Impressive Georgian farmhouse heads next Leicester auction

A huge former Georgian farmhouse, which has an adjoining paddock and brick barns with the potential for residential development, will be auctioned in Leicester next month.

The stylish, six-bedroomed farmhouse at 7 King Street in Sileby, Leicestershire is scheduled for auction on Friday 23rd June at the King Power Stadium, Leicester, with a guide price* of £350,000.

SDL Auctions Graham Penny is now calling for other properties to join various houses that have already been entered for the auction.

Carl Finch, a valuer at SDL Auctions Graham Penny, said: “This former Georgian farmhouse is a superb opportunity, and we’re expecting it cause a lot of interest from potential buyers.

“The farmhouse requires full modernisation but has a wealth of character and would make a wonderful family home. There’s excellent scope for developing its gated paddock and barns into new build homes or barn conversions, subject to planning permission.”

The property is located in the heart of Sileby village, close to the train station and with easy commuter links to Leicester, Loughborough, Derby, Nottingham and East Midlands Airport.

The farmhouse hallway has an original tiled floor, the lounge has a beamed inglenook fireplace and windows looking to the front and rear, and the front-facing sitting room also has a fireplace.

There’s another inglenook fireplace in the kitchen, more space in the larder/utility room, and walled front and large rear gardens. There are three bedrooms and a large bathroom on the first floor, and three bedrooms with exposed timbers in the loft space.

The current owners have previously contacted Charnwood Borough Council about developing the paddock and two derelict brick barns, and an initial pre-application response indicates this could be acceptable, subject to planning conditions.

An architect’s feasibility layout shows a potential scheme for five dwellings, and this is available for information to interested parties.

Other lots at the SDL Auctions Graham Penny auction on 23rd June include:

  • An end-of-terrace house at 9 Silver Street in Coalville, an unfinished project for a seven-bedroom, six-bathroom property, with a guide price* of £125,000+.
  • A two-bedroom end-of-terrace house at 16 Leicester Road in Anstey, opposite the village green and close to local shops, guide price* £98,000+.
  • A three-bedroom terraced house at 34 Cranmer Street, Leicester, currently let on an assured shorthold tenancy at £550 per month, guide price* £90,000+.

SDL Auctions Graham Penny is inviting further auction entries and anyone looking to sell can request a free auction appraisal by calling 0116 254 9654, emailing or visiting