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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Debenham, Stowmarket, Suffolk

Withdrawn from Market £1,150,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Approximately 8 acres (sts)
  • Equestrian
  • Direct bridleway access
  • Charles Britton Arena
  • American barn with tack room, kitchen & w.c
  • Post & rail paddocks, land drained
  • Large open hay barn & large lorry/machinery barn
  • 6 Monarch stables & wash bay with rubber flooring throughout
  • P.P for 4/5 horse walker (granted in March 16)
  • Separate driveways & access to the equestrian facilities

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Description Old Hall Farm is a beautiful Grade II Listed farmhouse believed to date back to the 17th Century, situated in a superb rural setting to the outskirts of the desirable village of Debenham.

The grounds extend to approximately 8 acres (sts) and boast enviable equestrian facilities including: 6 new Monarch internal stables, Charles Britton 25 x 40m combi-ride arena and 7 post-and-railed paddocks which have been land-drained.

The interior of Old Hall Farm has been tastefully restored and modernised with the accommodation comprising; entrance porch, living room, sitting room, study, dining room, cloakroom, kitchen/diner, landing, four generous first floor bedrooms, en-suite master bedroom, family bathroom and fifth bedroom along with another bathroom to the second floor.

The farmhouse offers a host of stunning period features such as the brick inglenook with woodburner, sash windows, high ceilings and ceiling timbers. These features are perfectly complimented by the comprehensive modernisations, which have been sympathetically carried out to include sumptuously appointed bathroom suites, luxurious fitted kitchen, tastefully presented decor and installation of oil fired central heating to provide a stunning family home of the highest order.

Outside an electric five bar gate opens to a sweeping gravelled driveway which leads round to the front of the property that enjoys a westerly facing aspect looking out over the focal main pond. The gardens extend around the property and have been laid to lawn, overlooking neighbouring farmland.

Agents Note:
The separate yard access and high quality finish lends itself to a potential business opportunity and could provide rental income or livery yard potential (stpp).


About the Area Situated approximately two miles from the historic village of Debenham, regarded as one of Suffolk's most sought after locations benefiting from an excellent selection of shops, pubs, coffee shops, a Doctor's surgery, butchers, news agent, post office, library, leisure centre, primary and favoured senior school.

The county town of Ipswich is approximately 17 miles to the south and Stowmarket approximately 13 miles to the West, both having railway stations serving London Liverpool street with journey times of approximately 60 minutes.

There is ideal road access to the A14 - Bury St Edmunds (30 miles) and Cambridge (56 miles distant) along with access to the A140 Norwich (31 miles).


Directions From the A140 take the A1120 proceed through the village of Stonham Aspal and at the Pettaugh crossroads turn left onto the B1077 and follow the signs into Debenham proceed through the village along the High Street and turn left as you leave the village just before Sir Robert Hitcham Primary School onto Derry Brook Lane taking the first right hand turn onto Little London Hill. Follow this country lane around the sharp right hand bend and then round to the left heading towards Wetheringsett. Follow this road further for a short distance where the property can be found on the right hand side.

The accommodation comprises: Solid front door with glazed windows to either side to: 

Entrance Porch Door with windows either side, Suffolk white brick floor, cloaks pegs radiator, solid wooden door to: 

Living Room Approx 18´2" x 17´9" (5.54m x 5.41m) Exposed timbers and central beam, brick inglenook fireplace with inset log burning stove, wooden bressumer over, wall mounted lights, pamment tiled floor, skirting, power points, window to front elevation, radiator and built-in storage cupboard with light. Doors to: 

Sitting Room Approx 17´ x 16´4" (5.18m x 4.98m) Double aspect sash windows to front and side, telelvison point, telephone point, smoke alarm, wall mounted lights, two radiators, cast iron fireplace with wooden surround, mantel and slate half, door to: 

Side Porch Secondary staircase rising to first floor, skirting, tiled floor, radiator, under stair storage cupboard and door to rear garden. 

Dining room Approx 16´8" x 11´3" (5.08m x 3.43m) Double aspect sash windows to rear and side offering garden views, skirting, power points and radiator. 

Study Approx 12´10" x 11´3" (3.91m x 3.43m) Triple window to rear elevation, exposed central ceiling lobby and radiator, skirting, power and telephone points, broadband connection point. 

Rear Hallway Stable door to side garden, timber floorboards, double window to rear elevation, skirting, power points, radiator, main staircase to first floor and door to: 

Cloakroom White suite comprising low level flushing w.c, bowl sink unit mounted on cabinet plinth, skirting, work surface and storage cupboard under, radiator, frosted window to rear elevation, extractor fan and cupboard housing Mega Flow hot water cylinder.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room Approx 17'8" x 15'6" excluding door recess (5.38m x 4.72) Luxury fitted kitchen, double bowl double butler sink unit with mixer tap, base cupboards under, wooden work surfaces, base cupboards and drawers under including slide-out racked storage unit, corner carousel unit, integrated dishwasher, integrated washing machine, built-in fridge, built-in freezer, broadband connection point, built-in Neff oven and microwave, eye level units including glazed display unit, under unit lighting, central work island with granite work surfaces and base cupboards and drawers under, wine storage shelving, second built-in oven, tiled splash backs, central ceiling beam, ceiling down lighters, solid wooden stable door to front, radiator, built-in storage cupboard, large walk-in storage cupboard, rustic slate tiled floor and double aspect windows to front and side. 

On the first floor  

Landing Exposed timbers, radiator, smoke alarm, built-in storage cupboard, stairs to second floor and doors to: 

Master Bedroom Approx 17´11" x 14´11" (5.48m x 4.55m) Central ceiling beam, skirting, power points, telephone points, television point, built in wardrobe and dressing table, window to front elevation overlooking the pond, radiator and wall mounted lights. 

En-Suite Approx 14´2" x 5´2" (4.31m x 1.57m) White suite with walk-in shower unit, pedestal wash hand basin, low level flushing w.c, spotlights, fitted wall cupboard, heated towel ladder, extractor fan, ceiling down lighters, shaver point, window to front elevation and exposed timbers.


Bedroom Four (currently used as a sitting room) Approx 14' x 13'8" (4.27m x 4.17m) Window to front elevation with view over the pond, radiator, telephone point, television point, skirting, cast iron fireplace with surround, walk built-in storage cupboard with shelving and central ceiling beam. 

Family Bathroom Approx 13´3" x 12´8" (4.04m x 3.86m) Sumptuously appointed with centrally positioned claw foot roll-top bath, side mounted mixer tap and hand held shower attachment, low level flushing w.c, porcelain sink unit with surround work surface and supporting legs, shaver point, exposed timbers, shower cubicle, window to rear elevation, radiator including heated towel rail, built-in storage cupboard and ceiling down lighters. 

Bedroom Three Approx 16´4" x 11´4" (4.98m x 3.45m) Double aspect windows to rear and side elevation, skirting, power points and radiator. 

Landing Connecting to the main landing and also accessed from the second staircase, sash window to front elevation overlooking gardens and pond, skirting and smoke alarm. Doors opening to bedroom two and bedroom three. 

Bedroom Two Approx 17´ x 16´7" (5.18m x 5.05m) Double aspect windows to front and side, view over the garden and pond, radiator, Victorian fireplace with wooden surround, and inter-connecting lobby with bedroom four used as storage. 

On the second floor  

Landing Power points, alarm, timber stripped doors to:


Bedroom Five Approx 20'10" x 12'3" (note sloping ceiling) (6.35m x 3.73m) Window to side elevation, eve storage, power points, skirting, television points, two roof light windows to rear elevation, two radiators and exposed timbers. 

Second Bathroom Approx 11´9" x 6´6" (3.58m x 1.98m) White suite comprising shower cubicle, low level flushing w.c, pedestal wash hand basin, skirting, electric shaver point, radiator, roof window to front elevation, extractor fan and fitted shelving. 

Storage Room Approx 10´3" x 10´5" (3.12m x 3.18m) Exposed chimney breast and timbers, storage cupboard and power points 

Outside Electric five bar gates open to the gravelled driveway sweeping round to the front of the house and flanked by post and rail fencing to either side with a natural pond on the right hand side. There is a gravelled pea-shingle yard at the front giving access to the double detached garage measuring approximately 25'9" max x 23' (7.85m x 7.01m) with attached car port to the side with power, light and eaves storage. (Snooker table and hot tub by separate negotiation).

The equestrian facilities have been designed to the highest specification. From the land drained, newly post and railed paddocks to the recently installed Charles Britton combi-ride arena.

The main American barn consists of six immaculate Monarch internal stables (14'11 x 11'11 - 4.55 x 3.63m) combined with external windows, wash bay, alarmed tack/feed room - fully fitted with amenities including WC, sink, fridge, washing machine - and rubber non-slip flooring throughout. The stables back on to a newly fitted, double accessed, 25 x 40m arena that is sufficiently lit for dark winter evenings. The paddocks are set in approximately 7 acres (sts) of land drained grassland, intelligently fenced with rounded corners, combining automatic water access to the main paddocks and grass matted, gated entrances. The main undercover haystore provides a large area for dry storage of feedstuffs and is easily accessible.

Alongside this is a secure lorry bay large enough for an HGV vehicle to park with access to a wide drive leading to the road. There is also a marked area with planning permission for a horse walker and a partitioned and concreted muck heap that is situated within easy reach of the stable yard.

The overall plot extends to around 8 acres (sts) and opposite the entrance lies further post and railed paddocks belonging to Old Hall Farm. Miles of off-road hacking is available just across the country lane and footpaths for keen walkers are also plentiful in this area.  

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31 May 2016

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