Properties - Essex, Suffolk & Cambridgeshire

Under Offer: Grass and woodland at Great Bardfield, Essex. About 18.14 acres

An attractive block of grassland and amenity woodland with potential for uses including biomass production, grazing, leisure, carbon capture and biodiversity net gain

Guide £225,000


Grass Field and Copse - 6.28 acres (2.54ha)

The grass field forms the northern part of the property with long frontage to Mill Road. Along most of the frontage the field is above a raised bank, providing relative privacy to the field itself. An access has been created at the north-eastern corner with a concrete track leading to a grass parking area adjoining a simple monopitch fully enclosed store/stable. There is plenty of space to erect buildings, subject to the necessary planning consents. The field has been recently fenced as a single block with post and wire.  

The field is gently undulating with the free draining sandy loam soil allowing grazing all year round if needed. To the west of the grass field is a small copse of just under half an acre which, together with the mature hedge along the south-western boundary, provides useful shelter from the prevailing winds.

Lodge Wood – 11.86 acres (4.80ha)

A block of mainly ancient semi-natural woodland in a broadly diamond shape, divided by a grass ride, believed to be a former Roman road. The woodland is accessed via the grass field and through a gate at the northern tip of the wood.

The older parts of the wood are lapsed hornbeam/hardwood shrub coppice with oak standards. To the south-east is a block of mainly self-set ash. The wood offers potential for management for timber production, carbon capture and amenity with a significant oak and firewood value available for immediate extraction.

The relatively open nature of the canopy allows woodland flora, including Dogs Mercury, to flourish whilst ponds within the wood attract wildlife including deer. The wood has, until recently, been used in conjunction with a neighbouring shoot.

Location and Situation:

Lodge Wood and field is located to the east of the village of Great Bardfield in the hamlet of Waltham’s Cross. It lies 8 miles to the north east of Great Dunmow, 9 miles north west of Braintree and 12 miles north east of Stansted Airport and the M11 Junction 8. The nearest postcode for the land is CM7 4QH.

The property is accessed at its north-eastern corner from the single track Mill Road, adjoining a small green with roads leading to Great Bardfield, Finchingfield, Wethersfield and Shalford.

To arrange a viewing please call:

Simon Dixon Smith
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Under offer: Land at Great Bardfield, CM7 4TL

Land for sale at Great Bardfield Essex

For Sale as a whole or in five lots

204 acres of productive arable land with a reservoir.  The land at Copford Hall comes to the market on the retirement of the current owners.

Copford Hall Farm is situated on the western edge of the village of Great Bardfield, approximately 8 miles north east of Great Dunmow, 9 miles north west of Braintree and 12 miles north east of Stansted Airport.

The majority of the land extends to 204.58 acres (82.80 ha) comprising arable land, a grass paddock, small areas of woodland and a reservoir.

The land is classified Grade 2 to the south, changing to Grade 3 as it runs through the Pant Valley.  The soil is identified as Hanslope series to the south.  To the north the soil is of the Ludford series.

Lot 2 sits to the rear of existing housing on Dunmow Road, with 3 points of access to the road.  Great Bardfield is one of the larger villages in the Braintree District Council area and this land has potential for development in the future.  Please see Lotting Plan for details of individual lots.

For further information or to arrange a viewing please contact Simon Dixon Smith.

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Simon Dixon Smith
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SOLD Barns at Fingringhoe Hall, Fingringhoe, Essex, CO5 7BQ

Aerial photo of Barns at Fingringhoe Hall

Range of barns in the heart of the rural village of Fingringhoe with planning consent for conversion into a substantial house and annexe providing total accommodation of over 5.700sq ft.

The site comprises a historic, but unlisted, grouping of four disused barns once associated with Fingringhoe Hall. The courtyard setting is dominated by a south facing weatherboarded Essex barn, with brick and tile outbuildings.

The buildings front open countryside within a Conservation Area and sit within an area of 0.36 acres. Within a short walk are the primary school (Ofsted rated 'Good'), post office, Whalebone Inn, village hall and playing fields.

Further land can be made available by separate negotiation.

Viewings by appointment only.


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Sold: Land at Fyfield and Willingale

Productive Arable land in the Roding Valley. 193 acres available in 4 lots. For sale by informal tender. Closing date 8th January 2021.

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Simon Dixon Smith
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