Lordington House

Chichester, Sussex
Bed & Breakfast

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


3 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


The arrival is dramatic, a gentle rise, with – in spring – a sea of daffodils to either side; you 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 in which life ticks by peacefully. Find Edwardian beds with proper bedspreads, Sixties-style bathrooms, shepherdess wallpapers, log fires and a panelled drawing room. Bring your woolly jumper though! The first impression of the garden is – bizarrely given its age – one of modernity; the crisp green wall of neatly sculpted golden yew and tall pines strike a contemporary note. Hedges and lawn live at the rear, rubbing shoulders with huge old stone walls. Long borders bloom with aromatic shrubs, interspersed with pelargoniums, lilies and anemones. In spring, beds are bright with tulips; there are some interesting trees including a black mulberry and a paperbark maple. Well-behaved vegetables sit in their rows, hundreds of cuttings are reared annually in the greenhouses, there are lovely places to sit with a good book, and – for real gardeners – Audrey will be a treat to talk to.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • 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
  • Vegetarian meals
  • 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
  • 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

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
5pm, please get in touch for early or late check in
Booking restrictions
Pets by arrangement.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Packed lunch from £6. Pub 1 mile.


Nightly price
from £115
Extra bed/sofabed available £20-£25 per person per night.
1 Double
From £115
1 Single
From £57
1 Double
From £115
1 Twin/double
From £115


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

Local points of interest from John & Audrey Hamilton

  • The gardens at Lordington House will be open for the National Gardens Scheme on 2nd and 3rd June 2018.
  • The house and gardens date from the early seventeenth century.
  • Lordington lies just within the recently created South Downs National Park. We are 4 miles from the sea at Chichester Harbour, and a bit further from the Channel at the Witterings.
  • Chichester Cathedral and Bishops' Palace Gardens, Festival Theatre and Pallant House Gallery are 7 miles from Lordington. Goodwood House, Motor Racing Circuits and Race Course are 8 miles away. Visit Fishbourne and Bignor Roman Villas.
  • Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and Museums are 15 miles from Lordington. The Royal Armouries Museum on Portsdown Hill is 12 miles away. Portchester Castle on the waterfront site established by the Romans is 16 miles from Lordington.
  • Uppark House (NT), Hinton Ampner (NT), Petworth House (NT), Stansted Park, Parham House, are all within easy reach of Lordington House. So are Fishbourne and Bignor Roman Villas, a local vineyard and the Weald and Downland Open Air Museum at Singleton.