Equestrian for sale in Rectory Road, Haverhill

1 425 226 CHF
West Suffolk District, Rectory Road

Terrains de sport • 4 Chambres • 3 SDB • Réf: 2644412

SELLER'S INSIGHT
We were living in France when our first grandchild was born, prompting our return to be closer to family.

By necessity, we were looking for a house we both liked with plenty of grassland and good facilities for horses. Our search took us across Suffolk, Essex, and even into Norfolk, and then we finally came across Kedington and Cotton Hall Studs.

We bought the property from a well-known international carriage driver who was one of the top breeders of Hackneys in the country, so the equestrian facilities were well maintained and exactly what we were looking for.

We currently have seven horses and two foals, so we have plenty of room with the fifteen stables and sixteen acres of paddocks. The yard is, ideally, very close to the house.

All the stables are built with high ceilings which makes for ample head room and good ventilation throughout. Our paddocks have been well maintained, with the largest field recently reseeded; we took our first crop of hay this year, and we've allowed all the dense boundary hedges to grow high to give shelter from the sun and the rain. All the paddocks are connected to water by a hose system but the infrastructure for piped water has been previously laid underground, it just needs updating and finishing.

We've made various improvements to the house over the years and most recently we've installed a lovely open plan kitchen, which is very much the heart of the house. We also invested in twelve solar panels which produce enough power to run the house during the summer months, plus a surplus which we sell back to the energy supplier. Even in the winter months, the solar panels significantly reduce our electricity bills, a major bonus in these uncertain times!

We're situated on the outskirts of the village, within walking distance along the Stour Valley Path, so we have the best of both worlds. We have the of pleasure of living in such a peaceful place, but with a thriving village community on the doorstep if we want it. The village has a lot to offer with a local WI group, organised community activities, events on the village green and various kids' clubs in the summer holidays.

We also have great access to Cambridge, Newmarket and Bury St Edmunds, with Haverhill only a ten-minute drive away for the weekly supermarket shop. Importantly for the horses, we have an excellent equine vet practice only thirty minutes away.

We've made the difficult decision to move because we've finally decided it's time to downsize to a smaller property but this house, and its tranquil situation, will be hard to match.
 

THE PROPERTY
Cotton Hall Studs is situated in 16.5 acres of beautiful countryside within walking distance, via The Stour Valley Path, of the thriving village of Kedington. Set back from the road and accessed via a private drive, this four-bedroom equestrian property is peacefully nestled in a tranquil spot, with the River Stour running through the grounds.

On entry the property exudes a sense of traditional cottage charm. The generous, but cosy, sitting room boasts original beams and a log burner, with french doors leading onto the terrace. The large newly refurbished kitchen/diner is bright and welcoming, with its central island, range oven and ample storage. The all-important, well equipped utility room leads off the kitchen to the rear of the property, with a back door to the securely fenced garden. The fourth bedroom-cum-study, with its modern ensuite shower room, is tucked away at the opposite end of the house and would make an ideal guest suite or home office for those with flexible working arrangements. The remaining three double bedrooms, one with ensuite, are located on the first floor with the family bathroom. All are light and airy with high ceilings and windows overlooking the grounds.

The property benefits from twelve solar panels which generate enough power to run the house throughout the summer months whilst providing a surplus which is sold back to the energy provider. The panels continue to provide power during the winter months to the extent all electricity bills are considerably reduced.

A large pool house is situated in the grounds, housing an indoor swimming pool, with WC, changing rooms, shower and sauna.

The outdoor equestrian facilities are extensive and well positioned in proximity to the house. Two traditional stable blocks on a block paved yard, comprise a generous sized workshop and eleven high ceilinged stables, including three large foaling stables. All stables are well lit with good ventilation. A further four looseboxes are housed in the sixty-foot barn which is currently used to store this year's hay crop. The barn has ample room to install additional looseboxes if required. A rubber based manége, with post and rail, is located next to the yard.

There are approximately fourteen acres of paddocks, the largest recently reseeded for hay, with fencing embedded into dense boundary hedges which afford shelter in both summer and winter. Water is laid to the paddocks via a hose system, although the infrastructure for an underground piped system is already in place, but it would require a modicum of updating.
 

LOCATION
Kedington is a small village in West Suffolk with a general store, award winning local butcher and a public house. There are many lovely walks including the Stour Valley Path. Village schools are Kedington Primary Academy and Ketton Early Birds (pre school and out of school care). Annual village events include a summer fete, open gardens horticultural show, and a live music and beer festival. Kedington Community Centre provides many activities for village groups including cubs, scouts and guides, amateur dramatics, film club, football club and more.

Kedington is in easy reach by car / transport to Cambridge and Bury St Edmunds. The closest town is Haverhill, where there are good schools, supermarkets, a cinema complex with restaurants and leisure facilities, and a market on Friday and Saturday.

The M11 can be reached by car in approximately 20 minutes. Main road access is via the A143 which links the local area with Haverhill (3 miles), Newmarket (12 miles), Bury St Edmunds (17 miles) and Cambridge (20 miles). The closest train station is Dullingham (9 miles) with trains to Cambridge and Ipswich. Mainline railway stations at Audley End (15 miles) and Cambridge stations have trains to London Liverpool Street, Kings Cross and Stansted Airport.
 

SERVICES
Mains Water, Electricity, Oil Fire Central Heating (Bonded Tank), Drainage via a Septic Tank
Please be advised that the above services have not been tested by the agent.

Council Tax: "E" - £ 2,436.63 

Aménagement

Chambres4
Salles de bains3

Rectory Road, West Suffolk District

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