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Attractive historic property stands out from the crowd

There’s an opportunity to own one of the most distinctive properties in Castle Donington when it is sold via online auction this month.

Even on one of the oldest streets in the town, surrounded by attractive period properties, the striking half-timbered gable frontage of 37 Clapgun Street in Castle Donington makes it stand out from its neighbours.

The house is currently offered for sale via unconditional conditional online auction by SDL Auctions in partnership with Newton Fallowell, with a *guide price of £200,000+. The auction ends at 2pm on Tuesday 24th March.

The Grade II Listed building, which has medieval origins, features exposed beams and has been sympathetically restored to its original external appearance. Several years ago, its modern white rendering was removed to expose the attractive brickwork and its windows were replaced with replicas of the originals. In the past the property has housed various businesses, including a hair salon, but has now been converted to a residential property.

Andrew Parker, managing director at SDL Auctions, said: “This is a beautiful property with a great deal of history and even on this attractive street, it’s clearly something special. But despite its age, inside the property is a blank canvas, with new plasterwork, modern lighting and radiators enabling the new owner to create a comfortable family home.”

The ground floor of the end-terraced property has an attractive multi-paned door which opens into the first of two large reception rooms. There is also a kitchen and WC, plus two staircases to the first floor, which has two good-sized bedrooms plus a third, smaller one, and a Jack and Jill bathroom. In addition, there is a loft storage room, while outside is a pleasant rear garden.

Andrew added: “We highly recommend booking a viewing on this property as it’s difficult to appreciate its size just from seeing it from the street. It extends back much further than you’d imagine, and is in a great location, too.”

Sitting directly opposite the entrance to the church grounds, with its beautiful mature trees, the property is in the centre of historic Castle Donington, a market town which retains a village feel. It is known for its independent shops and restaurants, which are within walking distance of the property, and has excellent transport links, too. The short distance to the M1, A50 and East Midlands Airport making it a population location for commuters.

The town has a strong community, with several sports clubs and annual events including the May Day Medieval Market, The Wakes annual street fair, Music in the Park and Christmas activities. A farmers’ market is held each month at the Castle Donington Community Hub.
Nearby is the Donington Park motor racing circuit, the National Trust-owned Calke Abbey and the National Forest.

37 Clapgun Street in Castle Donington has a guide price of £200,000+ and is offered for sale via unconditional conditional online auction by SDL Auctions in partnership with Newton Fallowell, ending on Tuesday 24th March at 2pm. To find out more about the property or to book a viewing, please contact Newton Fallowell Melbourne on 01332 865696.