Village Farm
0.53 Ha(1.30 Ac)
Guide price £989,000( ₫)

Wilby RoadMears Ashby, Northampton, NN6 0DX

  • Recently sold

Key features

  • Sold in November 2019
  • Lot 1 - Grade II listed farmhouse in need of comprehensive modernisation
  • Lot 1 - Scope for conversion of wash house into an annexe
  • Lot 2 - Extensive range of traditional farm buildings
  • Lot 2 - Consent for conversion in to three separate residential dwellings
  • Lot 2 - Associated gardens and off road parking

A desirable re-development opportunity. Best offers midday 31st July 2019.

About this property

  • A rare and highly sought after opportunity comprising a substantial Grade II Listed farmhouse and an extensive range of traditional farm buildings around a central courtyard with planning permission for conversion to three separate residential dwellings.

    Lot 1 – Village Farmhouse (edged pink on the site plan)

    Lying in a conservation area, the farmhouse is of stone construction under a pitch slate covered roof. The house offers various period features including open fireplaces, simple cornicing, four-panel internal doors, built-in cupboards, exposed timber floor boards and shutters. The cellar has original barrel ceiling and brick bins.

    About 4,677 sq ft gross internal floor area.

    Various traditional outbuildings including attached wash house, pigsty and pair of gardeners' WCs, garaging and stores.

    Ample off road parking.

    The house is in need of comprehensive modernisation, and offers scope for the conversion of the wash house to an annexe or additional accommodation to the main house, working from home or income stream, subject to the relevant consents.

    Gardens are predominantly laid to lawn with hedge and wall boundaries.

    About 0.4 acres

    Lot 2 – Village Farm buildings (edged blue on the site plan)

    Extensive range of traditional farm buildings around a courtyard with detailed planning permission for conversion into three separate residential dwellings. See planning permission reference WP/18/00793/FUL.

    Currently in all about 6,275 sq ft gross internal floor area.

    Predominantly of stone construction with some brick under a pitch slate and corrugated sheet roofs.

    A right of way over a farm track will provide access to these farm buildings.

    There is a byway across 200m of the access track.

    About 0.9 acre.

    There is a restrictive covenant in place not to create more than three dwellings out of Lot 2.

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

You would be really hard pushed to find an original, yet redundant, Victorian farm with consent to redevelop like this. Hen's teeth come to mind.

Nick RudgeProperty agent

Local information

  • The quaint parish of Mears Ashby in Northamptonshire is conveniently located between the large towns of Wellingborough, Northampton and Kettering. The village is built in a most unusual format in that it does not have a main road passing through the centre, but instead has five different routes into and out of the "box-shaped" community.
  • Amenities including the medieval church of All Saints, The Griffin Head public house and a bus service to and from Wellingborough. The village has an active social life, with the village hall, the sports field and its pavilion being fully used. There is also a considerable link with Sywell and other neighbouring villages in leisure activities.
  • There are good local amenities in nearby Earls Barton. A wider range of amenities can be found in Northampton, Wellingborough, Weston Favell, Rushden Lakes and Milton Keynes.
  • Transport links can be found via the A43 and A45 which leads to the M1 and A14. Regular rail services run from Wellingborough to London St Pancras or the North and from Northampton to London Euston or Birmingham.
  • There are private schools within 10 minutes at Spratton and Maidwell (both pre-prep and preparatory) and Northampton High School (Girls), the grammar school at Pitsford. Other schools within reach include Wellingborough, Oundle, Uppingham and Rugby. In addition the local area offers numerous primary and secondary schools.
  • Sporting facilities in the area include fishing and sailing at Pitsford and Hollowell Reservoirs; flying from Sywell Aerodrome.
  • (All distances and times are approximate).

Additional information

  • Directions: From the A45 leave at junction 10 and head north on B573 signposted Earls Barton and Sywell. Head over the A4500 roundabout signposted Mears Ashby. On reaching the outskirts of Mears Ashby take the first right turn on to Wilby Road. Follow the road into the village and the entrance to Village Farm (30 Wilby Road) can be found on the right hand side immediately after The Griffin Head public house.
  • EPC Exempt