Countryside views at ‘best of both worlds’ family home

Countryside views are an appealing feature of a three-bedroomed, extended semi-detached home which will be offered for sale at SDL Auctions Graham Penny’s Derby auction at Pride Park Stadium on Wednesday 13 February.

Ideal for families, the semi-detached property at 4 Belle Vue Avenue, Upper Marehay, Ripley backs onto open fields from its cul-de-sac location. It is within walking distance of a children’s play area and two family-friendly restaurants.

The new occupants will enjoy the ‘best of both worlds’; despite the property’s rural feel, it is just a few minutes’ drive – or a 30-minute walk – into Ripley town centre, with its shops, supermarkets, banks, library and leisure centre.

With sealed unit uPVC double glazing, gas central heating and being partially decorated, the semi-detached property needs only minor refurbishment to bring it up to a suitable standard for letting or for the successful bidder to move into themselves.

There is an area of hard standing space suitable for two cars at the front of the property, which is entered via a side door into the fitted breakfast kitchen. The room features a range of matching wall and base units, chequerboard tiling, stainless steel sink and drainer with mixer tap, along with a gas hob and plumbing for a washing machine. There is also a useful understairs storage area.

Also on the ground floor are a dining room and a full width rear sitting room with electric fire. This room opens through to a sun room, which has a patio door leading out to the attractive enclosed rear garden featuring a full width patio, lawn, herbaceous borders and brick-built outbuilding.

Stairs lead from the sitting room to the first-floor landing which has a built-in airing cupboard and loft access. Upstairs, two of the three bedrooms enjoy far-reaching countryside views and the family bathroom features a panelled bath with Triton shower unit over, toilet, wash basin and complementary wall tiling.

Robert Stone, senior valuer at SDL Auctions Graham Penny, said: “This is an excellent investment opportunity for many reasons, not least the property’s location just a few minutes from the A38, making the M1 motorway easily accessible. It’s just minutes from all the amenities of Ripley town centre but has beautiful countryside views and a cul de sac location – it really does offer the best of both worlds.”

The property goes under the hammer at SDL Auctions Graham Penny’s Derby auction at Pride Park Stadium on Wednesday 13 February with a *guide price of £95,000+ and is freehold with vacant possession on completion.

Family homes are always popular with bidders; if you have a similar property to sell and would like the certainty provided by an auction sale, call the team on 01332 242880 for a free auction appraisal, or click here.


* Each property is subject to a Reserve Price which may be different from the Guide Price. For full definitions see www.sdlauctions.co.uk/glossary.