Chichester offers a mix of character and modern living close to the countryside and seafront

Friday, 25th January 2019, 2:44 pm
Updated Friday, 25th January 2019, 3:45 pm

A wonderful mix of history, culture, character and modern living, not to mention numerous and diverse social and sporting activities, is waiting for those who move to the heart of our county town.

Chichester not only boasts an exceptionally high standard of cultural attractions but is also sandwiched between the beautiful countryside of the South Downs National Park and the attractive beaches on the coast.

Humberts’ assistant regional manager Stuart Hutchings said: “The mix of shops, restaurants and cafes on offer in Chichester city centre means that anyone living in the city centre is never short of choice and can reach by foot many of the facilities and amenities anyone would want.”

Stuart said many residents of Chichester city centre are attracted by both the quality of living and the range of facilities, amenities and activities within such easy reach: “Residents can go from day to day without the need to make use of a car, including doing the grocery shopping – Marks & Spencer’s food hall is right in the centre of the city and is hugely popular and convenient for city centre residents.

“The quality of many of the city centre residences is also an attraction, with period, character townhouses and cottages sharing the city centre with modern apartments and retirement developments.”

Stuart said the city centre is extremely popular with retired couples and young professionals alike, thanks to the range of property on offer, transport options and vibrant retirement community.

He said there are a range of property choices, including modern apartments, character cottages and more substantial townhouses, both modern and period.

He said: “Detached properties within the city centre are a rarity and anything that can provide private parking will certainly be favoured by buyers.

“In recent years, the market has seen the sought-after apartments in the Roman Quarter development prove particularly popular.

“The market has also seen a number of period townhouses and cottages within the city walls come to the market.”

Stuart said being within the ancient city walls does add a premium to the price of a property in Chichester, especially if private parking is available: “Retirement apartments within the city can start from around £150,000 to £160,000; however, for larger and more luxurious two-bedroom apartments, such as those in Roman Quarter, prices are in the region of £400,000 to £450,000.

“A period cottage in the city can range from around £450,000 to £600,000, with townhouses and the more substantial properties in the city being upward of £750,000.

“Looking towards the upper end of the market, an elegant Georgian period house within the city centre would likely be in excess of £1,500,000.”

A townhouse in Jubilee Terrace which is currently on the market with Humberts

The Roman Quarter development