Guide Price£350,000

3 Bedroom House SSTC

Rooks Leaze Cottage, Kington St Michael
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Full description

DEVELOPMENT POTENTIAL - A detached former farm workers cottage (1069 sq ft), in a rural location, set in grounds of 3.77 acres. For Sale by online PUBLIC AUCTION, Wednesday 10th April 4pm to 7pm.

The Property - Built some 75 years ago and originally a farm worker's cottage to the adjacent Down Farm, this detached home is in need of extensive updating. We presume permission would be forthcoming for re-development, or a reinstatement dwelling, subject to the outcome of a formal planning application. It is situated in a rural location on the outer reaches of the village and is surrounded by farmland.

The Accommodation - At present there are three bedrooms, a bathroom, living room, kitchen, dining room and a utility/boot room with cloakroom off. The accommodation extends to 1069 sq ft.

Outside - There are a range of dilapidated outbuildings and a steel framed barn which is partly enclosed. The grounds extend to 3.77 acres and are bordered by hedges onto the byway and roadside , with a stream to the western side.

General - Mains water and electricity are connected. Private drainage. Council Tax Band E - £2,128.27 payable for 2018/19. EPC rating G-16. Full report available on our website or paper copy on request.

Method of sale - The online auction will run between 4pm and 7pm on Wednesday 10th April, unless sold prior to auction (with exchange of contracts).The winning bidder, assuming the reserve is met, is legally bound to exchange contracts and pay a 10% deposit, with completion 28 days thereafter. The winning bidder will also be required to pay a non-refundable reservation fee of 3% inc VAT of the winning bid, in addition to the purchase price, subject to a minimum fee of £4,800 inc VAT. The auction is powered and carried out by Whoobid and is subject to their terms and conditions, which will form part of the auction pack. We strongly recommend that you instruct a legal representative to review the legal pack prior to bidding. Bidders will be required to register with Whoobid in order to download the legal pack ( and, if you choose to bid on the property, you will be required to complete further identity checks for anti-money laundering purposes, and provide card details before you are able to place a bid.

Explanatory notes - Price Guide - This is an indication of the seller's minimum expectations and is not necessarily the figure the property will achieve, but acts as a guide. Price Guides are subject to change, prior to the start of the auction.

Reserve price - Most auctions will be subject to a reserve price and, if this figure is not achieved, the property will not be sold. In normal circumstances the reserve price should be no more than 10% above the price guide.

Location - Kington St Michael is a small, thriving and sustainable village 3 miles north of Chippenham and 9 miles south of Malmesbury. With approximately 700 inhabitants, the village has a community run shop with a post point, a primary school, a popular pub, a village hall, social club, church, cafe and a recreation field. Junction 17 of the M4 is some 3 miles away providing access to Bath, Bristol and Cardiff to the west and Swindon, Reading and London to the east. Chippenham railway station has trains to Paddington (75 mins) and the nearest airport is at Bristol.

Directions to SN14 6LP - From M4 J17, proceed south towards Chippenham on the A350 dual carriageway, turning right at the traffic lights heading towards Kington St Michael. At the next crossroads, before entering the village, turn left and continue along this road for about a mile. As the road bears right, there is a bridleway marked Down Farm, which leads to the property.

Thanks to you all for selling my late parents’ house so quickly and efficiently.