High Road, Hockley, Essex, SS5 4SZ | Property for sale | Savills
14.96 Ac(6.05 Ha)
Guide price £1,500,000(€1,710,317)

High RoadHockley, Essex, SS5 4SZ

  • Sale Agreed
  • Freehold

Key features

  • House and barns in 14.96 acres
  • over 10,000sqft outbuildings
  • Private drive measuring approximately 150m
  • Available for first time in 50 years
  • Approximately 1.3 miles from rail station
  • Site adjoins Hockley Woods
  • No ongoing chain

House and barns in about 14.96 acres.

About this property

  • Situated in Hockley's premier road, Northlands is one of the last small estates remaining and is available for the first time since the mid 1970s. Discreetly situated at the end of an 150m private drive, the land and private woodland extends to about 14.96 acres.

    House
    Built in the 1960s of brick under a tiled roof and now in need of restoration or replacement (subject to planning ) the house provides approximately 2,050 sq ft of accommodation plus a large, unretained, first floor balcony. The house has been designed so that the principal reception rooms and bedrooms overlook the grounds and woodland beyond

    Mobile Home
    Adjacent to the house is a serviced three bedroom mobile home. This has been used as additional accommodation by family members over the last few years. This could serve as a temporary home during restoration or development of the main house.

    Former chicken shed
    A substantial single-storey building extending to approximately 6,500 sq ft, 180 ft in length, facing south, over the grounds.

    Stables
    Located deep in the plot is a detached block with four stables, now in need of restoration or replacement.

    Brick barns
    Two substantial barns located at the entrance to the house, one open-fronted, the other with single and double-height buildings. These represent a potential development opportunity, subject to planning.

    Gardens, grounds and woodland
    A farm gate opens into the site from the High Road into a yard with two brick former farm buildings. The drive passes between the building for 150m to the house and mobile home. The drive passes the former chicken shed on the right, which can be separately accessed from a spur drive. The gardens and grounds extend to about 6 acres and include former paddocks, a stable block, small ponds and a scattering of both deciduous and evergreen trees. The remainder of the land is designated as ancient woodland, is dissected by a stream and includes ponds, and extends to about 8.96 acres. This private block immediately adjoins Hockley woods.

    In all about 14.96 acres.

    Services
    Mains water, electricity and gas. The private drainage will need to be replaced with a compliant treatment system by the purchaser.

    Shared rights of access.
    An adjoining neighbour has a right of access along the western boundary, from the highway to a garage in their garden.

    Overage
    Should planning be granted for additional residential properties, an overage payment is proposed. Details upon request.

    Viewing
    The site is undulating, contains ponds, overgrowth, a stream and former farm buildings in various states of repair. Please bring suitable clothing and footwear. We would advise not bringing young children to the site.

    Local authority
    Rochford District Council. Council tax band = G

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

A hidden gem and one of the last remaining undeveloped properties in Hockley's premier road with about 15 acres.

Stephen WhiteProperty agent

Local information

  • Hockley railway station: 1.3 miles, Rayleigh: 1.7 miles (rail service to London), A127: 4.3 miles, Southend Airport: 4.7 miles.
  • Hockley is a large, well served town in the south Essex peninsular between Chelmsford and Southend-on-Sea. Hockley town caters for a useful range of everyday amenities whilst Rayleigh, Westcliff and Southend cater for a broader range of commercial, entertainment, shopping and educational facilities. Of particular note are the grammar schools for boys and girls in both Westcliff and Southend.
  • Hockley Railway Station provides a regular service into London Liverpool Street with an approximate journey time of 45 minutes. Junction 29 of the M25 is about 16 miles away, opening on to an extensive motorway network of south-east England. The expanding Southend Airport caters for domestic flights and international destinations.
  • Hockley is well served for open countryside and more particularly has a coastal landscape with the River Crouch and River Roach within easy distance catering for numerous pastimes including walking, sailing and bird watching.The grounds and private woodland to the house immediately adjoin the 280 acre ancient Hockley Wood, now a nature reserve and protected as a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

Additional information

  • Services: Mains water, electricity and gas. The private drainage will need to be replaced with a compliant treatment system by the purchaser.
  • Shared rights of access: An adjoining neighbour has a right of access along the western boundary, from the highway to a garage in their garden.
  • Overage: Should planning be granted for additional residential properties, an overage payment is proposed. Details upon request.
  • Viewing: The site is undulating, contains ponds, overgrowth, a stream and former farm buildings in various states of repair. Please bring suitable clothing and footwear. We would advise not bringing young children to the site.
  • Local authority: Rochford District Council.
  • Directions: From Rayleigh Weir A127 junction, proceed on the A129 towards Rayleigh. Go through the high street towards Hockley on the B1013. The house will be found on the right, soon after Bullwood Hall Lane on the right. Postcode: SS5 4TA What3words location use: belief.constants.beats
  • EPC Rating: E