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Cute cottage at beautiful Worcestershire canalside spot for sale in Birmingham auction

A rare opportunity to buy a cute canalside cottage in a beautiful Worcestershire spot is coming up in the next SDL Auctions Bigwood auction in Birmingham on Wednesday 18 July.

The unusual lot is called Halfway Lock Cottage and is based at Lock 40 next to the Worcester and Birmingham Canal on Upper Gambolds Lane in Stoke Prior, near Bromsgrove.

This property, which has tenants and is currently bringing is rent of £3,312 a year, has a *guide price in excess of £135,000 and is expected to be popular in the auction.

Gurpreet Bassi, head of residential auctions at SDL Auctions Bigwood, said: “This stretch of canal is in open countryside near Tardebigge Lake to the south of Bromsgrove and boasts the longest flight of locks in the country, making it a walkers’ favourite route.

“This cottage, as its name implies, lies at the halfway point and would make a great purchase for a long-term investor keen on regular income and wanting to own a fine part of Britain’s heritage.

“With Tardebigge village at one end and the stylish Queens Head pub at Stoke Pound at the other end of the flight of locks, the cottage really is in a desirable location.”

Other Worcestershire properties at auction include a semi-detached, two bedroomed house on a corner plot at 2 Wells Road in Worcester, with a guide price in excess of £45,000.

Meanwhile, a three bedroomed flat needing renovation on the first floor at 15 The Flats on Farleigh Road, Pershore has a guide price in excess of £45,000.

The SDL Auctions Bigwood auction on Wednesday 18 July will feature a catalogue of 145 lots which can be viewed here.