Walsham Road, Wattisfield, Diss, Norfolk, IP22 1PB | Property for sale | Savills
13.50 Ac(5.46 Ha)
Excess of £1,000,000(€1,188,492)

Walsham RoadWattisfield, Diss, Norfolk, IP22 1PB

  • Sold
  • Freehold

Key features

  • Sold in June 2023
  • 13.5 acres of grazing, gardens and equine facilities
  • Eco-friendly oak frame farmhouse
  • All weather manege, 14 loose boxes
  • Convenient location between Diss & Bury St Edmunds

A compact eco-friendly equine centre.

About this property

  • The Property
    Limes Equestrian is a carefully configured and successful equestrian centre, approved with the British Horse Society, in a convenient location between the major market towns of Diss and Bury St Edmunds.

    Set in about 13.5 acres, in unspoilt countryside, the property has the added benefit of an attractive eco-friendly house, thoughtfully positioned with direct view of the stable yard and the paddocks.

    Buyers need to be aware the house is subject to a planning condition linked to the equestrian facilities. Further information available via the selling agent.

    The House
    Constructed of an Oak frame, with render, under a pin tile roof the house is an attractive four bedroom family home with genuine eco-friendly credentials with a ground source heat pump and modern standards of insulation, with an EPC rating of B.

    The house accommodation is well arranged for rural living. The spacious main rooms include a sitting room with French doors out to the gardens and a dual aspect and an impressive kitchen/breakfast room, well fitted and again with French doors out the garden with a west facing aspect. The utility room has a useful separate access, which along with the ground floor shower room, dining room and a reception room could be utilised in many ways, such as an annexe, with direct access into the garage.

    The principal bedroom is on the first floor, with a dressing room and en suite shower room, with a further two double bedrooms and substantial and large family bathroom completing this section of the house. An additional staircase from the reception room leads to the fourth bedroom, currently used as a study. The east end of the house has the potential to become a self-contained annexe.

    Riding Schooll
    With good access off the highway, onto a hard standing parking and turning area for many cars, lorries and trailers, the riding school area of the property is a compact, practical and functional space. The stabling is grouped together to the side of the all-weather flood lit manege, with concrete and hard standing surfaces between buildings and facilities for all year round use.

    The stabling are loose boxes, including a mare and foal box, mostly with rubber matting and lighting, and in a sheltered position. Further buildings provide classrooms, machinery stores, tack room, feed room, store rooms, undercover washdown, treatment area and shoeing area. To the south east of the land is a further collection of outbuildings, which can be utilised as an isolation yard if required, or for further storage.

    Land
    The majority of the 13.5 acres (approx.) comprise of post and railed paddocks, with automatic water troughs, and accessed via rides. There are two distinct areas, divided by tall hedging providing useful shelter, which can be rotated for management purposes.

    Immediately adjoining the house is an area of lawn, and to the east of the stabling is a productive kitchen garden, with poly-tunnel..

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It is not often you get a fully fledged equine school with the added benefit of a super smart eco-friendly house, it is so often the comfort of the horses are put before the owners, but in this instance both are catered for.

Ben RivettProperty agent

Local information

  • Limes Equestrian is located to the south of the village of Wattisfield, situated under two miles from the well-served village of Walsham le Willows which provides a primary school, excellent butchers and public houses and family sports centre.
  • The popular market town of Diss is nine miles, with two supermarkets, boutique shops, golf course, education for all ages and a mainline rail service to London Liverpool Street. In the opposite direction, to the west, is the attractive town of Bury St Edmunds, about 13 miles, with a fantastic range of shopping alongside excellent restaurants, public houses and leisure facilities.

Additional information

  • Services
  • Mains water and electricity, private drainage, ground source heat pump.
  • Local Authority
  • Mid Suffolk.
  • Council Tax Band TBC
  • Agents Note
  • The property is subject to an equine tie, a planning condition on the house.
  • Reference: 1688/13
  • Occupation Restriction
  • The occupation of the dwelling shall be limited to a person solely or mainly working or last working, in the locality in the equestrian industry or a widow or widower of such a person and to any resident dependants of such a person.
  • Fixtures & Fittings
  • All fixtures and fittings including fitted carpets and curtains are specifically excluded from the sale, but may be available in addition, subject to separate negotiation.
  • Viewings
  • Strictly by appointment with Savills. If there is any point which is of particular importance to you, we invite you to discuss this with us, especially before you travel to view the property.
  • EPC Rating: B
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: TBC