About Us

We are a truly independent estate agency for village and country property in Storrington, West Chiltington, Amberley, Thakeham and the surrounding areas in this glorious part of West Sussex. Since 1999 Calrke & Charlesworth has built a successful reputation for selling a wide range of family houses, apartment, cottages and country homes. From our gallery you'll see we have a passion for interesting and unusual property. 

Our friendly, non-corporate approach is based on giving straightforward advice - no jargon or gimmicks - a professional and effective service to buyers and sellers alike. Call in to our comfortable office and you'll meet a friendly team who understand moving; we've all done it several times and here to make things easier. 

Call in, phone or email us - we look forward to helping you find the ideal property, or a ready buyer for your present home. 


Clive Pightling

Principle and Managing Director

Growing up with parents who moved home frequently, it was fitting that Clive entered a career in estate agency; working through to become one of the youngest partners in one of the big Surrey agency firms. Clive has enjoyed more than 40 years successful experience in property. As a director with a national estate agency group, he moved to a property in the Downs near Chichester in 1991 and now lives locally. In 2003, he acquired the Clarke & Charlesworth business from the founding partners and many will remember him, then working with his daughter Melanie, building and developing the new Clarke & Charlesworth.

He has a passion for property and people, enjoying close contact at the front line, together with Alfa Romeo classic cars, and music remians another passion. Clive has played guitar in a band since 1995 and his recent new line-upis busy with appearences at a variety of venues & functions locally and further afield. See our links page. Now in the third "generation" of Clarke & Charlesworth, Clive and his enthusiastic team look forward to helping new clients and old friends in the business of finding either their dream home or the ideal buyer.

He says "Fashions & systems in agency change, but we find that good service and innovation never go out of style".


Andrea Wilkinson

Andrea moved from Steyning to London and worked at Great Ormond Street Hospital, returning to this area to bring up her family. She has been working with the team part-time on Saturdays since 2004; in fact since she bought and sold through C & C. With her own curtain and soft furnishing business in Petworth, Andrea is happy if required, and as part of our marketing service, to give clients of Clarke & Charlesworth useful tips on property style and presentation to make a home most welcoming and saleable. In day-to-day contact, she helps put our buyers & sellers at ease by discussing and understanding their home needs and preferences. 


Laura Steley

Laura moved to the area in 2017 from her home county of Norfolk. She has a passion for all things equestrian, having studied equine science at the University of Lincoln and then working in the racing industry for many years. Laura balances working as a Clarke & Charlesworth team member around her young family and enjoys speaking to clients, helping to match them with their perfect property.