Chignal Road, Chelmsford, CM1 2JB | Property for sale | Savills
8,169 sq ft(758.92 sq m)
Excess of £1,250,000

Chignal RoadChelmsford, CM1 2JB

  • Under offer

Key features

  • For sale by informal tender
  • substantial Grade II listed building with Use Class E(f)
  • set in an established walled plot
  • main house approx. 7,160 sq ft
  • detached coach house approx. 1,009 sq ft
  • planning permission and listed building consent for change of use to residential

Substantial Grade II Listed former house and coach house, in over an acre.

About this property

  • In 2019/2020 the current owners secured planning permission and listed building consent for and to facilitate change of use from children's day centre (D1) to 3 dwellings (C3) and construction of additional 4 dwellings, including garage, parking spaces and all associated works (Ref. 20/00396/FUL and 19/00213/LBC). However, Writtle Wick is not only an interesting prospect from the point of view of residential redevelopment but also, given that the local authority have confirmed its current status (as of September 2020) as E(f) Creche, day nursery or day centre, represents a commercial opportunity too. The property may be suitable for alternative uses outside of Use Class E(f) (subject to planning consent).

    Access is via a shared tarmac driveway which connects to Chignal Road. There is a tarmac car park located to the rear of the main building which can accommodate several vehicles.

    No further planning enquiries have been made as to the future potential of the property and buyers are asked to make their own enquiries as Writtle Wick is being sold by informal tender on a sold-as-seen basis. Interested parties wishing to make an offer are asked to complete the form attached to this brochure or by requesting it from the Savills Chelmsford office.

    Mains gas, electricity, water and drainage.

    Agent's Note
    We understand that the site is subject to a blanket Tree Preservation Order under reference TPO/2013/011. Interested parties are advised to make their own enquiries with Chelmsford City Council.

    Informal Tender
    Those wishing to make an offer for Writtle Wick should complete the form set out below and email it to with the subject heading ‘Writtle Wick' or send in to Savills, Parkview House, Victoria Road South, Chelmsford, CM1 1BT to arrive not later than 12 noon on Friday 29th July 2022 (unless previously sold). Please mark your envelope Writtle Wick Informal Tender so it is not opened prior to the appointed time. Please put your name on the back of the envelope if sending by post so that you can check by telephone that it has arrived. The owners do not commit themselves to accepting the highest, or any offers. All offers will be treated in the strictest confidence.

    Strictly by appointment with Savills.

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

Writtle Wick is such an exciting opportunity for the right buyer. You don't often find a house and outbuildings with this sort of potential set in an established plot so close to a city centre. There are so many possibilities.

Phaedra HowardProperty agent

Local information

  • Chelmsford station: 2 miles (Liverpool Street from 34 minutes); A12 (Junction 15): 5 miles; M25 (Junction 28): 14.5 miles; Stansted Airport: 17 miles; Central London: 42 miles. All distances approximate.
  • For sale by informal tender Writtle Wick sits on Chignal Road, approx. 1.5 miles walking distance from Chelmsford station. Chelmsford, awarded city status in 2012, offers a wide variety of facilities: a bustling shopping centre, excellent private and state schools and superb transport links, including a station on the main line into London Liverpool Street and access onto the A12. The property is also within easy reach of three renowned state schools: St. John Payne School, Chelmsford County High School for Girls and the King Edward VI Grammar School for Boys and is only approx. 4 miles from New Hall, which is a private co-educational school and one of the finest Catholic schools in the UK.
  • Listed as being of Architectural or Historical Interest Grade II, a quote from the listing states “C17, once a farmhouse. Contains a C17 fire surround of carved oak with caryatides, egg and tongue and "Romayne" panelling, all restored. The plan is now complex but incorporates a heavy timber framed house of C16/C17 5 bays long. Much good quality Neo-Jacobean internal detail.” The property was formally used as a family centre and classified within Use Class D1. Other D1 uses included medical and health services, creches, day nurseries and non-residential education and training centres.

Additional information

  • Directions: Proceed west out of Chelmsford on the A1060 Roxwell Road for approximately 0.8 miles. At the traffic lights turn right onto Chignal Road and continue along the road for approximately 0.4 of a mile. The house can be found on the right-hand side before the zebra crossing. Postcode: CM1 2JB
  • EPC Exempt