Why move to... Arundel

The market town of Arundel in West Sussex is a beautiful place. It was voted the most mindful destination in Europe in 2017 and it’s absolutely idyllic. In fact, it’s positively charming – if you’re looking for your next home, Arundel should certainly be on your radar and Cubitt & West can help you find it.


What are Arundel’s nearest towns?

Nestled between the glorious cathedral city of Chichester and traditional seaside town of Worthing, delightful Arundel is less than a 20-minute drive to Climping Beach, with its unspoiled sandy coves.

What’s in Arundel?

In all of West Sussex, Arundel has the most listed buildings after Chichester. And though not for sale, Arundel boasts a magnificent fairytale castle, which gazes romantically across the town to the mighty Arundel Cathedral.

With a population of 3,500, it’s fair to say that good things come in small packages – this one, neatly wrapped up by the River Arun and the boundaries of the South Downs National Park.

Transport links from Arundel

Despite being in the idylls of English countryside, Arundel railway station has direct links to London Victoria (90 minutes) as well as Three Bridges and Gatwick airport in under an hour. While the nearest main road connects you to the A27. Making it an ideal commuter town, especially for the likes of Chichester, and Brighton.

Eating and drinking in Arundel

With quintessential English towns come an abundance of quintessential pubs, none so typically English as The Red Lion or The Swan Hotel on Arundel High Street. If you’re out and about, be sure to swing by The George and Dragon in nearby Houghton.

Back in Arundel, The Parsons Table serves typical British and European dishes and is noted for its amazing food and lovely atmosphere, while Motte & Bailey Cafe is a contemporary tea room that serves something a little more exotic (including Tapas) on evenings between Wednesday and Saturday. Also, check out Juniper for trendy cakes and coffee. Also look out for La Campania and The Townhouse – two independent restaurants which are beloved by locals.

Things to do in Arundel

Stroll down the small and characterful high street and you’ll be hard-pushed to find the usual suspects in the retail industry. Instead, you’re spoilt for choice with antique shops, boutiques and local businesses. And as for things to do, there’s also boat hire along the river, a riding school and even a Lido as well as a wetland centre, parks, local museums and art galleries, not to mention Arundel’s own annual art trail.

Arundel schools

Schools in Arundel include Saint Philip’s Catholic Primary School and Arundel Church of England Primary School. Potential residents will need to consider that the nearest secondary schools will be The Littlehampton Academy and the Angmering School.

House prices in Arundel

  • Large detached houses: £650+
  • Detached houses: £450+
  • Semi-detached: £300+
  • Terraces and cottages: £280+
  • Flats: £225+
  • £600-£700pcm for a flat.
  • £950-£1,300pcm for a 2-3 bedroom house.[1] 

Renting in Arundel

  • £600-£700pcm for a flat.
  • £950-£1,300pcm for a 2-3 bedroom house.

Best Fish and Chips

Trawlers is the only chippy in Arundel, but The Wick Fryer in Littlehampton is very popular if you’re happy to make the short drive.


Of course, it’s got to be Arundel Castle and Gardens – they host regular events for the whole family. To be honest, it’s so beautiful and is begging to be explored and admired, again and again, regardless.

Local supermarkets

The Co-op on The Causeway is great for a pint of milk and last-minute groceries.

Famous residents

Notable people of past and present include actresses Judy Geeson and Cara Horgan, and jockey Liam Treadwell.

Blue Plaques

Expect to find plaques for Thomas Walder a master clock maker, historian Dr G. W. Eustace, artist and painter Ralph Ellis and author/poet, George MacDonald.

What you may not know about Arundel…

Arundel Castle has posed as Windsor Castle twice; both the Doctor Who series (1988) and film The Madness of King George (1994). Not to mention it was also a filming location for The Young Victoria (2009) starring Emily Blunt.

So, do you fancy living here? Have a chat with our local Arundel branch or take a look at current Arundel properties.