Lordington House

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

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
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

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
  • 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
  • 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
Check out
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 £65
Extra bed/sofabed £20-£25 per person per night.
1 Double
From £130
1 Single
From £65
1 Double
From £130
1 Twin/double
From £130



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 Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th June 2022 from 1.30pm - 5pm. Please book in advance on NGS website. Plenty of perfect picnic places in grounds. without the garden walls!
  • House and gardens date from the early seventeenth century, with later modifications. Very early site, on SE facing slope above River Ems. 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