Gilbert House, West Sussex
From £725 per night
With the natural grace of its time, Gilbert House is an impressive Georgian townhouse at the very heart of Chichester’s city centre. Sleeping six in three bedrooms, it’s a light and bright space imbued with effortless style.
Nestled in the Pallants (just along from the well-respected Pallant House Gallery), the house forms an elegant base for a city break. From here, you’re within easy reach of all that Chichester has to offer, while still enjoying the sense of peace and escape that you’d hope for from a more secluded property.
The house’s three bedrooms (a super king, and two king sized,) are tranquil, airy, and filled with character – ideally suited to a good night’s rest. Period features such as exposed beams, original fireplaces and sloping ceilings pair comfortably with modern-day luxuries and tasteful flashes of colour. This creative thread runs throughout the house, with hand-selected artworks, as well as a gallery wall of quirky historic menus in the kitchen.
And, if cooking is your form of relaxation, you’ll feel right at home. The kitchen boasts an Aga, wine cooler, Nespresso machine, American-style fridge-freezer, and a large walk-in pantry with sink. With window seating and a generous dining table, this is a room fit for good company and conversation.
When it comes to quiet days and restful evenings, you’ll find two spaces in which to unwind. The formal reception room features comfy sofas and well-stocked bookshelves, while the snug is a warm and cosy nook with a television, piano, desk, and wood burner (for winter lettings).
As you wander throughout the house, you’ll find thoughtful touches to make your stay run smoothly. The three bathrooms (which feature walk-in showers, and a freestanding bath in the master en-suite) have under-floor heating, while the ground floor, master bedroom and garden are equipped with a Lutron lighting system.
Stepping outside, you’ll find an enclosed courtyard garden with a lawn area and well-stocked borders. As day winds down to night, spend time around the fire pit or head up to the raised dining area for early evening drinks. Individual, inspiring, and beautifully situated, this truly is your haven in the centre of the city.
Facilities & features
- Family Friendly
- Historic city centre location
- Walled courtyard garden
- Fire pit
- Wood burner
- Nespresso machine
- Wine fridge
Chichester, West Sussex
Explore Chichester’s art galleries, award-winning museums and magnificent cathedral, all within walking distance of Gilbert House. Close by, the Pallant House Gallery offers one of the greatest collections of 20th-century British fine art. Or, find yourself fascinated by the area’s ancient history with a visit to the Novium Museum. Not far away, the Goodwood estate hosts a fantastic calendar of events. And with just a short hop from the city to the coast and countryside, you’re also within easy reach of the South Downs and the Blue Flag beach at West Wittering.
Where to eat and drink
Based in the city centre, you can enjoy a wealth of different options for eating out. The Barn's Townhouse is the perfect spot for a cup of coffee and a decadent slice of cake. While you’re there, you can also browse their fabulous range of RARE homeware, accessories, books and jewellery.
What to do in the local area
A visit to the Pallant House Gallery is a must. Here, you can experience some of the finest Modern British art, dating from 1900 to the present day. The gallery has an evolving calendar of exhibitions throughout the year, as well as permanent public collections, meaning you'll find a diverse range of styles to enjoy.
Things to do
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