The Clock House

Chichester, Sussex

Chichester, blessed with a stunning natural setting, is great for a city break - and this Georgian coach house the perfect bolthole for 2


1 bed


1 bedroom


Sleeps 2


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.


  • 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
  • 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
From 3pm
Check out
Before 10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights. Parking available in front of little house in gated courtyard.
Pubs/restaurants down the road.


Nightly price
from £95
Weekly price
from £662
Damage deposit
Short stays: £140-£255.
1 House for 2
From £951 bed1 bedroom


Our second stay at The Clockhouse was every bit as wonderful as our first. This beautiful house has everything needed for a relaxing and luxurious break. Rachel is attentive and helpful and goes above and beyond to ensure that everything is perfect. Tony successfully completed his dream of flying in a Spitfire from Goodwood this time which was amazing. All in all a faultless holiday which we will remember forever. Thank you Rachel.

Becky and tony, Essex

This is just the best, we could not fault it for all thoughtful touches that the owner had left. Its beautifully fitted out with flowers everywhere and good quality tea and coffee and food staples to get you going. The house was perfectly situated right in the middle of the old city but situated in a no through street so as quiet as being off a country lane. The shops and the cathedral were just a stroll away as was the Festival Theatre. The little courtyard could accommodate the car and was bathed in sunshine for much of the day and a lovely spot to enjoy your evening glass of wine.

Janet, High wycombe

Something of a Mary Poppins house - practically perfect in every way. In fact scratch that I think it is perfect! Great location, beautifully decorated and equipped, full of character, amazingly luxurious bed, duvet and pillows, towels thicker than most carpets. But most of all are the final touches that Rachel leaves that truly make you feel welcome, fresh flowers, pastries, wine, tea, coffee and much more. Left (very reluctantly)feeling truly valued and pampered. This really is a special place to stay.

David, Faringdon

We enjoyed our stay very much everything you could want for and more and we were property searching and we have found our dream home while staying in The Clock House .

Jacqueline, London

This is a superb, well-maintained property affording a relaxing stay in a charming city. Everything is provided; the decor is beautiful and certainly to our taste. Parking is off-road before the front door. Restaurants and food shopping just minutes away. Cathedral 5 minutes; Festival Theatre 5 minutes. Many other splendid houses, gardens and the sea just 30 minutes or so. Great provision of activity ideas in house. This is the best property we have stayed in in over 25 years. Well done Rachel and thank you. Thoroughly recommended. Go on - book it!

Tony & brenda, Potters bar

Fabulous - Would highly recommend this perfect little cottage - Everything was sparkling clean and lots of lovely treats that Rachel had thoughtfully provided. Chichester is a lovely location to visit

Anne, West sussex

Excellent all round. Perfect location for a beautifully restored and maintained character house. Rachel has thought of, and supplied, everything that the guest might need, down to the last detail. Highly recommended.

Graham, Croydon, surrey

Fabulous! From the moment of booking rhrough to departure host Rachel goes above and beyond to make her guests welcome and comfortable, yet in an unobstrusive way. Pre orders of hampers works well - in fact everything is perfection - the welcome and personal touches took my breath away. This old house has been sensitively renovated and imaginatively and stylishly decorated and furnished with some lovely artwork and has the bonus of secure off road parking. It is well equipped and maintained and is squeakingly clean. This certainly is S-C luxury.

Felicity, Leicester

Amazing little house! Beautiful exterior with the old clock tower and cute courtyard. The inside is just as magical. Perfect for couples looking to relax and unwind, the house is very smartly dressed with lots of little details that make the stay feel luxurious. The host was great at helping organise the stay and looking forward to a return visit here.

Edward, Wokingham

The house is perfect, every little item has been thought of and beautifully presented. Location is fantastic with everything in walking distance, but with the benefit of a parking space, which in Chichester makes life easy. Rachel is a thoughtful host and is highly recommended. If you want a perfect house, location and host, The Clockhouse can not be beaten.

Christina, Christchurch

I cannot recommend this house enough. Perfect in every way, cosy, has wood burner, outside space, parking, the kitchen was stocked with flowers,tea, coffee, juice and chocolates. For those wanting specifics the house itself was spotless, set back in a quiet street, near a lovely park and in the centre of chichester. The bed was really comfy, powerful shower and the bedding, towels and equipment was luxurious. All the little touches and extra treats that were left for us were so generous, no scripping on anything! You can tell Rachel had fun decorating and filling the house with beautiful items

Jo, London

Beautiful home, great location, excellent and caring host. Delightful town, plenty to explore and enjoy close by, highly recommended for a weekend away or a few quiet days away. We visited in early March, the house was warm and inviting and Rachel worked hard to make us feel welcome and at our own home.

Paul, Melbourne

Really lovely cottage in the heart of Chichester. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and the lovely personal touches really make you feel at home and taken care of. Would really recommend to anyone coming to Chichester and the location is also fab

Amrita, London

The Clock House is perfect! It's ideally located, quiet and comfortable in every way. We had a thoroughly relaxing week and we felt that really couldn't have chosen a better place to stay. Rachel was a mist welcoming host and made sure that everything had been taken care of ... which it had!

Jerry, York

A wonderful little hide away, very quiet with everything you need. Lovely touches throughout with fresh flowers, fruit & chocolates. excellent quality sheets, towels and everything you could possibly need, washing machine, Ice, BBQ, Log burner, DVDs, games, the list goes on. A real home from home. I would recommend this to anyone and can't wait to return in the future

Dee, West sussex

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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 Cass Sculpture Foundation, or to 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.