Barton Mills, Bury St Edmunds, IP28 6AW
The property is situated in the village of Barton Mills just off a major junction of the A11, the primary arterial route between Norwich and Cambridge. Barton Mills village has a population of 639 (2011 census). The larger market town of Mildenhall is approximately 1.2 miles to the north. The town has a population of 13,388 (2011 census). The major RAF bases of Mildenhall and Lakenheath are close by. The nearest major settlements are:
- Newmarket 8 miles south west
- Thetford 12 miles north east
- Bury St Edmunds 13 miles south east
- Cambridge 24 miles west
- Ipswich 39 miles south east
- Norwich 41 miles north east
- London 75 miles south west
The nearest rail station is in Newmarket which provides frequent GreaterAnglia train services to Ipswich, Cambridge and London (via Cambridge).
Middlefield Manor is located in the centre of Barton Mills village, north of The Street. The surrounding area is predominantly residential with dwellings to the north, west and south and the grounds of Middlefield Manor extending to the east. The surrounding dwellings are a mixture of attractive period buildings as well as more modern residential developments. The property is bounded by the river Lark to the north.
Access to the Manor House is from The Street, via a private drive.
Middlefield Manor comprises a Grade II listed detached former residence, built in 1745, previously known as Barton Hall. Most recently used as a full-time residential care facility for the Autistic Society. The grounds of the property extend to approximately 3.59 acres (1.45ha), the Manor itself sits on the western edge of the site.
The building is of brick construction with rendered elevations under pitched pantile roofs arranged over ground, first and second floors. The windows are all single glazed and are a combination of timber sash and casement.
Internally, many of the original internal walls have been removed, particularly on the first floor in order to create bedrooms, bathrooms and stair cases. The ground floor provides communal areas, two bedrooms and support services. The first floor has been partitioned to form several bedrooms and bathrooms to provide accommodation for the former residents. The second floor has been arranged as offices. There is oil fired central heating which serves wall radiators and each bedroom has a sink. In total there are 15 bedrooms within the building.
Externally there are extensive grounds which are laid with lawn with an area being used for allotments and an attractive river frontage. A gravel surfaced car parking area is provided to the north of the building which is suitable for parking approximately 17 cars.
The Gross Internal Areas, as measured in accordance with RICS Code of Measuring Practice (6th Edition):
|Ground Floor||4,370 sq ft||406 sq m|
|First Floor||3,329 sq ft||309 sq m|
|Second Floor||1,014 sq ft||94 sq m|
|Total GIA||8,714 sq ft||810 sq m|
The entire site is within the Barton Mills Conservation Area and outside the development envelope of Barton Mills.
The property was previously used as a residential care facility and the land use is therefore considered to be C2. Enquiries with the local planning authority suggest that C3 and D1 uses may gain support. Interested buyers are encouraged to make their own enquiries.
The property is being offered freehold with vacant possession on completion. Offers will be considered on either a conditional on planning or unconditional basis.
Offers are guided to be in excess of £750,000.
Not required as the property is Grade II listed and due to be sold with vacant possession.
Electricity and mains water are present, however, the services have not been tested.
The seller retains the right to charge VAT on the purchase price.
Each party to be responsible for their own legal costs incurred in this transaction. The buyer will be required to provide an undertaking to pay the sellers abortive legal costs should they not proceed once solicitors are instructed.
A 21-year overage deed will be placed on the grounds with a 50% claw back in favour of the seller in the event of future development.
Viewing & Further Information
For viewings and further information please contact the sole marketing agent, Hazells Chartered Surveyors – 01284 702626
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