Sale of £14.75m Clopton Green Estate in Suffolk expected to attract international interest
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An historic Suffolk estate is set to be recreated as a farm encompassing 1,090 acres of high quality arable land and a range of homes and buildings goes on the market with a bumper guide price tag of £14.75m.
Clopton Green Estate, near Rattlesden, Stowmarket, is described by agents Savills as an “exceptional” commercial farm which incorporates Clopton Hall to create a single diverse estate. The sale is expected to attract national and international interest.
Clopton Green Farm is being sold by Julia Morley, widow of Norman, and their son, Thomas Morley, while Clopton Hall is being sold by David and Susanne Martin, as a whole or in two lots.
The estate includes Clopton Green Farmhouse, seven further residential dwellings, a range of agricultural buildings, and a locally-renowned shoot
Will Hargreaves from Savills Ipswich farm agency team, said: “The Clopton Green Estate represents a rare and exciting opportunity to recreate an historic estate, incorporating the impressive Clopton Hall into one of Suffolk’s most innovative and commercial farming operations.
“Under Norman Morley’s stewardship, Clopton Green Farm was renowned for its modern approach to farming and ground breaking use of technology, the ethos of which continues to this day. There are few regional opportunities to purchase such a substantial and well presented farm, and we are expecting The Clopton Green Estate to be of great interest to buyers both nationally and internationally. The current owners have been at the farm since 1963 and are selling due to retirement.”
Progressive farmer Norman Morley purchased Clopton Green Farm in 1963 and set about changing a featureless landscape into what is described as “one of the most attractive and productive farms in Suffolk”. Clopton Hall was sold away in the 1930s.
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The hall is described as a “magnificent and impressive” Grade II Listed Tudor home with a wealth of original features and outstanding views over the surrounding landscape towards the villages of Rattlesden and Great Finborough. The estate also includes a sixteenth Century farmhouse, the converted stable block to Clopton Hall and three pairs of semi-detached cottages overlooking Clopton Green. Farm buildings include nearly 7,000 tonnes of grain storage.