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Barn Owl Barn, Greatford, Stamford

Under Offer £95,000

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A detached stone barn in the heart of an attractive conservation village with full planning consent for conversion
• An attractive, single storey stone barn with planning consent for conversion of approximately 1185 sq ft.
• Situated in the delightful Lincolnshire conservation village of Greatford
• A barn situated about 6 miles from the historic town of Stamford

Barn Owl Barn lies within the penumbra of the beautiful and Grade II listed residence described as "Manor Farmhouse, Greatford". As the description of this heritage quality Farmhouse implies, Barn Owl Barn lies in the village of Greatford, the latter about 6 miles from Stamford and about 12.9 miles from the Cathedral City and transport hub of Peterborough.

Barn Owl barn benefits from full planning consent to create a single storey detached dwelling comprising a kitchen with open plan living space and three bedrooms. There will be a shared drive with designated private parking as well as garaging.


As mentioned, Manor House, Greatford is a splendid Grade II Listed structure and Barn Owl Barn lies in the adjacent farmyard. However, the Barn itself is not Listed. The Manor House and farmyard enjoy separate accesses. Planning Permission has been obtained to convert two other barns present in the Farmyard. Beyond the farmyard lie two Grain Stores that are still in use by the farm tenant. Thus access across the farmyard is shared with the farm tenant, but use tends to be seasonal and mainly involves grain deliveries at harvest and grain collection at intervals during grain selling season.


Greatford is a village and civil parish in the South Kesteven district of Lincolnshire. It is situated approximately 6 miles north-east of Stamford. The village has won the best-kept small village competition three times. Greatford is listed in the Domesday Survey of 1086 (under the names Griteford and Greteford). The name is thought to refer to the gravel (or "grit") ford on the West Glen River, and gives rise to the common local pronunciation of the name as "Gretford."

Greatford Hall originally dates back to Elizabethan times, but is actually a reconstruction following a disastrous fire in 1922. The Hall was once the residence and private asylum for Dr Francis Willis, an accomplished physician who treated illustrious patients (including King George III, who was cured by Willis of his madness). The school and schoolhouse date back to 1761 and were closed in 1788.
The "Hare and Hounds" is first mentioned in 1841, and other old properties include the Old House, Manor Farm, the White House, and Old Hall Cottage. But the oldest property in the village is the barn at Greatford Hall, which probably pre-dates the old hall, and was a barn which served as a collecting centre for wool to be transported by Fenland Rivers to Kings Lynn and thence on to the continent.


Stamford is a bustling, prosperous market town with a wide range of shops, hostelries and attractions. Proclaimed by Sir Walter Scott as "the finest stone town in England", Stamford was declared a conservation area in 1967. It has over 600 listed buildings of mellow limestone in the town centre including five medieval churches.

Stamford has a fascinating history and escaped relatively unscathed despite Oliver Cromwell's siege of Burghley House (one of the most impressive Elizabethan houses in England) and the visit of the fugitive King Charles in May 1643. After the restoration of 1660, the town recovered as improvement to the Great North Road encouraged road trade and the river was made navigable again by a canal.

The consistency and quality of the houses and exceptional streetscapes encouraged the BBC to film 'Middlemarch' in the town and Stamford was also the setting for the 2005 film Pride & Prejudice. The town is regularly a finalist in The Sunday Times "The best places to live in Britain" survey.

There is an excellent range of private and state schools within the local area including Stamford Endowed Schools, Witham on the Hill, Oakham and Uppingham.


From Stamford - please head east on Castle Street towards St John's St. and then continue along the A1175 / Greatford Road. On entering the village of Greatford, please continue down Main Street. Barn Owl Barn is located on the right hand side and approached down a drive to a gravel parking area.

From Peterborough - please continue to the Lincoln Road/A15 and follow this road as it becomes "Stamford Road" and then proceed onto King Street. Please continue along King Street. On entering the village please continue along Main Street. Barn Owl Barn is on the right hand side and is approached down a drive to a gravel parking area.


Viewing is by strict appointment through the selling agents, Fisher German LLP, Tel. no. 01858 410200, and email Mobile numbers of Sales Agents William Green: 07855 128817 and Joy Brankin-Frisby: 07918 677574. Direct dial of Louise Newton: Sales Admin Coordinator: 01858 411207. The property may be viewed on all days of the week because Managing Agents OHL Ltd (Tel: 01832 272264 Mobile: 07802 356171 and email: estate may conduct viewings on the instruction of Fisher German. Please also feel free to text the mobile number of Fisher German employee or OHL employee.

Important Note

The subject property is part of a larger estate. (The Braceborough & Greatford Estate), and as such it is subject to several obligations, details of which should be evaluated by a professionally qualified solicitor or expert in property matters. Both the vendor and the prospective purchaser understand that there remain a number of unresolved issues, including Title issues, parking, access to utilities including oil, water, electricity, telephone, internet and drainage. Any expenses incurred with regard to all fees and charges, including professional fees, including but not limited to solicitors and surveyors charges are incurred at each party's individual risk. In view of the issues outlined above, prospective purchasers may wish to delay incurring costs until they are satisfied that they do wish to proceed.

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