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 Clarke & Charlesworth has built a successful reputation for selling a wide range of family houses, apartments, 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 & 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 are 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

Principal 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,

music remains another passion.  Clive has

played guitar in a band since 1995 and his

recent new line-up is busy with appearances

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

and on Saturdays since 2004; in fact since

she bought and sold through C & C.


With her own curtain & 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