Village life beckons as family home on a large plot is to be sold by online auction

An imposing double-fronted detached home on a large plot in a Norfolk village is to be sold by conditional online auction by SDL Auctions in partnership with Ewemove.

The three-bedroomed house, 75 Feltwell Road, Southery, Downham Market, is in need of modernisation and improvement. This, and the size of the plot – which extends to two acres and includes a large barn – offers a great deal of potential to a developer or private buyer looking to add value or put their own stamp on the property. And there is plenty of scope to extend, subject to planning permission.

As it stands, the property, which has an opening bid of £320,000, offers flexible living space on the ground floor, with entrance hall, three reception rooms, a kitchen/breakfast room, lobby and a utility/cloakroom which provides access to the double garage.

Upstairs are three double bedrooms, one with a cast iron feature fireplace, another with built-in wardrobes, plus an L-shaped family bathroom with separate WC.

Outside, a wide driveway runs down the side of the property and there is parking for several vehicles, as well as a double garage and an outdoor WC. The substantial steel-framed and cladding barn measures 20m x 12m and is currently used for storage.

The property backs onto miles of open countryside but the location is by no means isolated. The village of Southery itself is a busy farming community with a village shop, local pub with restaurant, and a hair salon. It is also home to a playgroup and primary school, while Downham Market Academy, for secondary school-aged pupils, is in nearby Downham Market, a 12-minute drive away.

Downham Market provides all the amenities you’d expect from a busy market town, including supermarkets, doctors’ surgery, post office and a railway station, with regular services between London King’s Cross and King’s Lynn.

Easy access to main roads means travelling to Cambridge, Peterborough and Bury St Edmunds all take around an hour, while Norwich is a slightly longer drive.

Jason Lee, national sales manager at SDL Auctions, said: “This property represents a great opportunity to restore a beautiful property to its former glory or create a modern family home in a popular Norfolk village. The large plot provides a huge amount of scope for extending the property, subject to planning permission, and the location provides all the peace and quiet of the countryside without sacrificing the convenience of being able to nip to the local shop or enjoy a stroll down to the pub.”

Bidding for the property starts at £320,000, with the auction ending at noon on Friday 5 April.  To arrange a viewing, or to find out more, please contact Ewemove on 07818 420 346 or email andrew.muskett@ewemove.com.


* Each property is subject to a Reserve Price which may be different from the Guide Price. For full definitions see www.sdlauctions.co.uk/glossary.