SOLD STC – Residential Development Site with Full Planning Permission for 5 Dwellings at Preston Barns, Preston, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 5PP

£1,000,000 Guide Price
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Property Features

  • Stone Barns with Full Planning to convert to 2 dwellings
  • Full Planning to build 3 new build dwellings & car port
  • Train Swindon to London Paddington from 51 mins
  • No affordable dwellings
  • Unique opportunity to develop high quality homes
  • Net Internal Area 930.20 sq. m. (10,012.59 sq. feet)
  • In attractive Cotswold village adjoining Cirencester
  • Available only as a whole
  • Minimal Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) to pay
  • No Section 106 payments to pay

Property Summary

A unique opportunity to purchase a farmyard in a small village adjoining Cirencester with detailed planning permission to build up to 5 dwellings. The site consists of a stone threshing barn and attached stone cow byre with detailed planning to convert into 2 dwellings plus approval for the construction of a separate car port. Separate permission has also been granted for 3 portal framed buildings to be cleared to allow the construction of 3 new dwellings. The property is only available as a whole.



Preston is a small Cotswold village located on the very edge of Cirencester. The site benefits from fantastic transport links to further afield, with the Cirencester A419 junction located 5 minutes away, whilst J15 of the M4 and J11A of the M5 can both be reached in approximately 20 minutes. Swindon Railway Station is 11.8 miles south, offering direct trains to London Paddington.

The Cirencester area is a very sought after location, with the market town of Cirencester, often referred to as the Capital of the Cotswolds, being a gateway to the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Cirencester provides a range of amenities including unique shops, restaurants, cafés, pubs and hotels.  All sports and interests are catered for whilst the town also benefits from stand out features such as Cirencester Park (part of the Bathurst Estate), Cirencester Polo Club and the church of St John Baptist plus much more. Close by are the towns of Tetbury, Stroud and Cheltenham whilst further afield Bath, Bristol and Oxford can all be easily reached. Westonbirt Arboretum, Beaufort Polo Club, Badminton Horse Trials, the Cotswold Water Park and Cheltenham Racecourse are just a few of the attractions found close by.

In terms of schools there are a range of good primary schools available as well as two secondary schools; Cirencester Deer Park and Cirencester Kingshill. Local private schools include Rendcomb College, Hatherop Castle, Westonbirt School plus those available in Cheltenham such as Cheltenham Ladies’ College, Dean Close School and St Edward’s School.



Cotswold District Council granted full planning permission for the stone threshing barn and the stone cow byre to be converted in to two dwellings, along with a separate car port on 17th December 2019. This can be found under planning reference 19/02806/FUL whilst the listed building consent can be found under planning reference 19/02807/LBC.

Permission for the three new build dwellings was granted full planning permission on 18th May 2021. This can be found under planning reference 20/04407/FUL. Further details including planning conditions can be found on Cotswold District Council’s planning portal or on WebbPaton’s online data room which can be found at . To access the data room please contact WebbPaton.


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