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Mendlesham, Suffolk
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Freehold Price: £1,000,000
Annual Turnover: £150,000

Suffolk Barns (formerly the Chilli Farm) is an established business in a prominent position on the A140 which is a main route running from the A14 to Norwich.

There are several businesses on the property which extends to 11.5 acres (STS) with massive scope to grow the business.


COFFEE SHOP/CAFE (Restaurant Opportunity)

We renovated the 300 year old barn in 2006 and it has planning permission to be either a restaurant or a Coffee Shop/Tea Rooms. It has been rented out at a rate of £550 (plus utilities) for many years. The previous tenant turned over £3,000 per week (best week nearly £6,000) but had to finish due to a family tragedy. We have recently redecorated and added an outdoor seating area. It is now open as a new Coffee Shop ready for a new owner to develop.
The kitchen is fully operational, gas hobs, ovens, and numerous fridges and freezers. Within the Pot-wash area there is a year old speedy dishwasher. The business contains all the necessary, crockery, cutlery, pots, pans and everything you need continue running.
Downstairs there is sitting for 17 people on tables, stools and two sofas along with three toilets (customer, a disabled, staff). Upstairs there is further sitting areas.


A 300 year old converted Cart Lodge with the features of a five star hotel, set in a landscaped garden complete with large pond and decking. Exposed beams, brick floors and a wood burning stove create a cosy and inviting ambience and a mixture of old meets new. The bi-fold doors seamlessly blend the charming interior of The Cart Lodge to the natural landscapes of the garden and pond. The bedroom is thoughtfully designed including glazed balustrade delivering light from the sitting room below and with a door onto a small balcony. This is a charming retreat for a couple looking for a relaxing weekend (or longer!) in a very stylish holiday home.


There are four units that can be used for personal or business use. They have previously been rented out at a combined rental of £1,200 per month, but are currently vacant ready for the new owner to decide on use. Approx sizes... 40m2.25m2.24m2.15m2 with attached poly tunnel.


The property is on 11.5 acres (STS) and includes two further poly tunnels (1 without cover) and paddocks for equestrian use with a field shelter. There is also two commercial sized greenhouses - one with a demonstration Aquaponics system that can grow herbs for the Coffee Shop or potential restaurant. There are 10 stables (roof needs some attention) that are currently used for storage as the Cart Lodge and and units separate the stables from the paddocks.


A 400 year old Oak Framed Farmhouse with three bedrooms, two bathrooms and separate toilet, living room, dining room and kitchen. The back garden has an office attached to the rear of the house, a large built in Pizza Oven, outdoor sink and areas for fridges and a BBQ. There is also a timber garden annexe with an open plan floor plan and a mezzanine bedroom. The garden annexe has electricity, broadband connection and TV points. Mains water and drainage is adjacent to the annexe (available, but not yet connected).


Ultra High speed FIBRE BROADBAND to the premises is connected. This is connected via Ethernet cabling and WiFi access points to the House, Garden Annexe, Cart Lodge, Coffee Shop, Units and Greenhouse.


Mains water and electricity. The property has a 25 person Clargester for drainage.


This part of Suffolk is famously flat so great for cycling and rambling, with footpaths across neighbouring fields towards Mendlesham. With easy access to Norwich city, the market towns of Framlingham, Stowmarket, Bury St Edmunds and the pretty villages of west Suffolk this is an ideal base to explore from.


Listing Details
Location: Mendlesham, Suffolk
Sector: Tea Rooms,
Key Features
  • With Car Park
  • Prime Location
  • Small Business
  • Established Business
  • With Accommodation
  • Potential for Alternative Use
  • Home Based
  • Unique Business
  • Vacant/Empty Premises
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Palfrey J V (Car Repair)
BLT Circuit Services (Point Of Interest)
Brockford Railway Siding (Lodging)
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Hall Lane (Bus Station)
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