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Yapton Village


  • Listed Sussex Flint Barn
  • Separate Two Bedroom Cottage
  • Flexible Accommodation
  • Sitting Room, Kitchen/Dining/Sitting Room
  • 3 Ground Floor Bedrooms all with En-Suites
  • First Floor Drawing Room
  • Master Bedroom Suite
  • 2 Bedroom Self Contained Cottage
  • Driveway & Parking
  • Wildlife Pond Gardens


Elm Barn is undoubtedly one of the finest Grade II Listed Sussex flint barn conversions in the county and benefits from a separate two bedroom cottage. The property is beautifully appointed, hugely versatile and is located on the outskirts of the popular village of Yapton. The barn boasts wonderful examples of random flint work with brick dressings, especially noticeable around the original ventilation openings and is one of the few remaining intact C18 barn, with many of the original elm timbers being re-used from earlier buildings. The two attached lean-to's, one now the kitchen, was originally used as a cart shed and the other which now forms two of the ground floor en-suite bedrooms was originally the housing for a horse-powered corn thresher. The cottage, aptly named The Byre (old English for a cow shed) was indeed a milking parlour and cattle shelter and is now a wonderful two bedroom cottage, separate from the main barn. This property ensures that every scenario of multi-generational living has been taken into account. The well planned distribution of all the rooms in the barn and separate cottage offers privacy whilst also providing not only spacious accommodation for a large family, but also takes into consideration the needs of perhaps elderly family members or a wheelchair user. The décor of both the house and cottage was designed by a renowned interior designer in keeping with the look and feel of a substantial country home. The accommodation comprises a pair of glazed doors leading to reception hall with elegant wooden staircase leading to first floor, ceramic tiled flooring with underfloor heating, a further pair of glazed doors leading onto the rear garden. There is an inner hallway providing a study area with separate cloakroom with low level WC, vanity unit with inset sink and heated towel rail. There is a spacious sitting room with windows to front aspect, ceramic tiled flooring again with underfloor heating. The double aspect kitchen/dining/sitting room enjoys glazed doors to the front, a range of wall and base units, granite worktops, double ovens with microwave, space for American fridge/freezer, gas hob with extractor over, central island with twin sinks, granite worktops, integral dishwasher, storage and wine rack, tiled flooring with underfloor heating and exposed timber beams and a section of exposed brick and flint. A further inner hall leads through to a utility room with storage units, worktop, butler sink, space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer and there is a separate boiler room housing gas boiler, water softener, hot water tank, fitted airing shelves and tiled flooring. The ground floor bedroom accommodation comprises guest bedroom one with window to front aspect, tiled flooring, underfloor heating, built-in wardrobe and door to en-suite bathroom with window to front aspect, bath, sink, low level WC (currently set up for disabled use) and tiled flooring. There are two further double guest bedrooms, one of which has glazed patio doors to the front, both of which have built-in wardrobes and en-suite shower rooms comprising vanity unit with low level WC, inset sink, showers, heated towel rails and ceramic tiled flooring. To the first floor there is a magnificent drawing room with vaulted ceiling, exposed timber beams, impressive feature fireplace, skilling storage and door leading onto the master suite which is double aspect, again with vaulted ceiling and exposed timber beams, built-in drawer units with separate dressing area with twin built-in double wardrobes and access to a mezzanine office area. There is an en-suite with corner bath, twin sink units, low level WC with concealed cistern, corner shower with heated towel rail. The Byre Cottage is constructed of brick and flint with a slate tiled roof and accessed via a pair of glazed doors leading to a large glazed reception hall with timber flooring, double aspect sitting/dining room with vaulted ceiling, feature fireplace and wooden flooring. From the reception hall a further pair of glazed doors lead to an inner hallway with understairs cupboard, door to utility cupboard with space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer, gas boiler and a separate cloakroom with low level WC, inset sink and wooden flooring. There is a kitchen with a range of wall and base units, one and a half bowl sink with drainer, integral fridge/freezer, electric oven with hob and extractor fan over and wooden flooring. A further reception room with window to the front, wooden flooring and timber staircase leading to the first floor landing. To the first floor, there are two double bedrooms both with built in storage and a bathroom which has half height tiling, vanity unit with inset sink, low level WC, bath and a 'Jack & Jill' door leading to one of the bedrooms. Outside, the property is approached by a pair of electrically operated five bar timber gates, with a laurel lined driveway which leads to a gravel area providing off road parking for several cars. There is a brick terrace area in front of The Brye and a small section of garden to the north which is currently used as a vegetable patch and storage area. Another five bar timber gate leads to a further gravel area to the front of the main barn, along with an area of grass and a very well establish wildlife pond, which has a wetland section at one end and is edged by flower borders. The west facing rear garden has a lawn area, part of which has been sectioned into a wildflower meadow, which is not only beautiful to look at, but also attracts a wide diversity of birds, bees, butterflies and other forms of wildlife. Next to the wildflower meadow is a pretty summer house, rockery and barbecue area. There are flower and shrub borders and a selection of mature trees. The Local Surrounding Area Care has been taken by the planners to maintain the historic entrance to the village and the integrity of this conservation area, all of which surrounds the barn. The small field opposite the entrance of the property has special protection and there is a substantial area of planting between the property and the new adjacent housing development to the north. Yapton Village has a range of local shopping facilities including a well-respected butchers, Coop, school, parish church and Avisford Medical Group, whilst Barnham (two miles to the west) has a further parade of shops and mainline railway station to Gatwick Airport and London Victoria. Approximately twelve miles to the west lies the cathedral city of Chichester which provides more comprehensive facilities such as a wide selection of shops, restaurants, cafes and the renowned Chichester Festival Theatre and Pallant House Gallery. 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, the Lido and the beautiful beaches to the south. There are numerous sport and leisure activities in the area including several golf courses including Littlehampton and Avisford Park, horseracing at Fontwell Park and Goodwood, sailing on Chichester harbour and at Littlehampton and walking and cycling in the beautiful countryside of the South Downs National Park to the North.