Stunning new homes come to thriving village

A superb new development in an historic Sussex village has been launched by the country’s leading house builder.

Charles Church says its new Emerald Gardens development at Yapton will combine the charm of country living with the style and convenience of newly-built homes.

Charles Church South Coast is building 173 two, three and four-bedroom homes in the village, which lies just three miles north east of Bognor Regis.

Mark Docherty, sales director of Charles Church, said the site would also include a special bat corridor – a line of trees and shrubs which are home to the insects bats feed on – to help protect a colony living in the area.

“We are extremely excited about Emerald Gardens, which is a major new development in one of the prettiest villages in the area,” said Mark.

“These homes will provide a fabulous opportunity for a range of families and first-time buyers to enjoy a real slice of country life in a thriving rural location. And in keeping with the area, the homes will be of the highest quality, offering all the comforts of modern living.

“With both the south coast and the beautiful South Downs on the doorstep this is an absolutely fabulous location and one which we are sure will be hugely attractive to buyers.

“Part of the rural attraction of the site is the special bat corridor, which will help the local colony to continue to thrive whilst also providing villagers with the chance to watch the creatures as they go about their business.”

Mark said the site – which would include 69 affordable homes – would officially launch in January with a showhome set to open in March.

“There is bound to be a terrific amount of interest in these homes and we would urge anyone interested to register with us as soon as possible to avoid disappointment,” he added.

Yapton is known as the village which never closes its doors in reference to the smuggling trade which was common in the area in the 18th century. Locals would leave their front door open or unlocked so that smugglers could hide their bounty quickly when they were being chased by excise men.

The pretty village also features an historic Norman church, primary school, two pubs and two conservation areas.

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