Redrow - Ashdown Vale, PO22
One of the ‘Six Villages’ of West Sussex (along with Yapton, Walberton, Eastergate, Fontwell and Westergate) Barnham enjoys a classic country lifestyle that has changed little over time. Yet while the village dates from before the Domesday Book, it still enjoys direct rail connections to London Victoria in under and hour and a half, making it ideal for the modern commuter.
Ashdown Vale will bring an exclusive new development to the village, with high quality 3,4 and 5 bedroom Heritage Collection homes that are perfect for such an historic setting. Reserve your new home between Chichester and Arundel today for just 5% deposit with Help to Buy, and take your place in this delightful rural community on the edge of the South Downs National Park.
With the vast open spaces of the South Downs right on your doorstep, the possibilities for leisure and recreation are endless, from walking and climbing to mountain biking and watersports. Closer to home, Six Villages Sports Centre offers a range of courts and pitches for different sports. Golfers will enjoy the challenge of Avisford Park Golf Club, close to the village, while horseracing enthusiasts will love the close proximity of Fontwell Park and ‘glorious’ Goodwood. For evening entertainment, head for the friendly welcome of the many country inns in and around the Six Villages, or take a trip into town for the 100 year old Picturedrome, or the Alexander Theatre in Bognor Regis, or Chichester Cinema, home of an annual International Film Festival. Chichester is also home to the Festival Theatre, which boasts an impressive programme of shows including top actors and writers from the West End. The beaches of Bognor Regis have long been a major draw, with no less than King George V spending time enjoying the sea breezes, giving the town its royal suffix. Today, the annual Bognor Birdman contest entertains the crowds each summer, as wild inventors try to fly off the end of the pier.
Education has been at the heart of the village for many years, with the village school, Barnham Primary, rated ‘good’ by Ofsted. This quaint country school fosters a real sense of local community amongst its pupils, providing an excellent start in life just a short distance from the development. Nearby Yapton Primary offers a local alternative. For older children, Six Villages Academy, formerly Westergate Community School, is very much on the up, with new staff and a new name heralding a new era for the school. St Phillip Howard Catholic High, in the village of Barnham itself, is rated ‘good with outstanding features’ by Ofsted.
Barnham and the surrounding villages all have a small selection of independent local shops, with the Windmill Shopping Village in Barnham offering a range of local produce and crafts. For a more comprehensive shopping trip, head for Arun Retail Park in Bognor Regis, or the fascinating independent shops and stores of ancient Chichester, where you’ll also find a range of major names, from John Lewis to Argos.
Barnham Station, in the centre of the village, boasts over 140 park and ride spaces and has regular directs services to London Victoria in 1hour 23minutes. The station also has swift services to the famous seaside resort of Bognor Regis, in just 8minutes, as well as direct trains to stations all the way to Bristol, a journey of 3hours. The A29 passes to the west of the village at Westergate, with the major A27 trunk road passing to the north along the edge of the national park. The village lies equidistant from Chichester, Arundel and Bognor Regis, all around 7miles away. Brighton and Portsmouth are around 25 miles to the east and west respectively and London lies around 65miles to the north. Gatwick airport is just 45miles and Heathrow is roughly 60miles.
For doctors, register with The Croft Surgery in Barnham and for dentists try Chantry House Dental Practice on Downview Road.