NICHOLAS HOUSE, STATION ROAD, CASTLE CARY, BA7 7BX
For sale by modern auction, starting bid £195,000 plus reservation fee.
A charming grade II listed period house in the centre of Castle Cary, requiring complete improvement works and modernisation.
This is a rare and exciting opportunity to take on this project and create a truly wonderful family home.
Nicholas House is detached and the accommodation includes an entrance hall, sitting room, kitchen, dining room, three bedrooms and a bathroom.
Outside there is a private courtyard plus a generous garden in need of clearing and landscaping.
About the area
Castle Cary is described by Sir Nikolaus Pevsner, the eminent architectural historian, as Somerset's prettiest town, set in beautiful unspoilt countryside. The town is characterised by period buildings constructed of the distinctive honey coloured stone for which the area is well known. It remains a delightful small market town with a number of traditional shops and boutiques within the Conservation Area in which a policy of strict planning control operates to prevent inappropriate development. These shops cater for most everyday needs whilst Shaftesbury, Glastonbury, Street, Wells, Frome, Wincanton, Sherborne and Yeovil are all close by and Salisbury, Taunton, Bath and Bristol are in easy driving distance.
On the outskirts of Castle Cary is the railway station with its direct line to Paddington and the A303 road link is a few miles south. There are excellent state schools in the area - Ansford Academy boasts excellent exam grades and independent schools include the Sherborne and Bruton schools, Millfield, Wells Cathedral, Hazelgrove, Port Regis and St. Mary's Shaftesbury.
Nicholas House has a most handsome red brick facade with sash windows, a tiled roof and a frontage with a low stone wall and railings. The house now requires complete improvement works to bring it back to being the comfortable family home it once was. It has to be said that this is a fantastic opportunity to realise this property’s full potential.
The house is entered through an entrance hall which leads through to the sitting room. The sitting room is a generous room with a fireplace and inset gas fire, alcoves with storage and two sash windows facing south. An inner hall with two storage cupboards either side leads through to the dining room. The dining room adjoins the kitchen and has a door leading out to the private courtyard. Within the kitchen there’s the gas fired boiler, an electric cooker plus a sink looking out to the garden. Also on the ground floor is a glass porch leading out to the garden.
Upstairs there are three bedrooms and a bathroom with bath, basin and w/c.
In addition to the private courtyard there’s a walled garden which requires a large amount of clearing and landscaping. From the garden there are two foot gates leading out.
Mains gas, water, drainage and electricity.
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Modern Method of Auction
This property is for sale by the Modern Method of Auction. Should you view, offer or bid on the property, your information will be shared with the Auctioneer, iamsold.
This method of auction requires both parties to complete the transaction within 56 days of the draft contract for sale being received by the buyers solicitor. This additional time allows buyers to proceed with mortgage finance.
The buyer is required to sign a reservation agreement and make payment of a non-refundable Reservation Fee. This being 4.2% of the purchase price including VAT, subject to a minimum of £6,000.00 including VAT. The Reservation Fee is paid in addition to purchase price and will be considered as part of the chargeable consideration for the property in the calculation for stamp duty liability.
Buyers will be required to go through an identification verification process with iamsold and provide proof of how the purchase would be funded.
This property has a Buyer Information Pack which is a collection of documents in relation to the property. The documents may not tell you everything you need to know about the property, so you are required to complete your own due diligence before bidding. A sample copy of the Reservation Agreement and terms and conditions are also contained within this pack.
The buyer will also make payment of £220.00 including VAT towards the preparation cost of the pack, where it has been provided by iamsold.
The property is subject to an undisclosed Reserve Price with both the Reserve Price and Starting Bid being subject to change.