Savills | Fox Lane, Elmhurst, Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS13 8HB | Property for sale
8,000 sq ft(743.22 sq m)
Guide price £850,000

Fox LaneElmhurst, Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS13 8HB

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Full planning permission for an 8000 square foot house
  • Set in a walled garden
  • Additional paddock included
  • Fabulous location for commuting
  • Totally unique opportunity

A unique opportunity to build a modern, contemporary country house standing in a one acre walled garden in a stunning location.

About this property

  • The house is accessed via a private drive, where a new access will be created through the towering red brick walls and into a parking area to the front of the house. A modern and contemporary design, the house will provide extensive accommodation to approximately 8,000 ft2 (743m2). This will include accommodation over two floors, partially below ground level, with landscaping to make the most of the topography of the land.
    Under the current approved plans (which could be amended, subject to planning) the house has been designed to provide accommodation suitable for modern living requirements along with the perfect space for entertaining. The ground floor provides the entrance hall, leading into a formal dining area with a spiral stair case to the lower ground floor. There is a large open plan kitchen, breakfast and snug sitting area perfect for modern living and entertaining. Also on the ground floor there are two large bedrooms, both benefitting from en suite bathrooms and dressing rooms.
    The spiral staircase leads down to the lower ground floor with a large open plan leisure area, the utility and plant rooms. There is a study/ library and a further three bedrooms, all of which have en suite bathrooms.

    The new build property stands in a generous sized walled garden of approximately 0.94 acres (0.381 hectares) currently laid to grass, affording the opportunity to personally design and landscape the grounds to your own bespoke taste and style. With the formal gardens surrounding the house, this will be a setting like no other.
    The walled garden stands in approximately 2.18 acres (0.88 hectares) of surrounding paddocks (lot 2 on the adjecent plan) providing a perfect buffer and the opportunity to keep livestock or for equestrian use. Lot 3 is available by separate negotiation extending to 0.173 acres (0.17 hectares).

    The imagery and drawings of the house and surrounding landscaping are artist's impressions with CGI technology and not to scale. They have been supplied by a third party and therefore the accuracy cannot be relied upon, guaranteed or warranted.
    Any prospective purchaser should satisfy themselves by means of inspection, searches, enquiries and full survey. Any measurements, areas or distances quoted are approximate and should not be used for property valuation purposes.

This is such an exciting opportunity for a truly 'grand designs' style development.

Peter DabornProperty agent

Local information

  • Standing handsomely overlooking its own private walled garden, this is a very unique opportunity to build a striking contemporary new build country residence in a beautiful setting. Simple and innovative, the house is bespoke in its design by an architect to reflect the setting, the existing building and requirements for modern living.
  • Located just 3 miles to the north of Lichfield and nestled into the rolling countryside, the property is rural yet not remote. The house is positioned at the end of a private no through road to provide privacy and space, with excellent accessibility.
  • Lichfield is a popular cathedral city, in the county of Staffordshire, located approximately 20 miles to the north of the city of Birmingham. Well positioned with access to the main road network, Lichfield benefits from excellent access to the abundance of business links and a wide selection of supermarkets, independent and high street shops, banks, cafes, restaurants and leisure facilities.
  • The city of Lichfield retains its old importance as an ecclesiastical centre with a wealth of history and industrial and commercial development have been limited. There are over 230 listed buildings in the city to include the three-spired medieval cathedral. There is great opportunity for outdoor recreation with Cannock Chase to the west and the valleys of the River Trent and Tame to the east.
  • Elmhurst Hall was a country house built in 1683 by Sir Micheal Biddulph replacing a smaller house that had been occupied by his predecessors. Changing hands twice, the hall was then demolished in 1797. In 1808 a large part of the estate was bought by John Fenton who built a new hall in an Elizabethan style. The Hall was sold in 1895, and then after an unsuccessful sale by the new owner, was demolished in 1921. The walled garden is a surviving part of the original hall.
  • The building plot is approached from a quiet country lane, along a private drive sweeping around the land with the entrance leading through the tall red brick walls of the walled garden.
  • The property extends to approximately 3.12 acres (1.26 hectares) of land to include the 0.9 acre walled garden and an additional two acres of paddock. There are currently a range of buildings providing the foot print for the new build project. There is an additional 2.1 acres (0.88 hectares) of land available by separate negotiation.

Additional information

  • Rarely does the opportunity arise to build a ‘grand designs' style property, set in the open countryside, with a floor area extending to approximately 8,000 ft2 (743m2).
  • Granted in 2018, this application is part of a wider project to include the conversion of the traditional farm buildings adjoining the walled garden. These have been converted to residential use to an exemplary standard providing a wonderful setting and feeling of community.
  • Ref: 18/00732/COU
  • Full plans can be found on the Lichfield District Council website
  • EPC Exempt