Building plots are offered for sale near the seventeenth-century grade II listed Priory Cottage on Pontefract Road in High Ackworth,West Yorkshire.
The final phase of this exclusive development consists of two desirable plots with full planning permission to construct two individually designed four-bedroomed detached period style homes in the conservation area of High Ackworth.
The plots are set in the heart of the conservation village of High Ackworth which is in close proximity to a good range of services, including the well regarded fee-charging Ackworth Quaker School, which is a short walk away.
This building plot comes with an additional paddock area of approximately 1.2 acres, making it ideal for those with an equestrian interest.
Also suitable for those wishing to commute to Wakefield, Barnsley, Leeds, Doncaster and other major cities, as it is in within easy access of the motorway networks — M62, M1, A1(M) and M18.
The site has been cleared and awaiting development.”
The site is generally undulating with the ground falling away from the Pontefract Road, and with the plot occupying the western part of the site, it enjoys superb views over the Went Valley and towards Ackworth Old Hall.
The full planning permission was issued in November 2019 by Wakefield Council (planning permission number is 18/02793/FUL). The scheme is designed around the Grade II listed Priory Cottage.
The planning permission allows for the demolition of the indoor riding arena and clearance of the site (which has now been done), and the development of two detached residential properties with garages.
The properties are designed very much with the local vernacular in mind and with the use of materials found in other similar developments across the area.
This is a prestigious site and requires the development to be carried out to a very high standard.
To enhance the development, there is a detailed tree planting scheme as well as a boundary treatment scheme to go hand in hand with the planning consent.
This plot comes fully serviced — the seller will construct the drainage system and service apparatus for water, gas, electricity and BT telecoms up to the plot boundaries. The unsealed access road leading to the plots will also be constructed by the seller.
The area of the building plot is 567 m2; as mentioned earlier it comes with approximately 1.2 acre of paddock land. The living area of the proposed house is 227 m2, and the area of the proposed garage is 36 m2.
This is an excellent opportunity for an equestrian family to self-build a house within this established unique development.