A pretty coastal village near Chichester, Bosham is a highly desirable location for many homeowners and at Hancock and Partners, we already represent a number of landlords with a variety of property to rent in Bosham including detached houses, bungalows, terraced houses, and period cottages. In today’s modern age, Bosham has never been more popular. Due to its unique waterside location, Bosham attracts a huge number of buyers and renters, not only from the local West Sussex community but also from further afield. As a leading independent estate agency, local residents are finding us to be their agent of choice, and we are representing increasing numbers of houses for sale or available to rent in Bosham.

Where is Bosham? 

This picturesque and sought-after village, sitting on a peninsula at the northern end of Chichester Harbour, is incomparable to other coastal villages. Bosham offers a fabulous opportunity to invest in the South, as one of the prettiest villages in the country. With its close proximity to Chichester Harbour, and its relaxed atmosphere, parts of which have remained unchanged for centuries, Bosham is the perfect place to live. It’s one of the oldest villages in Sussex, with a history dating back to Roman times, making it full of historic charm – even by the high standard of other West Sussex villages. 

Bosham Area Guide

One of the many aspects which makes Bosham such a desirable location to live is the sense of community the residents experience. The village is home to over 3,000 people, which makes it large enough to support a village school, local playing fields, and a number of shops and pubs. There is a wonderful ancient Church, tea shops, restaurants, and the famous Bosham Sailing Club, where activity on and off the water continues beyond the summer season – including dinghy sailing. 

In Bosham, the residents enjoy a dynamic community, with a healthy mix of growing young families, alongside a number of retirees. Home to over 200 pupils, Bosham Primary School has an excellent reputation, proudly showcasing their ‘Good’ Ofsted rating. There’s also little traffic passing through the area, just the cars to the visitors’ car park, which means children and adults alike can wander through the streets without having to worry about dodging fast-moving traffic.

There is also an area of the village dedicated solely to art and crafts shops, showcasing many local artists. After finding plenty of items to spend your money on, you can retire to the waterfront Café Breeze, which is always busy serving refreshments to locals and tourists.

The harbour is mainly used by Bosham Sailing Club, which is situated on the Meadow just in front of the Quay and is naturally a hub of activity for the local area. 

The road immediately next to the harbour attracts many drivers who accidentally leave their vehicles unattended when the tide comes in. If this sounds like you, your car may get covered in saltwater on your next visit, so be careful where you park!

Combine this village charm with the atmosphere of the traditional houses, it’s no wonder why Bosham is such a desirable location in the Chichester area. There are a number of smaller modern homes or period cottages available for families or couples enjoying the coast, as well as local amenities for weekenders that yearn for some relaxation on the water after a busy week in the city.

Historic properties in Bosham 

Landlords in West Sussex often finding themselves as incidental owners through inheritance, although many Hancock and Partners’ clients find the wrench to sell a family home in such a fabulous location difficult. As a result, many decide to create a rental property portfolio whilst they contemplate a sale, so bear in mind that at some time in the future these may come to the market.  

Most landlords favour a professional property manager offering high-quality lettings management services. Many properties in Bosham or Bosham Hoe continue to be let for many years. As an expert property manager, Hancock and Partners manage many of these, in particular, those in the sailing fraternity.

Since 1991, at Hancock and Partners, we have continued to rent, manage and sell an increasing number of desirable properties in Bosham and Bosham Hoe. One of these properties includes this gorgeous, picturesque cottage situated in the heart of the sailing village, formerly the local bakery. 


Only a short walk away from the foreshore, “Loafers” is a Grade II Listed period cottage which we recently let within 24 hours of marketing. This charming cottage has a wealth of charm and character, with period features and a self-contained annexe. Loafers sits on a corner plot and provides the renters with the opportunity to put their own stamp on it. There is even a small stream which runs underground behind the house, before then joining up with the pond at The Millstream Hotel. 

This Grade II listed property is just one example of the wonderful homes that are available to rent and buy throughout Bosham. So, if you are looking to buy or rent a home in Bosham, Hancock and Partners would be more than happy to help.

Would you like to buy or rent a home in Bosham? 

Bosham is a truly unique place, so we believe it’s vital that you find the right agent to work with to secure the best outcome for your property needs. Hancock and Partners has built a reputation as the agent of choice for waterside locations, like Bosham, so you know you are in safe hands. You can call us on 01243 531155 and an experienced member of our team will be ready to offer advice and help. Alternatively, please feel free to complete the contact form on our website and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.