About this property

Key Features

Freehold with vacant possession
Prior approval granted for change of use for one residential dwelling
Approximately 0.34 acres
A pair of detached barns


The Barns at Barrowfield Farm form a small farmyard extending to 0.34 acres or thereabouts and provide a unique development opportunity in this semi-rural location between the villages of Fordham and Isleham. The property offers appeal to self-builders and developers. The barns comprise a detached Nissen hut (15m x 5.35m) and an open fronted timber pole barn, with lean-to (15.6m x 7.7m). Prior Approval for change of use to residential was granted by the East Cambridgeshire District Council on 18th November 2020 (ref: 20/00603/ARN). The approval allows the Nissen hut to be converted to a one-bedroom dwelling with open-plan living accommodation. The generous plot allows for ample opportunity to create off-street parking and establish gardens whilst offering scope to enhance the development opportunity and design subject to obtaining the necessary consents. Included within the sale is a 30-foot shipping container.


Freehold with vacant possession


The property is situated off Isleham Road, approximately one mile north-east of the village of Fordham where a limited range of amenities can be found. Fordham is situated some 9 miles south-west of the City of Ely and 17 miles north-east of the University City of Cambridge.

Auctioneers Note

The property will be sold subject to a development overage clause reserving to the seller 35% of any uplift in value attributable to the grant of planning permission for the creation of more than one residential dwelling for a period of 20 years. Refer to legal pack for further details


We understand that mains supplies are available in Isleham Road. The purchaser should however make their own enquiries.

Lot Type


Legal Packs

www.cheffins.co.uk/auctions/property-auctions or Catherine Abbott of Ellison Solicitors, Wherstead Park, the Street, WHerstead, Ipswich, IP9 2BJ


Cheffins Ely Rural Department 01353 654900

Important notes

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