Red House Farm, Brick Kiln Road, Harkstead, IP9 1BH | Property for sale | Savills
333.59 Ac(135 Ha)
Guide price £5,000,000

Red House FarmBrick Kiln Road, Harkstead, IP9 1BH

  • Available in lots

Key features

  • Pretty Georgian farmhouse
  • Outbuildings, tennis court, swimming pool with pool house and well maintained gardens
  • Range of traditional and modern farm buildings
  • About 105 hectares (260 acres) of highly productive farmland suitable for root cropping occupied under a Farm Business Tenancy
  • Set in a sought after coastal location within easy reach of local amenities

An exemplary residential farm on the Shotley Peninsular

About this property

  • LOT 1 - 5.14 acres
    Located in the centre of the farm is Red House Farmhouse, constructed of red brick elevations under a newly tiled roof and with elegant timber sash windows throughout the property. Comprehensively renovated in 2016 and unlisted, Red House Farmhouse was built in the Georgian era with later additions throughout the 19th and 20th centuries.

    Outside, the gardens are predominantly laid to lawn with attractive hedging together with flower beds looking over paddocks and open farmland. The property provides appealing amenities in the form of a recently resurfaced tennis court, an enclosed outside pool with a very well serviced summer house (including a kitchen) and a delightfully maintained vegetable garden. There is also a series of useful outbuildings and garages set around a gravelled parking area.

    LOT 2 - 35.63 acres
    Located opposite Red House Farmhouse is a range of modern and traditional farm buildings. These are no longer used for agricultural purposes and instead, most are let on commercial terms to a range of tenants generating a useful income in excess of £47,000 per annum.

    LOT 3 - 292.82 acres
    Red House Farm is a light land irrigated farm ideal for the growing of vegetable crops with cereals also featuring in the rotation. The land has recently been cropped with potatoes, parsley, sugar beet, winter wheat and barley. The arable land is occupied by a local farmer under a Farm Business Tenancy until 30th September 2026.

    Although the land benefits from irrigation infrastructure and an abstraction licence, the abstraction point does not fall within the ownership of Red House Farm and hence water is currently brought on to the farm by the tenant who is a neighbouring landowner.

    The soils are of the Tendring Series being a stoneless course loam. Approximately 40% of the land is classified as being Grade 1, 40% being Grade 2 with the balance towards the western boundaries being Grade 3.

Red House Farm really is a very special property and its sale represents something of a rarity - a farm for sale on the Shotley Peninsular. Offering amenity value as well as commercial opportunity, it is sure to appeal to a wide range of buyers.

William HargreavesProperty agent

Local information

  • Harkstead is a picturesque village located in the heart of Suffolk, offering a tranquil retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life. With its stunning views of the River Stour and surrounding countryside, Harkstead is the perfect place to escape and enjoy the natural beauty of the area.
  • The village is home to a quaint church, charming pub, and a small array of shops and amenities. The historic church of St. Mary, with its striking spire, dates back to the 13th century and boasts beautiful stained glass windows and a peaceful churchyard.
  • Overall, Harkstead offers a wonderful opportunity to experience the beauty of rural Suffolk, with easy access to all the amenities and attractions of the surrounding areas. Whether you're looking for a peaceful getaway, an active adventure, or a chance to explore some fascinating history, Harkstead has something to offer everyone.

Additional information

  • EPC Rating: E