The Courtyard

Chichester, Sussex
+44 (0)7738 852612
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A stylish, refined 17th-century house off a quiet street with its own garden and lots of generous surprises, a short hop to everything


2 beds


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 4

The Experience

Make yourselves comfortable in the living room surrounded by clever lighting and lush plants – the wood-burner will be all ready for you to light (plus plenty of extra logs), pretty sash windows let the light flood in, the sound system is excellent and the sofas just made for loafing. In the kitchen you’ll find milk, juice, bread, pastries and muffins, along with a hand written card from Rachel – she’s an open-handed soul.

On sunny days you’ll be through the cast-iron gates and sitting in the cobbled, walled garden surrounded by jasmine, clematis and big pots of agapanthus, perhaps sipping on something delicious from one of the nearby vineyards you can visit. Bedrooms and bathrooms have mountains of towels, White Company linen, good reading lights and Liberty fabric blinds.

Wander out to great shops and cafés in this vibrant little city with a growing foodie reputation and a thriving farmers’ market twice a month. Rachel’s other lovely little bolthole, The Clock House, is just next door – handy if you’re coming as a six.

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We think you'll love

  • Having a sundowner in the courtyard garden on balmy evenings - it's very quiet for a city garden and filled with birds!
  • Exploring Chichester and the south coast with its fascinating maritime history
  • Walking on the South Downs Way and coming back to such a comfortable, thoughtful space
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You should know

  • There's just one car parking space and it's a squeeze through a narrow archway
  • No children
  • No dogs


  • 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


  • 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
By 10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights. Short breaks available.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


Nightly price
from £390
Weekly price
from £2485
Damage deposit
1 House for 4
From £3902 beds2 bedrooms


Spotlessly clean, beautifully furnished and ideally placed. Everything about our stay exceeded our expectations and Rachel was a very good host.

Kevin, Betsham

A true gem. Rachel thought of everything up to the last detail. Everything was exceptional: the design of the interior, comfort, cleanliness, the breakfast...the list is endless. This is the place I would want to come to over and over again when I'm in Britain.

Maureen, Hochwald, Switzerland

We are regular visitors to the Clock House and were very excited to be able to stay in Rachel's new venture... The Courtyard, and we were not disappointed. It met with all the high standards per the Clock House we were accustomed, however the Courtyard being a bit bigger, obviously gave Rachel even bigger opportunity to ramp it up to such a luxurious level and it was so amazing to be amongst such fineries, even the garden furniture in the quiet secluded Courtyard. Rachel always ops for fresh flowers in all rooms, and the standard of cleanliness is very high. Nothing is no problem for Rachel.

Denise, Poole

I’m nothing if not a sucker for a hidden gem - and that’s what this beautiful place feels like. A treasure. Everything from the tiny bricked lane approach to the fabulous finishes is perfect, it feels like staying in a 5 star hotel of your very own. Book this one, don’t bother looking around anymore. It’s worth every penny. Great location, perfect finishes, easy parking, great communication and every amenity you could need. Will definitely be back!

Kyla, London

A delightful, quiet place, beautifully presented. Everything we could have wanted, and so very convenient for exploring the centre of Chichester and beyond. Parking was a bonus. We were blessed with good weather which made the lovely garden even more enjoyable. Rachel left us a really good welcome pack, but also took the time to see us in which we appreciated. Very clear information and nothing was too much trouble. We would happily stay there again.

Richard, Shaldon

What a gem hiding in Chichester. Above and beyond our expectations. Lots of treats waiting for us. Would love to go again.

Sally, Edinburgh

An amazing stay at the beautiful Courtyard. A relaxing and comfortable experience from a lovely host who has thought of everything to make her guests enjoy their stay. Thank you Rachel!

Lauren, Surrey

Best rental I’ve ever stayed in! The house was absolutely beautiful. Everything was done to a top standard and nothing was too much for Rachel, the host, she went above and beyond to ensure our stay was relaxing and comfortable. Nothing was too much to ask for. Would definitely stay again, everything was so well thought of. I’m so pleased we experienced this beautiful house

Evie, Surrey

Rachel is a wonderful host and the attention to detail in the house is exceptional. Pure luxury! We will be back. Highly recommend

Erin, Surrey

A lovely, warm, generous house, just right for a couple, or friends who want to walk, explore, sail, shop and return to somewhere really pretty and stylish. Rachel has filled the whole house with thoughtful, generous touches.

Nicola, Sawday's Inspector

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The neighbourhood

You can walk to the Festival Theatre, the cathedral with the stunning Bishop's Palace Gardens behind, the Pallant House Gallery for excellent exhibitions or walk the Roman city walls. The Barn Little London sells farm shop produce, you can eat there or take home amazing food. West Wittering beach is a 20-minute drive for white sand and proper dunes, walking on the South Downs Way is bracing.

Local points of interest from Rachel King

  • The Courtyard 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 Courtyard, making it the perfect base for theatre lovers.
  • The Courtyard 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 Courtyard. 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 Courtyard. Head here for breathtaking views of rolling countryside and the glistening Solent beyond. We can arrange some tasty treats to take with you.
  • Art enthusiasts can visit the internationally acclaimed Pallant House Gallery which is just a short stroll from The Courtyard. Head just a few miles north to find West Dean for art courses and beautiful gardens.