* Renovation Opportunity * Detached Grade ll Listed Cottage * Two Reception Rooms and connecting Bedrooms * Title Plot approximately 0.30 Acres * Semi - Rural Location * Open Countryside Views * Good Garden Plot * Freehold * Restricted to external inspection until survey
* Renovation Opportunity
* Detached Grade ll Listed Cottage
* Two Reception Rooms and connecting Bedrooms
* Title Plot approximately 0.30 Acres
* Semi - Rural Location
* Open Countryside Views
* Good Garden Plot
* Restricted to external inspection until survey
A Grade II listed historic Thatched Cottage, located to the East side of Mill Road. Surrounded to the sides and rear by farmland enjoying pleasant views to the east across Bedfordshire and towards the North Wolds valley. The Cottage sits centrally in its garden plot, the Registered Title for the property (BD236474) is approximately 0.30 acres. The Cottage offers an estimated combined floor area of approximately 609 sq.ft (56 sq.m.). This estimate has assumed that the first floor occupies around 40% of the ground floor area as the roof slopes significantly. The Cottage we believe, was built in the late 17th to early 18th century, of traditional timber construction with rough cast render, under a thatched roof. The vehicular entrance to the house is directly accessed from Mill Road and crosses a ditch to the garden and parking area.
The Cottage is currently uninhabited and in need of significant repair. The property comprises:- Two reception rooms with back to back fireplaces, each adjacent to the entrance doorway. Further doors to a small scullery kitchen containing a Belfast sink. The first floor has two connecting rooms with adjoining doorway access. The property is currently supported by a temporary timber frame structure to one gable end due to outward bellowing of the wall - this we understand was consequential due to an additional unsupported window opening being added sometime in the past. The property does not provide central heating, a bathroom or w.c. therefore it is unlikely to be purchased with a secured mortgage.
Reception Dining Room 12'5 x 11'4
Scullery Kitchen 13'8 x 3'6
Living Room 12'11 x 8'11
12'7 x 11'10 Max RHH
12'11 x 13'1 Max RHH
Abbreviation RHH refers to restricted head height
Covenants /Overage clauses; (if applicable) are to be advised.
Council Tax : The property is assessed in Band for Council Tax purposes and a purchaser should establish if this is a
fair assessment and may change on refurbishment. We do not believe the property has as yet been assessed for Council Tax purposes and depending upon proposals the property will probably need to be reassessed by the Valuation Office.
A purchaser must ensure that all due diligence is followed prior to submitting an offer and ensure that all enquiries have been made personally and satisfactory responses being received. The vendor and their agents make no assurances as to the accuracy of the information provided as this is purely on a reported basis and from our own enquiries and upon applications the situation and information may be different.
Gas: Gas is not available in the area. Electricity - The supply is overhead from the telegraph pole within the grounds and appropriate wayleaves should be verified. A purchaser will need to establish the continuation and suitability of any electrical supply for their requirements. Drainage - It is understood that there is no formal drainage to the property. A new treatment works will probably be required and the "General Binding Rules" should be considered. Initial guidance can be found at ttps://www.gov.uk/permits-you-need-for-septic-tanks/ Water - The supply is understood to originate from the mains supply pipe adjacent to the highway and is not metered. Purchasers should establish that the supply is suitable for any proposals for the property and site. EPC - It is not believed an EPC is required as the building is Listed.
Condition: The present condition of the property would render it not acceptable for mortgage security purposes to most main lenders based on current lending criteria. Timber frame buildings are fairly basic in terms of construction and elements used but a contractor and engineer conversant with both design and building/renovation would be beneficial. The property has not been inhabited for a good number of years and maintenance on the property has been on essential elements only. A scheme of repair and improvement will be required and result in charming cottage in the country.
Access:The current vehicular access is via an unmade but established crossover from the highway over a drainage ditch which may need to be reviewed. The site is set slightly below the highway level. The Highways and possibly drainage Authority should be consulted as to the extent and requirements for any alteration or upgrading of the crossover.
Situation:Thurleigh is a civil parish in north Bedfordshire approximately 26 miles south of Peterborough, 24 miles west of Cambridge, 9 miles north of Bedford and 31 miles east of Northampton.The village of Thurleigh has a church (St Peters), primary school (Thurleigh Primary School and Nursery), village hall and the Thurleigh Sports and Social Club. Wider services are available in Bedford, St Neots (8 miles to the east) and Rushden (8 miles to the northwest). The A6 which runs south to Bedford and north to Kettering can be accessed at Bletsoe (2 miles to the west). The A1 can be accessed at Chawston (7 miles to the southeast).There are two railway stations in Bedford. Bedford station offers mainline services to Brighton via London (Thameslink). Bedford is also on the main line between London St Pancras and Sheffield (East Midlands Trains). Please note distance measurements are taken using Google Maps and are 'as the crow flies.
Viewing:All viewings are strictly by appointment only through the seller's agent, Bletsoes - 01832 732188
To comply with current Money Laundering Regulations, any successful purchaser(s) will be asked to provide proof of identity and we will therefore need to take copies of a passport/driving licence and a recent utility bill (not more than 3 months old). This information is required prior to solicitors being instructed.
Measurements & Other Information:All measurements are approximate. While we endeavour to make our sales particulars accurate and reliable, if there is a point which is of particular importance please do contact Bletsoes who will be pleased to check the information for you, particularly if you are contemplating travelling some distance to view the property.