A country estate fit for a King… or Prince

07 Nov 18

Princes Hall is a handsome country house set within 260 acres of undulating Suffolk countryside and is on the market through Fenn Wright’s expert Farms & Estates department who specialise in all aspects of rural property.

Situated in the pretty village of Belchamp Walter, close to the market town of Sudbury, this Georgian style home has all the attractions of the appearance of a listed building without any of the complications.

The five/six bedroom property is of brick construction and offers 4,000 square feet of elegant living space. The west facing principal reception rooms and bedrooms enjoy views over the gardens and reaching views across the rolling Stour Valley.

Beyond the attractive façade, the internal experience starts with an impressively grand reception hall with vaulted ceiling and sweeping cast iron staircase leading to the first floor.  Flooded with light and warmth, due to its full height windows and large open brick fireplace, the drawing room is a major feature of the house at just over 400 square feet.  Double doors lead you into the inviting dining room, which is the perfect space for entertaining with direct access onto the terrace and gardens. The dual aspect study with sash windows has an open fire lending itself to form the ideal snug.

Also on the ground floor is the generous kitchen overlooking the landscaped rear gardens and a family room, with impressive high ceiling and big windows – once again inviting the outside in.

From the ascending staircase, the galleried landing provides a gateway to the distinctly spacious master bedroom and dressing room.  The views from this exquisite room are endless and really do set the scene of ultimate countryside living.

With vistas overlooking the lake and formal gardens, bedrooms two and three are also complemented by a good-sized family bathroom. Pretty sash windows frame the picturesque orchard from the dual aspect fourth bedroom.  Bedroom five, and a further family bathroom, completes the first floor collection of accommodation.  The current owners use bedroom six as their private dressing room to the master suite but with its own access onto the landing it could make for the perfect nursery.

The outside space provides a wonderful backdrop and seamless extension to this lovely home and tells its own unique story.

A paved terrace wraps around the house leading to a tiered garden which would be the perfect setting for breakfast in the morning sun, afternoon tea watching the wildlife and sumptuous suppers in the changing light of dusk.  Whichever you choose, al fresco dining is enhanced due to the borders of mature woodland which provide a buffer and privacy to the world outside the estate.

To the side of the house is a double garage with converted office and potting shed. Curved flagstone steps lead to the swimming pool, enclosed by mature shrubs and the brick-built summer house serves as a changing area.

Beyond the formal gardens and fruit-tree-filled orchard lies a beautiful lake surrounded by willow trees and peaceful wooded area.   The vast estate also benefits from 255 acres of farmland which offers income and sporting potential.

Princes Hall is more than a home in a secluded position.  It’s an all-encompassing lifestyle experience set within private grounds with so much to offer.  This Suffolk splendor could just be the Prince Charming you have been waiting for!

David Ward, Partner at Fenn Wright and specialist in Farms & Estates added: “This is a wonderful opportunity to acquire a peaceful and tranquil country house set within 260 acres of private farmland and beautiful Stour Valley landscape. The fact that the house is not listed allows scope to develop what is already a special property into something truly exceptional, with an enviable setting and exceptional views”. 

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