Savills | Bradley Lane, Clipsham, Rutland, LE15 7SF | New homes for sale
445.01 sq m(4,790 sq ft)
Guide price £650,000

Bradley LaneClipsham, Rutland, LE15 7SF

  • Under offer

Key features

  • An exceptional single dwelling building plot in four acres
  • Planning, with conditions, for change of use & the conversion of an existing grain store
  • An architect's design concept for a carbon neutral, or even energy positive, dwelling
  • Edge of village, but with far reaching woodland, parkland and farmland views
  • Oakham (nine miles); Stamford (10 miles); Grantham (15 miles)

An exceptional rural barn conversion development opportunity within four acres of land, with far reaching views, on the edge of a premier Rutland village.

About this property

  • A steel portal framed former grain store, positioned in an extraordinarily beautiful and secluded position on the edge of Clipsham village, is positioned within 3.95 acres, or thereabouts, of grassland, from which there are far reaching views.

    Rutland Country Council have granted prior approval with conditions for the change of use of the grain store and its conversion into a single residential dwelling (ref 2021/0082/PAD, dated January 2021).

    The proposed barn conversion has been designed by the architect to maximise the benefits of this wonderful setting. The plans allow for wide panoramas from large windows to the east and west, and with framed views on the north-south axis through the house.

    This is an opportunity to create a grand design home in a contemporary style, with symmetry and a sense of order, drawn from classical principles, within four acres of land on the edge of one of Rutland's premier villages.

    The architect's design principles include the use of existing steel frame as an exoskeleton, enclosing recessed, largely glazed perimeters to the new house. In this way, the internal layout design is largely unconstrained by the need of a fixed structure. With the partial internal mezzanine structure, combined with the large central roof light, the interior single and double height spaces within the proposed layout will be bathed in natural daylight.

    The proposed dwelling will incorporate four ground floor reception rooms, with generous kitchen, utility and gym areas, coupled with four first floor bedroom suites, all generously proportioned and en suite. The architect's plans (ref. BFC025) demonstrate an overall gross internal area of 4,790 square foot.

    Design and technical studies have been carried out to ensure the sustainable quality of this barn conversion. A focus has been on maximising its thermal performance, energy conservation and energy generation, whilst incorporating low carbon materials, capable of re-cycling: - Examples of the principles discussed in the plans include:
    - Exterior cladding, installed with Rockwool insulation, to achieve U values significantly in excess of current Building Standards;
    - Internal subdivisions utilising lightweight dry lining systems, easily supported on the existing floor slab;
    - Solar metal roofing, with the integration of thin film photovoltaic solar laminates.
    - The solar energy collected, when combined with energy storage, an air source heat pump and nano-grid management system could, it is thought under the architect's design, combine to produce a near zero carbon and potentially energy positive building.

    Outside
    Located at the end of Bradley Lane, the barn is broadly centrally positioned within its 3.95 acres (or thereabouts) of level pasture, with space for the creation of garaging, gardens and paddocks, as the buyer's desires require, all with attractive views.

    The property sits within a landscape of semi-natural deciduous woodlands, grassland and old hedgerows. Its entrance and driveway will lead to the house, past the adjoining mature parkland of Clipsham Hall, to the east, over which there are views. To the north, there is a broad vista over this property's and neighbouring pasture, towards a wooded skyline formed by the Addah Wood. To the west, beyond this property's hedgerow boundary, a public bridleway provides hacking opportunities from your boundary through mixed meadow and arable farmland.

    Interested parties should note that a strip of the land along the eastern boundary which forms part of the access to the property is unregistered title. Indemnity insurance will be provided at the seller's cost. Full details will be made available to interested parties on request. There is also a right of access along a specific part of the driveway in favour of a neighbouring owner for field access, to the east.

    Services: Mains 3-phase electricity and water supplies are on site. Drainage is anticipated to be to a private treatment plant.

    Local Authority: Rutland County Council.

    Planning Consent: 2021/0082/PAD, dated 21st January 2021.

    Viewing: Strictly by appointment with Savills Stamford Office. T: 01780 484696

    Date of Particulars: September 2021

I love the setting of this barn conversion opportunity. Its almost four acres has beautiful views and good access, convenient for the village and the area's excellent wider educational, commuting and leisure opportunities. However, my own mind's eye vision of the design and concept to this potentially carbon neutral, or even energy positive, house also excites me.

James AbbottProperty agent

Local information

  • The attractive conservation village of Clipsham lies in north-east Rutland, close to the county's border with Lincolnshire, almost equidistant between the market towns of Oakham (nine miles) and Stamford (10 miles).
  • Known for its architecture and local limestone Clipsham stone, the village is also home to the well-known and multiple award winning public house restaurant, The Olive Branch Pub.
  • The neighbouring village of Castle Bytham (2 miles) has a community shop and The Bythams Primary School. There is a great choice of prep, private, grammar and state schooling nearby, including Witham Hall Preparatory School (six miles), Oakham and Stamford Schools (nine and ten miles) and Bourne Grammar School (11 miles) just a few options.
  • For leisure, Rutland County Golf Club, one of several golfing options in the area, is six miles from the property, whilst Rutland Water is 10 miles to the south west, offering year round activities.
  • The A1 at Stretton offers access to Grantham (15 miles) and its East Coast Mainline rail services to London Kings Cross.

Additional information

  • EPC Exempt