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260 acres, Belchamp Walter, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 7AZ
Sold (STC) - £3,650,000

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  • 5/6 double bedrooms
  • 4 reception rooms
  • Swimming pool
  • 245 acres of farmland
  • Sporting rights
  • Only five miles from the popular market town of Sudbury
  • Double garage with converted office space
  • Secluded position with gardens overlooking farmland beyond
  • Includes Basic Payment Scheme Entitlements
  • Features 10.67acres of woodland

The property:
The Georgian style house, which is not listed, is of brick construction with rendered elevations. The principal reception rooms and bedrooms have a Westerly aspect and enjoy fantastic views over the gardens and farmland beyond.

The attractive entrance door leads through into a grand reception hall with vaulted ceiling and a cast iron staircase ascending to the first floor. The study offers dual aspect views via floor to ceiling sash windows and has an open fire with wooden and tile surround.

The drawing room is an elegant space and a feature of the property at just over 400 sq. ft. It benefits from two full height windows to the West, providing an abundance of light, and a large open brick fireplace with marble hearth. Double doors lead into the dining room, a great space for entertaining, with access directly to the gardens and paved terrace.

The family room has an impressive high ceiling and is located just off the kitchen, to the front of the property, with two large windows overlooking the garden. The room has potential to be incorporated into the adjacent kitchen to create an impressive family space.

The kitchen/breakfast room is a generous size with large window overlooking the landscaped rear gardens. The kitchen is well equipped with a range of units incorporating integrated appliances.

The first floor galleried landing leads to the master bedroom which is exceptionally spacious and enjoys panoramic views across the rolling Stour Valley. A door leads through to the dressing room which has plenty of storage and access back onto the landing.

Bedrooms two and three are complemented by a large family bathroom Both rooms offer high ceilings with westerly facing views across the gardens and lake whilst bedroom four benefits from a dual aspect with pretty sash window overlooking the orchards.

Bedroom five, and a further family bathroom, complete the first floor accommodation.

The outside:
To the side of the house is a double garage with converted office and potting shed. A paved terrace wraps around the house leading to a tiered garden, ideal for alfresco dining.

Flagstone steps lead to the swimming pool, enclosed by mature shrubs, with a brick built summer house, currently used as a changing area.

The orchard is home to a wide array of fruit trees and at the foot of the gardens you will find the lake, surrounded by willow trees and woodland.

Beyond the formal gardens, areas of mature woodland provide privacy and a buffer to the outside world.

The gently rolling landscape, synonymous with the Stour Valley, provides a wonderful setting and amenity to Princes Hall, but also offers income and sporting potential.

The productive arable land extends to 240 acres (97.13 Ha) and is classified as Grade 2 on the DE-FRA Agricultural Land Classification Plan.

The soil type is identified as being of the Hanslope Association, which is described as slowly permeable, calcareous, clay soils, producing high yielding cereal crops.

The arable land is well drained and currently farmed by the owner’s contracting business on a progressive, minimum tillage, system. The rotation has traditionally included winter wheat, spring barley and peas/beans with oilseed rape and sugar beet also included.

In addition to the arable land, there is about 10.67 acres (4.32 Ha) of woodland, with the most mature areas centred around the house and gardens and various spinneys incorporated into the shoot.

A further 5 acres of grassland is situated to the left of driveway approaching the house.

The main block of land is severed by a country lane, with opposing gateways aiding access from one part of the farm to the other. The western land is also served by a hardened track running through the centre which provides access to all fields. In the east, access is taken directly off Chapel Hill which also serves Princes Hall.

The undulating topography provides excellent sporting potential and the property benefits from an established shoot. The shooting rights are currently exercised in conjunction with neighbouring land to provide a well-respected commercial shoot, but could easily be brought back in-hand to be enjoyed privately.

Agricultural Occupancy Restriction:
Any potential purchaser should be aware that the property is subject to an agricultural occupancy restriction— for further details please contact the selling agent.

Basic Payment Scheme:
The appropriate number of Entitlements under the Basic Payment Scheme are included in the sale. Reasonable endeavours will be used to transfer the Entitlements to the purchaser on completion, or as soon after, subject to the RPA’s transfer rules.

Sudbury is a thriving market town surrounded by open countryside. For centuries the weaving and silk industry prospered here and many great houses and churches have been built, giving the town a major historical legacy.

It is surrounded by the attractive countryside so often painted by Constable and Gainsborough and by quintessentially English villages. the town has a wealth of amenities and facilities including regular rail services to London Liverpool Street.

Important information
We understand that mains electricity, water and a private drainage system are connected to the property.

Council tax band - E EPC rating - E

Strictly by appointment through the selling agent – David Ward 01206 216544 or 07753 562374.

Method of Sale:
The property is offered for sale by Private Treaty, as a whole.


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