The Yeoman's House

Bignor, West Sussex
Price: £956-£1648 per week
Sleeps: 6/7 + cot
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
  • Superb example of a medieval hall house within the South Downs National Park in West Sussex
  • Historic towns of Petworth and Arundel both less than 10 miles
  • Large, one acre garden conceived by the garden designer owner
  • Super fast WiFi broadband
  • Sorry no pets
  • Non-smoking

What our guests say

We booked The Yeoman's House for a special occasion, and it fulfilled everything we could have wished for. Beautiful location, gorgeous gardens, a truly historic home. We had eve....

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The price for your stay will be £782


15% discount for all holidays ending on or before 27th October

Small Party Discount


30% discount applies for 2 guests, excluding 26/05 - 02/06, 04/08 - 25/08, October half term, Xmas & New Year.

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Where applicable, the Small Party Discount supersedes any other Special Offer, available at the time of booking.


Dating from 1420, The Yeoman’s House, listed Grade II*, is a superb example of a medieval hall house, probably the best preserved building of its type remaining in England. Set in about an acre of garden in the downland village of Bignor, within the South Downs National Park, the house has been fully modernised inside by its present owners, whilst retaining many original features, including fine timberwork throughout, vaulted ceilings upstairs and some charmingly uneven floors.

Now available for holiday letting throughout the year, the house provides a wonderful base for exploring this beautiful part of southern England; there are lovely walks straight from the door up to Bignor Hill and opportunities for all manner of outdoor activities – mountain biking, horse riding, golf and fishing as well as horse racing and polo at Goodwood and Cowdray Park. The historic towns of Petworth (numerous antique shops and Petworth House) and Arundel (ancient 12th century castle and River Arun cruises) are both less than 10 miles away, while a little further to the south are the cathedral city of Chichester and the West Sussex coastline stretching from Chichester’s huge natural harbour (birdwatching, sailing, windsurfing and sandy beaches) across to Brighton, the south of England’s most vibrant seaside town.

Bignor itself is a tiny hamlet; within the parish are the remains of a Roman villa with well preserved mosaics. Nearest shops are in Petworth, Arundel or Pulborough, which also has a 75 minutes rail link to London, and there’s a good local pub 15 minutes’ walk away in the next-door village of Sutton.


The Yeoman’s House is spacious, comfortable and well equipped, offering accommodation for up to seven guests in three bedrooms. The large garden around the house is a delight with attractive planting schemes conceived by the owner, who is herself a garden designer.

Entrance along a pathway from the parking area to the rear of the house. Large sitting room with huge inglenook (decorative feature only). Kitchen with electric ‘range’ cooker. Separate dining area leading out to the garden. Utility room. Downstairs w.c. Hallway/study area with oak stairs leading up to the first floor. 3 bedrooms: master bedroom with kingsize bed and en suite bathroom/wc with independent shower above the bath. (NB can also be accessed directly via a separate staircase from the dining area); middle bedroom with two single beds and a mezzanine/play/TV area platform above, accessed by a ladder (N.B. not suitable for children under 10), extra single folding bed also available; third bedroom with twin beds and wash basin. Shower room/w.c.

Large garden with flagstone terrace and extensive lawned areas bordered by mature, yew hedging. Separate orchard with swing and further very large play area for children. Original well secured by padlocked iron grill at the top.


  • Oil fired central heating, electricity, bed linen & towels included in rent
  • Travel cot
  • Colour TV
  • Extra TV in middle bedroom
  • Super fast WiFi broadband
  • Radio CD/player
  • Auto washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Two dishwashers
  • American style fridge/freezer
  • Microwave
  • Driveway parking for 2 cars
  • Two farm shops 2 miles away
  • Shopping centres in Arundel, Petworth and Pulborough - approx
  • 5 miles
  • Good local pub in Sutton 1 mile
  • Sorry no pets
  • Non-smokers only
  • £100 refundable dilapidations deposit payable on booking


What our guests say

Very special, unforgettable property

We booked The Yeoman's House for a special occasion, and it fulfilled everything we could have wished for. Beautiful location, gorgeous gardens, a truly historic home. We had everything we needed ...and more. We visited Arundel, the Roman Villa just a few moments walk away, and enjoyed walking on the South Downs. We would recommend Kingly Vale, the Weald and Downland Museum too.

Guest's review on TripAdvisor, 28 September 2017. 4 of 5 stars.

We oohed and aahed at the house and gazed at the lovely garden settling into autumn. We visited nearby Petworth house and village and Midhurst Cowdray estate and wondered the lanes. We took the very short walk on the footpath to the side the house to the Roman Villa and marvelled at the mosaics and walked to the White Horse pub in Sutton and had a meal. We sat on the bench by the church and enjoyed the vista and calm. We watched the pheasants on the lawn, listened to the owls, visited by robins and squirrels. We were rained on and sunned on and just relaxed for a few days. In the words of the song ' Who could ask for anything more?'

Mr & Mrs Morris, October 2016

Our stay at The Yeoman's House was very much enjoyed, as we used it as our base for my daughter's wedding at Bignor House on Saturday 24th September. Everyone who stayed there or visited was enchanted by the age and character of the property as we were, and had many questions. The house looks splendid as a backdrop in some of the pre-wedding photos we took inside and outside. The wedding venue, the weather (especially as the ceremony was outside) and The Yeoman's House as our home for the weekend were all brilliant.

Mr Wood, September 2016
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Beautiful house, obviously lovingly cared for. Garden is a delight. Ourselves and our guests had a wonderful stay.

Mr and Mr Latter, May 2016

Lovely house, so full of history but still homely and welcoming. Thank you for a lovely stay.

The Avery family, May 2015

Stunning Unique House

My sister and I stayed in The Yeoman's House over Easter weekend with our three young children and had a fabulous time. The house is large and spacious and has an incredible history. The kids had an absolutely fantastic time both inside the house and running around the huge garden. With an acre to explore and a trampoline to bounce on they were never bored. We played frisbee for hours in the back garden and had an Easter egg hunt on Easter Sunday which we will never forget! The owners were very helpful, giving us lots of recommendations of local pubs and places of interest before we stayed. We went to a pub they recommended for lunch which was fantastic and took the kids to Singleton Open Air Museum where we got to visit another medieval house just like the Yeoman's but without the modernisation. It was fascinating. All in all it was a unique and special experience staying in such an old house with so much character and all mod cons that we thoroughly enjoyed.

Guest's review on TripAdvisor, April 22, 2015. 5 of 5 stars.

A really wonderful house beautifully adapted for 21st century living whilst retaining so much character. Loved the comfort of the master bedroom. Great stay. Amazing house. Perfect for walks.

New Year guests, January 2015

Lovely walks and a lovely house.

Various guests, 29 September 2014

Amazing house and great walks along the coast and nearby!

Mabbut family, December 2012

We had an excellent time in this lovely old house with the wonderful garden in which the children played every evening.

Albrecht family, Germany, August 2012

Super house, quiet and relaxing. Good location for exploring the area. Well equipped.

Mr Jemmett and Mr Hutchinson, May 2012

Thank you so much for organising The Yeoman's House for us; it was exactly the way you had described it and we just loved our week there.

Mr & Mrs Carder, May 2011
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