House For Sale

Firwood Farm, Wrexham Road, Pulford, Chester, Cheshire

Offers Over £575,000


SALE BY INFORMAL TENDER A modern property within large gardens with extensive outbuildings formerly having consent for conversion into three residential dwellings, within 2.46 acres.

  • FOR SALE BY INFORMAL TENDER 12 NOON WEDNESDAY 14TH OCTOBER 2020
  • Reception hall, 2 reception rooms, breakfast kitchen and utility room
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bath/shower rooms
  • Approximately 107 sq m (1,147 sq ft) of accommodation
  • 11 substantial outbuildings, mainly timber-framed
  • Buildings extend to approximately 1,344 sq m (14,462 sq ft)
  • Lapsed consent for 3 residential dwellings, 1 March 2019
  • Potential development site, subject to planning approval
  • Located in an idyllic semi-rural setting, set within about 2.46 acres



Situation
Firwood Farm is located in an idyllic and private setting on the fringe of the sought-after village of Pulford, to the south of Chester city centre. The property enjoys wonderful east facing views across adjoining open countryside.


The nearby village of Rossett offers a good range of local amenities, with several restaurants and public houses to choose from whilst Chester provides a comprehensive offering. The Grosvenor Pulford Hotel and Spa and the Llyndir Hotel and Spa are within a short drive. On the recreational front there is a variety of local facilities including Wrexham Golf Club, horse racing at Chester and Bangor-on-Dee, water sports on the River Dee and some excellent local walks.


Good state primary and secondary schools are available in Rossett whilst highly regarded independent schooling is available at King’s and Queen’s Schools in Chester.


The Property
This is a rare opportunity to purchase an attractive four-bedroom detached residential dwelling along with 11 outbuildings set in a beautiful private and convenient setting. The property is currently used as a private residence and the outbuildings have formerly been used as chicken sheds but more recently for commercial activities and general storage. Seven of the outbuildings are classed as agricultural, two classed as domestic and a further two as industrial units, the latter used as a landscape garden store and a joiner’s workshop. The buildings on the site, excluding the residential dwelling, have a total footprint in the region of 1,344 sq m (14,462 sq ft).


The Accommodation
A canopy porch gives way to the front door in turn opening into a central reception hall with staircase leading to the first floor. To the front of the property is the kitchen, recently refitted with a range of quality shaker style cabinets including a “Stoves” range cooker with extractor hood and space for a dishwasher. Off the kitchen is a utility room with base cabinets and plumbing for laundry appliances. Off the utility is a luxurious conveniently situated shower room with walk-in shower with thermostatic drench head, vanity sink unit, WC and a chrome heated towel radiator.


Across the hallway is a spacious living room with dual aspects featuring a wood-burning stove on a slate hearth. An archway leads to a well-proportioned dining room having views to the rear woodland and patio doors to the side elevation.


To the first floor are four double bedrooms and a fourth single room, all enjoying superb open views. A luxurious family bathroom is fitted with a claw foot bath with shower head, pedestal wash hand basin and WC.


Planning
There is extensive planning history relating to this property which is all available on the CWAC planning portal. The most recent approved application was reference 16/00007/PDQ dated 1 March 2016 for the permitted development of three of the former agricultural buildings (pig sties) to three dwelling houses. The current vendor had commissioned Cassidy & Ashton Architects and Town Planners to submit a pre-application for the construction of five detached new builds following the demolition of all the 11 current outbuildings. This application has been put on hold due to personal circumstances. Buyers should make their own enquiries into any planning potential the property may or may not possess.


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 40% of the uplift in value of the property arising in the event of any additional residential dwellings. The trigger point will be at implementation of any such planning approval, whether it be permitted development or full planning approval or on the disposal of the property prior to implementation. Further details available from the selling agent.

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