Chichester townhouse on grounds of the former Royal West Sussex Hospital close to the city centre

Friday, 22nd February 2019, 10:54 am
Updated Friday, 22nd February 2019, 10:59 am

A central location, elegant communal gardens and a surprisingly large amount of space and comfort all make a three-floor townhouse in Chichester rather special, according to its vendor.

8 King George Gardens, Chichester is a pretty end-of-terrace property in a private estate which was created in the 1990s in the beautiful grounds of the former The Royal West Sussex Hospital and lies just to the north of the city centre.

The vendor said her home is one of a row of eight houses a stone’s throw from the elegant Grade II* listed Forbes Place, a wisteria-clad Georgian mansion which started life back in 1825 as The West Sussex, East Hampshire and Chichester General Infirmary and Dispensary.

She said: “I face the Forbes building, which is very attractive, especially when the wisteria is out.

“We call our house ‘the blue door’.”

The vendor, who came to Chichester about 12 years ago and is now moving after the sad loss of her partner, said it is an ideal place to live, especially as it is only an 850 metres’ stroll from the centre of town.

“I’ve got involved in Chichester Festival Theatre, as it’s just across the road, which is rather nice.

“In addition, the cinema is not far away and the cathedral – it’s a pretty lively place to live as there’s so much going on.”

8 King George Gardens has a small and tranquil south-facing rear garden, which leads out to a private car parking spot as well as a private garage.

The vendor said the estate as a whole is tranquil and attractive: “They’ve worked very hard at keeping as much vegetation as they can here, so I’m surrounded by trees and grass; it’s a lovely place to be.”

The vendor said her home has much to enjoy.

“I love the light, the gardens and the surroundings, being able to look onto a beautiful lawn, and I enjoy sitting out here at night, too.

“It’s very central and I can walk anywhere.”

She said the house would suit a family as much as a retired couple.

“You have an enormous kitchen then go straight out to the back; upstairs there are three bedrooms and bathrooms so there’s plenty of room for everybody.”

The community at King George Gardens is a considerable plus.

“We all get together and have parties; one such was a party on the lawn for St Wilfrid’s Hospice, with a tombola.

“Everyone is into socialising and book clubs and it’s a very friendly place to live.”

For more information contact Hamptons, 35 North Street, Chichester. Telephone 01243 630318.

Superb three bedroom end-of-terrace townhouse located almost directly opposite Chichester Festival Theatre, to the north of the city centre.Well presented throughout with an entrance hall, cloakroom, dining room, a kitchen/breakfast room overlooking the rear garden. On the first floor there is a sitting room with views overlooking King George Gardens, a bedroom and a bathroom. The second floor comprises the master bedroom with en suite shower room and a guest bedroom with en suite bathroom. There is also a pretty front garden and paved rear garden with access to a garage and parking space.Guide Price £875,000