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3 bedroom detached house for sale


Sold STC £900,000

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Available as a whole or in two lots:

Lot 1 - House, buildings & 20.76 acres - Guide Price £600,000

Lot 2 - 40.25 acres of arable land - Guide Price £300,000

As a whole - Guide Price £900,000 

Location Oxbridge Farm is located in a very pleasant rural setting within the Parish of Fressingfield and bordering the village of Stradbroke. Fressingfield village which is about a mile and a half to the north is renowned for the famous Fox and Goose restaurant/public house. There is a further public house, The Swan, as well as a village store, primary school and health centre. Stradbroke which is approximately 3 miles has a variety of shops, primary and senior schools, as well as a sports centre benefitting from a public swimming pool and gym. Framlingham is only 8½ miles from the property and Diss, about 11½ miles. Here there are day to day shopping facilities, including a Tesco and Morrisons supermarket as well as Intercity rail services between Norwich and London’s Liverpool Street Station. The Heritage Coast with the popular centres of Southwold, Walberswick and Dunwich is about 18 miles to the east. 

Description Oxbridge Farm offers an exciting opportunity for anyone looking for a small farm whether it be for a traditional arable or livestock use, equestrian or potentially commercial use.

Lot 1: Comprising the farmhouse, buildings and arable field, extending to 20.76 acres (8.40 hectares). The farmhouse is Grade II Listed and is believed to date from the 16th Century. It is of timber frame construction with rough cast rendered elevations under a corrugated asbestos sheet roof. It offers over 2,000sq ft of accommodation comprising kitchen/breakfast room, two reception rooms, scullery and downstairs cloakroom. On the first floor are three bedrooms and a bathroom and a hatch provides access to the attic rooms. There is an extensive shingle parking area, as well as domestic outbuildings including a garden room. The yard and buildings are in close vicinity to the house and offer extensive space totalling approximately 14,500 sq ft. This comprises garaging, store buildings, traditional Suffolk barn, combine store, workshop, former cattle building, former two storey chicken building, nissen hut and an extensive Dutch barn. The farm has been kept in immaculate order and there are excellent concrete tracks providing access to the yard. In the centre of this is an extensive former horse pond which abuts various buildings and provides a pretty setting. Adjacent to the farmhouse and buildings is a block of arable land extending to approximately 18.78 acres (7.60 hectares).

Lot 2: A separate ring fenced block of arable land situated to the north of Storey Lane immediately opposite Oxbridge Farm and extending to 40.25 acres (16.29 hectares). 

Vendors’ Solicitor Messrs Sprake & Kingsley, 16 Broad Street, Bungay, Suffolk, NR35 1EN; For the attention of Wayne Perrin; Tel: 01986 891913.  Email: 

Information Pack An Information Pack containing further detail relating to the Single Payment Scheme, previous cropping, planning, survey, etc., is available for inspection at the Agent's office.  Alternatively a copy of the pack can be made available for collection at a cost of £50 plus VAT (£60). 

Viewings Strictly by appointment with Clarke & Simpson.  Please pay particular attention around machinery and farm buildings. All viewings take place entirely at the viewer’s own risk. 

Structural Survey On the basis the vendors wish to make the sale straightforward for both themselves and a purchaser, a full structural survey has been commissioned on the house, and this has been undertaken by E-Surv. A copy of this survey is available to view in the offices of Clarke and Simpson, or can be emailed to interested parties. Please note that upon completion of the sale, the purchaser of Lot 1 will be under an obligation to buy the survey from the vendors at a cost of £1,200 (£1,000 plus VAT). Upon completion, the survey will be assigned by E-Surv to the new owners of the property. 

The Accommodation  

The House  

Ground Floor A partially glazed front door provides access to the  

Hallway Night storage heater. Coat pegs. Fitted shelves. Stairs to the first floor landing. Doors lead off to the  

Sitting Room 16’ x 13’ (4.88m x 3.96m) North facing window overlooking farmland and east facing French doors opening out onto the garden. Fireplace with wood burning stove and timber surround. Exposed beams. Built-in shelved cupboard and under stairs shelved cupboard.  

Dining Room 16’8 x 13’5 (5.08m x 4.09m) A large dual aspect room with windows to the east and west. Fireplace with wood burning stove and timber surround, flanked on one side by a shelved alcove and glazed display cabinet. Exposed beams and studwork and blocked mullion window. A door opens to the  

Kitchen 16’ x 12’ (4.88m x 3.66m) A double aspect room with windows to the east and west overlooking the garden and front yard. Wealth of exposed beams. Range of low level wall units with roll edge worksurface, tiled splashback and one and a half bowl silica resin sink with mixer taps above and drinking water spigot. Space and plumbing for a dishwasher and washing machine. White solid fuel two door Aga which also serves the hot water system. Water softener A door opens to the  

Scullery 9’2 x 7’6 (2.79m x 2.29m) Worksurface and fitted shelving. Space for fridge-freezers. East facing slatted window.

A further door from the kitchen leads to the  

Rear Hallway West facing window. Night storage heater. High level cupboard containing meters. Hanging rail with shelf above. Stable style door to the exterior. A door opens to the  

Downstairs Cloakroom Comprising low level WC and window with obscured glazing.

The stairs from the ground floor hallway lead up to the  

First Floor  

Landing On various levels and comprising west facing windows, night storage heater, exposed studwork and beams. Hatch to attic room. Doors lead to  

Bedroom One 17’2 x 10’7 (5.23m x 3.23m) A double bedroom with north facing window enjoying a superb view of the farmland. Exposed studwork and beams. Blocked fireplace with timber surround. Above the fireplace is a painted plaster panel depicting a scene of Adam and Eve with a serpent coiled around a tree. Built-in cupboard with shelving. 

Bedroom Two 10’9 x 10’6 (3.28m x 3.20m) East facing window overlooking the garden. Exposed beams and studwork. 

Bedroom Three 15’4 x 10’4 (4.67m x 3.15m) South facing window overlooking some of the farm buildings and land. Large airing cupboard with slatted shelving and hot water tank served by the solid fuel Aga and with an immersion heater. A door from the bedroom opens to the  

Bathroom Comprising panel bath, close coupled WC, pedestal hand wash basin and tiled shower cubicle. Strip light with shaver point. South facing window with obscured glazing. Night storage heater.

A hatch from the landing has a ladder up to the  

Attic Room 17’6 x 14’ (5.23m x 4.27m) Sloping ceilings and north facing window. 

Outside Immediately adjacent to the farmhouse is a large area of shingle parking and abutting this are domestic buildings including store, bin shed, boot room and coal store. A south facing rear patio leads to a store area which has been formed from one part of a barn. This measures 20’10 x 9’8 and has an east facing window overlooking the garden. The main garden is predominantly to the north and east of the house and is laid to lawn. 

The Land Oxbridge Farm extends to some 61.01 acres (24.69 hectares) and comprises two good working size fields. The arable land within Lot 1 is located to the south of Oxbridge Farm and the land forming Lot 2 is situated directly opposite the farmstead to the north.  The land is mainly flat in topography and has been cropped for a number of years in a white straw rotation, followed by a break crop for a number of years; it has been well farmed by the Webster family since 1941.  The land is generally heavy in texture but is well drained and capable of high yields. It is classified as Grade III under the DEFRA 1:250,000 Land Classification Map.  The land is registered for the Single Payment Scheme and 23.69 Entitlements will be sold with the farm.  There are no Environmental Stewardship Schemes affecting the land.  

Rights of Way, Wayleaves, Easements Etc. The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all rights of way, wayleaves and easements that may affect the land. There are no known public rights of way crossing the land.  

Timber, Sporting and Minerals All standing timber and minerals and included in the sale of the freehold.  

Boundaries All boundaries shall be as previously and the vendor shall not be required to define the same. These are shown for identification purposes only outlined on the attached plan and further details are available in the additional information pack. Purchasers should satisfy themselves with regard to these and no error, omission or misstatement will allow the purchaser to neither rescind the contract nor entitle either party to compensation thereof.

The land has the benefit of being registered with the Land Registry and the Title No is SK298992. 

Town and Country Planning The property sold subject to any development plans, tree preservation orders, ancient monument orders and Town and Country schedules or other similar matters that may be or come into force.  The property is Grade II Listed. 

Outgoings The land and farm is sold subject to any drainage rates and other outgoings that may be relevant.  Further details are available in the additional Information Pack. 

Quotas and Single Payment Scheme The land is registered under the Single Payment Scheme and the vendor will make best endeavours to transfer 23.69 Entitlements to the purchaser (7.41 Entitlements will be available with Lot 1 and 16.28 Entitlements will be available with Lot 2).  The sale of Entitlements is included within the freehold, but please note that the vendor will retain the 2012 Single Payment. 

Tenure The farm is available for sale freehold with vacant possession. 

Completion and Holdover The completion date will be by arrangement.  The vendors will require holdover on the arable land to take the 2012 harvest.  Holdover will also be reserved on the grain silos until 31st December 2012 and on a specified area of the farm, to hold a machinery auction until 31st October 2012. 

The Farmyard and Buildings Please refer to the plan below and the numbering on the individual buildings:-

1. Domestic garage of block construction measuring 20’11 x 9’3 (6.38m x 2.82m). Up and over door to the front.

2. Former cattle building of steel frame construction under a corrugated roof. 79’6 x 35’10 (24.07m x 10.67m) with additional lean too.

3. Former pig building now used as a wood store measuring 13’ x 14’2 (3.96m x 4.32m), of block construction under a steel profile roof.

4. Black painted weather boarded Suffolk barn of timber frame construction on a brick and block plinth under a tiled roof. 31’7 x 17’9 (9.45m x 5.41m).

5. Former pig building of block construction under a steel profile sheet roof. 40’ x 35’ (12.19m x 10.67m).

6. Store/workshop of asbestos and timber construction measuring 47’6 x 18’9 (14.33m x 5.72m).

7. Combine store. Modern multi purpose building of steel frame construction with steel profile sheet sides under a corrugated roof. 40’ x 35’ (12.19m x 10,67m).

8. Two storey former chicken building of brick construction under a corrugated roof sub-divided into different rooms. Two floors of 91’ x 18’ (27.74m x 5.49m) currently housing three grain silos.

9. Cattle stores/garaging. Brick and block construction under a corrugated roof divided into three measuring 18’10 x 9’10 (5.74m x 2.99m) , 18’10 x 10’2 (5.74m x 3.09m) and 17’1 x 15’11 (5.2m x 4.85m).

10. Garage with up and over door to the front with external measurements of 9’5 x 17’ (2.87m x 5.18m).

11. Nissen hut of block construction with a corrugated roof. 35’11 x 15’8 (10.67m x 4.78m).

12. Dutch barn open on three sides under a corrugated roof with steel profile sheeting to one elevation. 60’ x 46’ (18.29m x 14.02m).

13. Store barn of steel frame construction with part blocks walls and part corrugated walls with corrugated roof. 60’ x 23’ (18.29m x 7.01m).

14. Former railway carriages and three grain silos. 

Note 1 These particulars are produced in good faith, are set out as a general guide only and do not constitute any part of a contract. No responsibility can be accepted for any expenses incurred by intending purchasers or lessees in inspecting properties which have been sold, let or withdrawn. No warranty can be given for any of the services or equipment at the property and no tests have been carried out to ensure that heating, electrical or plumbing systems and equipment are fully operational. Any distances, room aspects and measurements which are given are approximate only. No guarantee can be given that any planning permissions or building regulations have been applied for or approved. 

Note 2 Aerial photograph taken some years ago, however the farm layout remains largely unchanged. 

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