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Hurdles Drove, West Row, Bury St Edmunds, IP28

Guide price £1,350,000

7 Beds 2 Baths 4 Receptions

REF: NEW190014


  • Impressive residential and commercial property
  • Superb 7 Bedroom house
  • Secure surfaced yard with associated buildings (1.43 acres sts)
  • Located near a major road hub with excellent links to Suffolk, Norfolk and Cambridgeshire
  • Paddock (1.94 acres sts)
  • Lapsed planning permission for an annexe


A RARE OPPORTUNITY TO PURCHASE AN IMPRESSIVE RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL PROPERTY STRATEGICALLY LOCATED NEAR A MAJOR ROAD HUB WITH EXCELLENT LINKS TO SUFFOLK, NORFOLK AND CAMBRIDGESHIRE THE PROPERTY The sale of Sandchurch Lodge provides a very exciting and rare opportunity to acquire an impressive and versatile self-contained residential and commercial property located a short drive from the ''Five Ways' junction at Mildenhall on the A11, providing excellent connections to Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire and beyond. The property comprises a much improved and refurbished 7-bedroom house arranged over three floors with an excellent range of reception rooms and open-plan Kitchen with French doors opening to the garden. Enclosed by laurel hedging, the garden is a private area ideally suited to alfresco living and entertaining with a garden room, bar, BBQ area and dining terrace. Planning consent (now lapsed ref: DC/18/0056/HH) was secured in 2018 to build an annexe extension to the house, providing further flexibility of accommodation, with the potential for rental income. Separately accessed through wrought iron gates and securely located behind the house, is an extensive yard area and range of buildings including workshops, storage, offices and trade counter. Having been the base of a reputable building contracting business with a national field of operations, the commercial element of the property has recently been granted a ''Certificate Of Lawful Existing Use Or Development' (ref: DC/21/0661/CLE) permitting: Mixed Use (sui generis) consisting of Groundworks/Excavation/Paving/General Building contractors; Operated Plant Hire/Non-Operated Plant Hire and Plant Hire Shop with associated buildings and hard standing. Accessed through the yard at the far end of the property is an attractive grass paddock ideal for equestrian or leisure use, alternatively as further space for use allied to the commercial operations (subject to the necessary planning consents). YARD AND BUILDINGS With a dedicated access drive, the yard is securely positioned to the rear of the house and extends to 1.43 acres (sts) and surfaced in concrete and compacted hardcore. Arranged to either side are a variety of workshops, office, storage buildings and aggregate bunkers associated with the current use. The principal building is a timber framed workshop with profiled metal sheet roof, timber and metal clad walls, fluorescent strip lighting, manual roller shutter door and concrete floor, with a doorway leading to a fuel store and a further doorway to a parts store. There is an adjacent connected timber framed, open sided storage building arranged in 7 bays with lighting and power. There is a further detached timber and steel framed workshop and stores with a pitched profiled metal sheet roof and concrete floor. This building benefits from fluorescent strip lighting, large double loading doors, a bar area and opens into a 20ft metal storage container used for small component storage. There are a further four portable cabin offices with a paved and enclosed walkway. The portable cabins have been fitted as offices, trade counter / shop, storage and a kitchen and WC's. Wall mounted air conditioning units and power have been fitted to several of these buildings. Summary of Buildings (Gross Internal Area) Workshop, oil & parts store: 98.34 sq m (1,058 sq ft) Open sided stores - 419.66 sq m (4,517 sq ft) Workshop & container storage - 97.75 sq m (1,052 sq ft) Portable cabins offices - 77.65 sq m (836 sq ft) TOTAL: 693.4 sq m (7,463 sq ft) LOCATION Sandchurch Lodge is set in a private location on the edge of West Row. West Row is a small village conveniently situated near the A11, providing a shop, restaurant/pub, fish and chip shop, village hall and church. The neighbouring town of Mildenhall offers a flourishing Friday market, museum and a fine church. The River Lark runs through the town and there are several walks including one along the valley to Bury St Edmunds. Barton Mills is located approximately nine miles from Newmarket which offers a good range of amenities including schools, shops, supermarkets, restaurants and leisure facilities, including health clubs, a swimming pool and golf club. The picturesque market town of Bury St Edmunds and the University City of Cambridge offer a wider range of amenities. There is easy access to the A14, A11 and M11 and via these to the national road network. There are mainline stations at Cambridge and Ely with services to London Kings Cross and Liverpool Street. Stansted International Airport is approximately an hours' drive.