North Walls House

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 the city walls, plentiful parking and an eight-bedroom grade II* listed period property makes this a natural choice for your next visit to England's southern coast.

This much-loved family home has a magnificent staircase and oriel window. The cellar dates back to the reign of James the 1st, but the bedrooms are 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. And 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 extensive lawns.

Your B&B Hosts

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 on a voluntary basis teaches music in a Junior school. 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.


North Walls House is within Chichester's city walls but has plenty of off-road parking. Guests can stroll from here to the Cathedral, Pallant 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 ensembles' rehearsals. 

01243 773435 / 07801 482346


Open year-round, though closed occasionally. Closed from 26th July to 29th August 2019

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Philip and Claire Wake
North Walls House
43 North Street, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 1NF, England

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Tel: 01243 773435 / 07801 482346
Mob: 07801 482346


Prices are per room, per night, inclusive of breakfast.

Nautical Room: 1 super King (6')/twin room (en suite) £80

Oriel Room: 1 super king (6')/twin room (private bathroom) £80 

Suffolk Room: 1 king size (5') room (en suite) £80

2 king sized (5') room (shared bathroom) Top Floor £70

1 twin room (shared bathroom) Top Floor  £60

Single occupancy discount 10%

1 single room (shared bathroom) Top Floor £50

Lunches/Dinners by arrangement. Guide prices:

2-course pre-theatre, etc dinner £20 per person

3-course dinner £25 per person

Longer stay & Group discounts may be available.

Free parking

Free use of Coach House for music group rehearsals.