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Three is the magic number when seeking a period property in Burton area

Three period properties in the Burton area go under the hammer this month, each providing the opportunity to create stunning family homes.

They will be sold by SDL Auctions Graham Penny in its second National Property Auction, to be held behind closed doors with remote bidding, enabling the buying and selling of property to continue safely during lockdown.

Robert Stone, head of auctions East Midlands said: “There’s something very satisfying about buying a property and putting your own stamp on it, whether you decide to make it your home, let it to tenants or add value to sell on. Each has its own rewards.”

Standing on a deep plot opposite open countryside, 132 Ashby Road in Woodville, near Swadlincote, is a traditional detached property with the potential to become a prestigious family home.

Requiring full renovation throughout, the property retains some beautiful period features, including a checkerboard-tiled hallway, bow windows, feature fireplaces, deep skirtings and picture rails.

On the ground floor there is an entrance hallway, dining room with bow window, lounge and a kitchen with pantry, while upstairs are three bedrooms and a family bathroom.

The rooms are well proportioned but, if further space is required, the size of the plot provides the option to extend, as well as create off-road parking, subject to planning permission. It has a *guide price of £165,000+

Another property in the area retaining some lovely period features is 1 St. Peters Street in Burton on Trent, which has a similar guide price of £168,000+.

In an elevated position with views towards Stapenhill Gardens and St Peters Bridge, this handsome property requires renovation but features ornate cornicing, curved walls, an elegant staircase and feature fireplaces.

The extensive ground floor features a reception hallway, three reception rooms, a breakfast kitchen and utility room, a large inner hallway, a cloakroom and stairs to the cellar. Upstairs there is a family bathroom and separate WC, plus three bedrooms, with a dressing room off the master bedroom offering scope for an en-suite or potentially a fourth bedroom. It has a large, enclosed rear garden with mature trees and shrubs.

Robert said: “There is so much to admire in this property already and, sensitively restored, it will make a fabulous family home in a popular and convenient location.”

The oldest of the three properties, yet requiring the least work, is a late 18th-century Grade II listed end-terrace in Measham, near Swadlincote.

1 Saracens Row, High Street in Measham is split over three floors with four double bedrooms, a spacious kitchen, lounge with open fire, dining room and cellar. It would benefit from some improvements, including a new kitchen and windows.

The property, which has a guide price of £165,000+, has remained in the same family for many years and is steeped in history. Traditional features include a fully working fireplace and exposed beams.

The ground floor features a lounge, dining room, kitchen, WC and access to the cellar. There are three bedrooms on the first floor, with a fourth bedroom, a bathroom and storage on the second floor. Outside there is a shared access courtyard and public parking can be found nearby.

Robert added: “Each of these properties represents a wonderful opportunity for the discerning buyer and I’m looking forward to seeing them sell in our auction.”

The auction, on Thursday 28th May, features a catalogue of 127 lots and will be conducted by managing director and auctioneer Andrew Parker and broadcast live via the SDL Auctions website. To register for remote bidding, please click here or call the team on 01332 242 880.