Authentic and full of character, with a true garden lovers garden …
Built upon a gentle rise and facing southeast over the Ems Valley Lordington House is an outstanding B&B in the West Sussex countryside, just outside Chichester. This fine 17th Century manor house is surrounded by a lovingly tended to garden which is especially radiant during the spring and summer seasons. Hedge and lawns reside to the rear, where the long border of shrubs, lilies, and anemones line its boundaries, interesting trees including a black mulberry and paperback maple add to the already proud and delightful vistas. Keen gardeners will appreciate this elegant Wolsey Lodge.
Inside, this much-loved family home has a magnificent staircase. There is a drawing room for B&B guests (with open fires in winter), family photos, books and magazines galore to browse, plus a music/television room, complete with Bechstein grand piano waiting to be played.
Bedrooms are classically furnished with an eclectic mix of Georgian, Victorian, oriental and contemporary features, plus, of course, comfortable beds. A generous breakfast in the elegant dining room with freshly laid eggs, locally sourced produce and homemade preserves will set you up for a day of exploration seeing as the South Downs National Park is right on the doorstep.
Lordington House B&B suggests
Take a walk. You’re actually in the South Downs National Park at Lordington House, so you’re spoiled for choice when it comes to footpaths: one runs across the lawn and links to an endless network of bridleways and footpaths. It’s an easy walk up to Kingley Vale Nature Reserve, where you’ll find yew trees as old as the bible, Bronze Age barrows and plenty of deer, all framed by stunning views of the Solent and the Isle of Wight.
- Building of Historical Interest
- Children by Arrangement
- Dogs by Arrangement
- Free off-street parking
- Free Wifi
- Packed Lunch
- Places of Historical Interest
- Opening Times: closed occasionally
- Tel: +44 (0) 1243 375 862
- Price Range: from £115
Prices are per person, per night, including breakfast
1 Super King (6') /Twin B&B Room (private) or 1 Single (3') B&B Room - £57.50 - £72.50
1 King Size (5') B&B Room (en suite) - £57.50 - £72.50
1 Double (4'6") B&B Room (private) - £57.50 - £72.50
Single supplement - £15
Packed lunches - £6 by arrangement
Nearby Chichester is the county town of West Sussex. The county offers a wide range of activities to suit every visitor. Beautiful countryside, sandy beaches, historical and family attractions surround this Wolsey Lodge. It is near Goodwood races, Chichester, Portsmouth, numerous National Trust and other stately homes, not to mention the draw of the South Downs for outdoor enthusiasts of all ages.
- Bio : Lordington House has been the Hamiltons' home for many years. Mrs. Hamilton is a seasoned hostess and her skills are much appreciated by her bed and breakfast guests. In her spare time, when not attending the garden or her animals (two large, friendly dogs, ponies and hens), she enjoys painting and riding. Mr. Hamilton, also a keen gardener, is a university lecturer, spending part of the year in Japan.