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Category for Sale
Outbuildings: 1 private, 5 shared
5 hectares
14.5 acres
Living Areas: 4
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 1.5

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Owner treadinglightly
Title 4 Bed Private House on Co-op Smallholding
Address 2 Mystery Hill, Gables Drive, Hockerton, Southwell
Location Nottinghamshire, England, UK
Price £500,000
A solar passive house is for sale at Hockerton Housing Project. It is one of the five private homes on this sustainable co-housing development. It comes with shared access and use of renewable energy systems, rainwater harvesting and 6 acres of land, with a further 8.5 acres on an agricultural lease.

Residents benefit from very low bills, onsite renewable energy systems and rainwater harvesting, and access and use of 14.5 acres. The homes and their gardens are private, with all households sharing in the management of the surrounding land and facilities, and the onsite business that delivers a range of services relating to sustainability.


The development is in the Nottinghamshire village of Hockerton, 1.5 miles from the market town of Southwell and 7 miles from Newark, with its 75 minute train link to London. The village has a pub and an active community spirit. Schools include the Lowes Wong Infant and Junior School and the excellent Minster School. Southwell is a bustling historic town with a useful range of shops, two weekly markets, and regular festivals throughout the year.

Entrance Hall/Boot Room  3.0m x 2.3m (9'10" x 7'5")

Split stable door, cupboard housing the heat recovery system, further storage cupboards, tiled floor and door into:-


Modern white suite of low flush WC and wash hand basin, tiled splashbacks and floor, fitted shelving.

Hobby Room/Bedroom 4  4.1m x 2.9m (13'7" x 9'5")

Tiled floor, fitted shelving, inset ceiling lights, super insulated hot water tank. Could be used as an occasional bedroom.

Kitchen Dining Room  5.9m x 2.9m (19'5" x 9'8")

Useful range of fitted base and wall cupboards, solid beech worktops, tiled splashbacks, twin inset stainless steel sink with drainer, ceramic hob, electric double oven, space for dishwasher and fridge, plenty of space for dining table, double doors to conservatory and archway to:-

Sitting Room  5.9m x 3.0m (19'5" x 9'8")

Tiled floor, phone and satellite TV connection, double doors to conservatory.

Inner Hall  6.4m x 0.9m (21' x 2'10")

Tiled floor, provision for wall lights.

Master Bedroom 6.1m x 3.0m (20'2" x 9'9")

Built in wardrobes, wash hand basin, plumbing available for ensuite. Double doors to conservatory.

Bedroom 2  3.3m x 3.0m (10'11" x 9'9")

Study space with Stairs to mezzanine sleeping area. Double doors to conservatory.

Bedroom 3  3.3m x 3.0m (10'11" x 9'9")

Built in storage with stairs to mezzanine sleeping area. Double doors to conservatory.

Study  3.0m x 1.7m (9'9" x 5'6")

Tiled floor and glazed door to hall. Could be used as an occasional bedroom.

Conservatory  15.7m x 3.1m (51'8" x 10'1")

Running virtually the full frontage width of the house this space can provide flexibility to suit the owners particular requirements. Wood burning stove, painted kitchen cupboards with butler's sink and oak worktops, pinoleum blinds fitted to cover the glazed roof in summer, Spanish terracotta tiled floor. Outlook over the garden and lake beyond. Twin double doors.


Situated to the front of the house and overlooking the lake there is an established garden partly laid to lawn with decking beyond, gravel and slab paths, herbaceous borders, fruit trees and raised beds. The garden is an attractive area ideal for leisure and entertaining.

Carport  4.7m x 2.4m (15'3" x 7'9")

Overhead storage and door to:-

Workshop/Office  4.8m x 2.4m (15'9" x 7'11")

Tiled floor, built in storage, twin doors out to rear.

Legal Information

Each dwelling has an associated 999 year lease (from 1997). Similar to standard leases but with provision for the nature of the project. There are specific conditions such as restrictions on fossil fuelled cars and an obligation to contribute a number of hours to the cooperative elements of the scheme.

Running Costs

Ground Rent £30 pa. Agricultural Tenancy to 2033 £400 (index linked). Council Tax £2210. Water £20. Energy £105 based on £480 consumption average with £375 average income from renewables.

Additional Elements

Equal share with the other home owner within the HHP of:-Water collection and waste water systems, Energy production from Iskra wind turbine and photovoltaic system, Directorship in Hockerton Housing Project Trading including an opportunity to develop a site based income with a committment to 300 hours per annum, Amenity space including lake and wildlife pond, Land improvements e.g. livestock, fencing, poly-tunnels and food growing areas, Land management equipment currently tractor, trailer, mower, rotivator and gardening tools.

Shared Rights

The HHP Community share rights and obligations to use the following specified areas:- Agricultural and wildlife ponds, the reed bed sewage filtration system, the reservoir with slow sand filtration, driveway, community building/Sustainable Resource Centre with large visitor room, office, kitchen and toilets, wind turbines and photovoltaic systems and all other plant necessary to provide the services, The area covers about 6 acres including the homes.

Further Information

Further information is available on the Hockerton Housing Project website.

Further information on the EPC will be provided. Its methodology is unable to cater for homes built with solar passive heating.

EPC rating - F

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