6 bedroom commercial property for sale

Little Heath Lane, Potten End, Berkhamsted

Sold STC £1,125,000

Property Description

Key features

  • DEVELOPMENT AND/OR INVESTMENT OPORTUNITY
  • SIX COTTAGES
  • TEA ROOM
  • SHOP
  • PLANT NURSERY
  • APPROX. THREE ACRES
  • VILLAGE LOCATION

Full description

Tenure: Freehold


SUMMARY
An interesting development or investment opportunity, situated high in the Chiltern Hills on the edge of this popular residential village.


DESCRIPTION
A picturesque courtyard of principally single storey original Historic Hertfordshire farm buildings, acquired by the current owners in 1970. Since then, the buildings have been converted as follows.

Initially Plant Nursery, Shop and Tea Room some 45 years ago, and subsequently the six cottages, in the period 1970-1980 (three one bed and three studio apartments)

There are other buildings used as store, workshop, stables and run of dog kennels in paddocks to the rear.

Car parking is provided adjacent to the Plan Nursery and Tea Room

Location 
Situated to the south of the village, approached along the unclassified Little Heath Lane, protected by a mature tree screen which forms part of the Little Heath National Trust Estate.
The centre of the village, with picturesque green is about 1/2 mile, with Parish Church and Primary School. Berkhamsted is 2 miles with access to station for London Euston (30 mins) and junction for A41 bypass connecting to Junction 20 of the M25. M1 at Hemel Hempstead Junction 8 is 6.25 miles. London 28 miles.

Amenities 
Good range of shopping in Berkhamsted, including Waitrose, Tesco and Lidl store under construction. Excellent range of price schools from pre-prep to Berkhamsted Collegiate schools and Ashlyns School.
Wide choice of restaurants and the popular Rex Cinema. Golf at Berkhamsted gold course and Little Hay - Felden.

Town And Country Planning 
The site is washed over by the Green Belt, but not in the ANOB. The buildings are next to the listed Little Heath Farm House - are likely to be considered as 'in the curtilage of listed building'
No enquiries have been made with The Local Planning Authority, Dacorum Borough Council, by the Agents, as to the potential for further residential or commercial uses.

The Properties 
COTTAGES
Stockmans Cottage - Let on AST
Sheperd Cottage - Let on AST
Stable Cottage - Let on AST
Squirrel Cottage - Vacant, being refurbished
Carys Cottage - Let on AST
Cowshed - Let on AST

COMMERCIAL
Tea Room & Upper Shop (previously Sanuk) and lower shop (Deja vu)
Both let to a single tenant.

The Nursery
Run as a partnership by John Spokes and the Vendors.

The Bothy
Used by the Nursery for Temporary store - no passing rent.

Workshop
Workshop and stores over and adjacent storage- retained for general maintenance of Little Heath Farm.

WE ARE ADVISED THAT THE CURRENT ACHIEVABLE GROSS INCOME IS IN EXCESS OF £65,000 PER ANNUM.

The Land 
Paddock with stables - had been let, currently vacant. Adjacent kennels, former vegetable garden.

Site Plan 
Registered Title Plan - HD 478887 (excluding separate strip)

Possession 
This will depend on a purchasers intended future use of the property and is a matter for discussion when agreeing a sale.

Should vacant possession of the whole be required, then the Vendor will use his reasonable endeavours to achieve same.

Full details of current tenants, passing rent and service charges can be made available. This has been prepared by the Vendor as at 21.9.2016.

Services 
Main Electricity
Original electric wiring to building about 1989 and 1991.More recent improvements carried out 2012.
Note: Electricity meter located on adjacent Little Heath Farmhouse. This is a three phase supply which feeds buildings on Little Heath Farm with check meters.

Water
Mains supply to Tea Room and Cottages. Meter in verge to Little Heath Lane. Private supply from over 300 feet deep bore hole located by the paddock, serving principally the Nursery and Paddocks.
Note: Not tested for human consumption.
Each tenant pays water infrastructure charge of £15pcm

Drainage
To a private brodigester drainage system located on amenity land above the paddock. This has a 36 person capacity.

Business Rates 
Shop and Premises
Note first rated 1st April 2010 - rateable value £3,000 for approx. 1177sq.ft (109.90m2)

Domestic Rates
Cottages band A

Easements and Rights of Way
No public Rights of Way across the property
Access to Little Heath Farm (and Farm House) is across Little Heath National Trust between the Lane and the Boundary.

Method Of Sale 
The intention is to sell the Freehold interest as a whole.
(The Vendors may consider offers for the property in Lots)

Auction Of Plant Stock 
The vendors reserve the right to hold a public auction to take place on the premises prior to completion.

Viewings 
Externally at any reasonable time during hours of 10am - 5pm
Please respect the privacy of residents homes.

Note: The tea Room serves tea, cakes and light lunches

For full viewings we may be able to arrange an open day (see www.brownandmerry.co.uk for details) or call Brown & Merry on 01442 870444 for an internal viewing.

Agents Caveats 
Brown & Merry for itself and the Owners of the property give notice that the particulars are a general outline only for the guidance of intending purchasers and do not constitute an offer of contract.
All descriptions and any other details given without responsibility and any intending purchasers should not rely on them as statements or representations of fact but must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the correctness of them. Any measurements, areas or distances referred to herein are approximate only.

No employee of Brown & Merry has any authority to make or give any representations or warranty whatever in relation to this property. No responsibility can be accepted for the expenses incurred by any intending purchaser in this matter. Some plans included are not to scale and are based upon the Ordnance Survey Map with the sanction of the Controller of HM Stationery Office for reference purposes only and are not to be relied upon in any contract. Unless specifically mentioned only chattels affixed to the properties are included in the sale.

Information where provided by third parties has not been verified by Agents, Brown & Merry. These include the Vendor David Mansfield-Thomas, valuation office, Dacorum Borough Council, ordnance survey and land registry.

Photographs taken: September 2016
Particulars prepared: September 2016


DIRECTIONS
See location plan - post code HP4 2RY



1. MONEY LAUNDERING REGULATIONS: Intending purchasers will be asked to produce identification documentation at a later stage and we would ask for your co-operation in order that there will be no delay in agreeing the sale.
2. General: While we endeavour to make our sales particulars fair, accurate and reliable, they are only a general guide to the property and, accordingly, if there is any point which is of particular importance to you, please contact the office and we will be pleased to check the position for you, especially if you are contemplating travelling some distance to view the property.
3. Measurements: These approximate room sizes are only intended as general guidance. You must verify the dimensions carefully before ordering carpets or any built-in furniture.
4. Services: Please note we have not tested the services or any of the equipment or appliances in this property, accordingly we strongly advise prospective buyers to commission their own survey or service reports before finalising their offer to purchase.
5. THESE PARTICULARS ARE ISSUED IN GOOD FAITH BUT DO NOT CONSTITUTE REPRESENTATIONS OF FACT OR FORM PART OF ANY OFFER OR CONTRACT. THE MATTERS REFERRED TO IN THESE PARTICULARS SHOULD BE INDEPENDENTLY VERIFIED BY PROSPECTIVE BUYERS OR TENANTS. NEITHER SEQUENCE (UK) LIMITED NOR ANY OF ITS EMPLOYEES OR AGENTS HAS ANY AUTHORITY TO MAKE OR GIVE ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY WHATEVER IN RELATION TO THIS PROPERTY.

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Nearest stations

  • Berkhamsted (1.6 mi)
  • Hemel Hempstead (2.2 mi)
  • Apsley (3.5 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Brown & Merry, Berkhamsted

124 High Street, Berkhamsted, HP4 3AT

01442 738002 Local call rate

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To view this property or request more details, contact:

Brown & Merry, Berkhamsted

124 High Street, Berkhamsted, HP4 3AT

01442 738002 Local call rate

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Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package.

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Nearest stations

  • Berkhamsted (1.6 mi)
  • Hemel Hempstead (2.2 mi)
  • Apsley (3.5 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Brown & Merry, Berkhamsted

124 High Street, Berkhamsted, HP4 3AT

01442 738002 Local call rate

How much will it cost me to call the number displayed on the site?

Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package.

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