Clare Farm, Grange Lane, Hutton, Preston


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  • Bedrooms: 3
Three bed Farmhouse with potential for extension and modernisation along with detached single storey Barn with consent for change of use to residential to provide a three or four bedroomed residence, all set in 1.12 acres.

Clare Farm is situated 1.3 miles to the West of Hutton village centre along a countrylane. With wide ranging rural views over the open countryside and greenbelt and ample footpath access to the surrounding countryside. Preston city centre is only 3.5 miles to the East whilst all the services of the sought-after village of Longton are

even closer. Originally a dairy farm, Clare Farm now offers purchasers the opportunity to acquire

a development opportunity to provide either one or two dwellings. The purchase of the whole would allow a variety of uses including:

a) One residence with extensive outbuildings for a variety of alternate uses including garage, gym, home-office etc.

b) A family group to create two separate houses with communal ground as well as individual private gardens.

c) A developer to take the site forward to create two residential properties for individual sale.

The Farmhouse has a choice of accesses from the

front or the side. The house itself is of brick under

slate construction and it sits almost centrally in its

plot. The south facing residence has wide ranging

views and delightful gardens on three sides as well

as a parking and turning area to the rear. There is

also a dilapidated garage building.

The Barn is a traditional brick under-slate farm

building, detached and single storey with consent

under Class Q of the Town and Country Planning Act for change of use to residential. Planning Reference Number 07/2017/0692/APD. The entire property is shown as edged red on the attached site plan for identification purposes only.

Formerly the main agricultural building to this

Lancashire County Council small holding was surrounded by a range of more modern farm buildings that have been subsequently demolished as can be seen from the site plan.

The accommodation proposed covers some 207 sq

mtrs (2,220 sq ft) which is currently proposed to

provide the following accommodation:

Proposed Barn Conversion

Spacious entrance hallway of which can be

found Utility Room (7'.2" x 5'.9"), W.C. and

storage facilities.

Living Kitchen Dining (33'.8" x 18'.4")

Living Room (28'.2" x 18'.4")

3 Double Bedrooms (14'4" x 9'.5", 10'.2" x

10'5" and 14".4' x 10'8" max)

2 Bathrooms

We believe the accommodation could be re-arranged taking into account the square footage of

the property to provide 4 Bedrooms. The access for the Barn is proposed to be shared with the rear

entrance to the Farm House although another gate

exists to the Paddock/Croft to the rear.

The property has consent by way of prior notification under Class Q of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development Order 1995) Dwelling. For the change of use for 1 agricultural building to 1 agricultural dwelling.

The following documents are available from the Selling Agent:

1) A copy of the delegated report prepared on 3 April 2017 by South Ribble Borough Council.

2) Electronic copies of the plan.

3) Paper copies are available on a loan basis from the Agent.

We have liaised with the Planning Consultants and they have confirmed the following points:

1) The built form and shape of the building may not be altered although it may be a different position when the property has been converted and is already lived in.

2) Window shapes and sizes may be altered as there is no restriction from this being carried out.

3) Any of the three access points can be utilised.

4) The garden size to the subject property in terms of formal garden curtilage can only be the size and

scale of the existing floor footprint of the existing Barn although this does not need to be fenced off

from the remainder of the plot.

Individuals need to satisfy themselves as to the position of the planning and should not rely upon the information on these particulars. The Planning Consultants have confirmed they are willing to discuss matters with individuals. Their details are:

ML Planning Consultancy Tel: 01995 640 135 Email:

5 Bobbin Mill Cottages

Stubbins Lane

Claughton on Brock, Preston, PR3 0PL


Services: The Farmhouse currently benefits from a private foul water drainage supply which is shared with 3 other properties. Also, there is the benefit of mains water and mains electricity, with heating fired by an oil refined system.

The Barn does not have the benefit of any services and the purchaser will be responsible for the provision of these

Please note: Armitstead Barnett LLP have not tested any of the above services and purchasers should satisfy themselves as to their presence

and working condition prior to exchange of contracts.

Title & Tenure: The property is offered for sale Freehold with vacant possession to be given on completion.

Local Authority: South Ribble Borough Council, Civic Centre; West Paddock; Leyland; Lancashire; PR25 1DH

Council Tax: the House is listed as being D whilst the Barn is yet to be accessed.

Viewings: Viewings are strictly by appointment with the sole selling agents.

For the attention of David Cowburn Bsc (Hons) MRICS FAAV Alice Morgan Bsc (Hons)

Method of Sale: Private Treaty


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