A residential development opportunity to convert three traditional barns into residential dwellings under the General Permitted Development Order.
The gross external area of the residential development extends to approximately 5,658 sq ft (526 sq m).
Site Area 0.65 acres (0.26 ha).
SITUATION Priory Farm is situated just off Priory Road to the north east of the village of Wolston which lies between the town of Rugby and the city of Coventry. The A45 lies in close proximity providing excellent access to Coventry, Rugby, M1 and M6 motorways.
Wolston has a wide range of everyday services, amenities and the range of barns is situated close to existing residential areas of the village with open fields to the side and rear.
The barns are situated adjacent to The Priory in Wolston which is a Grade II Listed property. The buildings (which are not Listed) form part of the farm yard previously used to farm the adjoining land for many years. The property for sale comprises a range of traditional buildings of red brick construction under timber framed tiled roofs which have approval to convert into three residential units with an approximate gross external area extending to 5,658 sq ft (526 sq m). Within the property is a smaller range of pole and clad agricultural buildings which will need to be dismantled as part of the development. The barns are a mix of single and two storey buildings and overlook an open field to the west. The proposed accommodation comprises:
A single storey two bedroom dwelling extending to 697 sq ft (64.8 sq m) with an entrance hall, kitchen, dining room, living room, master bedroom with en suite, second bedroom and further bathroom.
The largest of the residential units and is a two storey barn extending to 3,110 sq ft (289 sq m) excluding the garage. This property will comprise entrance hall, WC, kitchen, family room, utility room, store room, reception room and living room on the ground floor. The first floor has a landing area with master bedroom, dressing room and en suite and a further four bedrooms and family bathroom in total creating a five bedroom family home with an attached garage.
A two storey dwelling extending to 1,850 sq ft (172 sq m) with ground floor accommodation comprising entrance hall, WC, kitchen, dining/living room, utility room, study. To the first floor there is a galleried landing and two bedrooms both with en suite. There is a separate garage. The site is accessed via an existing entrance to the east of barn 3. Each barn will have its own amenity area, access and parking area. It will be the responsibility of the purchaser to agree with the planning authority what use any land included outside the planning permission and within the purchase can be used for. The property extends to 0.65 acres in all, shown shaded red on the plan. A further 6.66 acres is available by separate negotiation.
Permission was obtained from Rugby Borough Council by the vendors through Howkins & Harrison’s planning department on 21st May 2015 for the conversion of the buildings to three dwellings under reference number R15/0862. The permission is a Prior Notification of intention to convert three existing agricultural buildings to form three residential units under Part A of Class Q of the General Permitted Development Order. Further discussions with Rugby Borough Council will be required as to the design (under Part B of the GPDO) of the buildings that are to be converted. Further information with regard to the planning status of the site is available by contacting Howkins & Harrison’s planning department on 01788 564679.
LAND A further 6.6 acres of pasture land is available by separate negotiation. This land is classified as a Scheduled Ancient Monument by English Heritage, part of it is also with the floodplain. There is a right of way for a neighbouring land owner over the track to the west of the farm buildings.
TENURE The property is freehold
POSSESSION Vacant possession will be given no later than two months from exchange of contracts. The property is currently occupied on a short term Farm Business Tenancy which ends on 31st January 2016.
MEASUREMENTS Measurements have been taken from the architect’s scaled plans and from Ordnance Survey digital mapping.
SERVICES Mains water and electricity are connected to the site, however, new supplies will be required. Mains water, electricity and drainage are available within the road.
RIGHTS OF WAY Potential purchasers should make themselves aware of the ownership of land adjoining the neighbouring buildings belonging to Priory Farm. The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all rights of way, easements and services that may exist over the same whether disclosed or not.
BOUNDARY OWNERSHIP There are not thought to be any rights of way benefitting or affecting the property being sold. The purchaser will be responsible for erecting and therefore maintaining suitable stock proof fencing surrounding the property within three months of completion.
PLAN, AREA & DESCRIPTION The plan, area and description are believed to be correct in every way but no claim will be entertained by the vendor or their agents in respect of any error, omissions or misdescription. The plan is for identification purposes only.
METHOD OF SALE The property is being offered for sale by private treaty as a whole and interested parties should submit their offer to the agent’s Rugby office.
LOCAL AUTHORITY Rugby Borough Council Tel. 01788 533533 Warwickshire County Council Tel. 01926 410410 Severn Trent Water Tel. 0845 7500500 Western Power Tel. 0800 0963080
VENDOR SOLICITOR Brethertons LLP, Montague House, 2 Clifton Road, Rugby CV21 3PX, reference Mary Anderson, telephone 01788 579579.
VIEWING Strictly by prior appointment through the agent’s Rugby office on 01788 564680 or email rugrural@ howkinsandharrsion.co.uk NOTE Please note there are cattle grazing the land and housed within the buildings and that it is a working farm yard. Please also note the nature of the dilapidated farm buildings, therefore any viewings both internally and externally are at your own risk.
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