House For Sale

Birkins Croft Smallholding, 1, Sutton Lane, Foston, Derby

Guide price £550,000 Sold

A three bedroom cottage with outbuildings, woodland and land, with planning permission for various uses to provide a diversified income stream including an established glamping site.

  • 3 bedroom house with open plan kitchen
  • Living area and separate sitting room
  • Generous formal gardens & separate vegetable garden
  • Timber shed and car port
  • Large timber framed workshop with adjoining barn
  • A static caravan, with use ancillary to the cottage
  • Circa .0.70 acres of woodland with planning for glamping pods
  • About 3.18 acres of grazing land with dilapidated stable building and planning consent for various uses
  • About 4.78 acres in all
  • Best offers to be recieved by 12 noon on Thursday 21 October 2021.

1 Sutton Lane sits in a rural position with views over adjoining farmland. The location is ideal for commuting across a broad area via the road network, being very well placed for easy access to the A38 and A50 trunk roads, linking to the M1 and M6 motorways, Derby, Uttoxeter and Stoke. Rail stations are at Tutbury and Hatton, Derby, Uttoxeter and Burton upon Trent. East Midlands Airport is also within easy reach.

There is a range of comprehensive and public schools available, to include Sudbury and Heath Fields Primary, Repton Prep, Repton and Denstone. A wide range of services and facilities can be found in Uttoxeter, Burton on Trent and Derby, whilst the charming market town of Ashbourne lies only approximately 14 miles to the north. From Ashbourne there is easy access into the Peak District National Park which offers a broad array of leisure pursuits including walking, climbing, horse riding, cycling, fishing and sailing, all set within wonderful landscape. Other places of interest in the area include Sudbury Hall, Calke Abbey and Alton Towers.

Birkins Croft is an appealing smallholding which offers a lot of flexibility and potential. The property comprises a three bedroom semi-detached cottage with delightful gardens, including a large vegetable garden and an additional lawned area of about 0.62 acres. There are a number of useful timber outbuildings and a delightful area of woodland from where the vendors currently run a camping/glamping business. Along with about 3.18 acres of grazing land, the property sits in about 4.78 acres in total.

The property offers great potential, whether you are just looking for a property with land for your own use and enjoyment or looking to run a commercial venture. Its central location, having good access from major conurbations, would mean there is likely to be a healthy market for the leisure and holiday activities which the property could potentially offer.

The cottage is charming and comprises an open plan L-shaped breakfast kitchen/dining room and a sitting room/snug on the ground floor. The kitchen has a pine clad ceiling and wooden floor and is equipped with a range of traditional units incorporating a dishwasher and an electric Leisure Cuisinemaster cooker range. Off the kitchen is a useful walk-in pantry with shelving and a former WC which has plumbing for a washing machine. A stable door leads out to the charming cottage gardens. The kitchen continues through to the living room which has a brick open fireplace with attractive carved wood surround and a sash window to the front. Also at the front of the house is a snug with a wooden sliding door, wood flooring and a fireplace with cast iron surround. It is believed that all the cast iron fireplaces are original.

From the entrance hall stairs rise to the first floor where there are three generous bedrooms, all having built-in cupboards and two having fireplaces. A family bathroom completes the internal accommodation.

The cottage has delightful gardens to the front and rear, with a hedge bordering onto Sutton Lane and a pedestrian gate at the side. A central pathway runs down the length of the rear garden to a large timber shed/garaging with adjoining carport and an extensive enclosed car parking area. A pathway leads through to a large separate vegetable garden.

To the north-west of the cottage is an extensive timber framed workshop measuring 49’6” x 14’9”, which has power, along with an adjoining barn/wood store.

A one bedroom static caravan sits adjacent to the parking area and has a lawful development certificate for use ancillary to the cottage. For further details please see Fisher German’s data room.

Accessed from the parking area lies an additional area of garden land extending to about 0.62 acres, which is bordered by trees and hedging to two sides and woodland to the north.

The woodland, known as The Trees at Birkins Croft, hatched green on the site plan, extends to about 0.68 acres and has planning consent for a glamping site and the installation of glamping pods. For further information see below.

To the north of the property is an agricultural field of about 3.18 acres, which has a dilapidated timber stable building with full planning permission allowing the erection of a replacement unit. There is potential for Class Q development (subject to obtaining the necessary consents). At the far north of this area planning is in place for a touring caravan park with pitches for ten caravans and associated buildings, shown hatched orange on the site plan.

The Trees at Birkins Croft
The vendors currently run a successful holiday business within the woodland, which offers an excellent stepping for expansion of the business via the approved caravan site. There is a large octagonal timber cabin with central skylight and a wood burning stove. A shepherd’s hut provides further accommodation for three people and a separate shower room and WC. An open-fronted kitchen hut provides kitchen and cooking facilities and includes a fridge, gas cooker and barbecue. The site in total extends to about 0.68 acres and provides a wonderful setting.

Planning documents can be viewed using the following link:
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