Land for sale in Finchingfield Road, Hempstead
A wonderful development opportunity consisting of an attractive period farmhouse currently divided into two cottages requiring modernisation and improvements benefitting from three detached Essex barns with planning consent for conversion (UTT/18/3481/FUL). Lakehouse Farm enjoys a wonderful setting located down a quiet country lane with uninterrupted views over rolling cornfields.
ACCOMMODATION Lakehouse Farmhouse a Grade II Listed property of Architectural and Historic interest provides an opportunity to modernise and to potentially restore to the original single dwelling. Currently it has been divided into 2 cottages which are currently rented. The house is constructed of timber frame, lathe and plaster under a tiled roof and fronts a quiet country lane surrounded by farmland on the outskirts of the village and adjoining a former farmyard where 3 Barns have recently been granted planning consent for residential use. UTT/18/3481/FUL.
Lakehouse Farmhouse and the three barns could potentially be sold separately with offers in the region of £625,000 being invited for the two cottages and associated land and offers in the region of £750,000 being invited for the three barns and associated land.
There are 3 reception rooms, 2 kitchens and 2 bathrooms, 4 double bedrooms and a bathroom on the first floor (see floor plan). There is ample space for extensions subject to planning consent and it is believed that the house was originally larger than at present. Surrounding the house are gardens with lawns, fruit trees and other mature trees, original garden shed, natural pond, 2 oil tanks, parking for several cars and offering ample seclusion and privacy. Additional land is available by separate negotiations.
The proposed accommodation will provide;
BARN 1: Living/Dining room, Kitchen, Cloakroom,3 Bedrooms all with en-suite facilities.
BARN 2: Living /Dining Room, Kitchen, 4 Bedrooms 2 with ensuite showers, bathroom.
BARN 3: single storey with Living/Dining/Kitchen, 2 Bedrooms, ensuite shower and Bathroom.
In addition, there is a shared Courtyard providing ample parking for all units.
Planning Consent for a change of use to 3 residential units was granted by Uttlesford District Council on April 12 2019 reference UTT/18/3481/FUL subject to conditions. All details can be viewed on the Uttlesford DC website.
The site extends to approximately 1 acre subject to survey. Further land could be made available if required by separate negotiations.
Mains electricity and water are available. A private drainage system will need to be installed for the barns and cottages. Purchasers should make their own enquiries regarding the availability of all services.
The property is situated almost equidistant from Hempstead, Steeple Bumpstead and Cornish Hall End. The market town of Saffron Walden lies approximately 9 miles to the west and Haverhill approx 5.5 miles north both centres having a wide range of shops including supermarkets, schools, leisure, and sports facilities. Audley End station is approximately 12 miles providing a speedy frequent rail service to London Liverpool Street whilst the University City of Cambridge is approx 20 miles where there is a wider range of amenities.