Unique residential development opportunity in Ab Lench, Evesham
The barn is situated in the centre of the village just off an attractive triangle of green enjoying a rural location with fine views to the east towards the village of Atch Lench with its distinctive church. The sale of the property offers an exciting opportunity to purchase one of two agricultural buildings to convert into a delightful family home in an attractive countryside setting. The barn is set around a central courtyard and benefits from its own private garden.
Situation and Communications
The hamlet of Abbots Lench is one of the five picturesque Lench villages well known for their natural beauty and black and white Tudor cottages. Abbots Lench lies close to the Blossom Trail on account of the many fruit orchards laden with spring blossom and is ideally situated for exploring the beautiful villages and historic towns of the Cotswolds, Stratford-upon-Avon, Worcester and Warwick. The area offers a vast range of activities including tennis in nearby Church Lench, golf, trout fishing and boating on the River Avon and the River Severn. There are numerous footpaths and bridleways which are ideal for walking and riding.
Nearby historic Evesham (6 miles) is centred around the River Avon with a delightful riverside park and picturesque Abbey. There is a wide range of shops catering for a range of day to day requirements including an M&S food outlet and a Tesco store. The larger centres of Worcester, Cheltenham and Stratford-upon-Avon provide a wider range of shopping, cultural and shopping facilities. A farmers’ market is held in the historic Market Square on the fourth Friday of every month. Evesham is home to many annual events including a fishing contest, a hot-air balloon festival, a regatta and a river festival which features illuminated boats. The Regal Cinema is a restored art deco building which hosts main stream and arthouse films as well as a broad range of events including lectures and live performances. Founded in 1863, Evesham Rowing Club on the banks of the Avon welcomes social members as well as sports members. Nearby Bretforton holds Asparafest at the end of every May in the courtyard of the National Trust owned Fleece Inn to auction off the finest crops of asparagus to raise funds for the village silver band.
For the sporting enthusiast there is hunting with the Worcestershire and North Cotswolds, National Hunt racing at Cheltenham, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwick and Worcester, County Cricket at Worcester, Premiership Rugby at Worcester and Gloucester and golf at Fladbury, Bishampton and Broadway. There is a canoe club in nearby Fladbury catering particularly for the young and is one of the most successful in Britain. Locally there are many public footpaths and bridleways for walking and riding enthusiasts. Theatres are to be found in Cheltenham and Stratford-upon-Avon, including the renowned Royal Shakespeare Company. There is excellent schooling in the general area, with high achieving state and private schools at Worcester, Stratford-upon-Avon, Cheltenham and Malvern. The village is within the catchment area for Prince Henry’s High School which has academy status and is rated as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted.
The M42, M40 and M5 motorway network provides swift access to London, the Midlands and the South West. Railway stations are at Pershore and Evesham with direct trains into London Paddington.
Barn 3 at Brookfields Farm
Barn 3 known as the Old Dairy and Granary is set around a central courtyard setting and benefits from its own private garden. The ‘Old Dairy and Granary’ is a substantial detached traditional mellow brick barn under a clay tiled roof. It has attractive detail and wonderful timbers with a date stone of 1866. In all the barn extends to 5,468 sq. ft.
Barn 3 benefits from planning consent from Wychavon District Council for the conversion of an agricultural building to form two dwelling houses including the demolition of buildings to create a garden and parking area. This consent was granted on the 17th February 2017 under reference 16/02054/CU.
Please contact Carver Knowles for an information pack relating to the planning consent. Alternatively the planning documents are available to view online through Wychavon District Council’s website.
The farmyard only has electricity and water connected. Interested parties must make their own relevant enquiries with service providers as to the availability of such services that may be required.
Severn Trent Water – 0800 707 6600
Western Power Distribution – 0121 623 9007
Please note that it has been agreed that the purchaser of recently sold Barn 2 will bear the cost of the burying of the overhead electricity wire that crosses the property as well as paying for the cost of a new supply to the edge of each property boundary. Please contact the selling agent for further information in relation to this.
The property is offered freehold with vacant possession on completion
Directions – WR11 4UP
From the Evesham bypass (A46 Country Park roundabout) proceed towards Worcester on the A44 and after a short distance turn right signposted Lenchwick. Proceed through Lenchwick and continue on the same road until reaching Atch Lench. In the village turn first left opposite the church signposted Abs Lench (Abbots Lench). Continue for approximately 1 mile and turn right in the centre of Abbots Lench at the triangle. The property will be found on the right hand side and can be identified by the agents sale board.