Development Site For Sale

School Farm Buildings, Blakesley Road, Maidford, Towcester

Guide price £350,000 Sold

A range of period and general purpose barns with residential planning potential and land. In all about 2 acres - further land available separately

  • Brick and stone former threshing barn
  • 2 no. single storey brick and stone barns
  • 3 no. steel frame general purpose barns
  • 1 no. steel frame open sided barn
  • Positive planning pre-application report
  • Concrete yard with direct road access
  • Paddock laid to grass with road frontage and access
  • In all about 2.01 acres


School Farm buildings are situated to the south of the village of Maidford, in attractive unspoilt south Northamptonshire countryside. Local amenities can be found at the nearby village of Blakesley, about 1 mile away, including a general store with post office, the Bartholomew Arms public house, garage, parish church and high performing primary school. More facilities can be found at the market towns of Towcester and Daventry and the larger centre of Milton Keynes. Mainline train services from Banbury to London (Marylebone) from under 55 minutes. Connection to the national motorways include the M1 (J16) 8.5 miles and the M40 (J11) Banbury 13.5 miles.


School Farm buildings comprises a range of period and general purpose barns closely arranged together, and with potential for alternative uses, subject to obtaining the necessary planning consents. They lie in very attractive open countryside with superb views on three sides. The adjoining farmhouse is being retained, leaving the existing access into the yard from the lane to privately service the buildings being sold.

The period barns comprise three buildings in a U shape around a courtyard. The largest is the former threshing barn with a high roofline flanked by two smaller single storey barns all built from brick, stone and with some breezeblock infills.

In addition, there are three general purpose barns, the largest being by the roadside with a central barn and two adjoining sections. Two further steel frame barns lie beyond. The buildings have previously been in agricultural use, but now have potential for alternative uses, subject to obtaining planning permission. Completing the range of buildings is the open sided steel frame barn and silo.

The land comprises a single paddock lying to the west and north of the buildings with an existing gateway to the lane. The purchaser will be responsible for erecting a suitable stock proof fence, terms to be agreed, in line with the stakes in the ground.

Additional Land

Further land lying to the west of the buildings could be available by separate negotiation.

Planning Pre-App.

Ref: P/2020/0206/PRM - response 15 October 2020
A pre-app was submitted to South Northants Council proposing the following: "demolition of 1 x agricultural barn and conversion of remaining barns to form 3 x dwellings and car port".
Surveys carried out to support the pre-app included an Ecology report and asbestos survey.

The officer's response supported conversion of some of the barns to form two dwellings as follows: (buildings are referred to as numbered on the plan in this brochure).

Unit 1: Buildings 6, 7 and 8. The period barns with new links in the corners and a 1st floor in the main barn with potential to form a 4/5 bedroom dwelling.

Unit 3: Building 5. Conversion of one of the modern barns to a single storey dwelling, potentially 3 bedrooms.

It should be noted that the vendors are a charitable trust. The planning officer made a specific note that the proceeds from the sale of School Farm buildings would be reinvested by the trust into Blakesley Primary School and this would be a "..material consideration in favour of the proposal".

Interested parties must make their own enquiries and satisfy themselves regarding the potential conversion of the buildings to alternative uses. An offer subject to planning is unlikely to be agreeable.

Site Safety Notice

Do not enter the site without the express permission of the Selling Agents.

Read more

Key Information

Map View


Stamp Duty Calculator

Our calculator and guide to Stamp Duty will tell you all you need to know about SDLT.

Calculate Stamp Duty

Mortgage Calculator

Need a guide as to likely mortgage payments? Let our calculator help.

Calculate Mortgage

Similar Properties