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2 bedroom Residential Development for sale: The Old Byre, Newport Road, Cowes

  • bedrooms 2
  • bathrooms 1
Reference: 37156_29235576

Key Features

  • Consent granted for two-bedroom single storey dwelling
  • Ideal self-build opportunity
  • Rural position yet close to amenities
  • Courtyard garden and private parking
  • Open plan kitchen/living/dining area
  • Existing structure in place, full of charm
  • Period features which enhance the character
  • Mains water and electricity available/adjoining
  • Potential additional building available
  • An absolute must to view


The Old Byre represents a unique opportunity to create a fabulous home finished to your own specification, set in a peaceful rural position between popular Cowes and Northwood.

The Old Byre is a single storey traditional farm building with consent for conversion to a single-level two-bedroom home surrounding a courtyard garden and with plenty of driveway parking. The property offers the opportunity to be developed into a very attractive open plan dwelling with modern facilities whist retaining the period features and space associated with a barn conversion. By separate negotiation a further barn, located on the south side of the courtyard garden, could be acquired and would make an ideal garage (subject to consent).

Situated on a farm and accessed via a lane from the A3020 main Newport to Cowes Road which is a main bus route, The Old Byre is located just a short walk away from the local Aldi supermarket and the Cowes Park and Ride station, giving convenient access to Cowes town centre and to the high speed Red Jet service to the mainland. The Newport-Cowes cycleway is just a short ride away. Cowes is renowned as the Home of World Yachting, and benefits from wonderful boutique shopping, as well as independent restaurants, bars and cafes.

The building is L-shaped and was originally built some 100 years ago to milk dairy cows. It is constructed of traditional red-brick elevations beneath slated roofs with attractive terracotta T-shaped air vents. It abuts another traditional barn to the east. There are parking spaces for multiple vehicles and a small front garden area on the north side of the building. Within the L of the building is a courtyard, walled on the other sides by farm buildings and which provides the opportunity to create a pretty courtyard garden perhaps with central feature. Accommodation will comprise of an open plan kitchen/living/dining area with vaulted ceilings and bi-fold glazed doors and a glazed wall, and a hallway which leads to two bedrooms and a bathroom.

Planning - Under Isle of Wight Council Ref: P/01061/18 the property is consented to be developed under Class Q of Part 3 of Schedule 2 of the Town and Country Planning General Permitted Development Order 2015. The Local Planning Authority (The Isle of Wight Council) acknowledge the validity of the prior notification for this conversion on 6 November 2018 and completion of the works is required by 6 November 2021. A copy of the confirmation is available on request from the sole agents.

NB It should be noted that the consent is not a normal planning consent. The Local Authority do not grant conventional consents in these cases; they instead acknowledge that the proposals are in accordance with Class Q and that they can therefore go ahead within the specified time limit.

Services - Mains water is available to the building. Mains electricity is also available on an adjoining pole. There is no mains gas. A purchaser may consider installing a heating system powered by Oil, Bulk Propane Gas or an electrically powered Air Source Heat Pump. Within 6 months of completion, the Vendor will install an appropriate septic tank outside the curtilage of the property. This shall be shared with 2-3 nearby properties and the Purchaser shall be responsible for an appropriate proportion of the costs of running and maintaining the unit.

Agent Notes:
The information provided about this property does not constitute or form part of an offer or contract, nor may it be regarded as representations. All interested parties must verify accuracy and your solicitor must verify tenure/lease information, fixtures and fittings and, where the property has been extended/converted, planning/building regulation consents. All dimensions are approximate and quoted for guidance only and their accuracy cannot be confirmed. Reference to appliances and/or services does not imply that they are necessarily in working order or fit for the purpose. Susan Payne Property Ltd. Company no. 10753879.

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Reference: 37156_29235576

Contact Agent

Susan Payne Property

East Quay, Wooton Bridge, Isle of Wight, PO33 4LA
Tel: 01983 566244