Development Site For Sale

Barns Adj To Bath House, Dob Lane, Spurstow, Tarporley, Cheshire

Offers in Excess of £340,000 Sold


A superb development opportunity for the conversion of a substantial barn into a single dwelling in a sought-after setting with wonderful rural views. * BY INFORMAL TENDER*

  • For sale by informal tender - 12 noon Wed 15th July 2020
  • Planning approval for a single detached dwelling
  • Glazed entrance lobby
  • Breakfast kitchen through family room
  • Dining room
  • Utility room and WC
  • 4 double bedrooms
  • 4 bath/shower rooms
  • Approximately 220 sq m (2,370 sq ft) of habitable accommodation
  • Additional attached agricultural barn of approx. 145 sq m (1,570 sq ft)
  • Double brick-built garage
  • Excellent sized plot extending to approximately 0.36 acres
  • Wonderful semi-rural setting



Situation
This unique property sits in an idyllic rural setting
on the fringe of the village of Spurstow, set in
prime Cheshire countryside. Neighbouring
Bunbury and Haughton enjoying some highly
regarded gastropubs, whilst Bunbury to the
north also offers excellent day-to-day amenities,
including a Co-operative convenience store with
post office counter, superb village butcher, fish
and chip shop, coffee shop, church, village hall
and a state-of-the-art medical centre. Nearby
Tarporley offers further amenities, as do Chester
and Nantwich.


Local recreational opportunities include some
wonderful rural walks and cycle rides, whilst
Bunbury has a well-supported Cricket and Tennis Club, and Tarporley has a well-regarded Golf Course, Portal Golf Club & Spa. Equestrian
pursuits are strong in the area which may offer
the buyer opportunities.


On the educational front, Bunbury Primary
School is within a short drive, which is a feeder
school for Tarporley High School, deemed
“outstanding” by Ofsted. Reaseheath College,
one of the UK’s leading specialist land-based
colleges, is within eight miles.


The property is well-placed for commuting to the
commercial centres of the North West by road,
whilst Crewe and Chester Railway Stations offer
direct line services to London Euston within one
and three-quarter hours and two hours
respectively.


Description
This is a rare opportunity to acquire former
agricultural buildings with consent to convert
into a substantial contemporary property within
an exceptional open countryside location.


The buildings form part of Bath House, a 16th
Century timber-framed farmhouse, which is
listed Grade II*. The farmhouse has more recently been occupied as a dwelling house and it is said that, as the name suggests, it was used to accommodate visitors to the nearby Salt Springs. Consequently, the barns are curtilage listed.


The property benefits from a separate and
private entrance off Dob Lane, providing privacy
from Bath House itself. The property enjoys
open countryside and will benefit from
tremendous south east facing views, with
extensive parking and planning approval for the
construction of a detached brick-built garage.


The accommodation will briefly comprise a
glazed entrance lobby, open-plan family kitchen,
dining room, utility room, WC and 4 en suite
double bedrooms. The property is predominantly laid out over a single level, with a two-storey northern wing.


It should be noted that only a section of the
traditional two-storey brick range is being converted into habitable space, leaving the larger
proportion of the building available as ancillary
accommodation, garaging or storage.


Planning
Planning approval was granted by Cheshire East
Council under Application No: 17/5383N on 7
November 2018 for the conversion and
extension of the existing agricultural building, the
demolition of an existing Dutch barn and the
erection of a double brick-built detached garage.
It should be noted the particulars of development
on the front page of the Decision Notice have
been incorrectly articulated by Cheshire East
Council Planning Department and buyers should
refer to the approved plans, as detailed within the
Decision Notice.


Listed Building consent was granted under
Application No: 17/5384N on 7 November 2018.
Full planning documents are available on the
Cheshire East Council Planning Portal; also available from the selling agent.


Sale boundaries
The land being offered is shown edged red on
the site plan within these sale particulars. The
vendor will be responsible for erecting a new
boundary between Bath House and the proposed
new dwelling along the western boundary, as per
the proposed site plan.


Existing Dutch barn
The vendor is accepting responsibility for the
demolition of the steel-framed Dutch barn;
required to be removed as part of the planning
approval. Further details are available from the
selling agent.


Services
It is understood mains water is available off Dob
Lane. There is an electricity supply with meter
running underground through Bath House grounds. Private drainage will be required. The
purchaser should make their own enquiries as to
the availability of services prior to committing to
a purchase.


Tenure
Freehold with vacant possession upon completion.


Easements, wayleaves and rights of way
The plot is sold subject to all existing easements,
wayleaves and rights of way whether specified or not within these sale particulars.


Viewings
Strictly by appointment through the selling
agents Fisher German LLP. T: 01244 409660;
E: chesteragency@fishergerman.co.uk


Directions
From Tarporley head due south on the
Whitchurch Road, A49, through Bunbury Heath.
On entering the village of Spurstow, turn left
onto Long Lane passing the Yew Tree Public
House on your left and continue along the lane
for approximately 800m, turning right onto
Badcock’s Lane and first left onto Dob Lane. At
the head of the road turn left, where the barns
at Bath House will be seen on your right-hand
side after approximately 100m.

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