What We Say at The Zoe Napier Group These premises offer good versatility and realms of possibility, with a good mix of residential and commercial neighbouring properties, including a Council Depot Yard next door (for road surfaces storage) and Ramsey Hill Garage (car repairs/MOT) opposite. We believe that the barn might gain PDR through agricultural status or planning for either residential or commercial uses (some permissible uses such as agricultural or storage) or other commercial uses, subject to change of use.
What the Owner Says: My late father happily lived at these premises for the last 17 years of his life (since 1999), as his sole residence and without objection. Dad enjoyed keeping a mix of livestock, horses, ducks and chickens, whilst running his Garden Market business selling fruit and vegetables at both Covent Garden and more local markets, such as Colchester Livestock Market. The premises have always been in a safe environment, as the neighbours are all friendly and look out for each other. I have since used the site for Hay storage.
The Facts These premises offer exceptional versatility for the right buyer with great potential for a wide range of uses, subject to local authority approval.
The barn is a steel frame Browns of Wem Agricultural Barn with concrete block to a height of 7ft with the remaining cladding, including panel lighting in the roof. The internal area measures 88'10 x 44'3 (in feet), (4000 sq ft external measurements) plus mezzanine storage areas above the internal livestock boxes and a 400 sq ft internal rest room which has a kitchen area with hot and cold water. There is also a shower (currently disconnected), internal kennelling and further open storage, all with concrete flooring. Mains electricity and water are connected. The main sliding double access doors are 15 ft in height with an integrated pedestrian door and further door to the rear side which leads to a seating area and orchard.
Outside is a gated yard for parking, where the plot extends back to the rear and a further gate down Rectory Lane provides access to the back meadow. Behind the barn is a full width lean-to store, which was used for keeping chickens with an outside free range pen.
Setting & Location Rectory Lane is an un-adopted single track lane with passing places immediately off the main Ramsey Junction roundabout on the A120 for Harwich, Dovercourt and Colchester. The setting offers great scope for those requiring immediate road access with Harwich International Port just under 3 miles away.
The first gate lies about 100 yards down the lane, just past the largely disused Council yard depot which has formerly been used for storing road surfaces (salt & planings), whilst opposite Ramsey Hill Garage with further neighbours down the lane. Part of the land abuts the A120, whilst being well screened with coppice. On the south side of the barn is an orchard, seating area, a pergola and raised fish pond with gated access to two smaller paddocks and three larger interconnecting meadows, one containing a field shelter.
Ramsey Village itself is a charming and largely unspoilt village with a historic Windmill, good butchers, a pub, primary school with nursery, together with bus route services. Other amenities are locally in Dovercourt a little over 3 miles away.
Harwich International Port (Rail & International Ferry) 2.9 miles* Dovercourt 3.3 miles* Colchester 15 miles*
Agents Notes - The premises is being sold under its current classified use as agricultural with alongside a history of equestrian use.
- No residential Council Tax has ever been paid, nor any Business Rates as the former owner/occupier had smallholding/agricultural status with a CPH number.
Mains Water & Electricity
No Drainage on site