Villages in West Sussex on the South Coast

The area covered by our estate agency lies mainly south of the A27, west of Arundel and east of Chichester and includes the following villages:

Aldingbourne, Barnham, Climping, Eastergate, Fontwell, Ford, Middleton On Sea, Norton, Nyton, Slindon, Tangmere, Walberton, Westergate, Woodgate and YaptonView our gallery of the area.

Beautiful and picturesque West Sussex countryside on the South Coast
Beautiful and picturesque West Sussex countryside on the South Coast
This is an area of beautiful and picturesque countryside with the South Downs to the north which is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the coast to the south.
These rural/semi rural villages lie in the main on the flat coastal plain and have easy access to the city of Chichester and the towns of Littlehampton, Arundel and Bognor Regis.

Many of the villages retain much of the rural past and still have their own village primary schools, churches, post offices, pubs and shops. Most have clubs and social or activity groups for all ages.

There are a wealth of farm shops, butchers, bakers and nurseries. There is a good range of smaller specialist shops and services, take-away food outlets, restaurants and convenience stores. In Barnham is a NatWest bank and there are numerous cash point machines in the villages.

Local amenities include doctor’s surgeries, dentists, veterinary surgery and church's of various denominations. Secondary schools are located in Barnham and Westergate and more can be found in nearby Chichester, Bognor Regis, Littlehampton and Felpham. There are also several independent schools in the area.

Good road links exist with the A27 running east - west to Brighton and Portsmouth and the A29 heading north to Horsham, Crawley, Gatwick and London and south into Bognor Regis.

A main line railway station in Barnham enables commuting to London, Gatwick, Brighton and Portsmouth as well as to the local towns of Littlehampton, Bognor Regis, Chichester and Worthing. Scheduled times for journeys are as follows: Barnham to London-Victoria (90 minutes), Gatwick International Airport (60minutes), Chichester (7 minutes) and Portsmouth (34 minutes).

Village bus routes offer a service to local towns and both Sainsbury’s and Tesco’s have free shopping buses that go through Barnham village four days a week.

The area usually enjoys an exceptionally sunny climate and accordingly there are many nurseries, glasshouses and market gardens in the region.
Several sporting venues are located in the area including Goodwood motor circuit and racecourse and Fontwell racecourse.

Additionally, there a variety of golf courses and facilities locally including those at Hilton Hotel in Walberton, Littlehampton, Chichester, Ham Manor in Angmering and two courses at Goodwood.
Chichester Harbour is the largest inland harbour in England with 55 miles of coastline and the area has many cultural attractions including castles, cathedrals and museums particularly in Arundel and Chichester. The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust, Amberley Museum, Weald and Downland Museum.
For those who love walking the Downs and the National Trust owned properties locally offer some superb opportunities.

Principal employment opportunities in the area are linked to tourism (hotel & catering); the rural economy (horticulture & agriculture); the public sector, engineering, distribution and business services.

More detailed descriptions of the four key parts of the area in which Hobdens operates can be viewed by clicking any of the following: Aldingbourne & Westergate, Barnham, Eastergate, Yapton & Ford