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West Dean College of Arts and Conservation

West Dean, Chichester, PO180QZ, United Kingdom
+44 124 381 8258

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West Dean College of Arts and Conservation - Chichester, England, United Kingdom
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Value for money 8.2
Distance to city centre 7.7 km
Location rating 9.6


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  • Excellent
    Oct 2019

    Great setting and fascinating history

    A bit cool and drafty in the bedrooms but understandable due to nature of the single glazed old windows

  • Excellent
    Sep 2019

    Beautiful location and helpful friendly staff.

    The entire building was covered in scaffolding and polythene.. not something we had been made aware of and not a pleasant view when we arrived. Although the accommodation was kind of quirky and steeped in tradition it would have been nice to have had a tv and maybe a mirror in the room.

  • Good
    Sep 2019

    Sadly the college is currently shrouded in scaffolding and plastic, and we weren't aware this would be the case beforehand. But it is a stunning house inside although , of course views are non existent at present from the inside. Room was very good size and very wheelchair accessible , as was the atb room. The room felt a little cold in a very warm day outside, possibly as wi does are covered by the workings outside. It also felt slightly damp, but staff had provided a heater and this did help to make the room comfy . Staff were very helpful with wheelchair and luggage and. Letting us know to to access all areas of. The wheelchair user. This is sometimes a real issue , understandably

    As above some issues on first afternoon, with temperature of room. Staff helped those issues practically and with lots of helper use settled after a very bad journey.

  • Good
    Sep 2019

    Amazing location. Basic but adequate room (pillow and mattress a bit hard!) Excellent breakfast. Relaxed atmosphere. Lots to do in the area - we went on a Chichester Harbour Tour.

    Hard bed and hard pillows - but a tricky one to solve as it's a personal preference! Noise into the evening from wedding on the lawn - not a major problem as we didn't need to open the bedroom windows but may have been if a hotter evening.

  • Okay
    Sep 2019

    The location and the garden of the hotel were really beautiful. The breakfast was also very rich.

    But the house is in the middle of a big renovation and the room offered to us outside the main house was rather dingy. Only after our intervention did we get a renovated room. We also missed a TV, a safe and the minibar (the room was more like a student accommodation).

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Set in acres of West Sussex countryside, West Dean College of Arts and Conservation is just 6 miles from historic Chichester and 13 minutes’ drive from the heart of the South Downs National Park. The Sussex Coast can be reached after 20 minutes by car. The rooms in this characterful and quirky period property are mostly traditional in style, although the college includes a variety of room types, with some more modern and contemporary options. Many rooms feature garden views and bathrooms offer either a bath or a shower, with complimentary toiletries and towels. The rooms are either situated within the main house or in cottages and vicarages throughout the grounds. In the mornings, the West Dean College serves breakfast in the college dining room amongst students. The breakfast comprises a continental and full English buffet selection. Guests will receive free entry to West Dean’s famous and beautifully landscaped gardens. An array of activities can be enjoyed onsite, including walks through the stunning arboretum, croquet, and tennis. The outdoor heated swimming pool is open during summer. The Goodwood Festival of Speed and Goodwood Revival are within 5 miles of the West Dean College. Gatwick Airport is 45 miles away and Heathrow Airport is less than 60 miles away.



Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly

8.8 Excellent

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Business centre
Gift shop
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Outdoor pool
No smoking
24-hour front desk
Free parking
Storage available
Free Wi-Fi
Disabled access
Room service


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Most popular landmarks

  • West Dean Gardens 229 m
  • Weald and Downland Open Air Museum 1.4 km
  • Goodwood Racecourse 2.8 km
  • Goodwood House 4.7 km
  • Kingley Vale 5.2 km
  • Goodwood Golf Club 5.3 km

Getting Around

Southampton Eastleigh 41 km
London Gatwick 50.1 km
Chichester Fishbourne, Sussex 8 km
Chichester, Sussex 8.3 km

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