About this property

Key Features

Freehold with vacant possession
Option to purchase additional land
Approximately 0.46 acres
A range of agricultural buildings with prior approval for one residential dwelling


Stone Pit Hill Barns form a small redundant farmyard extending to 0.46 acres or thereabouts and provide a unique development opportunity in this picturesque rural location between the villages of Fordham and Isleham. The property offers extensive appeal to self-builders, developers and private individuals. The buildings comprise a general purpose agricultural building (13.05m x 6.75m), a cart shed (17.3m x 4.1m, open fronted storage building (12.25m x 4m) and brick storage building (10m x 5.2m). Prior Approval for change of use to residential was granted by the East Cambridgeshire District Council on 22nd October 2020 (ref: 20/00604/ARN). The approval allows the general purpose building to be converted to a 2-bedroom dwelling with open-plan living accommodation. The extensive range of buildings provides opportunity to create additional space for home office, parking, garages, storage etc. subject to obtaining the necessary consents. The buildings are accessed by way of their own private access track from Isleham Road and occupy an elevated position with splendid far reaching views over open countryside. Option to purchase additional land The purchaser will be granted an option to acquire an addition 5.68 acres (2.29 hectares) or thereabouts of adjoining land at a fixed price of £75,000. The option agreement will be for a fixed period of 3 years from the date of auction and can be exercised by the purchaser at any point during the option period.


Freehold with vacant possession


The property is situated off Isleham Road, approximately 1 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.


No mains services are connected. We understand that mains supplies are available in Isleham Road. The purchaser should however make their own enquiries. A well for water is located within the boundaries. The seller and their agents have not carried out any tests to ascertain the quality or quantity of the water.

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

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