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20 Long Row, Belper, Derbyshire DE56 1DR

Lot no: 89 Sold at Auction for £166,000

Guide Price £140,000+ plus fees

Unconditional with Fixed FeeOn the fall of the hammer, the successful bidder will be legally bound to purchase the property. The successful bidder must immediately exchange contracts and pay a 10% deposit (subject to a minimum of £5,000), along with a non-refundable Buyer’s Fee. The Buyer’s Fee is £1074, and completion must take place within 20 business days, unless the Special Conditions of Sale state otherwise.

Thursday 30th July 2020

Key Features
  • GradeII listed, 2/3 bedroomed end terraced stone cottage
  • Show street of the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site
  • Requires modernisation and refurbishment
  • Excellent project - similar properties on street selling for circa 300k
  • EPC Rating: F
  • Additional piece of land to front included with potential for parking
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Sold at Auction for £166,000


Property Description:

Situated along the sought after cobbled 'Show' street in the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site is an extended Grade II Listed two/three bedroomed, three storey end terraced stone cottage requiring a comprehensive scheme of upgrading and improvement. The sale represents an exciting and rewarding project with sale prices of around £300,000 achieved in recent years for similar cottages on the street.

Constructed of course natural stone beneath a pitched tiled roof, the character accommodation in brief comprises lounge, open plan dining room/kitchen, rear hall, utility/wc. To the first floor landing there is a bedroom, a large bathroom with potential to split into a smaller bathroom and a third bedroom, staircase to the second floor landing leads to a further generous sized bedroom. To the front there is a pretty fore garden and additional piece of land included in the sale which provides potential for private off street parking. To the rear there is a good sized enclosed mature garden.

The historic market town is situated within one of few world heritage sites and a well known attraction includes the iconic East Mill and the beautiful River Gardens. Belper itself has an excellent range of amenities, award winning High Street with independent shops, supermarkets, public houses, restaurants, recreational facilities and numerous primary and secondary schools. Belper is positioned along the A6 main arterial road which provides swift access onto the city of Derby and further tourist attractions including the Spa Town of Matlock and Chatsworth House.

The sale provides a genuine opportunity for a discerning purchaser looking to acquire a very sensibly priced cottage situated within a highly desirable and yet convenient location.

Lounge 10' max x 12'4" max

Having wooden sash windows to the front and side elevations, electric fire with wood surround and tiled hearth, storage radiator, exposed beams and enclosed staircase to first floor.

Open Plan Dining Room/Kitchen 16'9" to doorway x 9'4" max

With two windows to the side aspect. The kitchen is unfitted.

Rear Hall

Having tiled flooring, storage radiator and external door to the side/rear gardens.

Utility Room/wc

Having a toilet, plumbing for washing machine, space fore dryer and window to rear aspect.

First Floor Landing

With large built in storage cupboard.

Bedroom 9'6" max x 9'10" max

Having a sash window to the front elevation, exposed beams and storage radiator.

Bathroom/Bedrooom Three 12’0 x 10’

With window to rear elevation. The bathroom is unfitted. A large room with potential to split into a bathroom and single bedroom.

Stairs to Second Floor Landing

Leading to -

Bedroom 15'1" (not inc stairs) x 8'10" (not inc stairs)

Featuring a range of fitted wardrobes/storage, storage radiator, sash window to front elevation and window to rear elevation offering superb views of the mill.


To the front of the property there is an enclosed garden with pathway. The rear garden features a lawn, rockery, decked seating area, vegetable patch and storage shed.



Auction Method:

The auction for this property will take place as an “Auction Event” behind closed doors with a live auctioneer and will be streamed online in real-time. The property will be sold alongside several other lots. Bids must be placed remotely- please see the below section on “Registration Process”.

The auction can be watched in real-time on the auction date on our home page: https://www.sdlauctions.co.uk/

The auction date applicable for the property is displayed on this page. It is not possible to provide a precise timeslot when this property will be auctioned on the day, because there are other lots being sold.

You are required to undertake identity checks before you can be authorised to bid. You must also provide your payment details. If you do not provide this information, your registration will not be processed.

When you place your bid, you are deemed to have agreed to SDL Auctions’ Buyers Terms (England & Wales).

Auction Type – Unconditional with Fixed Fee

If you are the highest bidder, you must exchange legally binding contracts for the sale when the auction for the property comes to an end. You must then pay the applicable fees and deposit. You must complete the sale within 20 business days unless the Special Conditions of Sale contained within the Legal Pack state otherwise.

Auction Fees

The following standard non-refundable fees apply:

  • Buyer’s Fee- payable on exchange of contracts. This is usually £1074 including VAT, subject to the Special Conditions of Sale. This fee does not contribute towards the purchase price of the property.

There may be additional fees listed in the Special Conditions of Sale, which will be available to view within the Legal Pack. You must read the Special Conditions carefully before bidding. Any additional fees are included at the seller’s discretion, not on the instruction of SDL Auctions, and will be in addition to any fees payable to us. SDL Auctions has limited control over the content of the Special Conditions of Sale.


On exchange of contracts, you must pay a non-refundable deposit equal to 10% of the actual purchase price of the property, subject to a minimum of £5,000. The deposit contributes towards the purchase price.

Payment Method:

Applicable fees/deposit must be paid immediately after a winning bid has been placed. We do not accept payment by cash or cheque. Prior to the auction, we will email you to register your card details with our third-party provider, Stripe. Your card details will be stored on their secure online payment platform. Payment will only be taken from you in the event of a winning bid. In this case, you will be contacted by one of our representatives to make payment. If we cannot make contact with you within 24 hours after the auction ends, we reserve the right to charge your card if you do not respond to this email.

Legal Pack

Before bidding, you must view the legal pack for the property. This is the collection of legal documents that apply to the sale. The documents will include but are not limited to: Special Conditions of Sale, title documents from the Land Registry and Energy Performance Certificate.

The legal pack can be viewed on this page, under the sub-heading “Legal Packs”. Follow this link, and you will then be directed to create an account with Auction Passport to view the documents.

The legal pack can change at any time up until the auction starts so you must check for the most recent version of the legal pack. An addendum may be issued outlining any late changes. At the point of placing your bid, you are deemed to have read the legal pack in its entirety, including any changes. Failure to check for changes to the legal pack will not be a valid reason for withdrawing from the sale.

It is strongly recommended that you instruct a qualified professional to review the legal pack and raise any necessary enquiries before bidding.

Special Conditions of Sale

The property is sold subject to any Special Conditions of Sale. These are contractual conditions that are included by the seller of the property – they are not part of SDL Auctions’ terms and conditions. The Special Conditions of Sale are legally binding. You are taken to have read and accepted these at the point of bidding, even if you have not done so. The Special Conditions of Sale are available to read in the legal pack.

Energy Performance Certificate

The EPC for this property can be viewed in full at the top of this page or in the legal pack.

Registration Process:

T To register to bid on the property, you must submit your remote bid here: https://www.sdlauctions.co.uk/remote-telephone-proxy-bidding/. There is also a link to register on the property details page, where you will also be able to find the lot number for the property. Prospective buyers must register no later than 12pm the day before the auction date. If you register after the cut off, it cannot be guaranteed that your registration will be processed.

Guide Price & Reserve Price

Each property sold is subject to a Reserve Price. The Reserve Price will be within + or – 10% of the Guide Price. The Guide Price is issued solely as a guide so that a buyer can consider whether or not to pursue their interest. A full definition can be found within the Buyers Terms.