Upper House

This is a large house for rent with 7 en-suite bedrooms which comfortably sleeps 14 people. Just outside Chichester in West Sussex, this house is well located for windsurfing on the beach at Wittering and sailing at Itchenor.

Set back from the road and surrounded by paddocks and its own grounds, Upper House has a unique character and ability to be all things to all people. Guests can be at peace with a book by the drawing room fire or as snug as a bug in one of the many rooms. However, in the twinkle of an eye, this house is the place in which to party. Inside or out, upstairs or downstairs, kitchen hall or drawing room, it’s time for a celebration, for a week or a weekend, something special or just any old excuse to have a memorable occasion.

At only 1 and a half hours from London on the Sussex/Hampshire borders and comfortably sleeping up to fourteen, this contemporary house has size and position.

We know you are not going to want to leave the luxury of Upper House and if you feel you want to have everything taken care of, catering can be prearranged. Penny can cook your special dinner party from her list of menus, or if you have a fixed menu idea in your head, she can cater to those wishes too.
With 20 years catering experience Penny can work with your party numbers and come up with the perfect list of options for your celebration meal, leaving you free to enjoy the wine, concentrate on your party and your friends or family.

Location & Local Area

Upper House is ideally suited to take advantage of practically every holiday or weekend inclination, be it equestrian, country walks, motor racing or anything connected with our wonderful beaches and sea. There is an abundance of the country’s prettiest pubs and one or two of the country’s most outstanding restaurants.

Should one wish to go racing, under half an hour by car is the famous Goodwood race course. Situated on top of the South Downs, it has to be one of the most spectacular courses in Europe, Fontwell racecourse is also close by. For those wishing to ride in these beautiful surroundings it will be possible to introduce you to stables suited to your requirements.

Minutes from Upper House are countless beaches both sandy and pebble that offer young and old alike, limitless opportunities for all interests both ashore and at sea. Sailing as a relaxing pastime was, as we know it today, begun in Chichester Harbour by Charles 11 (1630-1635) and it was he who introduced the first leisure sailing craft into this country’s waters; beginners can learn, experienced sailors can crew or hire and those with their own craft can launch. Surfing, wind surfing, kite sailing, canoeing, scuba diving, even just swimming are only minutes away.

For those of a curious nature, in a single day one can visit a Roman Palace not far from Petworth; Chichester Cathedral, Arundel Castle which is home to the Duke of Norfolk, and the first Catholic Cathedral built in this country since our break with Rome, a two thousand year span all in a single day.

A little further afield, but again less than forty minutes away, is Portsmouth and Southsea with its famous shopping centre and the home of Nelson’s flag ship, The Victory.

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The map above shows the location on Itchenor Road. The address is Upper House Itchenor Green West Sussex PO20 7DA

By train, Chichester is the nearest station and it is a seven mile taxi ride from there.

By car, Upper House is just outside the village of Itchenor. From the A27 turn off at the Stockbridge roundabout, following the signposts for the A286 to the Witterings. Passing the Shell garage on the right, at the roundabout, bear right down the B2179. Pass the first turning to Itchenor on the right and continue until passing the Lamb Inn Public House also on the right. Soon after there is a junction, where you turn right down Itchenor Road. Upper House is the first house on the Left.

what our guests say

"Beautiful house... we had a fantastic time... and we will definitely be back. Thank you"

"A truly inspiring space in a tranquil setting... This has been a wonderful opportunity for the team". Office party

"Fantastic weekend. Thank you for sharing your lovely house with us... The ideal venuefor our NCT group .. we survived the first year ...what a weekend 14 plus 7.... 1 year olds."

"Beautiful house and the perfect venue for our group weekend away ... well laid out and practical.... all cleaned up after ourselves .. Thank you"

"Our 4th year... had a lovely time as always.. see you next year."

"A wonderful time to remember, celebrating our Ruby Wedding with sons, grandchildren and close friends . House and gardens were perfect for all our group and we were blessed with wonderful weather... Thank you"

"WOW WHAT AN AMAZING HOUSE. WE HAD AN INCREDIBLE WEEKEND AND DIDN'T LEAVE THE HOUSE ONCE .. The weather was brilliant and we made full use of the garden and bbq... love to come back ..Thank you"

"Brilliant house for a fantastic celebration weekend ... The sun even shone .. thank you"

"Thank you for a lovely stay, for the picture post card meadow views. It was super to be able to fit 13 of us in with bags of room to spare. Loved the pubs, the walks and everything"

"Your home is gorgeous - it makes you feel immediately at ease and so comfortable. Thank you for a memorable visit".Americans from CA

"Great place for our group to stay .. plenty of space and yet all together.. would recommend it to others"

"The 9th gathering of our group and the best venue yet. Gorgeous house and artwork, brilliantly equipped kitchen, lovely comfy beds... everything we could wish for . loved it, thank you"