We’re in a great location. Well, we think so. And we’re sure you’ll feel the same when you come to see our fabulous homes for rent for the first time too. Our local area doesn’t just have all you need. There’s also plenty of things to do. In West Sussex and beyond, take a look at some of the days out to discover from your new home at The Green at Kilnwood Vale.
1. Explore The Sussex Countryside
You *could* rent an apartment in Crawley or Horsham town centres. But that would mean missing out on having some magnificent countryside literally on your doorstep. Just cross the A264 outside our main entrance and you are on the boundary of the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty; 1,450sq km of walks, cycles, attractions and much more…
How To: You can walk into the High Weald AONB from The Green.
Try Also: South Downs National Park – You can reach one of the UK’s newest National Parks by car, bus or rail from The Green, depending on what activities you’re interested in doing.
2. Brighton Rocks!
The Pier, The Lanes, The Pavilion and more; Brighton has it all. Just 40 mins by road and 70 mins by public transport, sample the delights of one of the UK’s finest seaside resorts. From strolls along the front to scaling the world’s tallest moving observation tower or the world’s oldest operating aquarium; you could fill or day or three with ease in Brighton.
How To: A23 (by car) – Crawley to Brighton (by rail)
Try Also: Portsmouth – A little bit further afield, but the Spinnaker Tower, Southsea Castle, Charles Dickens’ Birthplace, Historic Dockyard and more make ‘Pompey’ an absolute must!
3. To Be Beside The Seaside
For when the ‘Great British Summer’ has its moments, the Sussex coast has the beaches to savour it. West Wittering is one of the best too; a Blue Flag beach with high quality bathing water and equally fine facilities. So don’t forget to take your bucket and spade, watch wind and kite surfers or simply sit and admire the views of Chichester and the South Downs.
How To: via A24 and A27 (by car)
Try Also: Saltdean – A super seaside day out that’s closer to home at The Green; Saltdean is 40 mins by car. The Art Deco-style Lido is a particular highlight, now re-open to visitors.
4. Arundel Castle & Gardens
This medieval castle dates back to 1067 and is open to visitors between April and October. To take a trip to Arundel Castle is to step back in time as you walk round the Grade I-listed castle buildings and its extensive gardens. Be sure to climb 131 steps up to the Keep too; its views of the River Arun, the English Channel and the South Downs are quite incredible.
How To: A24 (by car) – Faygate to Arundel (by rail)
Try Also: Chichester – dating back to Roman times, this is West Sussex’s only city. By road or rail, it has centuries of history to explore; most notably, the grand 900-year-old cathedral.
5. Go Ape at Tilgate Park
Go Ape‘s two tree-top adventures at Crawley’s Tilgate Park offers thrills and spills for all the family. Zip wires, Tarzan swings, rope ladders and more will keep adults and children alike busy (and entertained!) during your visit. And if it isn’t your cup of tea, the park has walking routes and a kids’ play area to make sure everyone has a great day out close to The Green.
How To: A2220 (by car) – 23 and 10 (by bus)
Try Also: Drusillas Park – if you like animals, you’ll love this small zoo. Located near Alfriston, it cares for domestic and wild animals. And there’s plenty more if you have kids too…
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If you like the sound of these suggestions, there’s so much more that Sussex has to explore. Rent an apartment or townhouse at The Green, and you’ll give yourself a brilliant base from which to get out and discover. If you can pull yourself away from our exceptional onsite amenities, of course! For stunning new homes and things to do, Sussex is the place to be.