Land For Sale

Crossfields Lodge, Crossfields Lodge, Caldwell, Swadlincote

Offers in Excess of £800,000 Sold

Sold Subject to Contract- A detached bungalow with outbuildings and about 10 acres of land, sitting in a lovely rural position within the National Forest.

  • Entrance hall with fireplace
  • Dual aspect living room with patio doors to the rear
  • Kitchen with breakfast room off, utility room
  • WC, cloaks cupboard
  • 2 bedrooms and a bathroom
  • Adjoining single garage and well maintained gardens
  • Extensive driveway with detached barn/garage
  • Timber stable block and yard
  • About 10 acres of grazing land

After receiving strong interest in Crossfields Lodge best offers are now invited from ptoential purchasers by noon on Friday 25th March 2022. Further details are available from Fisher German.

Crossfields Lodge is situated in a delightful rural position between the villages of Rosliston and Caldwell (also known as Cauldwell) within the National Forest. There is a church in Caldwell, whilst Rosliston provides a local supermarket, a primary school, church, garden centre and a pub. A wider range of facilities and services are available in the brewery town of Burton-upon-Trent, approximately six miles to the north.

Being set in the National Forest provides great opportunities for walking, cycling and horse riding. The Rosliston Forestry Centre provides walking, cycling, fishing, falconry and archery. Barton Marina, The National Memorial Arboretum at Alrewas and Conkers, are nearby.

The area is well served by highly regarded schools including a Church of England primary school in Rosliston and the reputable John Taylor High School in nearby Barton-under- Needwood. Independent schools include Repton Prep and Repton School, Twycross House School and Lichfield Cathedral School.

The property has good access to major conurbations and transport routes including the A38, A50 and M42, linking the area to Derby, Nottingham, Leicester and Birmingham. Rail services are available at Burton-upon-Trent.

Crossfields Lodge, originally a small agricultural worker’s cottage, was converted and extended in the 1980’s to form a large detached, two bedroom bungalow with an adjoining garage. The original character is still visible in the entrance hall and sitting room, which both have exposed ceiling beams. The property is set back from the road and has well-maintained mature gardens and ample parking space. Adjacent to the bungalow is a large detached barn/garage and a timber stable range set around a yard. Adjoining the property is grazing land extending to about 10 acres.

Crossfields Lodge has lovely rural views to both the front and rear towards National Forest woodland.

A covered entrance porch with a glazed front door and glazed panels on either side opens into a broad reception hall with brick fireplace and chimney breast housing an open fire. Doors lead off to all the principal rooms. The sitting room is triple aspect, with a bay window overlooking the gardens at the front and sliding patio doors opening onto the rear patio area. A generous open plan dining room leads on to the kitchen, which has a range of traditional oak units, incorporating an electric double oven, hob and extractor fan. An adjoining utility room with further sink and cupboard space, has a courtesy door through to the attached garage. A rear hall with a door leading outside, has a walk-in cloaks cupboard and WC.

There are two generous bedrooms off the reception hall. The master bedroom has a range of fitted furniture, including wardrobes, dressing table and cupboards. This room is also accessed off a small box room, which in turn leads on to the bathroom.

Crossfields Lodge is very well presented and has scope for modernisation, and perhaps significant remodelling, subject to the necessary consents.

Crossfields Lodge is accessed via a wide driveway off Linton Road, which leads through double gates to the bungalow, having extensive gravelled parking space for several vehicles. The large, formal gardens with lawn, well stocked flower beds and borders, are at the front of the house and a selection of bushes and evergreen trees provide some degree of privacy from the road. There is paving and a gravelled area with some mature shrubs being bordered by hedging. There is a delightful water feature, floral arch and paved patio area. Also at the rear is an enclosed brick built dog kennel and a timber shed.

At the side of the property a further extensive drive area leads to a detached brick built barn/garage, which has timber double doors and a courtesy door at the rear. This building offers the potential for further development if required, and subject to obtaining the necessary consents. A gate at the side of the barn leads through to a yard area and timber stable range (Harlow).

Grazing land extending to about 10 acres adjoins the yard and is currently divided into three enclosures.

The property is to be sold freehold with vacant possession.

The property is to be sold subject to an overage over the area hatched green on the sale plan. The overage provisions will affect this area for a term of 30 years from the date of completion. Subsequent owners will pay the vendors (or their successors) a payment of 30% of the increase in value which is generated by the implementation of any grant of planning permission relating to any residential development, or future commercial and business development, i.e. any planning permission for strict agricultural use and equestrian development would not trigger overage.

In relation to the unhatched area of 0.84 acres shown on the sale plan, the same term and rate of overage will apply as above but the Sellers will allow two residential dwellings only in this area to be exempt from the overage provisions (this for example could be the existing dwelling remaining, perhaps remodelled or extended, and one new additional separate residential dwelling, or it would allow for demolition and replacement of the existing dwelling and construction of a new, second dwelling). For clarification, potential future commercial or business use with any replacement buildings utilising no more than the existing footprint area of the stables and barn, plus the same use over the yard area, will not trigger overage. For example, grant of planning permission to change the use to allow a construction business to utilise the yards and buildings as a base for their business and for the storage of materials would not trigger overage, but development of a new building with a footprint in excess of the sum of the existing barn and stables for the same use would trigger overage. For clarity, the development of residential dwellings being three or more in this unhatched area would trigger overage. These provisions are however subject to negotiation – please contact Fisher German to discuss any queries.

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