Mettingham, Bungay, Suffolk, NR35 1TF | Property for sale | Savills
23 Ac(9.31 Ha)
Guide price £1,700,000(€2,009,264)

MettinghamBungay, Suffolk, NR35 1TF

  • Freehold

Key features

  • Impressive converted barn with exceptional space
  • Detached three bedroom cottage
  • Extensive range of outbuildings
  • Superb equine facilities including 100m x 50m all weather arena
  • About 23 acres including established grazing
  • A further 47 acres of grazing/arable land available by separate negotiation.

A rural estate with scope for a variety of uses and lifestyles, comprising a substantial barn conversion, large cottage, extensive range of outbuildings, 23 acres and further land available

About this property

  • Carlton House Farm
    A compact rural estate providing an exceptional lifestyle opportunity, with the land, houses and buildings providing a brilliant flexibility for many different uses. The estate has most recently been used as a successful Polo yard, incorporating further surrounding land that is available by separate negotiation if required.

    Carlton House Barn
    The principal house on the estate, the barn, is an exceptional conversion finished to a high standard in 2006, with spacious and light living accommodation over two floors, and ground source underfloor heating throughout. The focal point is a striking living/dining room at the heart of the barn, an amazing open plan area of about 19.8m by 6.8m, with double height vaulted ceilings accentuating the space the room provides, and complete with woodburner. Adjoining this room and all on one seamless level is the kitchen/breakfast room complete with Aga, and French doors to the outside. For functionality a large utility/boot room is off the kitchen. A future proofing ground floor bedroom with en suite wet room is a useful asset.

    The first floor hosts the principal bedroom, with built in wardrobes, fine views to the east over the paddocks and farmland beyond, and an en suite bathroom. There is a further double bedroom, also with en suite bathroom. Both bedrooms enjoy vaulted ceilings.

    The barn has a south facing orientation, with an initial paved area adjoins the house with large oak pergola, trained with an established grape vine and providing the perfect area for outside dining and entertaining. The paving continues around the house, with an expanse of lawn to the south and wrapping round to the west.

    Carlton House Cottage
    A detached cottage of traditional brick under a pantile roof, Carlton House Cottage is an early 20th century dwelling that is comfortable and well presented. There is over 1500 sq ft of living space, with a pleasing conventional layout including a kitchen/breakfast room, sitting room and dining room/study with French doors, and three bedrooms and a bathroom on the first floor. A garden room and WC completes the house which has a parking area, with private gardens away from the buildings and barn. The house could be used for multi-generational living, for staff or let to provide an income.

    The farm has a brilliant range of buildings, both domestic and agricultural, that could be utilised in many different way.

    The main yard is extensive, with plenty of hardstanding linking all barns and open areas. There are two principal barns, both substantial steel frame buildings, providing American style stabling, tack rooms, hay and straw storage, machinery store, further stabling and storage. The stabling could be easily removed to leave significant open space. A stand alone yard/farm office has a shower room, WC and office area, with a further detached modern building of about 15.7m x 7m used as the farm workshop.

    A traditional building, likely a former dairy, provides further stabling and secure storage.

    To the east of the converted barn is a further outbuilding, comprising car ports, office, kitchenette, shower room, utility room, and stairs up to a line of four rooms with natural light, offering potential for a variety of uses.

    Equine Facilities
    The farm is currently used as a Polo yard, mainly for the breaking and training of polo ponies. Extensive stabling, centred on the main barn with American style stabling, provides a total of 11 loose boxes by Monarch. A further substantial barn has a large hay store and machinery storage, with five stables with an open aspect to the south. There are various store rooms.

    A covered Monarch five horse walker is an excellent asset to the yard, with neighbouring lunge pen. The star of the show is the 100m x 50m arena with all weather surface, with close panel high board fencing around the entire arena. This is a facility rarely seen on this scale.

    The majority of the 23 acres is divided in paddocks of established grazing that can be managed and used all year round. A further two blocks of land adjoining the farm are available by negotiation, comprising 28 acres of established grass utilized as a polo field, and a productive arable field of about 18.4 acres.

    There is good hacking locally with quiet county lanes and bridlepaths.

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

I was highly impressed by the setup of the farm, not least by the two houses but the exceptional equine facilities which could so easily be utilised in other ways.

Property agent

Local information

  • Carlton House Farm is located in unspoilt countryside about one mile to the south-east of Bungay. The bustling market town offers a great range of shopping including the renowned delicatessen ‘Earsham Street Deli' and other lifestyle shops along that particular street, cafes, restaurants, leisure facilities and primary and secondary education.
  • Norwich, the cathedral city and centre of East Anglia, is approximately 20 miles away to the north, with excellent retail, cultural and educational sectors and a mainline rail service to London Liverpool Street. The same mainline train can also be reached at Diss, approximately 14 miles away. Southwold and the Suffolk heritage coast are approximately 18 miles distant.

Additional information

  • Services
  • Mains water and electricity. Private drainage.
  • Barn - Ground source heating system
  • Cottage - Oil fired central heating.
  • Fixtures and 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: D