Property of the Week: Unique offer for well known Birch Farm

Exceptional opportunity to acquire a thriving mixed estate on the edge of Hintlesham, available as a whole or in two lots

By Derek Davis

12th Jul 2022 | Property of the Week

Birch Farmhouse (Picture credit: Chapman Stickels)
Birch Farmhouse (Picture credit: Chapman Stickels)

If you are looking for a new home on or near the Shotley peninsula, then look no further than our Property Of The Week features, which showcase the most interesting homes for sale on our Peninsula Nub News property pages, now being sponsored by estate agents Chapman Sickels.

This week's outstanding property on offer is this farmhouse and business at Birch Farm, Hintlesham, on the market with Chapman Stickels for a guide price of £2,000,000 per lot.

An exceptional opportunity to acquire a thriving mixed estate on the edge of Hintlesham, available as a whole or in two lots, with commercial rentals providing an attractive 7% return

Birch Farm sits on the edge of Hintlesham within easy reach of Ipswich and the Copdock (A12/A14) Interchange. The present owners have created a highly successful estate having redeveloped the barns and let them to thriving businesses, namely, JoJo's Swim School, YaYa's House 'roleplay town' for young children, and the Sports Barn housing Hadleigh Stars Gymnastics.

The two lots have a guide price of £2m each.

Lot 1: Suffolk Farmhouse, 3 let barns with ongoing businesses providing an attractive income, Log Cabin, 2 further rental properties, Grounds, gardens, meadows, and woodland; in all about 13 acres.

Lot 2: 4 brand new Holiday Lodges with a further 13 acres of amenity land and woodland.

The Farmhouse is believed to date from the late 1800s, the farmhouse is accessed via a pair of automatic gates affording privacy from the commercial elements.

The property has been significantly extended over the years to create comfortable and adaptable accommodation, which briefly comprises: spacious reception hall, sitting room, snug, conservatory, kitchen/breakfast room, dining room, office, cloakroom, four bedrooms, and a family bathroom.

The house and extensive gardens enjoy wonderful southerly views across the meadows and woodland.

The 'Annexe' can be accessed independently or through the house and features two ensuite double bedrooms, kitchen/diner, and a living room. The 'Apartment' stands alone across from the house with an open plan kitchen/living/dining room, double bedroom, and a shower room.

'Log Cabin' stands alone within the garden of the house, set on high ground with stunning southerly views.

Built in 2013, the cabin consists of 2 double bedrooms, a shower room, and a lovely open plan kitchen/dining/living area.

Commercial Let Units

The commercial units cover some 17,798sq.ft and are currently let to three tenants.

The Sports Barn is currently let to Hadleigh Stars Gymnastics Club which hosts a children's' gymnastics centre, dance classes, and a coffee shop.

A communal reception area serves both the Sports Barn and the Indoor Swimming Pool, let to JoJo's Swim School.

In addition to the pool, there are male and female changing rooms, toilets, staff changing room, conservatory, and south facing terrace.

YaYa's House is a highly successful children's play centre with large indoor and outdoor play areas, kitchen, café, party room, and many other rooms within the building.

Rental Income

The property produces a substantial commercial income representing approximately 7% Gross Initial Yield. Further information can be supplied on request.


Hintlesham is located approximately 4 miles from Hadleigh, and the village provides good access to the A12 and the town of Ipswich, which is some 5 miles to the east. The village is the home of the prestigious Hintlesham Hall and Golf Club but also has a pub, Woodlands Farm Shop and Café, outstanding Primary School, all weather sports court, and vibrant community centre.

Link here for more details about Birch Farm House or to arrange a viewing, contact estate agents Chapman Stickels Call 01473 372 372 or email [email protected]

If you are looking to sell your house contact the valuations team.

Chapman Stickels is a company of independent estate agents established in September 2019, headed by the two founding partners Robert Chapman and Benedict Stickels.


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