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Mendlesham estate goes on the market for £1.25 million

A Suffolk estate featuring a farmhouse, thatched cottage restaurant, glasshouses, paddocks, stables and two converted holiday lodges has gone up for sale

Suffolk Barns, Mendlesham, was featured on the Channel 5 program Build a New Life in the Country in 2006, presented by architect George Clarke.

Now, the estate, set in 11 acres, and formerly home to a chilli farm, has gone on the market for £1.25million.

Suffolk Barns estate. Pictures: Doorsteps.co.uk/Rightmove
Suffolk Barns estate. Pictures: Doorsteps.co.uk/Rightmove

The main farmhouse is 400 years old and has three bedrooms, wood burners and inglenook fireplaces, exposed timbers and converted bathrooms.

The property has a pizza oven built undercover at the rear, leading to a separate office space.

Cart lodge is a one-bedroom building suitable for 'multi-generational living' with a mezzanine bedroom.

Pond lodge also has one bedroom and is slightly smaller.

According to Doorsteps.co.uk, which is marketing the estate, planning permission was granted to convert the thatched barn also for residential use.

This lapsed however and the building is used as a restaurant space with a seating area and an industrial kitchen.

There are also four small outbuildings with electricity and internet, three polytunnels and two glass houses.

The estate also has two paddocks, formal gardens with a pond, water feature, green pergola, an avenue of ornamental thorn trees and a second wild pond.

The paddock to the rear also has a block of 10 stables.

The property is seven miles from Stowmarket, 'suitable for multi-generational living' and Doorsteps say, the grounds may be suitable for those wishing to pursue equestrian interests, or for a plant and nursery business.

It is approached over a twin five bar gated tarmac and shingle drive providing parking and turning for a number of vehicle

The estate also has superfast broadband.

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