Farm for sale: Traditional arable farm in West Suffolk hits the market
7th October 2023
Simms Farm, encompassing 138.87 acres of Grade 2 arable land and featuring a Victorian farmhouse, fenced pasture, mature woodland and a range of farm buildings, is now available for sale with Cheffins.
The sale of Simms Farm provides an opportunity to purchase a traditional residential farm, predominantly contained within a ring-fenced block and located in a quiet yet accessible area of West Suffolk.
The farmhouse is surrounded by established grassland parcels, and the farm buildings provide scope for a range of alternative uses (subject to planning) with one of the period barns having previously been granted planning permission for residential conversion in 2011.
The arable land has been farmed by the same local contractor for over 20 years on a Contract Farming Agreement.
Simms Farmhouse: A glimpse into history
The heart of the property, Simms Farmhouse, is a charming Victorian residence dating back to around 1840. Constructed of solid red brick with a pitched tiled peg roof, it embodies timeless elegance.
Featuring four bedrooms, it offers ample space for a family, also including a kitchen, dining room, sitting room, living room, utility room, and cloakroom. The garden surrounding the house is adorned with mature trees and shrubs, creating a peaceful retreat.
Whyberries Cottage: A rustic haven
Tucked away from the main farmhouse and buildings, Whyberries Cottage exudes its own unique charm. This detached period cottage, constructed of rendered brick, features a pitched slate roof and a single-storey side extension.
Offering two bedrooms, a sitting room, dining room, kitchen, and additional amenities, the cottage provides a comfortable and welcoming living space.
Farm buildings and land
Simms Farm includes an array of traditional farm buildings, providing versatility for future use (subject to planning). Noteworthy structures include former stables, a period timber-framed barn with conversion potential, a Dutch barn, and a cart lodge.
The property’s 138.87 acres of arable land, classified as Grade 2, are well-maintained and predominantly contained within a ring-fenced block. This land has been farmed by a local contractor for over two decades, maintaining the land in prime condition for future use.
Mature woodland and grass paddocks
The farm also includes ancient woodland known as ‘Jollys Wood’ and a series of grass paddocks around the main house, offering opportunities for leisurely walks and equestrian pursuits. These areas enhance the overall aesthetic appeal of the property.
Simms Farm is offered for sale without overage, presenting a unique chance to acquire a traditional residential farm in the heart of Suffolk. With its idyllic setting, Victorian farmhouse, charming cottage, and extensive acreage, this property is a rare find.