• 121 aces in all
  • Available in up to 3 lots
  • Period house with 6 bedrooms and 4 reception rooms
  • 3 staff houses, each with 3 bedrooms
  • 40 stables

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Tenure: Freehold


Elmswell Park Stud has been run as part of the famous Shadwell Stud, used primarily as a foaling centre for thoroughbred broodmares. Flexibly laid out, it is possible to split the property between the fine Regency house and gardens, and the high-class working stud farm. The house and stud buildings are surrounded by their own land, set well back from public roads, accessed by a quarter of a mile drive through railed paddocks.

By the house are two traditional ranges with 4 stables, veterinary facilities and stores.

The stud yard and buildings include a range of modern barns contain 41 boxes, and a further off-lying range of 5 timber boxes, and benefits from three high-quality cottages, each with 3 bedrooms, two of which were built in 2019.

Deciduous woodland separates most of the farm from the railway line which makes up the northern boundary.


Elmswell Park is in mid-Suffolk, 9 miles from Bury St Edmunds and 20 miles from the thoroughbred racing hub of Newmarket.

The village of Elmswell (1.5 miles) has day-to-day amenities including a village shop, butchers, post office, pubs and cafés, as well as a train station, with regular services to Bury St Edmunds, Cambridge and Ipswich. There are good transport links, with the A14 just 1 mile away, giving easy access to Newmarket, Bury St Edmunds and Ipswich.

Lot 1 - Elmswell New Hall

The principal house, Elmswell New Hall, is an impressive 6-bedroom early 19th Century Grade II listed house of gault brick built under a slate roof in 5 bays with a Doric porch. Approached by a long treelined drive, flanked by paddocks, it sits nicely at the centre of the stud farm. With a south-westerly aspect, the house is surrounded by attractive grounds with lawned gardens, a tennis court and mature, parkland style trees.

The front of the house has well-proportioned rooms, comprising the drawing room, sitting room and study, typical of East Anglian farmhouses. The house also benefits from a large kitchen/family room, dining room and cellar.

The first floor comprises 6 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, including the main and guest bedroom suites.

Adjoining the house are two traditional ranges, one with a garage, kennels and stores, and to the rear, a brick and flint barn under a slate roof with 4 stables and veterinary facilities.

Lot 1 is a total of 15.41 acres including the house, outbuildings, gardens and a large park paddock of 9.62 acres.

Lot 2 - The Stud Farm

Approached by the front drive, which continues straight onto the stud buildings, the stud can be operated independently from Elmswell New Hall.

In the event that The Stud and Elmswell New Hall are sold separately, the principal house will have a right of way over the drive to access the rear yard and barn.

The stud farm includes two excellent cottages each with 3 bedrooms, and various ranges of modern barns, containing 41 boxes in all.

The cottages are near the stud buildings in a sheltered position, each with its own enclosed garden and driveway:

Chestnut Tree Cottage - A 3-bedroom detached house. On the ground floor, a kitchen, a large open-plan sitting room/dining room, a utility room and WC. Upstairs are three good-sized bedrooms, the principal bedroom having an ensuite and dressing room ensuite, and a family bathroom. Approximately 1,696 ft2.

Copse Cottage - On the ground floor, a large kitchen, utility room, dining room and large triple-aspect sitting room. Upstairs are three good-sized bedrooms, one ensuite, and a family bathroom. Approximately 1,532 ft2.

The Stud Farm facilities at Elmswell Park are well presented and of a standard expected of a high-grade stud farming operation. Although very well suited to their current use, the buildings are extremely adaptable, so could be used for other purposes, subject to obtaining the appropriate planning approvals. In addition to the house and cottages, the stud buildings and facilities include:

• Stable barn containing 10 indoor boxes with rubber flooring and automatic drinkers, vet room, washing facilities and weighing scales

• Timber framed barn with block and weather-boarded walls housing 17 boxes with rubber floors. Four indoor turnout pens with sand and fibre surface

• Stallion unit with four boxes

• Two ranges each with three boxes

• Horse walker and loading ramp.

• 4-bay Dutch barn with lean-to and a hard-core floor

• 2-bay open-fronted barn

• Stud office with WC

• Veterinary/Mess Room

• Workshop


Lot 2 extends to about 95 acres in total, of which about 71.65 acres are laid out to paddocks of varying sizes (each with its own water supply) and about 12.4 acres of woodland. The land has been well maintained by the current owners and BPS entitlements have been claimed.

The land is mostly Grade 2, and some Grade 3 on the Agricultural Land Classification map. The land is divided into 8 large paddocks with smaller nursery paddocks near the yard. There is a good network of tracks for easy access to each paddock.

The woodland to the north of the stud buildings is partly designated Ancient Woodland.

A public footpath runs along the southern boundary behind Fox and Goose Cottages before heading north between the paddocks, around the mature garden boundary of Elmswell New Hall and then towards the eastern boundary.

Lot 3 - Clay Cottage

With its own access directly from the road through electric powered double gates, Clay Cottage is a nearly new 3 bedroom house of about 1,530ft2, built to be part of Elmswell Park Stud by the famous Shadwell Stud. Close to the house are 5 timber loose boxes in good condition under asphalt roofing,  with a tarmac yard to their front. Clay Cottage has two superbly railed paddocks of about 9 and 8 acres. The house and stables are set well back from the public road, from which they are hidden by a wide shelter belt.

Built of brick under a slate roof it has, on the ground floor: hall, with a porch over the front door; kitchen; sitting room; dining room; utility room and downstairs WC. On the first floor, there are three bedrooms, one ensuite, and a family bathroom.

The garden is well fenced and has a garden shed.

The land is mostly Grade 2 on the Agricultural Land Classification map, and the soil is clay loam. Over the years the grazing has been nurtured for the highest quality thoroughbreds, and has been grazed by sheep for the last year.

General Remarks

Method of Sale: Elmswell Park Stud is being offered for sale by private treaty as a whole or in three lots.

Tenure and Occupation: All lots are offered for sale freehold with vacant possession on completion.

Planning: The occupation of the 3 stud cottages shall be limited to persons solely or mainly working or last working, in the locality in agriculture, in forestry, or in the equine business or a widow or widower or surviving civil partner of such a person and to any resident dependants.

Sporting, Minerals and Timber: In so far as they are owned, rights of sport, mineral, and timber are included in the sale. All such rights are believed to be owned by the Vendor.

Fixtures and Fittings: The properties are being offered for sale to include the fixtures and fittings as seen.

Environmental Schemes and Designations: The land is eligible for the Basic Payment Scheme for which payments have been claimed. The vendor will retain the payment for the current year. The woodland to the north of the property is designated as Ancient Woodland. The property is within a Nitrate Vulnerable Zone (NVZ).

Easements, Covenants, Rights of Way & Restrictions: The property is sold subject to, or with the benefit of all existing wayleaves, easements, quasi easements, rights of way, covenants and restrictions whether mentioned in these particulars or not. A public footpath runs through the property as shown on the sale plan. Lot 1 will have a right of way over part of lot 2 to access its stables and outbuildings.

Business Rates: The current rateable value for the stud farm is £20,750.

Local Authority: Mid Suffolk District Council - https:// www.midsuffolk.gov.uk/ The property is in the parishes of Elmswell and Norton.

Council Tax Bands

Elmswell New Hall - Band H

Chestnut Tree Cottage - Band C

Copse Cottage - Band D

Clay Cottage - Band E

Energy Performance Certificates

Elmswell New Hall - F

Chestnut Tree Cottage - D

Copse Cottage Band - B

Clay Cottage Band - B

Boundaries, Plans, Areas, Schedules and Disputes: The boundaries are based on the Ordnance Survey and are for reference only. The Purchaser will be deemed to have full knowledge of the boundaries and any error of mistakes shall not annul the sale or entitle any party to compensation in respect thereof. Should any dispute arise as to the boundaries or any point arise on the general remarks and stipulations, schedules, plan or the interpretation of any of them, such questions shall be referred to the selling agent whose decision acting as expert shall be final. In the event that the property is sold in lots, new boundaries will be created between Lots 1, 2 and 3, of which the cost of fencing will be borne equally by each party.

VAT: Any guide price quoted or discussed is exclusive of VAT. In the event that a sale of the property or any part of it or any rights attached to it becomes a chargeable supply for the purposes of VAT such tax will be payable in addition.

Solicitors: Mills & Reeve Mills & Reeve LLP, Botanic House, 100 Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 1PH

Anti-Money Laundering: In accordance with the Money Laundering Regulations 2017, on acceptance of an offer, the purchaser must provide proof of identity and address before solicitors can be instructed. In addition, evidence of funding should be provided.


Elmswell Park Stud (Lot 1 and 2) - IP30 9ES

Clay Cottage (Lot 3) - IP30 9FS - Meet at Lot 1 entrance

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Viewing: Viewings are strictly by appointment via the joint agents.

Windsor Clive International | Tel: 01672 521155 | Email: info@windsorclive.co.uk

Ceres Property (Michael Fiddes) | Tel: 07702 317239 | Email: michael@ceresproperty.co.uk

Health and Safety: Viewers are reminded that Elmswell Park Stud is a working farm, and should be aware of potential hazards, particularly around working machinery and livestock.


Last Modified 27/03/2024

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