The local area

From sand and sea to idyllic English countryside, from historic buildings to high culture, it’s all minutes from our doorstep.


Hunters Lodge is ideally situated to explore all the culture there is to offer in the local area. Two miles away lies the beautiful cathedral and gardens of Chichester. Walk through its historic Georgian streets, view some of the world’s finest art at the Pallant House Gallery or enjoy a West-End quality show at the Chichester Festival Theatre.

Closer still are the world-renowned West Dean College & Gardens, and the breathtaking Weald & Downland Open Air Museum , home to  the famous BBC ‘Repair Shop’ barn. Goodwood Racecourse & Motor Racing Circuit, one of the world’s greatest international sporting venues, and several spectacular National Trust Houses are only a short drive away.


Hunters Lodge is surrounded by spectacular countryside, and walking or cycling through this magnificent rural landscape, steeped in history and traditional English culture is highly recommended.

A gentle meander through the Goodwood Estate, or a more challenging hike along the South Downs Way will see you encounter the vibrant working communities of the Downland villages which are set against a panoramic backdrop of breathtaking countryside.

The nearby Centurion Way, is a secure walking and cycle trail running from Lavant through the countryside into the city of Chichester. It follows some of the disused Midhurst to Chichester Railway line and crosses the course of a Roman road. The Lavant Circular can be walked or cycled around, taking sightseers through Chichester and the picturesque coastal villages of Itchenor and Bosham.

At Hunters Lodge we can safely store your bikes, or bike hire is available. We’ll happily pack you a hearty lunch to take with you on your travels!


The sweeping sands of the West Sussex Coast are within a ten mile drive of Hunter’s Lodge. From East & West Wittering to Selsey Bill, our Blue Flag beaches are well tended and unspoilt, providing the perfect location to relax, kayak or windsurf.

Sailing from the picturesque, harbourside villages of Bosham, Itchenor, Dell Quay and the Chichester Marina is hugely popular and well-organised activity, popular with both experienced sailors and those embarking for the first time on a nautical challenge!

A stroll along the sands of West Wittering towards the dunes of East Head, a stunning, natural and dynamic coastal feature, protected by the National Trust is peerless, and not to be missed, whatever the weather.

Along the coast at Portsmouth, sits the Historic Dockyard & Waterfront, home to the Mary Rose Museum, the HMS Victory, the HMS Warrior and the HMS Alliance, providing a matchless maritime experience for all.

Approximate distances from Hunters Lodge

Chichester – 2 miles
Goodwood – 2 miles
Witterings – 10 miles
Portsmouth – 20 miles

Contact Us

T 07788 663712   
E helen@hunterslodgechichester.co.uk
Hunters Lodge, Midhurst Road, Lavant, Chichester, West Sussex PO18 0DA