Hill Farm is a residential and commercial arable farm extending to about 496 acres in an area known for attractive, rolling high quality agricultural land. The principal farmhouse and buildings are in an elevated position surrounded by the land with panoramic views across the farm. Abbots Hall Farmhouse and a second set of farm buildings are away from the main house and yard, further along a private drive with a separate access, and Corrie Cottage is accessed from the main road on the boundary of the farm.
Hill Farm is situated close to the sought after historic town of Lavenham in South Suffolk, south of Bury St Edmunds and west of Ipswich in an area of unspoilt rolling countryside. There are regular train services to central London from Manningtree and Colchester stations. Stansted Airport (41.7 miles) provides air travel to Europe and beyond.
Situated to the west of Hill Farmhouse are an extensive range of modern and traditional farm buildings. Some are used by the current farming operation but the majority are let and provide useful rental income.
A smaller range of farm buildings situated towards the western end of the farm and accessed from Cock Lane. The buildings provide the majority of the farm’s grain storage as well as further general storage.
The land is in a single block with the majority being in arable production with a rotation of winter wheat, rape and beans. The land is mainly classified Grade 3 by DEFRA with some areas of Grade 2, mostly being of the Hanslope soil series which are clay soils capable of growing high yields of winter cereals. About 441 acres are in arable production, 25 acres are currently laid down to pasture (some permanent) and 16 acres are woodland and ponds.
Below the farm to the south there is an area which was intentionally flooded and planted with trees and wetland plants which is known as the ‘lagoon’. There is also a rainwater collection pond at Abbots Hall Farm.