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Parkgate Farm offers the opportunity to acquire a residential development site with full planning permission and listed building consent to convert a range of buildings into five dwellings.

The sale of Parkgate Farm Barns provides an exciting opportunity to purchase a unique complex of historic barns extending to approximately 10,915 square feet (1,014 square metres) in total, with consent for conversion to form five dwellings. Also included in the sale are extensive equestrian facilities and 1.3 acres (0.5 Hectares) of grazing land. Further land is available by separate negotiation.

* Consent for conversion to form five dwellings (two four-bedroom, two three-bedroom and a single one-bedroom unit)
* Full planning and listed building consent (20/02053/FUL and 20/02054/LBC) granted on 27th
September 2021
* The site comprises a mixture of traditional Grade II listed (and curtilage listed) barns and a more
modern Dutch Barn structure
* The sale also includes an extensive range of equestrian facilities including a premium stable
block, horse walker, menage and storage barn (with potential for alternative uses subject to
gaining the necessary planning consents)
* Attractive and desirable rural location, yet within easy reach of nearby services and amenities
* Within close proximity to many popular villages, such as Castle Hedingham
* Castle Hedingham – 1.5 miles, Sudbury – 7.3 miles, Braintree (A120) – 10.2 miles


The barns are located just outside Castle Hedingham, approximately 1½ miles north east of the village. Castle Hedingham is a thriving village and benefits from several amenities including two pubs, a café/bistro, village shop and post office, a primary school, Church and village hall, in addition to the popular local tourist attraction, Hedingham Castle. The nearby town of Sudbury offers a more extensive range of amenities, services and recreational facilities. The site is conveniently located for access to the A131, A120 and A12. Mainline train stations are available at Braintree providing direct access into London Liverpool Street (1 hour 2 minutes). Local train services are available from Sudbury and Marks Tey.

Two of the buildings are Grade II listed (the Northern Range and the Former Dairy), the Piggery is listed by way of its location within the curtilage of the two buildings. The site benefits from full planning permission and listed building consent (20/02053/ FUL and 20/02054/LBC). Both applications were approved, subject to conditions, on 27th September 2021.

Condition 3 of 20/02053/FUL (relating to contamination) is in the process of being discharged. It should also be noted that condition 9 requires the relocation of the footpath adjacent to the Dutch Barn before works can commence on this unit. Necessary land is provided to accommodate the footpath diversion. The diversion process has been started by the Vendor. Full details of the planning application and the decision notices are held in the additional information pack.

The total floor space of the barns will extend to 10,915 square feet (1,014 square metres) once converted. This breaks down as follows:
* The Northern Range A (four bedrooms) – 236 sqm
* The Northern Range B (three bedrooms) – 244 sqm
* The Piggery (one bedroom) – 60 sqm
* The Former Dairy (three bedrooms) – 198 sqm
* The Dutch Barn (four bedrooms) – 276 sqm

In addition, the sale includes extensive equestrian facilities with potential for alternative uses and 1.3 acres of land. Further land is available by separate negotiation.

This ‘E’ shaped building is thought to date from the mid to late 19th Century and will be divided into two residential units once converted. The larger four bedroom unit (A) is set over two floors, and the second three bedroom unit (B) is set over the ground floor. The proposed accommodation layout is detailed on the accompanying floor plans.

The Piggery is a remnant of a mid-19th Century building which has undergone significant alterations and repairs since. Once converted it will comprise a one bedroom unit. It is detached from the other buildings and sits adjacent to the Northern Range (Unit B).

This former dairy is located at the southern end of the site and is also thought to date from the mid to late 19th Century. It will comprise a single story three bedroom unit.

The Dutch Barn will comprise a four-bedroom dwelling once converted. To enable the conversion of this building, the eastern two bays are proposed to be removed. The approved floor plans show an ‘upside down’ layout, with the living space and kitchen on the first floor, to make the most of the surrounding views, along with two bedrooms. On the ground floor are two further bedrooms, a living area and a study.

The equestrian facilities on site extend to five premium stables within a secure fenced yard, feed store, tack room, horse walker and ménage. The ménage is larger than standard, measuring 60 x
45 metres. The stables have a toilet and associated drainage installed and are connected to mains water and power. There is 1.3 acres of grazing (further land can be purchased by separate negotiation). The land is equipped with automatic water troughs. In addition, there is a large storage barn ‘The Poultry Shed’ which extends to approximately 65 sqm (216 sq ft). The Poultry Shed offers potential for alternative uses subject to gaining to necessary planning consent.

The site benefits from mains water and electricity. Private drainage will need to be established for the dwellings. The toilet in the stables is serviced by a cesspit.

The purchaser is to make his/her own enquiries in relation to the suitability and capacity of current services serving the site.

The land is sold freehold with vacant possession upon completion.

Footpath PROW 81_4 crosses the north of the site. Condition 9 stipulates that this footpath must be diverted before work can commence on the Dutch Barn (Lot 2). Necessary land is provided with this Lot in order to allow the diversion of the footpath a sufficient distance from the building.
The land is offered subject to and with the benefit of all existing rights of way, wayleaves and easements, whether or not specifically referred to in these particulars.

The purchaser will be deemed to have full knowledge of the boundaries and neither the Vendors nor their Agent will be responsible for defining any other boundaries.

The site benefits from two driveways from Delvyns Lane. Delvyns Lane is a no through road with very limited traffic travelling along it, providing excellent privacy and seclusion.

An additional information link is available upon request, which includes a legal pack and copies of the planning documents and title information.

Braintree District Council

From the A131 traveling south between Halstead and Sudbury, turn onto Hedingham Road after Bulmer Tye and follow this for approximately 3½ miles. There is then a sharp right hand turn onto Delvyns Lane. Follow Delvyns Lane for ½ mile, at which point you will see the site on the right hand side of the lane. The nearest postcode is CO9 3AE.

Sworders for itself and the Owners of this property give notice that the particulars are a general outline only for the guidance of intending Purchasers and do not constitute an offer or contract. All descriptions and any other details are given without responsibility and any intending Purchaser should not rely on them as statements or representations of fact but must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the correctness of them. Any measurements, areas or distances referred to herein are approximate only.

No employee of Sworders has any authority to make or give any representations or warranty whatsoever in relation to the property. No responsibility can be accepted for the expenses incurred by any intending.

Purchasers in this matter. All plans included are not to scale and are based upon the Ordnance Survey Map with the sanction of the Controller of H M Stationery Office for reference purposes only and are not to be relied upon in any contract. Crown Copyright Reserved. Unless specifically mentioned all fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale.

Further information can be found in the particulars link below:

Particulars January 2023


Country: United Kingdom
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Property Id : 4839

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