Beautiful Georgian house near Arundel.
An elegant Grade II listed farm house predominantly Georgian in character but believed to date back to the 17th Century. Formerly one of the principal farm houses in the area, the property was historically occupied by the Bon ham auction house family and so became known as Bonhams Farm House. The total plot extends to approximately three quarters of an acre.
The property is conveniently located in the popular village of Yapton, with a mainline train station approximately 1.3 miles away in the neighbouring village of Barnham with services along the coast and up to London Victoria (88 minutes). Climping beach and Bailiffscourt Hotel and Spa can be found approximately 3 miles away. This truly stunning property has undergone a major refurbishment throughout over the past few years and now provides an extensive and versatile family home. The interior retains many traditional features including large sash windows, some with working shutters, an oak panelled sitting room with large Minster stone fireplace, dining room, a fantastic orangery, an elegant drawing room with high corniced ceiling and impressive double aspect Kitchen/Breakfast Room with bespoke handmade Dan Luckin (Arundel) kitchen, marble worktops, travertine flooring with underfloor heating that extends through to the separate utility room. There are steps that lead down to a cellar.
The generous bedroom and further reception accommodation is spread over the first and second floors, providing both principal and guest suites and well appointed bath/shower rooms.
The surrounding gardens are predominantly flint walled, have been beautifully landscaped and are full of interest with something for everyone from waterfalls, stream and ponds, to formal and informally designed entertaining areas. There are wisteria walkways, well stocked herbaceous borders, greenhouse, well manicured lawns, a charming thatched granary barn, a separate party barn/outbuilding, a brick set courtyard alongside an impressive koi carp pond and hard tennis court. A spacious gravel parking area is discreetly tucked alongside the property and provides parking for several vehicles. There is a former Victorian coach house, complete with its original oak stables, hay loft, tack room and herringbone brick flooring, which is ideal for those with a passion for classic cars or alternatively this building offers potential for conversion to provide a separate home office or annexe/holiday cottage, subject to the necessary planning consents.
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Bonhams is a most exquisite village house, principally from the Georgian era, and the sympathetic modernisation programme that the property has undergone has created a wonderful family home retaining many original features with the benefit of a sensational garden. I love the feel of the entire property and I genuinely believe that our clients have really created something special!James MachellProperty agent