Rufford Road, Edwinstowe, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG21 9HY | Property for sale | Savills
Asking price £1,100,000(€1,298,558)

Rufford RoadEdwinstowe, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG21 9HY

    Key features

    • Development site measuring just under an acre
    • Planning approved for up to 4 new dwellings
    • Desirable residential location close to Sherwood Forest
    • Outline Planning with all matters reserved
    • Potential mix of modern and traditional homes
    • Existing dwelling to be retained in part

    The Lidgett House development plot presents a rare and exciting opportunity for a developer to undertake a bespoke development in a delightful position, occupying a plot just under one acre.

    About this property

    • The Lidgett House development plot presents a rare and exciting opportunity for a developer to undertake a bespoke development in a delightful position, occupying a plot of just under one acre. Outline planning permission has been granted for proposed residential development of up to four new dwellings (in addition to the existing dwelling) with all matters except access reserved.

      The original Lidgett House dwelling will remain in place and requires a scheme of refurbishment / modernisation, whilst the two storey extension to the north aspect will be demolished to make way for a new access road serving the four new dwellings.

      The existing access to the north of the plot will be closed, with a new native hedgerow completing the roadside boundary – and with the existing driveway surface being carefully deconstructed and returned to grass. The most southern access will remain in place, providing entry solely to Lidgett House and the proposed new adjoining double garage.

      Plot 1 is anticipated to be a one-and-a-half storey dwelling (providing a transition from the two storey Lidgett House to the adjacent single storey dwelling to the north), fronting Rufford Road.

      Plots 2 and 3 propose to creatively use part of the walled garden as an integral feature for both designs – adopting similar principles to those within traditional walled and kitchen gardens. More particularly, it is envisaged that Plot 2 will be a single-storey dwelling with predominantly glazed elevations, offering a glasshouse design which will abut the garden wall along its length. Not only will this provide an interesting design but also usefully keeps development away from the boundary of the site on what would otherwise be a relatively narrow plot.

      It is expected Plot 3 will take the form of a two-storey gardener's cottage – again abutting the wall, as was commonly the case. Other than being an attractive feature in its own right, this provides for an efficient use of available land – and leaves ample room for a fourth plot.

      Plot 4 is to be positioned to the rear of the site and is extremely discreet in its position as a consequence of this and the mature trees (several of which are subject of a longstanding Tree Preservation Order). Plot 4 is depicted on the illustrative site layout plan (and on the visuals) as a contemporary dwelling, with extensive glazing to maximise natural daylight and take in its verdant setting.

      As a consequence of the above design principles, the resultant layout is one that retains all significant trees, represents an efficient yet appropriate housing mix and density that responds to the unique characteristics of the site.

      The outline planning application is indicative, to demonstrate that the development proposed can be satisfactorily accommodated within the site and to better convey the type and form of development envisaged.
      Outlined planning permission (reference 22/02417/OUT) was granted in March 2023 by Newark and Sherwood District Council for; Outline application for proposed residential development of up to four dwellings with all matters except access reserved. Part demolition of existing dwelling and outline permission with all matters except access reserved for the erection of detached garage to serve existing dwelling. Details of the applications can be obtained from Newark and Sherwood District Council planning portal at or from Savills upon request.

    A rare opportunity for a developer to acquire a lovely, level site of just under an acre in a desirable residential location.

    Luke BillsonProperty agent

    Local information

    • The thriving historic village of Edwinstowe has a population of circa 5,000 people and is set in the heart of Sherwood Forest, world famous Robin Hood country. There is a period High Street offering an interesting cross section of independent shops, restaurants and village inns as well as a Visitor's Centre for the Forest. There is both state schooling and independent schooling options, including Wellow House and Worksop College, and preparatory school serving infant, junior and senior pupils in the area. The village offers a convenient and strategic location with swift direct links to the A1/M1 motorway national road network, Robin Hood Airport and the surrounding regional population centres which serve the commuting worker seeking a rural lifestyle.

    Additional information

    • Newark and Sherwood district council, tax band G (current house)