Property of the Week: six-bedroom, five bathrooms, swimming pool, equestrian centre and more in Harkstead
By Derek Davis
27th Apr 2021 | Property of the Week
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Horse lovers will be captured by this week's property, which has large rooms, original features, tennis court, swimming pool and six bedrooms, on the market with Savills for £2.5million.
Surrounded by open countryside with lovely valley views from Harkstead Vale Farm is set in lovely undulating countryside, close to the river Stour.
Listed Grade II of architectural or historical interest, The Vale Farm was formally cottages which have been combined to form a large farmhouse of huge character. There is a wealth of period features throughout, of particular note being the exposed studs, beams and wonderful fireplaces.
Spacious kitchen and lounge make up some of the rooms, along with five bathroom and an abundance of outside space.
The swimming pool sits in a secluded recess over looked by the spacious pool house whilst above a recently resurfaced tennis court stand in an elevated position. The property is approached by a long hedge lined drive way which passes through the extensive equestrian facilities before culminating in a wide sweep fronted by the garages at the front door. The property is surrounded by open countryside and has lovely views to the valley below.
Harkstead has its own popular public house, an active village hall, church and regular farmer markets. The nearby larger village of Holbrook offers good daily facilities with a primary and secondary school, doctor's surgery, pubs and shops.
The well known centre at Pin Mill is close by on the estuary of the River Orwell and further water sports are located at The Royal Harwich Yacht Club at Woolverstone and Alton Water which is also in close proximity to Harkstead. Private schooling is well catered for with Ipswich High School for girls at Woolverstone and the Royal Hospital School on the outskirts of Holbrook.
Commuters can take advantage of both Manningtree and Ipswich main line stations, the journey taking 60 and 65 minutes respectively to London's Liverpool Street Station. There is public transport to Ipswich and other parts of the peninsular.
For more details or to arrange a viewing contact estate agentsSavills
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