Church Road, Emneth

£435,000 OIRO
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Property Summary

THE VILLAGE OF EMNETH is located on the A.1101 about 3 miles south of Wisbech and 1 mile south of the A.47 which connects Peterborough (22 miles to the west) to King's Lynn (16 miles to the east). Amenities within the village include a primary academy school, Post Office/general store and a public house.

THE FORMER VICARAGE IS AN INDIVIDUALLY-DESIGNED SPACIOUS DETACHED RESIDENCE which is believed to date from the 1970s with later modifications. It has brick elevations with an interlocking tiled roof and occupies an extensive plot with an area of about one acre (0.405 hectares), or thereabouts, as shown within the boundaries edged red on the sale plan.

THE ACCOMMODATION is as follows (N.B. All dimensions are approximate):-


Colonnaded Entrance:  Recessed lighting. uPVC entrance door with obscured double glazed top panels and with matching panel to one side.
Entrance Hall: 12' 5" x 6' 4" (3.79m x 1.93m), including stairwell with understairs storage cupboard. Radiator. Two wall lights.
Lounge: 23' 10" x 14' 6" (7.26m x 4.42m), including feature brick fireplace with wood-burner and brick plinths to each side. uPVC double glazed bow window with front aspect and two uPVC double glazed windows with side aspect. One wall feature brick. Two twin radiators. Two recesses with wall lights. uPVC double glazed French doors to rear patio with matching uPVC double glazed windows to each side.
Dining Room: 12' 5" x 12' 2" (3.79m x 3.71m). uPVC double glazed bow window with front aspect. Radiator. Two wall lights. TV aerial. Glazed double doors to:-
Kitchen/Breakfast Room: 18' 10" (5.74m) x 10' 10" (3.30m) max. Two uPVC double glazed windows with rear garden aspect. Walls part tiled. Vinyl flooring. Extensive worktops with inset 1¼ bowl stainless-steel sink and with drawers and cupboards under. Matching wall-mounted cupboards. Breakfast bar. Wall-mounted "Worcester Greenstar 30cdi" gas-fired combination boiler serving central heating and hot water. Space for electric cooker with three-speed cooker extractor/light over. Plumbing for dishwasher. Two triple ceiling spotlight fittings. Wall light. Door to:-
Inner Lobby: 9' 8" x 9' 4" (2.95m x 2.85m). uPVC double glazed window with rear garden aspect. Vinyl flooring. Radiator. Doors off to Garage; Utility Room; Cloakroom and to:-
Study: 16' 9" x 8' 1" (5.11m x 2.46m). uPVC double glazed window with front aspect. Radiator. Telephone point. Door to Side Entrance Lobby with external door to garden.
Utility Room: 7' 10' x 6' 3" (2.39m x 1.91m). uPVC double glazed window with side aspect. Vinyl flooring. Worktop with inset stainless-steel sink and with cupboard under. Wall-mounted cupboards. Twin radiator. Plumbing for washing machine. uPVC door to rear garden.
Cloakroom: 4' 6" x 2' 11" (1.37m x 0.89m). uPVC obscured double glazed window. Vinyl floor. Hand-basin with tiled splashback. Close-coupled W.C. Radiator.


L-Shaped Landing: uPVC double glazed window with front aspect. Radiator.
Bedroom 1: 14' 11" (4.55m) x 13' 3" (4.04m) max. uPVC double glazed window with front aspect. Radiator. Telephone point.
Bedroom 2: 12' 6" x 12' 2" (3.81m x 3.71m). uPVC double glazed window with front aspect. Radiator. TV point.
L-Shaped Bedroom 3: 10' 7" x 10' 1" (3.23 x 3.07m) plus 4' 3" x 4' (1.30m x 1.22m). uPVC double glazed window with rear garden aspect. Radiator. TV point.
Bedroom 4: 10' 6" x 5' 7" (3.20m x 1.70m), excluding door recess and built-in airing cupboard with lagged hot water cylinder fitted with immersion heater. uPVC double glazed window with rear garden aspect. Radiator. TV point. Trap-door to roof-void.
Bathroom: 10' 10" x 9' 2" (3.30m x 2.79m), excluding shower cubicle with glazed door and "Bristan" shower with extractor over. uPVC obscured double glazed window. Walls mosaic tiled. Vinyl flooring. Corner bath. Vanity unit with inset sink and with cupboard under. Bidet. Close-coupled W.C. Radiator.

Integral Garage: 16' 10" x 9' 2" (5.13m x 2.79m). Up-and-over door. Fluorescent strip ceiling light. Electric power. Pedestrian door to Inner Lobby.


The gardens and grounds extend to an area of about one acre (2/5ths of a hectare), or thereabouts and are only roughly cultivated at present. They comprise a gravelled entrance drive and turning area providing off-road parking for several cars, extensive lawned areas and many mature trees and shrubs.


It is understood that all mains services are either connected, or are available for connection to the property and that drainage is to the public sewer.

A full copy of the Energy Performance Certificate is available for inspection at our office.


Band 'F' payable to the Borough Council of King's Lynn and West Norfolk.


Viewing is only by prior arrangement with the Agents.
Please allow 48 hours for arrangements to be made.


Freehold with vacant possession on completion of sale.


The sale of the vacant possession freehold will be subject, inter alia, to the following conditions:-

1. Contract.
2. The approval of the purchase price by The Ely Diocesan Board of Finance.
3. The property shall be used for private residential purposes only and nothing shall be done, suffered or permitted thereon which is, or is likely to become, a nuisance, annoyance or source of disturbance to those attending divine service in the Parish Church of St. Edmund or the churchyard surrounding the same or to those attending functions in the adjacent Church Hall.
4. Subsequent to completion of sale the property shall not be known as nor designated "The Vicarage", "The Old Vicarage", "The Old Parsonage" nor by any similar name which might imply that it is still the residence of the Incumbent of Emneth St. Edmund.
5. Not more than a total of two dwelling houses (one being the existing dwelling if it is retained), each in single family occupation, shall be erected or placed on the property at any one time.
6. The reservation by the Vendor of all existing rights of light air, water supply, soil and drainage in respect of the adjoining Church Hall and St. Edmund's Church and churchyard.
7. Within three months of completion of purchase, the purchaser shall erect and thereafter maintain to the reasonable satisfaction of the Vendor, a close-boarded fence on concrete posts not less than 1.8 metres in height (or such other means of boundary enclosure as may be approved in writing by the Vendor along the unenclosed boundary with the church yard shown between the points marked "A" - "B" on the sale plan.


Condition of Sale 5 above is not intended to preclude the use of part of the property as a "Granny Annexe" or for an owner-occupier working from home.

It is understood that the south, west and north boundaries belong to the property and that the drain on the eastern boundary is in shared ownership.

None of the appliances or services has been tested and prospective purchasers must satisfy themselves that they are in working order.

The floor plans included in these particulars are intended as an approximate guide only and their accuracy is not guaranteed.

Planning permission was granted by the Borough Council of King's Lynn and West Norfolk under Reference 21/02025/F dated the 7th October 2022 for "Full demolition of existing dwelling (Vicarage) and erection of new Vicarage plus one additional dwelling and associated works, private driveways, garages and parking at The Vicarage, 72 Church Road, Emneth, Wisbech, Norfolk".
It was subsequently decided that the proposed new Vicarage would not be required and for this reason the property is being offered for sale for redevelopment as two private dwellings or for the retention of the existing house and the building of one additional dwelling (subject to planning consent).
Details of the conditions attaching to the existing consent are available to download from the Borough Council's planning portal.
A CIL payment of £4,344.83 in respect of Plot 2 has been made and receipted on the 16th February 2023.
A exemption for Charitable development was granted for the proposed new Vicarage, but this exemption will no longer apply in the event of the existing dwelling being demolished and an ordinary private dwelling erected in its place.

The Agents for themselves and for the owner of this property hereby give notice that: (1) These particulars do not in any way constitute an offer or a contract; (2) Any intending purchasers/tenants must not rely on the statements made in these particulars as representations of fact, but must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to their correctness as they are made without acceptance of any responsibility on the part of the Agents or the owner; (3) No representation whatever in relation to this property is made or given by the Agents or the owner, nor has any person in their employment any authority to make or give any such representation or warranty.