Forbes Place, King George Gardens, Chichester, PO19

2 Bed │ 2 Bath │ 1 Rec

Guide Price £525,000 (L)


Simon Smith


Key features

  • A spacious 1,124 sqft (including garage) apartment
  • Much sought after location
  • Elegant Grade II* listed property
  • Attractive south east view over communal gardens
  • Modern kitchen and shower rooms
  • Two double bedrooms (one en-suite)
  • Gas central heating
  • Garage and allocated parking space

Full description

An elegant upper ground floor apartment enjoying an elegant position in this Grade II* listed building.

The apartment benefits from two bedrooms, one having an en-suite shower room and a superb southeast facing sitting/dining room overlooking the communal gardens and across to Oaklands park and Chichester Festival Theatre. Both shower rooms have been updated, as has the kitchen with fitted appliances. All rooms have tall ceilings and gas fired central heating.

There is a security entry phone system, communal lift and an allocated parking space and garage.

Forbes place was converted by Croudace homes in 1998 from the former Royal West Sussex Hospital. The property forms part of an exclusive development and stands in beautifully maintain communal gardens. Dr John Forbes, who was later to become the court physician to Queen Victoria's household, was the main instigator in the creation of the hospital, which was built on the site of the public dispensary for the 'sick poor'.

22/23 Council Tax Band F - £2,918.55

Lease: 999 years from 1999

Service Charge: Currently £2,934.18 pa

Ground Rent: N/A

Pets: No pets allowed



The cathedral city of Chichester offers excellent high street shopping, many fashionable restaurants, cafes and bars and a mainline station to London Victoria. Goodwood is located to the north and 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 excellent 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.

An elegant apartment close to the Festival Theatre and city centre.

Entrance Hall

Sitting/Dining Room 23'3 (7.09m) x 19'6 (5.94m)

Kitchen 12'2 (3.71m) x 11'1 (3.38m)

Bedroom 1 14'1 (4.29m) x 10'1 (3.07m)

En-Suite Shower Room

Bedroom 2 10'4 (3.15m) x 9'9 (2.97m)


Garage 16'9 (5.11m) x 8'2 (2.49m)

Allocated Parking Space

Communal Gardens


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.

Read more