What We think at The Zoe Napier Group: This is a rare opportunity with great scope as the property is not listed, currently a pair of cottages with an adjacent double storey barn circa 660 sq ft floor areas (both floors). The cottages have a total square footage of 1370. The thought is that planning might be considered for the redevelopment of two detached houses or one larger property or simply to fully refurbish/remodel the existing dwelling and possibly encompass the barn which is adjoined by a lean to with the dwelling.
What the Owners Say: The property has been long owned by the family, once occupied by my Great-Great Grandparents, as recorded 128 years ago on the 1891 census and also at that time it was 'The Beer House Off License & Store'. Not much has changed over the years apart from the property becoming a pair of cottages, latterly being rental homes. We are sure that the incoming purchaser will see the great scope that it has to offer, especially as it is in such a tranquil and unspoilt setting.
The Facts The property is an instantly attractive red brick detached house, nestled back and well screened behind its access over The Green, whilst occupying a substantial corner position with established grounds extending to 0.7 of an acre.
The property requires total refurbishment or redevelopment in accordance with Local Authority Policy. The scope and potential are immense with a total floor area (including the attached barn) of over 2000 sq ft and possibilities might include the site offering potential for two new builds, subject to planning.
Due to the nature of the property, we suspect that cash purchasers would be well suited and to the fact that the price has been set, given that total renovation would be required. Viewing arrangements are strictly by appointment and we advise that care should be taken when viewing and for safety, no children on site please.
Setting & Location The Green, Borley in a most appealing Hamlet, offering the enviable combination of a rural, peaceful and tranquil location overlooking both Essex & Suffolk countryside, whilst still being within daily commute for the City being just 3.4 miles from Sudbury Station - a branch line for Marks Tey and Liverpool Street.
The Green is located about 0.75 of a mile outside the historic Borley Village which is situated on the River Stour, 3 miles NW of Sudbury. The property, however, is in Essex right on the cusp of the Suffolk border and within the District of Braintree. The area is largely surrounded by arable farmland with great history including the Romanesque Early English Style Church of the late 12th Century onwards, located in the village.
Nearby villages, towns and Cities include Long Melford (2.7 miles), Sudbury (3.4 miles) Braintree (16.5 miles), Bury St Edmunds (18 miles) Colchester (19 miles) City of Chelmsford (30 miles) Stansted Airport (33 miles).