The sale of two adjoining former agricultural barns near Matching Tye provides an exciting opportunity to purchase approximately 5,552 sq ft (515.80 sqm) of existing footprint, with planning permission for the conversion to form five new dwellings extending to approximately 7,618sq ft (707 sqm).
The barns are located just outside Matching Tye, a small village approximately ½ a mile northeast of the site. Matching Tye is a well-served village that benefits from a pub and village hall. The adjoining Matching Green is a thriving village benefitting from several amenities including a pub, garage, cricket club and primary school.
Whilst the property benefits from a fantastic rural outlook and setting, it is also conveniently located for access to the M11, A414 and A120. Mainline train stations are available at Harlow providing direct access into London Liverpool Street and the Central Line London Underground Station of Epping approximately 6.5 miles to the south west.
The site comprises two adjoining barns. The larger barn situated to the east, is constructed of brick with a corrugated pitched roof. The smaller barn, on the west includes a steel portal framed building with corrugated sheet cladding to the roof and includes the three storey element.
The barn is surrounded mainly by agricultural land to the north and south, woodland to the east and existing residential dwellings on the west. The land immediately surrounding the property has recently been cleared.
The site benefits from prior approval consent under the provisions of Class Q, Part 3 of Schedule 2 of the Town & Country Planning Order 2015 (Ref EPF/1885/22) from Epping Forest District Council, granted on 13th October 2022.
Conditions 4 and 5 of EPF/1885/22 (relating to contamination and the Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations) are in the process of being discharged.
Full details of the planning application proposed drawings and elevations, along with the decision notice are held in the additional information link (along with the legal pack).
The total floor space of the barns will extend to 7,618 sq ft (707 sqm) once converted. The five units are as follows:
This is the largest unit, with four bedrooms set over three floors to the west of the development. The ground floor features an open plan kitchen/dining/living area as well as a study and shower room. There are three bedrooms on the first floor, two of which are ensuite, this floor also features a separate bathroom. The master bedroom forms the entirety of the second floor with its own bathroom.
This is also a four-bedroom dwelling, set over two floors to the north side of the development. The ground floor features an open plan kitchen diner (with double height ceiling) as well as a separate living room, utility, family bathroom and three bedrooms, one of which has an ensuite bathroom. The first floor floor of the unit is formed by the main bedroom with its own bathroom and dressing area.
Unit three is a single storey, three-bedroom dwelling (one of which has an ensuite bathroom), to the south of unit two. This unit also contains a kitchen diner with double height ceiling, a family bathroom, living room and utility leading to a storeroom.
Unit four is a three-bedroom, two storey property to the north east of the development. The ground floor consists of two bedrooms, the main bathroom, as well as a kitchen/living/dining area with double height space over the dining area. The main bedroom is on the first floor with its own shower room.
This is also a three-bedroom, two storey property, which mirrors the adjoining unit four. As above, the ground floor consists of two bedrooms, the main bathroom, as well as a kitchen/living/dining area with double height space over the dining area. The main bedroom is on the first floor with its own shower room.
OUTSIDE & ACCESS
The site is situated to the south of Harlow Road which is the principal road through Matching Tye. Access is via Carters Green Lane which follows directly onto an existing farm track. Carters Green Lane is an unclassified, rural lane and the properties are set back from the road, providing excellent privacy and seclusion.
Externally, once converted each property will benefit from its own private garden and parking.
Access to the property will be provided over the existing farm access track. The necessary rights to access and lay services will be granted.
The site benefits from mains water and electricity. Private drainage will need to be established for the dwellings.
The purchaser is to make their own enquiries in relation to the suitability and capacity of current services serving the site.
TENURE AND OCCUPATION
The land is sold freehold with vacant possession upon completion.
EASEMENTS, WAYLEAVES AND RIGHTS OF WAY
Bridleway PROW 198_34 follows the retained access track to the property from Carters Green and continues to the south of the site.
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.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION PACK
An additional information link is available upon request which includes a legal pack, copies of the planning documents and title information.
Local Planning Authority:
Epping Forest District Council
Strictly by appointment only with the Vendor’s Agent.
Take exit 7A of the M11 towards the A1025 and Harlow. Continue to follow the A1025, until at the 4th roundabout, here take the 1st exit onto Churchgate Street. At the end of Churchgate Street, turn left onto Sheering Rd. After 0.2 miles continue onto Moor Hall Rd, after a further 0.5 miles continue onto Matching Rd. 0.5 miles later Matching Rd merges to Harlow Rd, after approximately 0.2 miles turn right. Follow the road for approximately 0.8 miles until you reach Carters Green and the access track to the property is on the right hand side.
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.
Particulars prepared January 2023.
Photographs taken October 2022 and January 2023.