Holt Road, Polstead, Colchester, Suffolk CO6

Guide Price £995,000 | under offer

A wonderful Grade II listed Suffolk farmhouse set in about 8.5 acres of undulating countrsyide with a traditional barn & 3 holiday cottages providing a useful income.

  • Freehold
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Reception Rooms
  • 3 Baths
  • House
  • Detached
  • Garden
  • Land
  • Outbuildings



Sprotts Farmhouse lies at the end of a long track within the Dedham Vale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Farmhouse retains much of its original character and charm with open fireplaces, exposed beams and timbers and a combination of brick, tiled and wooden floors. The accommodation has been significantly upgraded by the present owners to create a welcoming home. The well laid out accommodation comprises on the ground floor a drawing room, sitting room, an attractive open-plan kitchen/dining room whilst on the first floor there are four double bedrooms and two bathrooms.

The three holiday cottages adjoin the farmhouse which are formed from an old stable block. The Granary and The Stables are both 2 bedrooms and The Dairy has 1 bedroom. The 3 cottages share a separate walled garden and have their own utility room. The cottages are popular with holiday makers who come to enjoy the tranquillity, the wildlife and the lovely walks through the neighbouring woods. Alternatively, subject to planning consent the cottages could be used for additional accommodation for family or staff.


Sprotts Farm lies a short distance from the village of Polstead, a popular and picturesque village centred around a green and duck pond with amenities including The Cock Inn, an active village hall, community shop and post office as well as the beautifully positioned St Mary’s Church. In addition there is an excellent network of footpaths across the surrounding rolling countryside. Further amenities and popular restaurants can be found in neighbouring Stoke-by-Nayland, Nayland and Hadleigh. Extensive amenities are provided in Colchester including a mainline station with fastest trains to the City taking 48 minutes. There is an excellent choice of schools in both Colchester and Ipswich and nearby prep schools include Littlegarth (about 5 miles) and Holmwood House in Colchester.


The gardens and grounds amount to about 8.5 acres incorporating formal gardens, meadows and areas of mature woodland. A short distance from the farmhouse there is a large unconverted traditional brick and timber Suffolk Barn which provides tremendous potential, subject to obtaining the necessary consents. In 2009 planning permission was granted to convert the Barn into a dwelling though this has since lapsed.

There is also a large metal barn which can be used for storage or could, subject to consent, provide a site for other outbuildings.

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