Bridge End Road
Ropsley, Grantham, NG32

Gavin New
Grantham Office
Gavin Baker
Call Us 01476 591900


  • Nine dwellings in total
  • Full planning permission
  • Attractive rural position
  • Total 11.86 acres including woodland
  • For sale as a single lot
  • Vacant possession
  • EPC rating F (East Cottage)
  • Viewing by appointment only


LOT 1: FARMSTEAD AND BARNS FOR CONVERSION (7 DWELLINGS) GUIDE PRICE £900,000 LOT 2: PAIR OF SEMI DETACHED COTTAGES GUIDE PRICE £215,000. Welby Warren is a rare farmstead DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY and comprises an abandoned 19th Century farmhouse in need of restoration together with a range of traditional farm buildings with consent for conversion to four individual homes, an existing single storey dwelling, a further abandoned cottage for renovation and a pair of semi detached cottages, the whole standing in grounds of approximately 11.86 acres. The property enjoys a pleasant rural position only some 4 miles east of Grantham and is set well back from the A52 with access via a 0.3 mile private drive. There are existing modern farm buildings within the site which will remain and will provide useful storage whilst building work is undertaken. Access for viewing purposes is strictly by prior appointment and undertaken at the applicants own risk.


Welby Warren is situated to the east of Grantham between the A52 and the historic Roman Ermine Street which is known locally as the High Dyke and is surrounded by open farmland.


There are comprehensive facilities available in Grantham and the town's Station gives access to the East Coast Mainline with trains to London Kings Cross and a journey time from around 70 minutes. Opportunities for education include Public Schools at Oakham and Stamford together with the well known boys and girls Grammar Schools in Grantham which include Sir Isaac Newton and Margaret Thatcher amongst their alumni.

LOT 1 (edged in red)

Seven properties together with extensive areas of grassland which will provide valuable grazing for horses and ponies.

At the western end of the site is a block of attractive woodland that provides a shelter belt and screening. This woodland is part of a Farm Woodland Premium Scheme that runs to 2025. There are no payments under the scheme and further details can be obtained from the joint selling agents.


A large abandoned farmhouse believed to date from the 19th Century occupying a private position. Once restored the property will offer generous accommodation to include three reception rooms, domestic offices, four bedrooms and four bathrooms.


A range of traditional stone and brick built farm buildings which, once converted, will provide three substantial two storey dwellings and one single storey home offering 2, 3 and 4 bed accommodation of considerable character and appeal.

BARN 1: Entrance hall, cloakroom, utility room, kitchen/dining/living room, home office, two ground floor bedrooms, bathroom and first floor master bedroom with en suite shower room.

BARN 2: Entrance hall, cloakroom, utility room, kitchen/dining room, living room, three first floor bedrooms and two bathrooms.

BARN 3: Entrance hall, utility/WC, kitchen/dining room, living room, home office, four first floor bedrooms and two bathrooms.

BARN 4: Single storey with entrance hall, kitchen/dining room, living room, two bedrooms and bathroom


A detached brick and stone cottage offering scope for modernisation and improvement. Hall, living room, kitchen/dining room, bathroom and first floor bedroom.


An abandoned detached brick built house adjacent to the farmyard which, after rebuilding and refurbishment will offer two reception rooms, three bedrooms and two bathrooms.

LOT 2 (edged in blue)


A pair of semi detached 2 bedroom, stone built cottages at the edge of the site and each offering some scope for modernisation and improvement or perhaps incorporation to form a single larger dwelling, subject to consent.


The vendor reserves the right of way over the access road at all times and for all purposes. The vendor will contribute to maintenance according to use.


Planning Permission (application number S18/1438) for change of use of barns to form four dwellings, the restoration of abandoned dwelling and erection of garaging was granted on 5th December 2018. Planning Permission (application number S18/1948) for the restoration of abandoned farm workers cottage to a dwelling was also granted on 5th December 2018.

Copies of these consents and associated plans and reports are available upon request at the offices of Newton Fallowell and EBG or from South Kesteven District Council on Telephone 01476 406080.


Mains electricity is available. Application for a new water supply has been made to Anglian Water Authority and an appropriate easement will be provided for this service to be laid beneath the vendors retained land to the north west running from the site to the High Dyke. Full particulars of the easement are available upon request. Drainage will be by private systems.


The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all wayleaves, easements and rights of way, whether public or private, and whether specifically mentioned or not.


The attached plans show Lot 1 edged in red and Lot 2 in blue. These plans are for identification purposes only. Floor plans, where provided are not to scale and intended to indicate the proposed layouts only.


The use of Lot 1 is restricted to seven domestic dwellings.

Lot 2 is to remain as either a pair of semi-detached cottages or their conversion to a single dwelling.

Any alterations to the existing plans and elevations will require the consent of the Trustees.


1. Two galvanised grain bins.

2. Six bay corn store complete with two roller shutter doors, grain walling, concrete floor, central air duct and fan (approximately 28m x 19m).

3. Five bay Atcost concrete barn and lean-to complete with concrete floor and sleeper walls on three sides of the lean-to (approximately 23m x 19m).

Note - These buildings may contain asbestos.

These buildings are to be removed within 12 months of the date of purchase.


Viewing is strictly by prior appointment through the offices of Newton Fallowell on 01476 591900 or EBG on 01476 541105. In particular, the abandoned properties are not safe to be inspected internally. All viewings are at the applicants own risk and hard hats should be worn at all times.


Leave Grantham via the A52 Bridge End Road and proceed to the top of Somerby Hill passing the Prince William of Gloucester Barracks on the left hand side. At the roundabout turn left towards Boston. Ignore the left turning at Cold Harbour onto the High Dyke (signposted Lincoln) and after a further 0.75 miles turn left onto the farm road leading to Welby Warren. The property will be found at the end of this access after a further 0.3 of a mile. Postcode NG32 3AA


1. The modern agricultural buildings and storage bins form part of the sale and it will be a purchasers responsibility to arrange their removal.

2. A separate sale of East and West Cottages will not be agreed unless and until a purchaser has been found for the farm complex.

Although these particulars are thought to be materially correct, their accuracy cannot be guaranteed, they must not be relied upon as an entirely accurate description and they do not form part of any contract. All services have not and will not be tested. If the area of land is considered to be particularly important, it is strongly recommended to have the site measurements checked before submitting an offer to purchase.


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