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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Cranley Manor, Eye, Suffolk, IP23

Guide Price £2,800,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 6 bedroom period farmhouse
  • Large range of outbuildings
  • 14,000 hen free range egg unit
  • Extensive self-storage business
  • In all about 133 acres

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

An attractive residential farm with a substantial and diversified range of incomes including a modern poultry unit and highly popular storage business.


Cranley Manor is situated in a rural part of north Suffolk approximately 1.4 miles south east of the popular market town of Eye. Sitting back from Cranley Green Road, Cranley Manor occupies a quiet location sheltered by mature trees and hedgerows with a private walled garden to the rear bordered by
the chicken range and meadows.

The property has good access to local amenities in Eye (1.4 miles), Diss (6.9 miles) Ipswich (23 miles) and Norwich (26.8 miles) which provide educational, shopping and recreational facilities.

The arable land to the south has direct access onto the public highway via a private track over which the land has the benefit of a right of way. The A140 is within a short distance and leads to Norwich to the North and Ipswich via the A14 to the South.


Positioned in a quiet rural area on Cranley Green Road, Cranley Manor is a Grade II Listed two storey property of timber frame construction with a Georgian facade. The accommodation is arranged in a T shaped plan and includes a scullery, engine room, gun room, kitchen, cold room, two reception rooms, five / six bedrooms, a large family bathroom and large attic rooms.

Original exposed beams and working fireplaces feature throughout the property along with feature alcoves in the sitting room and wooden floorboards throughout. The property sits under a red pan tiled roof on the north facing side and a peg tiled roof on the south facing side.

A range of outbuildings sit around the farmhouse, many of which form part of Manor Storage, a well established and successful self-storage business which was set up in 2008. The business produces a gross income of approximately £65,000 per annum. The main building is a converted grain store with purpose built storage units and double door access. The building offers approximately 45 modern units of various sizes. Along with the purpose built storage there are also traditional buildings and containers which provide further storage space, in total the business has over 70 storage units which currently have a 100% occupancy rate. The storage buildings are accessed off Cranley Green Road via secured gates which have smart card secure access and CCTV, on site security staff also provide 24 hour protection. The business has scope for further expansion subject to the necessary planning consents.

The poultry building is located to the east of Cranley Manor, built
in 2009 and constructed by Harlow Bros Ltd. It features automatic nest boxes, pop holes and a separate egg storage room and an egg packing room with a Prinzen egg packer. The unit has to date achieved high level status with the Noble Foods group. The Vendors have a feed tracker/egg supply agreement contract with Noble Foods which runs for three further flocks and will be available to transfer with the sale, subject to agreement with Noble Foods which will not unreasonably be withheld. The chicken house was restocked on 22nd September 2016 with Nova Brown 16 week point of lay pullets.

The arable land which lies to the south of Cranley Green Road sits either side of a private track which leads to Cranley Manor Barn, Cranley Manor has a right of access over this track.

The land has the benefit of largely level topography and is bordered by farmland to the east, south and west. Boundaries to the land consists of a mixture of hedgerows, some trees and roadways.

The Agricultural Land Classification of England and Wales shows
the land to be Grade 3. The soil is a combination of Beccles 1
(slowly permeable fine loamy soil over clayey soils) and Melford
(permeable fine and course loamy soils over clayey soils) series'. It is understood that the land has been fully drained and partial drainage plans are available from the Vendor's agent on request.

Acreage: 133.61 Acres

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Added on Rightmove:
09 October 2016

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