For Sale 6 Bed Farmhouse 

The Vale Farm, Ipswich Road, Harkstead

For Sale

Guide price £2,500,000

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A fine Grade II Listed farmhouse in a wonderful location with extensive equestrian facilities, heated swimming pool, hard tennis court, and cottage

Property Details

Ipswich Road, Harkstead, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP9 1BH
Reception Rooms: 5
Bedrooms: 6
Bathrooms: 5
Area: 4933sqft
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  • Wonderful rural location
  • Extensive equestrian facilities
  • Spectacular vaulted principal bedroom suite
  • Hard tennis court and heated swimming pool with poolhouse
  • Separate cottage and offices
  • In all about 6.5 acres
  • Also being offered as a smaller Lot, please see links in description

The Vale Farm occupies a wonderful rural location in unspoilt countryside on the renowned Shotley Peninsula, just 6 miles from Ipswich.

A long private drive leads past the stables to the Grade II Listed farmhouse which retains much of its original character with period features throughout including superb fireplaces, exposed beams and timbers.

The accommodation has a pleasant, adaptable layout featuring a beautifully proportioned drawing room, farmhouse kitchen which steps down to the living room/breakfast room and a spectacular vaulted principal bedroom suite.

Of particular note to those who work from home, there is 300MB fibre optic connected to the house, office, and cottage.

The Vale Farm is approached by a long hedge lined drive leading first to the stable yard with 6 loose boxes, tack room, wash room and kitchen, together with horsebox/tractor barn, hay store and other ancillary stores and workshop. Behind lies the office suite and 1 bedroom cottage. Opposite the yard is a covered menage with overhead sprinkler system to suppress any dust.

The heated swimming pool is tucked away close to the house with a spacious pool house. The hard tennis court has recently been totally refurbished.

The formal gardens lie principally to the south and east, beyond which are the paddocks – in all about 6.5 acres.


Property is exempt from EPC requirements
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