The accommodation was superb - scrupulously clean and very comfortable. Beautiful view to wake up to ! Great central location with all of Chichester’s history and shopping on the doorstep.

Guest @ 4 Canon Lane, October 2020

4 Canon Lane, a former archdeaconry, is a beautifully restored eight bedroom house situated in the historic Cathedral Close.

Primarily a centre for vocation, education and reconciliation we are also able to offer guest house accommodation to individuals, groups and companies.

Our Bedrooms

Our beautiful Georgian Guesthouse has 8 en suite bedrooms all with exceptionally comfortable beds, televisions, Tassimo Coffee Machines, and modern bathrooms. Each bedroom is different and charming in its own way. We have 4 large Superior Double rooms that offer generous windows with views over the Cathedral or the grounds, a little extra living space and extra-large double beds. These larger bedrooms can be set up with two single beds on request and a few have the extra floor space for a travel cot or a rollaway bed for a child under 12, for a small additional charge.

Our cosier Double rooms, of which we have three, are equally well appointed just in slightly smaller and quirkier spaces, some boast views of the Spire and others views over the gardens. All three have modern shower rooms and comfy double beds.

On the ground floor we are lucky to have one adapted single room for guests who have mobility requirements – this bedroom has a large wet-room style shower, lowered sink and bathroom facilities, as well as a bit more floor space to move around. We are happy to work with your specific requirements to make your stay as comfortable as possible. This bedroom is equally suited to a single guest looking for a base for their solo travels.

Our Location

We are ideally located in the grounds of the historic Cathedral right in the centre of Chichester. Nestled on a private road between the Cathedral Cloisters and the Bishops’ Palace Gardens, we have convenient, free parking available for our guests to use. You can explore the ancient city walls or enjoy a spot of shopping on the bustling high street. At the end of Canon Lane is South Street, adorned with restaurants, cafes and bars that offer a great range of breakfasts, lunches, and dinner to suit all tastes. Please do ask us for our recommendations.

Please note that we do not provide any catering at 4 Canon Lane (save for tea, coffee and biscuits in the bedrooms) and we are encouraging our guests to explore some of the great local businesses providing breakfast, lunch and dinner locally. 

See our great reviews here!

We have one single bedroom on the ground floor which has been adapted by guests who need extra help moving around the space. Please note, this is not a fully accessible room and is intended for use by those with mobility concerns.


If you would like more information on how we are ensuring the safety of our guests during this pandemic, please read the detail below. 


View our detailed access guide here: 4%20CL%20Access%20Guide.pdf

Perfect location, stylish and comfortable environment in a delightful, quiet setting. Very efficient and helpful responses from Amy to our questions. More speedy and pleasant than many large hotel chains!

Guest, August 2020