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Warwickshire, Austrey


Price: £400,000

Sold - Freehold - Ref: P228


A development opportunity to convert an agricultural barn into a detached two storey dwelling located in a rural position extending in total to approximately 0.18 hectare (0.45 acre) with outstanding countryside views.

FOR SALE BY PRIVATE TREATY Freehold with vacant possession on completion

Ref: P228

Situation/Location The property is located adjacent to South Hill Farm which is situated between the villages of Austrey and Appleby Parva and surrounded by open countryside.

Austrey, is situated in North Warwickshire but lies close to the boundaries of Staffordshire, Leicestershire and Derbyshire.

Austrey has a wide range of amenities such as a village shop/post office, primary school, two Churches, a public house and a village hall. A wider range of amenities are available in Tamworth and Ashby-dela-Zouch.

The village is situated approximately three miles from the M42 which provides links to Birmingham, Leicester, Coventry, Derby and Nottingham.

Rail services are available in Tamworth and Nuneaton and the two international airports at Birmingham and East Midlands are easily accessible.

There are a number of private and state schools in the area and also great opportunities for outdoor pursuits such as walking, cycling, horse riding and sailing.



Description South Hill Barn offers the opportunity to create a unique detached dwelling that would rarely become available in such a location.

Planning permission has been obtained to convert a former agricultural barn into a two storey residential dwelling with five plus bedrooms benefiting from excellent views over the open countryside.

The property offers a good size plot extending to approximately 0.18 hectare (0.45 acre) and additional land may be available by separate negotiation.

Planning Permission Full planning permission to convert the barn was granted on the 5 December 2018 reference PAP/2018/0543 by North Warwickshire Borough Council subject to ten conditions. Class Q permitted development approval reference PAP/2018/0181 is also held for a similar scheme.

The full planning permission scheme creates an improved and more attractive development, including a larger curtilage providing improved parking and landscaping, than the permitted development scheme.

The planning permission states development must begin not later than the expiration of three years from the date of the permission, i.e. 4 December 2021.

Planning Conditions It is advised that the buyer/s make themselves fully aware of the associated planning conditions and study these in full.

Please note the discharge of all relevant planning conditions will be the responsibility of the buyer/s.

Access The property benefits from its own established access.

However, Planning Condition 4 of the permission states:- 'The dwelling shall not be occupied until the existing access to the site for vehicles has been laid out as a public highway verge crossing and constructed in accordance with the specification of the Highway Authority.'

Services Electric is connected to the property with an independent meter installed.

Clean water drainage is to a nearby ditch.

Foul drainage will need to be organised by the buyer/s.

Mains water runs along the grass verge adjacent to the property. The supply at present is agricultural. It will be the buyer's responsibility to change the supply to domestic use.

Local Authority

North Warwickshire Borough Council

The Council House, South Street, Atherstone, Warwickshire, CV9 1DE.

T: 01827 715 341

Directions Take the Appleby Hill Road out of Austrey. The property is found on the left hand side after approximately 1km.

Viewing Viewing is strictly by appointment with the selling agent Acorus.

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