Flat Forbes Place, King George Gardens, Chichester, PO19

2 Bed │ 2 Bath │ 1 Rec

Guide Price £330,000 (Leasehold)


Simon Smith


Key features

  • Prestige Grade II* listed Property
  • Lift
  • Allocated Parking Space
  • Cathedral Views
  • Gas Central Heating
  • Central Chichester Location
  • Walking Distance Of Shops & Theatre
  • No Forward Chain
  • Two Good Sized Bedrooms
  • Communal Gardens
  • Ensuite

Full description

This imposing and handsome Grade II* listed property offers both history and location. Designed and built in 1826 as The West Sussex, East Hampshire and Chichester General Infirmary and Dispensary, it was later appointed royal status by King George V in 1913 and was renamed The Royal West Sussex Hospital. Dr Forbes a renowned local medical practitioner, in who's honour the building is now named, was appointed its first superintendent.

The apartment is located on the top floor and has wonderful views out towards the cathedral. The main entrance has a security entry system and leads to the main lobby which has a lift and stairs to access all floors. Once inside the flat all rooms are accessed from the spacious hallway with a large storage cupboard. Located at the far end is a well-equipped kitchen with a range of integrated appliances and fitted units. The light lounge/diner offers wonderful views of the cathedral with plenty of space for a table and seating. Both bedrooms enjoys cathedral views with the master benefiting from built in wardrobes and an en suite shower room. Adjacent to the master is a further well-proportioned double bedroom. The main bathroom is located at the far end of the hall and has a shower over the bath.

An allocated parking space is located to the side of the building and accessed via the front drive. The communal gardens are manicured and regularly maintained by the retained gardeners. A stunning wisteria covers the lower front facade of the property, which is believed to be the only listed shrub in the United Kingdom. It is understood to have been gifted to the matron at the time of opening by The Chinese ambassador.



The cathedral city of Chichester offers excellent high street shopping, many fashionable restaurants, cafes and bars, the Festival Theatre and a mainline station to London Victoria. Goodwood is famous for its many event days including the world renowned Festival of Speed and Goodwood Revival for motor racing enthusiasts and a season of horse racing including the Qatar Goodwood Festival. There are superb sailing facilities around Chichester Harbour and windsurfing from the beaches at West Wittering. The area is a paradise for wildlife enthusiasts, with beautiful walks and cycle tracks over the South Downs and around the harbour.

Bright two bedroom top floor flat situated in sought after location with views of the cathedral.

Second Floor Landing

Private Entrance Door

Entrance Hall

Kitchen 11'6 (3.51m) x 8'1 (2.46m)

Sitting/Dining Room 23'11 (7.29m) x 9'5 (2.87m)

Bedroom 1 13'5 (4.09m) x 11'8 (3.56m)

En-Suite Shower Room

Bedroom 2 11'8 (3.56m) x 10'4 (3.15m)


Allocated Parking Space

price change 14/08/20

Why live in Chichester?

We consider ourselves very lucky to be working in a city that blends so many different architectural styles, from elegant Georgian buildings to contemporary new apartments and waterside properties that overlook the harbour.

In 2013, The Sunday Times listed Chichester as one of the top places to live in the UK with ‘something for everyone’ – and they weren’t wrong. Chichester is a cathedral city, a county town and home to some of the oldest churches and buildings in the country. There are many well-regarded public and state schools in the local area with further and higher education options available from Chichester College, West Dean College and the University of Chichester. Our great schools have always made Chichester very appealing for those looking for the perfect place to raise a family.

Our city centre is a shopper’s paradise and there are great places to eat and drink, from elegant restaurants to cosy cafés and pubs, all set along the city’s four main streets. Chichester Cathedral on West Street dominates the skyline and, on summer afternoons, its grounds are filled with local people enjoying picnics. In the evenings, the Cathedral plays a central part in the city’s nightlife by hosting classical music events.

Chichester has a number of public parks, the Chichester Tennis and Racquets Fitness Club and Westgate Leisure Centre, where you’ll find a large swimming pool and skate park and, if sailing is your thing, Chichester Harbour is a haven for you. There really is so much to do here you’ll be spoilt for choice; spend the day on one of the many local beaches, stretch your legs on the stunning South Downs or catch a show at the Festival Theatre before it moves to a permanent home in London’s West End.

If you’d like to buy, sell or let a property in Chichester, get in touch with your local team and discover the Henry Adams difference for yourself.

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