Auction: October 2022 Online Auction 19/10/2022

Pillwood Farm, Dunswell Road, Cottingham, East Riding Of Yorkshire HU16 4JS

Property Details
A freehold development and smallholding opportunity in a semi-rural location in Cottingham, in the East Riding of Yorkshire. For sale is an approximately 1.62 hectare (4 acre) parcel of land primarily containing a three bedroom detached dwelling complete with substantial gardens; farm buildings benefitting from planning consent for conversion to three dwellings; and further farm and outbuildings on the wider site.
The land and buildings are located in Cottingham in the East Riding of Yorkshire, approximately 4.5 miles north-east of Hull city centre. It fronts Dunswell Road which runs north from Cottingham village to the A1079 and connects the property to Hull city centre and the wider region. The nearby area is attractively rural, with nearby industrial sites and also Cottingham village centre being approximately 1.3 miles away and offering a range of amenities. Cottingham Station is approximately 1.6 miles to the south providing access to the East Coast Mainline.
Below are accommodation details and floor areas which have been provided by the vendor or taken from planning documents. These are approximate and being used for illustrative purposes. Buyers are advised to satisfy themselves in this regard. 

Buildings Outside of Planning Application Site

Detached Dwelling

This property is an existing, three bedroom detached dwelling in need of modernisation. It benefits from a substantial gardens and attractive views, along with ample parking space. 

Ground FloorEntrance Hallway; Reception Room; Kitchen; Utility
First Floor Bedroom 1; Bedroom 2; Bedroom 3; W/C
Total Floor Area
110 Sq M (1,180 Sq Ft)

Former Farmhouse

A single storey building situated north of the above dwelling, comprising remnants of the original masonry farmhouse and a freestanding brick wall. 

Timber Canopy

A timber portal frame construction structure seemingly built for hay storage, situated to the north of the site. 


Agricultural outbuildings to the north of the site which are generally in a poor condition. 


An electricity substation is situated on the land, north of the buildings, and is subject to a 60 year lease to the Yorkshire Water Authority. 

Buildings Within Planning Application Site

Within the planning application area is primarily a complex of former farm sheds and barns which have been identified either for residential development or demolition. Planning permission has been approved on this basis with plans drawn for the conversion of 3 no. three bedroom, single-storey dwellings, all of which will benefit from separate parking and a good-sized garden. 

The planning application states the below approximate development areas for the barn complex:

Development TypeArea
Building Conversion436 Sq M (4,692 Sq Ft)
Building Demolition280 Sq M (3,013 Sq Ft)
Landscaping 398 Sq M (4,282 Sq Ft)
Total 1,114 Sq M (11,987 Sq Ft)

Below is the proposed accommodation details for the three dwellings:

Dwelling 1Master Bedroom w/ En-Suite; Bedrooms 2 & 3; W/C; Utility; Kitchen/Living Area
Dwelling 2Master Bedroom w/ En-Suite; Bedrooms 2 & 3; W/C; Utility; Kitchen; Living Room
Dwelling 3Master Bedroom w/ En-Suite; Bedrooms 2 & 3; W/C; Kitchen/Living Area

The freehold is offered for sale with vacant possession upon completion, excepting the substation lease. This lease runs for a 60 year term from 1st October 1974. Buyers may be interested in Clause 7 which provisions that in the event of a bona fide plan to redevelop the access land, the access can be re-routed at the expense of the lessee/tenant.
Further details and documents pertaining to the planning consent can be accessed via the East Riding of Yorkshire Council planning portal using the reference 21/03300/AGRNOT.
Details of the Buyer's Premium and any additional fees payable are contained within the legal documents.
1. All the information provided on our website is for indicative purposes only and interested parties should refer to the contents of the legal pack and rely upon their own due diligence as a prudent bidder.


3. The property will be sold subject to all covenants, easements, and rights of way whether specifically mentioned in these particulars or not. Pugh & Co is advised by the vendor that there is a private right of way to a third party coloured brown on the sale plan to access land west of the railway line. The substation lease also includes access provisions from the same farm entrance. A water main passes east-west along the southern boundary.

4. Please be aware that some of the pictures are CGI's and are not representative of how the site currently stands.

5. Energy Performance Certificate = E

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