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Chelmsford Road, High Ongar, Ongar, Essex, CM5

Under Offer £1,350,000
9,628 sq. ft.

Property Description

Commercial information

  • 9,628 sq ft (894 sq m)

Key features

  • Development opportunity
  • Farmhouse for restoration
  • 3 barns for conversion
  • Significant outbuildings
  • Planning granted
  • Gardens and paddock
  • In all about 6.29 acres

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Development opportunity with planning permission. 3 barns for conversion and listed farmhouse for refurbishment. In all 6.29 acres.


Cozens Farm is located between Chipping Ongar and Chelmsford. Chipping Ongar provides a traditional range of shopping facilities, local pubs and restaurants, whilst Chelmsford provides a cosmopolitan city with a fantastic pedestrian shopping area including the new Bond Street development, John Lewis and a great selection of eateries. Chelmsford has a mainline rail service to London's Liverpool Street and for the road commuter Cozens Farm is located just off the A414. A good network of roads connects the M11 (Junction 7) to the west which interconnects at Junction 27 (M25). Rail connections to London can be found at Epping, Shenfield, Ingatestone and Chelmsford, whilst Stansted airport is approximately 30 minutes by car to the north.


An exciting development opportunity to refurbish a Grade II listed timber-framed former farmhouse dating from the 17th century and to convert a group of adjoining former farm buildings, two of which have planning permission for conversion and a third approved prior notification for the change of use of agricultural building to a dwelling house. The development site stands in approximately 1.92 acres and a further area of just over 5 acres provides potential grazing land.

Planning permission was granted under EPF/2955/16 (drawings, plans and other related documents can be found under planning EPF 2951/16) for Grade II listed building application for conversion of curtlilage buildings to two new dwellings. In addition prior notification for proposed change of use of an agricultural building to a dwelling house was granted under EPF/1802/15.
Planning permission was granted under EPF/0406/16 for the refurbishment of a Grade II listed 17th century former farmhouse including single story rear extension, new cart lodge, outbuilding and alterations to include repositioning of stairs, replacement of UPVC windows with slim line double glazed wood framed units, removal of render and replacement with lime render, repairs to the frame and soleplate and other associated and ancillary works.

Other barns within the site may offer further development potential, subject to planning or change of use.
Tenure and Possession
The site is sold freehold with vacant possession.
Method of Sale
The marketing process is be concluded by informal tender. Offers are to be received on or before Thursday 13th July 2017 by 12 noon and should be sent for the attention of Linda Clarke, Savills, 136 New London Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0RG or by email to Please see the accompanying form which must be completed with your offer.

Mains electricity and water. Oil fired heating (existing farmhouse). Private drainage.
Local Authority Parish
High Ongar.
District Council
Epping Forest.

Square Footage: 2,583 sq ft
Acreage: 6.29 Acres


(From M11 Junction 7)
Proceed east on the A414 continuing straight over the Four Wantz roundabout at Chipping Ongar towards Chelmsford. Proceed for 2.2 miles where Cozens Farm is on the left hand side.

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30 January 2018

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