Staycation boom proves a boost for Storrington holiday company

A boom in staycations has led to more people visiting Sussex this year.

Friday, 14th May 2021, 3:37 pm

And that has proved good news for Storrington-based short-term rental and holiday let company Downs & Coast.

Owner Fiona Fforde has four boutique-style properties in Steyning and Hove - and they’re fully-booked from May 17 til August.

But, she says, there is availability for those looking for a late summer or early autumn break in ‘luxurious and confortable’ accommodation.

One of Doowns & Coast's properties - a charming cottage in Steyning

The boom in popularity for staycations since the pandemic means Fiona has had to take on an extra staff member.

The properties themselves range in size and style to accommodate from two to 10 people. The include a quaint cottage, a boutique garden apartment and family-friendly accommodation - and all have a chic but ‘home from home feeling’, says Fiona, 52.

The properties are proving popular with all age ranges, from hen party guests to families and pensioners.

Many have the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence and one of the stylish Hove properties has been upgraded to an Airbnb Plus.

Downs & Coast owner Fiona Fforde

“More people are looking to holiday in the UK in destinations like Sussex ” said Fiona.

“Devon and Cornwall are fully booked up; there just isn’t enough properties in those areas.

“People are looking around for other destinations and Sussex is ideal. It has many advantages - the South Downs National Park is a huge gem with such close proximity to London.

“You have everything on your doorstep from the buzz of Brighton with its sea, shops and The Lanes, and destinations such as Chichester Harbour and the Witterings - and the hidden gems like Littlehapton and Climping.

Inside one of the Downs & Coast properties

“I encourage all my guests to support local businesses and just come with their suitcases and relax.”

To find out more call 07917 126650.

On e of the luxury bedrooms