** Development Opportunity STP ** Gean Trees comprises a three bedroom detached house in need of repair and refurbishment but of traditional construction set within extensive grounds extending to approximately 13 acres (5.275 hectares). The land has areas laid to mature trees and a large pond circa 1.8 acres believed to be well stocked with fish. The site benefits from twoaccess gateways although only one is currently in regular use with tree-lined driveway leading to the main dwelling. Also within the grounds is a small fenced paddock area. NOTE: Within the grounds is a large area of imported earth of unknown make up. We are advised by our Client that the earth is inert with Environmental Certification however we have not had sight of certification therefore you should consult with your advisors in respect of same and any potential contamination on site. NOTE: Within the grounds is an area subject to dumping of vehicle tyres and other items. You should satisfy yourself and consult your advisors in respect of costs and liabilities to remove same. Site Area We have measured the site by digital mapping and understand same extends to an area of circa 13 acres (5.275 hectares) including a man-made lake of approximately 1.8 acres. Solicitors to confirm exact boundaries. Planning We understand that planning consent was granted in July 2001 (Ref: F/COL/02/2128) to extend the house, with further consent granted (Ref: F/COL/01/0148) for conversion of the integral garage in to a games room plus erection of 3-bay garage with new garden room and linking lobby. Further information on these consents can be obtained from Colchester Borough Council. The property includes a number of mature trees. We are advised that there are Tree Preservation Orders in place but are unaware as to the exact number and location of same. The grounds may offer opportunity for the development of a single large dwelling and/or multiple dwellings or other use. You should consult your planning advisors in this respect and direct any enquiries to the local planning authority. Location The property is located on the western side of The Causeway in Great Horkesley, a village approximately three miles north of Colchester the oldest recorded Roman town in Britain. Significant housing is underway and proposed within the area. The nearest train station is in Colchester which can be accessed via road, or indeed local bus services,with journey time into London Liverpool Street of 50-60 minutes. Colchester also boasts a busy thriving town centre with retail and leisure opportunities. The A12 is within easy reach of the subject property via The Northern Gateway development where Colchester Community Stadium, David Lloyd leisure centre and other commercial users can be found. Stansted Airport is approximately 30 miles, and Harwich Port approximately 20 miles. Tenure The property is available to be purchased freehold with vacant possession. Nature Of Sale Unconditional.