Rent or Buy a Property in Fishbourne
Tod Anstee is a leading estate agent in Fishbourne, providing expert estate agent and property management services in the area. If you're looking to buy, rent, sell or let a property in this wonderful location, please get in touch with the Tod Anstee team on 01243523723.
The village of Fishbourne is located 2 miles west of Chichester and is most famous for its Roman Palace, attracting tourists and visitors from far and wide. Fishbourne is ideally suited for easy access to the A27 road and also provides a railway station, sports recreation ground, primary school and two public houses, The Bull's Head and the Woolpack Inn.
Living in Fishbourne
Fishbourne is a pleasant place to live encompassing Old and New Fishbourne and borders Chichester Harbour, an area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB) located at the Head of Fishbourne Channel, which is one of 4 channels forming the harbour. Village life centres around the village pond created for the Millennium and now home to ducks and moorhens, as well as the Old Parish church of St. Peter and St. Mary which is 700 years old and overlooks the meadows of Fishbourne Creek.
The village has a thriving community of about 2500 people. There is a range of small shops, a couple of pubs, and for visitors, there are plenty of B&Bs both in and around the village. One of its most famous shops is Barreg Cycles which has a steady stream of tourists hiring bikes to explore the surrounding countryside in the summer months.
The A259 follows the line of the 18th century turnpike road right across the middle of the village and the newer A27 forms the northern and eastern boundaries of the village. Since the 1950s, the village has extended steadily northwards towards the A27 boundary. Fishbourne was primarily a farming community at the beginning of the twentieth century and new housing started to appear from the 1930s. From the 1950s new housing developments spread ever nearer to the village's northern boundary (the new A27).
The Fishbourne Centre formerly the home of the Fishbourne Club provides excellent facilities for local residents and visitors in the form of function and meeting rooms, a private and public bar with pool table, Sky TV and BT Sport which is open to the public every evening and from noon at weekends. The excellent playing field facilities include, Tennis, Football, Cricket, Bowles, and Croquet.
The Roman Palace dates back to roughly 75 AD, the largest residential roman building discovered in Britain during a routine excavation in the 1960s, it has an extraordinary history, with its magnificent mosaic floors and array of historic artefacts. In the North Wing, over twenty mosaics are laid, including the spectacular Cupid on a Dolphin. The formal Roman garden located in the extensive grounds of the Palace have been painstakingly replanted following the original plan featuring box hedging and staked espalier fruit trees.
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Tod Anstee has a number of houses for sale and to rent in Fishbourne and is able to advise vendors, buyers, landlords and tenants on house prices and rentals in the village and its surrounds. Discover the current range of properties for sale in Fishbourne.
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