A unique opportunity to acquire a sensational building plot in an exceptional country setting with planning consent to create a contemporary country house extending to over 4000 feet. Opportunity to acquire up to two and a half acres of additional land. Read more
A unique opportunity to acquire a sensational building plot in an exceptional country setting with planning consent to create a contemporary country house extending to over 4000 feet. Opportunity to acquire up to two and a half acres of additional land.
General - It is rare for a building plot of this quality to come to the market in such a wonderful and unique country location. The plot lies on the edge of Desford and planning consent has been granted to build a sensational contemporary landmark dwelling with an internal gross floor area of approximately 4100 square feet. The building has been designed with considerable flair to fit into this spectacular setting. The design is contemporary with timber, stone and brick elevations and a part sedum roof to blend into the landscape. The rooms are laid out to take full advantage of the outstanding views over the adjacent rolling countryside. Particular attention has been paid to the efficiency of the building and it is anticipated that there will be ground source heating system with underfloor heating and PV units on the roof. There is the opportunity for the purchaser to acquire up to two and a half acres by separate negotiation of land directly adjoining the plot.
Location - The plot is located immediately to the North West of Desford, a vibrant village with a traditional centre including many period houses and cottages. The plot sits at the end of a long driveway, off Newbold Road along which the purchaser will have a shared right of way.
Desford village has a number of facilities including a high school recently rated as excellent by Ofsted, a primary school, surgery, dentist and sports clubs and is on a regular bus route to Leicester. There is excellent access to the motorway network via the M1, M69 and M42.
The Accommodation - There may be potential scope to rearrange the internal accommodation, providing the external elevations are not altered. The accommodation briefly includes a spectacular living kitchen with a sitting and dining area measuring 35'3" x 28'6"(maximum measurements), a more formal sitting room and a family room. There will be five bedrooms including a sensational master bedroom suite with dressing area and en-suite covering 590 square feet, two further bedrooms with en-suites. There will also be a study, boot room and utility room.
Note : Please note the dimensions are scaled from the architects plans.
The Land - The vendor owns land to the North and East of the plot. They are prepared to include up to two and a half acres of paddock land adjoining the plot by separate negotiation. It will be necessary for arrangements to be made to access the vendors retained land.
Planning Permission - Planning permission (application number 17/01137/FUL was granted on 8th January 2018 for the demolition of the former riding school and erection of one new dwelling. It should be noted that the riding school has now been demolished. The application can be viewed in its entirety on the Hinckley Council website or in the Development section at our own website at www.foxcountryproperties.co.uk. It is essential that potential purchasers view the planning permission and associated documents so that they understand the various conditions in the consent which they will be responsible for complying with.
The permission can be viewed by cutting and pasting the following link into an internet browser https://pa.hinckley-bosworth.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?keyVal=OZ06N5II.
Planning Permission Cont. - It should be noted that this was a sensitive application and we strongly recommend that prospective purchasers speak to the architect who secured the planning permission, who can give guidance on whether revised proposals are likely to be acceptable,
It should also be noted that the riding school has now been demolished
Services - We understand that mains water and electricity are available in the village and the prospective purchaser should confirm the location and adequacy of the supplies and will be responsible for arranging the connection. Foul drainage will be to a private system on the site to be installed by the purchaser.
The Drive - It should be noted that the purchaser will have a shared right of way down the drive.
Conditions - 1. The purchaser will be responsible for complying with the provisions of the planning consent. 2. The site is only to be used for the creation of a single dwelling. 3. No commercial use of the site will be allowed. 4. The drive to the site must be kept clear at all times so that access is allowed for neighbours and the vendor to their retained land. 5. Any alterations to the planning consent must be agreed with the vendor, who will not unreasonably withhold their consent. 6. The purchaser will be responsible for erecting and thereafter maintaining a post and four rail fence with sheep netting to a specification to be agreed along the boundary.
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2. Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate. The text, photographs and plans are for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive. It should not be assumed that the property has all necessary planning, building regulation or other consents and Fox Sales and Lettings have not tested any services, equipment or facilities. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise.