4 bedroom detached house for sale

Belchamp St Paul, Sudbury

Guide Price £650,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 1562 sq ft Unlisted House for Repair/Redevelopment stp
  • Period Granary to the former Post Mill
  • Approximately 1000 sq ft Period outbuildings
  • Extensive Parking and Areas for Storage
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool & Formal Gardens
  • Established Trees & Forest/Woodland Walk
  • Glorious Undulating Views
  • Much Potential for Family Home/Annexe & Equestrian
  • 4.75 Acres

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

What we think at the Zoe Napier Group: What a fabulous opportunity for the right buyer! The property is an impressive unlisted period property; perfectly functional for immediate living, albeit the house has been identified as having evidence of structural defect and therefore more likely to suit cash purchasers who will more likely redevelop. This structural defect is fully covered by insurance and transferable to new owner. The period outbuildings may even allow for negotiation on a single larger dwelling on the site or for a second or ancillary dwelling. Potential buyers may therefore look to refurbish and repair the existing dwelling or there may be the potential to build a larger replacement new home (stp).  

What the owners say Our parents moved to the property in 1975; our father being the headmaster to the village school for many years and our mother the primary teacher. We consider ourselves very lucky to have been brought up here from primary age, our father planted all the trees, sustainable woodland, an avenue walk and fruit trees, from which to create a self-sufficient lifestyle. This further included raising rare breed livestock, Jacob sheep and black turkeys. 

History & Background The property forms part of the historic Post Mill (windmill) with pictorial evidence dating back to the early 20th century depicting the property as a working mill, albeit the site could date back far earlier to the mid-18th century in accordance with the historic records for post mills. Still standing is the old granary on its staddle stones (mushroom shaped stumps), red brick barns (the original cart lodge with horse stalls) and a barn/store which has been used for farm/equine related storage. The acreage allows for the opportunity of equestrian facilities stp or to simply enjoy with its attractive landscape and woodland walk.

The property itself offers characterful four bedroom accommodation and if refurbished and extended, could encompass design features such as the old well and further set into the garden wall is the original mill stone. The house is majority double glazed with an open fire and storage heaters for heating. Attractive views can be enjoyed from every room.
 

Setting & Location The property is situated on the edge of Belchamp St Paul village; a small rural farming village on the Suffolk border and approximately five miles west of Sudbury market town and 23 miles north-north east of Chelmsford City, whilst still within daily commute for London. The village is largely surrounded by glorious undulating Essex/Suffolk countryside with a delightful thatched country pub, primary school and church. Numerous community activities take place throughout the year from Morris Dancing to organised walks around the superb network of footpaths and bridleways.

The property itself is situated in a slightly elevated position just outside the village with far reaching, unspoilt and undulating views to the fore across to Assington in the far distance. The extensive road frontage is well screened with a main gated vehicle access into the parking area and yard.

Over the past 45 years the grounds have undergone a clever and sustainable design which has included the planting of many, now mature, British deciduous trees, a woodland avenue walk, pasture for grazing, together with fruit trees. The Yard areas and outbuildings provide approximately 1000 sq ft of storage and stabling with the potential for other uses stp. The formal part walled gardens incorporate a sheltered outdoor swimming pool, which used to have a dome cover, and is still in use to the present day.
 

AGENTS NOTES - Our client has an accepted claim with the insurance company for the structural defect and proposed scheme of works to rectify. The outcome or ongoing claim will be transferred to the incoming purchaser (subject to the purchaser satisfying the normal underwriting criteria) who may be entitled to a cash settlement or the repair through their Transfer of Benefits scheme. The insurance Company have undertaken temporary remedial works to prevent the property from further damage. A letter from the insurance company relating to this claim is available on request.
- The property has yet to be formally registered with Land Registry. We advise that the buyer will be responsible for registering the property at point of sale. The original Title Deeds and Land map are available.
- The private drainage is currently septic tank, Under the new regulations (2020) a new private drainage system will likely be required and this is to be with the cost and responsibility of the purchaser.
- The owners have historically kept livestock with a former smallholding number 1319700. This may have been superseded by the CPH 9 digit number and therefore may require a new registration.
- No footpaths or rights of way cross the property.
 


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Added on Rightmove:
06 November 2019

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Zoe Napier Country & Equestrian, Essex & South Suffolk

The Toll House, Fullbridge, Maldon, CM9 4LE

01621 476105 Local call rate

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Nearest station

  • Sudbury (5.5 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Zoe Napier Country & Equestrian, Essex & South Suffolk

The Toll House, Fullbridge, Maldon, CM9 4LE

01621 476105 Local call rate

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Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package.

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