December 8 2013 Latest news:
Friday, September 27, 2013
Hundreds of acres of land which inspired one of England’s most famous painters has gone on sale.
The 230-acre patch lies in the heart of Constable Country, named after the Suffolk man who immortalised the beautiful landscape in his paintings.
Lying on the Essex-Suffolk border, it forms part of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The land includes part of the Dedham Vale, the subject of possibly Constable’s most famous painting which he completed in 1802.
It currently hangs in the Tate Gallery, London.
The land, which is being sold by Robinson & Hall, comprises approximately 142 acres of water meadows and lowland grass, with over 1,200 metres of frontage and fishing rights on the River Stour.
It sits to the north west of the village of Dedham and has picturesque views of Dedham and Stratford St Mary churches. Part of the sale is just under 90 acres of arable land.
“Sales of land of this nature and size in the Dedham Vale have been very rare in the last 20 or so years,” said Chris Leney, partner at Robinson & Hall’s Ipswich office.
“With the added attraction of the land featuring in four or five of Constable’s paintings, we anticipate receiving a significant amount of interest from farmers and investors alike... Investors have the opportunity to own an historic piece of Britain.”
The property is offered as a whole, with a guide price of £1.75 million.