House and barns in about 14.96 acres.
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.
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
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.
Located deep in the plot is a detached block with four stables, now in need of restoration or replacement.
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.
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.
Should planning be granted for additional residential properties, an overage payment is proposed. Details upon request.
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.
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