A substantial and imposing detached house standing in approximately 2.6 acres.
A substantial and imposing detached house standing in
approximately 2.6 acres (1.053 Ha).
This property has considerable potential to renovate into a spectacular dwelling.
For Sale by Auction
£450,000 - £500,000
Auction held at 3pm on Wednesday 23rd September 2020
at Staffordshire County Showground, The Ingestre Suite, Weston Road,Stafford. ST18 0BD
Top House Farm stands in an enviable and exceptional rural location with commanding views. Prestwood is a small hamlet lying between the villages of Denstone and Ellastone with Uttoxeter and the A50 being approximately 5.5 miles away, whilst Ashbourne is just under 7 miles away. The property is set back from the lane which is subjected to very little traffic.
A substantial detached stone built house, standing in this prominent and commanding rural location. Standing within grounds amounting to approximately 2.6 Acres (1.053 Hectares). The property enjoys a very good degree of privacy and also offers considerable potential to form a spectacular dwelling. The property is currently divided into two flats with the ground floor flat consisting of; entrance porch, kitchen, lounge, bathroom and bedroom and the first floor flat having; living room, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom on one level and two further double rooms at second floor level. Overall the property offers four ground floor rooms, three first floor rooms and two second floor rooms. Externally there is a detached garage and a former stone barn currently in a dilapidated state.
From A50 at Uttoxeter, take B5030 towards Rocester and Ashbourne, once past Rocester and JCB on your left, take the next left at the roundabout towards Denstone. Continue straight ahead over the next roundabout and once reaching Denstone, turn right at the roundabout towards Ashbourne. After approximately 400 yards, turn left onto Quixhill Lane and the property is then situated on your right after about three quarters of a mile.
With half glazed entrance door and stairs off to the first floor flat.
With window to the front and store cupboard. Stairs to the second floor.
With airing cupboard, wash basin and shower cubicle, electric wall fan and window to the rear.
With window to the rear and W.C
12' 3'' x 14' 1'' (3.73m x 4.29m)
With exposed beams to the ceiling, two wall light points, storage heater, two built in cupboards, window to the front and door to the kitchen.
With double drainer, stainless steel sink and a range of built in cupboards, drawers and work tops with tiled surrounds. Window to the side and sky light.
14' 8'' x 13' 9'' (4.47m x 4.19m)
with exposed beams, window to the front and storage heater.
Second Floor Landing
with window to the front.
13' 8'' x 14' 7'' (4.16m x 4.44m)
with storage heater, exposed beams, window to the front and skylight.
14' 6'' x 13' 6'' (4.42m x 4.11m)
With storage heater, exposed beams, window to the front and skylight.
Kitchen (Second Floor)
11' 11'' x 10' 5'' (3.63m x 3.17m)
with stainless steel sink, fitted cupboards, draws and worktop with tiled surround. Appliance space, beams to ceiling and window to side. Door to:
With three-piece suite in white with bath, wash basin and WC, electric shower tiling to the walls and floor.
13' 9'' x 14' 6'' (4.19m x 4.42m)
With storage heater and window to the rear.
With storage heater and store cupboard.
Ground Floor Flat
Approached via a side entrance door/porch.
With half glazed door and glazed inner door opening onto;
The property is approached via a sweeping driveway giving access to a parking/hard standing area to the side of the property and also access to a detached garage to the front of the property. The gardens/grounds extend to all sides of the house together with a dilapidated stone shed. To the East side of the property there is an enclosed paddock extending to approximately 1.67 Acres (0.678 Hectares) where as the house stands in approximately 0.92 Acres (0.375 Hectares).
East Staffordshire Borough Council Town Hall Burton on Trent DE14 2EB Tel: 01283 508000
Top House Farm is band F and Flat 1 is band C
Tenure and Possession
The freehold of the property is being offered with vacant possession upon completion.
The property is on mains water and electricity, including electric storage heaters and drainage is private.
Tim Halliday Eric Whitehead St Giles Chambers 14 Chapel Street Cheadle ST10 1DY
Rights of Way, Wayleaves and Easements
The ownership of the property extends to the neighbouring property, over which there is a right of way in favour of the neighbour over the driveway which lies outside the boundary to Top House Farm. Other than this the property is sold subject to and with the benefit of any rights of way, wayleaves and easements that may exist at the time of the sale.
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Deposit and Completion
The successful bidder will be asked to sign a Contract for the sale of the property immediately as the auction finishes and will also be asked to pay a deposit equivalent to 10% of the sale price either by cheque or bankers draft. The sale of each lot is subject to a buyer’s fee of £400 + VAT payable on the fall of the hammer. Unless stated otherwise at the sale, completion of purchase will be anticipated 28 days after the auction date.
Conditions of Sale
The Conditions of Sale will be deposited at the offices of the both the Auctioneer and the Vendor’s Solicitors 7 days prior to the sale and will not be read at the sale. The Vendor’s Solicitors will be in the saleroom 15 minutes prior to the Auction to deal with any matter arising from either the Conditions of Sale or from the Sales Particulars relating to the property in general. At the time appointed the sale will commence and thereafter no further query will be dealt with and the Purchaser will be deemed to have knowledge of the Conditions of Sale and to have satisfied himself upon all matters contained or referred to therein. Copies of the Conditions of Sale will not be forwarded to interested parties unless by prior arrangement for which there will be a charge.
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