One of East Anglia’s largest country estates goes up for sale for a whopping £31.5 million
PUBLISHED: 10:20 16 July 2018 | UPDATED: 11:12 16 July 2018
It could be the sale of the century as Sutton Hall Estate, near Woodbridge, including an eight bedroom Georgian house, 11 more cottages and farmhouses, two barns and more than 2170 acres is up for sale.
Sutton Hall Estate, near Woodbridge with more than 2170 acres, a Georgian house with eight bedrooms, 11 further properties, two barns and a shoot, is up for sale for £31.5 million.
Sutton Hall estate, near Woodbridge, offers a Grade II listed house sitting at the centre of the estate which boasts formal gardens and superb views over the adjacent parkland as well as more than 3.5 miles of river frontage and a private quay on the banks of the River Deben.
The estate also comes with a long list of other features including 1,432 acres of arable land served from two reservoirs, 375 acres of mature woodland, 243 acres of grazing and parkland and a sporting shoot, totalling more than a whopping 2,177 acres.
It offers 11 substantial properties on the estate including large detached farmhouses and a thatched cottage. The main house itself boasts beautiful interiors and a contemporary kitchen.
The estate has been owned by the Quilter family since the late 19tvcentury. Purchased by Sir Cuthbert Quilter as part of his Bawdsey Estate, centred around Bawdsey Manor, the overall estate was assembled over a period of about 20 years. At the start of the 1900s, the estate,
much as today, would have relied upon a diversity of enterprises including the grazing of cattle and sheep on pastures and marshes with arable cropping on the uplands.
In the late 1990s substantial investment was made in the construction of two winter storage reservoirs together with pumping equipment and underground irrigation. The current owners took over the running of the estate in 1992 and, since then, have both restored and modernised it. It is now presented as a diverse rural estate combining highly productive arable land, a whole farm irrigation system together with a wealth of residential assets and traditional buildings lining the northern banks of the River Deben.
The estate is for sale as a whole, as two estates or in up to 21 lots.
At the centre of the palatial estate is Sutton Hall, a Georgian house built in the early-mid nineteenth century which has been renovated throughout by the current owners. Sutton Hall extends to over 6,000 sq.ft. with a dining room and sitting room, a hand made fitted kitchen and a conservatory. Five principal bedrooms are accessed via a central staircase with three more bedrooms at the rear wing of the house.
Also for sale are 11 further residential properties including beautiful cottages and farmhouses on the estate, boasting superb views across the countryside and two barns which have planning permission.
George Bramley, selling the estate with agents Knight Frank, describes it as: “A diverse rural estate combining highly productive arable land, benefiting from a whole farm irrigation system and temperate coastal climate, together with a wealth of residential assets and traditional buildings lining the northern banks of the River Deben, accessible to Woodbridge and the Suffolk Coast.”
You can contact Knight Frank by visiting www.knightfrank.co.uk