About this property

Key Features

Freehold with vacant possession
Rural location
Prior approval for change of use to residential dwelling
Detached barn for conversion in 1.31 acres


An excellent opportunity to purchase a substantial detached agricultural barn with the benefit of prior approval consent for change of use to residential, situated close to the Cambridgeshire village of Cottenham. The former livestock building forms part of Fenleigh Farm in Smithey Fen and is constructed of raised steel portal frame under fibre cement roof and cladding on a concrete floor with a pair of opening doors. The building has a gross internal area of 447sqm and is offered for sale together with the adjacent Nissen shed, generous concrete curtilage and paddock land to the rear, extending in total to 1.31 acres. Three phase electricity is connected to the barn and single phase to the Nissen shed.


Freehold with vacant possession


The barn is situated off Lockspit Hall Drove in Smithey Fen, to the north of Cottenham. From the village of Cottenham, head north on the High Street for approximately 1 mile turning left into Lockspit Hall Drove. The barn is situated after approximately 800 metres on the left hand side adjacent to Fenleigh Farm house. The village of Cottenham is situated approximately 1.5 miles away, which benefits from a range of local facilities and services as well as local transport links to the centre of Cambridge.

Lot Type



Prior approval for change of use of the building to a single residential dwelling was granted under planning reference S/0172/18/PA. The approved scheme must be completed within 3 years of the date of permission.

Legal Packs

www.cheffins.co.uk/auctions/property-auctions or Joy Plummer of Hegarty Solicitors, 48 Broadway, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE1 1YW, 01733 346333, joy.plummer@hegarty.co.uk


Cheffins Property Auction Dept 01223 213777

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