Clements End Road, Gaddesden Row, Hertfordshire, HP2 6HX
An exciting opportunity to own 6.56 acres complete with a range of large agricultural buildings and areas of hardstanding. The agricultural buildings total an impressive 5,815 m2. offering various potential development opportunities (STPP).
To that end, there are many examples of agricultural buildings successfully gaining permission to convert into residential dwellings in the local area. Notably a smaller site with four farm buildings – 240m opposite the site on Clements End Road – was granted planning permission to build 3 new houses, a studio annexe and stables.
The site is pleasantly situated between the sought-after areas of Gaddesden Row & Studham, the latter of which has recently been named one of the 40 best villages in the country by the Telegraph. The area is surrounded by beautiful countryside with miles of wonderful walks and the Chilterns Cycleway nearby. Yet it’s close enough to motorway links and larger towns such as Berkhamsted & Harpenden, with their fast rail services into London, to provide the perfect rural idyll.
Standing in 6.56 acres the site includes the following agricultural buildings:
|Ref.||Type||Size (sq.m.)||Size (sq.ft.)|
|6||Pole & Open Barn||720||7,748|
All sizes are approximate.
The site benefits from a three phase electricity supply and a metered mains water supply.
There are numerous examples on the local borough council's website of agricultural buildings and stables successfully gaining permission to convert into residential dwellings.
Notably, there are four applications within 1½ miles of the site that have all been granted permission to convert agricultural buildings into residential dwellings:
4/02503/14/FUL | Conversion of 4 farm buildings to provide 3 new dwellings, studio annexe, plus construction of stables off Clements End Road.
4/03193/17/FUL | Demolition of barn and other outbuildings. Construction of two semi-detached and two detached dwellings.
20/01767/FUL | Proposed change of use of the existing agricultural building to create 2 self-contained residential dwellings.
20/02076/FUL | Change of use of existing agricultural building to create a self-contained residential dwelling.
All of these sites are within the Chiltern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty as is the approved application 4/01327/19/FUL for the construction of 3 x two bedroom dwellings less than ¼ mile from the site.
Another example of planning approved for residential development within the AONB is the redevelopment of a former nursery site to create three new contemporary dwellings (Ref. CB/15/02051/FULL) just over a mile to the north in Studham. This development has now been completed and the properties were on the market for £1,950,000 each.
The site is situated within the Chiltern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Any development would be subject to the appropriate planning permission.
The property is subject to an Overage based on 25% of any uplift in value following the grant of planning permission for development other than that which is for agricultural or equestrian purposes. The Overage period is 33 years from the date of completion.
Please note that this site was previously marketed with a “no commercial use” clause. This has now been removed by the seller.
The site enjoys good road frontage onto Clements End Road, from where the site benefits from two separate gated entrance points. Access to the barns from here is via an excellent, newly installed track.
There is an easement to allow other landowners to cross the land. Contact us for further details.
The land is offered for sale by private treaty. The freehold is available with vacant possession upon completion.
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The site is available freehold. The site plan is indicative and Vantage Land may be able to amend the plan to offer you the acreage you require. Please call 01727 701330 if you have an alternative budget or size requirement.
|Size||Agricultural Buildings||Guide Price|
|6.56 acres||Approx. 5,815 m2 of agricultural buildings||£2,500,000|
Clements End Road, Gaddesden Row, Hertfordshire, HP2 6HX
Dacorum Borough Council
The land is situated within an affluent area. House prices in the area are 124% above the national average (Zoopla). These premium house prices reflect the desirability of the area as a place to live and own property.
The site is located between the ever popular villages of Gaddesden Row and Studham. They provide a small variety of gastropubs to enjoy as well as two local primary schools, notably of which is the Studham CofE School that is rated Outstanding by Ofsted. Not only that, but the renowned and prestigious Beechwood Park School lies just ½ mile from the site.
What's more, Studham has been named one of the 40 best villages in the country by the Telegraph this year.
For a further range of local shops, amenities and restaurants, the larger village of Markyate is within easy reach.
The nearby charming market towns of Berkhamsted, Harpenden and St Albans also offer a wealth of well-known and independently run shops, cafes, bars and restaurants.
For commuters, the A5, M1 and M25 are easily accessible whilst the mainline rail stations at Berkhamsted and Harpenden provide fast, direct and frequent services to London Euston and St Pancras International in just half an hour. Furthermore, London Luton Airport is just a 20 minute drive from the site.
* Journey Times: 12 mins to Watford; 27 mins to Milton Keynes; 34 mins to London Euston
** Journey Times: 26 mins to London St Pancras International
Situated on the edge of the Chiltern Hills, with Dunstable Downs and the National Trust's Ashridge Estate right on the doorstep, the site is surrounded by some truly glorious countryside with miles of wonderful walks close by.
For those wanting to explore the surrounding countryside by bike, the Chilterns Cycleway is just a 5 minute ride from the site. The Chilterns Cycleway is a 170 mile circular route where you can visit historic villages and lively market towns, stop at one of the National Trust landmarks, or simply enjoy the magnificent views.
For a fun day out, Whipsnade Zoo is just over 3 miles away. It is the UK's largest zoo, set in 600 acres of beautiful scenery with over 3,300 unique animals and 205 different species to see.
There are also numerous golf clubs in the local area including one of the UK's top 100 clubs – Ashridge Golf Club.
To arrange a site visit or to buy the land for sale in Gaddesden Row; please call 01727 701330 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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