Lot 10


Foresters, Lamberts Lane, Earls Colne, Colchester, Essex, CO6 2LE
Foresters, Lamberts Lane, Earls Colne, Colchester, Essex, CO6 2LE
Sold £600,000

This detached bungalow is situated in a rural position just outside the village of Earls Colne and offers views over the surrounding idyllic Essex countryside of the Colne Valley with its many small villages including Wakes Colne and Chappel. The property is situated approximately five miles from Marks Tey mainline railway station to London (Liverpool Street). However, Chappel and Wakes Colne railway station offers a branch line service connecting to Marks Tey and is located approximately two and a half miles away.

The bungalow has replacement double glazed windows and an oil-fired heating system via radiators. In addition to the bungalow there is an agricultural barn and piggery which may offer potential for development, subject to all the necessary consents being obtainable.

Site Measurements

The site extends to 7.15 hectares (17.68 acres).

Local Planning Authority

Colchester Borough Council. Tel: 01206 282424. Website: colchester.gov.uk.

Ground Floor

Entrance porch into reception hallway, living room, kitchen, three bedrooms, shower room, separate W.C., rear lobby/utility area and conservatory.


Driveway leading to central courtyard area, private gardens and a separate detached agricultural barn and piggery.

Auctioneer’s Note

We have been advised by the Seller’s solicitor that there is an agricultural tie on the dwelling at Foresters (the Stockman’s bungalow) as detailed on the 1984 Planning Permission. Further information will be available to download from the Clive Emson website or inspection at the Auctioneer’s Office.


Change of use was granted (but since lapsed) by Colchester Borough Council under Appeal Ref: APP/A1530/W/15/3137094, dated 16th March 2016, from agricultural building to dwelling house, in relation to the barn at Foresters Farm. The original application was refused under Ref: 151397 (dated 4th June 2015) for the development proposed.

A copy of the Appeal Decision and further information will be available to download from the Local Planning Authority website, from the Clive Emson website or for inspection from the Auctioneer's office.

Freehold with Vacant Possession


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