The Old Offices Moddershall, Stone ST15 8TG

For Sale


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A residential development opportunity for two dwellings to include an imposing Grade II Listed Building (formerly utilised as offices) with planning permission for its conversion to a 5 bedroom house spanning over 3 floors. Plus further planning consent to convert the existing garage outbuilding into a single storey 2 bedroom detached dwelling.

The Old Offices are located in the quiet and picturesque village of Moddershall, near Stone. The property has some excellent views across the attractive Moddershall valley. It is convenient for access to the road network such as the A520 and B5066 to Meir Heath and the A50; the A34 & A51 at Stone and the M6 at Junctions 13 & 14. It is some 2.5 miles North-East of Stone, 4 miles South of Meir and 11 miles North of Stafford.

From Stone, follow the A520 Stone Road towards Meir for approximately 1 mile, turn right signposted to Moddershall and Spotacre. Turn left into Moddershall. Follow the road for 0.4 miles and the property is located on the right, identified by a Bagshaws for sale board.

An opportunity to purchase an attractive Grade II Listed Building formerly utilised as the office building for the garden nurseries opposite, with outbuildings. The main property and closely adjoining outbuildings benefit from planning permission for their change of use to residential and extension to a 5 bedroom house spanning over 3 floors.

The site has further planning approval to convert the existing garage outbuilding into a single storey 2 bedroom detached dwelling.

The site as a whole extends to 0.127 ha (0.32acres).

Town and Country Planning
Planning permission was approved in October 2023 (Application 22/36163/FUL with conditions), in conjunction with listed building consent (application 22/35774/LBC with conditions). This granted consent to convert the main building into a reconfigured arrangement of accommodation, including incorporating the adjoining outbuilding to the rear with a glazed link and offering further floor area through a side kitchen extension.

The approved design offers a modern open plan style kitchen with bi-folding doors which overlook the garden and a useful utility room, as part of the extension works. In the original part of the property the design illustrates two reception rooms, a further study and a large dining room which overlooks a veranda to the garden. A new glazed link connecting the property to the outbuilding leads from the dining room and offers a lobby area, two further stores, a boot room and a downstairs WC.

To the first floor, there are three bedrooms, with the master bedroom having an ensuite and walk in wardrobe, bedroom 2, which sits over the extended part of the property, also has an ensuite bathroom and there is a further family bathroom off the landing.

The second floor offers a further two bedrooms, a family bathroom and a further storage area along the landing. The second floor is partly under eaves.
Externally, the property offers three parking spaces to the front adjoining the road. A terrace adjoins the property and a low brick retaining wall divides the house from the garden.

An additional planning consent relates to the store/ garage block which sits to the north of the site. Application 22/36151/FUL was permitted in November 2023 (with conditions) in conjunction with application 22/35775/LBD (with conditions). This permission allows the conversion of the current building, with two side extensions and demolition of the small toilet block. This will create a single storey detached dwelling which offers an open plan kitchen/ dining/ living area, with two bedrooms and a family bathroom.
Externally the property offers two parking spaces with a small garden area.

The main dwelling is Grade II listed (List Entry Number: 1038976).

Mains water and electricity are connected to the main building and were previously connected to the buildings, however they are not currently connected. A new drainage system will be required as part of the redevelopment. Foul drainage will need to be dealt with via a private septic tank system. Storm water drainage is located in the road to the west of the property. Purchasers must make their own enquiries in relation to the availability and suitability of all services.

General Information

Fixtures and Fittings
Only those fixtures and fittings referred to in the sale particulars are included in the purchase price.  Bagshaws have not tested any equipment, fixtures, fittings or services and no guarantee is given that they are in good working order.

Local Authority
Stafford Borough Council
Civic Centre, Riverside, Stafford, ST16 3AQ
Tel: 01785 619000

John Burton Solicitors
Market Square, Stone ST15 8AT
Tel: 01785 814818

Viewing is strictly by appointment only. Please contact the Penkridge office on 01785 716600 or email to arrange a time. The property is in a poor state of repair and condition. Viewers should enter the property at their own risk and under no circumstances should viewers enter the cellar, attic or second stair case during their visit.

Method Of Sale
The property is to be sold by public auction at 3pm on Wednesday 10th July 2024 at the Paddock Pavilion, Uttoxeter Racecourse.

Rights of Way, Wayleaves and Easements
The neighbouring property, to the north, has a mains water pipe and a storm water pipe across the yard area (including the right of access to carry out repairs.) Further information is available from the selling agents. The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all rights of way, wayleaves or easements whether mentioned in these particulars or not.

Money Laundering Regulations 2017
Please note that all purchasers must provide two forms of identification to comply with the Money Laundering Regulations 2017. Proof of identification and proof of residence.

Deposit and Completion
The successful purchaser will be required to pay a deposit of 10% of the sale price upon the fall of the hammer. Please note that proof of identification must also be provided to comply with the Money Laundering Regulations 2017. The signing of the Contract of Sale and 10% deposit is legally binding on both parties and completion will occur within 28 days thereafter, unless stated otherwise at the auction. The sale of each lot is subject to a buyer's fee of £500+ VAT (£600 inc. VAT) payable on the fall of the hammer. Please contact the auctioneers for further details.

Conditions of Sale
The Conditions of Sale will be deposited at the office of the Auctioneers seven days prior to the sale and will not be read at the sale. Please note that no searches will be included in the Conditions of Sale. Prospective purchasers may make their own arrangements with regard to searches and should seek legal advice. The Auctioneers and Solicitors will be in the sale room fifteen minutes prior to the commencement of the auction to deal with any matter arising from either the conditions of Sale, the Sales Particulars or relating to the auction generally. At the appointed time the sale will commence and thereafter no further queries will be dealt with and the purchaser will be deemed to have full knowledge of the Conditions of Sale and to have satisfied himself fully upon all matters contained or referred to therein, whether or not the purchaser has read them. The Guide Price is issued as an indication of the auctioneer’s opinion of the likely selling price of the property. Each property offered is subject to a Reserve Price which is agreed between the seller and the auctioneer just prior to the auction and which would ordinarily be within 10% (+/-) of the Guide Price. Both the Guide Price and the Reserve Price can be subject to change up to and including the day of the auction.

Agents Note
Bagshaws LLP have made every reasonable effort to ensure these details offer an accurate and fair description of the property. The particulars are produced in good faith, for guidance only and do not constitute or form an offer or part of the contract for sale. Bagshaws LLP and their employees are not authorised to give any warranties or representations in relation to the sale and give notice that all plans, measurements, distances, areas and any other details referred to are approximate and based on information available at the time of printing.