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Whether you are on a short visit or a longer break, find businesses offering a friendly welcome to cyclists and walkers. Many also offer additional services and facilities to meet your specific needs.

South Downs B&B

Petersfield based B&B with lock-up bike storage.

Address line 1: The Willows, 3 Love Lane
Postcode: GU31 4BU
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The Grain Store Lewes

Luxury holiday home near Lewes overlooking the South Downs. Spacious self-catering accommodation for 8. 3 double bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sofa... bed on the mezzanine, open plan living/dining area, modern kitchen. The house is light-filled, comfortable and stylish. Underfloor heating, wi-fi, TV, parking, garden, balcony, wheelchair accessible ground floor. Easy access to the South Downs Way. Cyclists & walkers staying at The Grain Store will love the large boot room for storage, cleaning and drying.Read more

Address line 1: Old Brighton Road
Postcode: BN7 3JL
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The Blue Bell

Country Pub, Free House, Food and Rooms - Nestled at the foot of the South Downs way is the picturesque village of Cocking in West Sussex, between... Midhurst and Chichester on the A286 is the Blue Bell, a true country retreat. Owned by the local community the village pub offers 3 rooms for bed and breakfast accommodation, real ales, craft beers, cracking wine and freshly prepared home cooked food.Read more

Address line 1: Bell Lane
Address line 2: Cocking
Postcode: GU29 0HU
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Heathside is a charming Cottage where I have room for 4 guests with a lovely EnSuite Double, a room with 2 singles (with... access to another house bathroom), and your own sitting room with Fridge, Tea and Coffee, TV & Music, I provide a cold breakfast, Cereals, Croissants, Fruit & Yoghurts.
A Hot Tub to sooth those aching limbs after a long walk or ride is available at small supplement, housed in a converted workshop during winter month.
Locked Cycle storage provided.
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Number: Autumn Croft
Address line 1: Durford Road
Postcode: GU31 4EW
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Thatchways’ Nook

Thatchways’ Nook is the self-contained, newly renovated, annexe of a charming 17th Century thatched cottage, with its own secluded garden.... It’s set in the countryside, just a 10 minute walk to the sea at the foot of the South Downs. Conveniently located between Emsworth and Chichester, Thatchways’ Nook is a perfect base for exploring West Sussex and Hampshire.
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Address line 1: Inlands Road
Address line 2: Nutbourne
Postcode: PO18 8RD
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  • Cyclists and walkers welcome

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  • Friendly environment, warm welcome
  • Happy to accommodate kit, rucksacks and apparel
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  • Puncture repair kit, bike tool kit, basic first aid essentials
  • Refill water containers free of charge with hot or cold water
  • Access to local maps, leaflets and essential information
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  • Cycle Parking
  • Implements and materials to clean muddy boots

" The Downs...too much for one pair of eyes, enough to float a whole population in happiness. "