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Rare opportunity to buy character cottage in exclusive Derbyshire village

As one of Derbyshire’s most exclusive villages, it’s rare to find a property for less than half a million pounds in Quarndon – but now there’s an opportunity to buy a cottage there with a *guide price of just £125,000+.

53 Church Road in Quarndon is to be sold by SDL Auctions Graham Penny in its first Derby auction of the year at Pride Park Stadium on Valentine’s Day and auctioneers are expecting bidders to fall in love with this charming double-fronted cottage.

Robert Stone, head of auctions East Midlands, said: “There’s sure to be a huge amount of interest in this property, not just for its location and price but because it’s a very attractive character cottage.

“Internally it does need quite a bit of refurbishment work, which is why the guide price is so low. However, once refurbished with an investment of around £30,000 – £50,000, we believe it could be resold for around £270,000 to £290,000.”

On the ground floor, the cottage, which has uPVC double glazing, comprises an entrance lobby, a reception hallway/dining room, a front sitting room with open fireplace, kitchen and large walk-in pantry. Upstairs there is a landing leading to two double bedrooms with built-in wardrobes and a bathroom featuring WC, hand basin and shower cubicle.

At the front of the property is a small garden with decorative wrought iron railings, with the potential to create a parking space, subject to planning permission. There is a generous enclosed garden with patio and raised lawn at the rear.

Prized for its rural location, proximity to Derby and attractive properties, Quarndon has always been favoured by the great and the good – with past residents including Sir Henry Royce of Rolls-Royce fame and legendary football manager Brian Clough. It is currently home to cycling coach Sir Dave Brailsford of Team Sky and the village tea room is run by Rebecca Barker, wife of former Derby County captain Shaun Barker.

Just yards away from the property is the well known Joiner’s Arms – and the village also has a church, cricket club and primary school. Older children attend the renowned Ecclesbourne School in Duffield, the next village. Nearby are Allestree Park and golf course and the National Trust-owned Kedleston Hall and grounds. A wide range of amenities can be found in neighbouring Allestree and it’s just a short commute into Derby city centre.

Robert added: “An appealing cottage in a fabulous location with a very attractive guide price, this property has all the ingredients of an excellent purchase, whether you are a private buyer or an investor. I look forward to seeing it go under the hammer in our February auction.”

SDL Auctions Graham Penny’s next Derby auction takes place on Friday 14th February at Pride Park Stadium.

Selling by auction is fast, transparent and certain, with virtually no risk of the sale falling through. To find out more about selling your own property at the auction, or to request a free, no-obligation auction appraisal, please click here or call the auctions team on 01332 242 880.