Midhurst, West Sussex

Midhurst, West Sussex

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The Buying Agent Insider Guide


Proud of having been recognised as one of the best places to live in the UK, Midhurst is an attractive, historic market town nestling in the heart of the South Downs National Park. Its mix of medieval, Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian architecture provides a compelling array of properties and only adds to its picturesque nature.

Close to the sea and equally as close to the historic county of Chichester, it provides a compelling mix of ancient streets, picturesque parks, lively retail areas and easy access to the River Rother.

The town has provided inspiration to a range of writers from Hillaire Belloc to John Wyndham and as you walk around its streets you will find may well find yourself waxing lyrical too on what a compelling and yet understated town Midhurst truly is.


What a property buying agent can purchase

£750k buys: A four-bedroom detached house with a nice garden.

£1m buys: A three-bedroom detached house, with grounds and far reaching views, or a five-bedroom detached house in a nearby village. 

£1.5m buys: An extensive five-bedroom detached house with grounds.


Best hotels in Midhurst

The Spread Eagle Hotel & Spa (www.hshotels.co.uk/spread-eagle) offers 39 delightful bedrooms in one of England’s oldest coaching inns. The food is pretty special there too. Park House Hotel & Spa (www.parkhousehotel.com) is a luxury country house hotel located in ten acres of grounds on the edge of the National Park. Old Thorns Hotel (www.oldthorns.com) is a classy retreat, offering contemporary rooms, plus a spa, golf course and a range of bars to suit all tastes.


Best restaurants in Midhurst

Seven Fish Canteen (www.sevenfish.co.uk) opens all day and moves smoothly from bracing breakfasts to marvellous lunches into refined dinners. The Olive and Vine (www.theoliveandvine.co.uk) specialises in tapas dishes among its wide range of lunch and dinner options. For something a little different out of town, try a visit to Langham Brewery (www.langhambrewery.co.uk) an award-winning microbrewery when you can match fine food with great ales.


Best schools in Midhurst

Seaford College (www.seaford.org) is an independent school for boys and girls aged 7 to 18, which offers boarding options and has an excellent reputation locally. Great Ballard School (www.greatballard.co.uk) has an enviable story to tell for the quality of its independent education for boys and girls aged 2 to 13. Bedales School (www.bedales.org.uk) has “appreciation of the beautiful” as a distinctive aim for its education of boys and girls aged 13 to 18.


Buying Agents Midhurst Fact

Pay a visit to the Cowdray Estate (www.cowdray.co.uk) an historic and holistic estate close to the town which offers everything from fabulous walks to farm sops.

How to get to Midhurst from central London

Train: Just over 1 hour from Petersfield station, which is a 20-minute drive from Midhurst

Car: 1½ hours to central London






James Nightingall