The Clock House

Chichester, Sussex
Self-catering
+44 (0)7738 852612
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Chichester, blessed with a stunning natural setting, is great for a city break - and this Georgian coach house the perfect bolthole for 2

Bed

1 bed

Bedroom

1 bedroom

Sleeps

Sleeps 2

The Experience

Tucked back from the road in its own courtyard, this unusual little house is right in the old heart of Chichester. Enter an open-plan sitting/dining room with a cute kitchen at the back, a warm cosy space of open beams and wooden floors… a dark olive wall here, a blue sofa there, local art, velvet cushions, a wood-burner. Generous Rachel leaves you logs, muffins, Montezuma chocolates, soft towels, flowers, soaps from Molton Brown – every little luxury. She also offers fresh meals and hampers, and her ‘Eat, Drink and Explore’ guide to the area she loves. Bed and bath lie at the top of the carpeted stair and all is airy, peaceful and light, with low beams, latch doors and a classic-but-modern feel. Come morning, head south for the sand dunes of West Wittering, or north for the paths of the South Downs National Park. Or stay put and explore one of the most civilised cities in England; cathedral, theatre, galleries and shops are a stroll away. There’s even private parking in your courtyard garden, but with the station so close, you could roll in by train.

Essentials

  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • 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
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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

Nearby

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

Activities

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

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 3pm
Check out
Before 10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights.
Closed
Never.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Meals
Pubs/restaurants down the road.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £190
Weekly price
from £1020
Damage deposit
£200
Surcharges
Short stays: £140-£255.
1 House for 2
From £1901 bed1 bedroom

Reviews

The Clock House is absolutely sensational. Nestled in a quiet and beautiful area of old Chichester behind elegant wrought iron gates a haven of exquisite elegance awaits. Every possible convenience has been thought of; from gorgeous deep fluffy towels to spare phone chargers, flowers in every room, to fresh bread and pastries on arrival. A small cobbled area provides valuable off street parking, allowing you to wander straight into the heart of Chichester to pick up a morning paper and return to your delightful flower filled courtyard for breakfast in the morning sun. In a word? Heaven!

Suzanne, West Byfleet

Perfect - what more could you want. Location, facilities, essential quirkiness- parking right in the middle of town - go there and enjoy!

Barry, Loddington, Kettering

We have just returned from Chichester where we spent a wonderful week at The Clock House. It was just perfect. We met Rachel, the owner and she couldn’t have been more helpful. In a fabulous location, quiet and yet so close to the shops, cathedral, restaurants and park. The accommodation was luxurious and there were lots of lovely touches, such as fresh flowers and molten brown toiletries. We would have no hesitation in returning or recommending to our friends and family.

Jane, Salford

By far the best self catering accommodation we have stayed in. Small but perfectly formed ! We had everything and more that we could ever want. The fresh flowers were beautiful and the treats left by Rachel were very much appreciated. With the added bonus of parking and the short walk to the cathedral and restaurants I would have no hesitation in recommending The clock house. Thankyou Rachel

Hilary, Macclesfield

Second visit to the Clock house no words can describe our stay. Best accommodation you could wish for luxury experience in the heart of Chichester. Spotlessly clean and a very homey feel everything you could wish for is there. My husband and I will be returning next year and for the foreseeable. we travel quite a lot and have experienced luxury but this is second to none. I would like to thank Rachel once again for making our stay so special love the flowers and complimentary pastries you think of everything ! Location fantastic with secure packing and luxurious interiors

Lisa, Cirencester

Exceptional! A really wonderful stay in such a well-located house which is so comfortable, beautifully furnished and so well-appointed. Rachel has anticipated everything her guests need (as well as what they may have forgotten!) and we appreciated all the welcoming touches, including items in the fridge, breakfast goodies, loads of fresh flowers, the list goes on .... It was really over and above any self-catering we've stayed in and can't be faulted. We look forward to returning.

Carolyn, London

Superb 5 star accommodation every fine detail was catered for, excellent!!

Phil, Cheltenham

The clock house exceeded our expectations. It was absolutely beautiful. The house had everything you could have wished for. Rachel was a brilliant host, leaving treats for our arrival and communicating as appropriate on arrival and departure. We have already recommended to our family and friends!

Liz, London

We honestly could not have asked for more. A spotlessly clean property with lots of extra touches that made us feel welcomed and relaxed as soon as we got through the door. Right in the middle of Chichester with off-street parking and all the local shops and restaurants just a minute or two walk away. The owner provided all the information we needed for our stay and we had a great time. If we can, we'll book here again without hesitation.

Stefan, Kingston-Upon-Thames

Absolutely perfect in every way, The Clock House is full of character, extremely comfortable and perfectly placed in a quaint cobbled street right in the centre of beautiful Chichester. Rachel, our host, supplied an amazing welcome food supply, delicious pastries/muffins and everything you need upon arrival. The accommodation was clean, well equipped and just so charming, loved it and wish we could have stayed longer.

Anne, Worthing

We have just returned from three wonderful days at the Clock House. It’s a perfect retreat in central Chichester, well located for shops, restaurants and attractions yet tucked away and private. The accommodation is really super - all high spec and really comfortable. Rachel is a caring host who provided lots of tasty treats we enjoyed during our stay.

Patricia, Derbyshre

What a relief and delight to be back at this cosy and comfy cottage after the pandemic pandemonium! Everything to soothe the soul and nourish the heart is here and no expense has been spared to help you relax and unwind during your stay. Rachel is THE best host anyone could wish for and she has certainly put herself in her guests' place when considering what gives pleasure and satisfies needs. The feeling of being valued and pampered is palpable and this compact hideaway is very special, both in situation, facilities and ambiance.

Janet & Gary, New Barnet, Hertfordshire

Clock House is a boutique gem of accommodation in the centre of Chichester. Rachel has put all her love of design in to this house. Her generosity to her guests offers unlimited advice and welcoming provisions on arrival. She excels in fantastic attention to detail. A property not to be missed. Barbara and Arthur

Barbara, Cheltenham

We completely agree with the other positive reviews. We spent an enjoyable few days stay in this delightful and very well appointed character cottage which is conveniently situated in the heart of the old city and comparatively short car journeys to the coast and the lovely South Downs. We thoroughly recommend this delightful property.

Simon, Aston End, Hertfordshire

The Clock House is a beautifully presented property . It has everything for a special stay. An oasis in the heart of Chichester with everything to do and see just a short walk away . Would highly recommend for a short stay

Janet, Lewes

Beautifully presented period property in a fantastic location. Personal touches from the minute you arrive and every detail carefully taken care of, everything you could possibly need under a small yet perfectly formed roof. Stunning bedroom with exposed beams and the most comfortable bed ever! Lovely little courtyard garden with ample parking for my beloved car behind the posh electric gates! A wonderful little getaway, my girlfriend and I had a great time!

Steve, Worthing

This was a perfect place to stay to explore Chichester , being right in the middle of the city , whilst being quiet and peaceful and offering a cosy retreat to relax by the wood burning stove. I cannot praise the owner, Rachel, enough. Nothing was too much trouble and the extra touches she’s made for the visitor’s enjoyment are really lovely. Rachel’s attentiveness extended to posting my mobile phone back to me after I left it behind ! and refusing to take the postage out of our deposit. She is exactly the kind of host everyone would wish for. We would most definitely stay here again .

Cherryl, Brighton

Lovely to be back at the Clock House. It was just as special as always and we are already looking forward to returning in October. Thanks again and see you soon, Alan and Lynda

Alan and Lynda, Hayes

From the moment we put the key in the lock, this delightful little house was perfect for our visit to Chichester. We were greeted by delicious cakes for tea and on exploring the kitchen, found pastries, bread, milk, juice, tea and coffee all provided. The kitchen was fantastically equipped ... Molton Brown soaps and lotions ...and ..big, fluffy towels to choose from, a very comfy bed with the sunlight streaming in each morning; piles of DVD’s to watch, a fire set in the wood burner - not used in August I might add! The Clock House is a beautifully appointed and situated place - book it!

Anthony and Gabrielle, Oxford

We came across the Clock House whist wandering around Chichester a couple of years ago and thought it looked a pretty place to stay - so here we are! But it is so much more than pretty - it has exceeded our expectations. Your attention to detail Rachel is amazing. We will be back! Thank you so much.

Rod and Maureen, Saltdean

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Rachel King

  • The Clock House is in the heart of the city of Chichester, with an abundance of shops, cafes and bars on its doorstep. Not to mention the beautiful Norman Cathedral, Roman Walls, historic architecture, weekly farmers market and bustling atmosphere.
  • Chichester Festival Theatre is just a few minutes walk from the Clock House, making it the perfect base for theatre lovers.
  • Art enthusiasts can visit the internationally acclaimed Pallant House Gallery which is just a short stroll from the Clock House. Head just a few miles north to find West Dean for art courses and beautiful gardens.
  • The Clock House is a perfect base from which to visit events at Goodwood. The Festival of Speed and Goodwood Revival are truly spectacular events, not to be missed! Goodwood also offers horse racing, golf and plenty of motor and aviation experiences.
  • Stunning sandy beaches line the coast at West Wittering, just a few miles south of the Clock House. Perfect all year, whether you like wrapping up for a brisk winter's walk or soaking up the sunshine in the glorious sand dunes. Let us organise your picnic!
  • The South Downs National Park is a paradise for walkers and cyclists and just a few miles north of the Clock House. Head here for breathtaking views of rolling countryside and the glistening Solent beyond. We can arrange some tasty treats to take with you.