Offers over £1,500,000

Sutton Mill Road, Potton, SG1 (ref: 247867)


Key Features



There’s a real sense of escapism when you arrive at Bellstop Cottage. Reached from a quiet no-through-road that leads to a bridleway and the fields beyond, there is little traffic and very few passers-by. Yet the market town of Potton and John O’ Gaunt golf club is just a short walk away if you need the benefit of a little bit of civilisation. Originally a simple Victorian cottage, the main house has been sensitively extended over the years and is now a spacious and versatile family home with good equestrian facilities. There are some unexpected features too, such as the tranquil Japanese garden complete with pagoda and koi pond, and an amazing leisure suite with a never-ending jet pool and sunken hot tub. Behind the electric wrought iron gates a spacious gravel drive and parking area leads to the triple oak-framed car port and log store, and the grounds beyond. The front door is also solid oak and opens into a useful porch area and then a beautiful double-height hallway with galleried landing. Encaustic tiles cover the floor which, combined with the new double-glazed sash windows, keep the traditional Victorian feel alive. The wide, white-oak staircase leads your eyes right up to the lofty first floor ceilings above. The downstairs rooms in the main house are all spacious and bright with French doors leading to - and giving views over - selected parts of the garden and courtyard outside. Close to the kitchen there is a large dining room perfect for entertaining, and a further reception room, currently used as a snug that offers great potential to use the space creatively. A separate huge living room with a Bath Stone feature fireplace and multi-fuel burner provides the opportunity to comfortably rest or socialise.
A separate private study leads from the living room and once inside you can feel totally removed from any distractions. It is lined with wooden panelling and bookshelves, original wooden floorboards underfoot and its windows overlook fields to the front and the gravelled driveway area outside. It’s perfect if you need to do a lot of work from home. Upstairs, the open landing area gives access to four bedrooms with large family bathroom. The main bedroom has a spacious dressing area and its own gorgeous en-suite with walk-in shower, feature tiles and separate bath. Underfloor heating warms the en-suite when needed and there are views out of the window in the dressing area across the rear garden and out to the fields beyond. The remaining bedrooms are all generous sizes and offer great views and fitted furniture. Back downstairs in the kitchen there are solid wood units and dark granite worktops that are echoed in the utility area beyond. You can whip up a quick cappuccino using the integrated coffee machine or create a feast for as many guests as you choose. Beyond the kitchen is a spacious hallway and boot room with loads of storage for coats, boots and shoes, and a tiled floor with underfloor heating for cooler days. Great for drying out damp riding clothes (and dogs) and containing the muddy mess inevitable with outdoor pursuits. There’s a separate WC and access to the courtyard area outside through a practical stable-style door. Also leading from this back hallway is access to the ‘leisure suite’. Clad in black boards and pantiles is totally in-keeping with the rural location of Bellstop Cottage, this oak-framed, Bedford barn-style part of the house cleverly houses a series of rooms great for entertaining and sport. First is a large games room with a spiral staircase and mezzanine level bedroom above. Currently housing a pool table and mini-cinema, there is a fun bar area with its own beer fridge and mood lighting for different kinds of social events. Further door leads to a tiled area with shower, changing room and separate WC. Opening out before you after this area is an enormous gym room with sunken never-ending jet pool, five-seater Hot Spring hot tub and a large, open exercise area with non-slip flooring. The double-height vaulted roof is oak-beamed and gives a great impression of space and light. Full width Bi-fold doors give views over and access to a specially designed Japanese garden with an oriental-style pagoda, koi pond and waterfall rock feature. After a relaxing dip in the hot tub it would be great to relax here in peace listening only to birds singing and the sound of water falling into the pond. If you explore the grounds further there is a handsome courtyard area closest to the house tiled with Indian sandstone, and with a globe water feature at its centre. Beyond is a lawn and border area with specimen trees and further still lie the equestrian facilities. Bellstop Cottage is well-equipped to cater for at least three ponies, with approximately six acres of gardens and equestrian land that includes: three paddocks, a separate ménage with Flexi-ride surface, a block-paved stable yard, hay storage, tack room and stables with 3-phase power supply and water tap. If you need to acquire further land there are 46 more acres available behind Bellstop Cottage with a current license for leisure use. It consists of mixed, undulating terrain and includes approximately five acres of pine woodland and a ten acre sand bowl. At Bellstop Cottage there is so much potential to live a life filled with outdoor pursuits and feel-good activities - and to escape from the stresses of everyday life. It is also comfortable and beautifully designed to be versatile. As more of our time is spent occupying ourselves and working from home, this house is ready to support whichever way you choose to do that.

Stamp Duty Due

Based on a sale price of £1,500,000 the total amount of stamp duty payable will be:


Last updated: The calculators have been updated following the introduction of a stamp duty holiday until 31st March 2021.

* This value is based on the standard rate and not applicable to first-time buyers or buy-to-let / second home buyers.

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Further Details

  • Status: Available
  • Reference: 247867