House For Sale

Lot 2, 42, Church Street, Netherseal, Swadlincote, Derbyshire

Guide price £230,000 Sold


Offers invited by informal tender - 12 noon, Thursday 24 September 2020. A charming 3 bed semi-detached cottage, in need of renovation, on the edge of the delightful village of Netherseal.

  • In need of full renovation
  • Two reception rooms
  • Kitchen
  • Three bedrooms
  • Family bathroom
  • Extensive gardens, about 0.43 acres in all
  • Walled driveway with parking space to the front
  • Rural views to the rear
  • Adjoining cottage and adjacent orchard also available separately, or as a whole



Situation
The cottages are located within the conservation area of the picturesque village of Netherseal, approximately two miles south of Overseal and five miles south west of Ashby de la Zouch. Netherseal is a sought-after village with a good range of amenities including a village shop, Netherseal St Peter's CE Primary School and two pubs. Ashby de la Zouch offers a range of shops, pubs, playing fields and schooling. Close by, the A42 provides an excellent road link to the M1, M6 and A50 giving access to Derby, Nottingham, Birmingham, Leicester and Stoke on Trent. East Midlands Airport is located approximately 19 miles north.


Description
Lot 1 - 40 Church Street - edged red on the sale plan


Lot 2 - 42 Church Street - edged blue on the sale plan


40 and 42 Church Street are a pair of well-proportioned, semi-detached three-bedroom cottages, each offering accommodation over two floors. On the ground floor each cottage comprises a hallway, kitchen, dining room, sitting room, and WC; both sitting rooms have a fireplace. To the first floor, both cottages have three bedrooms and a family bathroom. The properties are in need of renovation/modernisation and offer exciting potential.


Both cottages have large gardens to the rear and rural views. A generously sized, walled driveway is located at the front of the cottages, with ownership split between the cottages for access, but each having their own private parking areas.. The total area of each property is about 0.33 acres and 0.43 acres respectively.


The sale of 40 Church Street also includes an attached pair of stables and a rare opportunity to purchase a dovecote which has been listed Grade II* due to its historical importance and is also a scheduled ancient monument. This dovecote is constructed of red brick in Flemish bond with a blue brick plinth and is hexagonal in shape. Within the dovecote, the walls are lined throughout with pigeon holes and there is a potence which is a revolving structure with a ladder attached which was used to collect eggs at all levels within the dovecote without having to touch the nests. We expect that the potence would need to be retained within the dovecote due to its listed and ancient monument status. Works to this building would require listed building consent. A red brick lean-to is also included within the sale of 40 Church Lane and also provides useful additional storage.


The purchaser of No.42 will be responsible for erecting and maintaining a fence or wall between point C and D within.


Lot 3 - The orchard - Edged green on the sale plan

The orchard is situated to the west of 42 Church Lane and extends to approximately 0.57 acres. The orchard can be accessed from Church Lane via a right of way utilising a gateway to the east of the cottages which then leads over a short section shaded yellow on the sale plan, both of which are within the ownership of No.42. See 'Access' below


Access
The ownership of the access to 40 and 42 Church Lane through the main gates into the walled driveway is split between the two properties with each having a right to pass over the areas shaded brown on the sale plan at all times and for all purposes.


40 Church Lane will benefit from a right of access from Church Lane, over the area shaded yellow belonging to 42, then along the western boundary of the orchard (Lot 3) and back across the lower section of the garden of 42, as marked approximately by the black hatched line (exact route to be confirmed). This right of way is for occasional use for maintenance purposes only during the hours of daylight and is restricted to 1.5 metres wide.


Boundary responsibilities
Known boundary responsibilities are marked on the sale plan with the T-marks. Within 10 weeks of completion, the purchaser of No.42 (Lot 2) will be required to erect a fence or wall between points C and D, and the purchaser of the orchard (Lot 3) will be required to erect a fence or wall between points A and B and install gates for the use of the owner of No.40 where their right of access crosses this boundary.


Overage
The orchard and lower sections of the gardens of the cottages are to be sold subject to an overage clause. This clause requires that if planning permission is gained within a 40 year period for development (other than garden structures such as sheds, garages, summerhouses, and the like) then a portion of the increase in value between the value of the land with and without the granted planning permission would be payable by the owner back to the current vendors or their successors. This clause would cover multiple grants of permission for development. The portion of the uplift payable would be 30%. The construction of an independent dwelling for example would trigger the clause.


Planning
The vendors have not submitted any planning application to develop on the orchard or gardens of these properties. Given the location within the Netherseal conservation area and proximity to listed buildings the likelihood of gaining planning permission for development would seem to be extremely limited. Potential purchasers should raise any planning queries directly with South Derbyshire District Council.

Please see separate entries for Lots 1, 3 and the whole.

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