Property history of New Bells Farm, New Bells Lane, Haughley, Stowmarket IP14 3RW, N/A

Previously listed for sale on N/A
2,750,000 - 6 bedroom detached house

Property description

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An Historic Residential & Amenity Farm

The property has an interesting history, having formerly been owned by Lady Eve Balfour, who originally founded the Soil Association. The Haughley Research Trust was set up to conduct a long term organic farming experiment at the property, and Lady Eve subsequently published her definitive book, “The Living Soil”, based on this research. Whilst the Trust no longer exists and the farm is no longer organic, the Soil Association continues to this day, promoting sustainable organic farming


The property is surrounded by its own land, which is located to the east of the Haughley to Bacton Road. Approached via a minor dead end lane, the Farmhouse has fully moated grounds offering a degree of privacy from the main yard and farm buildings. The property is situated some 1.5 miles from Haughley Village and within easy driving distance of the shopping, recreational and educational facilities at both Stowmarket and Bury St Edmunds, about 4 miles and 14 miles away respectively. The main A14 junction is about 2.5 miles away. The county town of Ipswich lies about 16 miles to the east, with Cambridge also readily accessible off the A14, about 41 miles to the west. Commuters can take advantage of direct mainline train services to London Liverpool Street Station from either Stowmarket or Ipswich. A number of private schools are situated within about half an hour’s drive of the property. Golf courses are located at Stowmarket, Bury St Edmunds and Woodbridge, with sailing from Woolverstone and Levington Marinas. Racing at Newmarket is about 30 miles distant, with the new Great Leighs racecourse little more than an hour away. A number of equestrian facilities are available within 1½ hours’ drive, including Unex Towerlands and Wix ec.

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