout the year. However, when maintenance issues arise outside of these times, we will employ our maintenance service on an hourly basis. Should you have any additional requests for maintenance, we would be happy to take care of this on your behalf.

Who takes care of the laundry?

We will launder the sheets and towels used by guests at your property after each stay so they will be clean for each new arrival.

Can you help me furnish my property?

Absolutely! Our team is qualified in interior design and would be happy to help in furnishing your property. We have had some excellent experience in furnishing many holiday lets for our clients in the past and know exactly what works best for a holiday let. 

Who pays for photography?

We are particular about our photography and hire professionals to get the very best shots of your holiday let. We appreciate that photography can be expensive which is why we cover this cost. If your home is listed with us, you can rest assured that we will take the best possible images of your home – for free! 

How can I book the property for my family and friends?

We will provide you with an owner login where you will be able to book your holiday let for your friends and family. Should you need anything for your stay, just let us know and we will do our best to arrange it for you.

Breakfast in Bed | Arundel Holiday Homes | Simple Getaway
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Holiday Home Marketing

Holiday Home Marketing | The Bakery | Arundel Holiday Homes | Simple Getaway

Your holiday let is an important investment and it should be treated as such. At Simple Getaway, we have years of experience in the market and will follow the right steps to make sure your holiday let is in the best position possible. 

Our marketing strategy is not passive, instead, we make the right moves to ensure success. Using excellent photography, dynamic pricing and ensuring widespread visibility of your home, we are confident that you will receive maximum returns on your holiday let investment. 

Holiday Home Marketing | Reading Room | The Bakery | Arundel Holiday Home | Simple Getaway

Dynamic Pricing

At Simple Getaway, we understand that fixed and seasonal pricing should only be used as a guide.

There is so much historical data available to us in the holiday let industry that we would be foolish to ignore it and make up our own pricing structure. Instead, we utilize the best in industry data to ensure that we are marketing your holiday let at the optimum price, depending on multiple factors including location, property size, property condition and the previous 12 months of historical data.

Markets fluctuate considerably year on year and pricing that worked 12 months ago, may today be too high or too low to really be effective in optimising your holiday let.

This software allows us to know EXACTLY what the nightly price of your holiday let should be advertised for at any given time and the dynamic pricing system means we are able to automatically update holiday let pricing dependent upon local market dynamics, demand, supply and local events that are occurring in the vicinity.

Curious to know exactly what you should be making on your holiday let investment? Call Simple Getaway today and we will provide you with a review and report of your property and its potential.


Utility Room | New Park Terrace | Chichester Holiday Home | Simple Getaway

Photography/Staging

Your holiday let may look incredible in real life, but if your photos don’t match that, then your holiday let has very little chance of getting booked.

Attracting guests to your property is the first step to success. In this regard, photography is by far, the most crucial factor. Good photography can not only show a guest what your holiday let looks like, but also how it feels.

Photography for holiday lets has two basic tasks:

  1. Task one is to attract a potential guest to your listing. There is an abundance of holiday lets in Sussex and you have seconds to capture a potential guest in their search and one image with which to do it. Your number one picture needs to be eye catching and not the sort of picture that you browse straight past.
  2. Task two is to convince a potential guest that your listing is the one they want. This is where it is important to show how a property feels and really immerse that potential guest into the property. Highlighting the best rooms and features in your holiday let is so crucial to keep them engaged and convince them to enquire and book.

At Simple Getaway, we are very particular when it comes to photography. Our interior design team will ensure that your property is in peak condition ready to be photographed. We may even add some of our own staging items to really make the most of your property before the photoshoot.

We don’t cut costs and take the pictures ourselves, we hire professional interior photographers to get the very best shots of your home. Our photographers capture images of your holiday let, highlight key and unique areas of your home and create lifestyle shots to really get across the feel of your property.

It is so important to get this right, which is why, at Simple Getaway, the cost of photography is included in your management fee when you list your holiday let with us. We promise to get this right, and ultimately to ensure that you get the maximum benefit from your holiday let investment.


Holiday Home Marketing | Kitchen | The Bakery | Arundel Holiday Homes | Simple Getaway

Listing Sites

Airbnb has become synonymous with the holiday let industry in recent years.

However, Airbnb is not the only site that is available as a listing site for holiday lets. Home Away, Booking.com, FlipKey and a host of smaller niche websites are also available as listing sites for your holiday let.

Whilst Airbnb is undoubtedly the most popular site that travellers use in the UK, guests still inquire via numerous channels and its good practice to make sure you are listed on as many sites as possible to spread your market reach.

At Simple Getaway, our management software enables us to seamlessly list your holiday let on more than just Airbnb so that your holiday let can be found in many different places. What’s more, unlike some of our competitors, we actually list your property on our website so that any repeat guests can book direct with us, saving both you and the guest money!

Remarkably, less than 15% of holiday lets in Sussex are listed on more than one platform leaving a huge amount of potential. Speak to us at Simple Getaway to see how we can maximise your reach and holiday let success by advertising your property across the board.


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Goodwood Holiday Homes & Management

Goodwood Racetrack | Chichester Holiday Homes | Simple Getaway

When you think of an estate you’re likely to picture an impressively large home, surrounded by fields upon fields of beautiful countryside. A tranquil and peaceful place, typically only available to the public to view from a distance. Usually you would be right, but not when talking about Goodwood Estate. Goodwood Estate is very different and in the best way possible. And what better way to enjoy this beautiful estate than to rent a holiday property.

Goodwood House | Chichester Holiday Homes | Simple Getaway

Goodwood House

Goodwood House dates back to 1697 when it was bought by the first Duke of Richmond.  Since then it has been through numerous structural changes and ownership and now boasts one of the most exciting summer event calendars on the South Coast. For a day at Goodwood, you can play golf, go clay shooting, learn to fly, ride your car on the track or just relax in the spa for an afternoon. There are dining options available throughout, with many farm to table options, and an afternoon tea with a tour for those interested in exploring Goodwood House on the inside. 

But what Goodwood is most famous for, and why the vast majority of people visit, is for their summer events – horse racing and car racing. 

Goodwood Racecourse | Chichester Holiday Homes | Simple Getaway

Racecourse

Goodwood Racecourse sits in the South Downs, neighbouring the city of Chichester. In the Summer, the racecourse hosts a number of events, most notably ‘Glorious Goodwood’ an event that runs over 5 days in late July. On a bright summer day, this is one of the best racecourse events in the UK with jockeys from around the world, battling it out on the racecourse to reach the top spot with their expert horses. Visitors can expect 5 days packed with excitement from Sussex Stakes Day to the glamorous Ladies Day.

Goodwood Revival | Chichester Holiday Homes | Simple Getaway

Racetrack

In addition to horse racing, Goodwood offers events for car enthusiasts, from speed seekers, to vintage car admirers, or both! Goodwood racetrack offers both the Festival of Speed and the Goodwood Revival.

Goodwood Festival of Speed | Chichester Holiday Homes | Simple Getaway

Festival of Speed

The Festival of Speed is what Goodwood terms the ‘ultimate motorsport garden party’, with four days of motorsport events from race car drivers and car manufacturers from around the world. Formula 1 supercars from Ferrari, Mercedes, Red Bull and Renault set the racecourse alight, with pre-war car races, NASCAR rallies and bike battles gracing the tracks over the 4-day festival of speed event. It is one of the greatest events in motorsport, all available to the public in the county we call home, West Sussex.

Goodwood Revival | Chichester Holiday Homes | Simple Getaway

The Revival

Goodwood Revival differs from its speed fueled counterpart, and celebrates the history of motorcars and motorsport. This event has a dress code, that of the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s, allowing the perfect opportunity for some fancy dress in the sunshine. There are three days of motorsport during the revival, with Sunday culminating in the most renowned events including the Whitsun Trophy, the fastest event of the weekend and the Royal Automobile TT Celebration Race. 

Goodwood Off the Tracks | Chichester Holiday Homes | Simple Getaway

Off the Tracks

Off the racecourse and the racetrack there are plenty of places to take bets on the races, grab drinks in the sunshine or find a bite to eat from one of the food trucks. For those with kids, the family race day provides free entry to those under 18 and fairground rides for some family friendly activity.

There is plenty to see and do in Goodwood and it is easy to see why this is such a popular place to visit year-round, and particularly during the summer months.

Do you need property management services for your Goodwood holiday let? Or do you need to find a place to stay nearby to explore? We can help with both!

For accommodation options, we have holiday lets in both Chichester and Arundel, each only a short drive from Goodwood. Give us a call and find out which suits you best!

Outdoor View | Driftwood Haven | East Preston Holiday Home | Simple Getaway

Goodwood Holiday Home Management

Each of the holiday homes we manage brings its own charm, whether that be an old historic property, a seaside retreat or a modern city centre location, we make sure there is something interesting and that each home is meticulously taken care of. If you are a property owner and have a holiday property that you are looking to rent, Simple Getaway are here to help.

 

Not only do we provide our daily property management service, but we also ensure that your home is enabled with holiday let technology to ensure each guest stay at your holiday rental is seamless and your holiday cottage gets 5* reviews, each and every time.

 

Speak to us today to find out more.

Brighton Holiday Homes & Management

Brighton Pier | Brighton Holiday Homes | Simple Getaway

The City of Brighton is often referred to as eclectic, cosmopolitan, bohemian and ‘artsy’ and we could not agree more. Brighton has maintained its popular destination city status for many years drawing visitors from across the country.

Brighton Beach | Brighton Holiday Homes | Simple Getaway

Brighton Beach

Brighton is world famous for its long, pebbled beach, frequented by locals year round and popular amongst visitors during the hot summer months. There are enough activities surrounding the beach to keep anyone entertained on a visit to this seaside resort.

The 200-year-old Brighton pier offers rides and attractions for all the family to enjoy including fan favourites, the teacups and the waltz. Kids enjoy heading to the sweetshop on the pier and purchasing their Brighton souvenir in the form of Brighton Rock – a stick shaped boiled sugar sweet famous in the UK’s seaside towns.

Opposite the pier is the world’s oldest aquarium, the Sea Life Centre, filled with an array of underwater creatures and below the pier and along the seafront are a number of bars and restaurants to delight beachgoers. With so much available on and around Brighton’s seafront, it is easy to see why this is such a popular place to visit.

Brighton Laines | Brighton Holiday Homes | Simple Getaway

Brighton Lanes

Another of Brighton’s famous attractions that should never be missed are The Brighton Lanes, divided into the North and South Lanes.

Brighton North Laines | Brighton Holiday Homes | Simple Getaway

The North Lanes

As you meander your way through the narrow streets you will notice that the North lanes are bright, effervescent and quirky. There is an eclectic mix of boutiques selling clothing, antiques and vintage goods, restaurants, known for providing vegan/vegetarian staples and a number of great pubs scattered along the way.

In the evenings, the Krater Comedy Club provides guests with plenty of entertainment with stand-up comedy and live music to enjoy.

Brighton South Laines | Brighton Holiday Homes | Simple Getaway

The South Lanes

The South Lanes are more discreet in their appearance and more maze like in their location. They comprise a number of antique jewellery shops, quaint tea rooms and excellent restaurants gathered along the winding alleyways.

The atmosphere is quieter amongst the South Laines and visitors can easily get lost with all the twists, turns and tunnels that delight passers by.

The Royal Pavilion | Brighton Holiday Homes | Simple Getaway

The Royal Pavilion

If you walk East from the South Lanes, you will eventually come across the Royal Pavilion.

Originally built as a pleasure palace for King George IV, the Royal Pavilion is now a famous Landmark in Brighton’s City Centre. The palace was built in 1780 and was extended in 1815 to the Royal Pavilion that stands today. It passed down through a number of Royals and was eventually sold by Queen Victoria to the City of Brighton in 1850 for £50,000.

There have been a number of setbacks in the restoration of the building throughout the years which will inevitably continue, however, the City of Brighton has worked hard to restore the building to the original grandeur envisioned by King George IV back in the 1800’s.

The building is now a popular tourist attraction where visitors can walk through a number of rooms, including the royal bedrooms, the grand kitchen and the banqueting rooms.

South Downs | Chichester Holiday Homes | Simple Getaway

South Downs

Not only does Brighton have inner city beauty, its outskirts are just as picturesque.

The South Downs National Park is just a short distance from the city centre. Visitors can get to the downs quickly from Brighton and explore east or west along the rolling hills. Many visitors will pitch up for an afternoon picnic at the top of Devils Dyke and watch over as the sun lights up the valleys below.

London | Brighton Holiday Homes | Simple Getaway

Accessibility to London

As noted earlier, Brighton is just a short train ride away from London so for those guests staying for a longer trip, why not make a day trip to London to see the big city? In fact, our holiday let, The Preston [Link to The Preston], is located just 2 minutes away from Preston Park station and just an hour away from London!

Brighton is packed full of things to see and do and will certainly keep you busy on a trip to this bustling seaside city. Whatever you have planned, we are here to help you and make sure you experience Brighton as best you can. Give us a call at Simple Getaway today to find out what property will suit you best!

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Arundel Holiday Homes & Management

Arundel Castle | Arundel Holiday Homes | Simple Getaway

As you drive near Arundel it is hard to ignore its enormous beauty. Two structures catch your eye as they gaze at one another on the hillside. Arundel Castle and Arundel Cathedral are two of the most monumental buildings in Sussex and they stand just a few hundred metres from one another on the hillside, overlooking the charming village of Arundel just below. 

Arundel Castle | Arundel Holiday Homes | Simple Getaway

Arundel Castle

Arundel Castle is a true masterpiece.

Originally built in 1068 by Roger de Montogomery, the Earle of Arundel, the Castle has been restored over the years to maintain its position as one of the most iconic buildings on the South Coast and one of the most well kept castles in the country.

The castle sits on 40 acres of land, consisting of the castle itself and the stunning castle gardens, both of which can be accessed on a tour (usually open between March and October). On a castle tour, you are able to wander inside and explore The Keep, the Fitzalan Chapel and the Castle Rooms, all with their own splendour. The castle gardens plant an extraordinary annual tulip display, the largest tulip display in Britain with some 60,000 tulips along with many other spring flowers which are in full bloom from March onwards. 

What is fascinating, is that unlike many historical landmarks, the castle is actually lived in by the current Duke of Norfolk and his family. Many of the internal rooms are fully functional and viewable to the public for half of the year. A tour will give you the opportunity to view inside the dining room, ballroom, library, bedrooms, and even see the bedroom specially commissioned to be built for the use of Queen Victoria’s visit to Arundel Castle back in 1846!

Arundel Town Centre | Arundel Holiday Homes | Simple Getaway

Arundel Village Centre

Outside of the castle walls is the quaint and charming village of Arundel. Picturesque from the moment you drive over the bridge and into the village, it is impossible for Arundel to disappoint. There is not a chain in sight, and instead a multitude of restaurants, cafes, boutique stores and antique shops await.

Enjoy a spot of afternoon tea amongst a day of antiquing or an early evening pint in one of the local village pubs followed by a spectacular meal in one of Arundel’s excellent restaurants (or both!). The food and drink scene in Arundel is outstanding and is one of the many reasons the locals are so fond of this charming village. 

Arundel Cathedral | Arundel Holiday Homes | Simple Getaway

Arundel Cathedral

Further up the hill from the village centre, you will come across Arundel Cathedral. Originally built in 1869 by the 15th Duke of Norfolk, the Cathedral has been a focal point for Arundel ever since. The Cathedral has regular services and concerts and is host to a number of events in Arundel throughout the calendar year. The Cathedral is open daily to the public from 9am – 6pm so pop in and have a look around this majestic building.

Arundel Events | Arundel Holiday Homes | Simple Getaway

Arundel Festivals and Events

Arundel attracts visitors year-round not only due to its historical landmarks, but also its festivals.

Every year during the summer months, Arundel hosts the Arundel festival, one of the largest multi-art festivals in the South with entertainment ranging from music to art to theatre.

In December, Arundel by Candlelight lights up the streets to host its Christmas market. Elegantly lit Christmas trees adorn the buildings in the village alongside a beautifully decorated tree donated to the village by the Duke of Norfolk which creates the centrepiece for this popular event. Visitors to Arundel by Candlelight can enjoy roasted chestnuts, mulled wine and hog roasts as they meander their way around the village streets.

Year round, on the third Saturday of each month, there is a local farmers market hosted in the village centre with vendors selling a wide array of high-quality local produce for visitors and locals to enjoy.

Master Bedroom | The Bakery | Arundel Holiday Home | Simple Getaway

Holiday Homes To Rent in Arundel

It is easy to see how Arundel is such a popular place to visit so why not start exploring. Give Simple Getaway a call today and discover the best place for you and your family and friends to stay and experience one of the most beautiful villages in Sussex.

Bedroom | No.42 | Arundel Holiday Home | Simple Getaway

Arundel Holiday Home Management

We manage several of the best performing properties in Arundel and know what it takes to get your property to its peak performance. We take on your holiday property and all the daily property management so that you, the property owner, can rest assured you are in safe hands.

Chichester Holiday Homes & Management

Chichester Cathedral | Chichester Holiday Homes | Simple Getaway

Often mentioned as one of the sunniest cities in the UK, the city of Chichester is full of history and charm and a place definitely worth exploring on a visit to Sussex.

Chichester Cathedral | Chichester Holiday Homes | Simple Getaway

Roman City

Originally known as Noviomagus Reginorum, the City of Chichester dates back as far as Roman times, over 1900 years ago. Much of its Roman heritage can be seen on a visit to Chichester.

Chichester City Walls | Chichester Holiday Homes | Simple Getaway

Chichester City Walls

Most notable are the city walls, originally built by the Romans as a defense wall for protection, with four gates to control trade and access into the city. Incredibly, the vast majority of the city walls has remained through the years and around 80% of the 1.5 mile structure is still visible today. At seven metres high, the wall is very substantial, consisting of stone, flint and chalk.

It is quite remarkable to comprehend how something of such stature could be built and have been maintained for over 1900 years since the Romans reigned the city of Noviomagus Reginorum, or what we have come to know as Chichester.

Fishbourne Roman Palace | Chichester Holiday Homes | Simple Getaway

Fishbourne Roman Palace

For more Roman discoveries, the village of Fishbourne is just a short drive away from Chichester and is home to the Roman Palace and Gardens, an archaeological site filled with ancient Roman mosaics and artefacts.

The Roman city was built in a grid system with the four main streets forming a cross, now known as Chichester Market Cross. This cross was built in 1501 to provide shelter to those selling produce in the market streets.

Today, this cross marks the centre of the town, from which you can reach, North, East, South and West Streets, each of which are lined with boutique clothing shops, jewellery shops, antique stores, bars and restaurants.

Chichester Cathedral | Chichester Holiday Homes | Simple Getaway

Chichester Cathedral

A wander along West Street will lead you to the grand Cathedral of Chichester, founded in 681 by St Wilfrid with construction commencing in 1076. The Cathedral has gone through a number of fires during its lifetime, and many of the structures have been repaired and rebuilt as a result. In the 1400’s, the cathedral spire and bell tower were erected, the latter of which is claimed to be the only surviving medieval bell tower to exist.

Chichester Shopping | Chichester Holiday Homes | Simple Getaway

Chichester Shopping, Drinking & Dining

East, South and North Streets lead the way to Chichester high streets consisting of an array of boutique shops, antique jewellery stores, bars and restaurants to keep you busy during your visit to Chichester.

Chichester Canal | Chichester Holiday Homes | Simple Getaway

Chichester Canal & Marina

Further along South Street will lead the way to the old city canal where you can take a boat tour to explore the countryside along the water, or even take a self-guided tour and rent a rowboat for you and your family (and even your well behaved dog!).

Nautical visitors may want to take a trip down to Chichester Marina, just 10 minutes drive from Chichester city centre. Enjoy some lunch at the marina cafe and watch the boats arrive and depart from the city or take a boat tour from the harbour and explore the coastline by sea.

South Downs | Chichester Holiday Homes | Simple Getaway

South Downs National Park

If you prefer to explore the countryside on foot, you are in luck! Chichester is right by the South Downs and has plenty of countryside walks to offer. Just North of Chichester you’ll reach the walk surrounding Goodwood, with many walks North, East or West in amongst the picturesque South Downs.

Fancy a sit down? Along with great food and drinks within the City walls, further afield in Chichester you will find a number of country pubs serving some excellent local produce all in their own beautiful settings. Our top two favourites, The Gribble Inn and The Fox Goes Free are just 8 and 13 minutes drive away respectively, or close to many walking routes.

Master Bedroom 1 | New Park Terrace | Chichester Holiday Home | Simple Getaway

Holiday Homes to Rent in Chichester

Whatever your interests, Chichester is full of places to enjoy, from history, to dining, to walks, to water, Chichester has it all. Give Simple Getaway a call and find out which Chichester Holiday Home will suit you and your family.

Already ready to book your holiday rental? Book direct with Simple Getaway and save the unnecessary fees on Airbnb and VRBO, we have the cheapest rate every time, guaranteed!

Aga | Driftwood Haven | East Preston Holiday Home | Simple Getaway

Holiday Home Management Chichester

We manage some of the best performing properties in West Sussex and we could do the same for you! Each of our holiday rentals goes through a projection review to determine exactly what your property should rent for based upon real time data on your competition. By using this process, we can ensure that your holiday cottage starts producing rental income from the start and performs at the top of the market year after year.

Not only that, but our management company comes well recommended with an excellent track record on online listing sites. Our consistent 5* reviews are a result of the beautiful homes that we manage and our friendly and dedicated property management team that look after them.

Are you a property owner and want to benefit from our expertise and property management? Give Simple Getaway a call today and find out what we can do for you.