Holiday Cottages In The South Downs To Rent

The South Downs is the UK's newest National Park, it stretches from Winchester in the West to Eastbourne in the East and offers over 600 square miles of pristine English countryside. It is paradise for hikers, mountain bikers, road cyclists and anyone who loves a countryside stroll.

From the South Downs National Park, it is easy to explore cosmopolitan Brighton and the county towns of Winchester, Lewes and Chichester. There are family-friendly activities galore and more picnic spots than you can shake a stick at. We love the little village of Ditchling with its two pretty churches, an award-winning museum and delightful tearooms. Further west, Arundel is packed with cute little antique shops and places to grab lunch. Those of you who like hiking and a challenge can walk the length of the park on the South Downs Way, it covers 100 miles of some of the England's finest countryside.

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South Downs cottages

  • Last Minute Cottages - Stunning Shanklin Cottage S14351
  • Last Minute Cottages - Stunning Shanklin Cottage S14351
  • Last Minute Cottages - Stunning Shanklin Cottage S14351
  • Last Minute Cottages - Stunning Shanklin Cottage S14351
  • Last Minute Cottages - Stunning Shanklin Cottage S14351

Sandown

Stunning Shanklin Cottage

Ref: S14351

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Delightful East End Cottage S121704
  • Last Minute Cottages - Delightful East End Cottage S121704
  • Last Minute Cottages - Delightful East End Cottage S121704
  • Last Minute Cottages - Delightful East End Cottage S121704
  • Last Minute Cottages - Delightful East End Cottage S121704

East End

Delightful East End Cottage

Ref: S121704

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Excellent Lymington Cottage S94998
  • Last Minute Cottages - Excellent Lymington Cottage S94998
  • Last Minute Cottages - Excellent Lymington Cottage S94998
  • Last Minute Cottages - Excellent Lymington Cottage S94998
  • Last Minute Cottages - Excellent Lymington Cottage S94998

Lymington

Excellent Lymington Cottage

Ref: S94998

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Luxury Bognor Regis Cottage S13877
  • Last Minute Cottages - Luxury Bognor Regis Cottage S13877
  • Last Minute Cottages - Luxury Bognor Regis Cottage S13877
  • Last Minute Cottages - Luxury Bognor Regis Cottage S13877
  • Last Minute Cottages - Luxury Bognor Regis Cottage S13877

Middleton-on-Sea

Luxury Bognor Regis Cottage

Ref: S13877

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Beautiful Arundel Cottage S13809
  • Last Minute Cottages - Beautiful Arundel Cottage S13809
  • Last Minute Cottages - Beautiful Arundel Cottage S13809
  • Last Minute Cottages - Beautiful Arundel Cottage S13809
  • Last Minute Cottages - Beautiful Arundel Cottage S13809

Ferring

Beautiful Arundel Cottage

Ref: S13809

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Charming East Meon Cottage S14088
  • Last Minute Cottages - Charming East Meon Cottage S14088
  • Last Minute Cottages - Charming East Meon Cottage S14088
  • Last Minute Cottages - Charming East Meon Cottage S14088
  • Last Minute Cottages - Charming East Meon Cottage S14088

East Meon

Charming East Meon Cottage

Ref: S14088

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Cosy Freshwater Cottage S14238
  • Last Minute Cottages - Cosy Freshwater Cottage S14238
  • Last Minute Cottages - Cosy Freshwater Cottage S14238
  • Last Minute Cottages - Cosy Freshwater Cottage S14238
  • Last Minute Cottages - Cosy Freshwater Cottage S14238

Middleton

Cosy Freshwater Cottage

Ref: S14238

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Attractive Brighstone Cottage S97608
  • Last Minute Cottages - Attractive Brighstone Cottage S97608
  • Last Minute Cottages - Attractive Brighstone Cottage S97608
  • Last Minute Cottages - Attractive Brighstone Cottage S97608
  • Last Minute Cottages - Attractive Brighstone Cottage S97608

Brighstone

Attractive Brighstone Cottage

Ref: S97608

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Excellent Ventnor Apartment S105837
  • Last Minute Cottages - Excellent Ventnor Apartment S105837
  • Last Minute Cottages - Excellent Ventnor Apartment S105837
  • Last Minute Cottages - Excellent Ventnor Apartment S105837
  • Last Minute Cottages - Excellent Ventnor Apartment S105837

Ventnor

Excellent Ventnor Apartment

Ref: S105837

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Splendid Winchester Cottage S81272
  • Last Minute Cottages - Splendid Winchester Cottage S81272
  • Last Minute Cottages - Splendid Winchester Cottage S81272
  • Last Minute Cottages - Splendid Winchester Cottage S81272
  • Last Minute Cottages - Splendid Winchester Cottage S81272

Owslebury

Splendid Winchester Cottage

Ref: S81272

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Attractive Bognor Regis Cottage S69863
  • Last Minute Cottages - Attractive Bognor Regis Cottage S69863
  • Last Minute Cottages - Attractive Bognor Regis Cottage S69863
  • Last Minute Cottages - Attractive Bognor Regis Cottage S69863
  • Last Minute Cottages - Attractive Bognor Regis Cottage S69863

Felpham

Attractive Bognor Regis Cottage

Ref: S69863

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Wonderful Amberley Cottage S41594
  • Last Minute Cottages - Wonderful Amberley Cottage S41594
  • Last Minute Cottages - Wonderful Amberley Cottage S41594
  • Last Minute Cottages - Wonderful Amberley Cottage S41594
  • Last Minute Cottages - Wonderful Amberley Cottage S41594

Amberley

Wonderful Amberley Cottage

Ref: S41594

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Inviting West Meon Cottage S14156
  • Last Minute Cottages - Inviting West Meon Cottage S14156
  • Last Minute Cottages - Inviting West Meon Cottage S14156
  • Last Minute Cottages - Inviting West Meon Cottage S14156
  • Last Minute Cottages - Inviting West Meon Cottage S14156

Bishops Waltham

Inviting West Meon Cottage

Ref: S14156

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Superb Brighstone Cottage S14192
  • Last Minute Cottages - Superb Brighstone Cottage S14192
  • Last Minute Cottages - Superb Brighstone Cottage S14192
  • Last Minute Cottages - Superb Brighstone Cottage S14192
  • Last Minute Cottages - Superb Brighstone Cottage S14192

Calbourne

Superb Brighstone Cottage

Ref: S14192

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Charming Selsey Cottage S125446
  • Last Minute Cottages - Charming Selsey Cottage S125446
  • Last Minute Cottages - Charming Selsey Cottage S125446
  • Last Minute Cottages - Charming Selsey Cottage S125446
  • Last Minute Cottages - Charming Selsey Cottage S125446

Selsey

Charming Selsey Cottage

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Beautiful Ryde And Seaview Cottage S81422
  • Last Minute Cottages - Beautiful Ryde And Seaview Cottage S81422
  • Last Minute Cottages - Beautiful Ryde And Seaview Cottage S81422
  • Last Minute Cottages - Beautiful Ryde And Seaview Cottage S81422
  • Last Minute Cottages - Beautiful Ryde And Seaview Cottage S81422

Wootton Bridge

Beautiful Ryde and Seaview Cottage

Ref: S81422

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Luxury Ventnor Cottage S44998
  • Last Minute Cottages - Luxury Ventnor Cottage S44998
  • Last Minute Cottages - Luxury Ventnor Cottage S44998
  • Last Minute Cottages - Luxury Ventnor Cottage S44998
  • Last Minute Cottages - Luxury Ventnor Cottage S44998

Niton

Luxury Ventnor Cottage

Ref: S44998

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Gorgeous Yarmouth Cottage S135375
  • Last Minute Cottages - Gorgeous Yarmouth Cottage S135375
  • Last Minute Cottages - Gorgeous Yarmouth Cottage S135375
  • Last Minute Cottages - Gorgeous Yarmouth Cottage S135375
  • Last Minute Cottages - Gorgeous Yarmouth Cottage S135375

Yarmouth

Gorgeous Yarmouth Cottage

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Delightful Crawley Lodge S134081
  • Last Minute Cottages - Delightful Crawley Lodge S134081
  • Last Minute Cottages - Delightful Crawley Lodge S134081
  • Last Minute Cottages - Delightful Crawley Lodge S134081
  • Last Minute Cottages - Delightful Crawley Lodge S134081

Crawley

Delightful Crawley Lodge

Ref: S134081

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Shanklin Apartment S133165
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Shanklin Apartment S133165
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Shanklin Apartment S133165
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Shanklin Apartment S133165
  • Last Minute Cottages - Quaint Shanklin Apartment S133165

Shanklin

Quaint Shanklin Apartment

Ref: S133165

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Adorable Sandown Apartment S133173
  • Last Minute Cottages - Adorable Sandown Apartment S133173
  • Last Minute Cottages - Adorable Sandown Apartment S133173
  • Last Minute Cottages - Adorable Sandown Apartment S133173
  • Last Minute Cottages - Adorable Sandown Apartment S133173

Sandown

Adorable Sandown Apartment

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Lovely Sandown Apartment S133175
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lovely Sandown Apartment S133175
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lovely Sandown Apartment S133175
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lovely Sandown Apartment S133175
  • Last Minute Cottages - Lovely Sandown Apartment S133175

Sandown

Lovely Sandown Apartment

Ref: S133175

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Splendid Ventnor Apartment S132740
  • Last Minute Cottages - Splendid Ventnor Apartment S132740
  • Last Minute Cottages - Splendid Ventnor Apartment S132740
  • Last Minute Cottages - Splendid Ventnor Apartment S132740
  • Last Minute Cottages - Splendid Ventnor Apartment S132740

Ventnor

Splendid Ventnor Apartment

Ref: S132740

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Cosy Fishbourne Cottage S132762
  • Last Minute Cottages - Cosy Fishbourne Cottage S132762
  • Last Minute Cottages - Cosy Fishbourne Cottage S132762
  • Last Minute Cottages - Cosy Fishbourne Cottage S132762
  • Last Minute Cottages - Cosy Fishbourne Cottage S132762

Fishbourne

Cosy Fishbourne Cottage

Ref: S132762

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"We rented Densford for a week over the Christmas break. The cottage is well located, pretty and warm. However, the lounge area is incredibly dark only being lit by 2 low table lamps with no side tables for drinks which could very easily have been spilt on the floor. We had to bring down a bedside lamp and table which improved matters a little but still did not give adequate lighting to read comfortably. Likewise, the morning room area isvery dark and we had to move the kitchen table lamp onto the table just to be able to have a comfortable meal. For a winter stay, lighting is relevant and this could easily have been rectified by free standing uplighters and stronger bulbs. There is absolutely no cupboard space in the kitchen for dry storage so for our stay we had to move china and dishes from the only top cupboard so tins, packets etc could be put away. There is china provided but only 2 mugs and an assortment of smaller cups. All of the above caused us a good deal of frustration and inconvenience. One further point is that there is no hanging space in the 2nd bedroom so if both rooms are being used, hanging clothes all have to be kept in the main bedroom. I would also emphasise the steep stairs which I accept have been stated in the particulars. However, for safety you do need both hands free when using them and I would worry about children using them as a fall would not be broken. I completely understand thelimitations in staying in a traditional cottage but many of the above could be resolved inexpensively."
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Andrea - verified booking

"The Cottage felt very homely and warm. Everything we needed was supplied to make it a very comfortable stay. Making lovely warm fires in the evening was a real treat and the cottage was well placed for the local small supermarket and pubs. The children loved the summer house where they could play pool and darts which was a welcome diversion for them and us! It was lovely to be able to take our Westie away with us, however owners of small dogs beware, as the garden whilst totally enclosed was not fully escape proof for mischievous little dogs! The walks up to Tennyson Down from the cottage were super and the views unsurpassed. Would recommend the west coast as the coastal walks and fossil hunting were great fun.All in a all a great Easter week spent on the Island, with Freshwater proving to be a great base and the cottage being a home from home after a day's walking and exploring"
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Confirmed Guest - verified booking

"The cottage was certainly up to usual Snaptrip standards. If anything, the property was 'under-sold' in the sense that the garden was much nicer than we were led to believe, having an excellent outlook at the rear and lovely seating areas with enough privacy despite being semi-detached. Proximity to Amberley Castle is also a treat: being able to walk there and back from a fine-dining restaurant on a fine summer's evening was a memorable experience. Perhaps that could also be emphasised (for those who enjoy top-nosh).The only reason for not giving 5 stars was an unfortunate flood we suffered due to a drain blockage. The owner was initially difficult to contact but soon put things right and gave us a nice consolatory gift."
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carol - verified booking

"S81272 is a clean, modern, well equipped house which is open plan downstairs.We were a family group of 6 adults, 2 children and a one year old. There was plenty of room for all of us. Bedrooms and bathrooms are clean and of a good standardThe weather was not great but there was plenty to do for the children in and around Winchester. We visited Marwell Zoo, Manor Farm ( Peter Rabbit Trail was a hit with the children) Winchester Cathedral, Winchester Science Museum and we went bowling on a particularly wet day.The hot tub was a favourite with everyone.We had a lovely time altogether and this house is perfect for family/ friendship groups wanting to spend quality time together."
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Mark - verified booking

"Lovely touches on arrival treats, milk ,drinks ,flowers , sweets for children.Very clean and well equipped for children.Good location for the beach which was safe for children.3 local pubs family and dog friendly.Negative - soundproofing could hear people next door , road noise and speeding cars.Very small bathroom - cramped with toilet and hand basin very close.Uncomfortable double bed could feel the springs.Bin too small in kitchen.Balcony decking toddlers can get their feet stuck between planks."
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