Lordington House

Chichester, Sussex
Bed & Breakfast
+44 (0)1243 375862

£75 - £150
per night

Crackling fires in winter, croquet in the summer. Life ticks by peacefully - rooms are engagingly old-fashioned, the garden is much-loved


4 rooms


Rooms sleep 1 – 2

Children welcome
Babies welcome

£75 - £150 per night

The Experience

Slip between two stone pillars that appear to lean slightly outwards to allow you in. Emerge onto pea gravel in front of this truly beautiful house with lovely views from every window. Find Edwardian beds with proper bedspreads, Sixties-style bathrooms, shepherdess wallpapers, log fires and a panelled drawing room. Bring your woolly jumper though!

Breakfasts include local bacon and sausages, eggs from the owners’ hens. Suppers for late arrivals can also be organised with a bit of notice. Wander the wonderful gardens; neatly sculpted golden yew and tall pines strike a contemporary note, hedges and lawn live at the rear, beside huge old stone walls. Long borders bloom with aromatic shrubs, interspersed with pelargoniums, lilies and anemones.

Walks are from the door and The Barley Mow at Walderton, a cosy pub with log fires and a beer garden is just one mile away. You’re near to Kingley Vale Nature Reserve for deer watching.

Lordington House - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • Feeling more like a friend than a guest - do ask if you need anything, nothing is too much trouble
  • Discovering the gardens and finding a peaceful place to sit with a book
  • Being so close to the Sussex Downs for walks, picnics and romantic views
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You should know

  • The owners have their own dog, Millie
  • It's not really set up for very young children


  • Swimming pool
  • EV charger
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming



Nightly price
from £75
Extra bed/sofabed £20-£25 per person per night.
1 Double
1 Single
1 Double
1 Twin/double


Booking information

Check in
5pm, please get in touch for early or late check in
Check out
Other details
Surcharge for 1-night stays.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Packed lunch from £8. Pub 1 mile.


This beautiful 17th Century manor house boasts glorious views and gardens. A fireplace warms the panelled drawing room with books, sofas and a Bechstein grand piano nearby. Georgian bedrooms have comfortable single, pairs and double beds and appealing retro bathrooms are well-maintained. The traditional breakfast of fresh eggs, local sausages and homemade jams fuel the day's activities.

Philip, Sawday's Inspector

This is a lovely house, oozing with history and character and totally authentic. Owner very warm and friendly , breakfast excellent, beds cosy and overall an excellent price for what it is.


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The neighbourhood

The Ems Valley, on the edge of the South Downs National Park has a profusion of footpaths and bridleways. Stansted Park is 4 miles for The Pavillion tea rooms with light meals in a restored 19th-century glasshouse. The Hare & Hounds at Stoughton is 3 miles for good local ales and food. Cassons Restaurant with a vibrant modern menu is in Chichester, 10 miles - take a wander round the cathedral too.

Local points of interest from John & Audrey Hamilton

  • The house and gardens date from the early seventeenth century, with later modifications. Very early site, on SE facing slope above River Ems. There have been bronze age remains excavated on the fields nearby too.
  • Racton Man's grave was found on the far bank half a mile down stream. Visit nearby roadside 12C Racton Church.
  • Lordington lies within the South Downs National Park, an hour's walk from KIngley Vale Nature Reserve; Chichester Harbour 4 miles, the Solent at Hayling Island 8 miles (fabulous beach but beware the incoming tide!), the Channel at the Witterings 10 miles
  • Local parish Saxon, 12C churches. Chichester Cathedral and Bishops' Palace Gardens, Festival Theatre and Pallant House Gallery 7 miles. Goodwood House, Motor Racing Circuits & Race Course 8 miles, Fontwell Racecourse 12 miles, Glyndebourne 1hr post perf
  • Stansted Park Foundation mansion, parkland, woodland etc. 2 miles. Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and Museums 15 miles. The Royal Armouries Museum on Portsdown Hill 10 miles. Portchester Castle on the waterfront site established by the Romans 15 miles
  • Uppark House (NT), Hinton Ampner (NT), Petworth House (NT), Parham House, within easy reach. Also Fishbourne Roman Palace, Bignor Roman Villa, the Weald & Downland Open Air Museum at Singleton, West Dean College & Gardens, many gardens open for the NGS


John & Audrey Hamilton

Mrs Hamilton studied modern languages at Trinity College, Dublin, reflected in her taste for French bucolic art which shares the wall space with works by talented family members and amateurs. John taught in Japan for years at a university and has climbed Mount Fuji several times. They have been running Lordington House for around twenty years, treating guests with much charm and ease. The rather retro feel to the whole experience is very pleasing.