Our seaside cottages are available to all members of the RAF Family, however during periods of high demand priority will be given to serving RAF couples or families. Our seaside cottages are also available for RAF veterans.
If you'd like to find out more about eligibility, please contact us. Please note that our cottages will only be allocated three months in advance. You may apply at any time.
If you are currently serving in the RAF and you would like to book one of our subsidised breaks, please visit our subsidised breaks page.
If you'd like to come and stay, please follow these instructions:
1. Download and complete our application form (PDF 1.6MB). The application form can be completed electronically or printed out and returned by post.
2. If you are currently serving, to verify your service history, take your completed application to your station's OC PMS, or an officer, for them to complete their recommendation. Otherwise, please contact SSAFA or RAFA in order to meet with one of their local caseworkers so they can complete the additional sections on the form.
3. Send the form to: Tania Carter, Seafield Road, Rustington, West Sussex BN16 2JG or email the form to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You'll usually hear from us within a couple of weeks.
How much does it cost
Our cottages are available to RAF families from £36 a night throughout the year.
If you have financial difficulties, you may also be able to apply for a grant from the care services team at the RAF Benevolent Fund to help you pay for the cost of a stay.
Stays are limited to two weeks. Shorter stays of three nights or more are possible.