Fireworks Free stays for your dog, and you

Fireworks-free visits for nervous dogs

Autumn – means fireworks in many places – and terror for your pets. They cower in corners, under beds or won’t leave your side… sound familiar? Do you want to get away, at least for a weekend and get through … Read MoreRead More

Autumn Activities local to Chichester

The farming year is turning – it’s Autumn

The mornings are getting much darker, the evenings too and the soil is cooling. Its the time of year for warming stews, evenings by the TV with crumpets and Marmite plus the big TV shows. Its a cosy time of … Read MoreRead More


Dog-friendly places where humans can eat in West Sussex!

For those who own dogs it is reassuring to know that the four-legged member of the family is welcome at some pubs and other restaurants. Here are some of our favourite options. … Read More

No3 Road to Great Ham farm

A 2-hour dog walk locally from Chichester Self Catering

There are many great walks out from Living and Nature’s Elements without needing to get the car out – so ideal if you have a dog(s). In this walking series I thought I would help you route plan…so you can … Read MoreRead More


Valentine’s Day

Who wants to treat both themselves and their loved one? Don’t be shy – you know that you want to! This is what sharing love and experiences is all about afterall. Chichester Self Catering has a number of gorgeous options … Read MoreRead More

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Bluebell Woods – a “heavenly-scent” experience

If you have never experienced the full glory of an English Bluebell wood – then it should go onto your “Life’s Bucket List” immediately! To find out what I am talking about just watch the video. You can never have … Read More


Petworth Park Walks

Stroll across Petworth Deer Park Words by Hazel Sillver, Sussex Life The resident bucks at Petworth (photo: National Trust) Petworth Deer Park, 3.1m (5k). One of the loveliest winter walks in Sussex is around the deer park at Petworth. Map … Read More

close up of sea kale berries

Wetland Walks in Sussex

We are truly blessed in this little corner of West Sussex to boast some of the very best wetlands in the UK. So why not make the most of them and go for a walk? Pagham Harbour … Read More

Lunch, tea and more @smokedandchard

A great little find in the countryside! @smokedandchard is a delightful rural lunch and tea establishment in the countryside close to Medmerry Harbour, on the Chichester Plain in the vintage / shabby-chic style. The emphasis is on recycled, re-used and … Read MoreRead More


Kingley Vale, Chichester

Kingley Vale is a beautiful, natural place perched on the South side of the South Downs just north-west of Chichester. It is made of ancient woodland, farmscapes and bridle and footpaths.  The hill / vale can be reached from Funtington, … Read More