Development Site For Sale

Manor Farm and Barns - Lot 2, Old Lane, Whatcroft, Northwich, Cheshire

Offers in Excess of £500,000 Sale Agreed

Lot 2 - Traditional barns listed Grade II with planning permission for 6 residential units in a rural location on the edge of a popular village.

  • Planning Permission for conversion of traditional agricultural buildings into 6 dwellings
  • Approximately 735sq.m (7,911sq.ft) of living accommodation.
  • Conversion of two steel portal framed agricultural buildings into car ports.
  • Demolition of all other redundant modern agricultural buildings.
  • Approximately 1.6 acres (0.65ha)

The barns are situated in the sought-after hamlet of Whatcroft approximately 1.5 mile to the east of Davenham forming part of the wider estate and come to the open market for the first time in a considerable period.

The barns are set in tranquil position surrounded by open countryside yet there is an excellent range of local shops locally in Davenham including convenience store, Post Office and garage in addition to the Village Hall, Café and Pubs including The Hayhurst Arms which is within a short walk of the village. A wider range of amenities are available in the nearby town of Northwich. Local recreational facilities include Delamere and Hartford Golf clubs and Davenham village has its own cricket club. In Northwich there are sports club, gyms, football club and racket sports in addition to horse racing at Chester and Bangor-on-Dee with good hacking, various professional riding schools and livery available locally.

Commuting to the commercial centres of the north west and beyond is straightforward with easy access to the M6 and the property is within 4.4 miles of Hartford which has a connecting
train at Crewe train station providing a 1hr35 direct service to London. There are international airports at Manchester & Liverpool respectively.

The Barns provide an exceptional opportunity to convert a traditional range of brick agricultural buildings to 6 dwellings, gardens and associated parking spaces and conversion of two steel portal framed agricultural buildings into car ports with demolition of other redundant modern agricultural buildings.

A development of this nature is a rarity and could potentially meet a strong market on completion due to demand in the locality and the desirable setting. Being Grade II listed, the black and white front with timbers make it an aesthetically attractive building and will offer good sized, spacious accommodation across 6 homes to include 2 affordable units.

Planning Consent
Planning approval was granted by Cheshire West & Chester Council under Application No: 20/00923/FUL and Listed Building consent on 13 October 2020. The development should be commenced before the expiration of three years from the date of the permission. All planning documents and plans, including a Heritage/Archaeological Assessment, Biodiversity Survey/Report and Decision Notice are available on the Cheshire West & Chester Council Planning Portal.

Overage Clause
An Overage Clause will be included within the contract of sale for a period of 25 years post completion, requiring the payment of 50% of the uplift in value of the property arising in the event of residential development outside the immediate curtilage of the barn development incorporating the steel framed buildings and proposed garage block. Further details available from the selling agent.

Local Authority & Council Tax
Chester & Cheshire West Council T: 0300 1238123. W:
Council Tax Band F - £2,728.89 payable 2020/21

The properties are offered freehold.

From Davenham village travel east along Church Street passing the church on your left and continuing over the bridge and up the rise. After a short distance turn right onto Manor Lane at the grass triangle signposted for Whatcroft passing Riverside Organic on the right then after 200 yards turn right into an unmarked road. Continue around the hairpin bend and the property will be seen on the left hand side visible by a Fisher German sale board.

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