New Delight Road, Rickinghall, IP22 1LX Guide Price £765,000

At a Glance

  • Superb family home
  • Rural location
  • Equestrian facilities
  • Well respected Cattery business
  • Approx. 6.9 acres (sts)
  • Well presented throughout
  • Enclosed rear garden
  • Useful barns and workshops


A superb family home in a rural location with equestrian facilities and an established and well respected cattery business in grounds of approximately 6.9 ACRES (sts).

Red Barn Farm represents a genuinely rare opportunity to extend an existing business having a superb range of equestrian facilities (which at the moment are not being used), useful barns and workshops and a fully operational cattery on site.

The house itself is a spacious four bedroom cottage with its own enclosed garden and well-presented throughout.

The cattery is currently licensed for 30 cats. The modern facilities are totally separate from the farmhouse in a tucked away position, with a dedicated parking area. There is a detached single storey wooden constructed reception area/office with WC and storage. The cattery is of upvc construction with 15 pens, each measuring 10' x 4'4" (305m x 1.32m) with hot beds and all are individually temperature controlled. In addition there are 2 quarantine pens and adjoining work area. There is a food preparation area, medication area and a separate work station for cleaning. A bricked paved terrace with water feature creates a pleasant landscaped courtyard. Andolyn Country Cat Hotel has a turnover of c £40,000 per annum, current records and accounts can be inspected on request when viewing.

Cattery: office/reception 13'6" x 13'6" (4.11m x 4.11m) adjoining cloakroom 10'0" x 5'6" (3.05m x 1.68m), hand wash basin and low level wc kitchen 10'0" x 5'6" (3.05m x 1.68m).

A barn has been utilised for indoor stabling with an adjoining open bay 23'6" x 23'6" (7.16m x 7.16m) with 11' clearance, used as undercover garage for horse box. There are two stables approximately 12' x 12' (3.66m x 3.66m) and internal boxes with loddon partitions with rubber flooring, 2 @ 13'9" x 12' (4.19m x 3.66m) and 2 foaling boxes 16'6" x 12' (5.03m x 3.66m). The grounds include paddocks and there is access to good out riding.

These include a Pole barn (72' x 24') adjacent to the cattery and a Barn (60' x20'/ 18.29m x6.1m) which currently includes a store and oil storage tank with high eaves access. Adjacent to this is a workshop with separate lockable access.

There is also a Goat Shed leading directly into fenced paddock, two further timber sheds and a summerhouse, presently used as model train room.

Rickinghall village 2 miles; Diss 6.9 miles; Bury St Edmunds 14.4 miles.

Rickinghall and the adjoining village of Botesdale offer many local amenities including primary school, medical centre, supermarket, public houses, restaurants, post office, newsagents and takeaway outlets. The A143 gives good access to Bury St Edmunds, the A14 and Diss where the railway station has services to London's Liverpool Street taking approximately 90 minutes. Both Bury St Edmunds and Diss offer excellent shopping and leisure facilities.

From the A143 (Bury St Edmunds to Diss) turn right onto the B1113 towards Inningham/Stowmarket. After about 1 mile turn right into New Delight Road, after half a mile, Red Barn Farm can be found on the left hand side. You will see the sign for the Andalyn Country Cat Hotel.

Durrants have not tested any apparatus, equipment, fittings or services and cannot therefore verify they are in working order.

Mid Suffolk District Council. Council Tax Band – F

Energy Efficiency Rating E

Viewing is strictly by arrangement with the vendors' agent Durrants, please call 01379 642233. Interested parties are advised to discuss their full property criteria prior to making a viewing appointment as this is a complex portfolio with serious buyers only being invited to view.

Our Building Consultancy Team will be happy to provide advice to prospective buyers on planning applications, architectural design, building regulations and project management - please contact the team directly on 01379 646603.

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