- Detached house
- 6 bedrooms
- 4 bathrooms
- Approx 6176 sq. ft
- Over half an acre plot
- Development opportunity
- Attached annex
- Self-contained studio
- Double garage & office
- Swimming pool
- Courtyard parking
- Equestrian facilities
- Close to Blackmore
Development opportunity close to highly desirable Essex village.
An exciting opportunity to create a beautiful family home or potentially even further development.
*Some of the images have been enchanced along with virtual furniture staging for illustration purposes.
If you are looking to design the ultimate in living space, then this expansive six bedroom detached house could tick a whole host of boxes. Alternatively, the property could also present the ideal development proposition due to the size of plot, location and recently built new homes close by.
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In need of modernisation, The Orchard is a substantial six-bedroom, four-bathroom house with four reception rooms, that sits on a plot of approximately just over half an acre. The house was completely rebuilt in the eighties with some additional features added, but there still remains some past evidence of the original house, featuring some of the original wooden beams in one corner of the property.
There is a large attached annexe, which also provides an abundance of living space, including a self-contained studio, running the length of the garages below. The property has its own equestrian facilities housing seven stables of equal proportions, as well as an outdoor swimming pool added to the patio area of the back garden.
The courtyards to the front and rear corner of the property provides ample parking, as well as access to the roadways.
Situated approximately one mile from the property, at the end of Fingrith Hall Lane is the thriving village of Blackmore, set in ancient woodland, with its Village Hall, post office, tea shop, pub and brasserie. Blackmore was this year highlighted by the Evening Standard Homes & Property magazine as a commuter spot to watch and rival similarly pretty villages down in Surrey. Blackmore Primary School is well respected with an Ofsted rating of good, along with other primary and infant schools within three miles of the area.
The nearest rail station is Ingatestone which is about three miles away, providing frequent trains to London Liverpool Street. A little further away is Shenfield rail station, which will be the eastern terminus of Crossrail when it finally makes its long-awaited debut. Crossrail will carry passengers from Shenfield, through central London and then out to the west via Heathrow, terminating at Reading.
OTHER KEY INFORMATION
The current owner has put in a planning application for the demolition of all existing buildings and hard standing and comprehensive residential redevelopment for the construction of 5 no. new dwellings, associated car parking, garden space and access onto Fingrith Hall Lane. This application is in keeping with the recently completed development behind The Orchard, which was a mixture of 3 and 4 bed family homes.
The site has been subject to a pre-application submission with Epping Forest District Council, ref EF 2019 ENQ 00037.
Tenure & Possession
The property is offered for sale freehold with full vacant possession of all parts available upon completion of the purchase which will be scheduled to take place 28 days from the closing date of the online auction or earlier by agreement between the parties. The 28 days includes 20 days from the closing date to exchange contracts and a further 8 day maximum to complete.
Epping Forest District Council.
Viewers must notify the selling Agents, Keller Williams, of their intention to view, and provide full name, address and contact details prior to viewing. All agreed viewings will then be unaccompanied, during daylight hours.
Method of Sale
The property will be offered for sale by online conditional auction.
The property will be offered for sale subject to an undisclosed reserve and the Vendors reserve the right through their Agents to bid up to and including the reserve price.
The Auction Pack, prepared by the vendors solicitors, will be available to view online prior to the final auction date at https://www.kwukplus.com/onlineauction/
All prospective purchasers bidding through the online auction will be deemed to have bid for the property in the full knowledge of their contents and shall not raise any requisition or objection whatsoever thereafter.
The successful purchaser(s) will be liable to pay a buyers fee of 1% of the sale price (plus VAT), which is split between the selling Agents and Bamboo Auctions (the online auction provider).
The successful purchaser(s) will also be liable to pay an administration fee of £4000 (plus VAT) to the selling Agents. This is to cover the Agents marketing and agency costs and costs of bringing the property to auction.
All potential bidders are required to register online at https://www.kwukplus.com/onlineauction/ in order to view the legal documents and/or bid.
Consumer Protection Regulations
Whilst we endeavour to make our sales details accurate and reliable, if there is any point which is of particular interest to you please contact the office and we will be pleased to confirm the position for you, particularly if you are contemplating travelling some distance to view the property.
Guide Price: An indication of the sellers current minimum acceptable price at auction. The guide price or range of guide prices is given to assist consumers in deciding whether or not to pursue a purchase. It is usual, but not always the case, that a provisional reserve range is agreed between the seller and the auctioneer at the start of marketing. As the reserve is not fixed at this stage and can be adjusted by the seller at any time up to the day of the auction in the light of interest shown during the marketing period, a guide price is issued. This guide price can be shown in the form of a minimum and maximum price range within which an acceptable sale price (reserve) would fall, or as a single price figure within 10% of which the minimum acceptable price (reserve) would fall. A guide price is different to a reserve price (see separate definition). Both the guide price and the reserve price can be subject to change up to and including the day of the auction.
Reserve Price: the sellers minimum acceptable price at auction and the figure below which the auctioneer cannot sell. The reserve price is not disclosed and remains confidential between the seller and the auctioneer. Both the guide price and the reserve price can be subject to change up to and including the day of the auction.