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4 bedroom barn conversion for sale

Farm Buildings for conversion, Gorstage, CW8 2SF

Withdrawn from Market £700,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Planning Permission for Four Barn Conversions
  • Rural Position
  • Viewing Recommended

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Tenure: Freehold

INTRODUCTION The Barns at Gorstage Green Farm offer prospective purchasers an exciting opportunity to acquire a range of traditional brick barns with detailed planning permission for conversion into four residential dwellings.

Each of the proposed residential Barn conversions offer substantial accommodation which includes three bedrooms, a garden and parking.

The barns are situated in an attractive rural position between the popular villages of Hartford and Cuddington which provide a range of amenities including a train station (Liverpool-Crewe-London and Manchester to Chester lines) shops and schools.

The barns are approached over a driveway shared by the retained farmhouse. They show numerous original features and would enable an attractive conversion scheme to be implemented..

LOCATION The location is ideal being near Hartford, Cuddington and Weaverham, for families with numerous schools in the local area . The outstanding independent Grange School (Junior and Senior levels) just five minutes away as well as St Bede's Catholic Primary School, Sandiway Primary, Forest Primary and Weaverham University Primary Academy. Access is also ideal with Northwich. MediaCity UK is forty minutes away and the M56 and M6 a short distance away.

Hartford is one of Cheshire's most popular villages, combining rural appeal with first class accessibility and a superb range of amenities. Within walking distance of the house are two railway stations - Cuddington (Manchester to Chester line) and Hartford (Liverpool - Crewe - London). The village has a number of shops, including newsagents, pharmacy, florist, butchers and general convenience store. In addition, there is a very popular café / wine bar that serves food throughout the day. In terms of other facilities, there is the Hartford Hall Hotel, two public houses and two well attended churches. Hartford is renowned for its superb educational facilities catering for all age groups, including the highly reputable popular private Grange School (junior and secondary level), St Nicholas High School, Hartford High School and, two excellent state junior schools. Sir John Deans, St. Nicholas Roman Catholic Six Form and Mid-Cheshire College all offer places of Further Education..

The adjoining village of Crowton also has a highly regarded public house and picturesque church whilst the area as a whole provides a superb base from which to reach an outstanding array of areas and educational establishments in both the private and state sector that cater for children from infant school age through to sixth form level. Acton Bridge is also an ideal base for the business traveller with many commercial centres including Chester, Manchester, Liverpool and Warrington being within comfortable daily travelling distance. Within a short drive there is also good access onto the A49, A51, M6 and M56 whilst Manchester and Liverpool international Airports can be found within 40 minutes drive. For those seeking to enjoy the surrounding countryside, there is a vast array of delightful rural walks close at hand including the Whitegate Way.

The popular villages Hartford, Cuddington and Sandiway provide an excellent range of day to day amenities including train stations (Liverpool-Crewe- London and Manchester to Chester line) shops and schools Public House, row of shops including Newsagents, dry cleaners, bakery, pharmacy and off-licence as well as Define Food and Wine shop. Also a Doctors and Dentist are also within a few minutes' drive. Cuddington railway station runs on the Chester to Manchester line. There is also a highly regarded primary school close by while a Church Hall is only two minutes away.

PLANNING PERMISSION Planning Permission was granted under Application Number 16/03805/FUL dated 6th February 2017 by Cheshire West and Chester Council for "Conversion of traditional farm buildings into four residential units" subject to the compliance of certain conditions.

Purchasers attention is drawn to all conditions as set out in the approved permission. The purchaser is not permitted to form any new openings on the elevation facing the retained yard and farmhouse.


FOOTPATH As part of the planning application a further application was submitted in order to divert public footpath No. 28 Weaverham .Full details are available on Cheshire West and Chester planning website or from Wright Marshall Tarporley office.

This diversion together with approved furniture has been implemented on site and the original route of SP28 Weaverham through the farmyard has been closed.



UNIT 1 - 288 SQ.M GROSS EXTERNAL AREA 3,100 FT2 Proposed accommodation comprising; Entrance Hall, open plan Living Room/Dining Room, Cloakroom, Kitchen, Utility Room, Landing, Master Bedroom, En-suite, Second Bedroom, Third Bedroom and a Family Bathroom. 

UNIT 2 - 236 SQM GROSS EXTERNAL AREA 2,540 FT2 Proposed accommodation comprising; Living Room, Dining Hall, Cloakroom, Kitchen, Utility Room, Landing, Master Bedroom, En-suite, Second Bedroom, Third Bedroom and a Family Bathroom.

UNIT 3 - 278 SQM GROSS EXTERNAL AREA 2,992 FT2 Proposed accommodation comprising; Lobby, Living Room, Dining Room, Cloakroom, Kitchen, Landing, Master Bedroom, En-suite, Second Bedroom, Second En-suite, Third Bedroom and a Family Bathroom. 

UNIT 4 218 SQM GROSS EXTERNAL AREA 2,346 FT2 Proposed accommodation comprising; Lobby, open plan Living Room/Dining Room, Cloakroom, Kitche, Landing, Master Bedroom, En-suite, Second Bedroom, Third Bedroom and a Family Bathroom

TOTAL AREA 1020 SQM (10,978 SQ FT)  

GENERAL REMARKS Extracts of the approved plans have been reproduced within these details for guidance, while further information and a full set of plan can be viewed at Wright Marshall Tarporley office or by visiting the Cheshire West and Chester planning website under Planning Application Number 16/03805/FUL.

All agricultural buildings not included in the Planning Consent will be removed by the vendor.

The vendor reserves the right to build a 2 metre high brick wall in the yard by the house along the line ABC as marked with yellow spray marks on site at any time in the future should they decide to do so. 

VIEWINGS Viewing by appointment with the Agents Tarporley office Tel No. 01829 731300. Enquiries to Olivia Starkey at Tarporley office or Andrew Wallace on 01829 262132 at Beeston office. 

TITLE We understand the title of the buildings to be freehold. 

TENURE Vacant possession available on completion. 

SERVICES Purchasers must make their own investigations with the relevant utility providers.

In order to assist the current position is as follows:-


Mains water runs from a meter located in the verge of the highway/access drive to the farmhouse. This supply will be retained.

The purchaser to install a new metered water connection at their expense and appropriate supply pipe(s) to the development area. The vendor will grant appropriate easement in order for this work to be carried out.


The purchaser to install a new drainage Biodisc treatment package for the barns and provide for a connection by the retained farmhouse.

An easement will be granted through the retained land for its installation and soakaway.


The existing 3 phase supply to the farm will be retained by the Vendor. Purchasers to make their own enquiries with SP Energy about a new supply to the barns. The vendor will assist with providing any wayleaves that may be required.


LOCAL AUTHORITY Cheshire West and Chester  

EASEMENTS, WAYLEAVES AND PUBLIC RIGHTS OF WAY. The farm buildings are sold subject to all existing easements, wayleaves and rights of way whether specified or otherwise.

The public footpath has been diverted under application SD/045/FP28 Weaverham, granted on the 13th January 2017.

The purchaser will have a right of access for the benefit of four residential units over the drive as shown on plan.

The purchaser will be responsible for repair to any damage caused during the construction and thereafter there will be a shared maintenance charge divided equally between the four barn conversions and the retained farmhouse, e.g. 20% each.

The purchaser will have the right to install underground services along the drive subject to confirming the specification with the vendor and reinstatement of land thereafter.


RESERVATION OF FUTURE DEVELOPMENT RIGHTS The vendors reserve the right to claim overage should the brick garage range ever receive planning consent for conversion to a residential unit(s). This provision to operate for 30 years from the date of completion at the rate of 50% of the difference between open market value and current rate value and will be validated on implementation of the consent. 

PURCHASER OBLIGATION The plan shows current outbuildings and concrete yard area on retained land.

The purchaser to be responsible for the removal and reinstatement of this land to agricultural land. as per a planning condition in application 16/03805/FUL. This work to be undertaken prior to any occupation of the development. The purchaser not to take down the oak tree located by the brick garage rant without prior consultation with the vendor.

O.S. SHEET AREAS The sale plan is based upon the modern Ordnance Survey Sheets with the sanction of the Controller of H.M.S.O. The purchaser shall raise no objection or query in respect of any variation between the physical boundary on site and the OS Sheet Plan. 

SALE PARTICULARS The sales particulars have been prepared for the convenience of prospective purchasers, and whilst every care has been taken in their preparation, their accuracy is not guaranteed nor in any circumstances will they give grounds for an action in law. 

TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING ACT The property, notwithstanding any description contained within these Particulars of sale, is sold subject to any Development Plan, Tree Preservation Order, Town Planning Scheme or Agreement, Resolution or Notice, which may or may not come to be in force and also subject to any statutory Provision or bye law, without obligation on the part of the vendor to specify them. 

ROUTE From our office in the centre of Tarporley proceed out of the village in the direction of Chester and at the roundabout take the third exit onto the A49 Warrington. Proceed up through the village of Cotebrook passing the Fox and Barrel pub on the right and Tarporley Garden Centre on the left. At the crossroads continue on the A54. Proceed along until reaching Sandiway crossroads with the Shell petrol station directly facing. Continue straight at the crossroads and continue until reaching a further set of crossroads with the White Barn public house on the right-hand side. At these crossroads go straight on and proceed through the village of Cuddington. Continue along the A49 then take the second right hand turn onto Millington Lane/ Hodge Lane, continue along this road and the property can be found on the left hand side clearly identified by a Wright Marshall 'for sale' board.

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