Chalcroft Cottage

Chalcraft Lane, Bognor Regis, West Sussex, PO21 5SU

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Ideal for ...

  • Beach stays
  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays

Why stay here ...

Chalcroft Cottage CL is a quiet site set on approximately 1.5 acres of lawned grass on the edge of Bognor Regis with easy access to town, seaside and countryside. The Beach is about a mile away along flat quiet roads, perfect for walking or cycling, and from the footpath adjacent to the site there are wonderful views to the South Downs and Chichester Cathedral. Bognor Regis itself boasts a 2.5 mile promenade perfect for strolling along or for wheelchair users, crazy golf along the seafront, shops and cafes a recently restored Hotham Park with its miniature train and park cafe and a full events calendar in the summer with something for everyone! The beach regularly flies the European Blue Flag for being a clean and safe beach with good facilities. Bognor Regis is consistently in the top five of the sunniest places in Britain.

The site is well placed for exploring the beautiful county of West Sussex, with easy access by car, bus or train to Portsmouth and Southampton to the West and Worthing and Brighton to the East. The nearby City of Chichester and towns of Arundel and Littlehampton offer plenty of scope for days out for all tastes, from sightseeing and shopping to water sports, fishing and the theatre with Chichester Festival Theatre only 6 miles away. Bognor Regis itself has a fine independent cinema The Picturedrome which offers very good value for money on the latest film releases in a beautiful old listed building with a wonderful ambiance. Various activities held at Goodwood throughout the year including the Racing Calendar and Motor events are also within easy reach as Goodwood is approximately 8 miles from the site.

Facilities on site ...

  • Battery charging
  • Dog walk from site
  • Information room
  • Recycling facilities
  • Shower (exclusive use)
  • TV reception: good
  • WC (exclusive use)

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1.75 acres

Lawned site

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Postcode:
PO21 5SU
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GPS:
Lat 50.795454 / Lon -0.702093
OS field ref:
SU915004
OS map ref:
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Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Bognor, Brighton, Chichester, Portsmouth
  • Daily public transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest port: Portsmouth (30 miles)
  • Nearest train station: Bognor Regis
  • Train station within 5 miles

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Midsummer heat !

Chalcroft Cottage
Final approach to this CL is pretty much as described in the handbook. That right turn just past the left turn into Westmeads Drive is a narrow turning between two sets of bollards where there is also a green public footpath sign. These quickly bring you to halt in front of a remote controlled gate. From there you get directed by phone along the lane to the house and then into the site, which is great because this access lane is narrow ! The welcome was friendly, attentive and accommodating. The site is a large tree lined and well sheltered rectangular meadow with pitch markers appropriately placed along the far long side. Pitch occupancy was fairly full during our stay, but you would expect that at a CL in this area during midsummer. We did not feel in any way crowded in as the pitch spacing was generous, allowing freedom for toddlers or to walk the dog. Water and chemical tipping are well set out around the toilet/shower building which is near the house. Water pressure on the low side ! The toilets and showers were adequate and fairly clean, with Covid protocols in place. This site is quiet ! There is some distant road noise during daytime but this subsides during the evening and overnight. The location has quite a rural feel to it, with chickens kept in the owner's garden. And there is little or no sense from within the site of any proximity to a residential area. The grass was cut during our brief 2-night stay. Because this is a meadow (not a lawn) the grass was maybe a little bit on the long side when we arrived - just something to be aware of if you are venturing across from the pitch to the facilities before the sun had burnt off early morning dew. During hot dry spells there's a balance needed here about cutting frequency. We very much enjoyed our stay here. The weather was hot & dry, and the sea water temperature permitted us to dip more than a toe in !! Parking is straightforward at the Aldwick end of Bognor, or there's Pagham and then Wittering further along - it's a personal choice between a quieter/pebbly or a crowded/sandy beach ? For us, we have a roof mounted solar panel so a weekend break without a mains hookup in midsummer is quite acceptable, with the only challenge to make sure we were phone charging while driving. Staying at the extremes of the season might require a bit more strategy ? The pitch fee generously reflects the omission of a hook up !

PeterButcher

Reviewed on 27/07/2021 19:27

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Lovely Pitch

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We have just returned home after spending 7 nights at this site, our family live around this area so we have been visiting a number of times a year for many years so I cannot comment on the touristy bit because we tend not to do it. It is our first time on this site as our relative found it and what a gem it is. It is a beautiful field surrounded by trees and wild flowers and we were overwhelmed by how quiet it is at night (many in this area are not quiet). The host is extremely friendly and the pitches are flat shops are in easy reach and you could walk into Bognor if you wish. If you have a dog you can walk it on the public footpath next door. I cannot rate the toilets and showers as since the commencement of Covid we have not used any. We have had a thoroughly enjoyable week and will certainly return

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Reviewed on 16/07/2021 14:41

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Chalcroft Cottage
What can I say, lovely warm welcome. Fantastic price and great to have showers and toilets on site. Would use again. 5 star 🌟

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Reviewed on 04/07/2021 09:30

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What a Gem!

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Stayed here for two nights last week. Meadow site with a myriad of wild flowers, foxes and birds! Very friendly, helpful owner who clearly cares about the environment. Spacious 'bathrooms' added to the stay. Footpaths nearby for dog walking and easy access to places of interest. Just what we needed. Thank you Richard!

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Reviewed on 24/06/2021 11:44

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We stayed here one Saturday in May to visit RSPB reserves and other local attractions. Although right on the edge of the town this feels very much a rural CL but is just a short bike ride to seafront (2.5. miles) through quite residential area. It is very spacious and also has plenty of showers and toilets for a CL. Super friendly and helpful welcome.

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Reviewed on 19/05/2019 06:44

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