A unique opportunity to acquire a development site for the conversion of five period barns including a beautiful Grade ll* listed Great Barn, set in a courtyard adjacent to Ashridge Farmhouse, a historically important listed Hunting Lodge built in about 1575 by King Henry VIII for his daughter, Elizabeth. Ashridge Farm Barns are set around a former agricultural courtyard with frontage and two access points onto Warren House Road.
The Great Barn (unit 5), which will utilise the existing vehicular access into the courtyard, was constructed with a superb, and historically interesting, Elm frame. The conversion and restoration of this important local building will result in a spectacular new home.
- Unit 1 is a single-storey building of brick construction.
- Unit 2 is a large barn which will become a two-storey building with the introduction of mezzanine floors.
- Unit 3 is a single-storey building of mainly timber construction.
- Unit 4 is again, single-storey and of both timber and brick construction.
- Units 1 – 4 have a separate access and car parking area, each with a double Cart Lodge.
The site is located less than a mile from Wokingham town centre, which is currently undergoing major redevelopment to the retail centre and market place, which is creating an exciting and dynamic future for the town. Excellent transport and road links have helped to establish an affluent population and an appetite for new shops and restaurants, to sit alongside some strong and well performing brands, already in the town.
Train services to London are excellent with journey time to Paddington as little as 47 minutes. This is soon to be augmented by Crossrail. Wokingham Station is just over a mile. Junction 10 of the M4 (via the A329(M), is just 4.7 miles away, by road.
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Application reference: 170883
Planning authority: Wokingham Borough Council
Gained Planning Permission on 31st August 2018 “for proposed conversion of existing barns/outbuildings to 5 no. dwellings involving a single storey extension to the rear of 2 outbuildings in connection with their conversion and the creation of an access off Warren House Road to serve a rear parking area.”