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Thatched cottage is among the character homes in final Derby property auction of the year

A thatched cottage in a Derby suburb is one of the stand-out lots in the latest auction catalogue from SDL Auctions Graham Penny.

The catalogue features 42 lots, including homes, commercial properties and development opportunities, which will all go under the hammer at the final auction of the year at Pride Park Stadium, Derby, on Friday 13 December.

Located in popular Allestree, Yew Tree Cottage, 19 Cornhill, is a three double bedroomed Grade II Listed thatched cottage which has been sympathetically refurbished to blend old and new.

Entered via an impressive reception dining hallway with exposed beams, feature fireplace and galleried staircase, the gas centrally-heated cottage has well-proportioned living accommodation which includes a generous rear sitting room with beamed ceiling and feature fireplace, a rear hallway with cloakroom and a stunning modern kitchen with granite work surfaces and built-in appliances. The ground floor also features a double guest bedroom.

Upstairs, the open galleried landing incorporates a study area and leads to a master bedroom with luxury en-suite shower room and a further double bedroom.

Outside, the property has well-kept gardens which are mainly lawned and parking for two cars. The property has a *guide price of £360,000+.

Robert Stone, head of auctions East Midlands at SDL Auctions Graham Penny, said: “This is an absolutely stunning cottage and a rare opportunity to purchase a period home which has been restored to an exceptionally high standard. It’s in a great location, too, with all the amenities you could need on your doorstep, but with parks and open fields nearby, too.”

For those seeking a property project, 1 Wilson Rise, Wilson Village has double glazing and gas central heating but requires work to bring it up to 21st-century standards.

With a guide price £240,000+, the four bedroomed detached house is on a prominent corner plot in a cul-de-sac around a mile from the popular and historic market town of Melbourne.

The ground floor comprises an entrance hall, cloakroom, full-length lounge through diner, well proportioned breakfast kitchen room and access to a generous lean-to on the side of the property. Upstairs are four well proportioned bedrooms and a family bathroom. Outside is a double driveway and single integral garage, plus gardens front and rear.

Another property requiring some refurbishment can be found in the city centre, where 70 Pear Tree Crescent, Derby has a guide price of £55,000+.

The traditional two bedroomed semi has uPVC double glazing but requires some updating. It features a hallway, lounge, dining room, kitchen and rear porch on the ground floor, with a landing, two bedrooms and a bathroom upstairs. There are gardens front and rear, as well as a driveway.

Terraces are always popular at auction and 5 Arthur Street, Derby looks set to attract enthusiastic bidding due to its condition, location and potential.

Tucked away in a cul-de-sac within walking distance of the city centre and Darley Abbey Park, the two double bedroomed mid-terraced property offers the best of both worlds.

The property, which has a guide price of £115,000+, has a front sitting room and separate dining room which opens into a modern fitted kitchen with granite work surfaces. Upstairs are two double bedrooms and a modern bathroom with white suite. There is also the potential for a loft conversion, subject to planning permission. Outside is an enclosed low-maintenance rear garden.

On the other side of the city is an opportunity to add value to a mid-terraced property in an established and popular residential location.

30 May Street, Derby, which has a guide price of £68,000+, has uPVC double glazing and gas central heating but requires minor improvements. It features two reception rooms, an inner lobby and fitted kitchen on the ground floor, with two well proportioned bedrooms and a bathroom upstairs. Outside is a small enclosed garden with attached brick built WC.

Robert added: “These are just a few of the properties which will be going under the hammer at our last Derby auction of the year. Whether you are looking for a property project, a plot of land so you can start from scratch or a home you can move into straight away, we have plenty of variety in our auction catalogue, and can promise you a swift, hassle-free purchase.”

You can view the full auction catalogue online or see all the lots going under the hammer at Pride Park Stadium on Friday 13 December by clicking here, where you will also find information about bidding by telephone, online or by proxy.