A care home marked as a "prime development opportunity" has been listed on the market in Hadleigh for £1.2 million.

The property, Abbeyfield House, is located at Chapel Lane in Hadleigh, Essex and boasts 14 bedrooms and four bathrooms.

Currently housing a 14-bedroom care home with two first-floor flats and multiple reception and bathroom areas, the site also includes car parking and gardens wrapping the entire premises.

For sale - Abbeyfield House, in HadleighFor sale - Abbeyfield House, in Hadleigh (Image: Amos Estates)

With a plot area that extends approximately 179ft in width and 90ft in depth, the estate agents declare that the site has "potential for development".

Amos Estates add: "This property boasts a prime location that is highly desirable for both residents and investors alike.

"The tranquil surroundings and charming ambiance make this an ideal destination for prospective buyers looking to build their dream homes."

£1.2 million - Branded as 'prime development opportunity'£1.2 million - Branded as 'prime development opportunity' (Image: Amos Estates)

The care home is within immediate proximity to Hadleigh Country Park, and, Hadleigh Castle, as well as the town centre.

According to the estate agents, the "opportunity for the construction of new build houses exists, subject to planning permission".

Built in 1983 by the Hadleigh Benfleet Society, the care home has always been well maintained to a high standard.

Space - One of the communal areas in the care homeSpace - One of the communal areas in the care home (Image: Amos Estates)

All of the 14 rooms come with en-suite facilities, and the site includes a communal lounge and dining room.

There is also a garden area, a summerhouse, a laundry room, and four communal wet rooms.

The care home is also highlighted as being in a “great location” with bus stops nearby.

Market - One of the wet roomsMarket - One of the wet rooms (Image: Amos Estates)

Jacqui Thornton, former councillor for the St James’ ward, hoped the site would remain as a care home rather than a “development opportunity”.

She said: “I think it is a shame that we are losing such a valuable asset.

“Care homes are in short supply in the area.

Relax - One of the 14 bedroomsRelax - One of the 14 bedrooms (Image: Amos Estates)

“Hopefully another care will see it as an opportunity and upgrade the existing building.”

It is believed the last remaining residents at the care home have only moved out within recent weeks.