Main Road, Yapton, Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 0DX | Property for sale | Savills
365.02 sq m(3,929 sq ft)
Guide price £1,500,000

Main RoadYapton, Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 0DX

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Stunning Georgian village house
  • Characterful and well proportioned living spaces
  • Bespoke hand made kitchen with double aspect
  • Superb gardens with ornamental pond, cobbled courtyard and hard tennis court
  • Garaging, stables, workshop, granary and party barn

Beautiful Georgian house near Arundel.

About this property

  • 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 Bonham 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.

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

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

Local information

  • A little historical background, courtesy of the local Yapton and Ford history group - No narrative about Yapton and Ford, however brief, can be complete without the mention of smuggling. It has been suggested that without the income from this moonlight trade, many of the villagers would not have survived. Walk into any house in the district and leave the door open and more often than not you would be greeted with the phrase "Do you come from Yapton?" a reference to the days of the smugglers when local people allegedly left their doors open at night to allow the smugglers safe passage from the "Kings Men". Yapton Village has a small range of local shopping facilities including a well respected butchers, mini supermarket, primary school, medical centre and parish church, whilst Barnham (approximately 1.3 miles to the west) has a further parade of shops and mainline railway station to Gatwick Airport and London Victoria. Nearby footpaths can be found along the route of the historic canal. Climping beach and Bailiffscourt Hotel and Spa can be found approximately 3 miles away. To the north east, the pretty historic market town of Arundel offers excellent bistros and coffee shops, antique shops and art galleries. The tidal River Arun flows to the Coast and other attractions nearby include the Wild Fowl and Wetlands Centre and the Lido.
  • The cathedral city of Chichester, provides more comprehensive facilities such as a wide selection of shops, restaurants, cafes and the renowned Chichester Festival Theatre and Pallant House Gallery.
  • There are numerous sport and leisure activities in the area including several golf courses such as Littlehampton and Avisford Park, horseracing at Fontwell Park and Goodwood, boating from Littlehampton, sailing on Chichester harbour and walking in the beautiful countryside either nearby along the route of the historic canal or further North up in the South Downs National Park. Nearby Goodwood provides a private airfield, country club and the world renowned Festival of Speed and Revival at its historic motor circuit.

Additional information

  • Services: Mains gas, electricity, water and drainage. Broadband available.
  • Directions: Directions: What3words-///interests.dinner.bond
  • EPC Rating: E
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: G