- Superb residential development opportunity
- Four bedroom Farmhouse in need of modernisation
- Generous plot for Farmhouse of 0.29 of an acre
- Brick barns having recently lapsed Planning consent to convert to three dwellings
- Barns plot extending to 0.55 Acres
- Highly desirable rural location
- Views over adjoining fields and countryside
- Viewings direct through our Congleton office
- Possible redevelopment potential (Subject to relevant planning permission)
*** ATTENTION BUILDERS/INVESTORS - FANCY A PROJECT?***...IN NEED OF COMPLETE RENOVATION...STUNNING RURAL LOCATION...PLOT EXTENDING TO 0.29 ACRES FOR THE HOUSE, ALONG WITH BARNS HAVING PLANNING PERMISSION to convert to three residential dwellings offering spacious plots with the plot for the Barns extending to approximately 0.55 Acres. NO CHAIN...OPEN TO OFFERS.
Situation and amenities.
The Parish of Smallwood is a rural yet accessible location between the towns of Congleton and Sandbach. Congleton (4 miles) provides for all daily shopping needs with a Marks & Spencer, Tesco and Morrisons supermarkets. Nearby Sandbach
(2 miles) has a Waitrose and an equally impressive selection of amenities, clothes shops and restaurants. Smallwood Church of England Primary School is 1 ½ miles away and there is a private day nursery only 300 metres along the road.
The area is renowned for its network of countryside walks and a number of highly regarded country pubs. The popular tourist attractions of Little Moreton Hall and Astbury Mere Country Park are also close by.
The M6 motorway (Junction 17) is 2 miles to the west and which provides an easy commute to the larger cities of Manchester, Liverpool and Birmingham. Crewe train station is 8 miles away and has a direct train to London (1 hour 25 minutes). Manchester airport is a 45 minute drive for international travel, whilst both Liverpool John Lennon Airport and East Midlands Airport are both accessible in approximately 1 hour.
The property which is accessed directly off Back Lane, comprises of a traditional rendered brick Cheshire farmhouse and a range of brick farm buildings set within a total site area extending to approximately 0.84 of an acre as shown on the attached site plan edged red and is more particularly described as follows:
In need of complete modernisation and refurbishment, this spacious four bedroom detached property has an external floor area of approximately 247 m2 (2,656 square feet). The property presents an ideal opportunity for redevelopment and for buyers who are looking to put their own stamp on a property within a highly desirable and sought after rural location.
The farmhouse itself stands within a generous plot extending to approximately 0.29 of an acre and it has scope for further extension and improvement. The two storey internal accommodation briefly comprises of a living room, sitting room, lounge, dining kitchen and to the first floor it has four double bedrooms and a family bathroom.
The barn is situated to the west of the farmhouse on a site extending to approximately 0.55 of an acre.
The barn comprises of an ‘L’ shaped traditional brick range which was granted full planning approval on the 14th December 2015 for redevelopment and conversion to form three new dwellings (reference 15/4380C).
The plans accompanying the application briefly provide for the conversion of the barn to create three, four bedroom houses and the approved plans will result in total floor areas as follows:
Unit 1 - 174 m2 (1,872 ft2)
Unit 2 - 179 m2 (1,927 ft2)
Unit 3 - 206 m2 (2,217 ft2)
The proposed layout of the dwellings has been dictated by the location of the existing building with all three units being accessed from a courtyard and parking area and private gardens to the rear of each dwelling have been catered for, with the removal of the present iron clad agricultural building to the south of the site.
The Decision Notice relating to application number 15/4380C and associated plans can be viewed via the Cheshire East Council website via the following link:
Or alternatively a copy of the Decision Notice and plans are available upon request.
The property is sold with the benefit of this planning permission and the purchaser(s) should satisfy themselves that they can comply with the conditions set out in the Decision Notice.
Tenure and Possession
The property is sold with vacant possession upon completion.
Wayleaves, Easements & Rights of Way
The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all rights, including Rights of Way, whether public or private, rights of water, light, drainage, electricity supplies, and all existing & proposed wayleaves whether referred to in these particulars or not.
The indicative boundaries are as shown on the accompanying plan edged red. Following completion of the sale the vendors agents will assist in the defining of the boundaries on site and the purchaser will be responsible for the erection and maintenance of all boundary structures surrounding the site.
The farmhouse has the benefit of mains water and electricity connections and foul water drainage is to a septic tank.
The purchasers should satisfy themselves with regard to the associated connection and installation costs for any further electricity and water supplies required to the barns.
Council Tax Band
The farmhouse is listed as Council Tax Band ‘G’
Energy Performance Certificate
The farmhouse is rated as band TBC. For Energy Performance.
Cheshire East Council, The Municipal Buildings, Earle Street, Crewe, Cheshire, CW1 2BJ
Telephone number: 0300 123 5500
Method of Sale
The property is offered for sale initially by Private Treaty and the vendors invite offers for either the property as a whole or individual offers for the house and the barns as separate lots.