Unconverted barn in Dronfield, Derbyshire

Unconverted barn in Dronfield, Derbyshire

Unconverted barn with full planning permission, Dronfield, Derbyshire

A stone built barn with full planning permission for conversion into a spacious three bedroom dwelling. The barn has many original features and is set on a large plot on the outskirts of the popular Derbyshire town of Dronfield

The Long Barn at Shirecliffe, Barlow Lees Lane, Dronfield, Derbyshire. S18 7UR


The Long Barn is situated in open countryside within the North Derbyshire Green Belt and a Special Landscape Area; yet just outside the very popular settlement of Dronfield town. According to a recent study carried out by the Centre for Economic and Business Research with the Royal Mail, Dronfield is one of the 10 most desirable places in the UK in which to live and work.

The property has easy access to the motorway network, Sheffield, Chesterfield and the Peak District. It is a 5 minute drive (20 minutes walk) to Dronfield station from which there are regular trains to Chesterfield (taking 7 minutes) where the journey time to London is approx 2 hours.

There are outstanding walks from the doorstep and excellent schools and amenities in the town of Dronfield.

The Buildings

The Long Barn consists of a traditional two-storey 19th century stone barn with an adjoining single storey stone shippon and single storey brick building (store / workshop). There is also a small stone building a few metres away from the barn.

Currently attached to the Farmhouse at its eastern end, it could be possible to make an application to amend the planning consent to detach it. It has already been detached from the other (sold) smaller barn conversion. The Farmhouse itself is due to be sold in the coming months.

The barn requires full renovation but boasts many original features e.g. some mortise and tenon beams, large oak beams over the double height doors, large dressed quoins around the double doors, dressed stone lintels, external stone steps.


The plans show a three bedroom dwelling with a gross internal area of 243 sq.m.

The spacious ground floor living accommodation has a double height area within the traditional two storey Long Barn designed to show the roof beams.

There are existing large full height double doors to the north elevation together with a number of other sizeable window and door openings. There is also permission to create a large new opening in the west elevation of the attached shippon (this space is approx 10m x 4.5m) which will open onto the sizeable and quite private area designated as the property’s garden.


The Long Barn sits within a large plot, formerly the farm 'stack yard' but now designated as domestic curtilage for the Long Barn, with parking area. There are some former outbuildings including a dutch barn which are to be demolished as part of the planning permission.


Access is via a shared driveway off Barlow Lees Lane.

Planning Permission

The Long Barn has a full and activated planning consent for conversion to residential use.

Planning consent was granted by NEDDC (ref: 12/00902/FL) for conversion of the barn to a dwelling, with removal and discharge of conditions under ref: 13/00403/FL & 15/01222/DISCON. The vendor has confirmation that work already carried out has been accepted by the planning department as a material start on site.

General Information

Feehold with vacant possession on completion.
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