Hob Lane, Barston, Solihull, B92 0JT

Barn Conversion
Ref: 30709719
By Auction
For Sale
The above will be offered for sale by Public Auction, subject to prior sale, reserve and conditions at 6.30pm on Tuesday 13th July 2021 at The View, Hill Farm Marina, Stratford Road, Wootton Wawen, Warwickshire. B95 6DE.


  • Barn With Part Q Prior Approval For Residential Use
  • Three Bedrooms With En-Suites
  • Two Reception Room
  • With 1 Acre Plot
  • Private Drive and Parking
  • For Sale By Public Auction On 13th July 2021
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The above will be offered for sale by Public Auction, subject to prior sale, reserve and conditions at 6.30pm on Tuesday 13th July 2021 at The View, Hill Farm Marina, Stratford Road, Wootton Wawen, Warwickshire. B95 6DE.


Barston Farm Barn comprises an extensive brick and part half timbered traditional Warwickshire threshing barn with attached, mainly single storey former cow pens, stable and storage buildings dating back 200/250 years. The barn has the benefit of planning permission for a change of use from an agricultural building to residential, under the Town & Country Planning
(GPD) Order 2015 schedule 2 Part 3. Planning Application No: PL/2019/02680/PNCUDW from Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council dated 14th January 2020. Subject to certain conditions, full details are available on the Solihull MBC website. An added benefit is that the property is located within a plot extending to approximately 1.00 Acre (0.44 ha) part of which is permanent pasture and ideal for the Equestrian enthusiast.

The approval gives the purchaser the opportunity to develop one of the last remaining, large unconverted Warwickshire threshing barns in the area into a substantial residential property extending to approximately 2274.84 sq ft (211.34m sq) GIA. Set in a very rural location, yet having easy access to Birmingham City Centre some 9 miles North West, Coventry 7 miles East, Solihull 3 miles North West and Knowle 1 1/2 miles to the West. The National Motorway Network M6, M40 and M42 junctions 5 & 6 are within easy reach. Birmingham International Airport and the proposed HS2 Interchange Terminal are but a few miles drive away. A good range of services are available locally in Solihull, Knowle and, Balsall Common.
The barn is approached off Hob lane via a separate gated access and is set well back from the lane. It has permission to be converted to a, part two storey, 3 bedroom residential dwelling of approximately 2274.84 sq ft (211.34m sq m) GIA. Although the final interior layout is yet to be decided. The following accommodation is proposed:- Ground Floor, entrance hall with WC and cloaks, open plan living/ family/dining room, with stairs off, kitchen, utility, store, games room and further storage. The first floor provides for the three double bedrooms, all of which have en-suites.
The land to the north and west is permanent pasture, ideal as a Horse/pony paddock. Within the field there is a pond that could be further developed to become a particular feature of the property. Between the lane and the barn is a wide grassed area with Willow, Oak, Horse Chestnut and Cherry trees which all add to the secluded and private 'feel' of the property.
Part Q Prior Approval has been obtained from Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council for a change of use from an agricultural building to form a single dwelling, reference PL/2019/02680/TNCUDW (dated 14.1.2020).

Copies of the approval can be obtained from Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council's website or from the Vendors Agent.
General Information Tenure & Possession
The property is Freehold. On the fall of the hammer the successful purchaser will be required to sign the auction contract and pay a 10% deposit to the vendor’s solicitors, together with an administration fee of £500 plus VAT to the auctioneers, in the room, on the night, whether sold before or after the auction. Vacant possession is scheduled for 10th August 2021 (or earlier by mutual arrangement).
Boundaries & Timber
All growing timber is included in the sale, the ownership of boundaries (where known) is delineated by an inward facing 'T' mark.
Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council:- www.solihull.gov.uk
Severn Trent Water:- www.stwater.co.uk
Western Power Distribution:- www.westernpower.co.uk
Prospective purchasers should make their own enquiries with the appropriate utility companies for the verification as to the availability, or otherwise, of services. Although it is understood that mains electricity is connected to the barn and mains water is available close nearby.
Rights of Way and Easements
The property is subject to all rights of way and easements that may exist.
Plans shown are for identification purposes only.
Viewing is strictly by appointment only through the Auctioneers, John Earle & Son, Tel: 01564 794343.
Vendors Solicitors
Fentimans Solicitors
Greville Court
Business Centre
1665 High St
B93 0LL
Tel: 0121 744 1037
Acting: Mr N Fentiman
Email: info@fentimans.com
From the B4102, Hampton in Arden and the North, having passed through the Village, turn left into Eastcote Lane. In the hamlet of Eastcote turn left into Barston Lane. On entering the village turn right into Hobb Lane where the property will be found on the right hand side after approximately 1/2 mile as indicated by the John Earle auction sale board.

From Knowle and the South, take the B4101 Kenilworth Road signposted to Balsall Common. Pass over the Grand Union Canal and take the first left into Elvers Green Lane. Proceed along the lane for approximately 1 mile and at the end, after the sharp left turn, the property will be found on the left hand side indicated as above.
Post code B92 0JT.
Conditions of Sale
The property will, unless previously withdrawn, be sold subject to the Special and General Conditions of Sale, which have been settled by the Vendor’s Solicitor. These conditions may be inspected during the usual office hours at the offices of the vendor’s Solicitor mentioned in these sales particulars during the five days, exclusive of Saturday and Sunday, immediately before and exclusive of the day of the sale. The conditions may also be inspected in the Sale Room at the time of the sale but they will not then be read. The purchaser shall be deemed to bid on those terms whether he shall have inspected the Conditions or not.
Money Laundering
Money laundering regulations have been introduced by the government, affecting auctioneers, under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002/Money Laundering Regulations 2007. To comply with this Act, we require all purchasers to pay the deposit by any of the following methods: Bank/Building Society Draft, Personal/Company Cheque. All purchasers will be required to provide proof of both their identity and current address and all parties intending to purchase any property must bring with them the following items: Full U.K. Passport or Photo Driving Licence (for identification), a recent Utility Bill, Council Tax Bill or Bank Statement (as proof of residential address). These should be presented to the vendor’s Solicitor when signing the contract.
Agents Note
The guide price offers an indication of the price below which the vendor is not willing to sell. It is not necessarily the exact final sale price, and is subject to change prior to and up until the day of the auction. Any change in the guide price will reflect a change in the reserve (a figure below which the auctioneer will not be able to sell). The reserve can be expected to be set within the guide range or not more than 10% above a single figure guide. (RICS Common Auction Conditions 7th Edition).


    Important Remarks

    Please note that all the above information has been provided by the vendor in good faith, but will need verification by the purchaser’s solicitor. Any areas, measurements or distances referred to are given as a guide only and are not precise. Floor plans are not drawn to scale and are provided as an indicative guide to help illustrate the general layout of the property only. The mention of any appliances and/or services in this description does not imply that they are in full and efficient working order and prospective purchasers should make their own investigations before finalising any agreement to purchase. It should not be assumed that any contents, furnishings or other items shown in photographs (which may have been taken with a wide angle lens) are included in the sale. Any reference to alterations to, or use of, any part of the property is not a statement that the necessary planning, building regulations, listed buildings or other consents have been obtained. We endeavour to make our details accurate and reliable, but they should not be relied on as statements or representations of fact and they do not constitute any part of an offer or contract. The seller does not give any warranty in relation to the property and we have no authority to do so on their behalf.