With outline planning originally granted in 2014 for a substantial replacement home, this plot, which is approx. 2.5 acres gives you a rare opportunity to create your own tailor-made dream country home in a picturesque rural setting.
The planning officers report says plans indicate a two storey 5 bedroomed house in brick and tile generally on the footprint of the bungalow but set back by 2 metres. The proposed dwelling would have a footprint of 18 metres by 16 metres (footprint 288 sqm). This means that over the two floors the new home would be approx 566 sqm (6200sqft) plus any loft room/space that you may choose to utilise.
In addition, a triple garage block with a room in the roof is proposed in place of the barn towards the rear of the property. The upper floor is shown on the plans as being accessed accessed by an external staircase.
As you can tell from the photos, the site sits within a picturesque location backing open countryside to the west with far reaching views over the surrounding landscape. In fact, we are told that the second storey of this home is expected to command views of the river crouch on the horizon.
Its also worth noting the neighbouring town of Maldon is just 3.1 miles, Wickham Bishops 1.8 miles, Witham town and railway station 4 miles Hatfield Peverel Railway Station 6.1 miles while the A12 is just 3.2 miles and Chelmsford approx. 13.4 miles .
Of course, if the intention to build a new home is a few years off, then the current bungalow with outbuildings, offers accommodation that includes a spacious lounge with wood burning stove, kitchen, shower room, dining room/bedroom four and three further bedrooms.
LOUNGE 6.53m x 4.13m (21`5 x 13`7)
KITCHEN 3.87m x 3.02m (12`5 x 9`11)
DINING ROOM 3.12m x 3.02m (10`3 x 9`11)
BEDROOM ONE 4.46m x 3.14m (14`8 x 10`4)
BEDROOM TWO 3.48m x 2m (11`5 x 6`7)
BEDROOM THREE 2.81m x 2.49m (9`3 x 8`2)
Current Services: Oil Fired Heating Cesspit Drainage Mains Electricity
Please note we have not tested any apparatus, fixtures, fittings, or services. Interested parties must undertake their own investigation into the working order of these items. All measurements are approximate and photographs provided for guidance only.
It is reported that Wickham Bishops with a population of under 2000 emerges top of the most valuable streets in the county, with the average house price on Mope Lane valued at almost £2.4 million. This much loved village has twice been awarded the title of the ‘Best Kept Village` over the last 10 years.
Historically Wickham Bishops appears in the Domesday Book of 1086, where it appears as ‘Wicham` meaning dwelling with a (dairy) farm, Bishops refers to the fact the land belonged to the Bishop of London.
Classed as a village and a civil parish in the Maldon district, Wickham Bishops is located around three miles north of the town of Maldon and around two miles southeast of Witham.
This village and the adjoining village of Little Braxted, have a good range of amenities, with a number of local shops, public houses and a good choice of restaurants including The Green Man and Olio At The Chequers being the closest. A more extensive choice can be found in the nearby town of Maldon and also in Witham, which is on the main railway line into London Liverpool Street (from 43 minutes) and where there is access to the A12.
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