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 1 at Brookfields Farm
A single storey portal frame stock building with sloping concrete floor, partition stalls with part timber cladding to the exterior totalling 2,164 sq ft. This building benefits from Class Q Prior approval for conversion into a single storey dwelling house with parking and garden area.
Planning permission was granted from Wychavon District Council on the 21st October 2016 for the prior approval of proposed change of use of agricultural building to a dwelling house (use Class 3) and for associated operational development. This was granted under reference 16/02125/GPDQ. This planning consent was for the benefit of both Barns 1 and 2 (Barn 2 has now been sold). Most recently this consent was renewed individually for each Barn on the 24th September 2018 under reference 18/01687/GPDQ for Barn 1. Please contact Carver Knowles for an information pack relating to the planning consent.
Wychavon District Council, Civic Centre, Queen Elizabeth Drive, Pershore, Worcestershire WR10 1PT.
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.
Freehold with vacant possession upon 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 one mile and turn right in the centre of Abbots Lench at the triangle of green. The property will be found on the right hand side and can
be identified by the agents’ board.