Sessay, Thirsk


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A very choice development site in a superb position in the centre of this sought after village. The planning permission is for 4 new building dwellings and 2 conversions of the farm buildings.

The Site

This is shown by red and blue verge on the attached plan. The development site is shown by red verge and the Village Farm bungalow is shown by blue verge.

The development site comprise the farmstead which is a mixture of traditional brick built buildings and more modern livestock and storage buildings. The site enjoys a long frontage to Main Street.

Mode of Sale

The site is offered for sale as a whole or in 2 lots. The detached bungalow is Lot 1 and the development site comprises Lot 2. Final and best bids are due no later than 5pm on Friday 26th February 2021 & should be in a finite sum and be unconditional of planning. The Vendors do not agree to accept the highest or indeed any offer for the 2 lots.


It is believed that mains services of foul drainage, water and electricity are available in Main Street but prospective purchasers should satisfy themselves that connections are available by contacting the statutory authorities who are as follows:-


Hambleton District Council

Civic Centre, Stone Cross

Northallerton, DL6 2UU

Tel. 01609 779977


North Yorkshire County Council

County Hall

Northallerton, DL7 8AD

Tel: 01609 780780


Yorkshire Water Services

PO Box 52

Bradford, BD3 7YD

Tel: 0345 1208 482


Yorkshire Water Services

PO Box 52

Bradford, BD3 7YD

Tel: 0345 1208 482


We understand the tenure to be Freehold although we have not inspected the title deeds or other documentary evidence. Vacant Possession is available on completion.


The development site is available for inspection at all times. The bungalow and buildings are vacant and accompanied viewings will be arrange on request.


By Decision Number 19/01751/FUL dated 27th November 2020 planning permission was granted for demolition of some of the farm buildings, for the erection of 4 dwellings and for conversion of the remainder to 2 dwellings. A copy is attached as Appendix A but it and other relevant documents may be viewed on the planning portal of Hambleton District Council. A copy of the proposed site layout plan is attached as Appendix B. The drawings referred to in the planning permission are available for inspection.

NB. Some of the traditional farm buildings are Grade II Listed including the wheelhouse and adjoining barn.

The site is the subject of a Section 106 Agreement dated xx 2020. The main provisions are to secure a commuted payment of £25,000 to the Local Authority towards off site affordable housing. Please also note that Hambleton District Council is a Community Infrastructure charging authority. The Charge is believed to be £38,228.00. The payment of the Commuted Sum and Community Infrastructure Levy will be the responsibility of the Purchaser of Lot 2.

Lot 1

This is the spacious detached bungalow which benefits from a large plot including an area of amenity land to the rear. It is of brick and tile construction and enjoys uPVC double glazed windows and oil fired central heating. It requires upgrading to bring it to modern standards. The accommodation (all on the ground floor) comprises:-

Front Entrance Lobby

Entrance hall 17 0 x 5 0 . Radiator, side passage off with cloaks cupboard and airing cupboard. Hatch to roof void.

Sitting Room (front) 13 0 x 14 10 plus splayed bay windows, modern tiled fire place with shelved recess to one side, radiator.

Kitchen (front) 15 8 x 12 0 with AGA boiler, stainless steel sink unit inset in worktop, 7 base cupboards, radiator. Built in store cupboard with double doors. Cylinder cupboard with hot water cylinder and electric immersion heater plus walk-in pantry cupboard.

Side entrance lobby with cloakroom off. 10 1 x 5 4 overall with radiator, low flush w/c, bracket washbasin. Adjoining the side door is the Boiler House with Worcester oil fired boiler.

Bedroom 1 (rear) 16 0 x 12 0 , radiator, plus built in recess wardrobe.

Bedroom 2 (rear) 12 0 x 10 5 , radiator, plus built in recess wardrobe.

Bedroom 3 (rear) 12 0 x 11 0 , radiator, plus built in recess wardrobe.

Bathroom (side) 6 1 x 6 7 maximum with white suite comprising panelled bath, w/c and pedestal washbasin, tiled splashbacks, radiator.

To the front is a lawned garden with concrete paths and brick built boundary wall. To the rear is a small, enclosed garden with orchard /amenity area beyond

Special Conditions

The oil supply tank for the bungalow is located to the rear of the adjoining barn and, if sold separately, the Purchaser of the bungalow will be responsible for the relocating the oil tank within 1 month of completion.

Lot 2 (Red verge on the Site Plan)

This comprises the farmstead of Village Farm. The buildings are a mixture of traditional brick and pantile and more modern steel framed barn, brick built cowhouse, Dutch Barn and stores. They comprise:-

1.Modern brick built barn 24 6 x 44 6 with pair of sliding timber doors to front and concrete driveway from the road. It is steel framed with timber trusses and purlins with concrete fibre asbestos sheeted roof and concrete floor.

2.A side door leads to the Fold yard (between the traditional brick buildings) 80 9 x 47 9 , steel principals with timber trusses and purlins with concrete fibre asbestos roof and concrete floor.


a.Brick pantile box 14 10 x 9 2 with brick floor.

b.Box 8 6 x 9 3 with concrete floor.

c.Double arched front cowstall 18 9 x 9 4 with concrete floor.

d.Double arched front box 18 1 x 9 2 with concrete floor.


a.Barn 10 9 x 9 8 with concrete floor and manger.

b.Entrance 12 5 x 12 0 with pair of timber doors and concrete floor.

c.Loose box 10 3 x 11 1 with concrete floor.

d.Loose box 10 3 x 11 0 with concrete floor.


a.Cowhouse 27 5 x 15 3 with 5 timber stalls with hayracks, concrete floor.

b.Barn 17 7 x 14 3 with concrete floor and granary over.

c.Full height barn 52 0 x 15 2 with timber trussed roof, concrete floor and timber door to outside (ladder access to granary).


a.Cowhouse 15 6 x 14 0 with concrete floor, part PCM roof, part concrete fibre asbestos roof.

b.Cowhouse 13 0 x 14 2 of similar construction

7.On the west side is brick / pantile wheelhouse 25 0 x 24 6 with door to west side.

8.Further west is a 6 bay Dutch Barn with timber principals, corrugated metal roof and with a 2 bay lean-to.

9.To the west side is a 3 bay open fronted store with adjoining store with corrugated metal cladding.

10.To the south side is a more modern brick built cowhouse 52 6 x 33 8 with corrugated concrete fibre asbestos roof, concrete floor and with doors to each end. Fitted concrete boskins.

Special Conditions

(i)Offers are invited for the site as a whole or in 2 lots as indicated above.

(ii)The Purchaser of Lot 1 (if sold separately) will be responsible for erecting and thereafter maintaining a suitable boundary fence along the western boundary. The Purchaser will also be responsible for moving the oil storage tank currently located to the rear of Barn 1 onto the rear garden of the bungalow. Fencing and oil tank relocation to take place within 1 month of completion.

(iii)The Purchaser of Lot 2 will be responsible for payment of the Affordable Housing commuted sum and any Community Infrastructure Levy to Hambleton District Council.

(iv)The Vendors do not undertake to accept the highest offers made for Lots 1 and 2 nor indeed to accept any offer made.

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