A musical introduction to Chichester’s historic heart
A Bluthner grand piano sets the tone for a classical stay in West Sussex’s gentle capital. A great location within Chichester‘s city walls, plentiful parking and an eight-bedroom grade II* listed period property makes North Walls House B&B a natural choice for your next visit to England’s southern coast.
This much-loved family home has a magnificent staircase and oriel window was extensively renovated in 2016/17 with the bedrooms classically furnished to match its Georgian heritage. Comforts are assured, with excellent beds and wifi throughout. Accommodation is ultimately flexible and groups can be easily catered for, with an adjacent coach house set up for musical practice and performance.
Guests here aren’t limited to their bedrooms. The drawing room, with its grand piano, is an elegant space to relax, with an open fire to blaze away the chill of cooler months. There are books, games and jigsaws to entertain every taste. Drill down into the house and there’s even more of interest: the cellar dates back to the time of James the First, who reigned from 1603 to 1625.
Even though you’re in the heart of the city French windows lead down stone steps to a delightful walled garden, with mature trees, flower beds and an extensive lawn. In the garden or inside North Walls House you feel totally tranquil.
North Walls House B&B suggests
Bring the family. North Walls House is child friendly, with stair gates, cot or bed bar, high chair and pushchair available and a range of toys, jigsaws and games to suit all ages.
- Building of Historical Interest
- Children by Arrangement
- Dinner by Arrangement
- Free off-street parking
- Free Wifi
- Local Park
- Museums & Galleries
- National Park
- Places of Historical Interest
- Train Station
PricingPrices are per room, per night, inclusive of breakfast. Nautical Room: 1 super King (6' bed)/twin room (en suite) - £100 (twin configuration = £15 supplement) Oriel Room: 1 super king (6' bed)/twin room (private bathroom) - £100 (twin configuration = £15 supplement) Suffolk Room: 1 king size (5' bed) room (en suite) - £100 Top Floor: 2 king size (5' beds) rooms (shared bathroom dependent on bookings) - £85 (or £100 if sole use of bathroom) Top Floor: 1 twin room (shared bathroom dependent on bookings) - £80 (or £100 if sole use of bathroom) Top Floor: 1 single room (shared bathroom dependent on bookings) - £70 (or £90 if sole use of bathroom) Lunches/Dinners by arrangement. Guide prices: 2 course dinner - pre-theatre, etc - £30 per person 3 course dinner - £40 per person Longer stay & Group discounts may be available. Free parking Free use of Coach House for music group rehearsals or meetings.
LocationNorth Walls House is within Chichester's city walls but has plenty of off-road parking. Guests can stroll from here to the Cathedral, Pallant House Gallery, Festival Theatre and all the city's shops and restaurants, just a few minutes' walk away. Within a few miles you'll find the Goodwood Estate, the South Downs National Park, Chichester Harbour and the countless sandy beaches of the south coast. The separate Coach House is set up as a music venue with upright piano and is ideal for any ensemble wanting a location with accommodation for a few days of rehearsals.
Philip & Claire Wake
- Bio : Your hosts here are Philip and Claire Wake. They enjoy hosting groups of guests for the Chichester Chamber Concerts, Festival Theatre, and families/friends. Claire is renowned for producing wholesome meals for groups and teaches music in primary schools. Philip has retired from the maritime industry, manages a Suzuki music course, and has voluntary roles at Solent University, the RNLI and Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society. He enjoys shooting, rowing and sailing. To ensure guests’ needs are fully catered for, a prior discussion of plans is desirable. The house is fully equipped for young children as the Wake grandchildren stay frequently.