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Bury Road, Sicklesmere, Bury St Edmunds, IP30

Guide price £1,490,000

4 Beds 2 Baths 1 Reception

REF: BUR190062


  • Exceptional equestrian facility
  • 17 box stable yard
  • 2 all weather arenas
  • Paddocks & woodland
  • Well located close to Bury St Edmunds
  • Four Bedroom house
  • Workshop & store rooms
  • In all about 18.37 acres


An exceptional equestrian facility superbly located on the outskirts of Bury St Edmunds with a four bedroom house & stable yard, set in around 18.37 acres (sts). Entrance hall, sitting room, kitchen/living room, utility/rear hall and cloakroom. First floor master bedroom with en-suite shower room, three further bedrooms and a family bathroom. 17 box stable yard, workshop & store rooms, main 80 x 41 meter arena, warm up arena, paddocks & woodland. In all about 18.37 acres. THE PROPERTY Set on the historic site of a brick kiln works close to Bury St Edmunds, The Jays House is set well back from the entrance at the end of a long drive and is a well presented ''Potten' Caxton style house that was commissioned by the current owners and built in 2000. Potten homes are well regarded as properties that afford the convenience and efficiency of a modern home whilst also benefitting from the exposed character of the timber frame and brick fireplaces. The accommodation leads from the front porch into the spacious hallway from which the stairs lead to the first floor and doors lead to a useful store cupboard, sitting room and the kitchen/living room. The sitting room is a well-proportioned room with a double glazed window to the front and French doors out to the rear garden, with a large brick inglenook fireplace with log burning stove and further exposed timbers enhancing the rooms' character. The large lifestyle kitchen/living room with double glazed windows to the front and rear, benefits from a second fireplace with log burning stove and more exposed timbers. The kitchen consists of a range of built-in units with sink, electric range style cooker and integrated fridge and dishwasher. There is also space for a sitting area with table, chairs and sofa. There is stable door access out to the rear utility hall and cloakroom. On the first floor there is a spacious master bedroom with walk-in wardrobe cupboard and an en-suite shower room. There are three further bedrooms and a family bathroom. OUTSIDE A long graveled driveway leads up past a spacious parking area, paddocks and between the two all-weather sand and fiber manege arenas to the house and yard. The main competition arena measures approximately 80 x 41 meters with fence enclosure , judges box and club house/spectators box, jump store area and rubber surface track connecting it across the drive to the ''warm up' arena which measures approximately 41 x 41 meters and also has a judges box and fence enclosure. The property benefits from a bole hole water supply, which supplies the arenas, yard and paddocks with the house being on a mains water supply. Both arenas have a computer managed sprinkler system to prevent dust in dry conditions. There is also a grass jumping paddock to the side. In addition there is a double cubical toilet block adjacent to the arena area and a catering area with hard core standing. The house sits centrally within its grounds to the front of a mixed species woodland copse with lawned garden to the front, side and rear. The brick built equestrian yard consists of 17 stables of which three are foaling box size, with workshop store and tack room, vet box with wash area and heat lamps and further feed and machinery stores. There is also a kennels building and dog run. To the rear of the woodland is the majority of the grazing land which is currently divided by electric fencing and hence can be easily re-arranged to suit individual requirements. The property backs onto a footpath. LOCATION The property is accessed from the A134 over a shared drive leading to the gated driveway. The Jays is situated only about 1 mile from Bury St Edmunds, which has just been voted the best place to live in the east. The historic cathedral town offers a full range of schooling both in the public and private sectors and excellent recreational and shopping facilities, numerous high quality restaurants and a good range of leisure facilities including health clubs, swimming pools and golf clubs. Cultural amenities include the beautiful Georgian Theatre Royal and The Abbey gardens both of which are home to the annual festival. The university city of Cambridge is approximately 28 miles away and offers unrivalled schooling opportunities and excellent further shopping and amenity facilities. There is good access to the A14, A11 (M11) and the railway station at Bury St Edmunds offers a link to mainline services to London's Liverpool Street and Kings Cross. Alternatively there is a regular train service from Sudbury to London Liverpool Street via Marks Tye taking approximately 80 minutes. Stansted International Airport is approximately 55 minutes by car. PROPERTY INFORMATION Services Mains water, electricity and drainage. Oil fired central heating and Bore Hole water supply to Stable Yard and Arenas. Local Authority St Edmundsbury Borough Council Tenure Freehold Viewing By appointment with the joint sole agents Jackson-Stops. Tel. 01284 700535 or ERC Properties. Agents Note : There is an occupancy condition: "the accommodation shall only be occupied by persons solely employed in agriculture or in the breeding or keeping of horses and their dependents."