Lodge Lane, Purleigh, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 6PP | New homes for sale | Savills
514.96 sq m
Excess of £1,500,000(90,673,757 EGP)

Lodge LanePurleigh, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 6PP

    Key features

    • Planning granted for replacement dwelling of approx 5,100 sq ft
    • About 12.09 acres of land
    • Attractive country lane
    • Potential for equestrian use
    • Major road and rail links within 6 miles

    Building plot for substantial country house set in about 12.09 acres.

    About this property

    • This beautiful plot has land extending to about 12.09 acres with extensive frontage to Lodge Lane. Planning permission was granted under Maldon District Council in 2023 (planning reference 23/00111/FUL) to develop a unique and beautifully situated family home of 474 sq m (5,100 sq ft), approached over a rural country lane to a drive which threads through the plot for some 50m to the proposed dwelling. There is currently a detached house, outbuildings and a large barn which could be modernised in place of building a new house.

      The plans for the house are designed so that the principal bedrooms and reception rooms face south. Designed over two floors the accommodation will provide five bedroom suites, three reception rooms and a fantastic open-plan kitchen and living area.

      The house will sit centrally located within its land, affording lovely views and vistas, and has been designed with renewable energy in mind, using solar source and ground/air source energy pump.

      The plot is privately situated with the house set about 50m back from the lane. The planning also provides for a detached cart lodge and store which will front a courtyard. The drive design spurs left to an existing detached barn with adjoining outbuildings separated by a yard and a former manege. To the south, east and west are large expanses of grassland, previously used as paddocks. Planning details are available from Maldon Council's website or from Savills by request.

      The sellers are proposing an overage provision on the land. Should planning permission be given for additional dwellings in the next 25 years, a payment will need to be made to the sellers or their successors.

      Mains water and electricity. A new private drainage facility will need to be installed.

      Agent's note
      The field to the west is partially segregated by a public footpath.

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    I am always asked if we have any building plots for sale - usually the answer is no, as they are so sought after. This plot has planning permission to replace the existing house and barns, nestled in open countryside on the edge of a village. A great opportunity for someone seeking a self-build or restoration opportunity.

    Stephen WhiteProperty agent

    Local information

    • Maldon: 4.8 miles, South Woodham railway station: 5.8 miles, A12: 6.2 miles, A130: 8.5 miles, Chelmsford City: 9.7 miles. All distances approximate.
    • Purleigh Lodge is located on a leafy country lane between Maldon and South Woodham Ferrers. Purleigh has a very popular pub/eatery - The Purleigh Bell, a village hall, community shop and a primary school. The village is also home to New Hall Vineyards. The nearby village of Cold Norton has a very popular primary school, a golf course, village hall and public house. The neighbouring golf course has function rooms and a state-of-the-art gymnasium.
    • The village sits on the edge of the Dengie Peninsular, which is a largely agricultural area positioned between the Blackwater Estuary and River Crouch. With its vast coastline the area is very popular for sailing and other water sports along with access to miles of open countryside. There is a further choice of schools in the area in both the public and private sector, including Maldon Court Prep School, Heathcote and Elm Green and slightly further afield, New Hall and Felsted. There are also good links to excellent grammar schools in Chelmsford and Colchester.
    • For the commuter stations can be found in North Fambridge and South Woodham Ferrers providing a frequent service to London. Eleven miles to the west lies the city of Chelmsford and its cosmopolitan centre and rail service to London Liverpool Street.

    Additional information

    • Directions: What3words: ///tensions.firewall.settle
    • EPC Rating: E