Bath Road, Hungerford

Bath Road

  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Reception Rooms

3 bedroom detached for sale

  • Reference Number 30316962
  • Agent Strakers Auctions
  • Agent Number 01249 765200

Offers in excess of £245,000

About this property

LOT 04
GUIDE PRICE £245,000+

Detached canal side cottage situated in a rural position with views over the Kennet & Avon Canal, River Dunn and open countryside. The cottage which requires renovation previously had consent to extend to the rear and has gardens extending to about 0.36 acre

Situation & Description
Hungerford has a range of local shops and is renowned as an antiques centre. It is bordered by Freemans Marsh and Portdown Common with the Kennet & Avon canal flowing through. The town has a doctors surgery, public library, two supermarkets, restaurants, banks and leisure activities. The M4 motorway can be joined approximately 3 miles to the north and there is a rail service from the town to Newbury, Reading and London Paddington.

The cottage is set well away from the A4 and as the name suggests adjoins Lock 72 on the Kennet and Avon canal known as Cobblers Lock. It is only a short walk from the excellent Cobbs Farm Shop for basic fruit, veg and dairy requirements. The cottage is accessed via a track and bridge over the River Dun and along the canal footpath. It was owned by the British Waterways up until 2011 where it passed into private ownership.

The cottage has accommodation over two floors but is in need of renovation throughout, planning consent however was granted for extensions and internal alterations by West Berkshire Council on the 5th February 2016 under Application No 15/02826/HOUSE. The approved plans provide on the Ground Floor, large Reception/Study, Bedroom with En-suite and Dressing Area, further Bedroom and a Bathroom.

On the first floor is a large vaulted Living/Dining Room with balcony, vaulted Kitchen with balcony and a W.C. The proposed house will have an overall internal floor area of about 1,585ft² (148m²) and the plans make full use of fantastic views over the countryside. Copies of the decision notice and approved plans are available from the Auctioneers. Since the purchase of additional rear garden there is scope to also extend to the rear of the property (subject to planning). There is a long garden alongside the canal which stretches down to the crossing with the River Dun and there is a private rear garden. The extent of the property is shown edged red on the aerial photograph and extends in total to about 0.36 acre.

Whilst there is not a permanent vehicular access to the property a licence has been granted by Hungerford and Town Moor for builders vehicles to access the property to enable the building work. Copies of this correspondence will be available in the legal pack.

From Hungerford direction proceed on the A4 towards Marlborough, continue until The Marsh is reached. The cottage is accessed via a track opposite Cobbs Farm shop. Walk along the track and over the bridge, continue until the canal footpath is reached, bear right and Lock House is the second property along.

To arrange a viewing, contact: Auction Office 01249 765200

There is limited parking when viewing the property and viewers are advised to take care crossing the A4 if they park at the Farm Shop.

The viewing slots are in 45minutes/ 1 hour blocks split into 15 minute slots twice a week.

Whilst we are working towards a time where we can get back to full capacity, we will be prioritising proceedable buyers and tenants in the first instance.
Only 2 adults from the same household to attend, no children are permitted please.
Viewings will last a maximum of 15 minutes.
Do not enter the property until it has been completely opened up by the member of staff and they have given you permission. Staff and customers to wear face coverings and gloves.
Where possible, all doors will be opened and lights switched on prior to the viewing.
Customers should avoid touching anything in the property and should inform the staff member if they do.
Staff and customers are to please adhere to the 2m social distancing rule and to respect each other's personal space and needs.
Door handles and surfaces will be wiped down after each appointment.
If you have any concerns with any of the guidelines above, please contact the relevant Strakers office and we would be happy to discuss them with you and hopefully put you at ease.

Legal Pack
You can download the legal packs via our website and going to the auction home page by using the services heading at the top of the page. Click on the light blue tab under the next auction date displayed on the calendar. This will produce a lot list, select a lot of interest, this pulls up further details on the property - on the right under the photos click View Legal Documents - You will need to sign-up by entering your email address and creating a password the first time but this will stay valid for all of our future auctions. The legal pack may not be available straight away, but as long as you have registered to receive it you will be notified as soon as it is available.

Reserve & Guide Price
Generally speaking Guide Prices are provided as an indication of each seller's minimum expectation. They are not necessarily figures which a property will sell for and may change at any time prior to the auction. Virtually every property will be offered subject to a Reserve (a figure below which the Auctioneer cannot sell the property during the auction) which we expect will be set within the Guide Range or no more than 10% above a single figure Guide.

+ Fees
If you are the successful bidder, you will then be asked to sign the auction contract and pay a 10% deposit and a buyers fee of £600 including VAT on any Lots purchased at or below £99,999 or £1,200 including VAT on any lots purchased at £100,000 or above.

These particulars, whilst believed to be accurate are set out as a general outline only for guidance and do not constitute any part of an offer or contract. Intending purchasers should not rely on them as statements of representation of fact, but must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to their accuracy. No person in this firms employment has the authority to make or give any representation or warranty in respect of the property. All measurements and distances are approximate only. Your home is at risk if you do not keep up repayments on a mortgage or other loan secured on it.

Key Features

Bath Road, Hungerford
  • For Sale By Online Auction
  • Thursday 11th February 2021
  • Lot 04
  • Guide Price £245,000+
  • Detached Cottage
  • Canal Side
  • Rural Position
  • Requires Renovation


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33/34 Market Place Chippenham Wiltshire SN15 3HP


01249 765200