Public Auction Tuesday 10 September 2019. Sutton Park Road, Kidderminster Dy11 6lf


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  • Bedrooms: 5
SALE BY PUBLIC AUCTION TUESDAY 10 SEPTEMBER, 2019. Approached via its own long private drive and therefore totally hidden from the road! A substantial 1930's detached house in extensive grounds of about an acre which also hold latent potential for additional development. Energy Rating: G. STOURPORT OFFICE 01299 822060. To be offered for sale by Public Auction, subject to prior sale, special conditions and reserve at Hogarths Stone Manor Hotel, Stone, Kidderminster. DY10 4PJ on Tuesday 10 September, 2019 at 6pm.


SALE METHOD - "The Drive", 164 Sutton Park Road, Kidderminster is to be sold by Public Auction, subject to prior sale, special conditions and reserve, on Tuesday 10 September, 2019 at Hogarths Stone Manor Hotel, Stone, Kidderminster, Worcestershire. DY10 4PJ at 6pm. The sale is being handled by the Stourport on Severn office of Phipps & Pritchard with McCartneys LLP on 01299 822060 or

BACKGROUND – The property has been within the ownership of the same family for over 70 years having acquired it in 1947.

THE PROPERTY - A very rare 1930's detached house with distant roof top views to the front. The property stands well on a huge plot extending to about an acre, inclusive of the long private approach which adds greatly to its character. Please see the plan which is provided purely for identification purposes only.

LOCATION - Sutton Park Road is a prime Kidderminster address being renowned for its mix and quality of high quality property. It lies on Kidderminster's westerly fringe, approximately 1.5 miles distant from Kidderminster town centre itself and near to a range of local amenities. This location also grants particularly simple accessibility to the vibrant Georgian town of Bewdley which is only about 2 miles distant, being built on the banks of the River Severn and offering a rich and scenic landscape which draws visitors from far and wide the whole year round with its excellent ale houses and eateries.

AGENTS COMMENTS - Here then is an extraordinary chance to create your dream home at an affordable price, hand in glove with lovely open large gardens ideal for young families. Subject to requisite consents there is sky high potential for imaginative extension and remodelling and, with the help of the right Architect, then the results could be spectacular seeing the creation of a stunning 'statement' property of great originality. There really is so much space and amenity making for an extremely rare opportunity in such an acutely sought after location!

FURTHER 'POSSIBLE' DEVELOPMENT POTENTIAL - A recent outline planning consent under application 18/0649/OUTL was granted by Wyre Forest District Council on 13 December 2018 and the decision notice describes the scheme as follows:- Outline consent for the erection of 3no. Dwelling houses with all matters reserved 164 & 165 SUTTON PARK ROAD, KIDDERMINSTER. Please also see, included within these particulars, the approved proposed site layout drawing. The consent provides for two luxury detached dwellings to be sited within the grounds of the subject property, being positioned to its right hand side, whilst the existing house is retained in its current form.

LIMITATIONS OF PLANNING CONSENT 18/0649/OUTL - The planning application was a joint project between the sellers of 164 and neighbouring property - 165 Sutton Park Road. The Agent who obtained the permission on behalf of the respective owners is Mr Steve Greybanks of Central Building Design Ltd. Steve's contact details are included to these particulars and he will be happy to answer any additional queries prospective purchasers may have. However, the position as regards any future development opportunities for 164 is very simplistic, in that, under the existing approved scheme no development can take place without terms being agreed with the owners of number 165 and their joint co-operation. Why? Because ground from 165 would be needed to widen the access. The existing track - as per the photos - is in the sole ownership of 164 but, from a planning perspective, is not considered wide enough to serve multiple properties and hence the necessary involvement of 165. Conversely, under the current approved scheme a similar position applies in reverse whereby 165 would need the co-operation of 164 to service its own approved plot. The easiest way to explain the position is by reference to the approved site layout drawing. As per that drawing, plot number 1 would belong to 165 and plot numbers 2 & 3 would fall within the grounds of 164. Therefore, this provides for the total of three dwellings in-line with the planning decision notice.

OVERVIEW - Notwithstanding the current approval it may be the case the eventual purchaser would simply just like to preserve a single 'statement' property in large grounds but alternatively there is also the possibility that a new owner could generate significant additional monies by self-developing or selling off building plots. Albeit - under the current approval - this would be subject to a joint agreement with the owners of 165. Again - under the current approval - there would be mutual benefit for 165 creating a 'trade off' position. Over and above the logistics of the planning implementation the current owners of 164, rightly, wish to protect their own position, in respect of possible future development, by including overage provisions in the sale contract. However, the crucial point to make is that despite such overage provisions there would still be a very healthy windfall for the new owner of 164 'if' a 'deal is done' and it therefore creates a very interesting position! All this said it should also be borne in mind that the £350,000 guide price takes no account of any future development and therefore just reflects a very desirable detached house in its exiting condition with extensive gardens. The provision of overage provisions is therefore fair and equitable so as not to disadvantage those who might only have an interest in simply enhancing the existing house!

PLANNING IN GENERAL AND OUR COMMENTS - The property is sold subject to any development plan, tree preservation order, town planning schedule, resolution or notice which may be, or become to be, in force, and subject to any road widening or improvement schemes, land charges and statutory provisions or bylaws without any obligation on the vendors to specify them. Our comments do not constitute advice in any way and prospective purchasers should make their own independent enquiries. These particulars are prepared in good faith and in the spirit of trying to be helpful and informative. We, as Agents, give no guarantee, or warranty, whatsoever. The vendors Solicitor will prepare an auction contract pack pre-sale and prospective purchasers are advised to read this and consult their own advisor. Any questions in respect of the restrictive covenants should be directed straight to our clients Solicitor.

PLANNING DOCUMENTS - Available upon request from the agents Stourport office - 01299 822060

BOUNDARIES - The purchaser shall be deemed to have full knowledge of all boundaries and neither the vendor nor the vendor's agents will be responsible for defining the boundaries or ownership thereof. The included plan is for identification purposes only.

WAYLEAVES, EASEMENTS & RIGHTS OF WAY – The property is sold subject to, and with the benefit of, all easements and quasi-easements and rights of way, declared and undeclared and whether mentioned in these particulars or not.

OVERAGE PROVISIONS - To be confirmed by our clients Solicitor and will follow shortly to these particulars.

PLANNNG AGENT'S CONTACT DETAILS - Mr Steve Greybanks, Central Building Design Ltd, Woodland View, Stone Meadow, Butts Lane, DY10 4BH. 01562 743782.

The existing property will now be described as follows and whilst in need of refurbishment by modern tastes its interior is better than might be expected given the external appearance. This is a rare and most desirable property and similar opportunities with this degree of amenity, in this price bracket, would be few and far between!


23' 7'' x 5' 5'' (7.20m x 1.65m)

[max including stairs] with central heating radiator and doors to:


with quarry tiled floor, fitted shelving and fuse boards.


6' 3'' x 5' 1'' (1.90m x 1.55m)

with central heating radiator, obscured window to rear elevation, low level flush wc and pedestal hand wash basin.


12' 6'' x 10' 8'' (3.80m x 3.25m)

[max in to alcove] with windows to side and rear elevations, kitchen units, stainless steel sink and traditional Aga cooker (not tested).


25' 3'' x 13' 1'' (7.70m x 3.99m)

[max in to bay] with bay window to front elevation, further window to rear elevation, two central heating radiators, fireplace with electric fire (not tested) and door giving direct access to and from the verandah.


with central heating radiator, bay window to front elevation, further window to side elevation and open fireplace (not tested).


33' 1'' x 11' 4'' (10.08m x 3.45m)


11' 7'' x 11' 3'' (3.53m x 3.44m)

with window to rear elevation and 'Worcester' oil fired central heating boiler (not tested).


with doors to:


13' 11'' x 13' 2'' (4.25m x 4.01m)

[max in to bay] with bay window to front elevation, further window to side elevation and central heating radiator.


12' 6'' x 12' 2'' (3.81m x 3.70m)

[including fitted wardrobe and max in to alcove] with central heating radiator, window to front elevation, further window to side elevation and fitted wardrobe.


11' 11'' x 10' 9'' (3.62m x 3.28m)

[max in to alcove] with central heating radiator, window to rear elevation and fitted alcove cupboard.


11' 0'' x 9' 3'' (3.35m x 2.81m)

with central heating radiator, window to rear elevation and built-in wardrobe.


6' 3'' x 5' 5'' (1.90m x 1.66m)

[min excluding door recess] with central heating radiator, window to front elevation and access to loft space.

BATHROOM (un-fitted)

8' 4'' x 6' 7'' (2.55m x 2.0m)

[max] with central heating radiator, window to rear elevation and built-in airing cupboard.


The property is approached via its own long single track drive which leads down to a large parking/turning area also serving the garage.


24' 1'' x 11' 3'' (7.35m x 3.43m)


being laid out to the front, side and rear with spacious lawns and a wide variety of established shrubs and mature trees.


Mains electricity, drainage and water are connected. There is oil fired central heating.


The property will, unless previously withdrawn, be sold subject to Specific and General Conditions of Sale which have been settled by the Vendors Solicitors. These Conditions may be inspected during the 5 days inclusive and exclusive of the day of Sale. The Conditions may also be inspected in the Sale Room at the time of Sale but WILL NOT then be read. The Purchaser shall be deemed to have notice of such Conditions and all the terms thereof and shall bid on these terms whether he shall have inspected the Conditions or not.

AGENTS NOTE: The successful purchaser will be required to sign the Contract of Sale immediately after the Auction and pay a 10% deposit, BY CHEQUE, to the Vendor’s Solicitor.

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