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Rough Heanor Farm, Rough Heanor Road, Mickleover, Derby DE3 9BY

Lot no: 38 Sold Prior to Auction

Guide Price £685,000+ 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 15 business days, unless the Special Conditions of Sale state otherwise.

Thursday 28th July 2022

Key Features
  • A most appealing and spacious brick built Georgian detached former farm house
  • Partially restored accommodation retaining many original features throughout.
  • Set in just over ten acres in a secluded and convenient location.
  • Easy access to A38, A516, A50 and M1 Motorway
  • Rare and exciting freehold investment opportunity.
  • Six week completion
  • EPC Rating: G
  • Council Tax Band: E
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Sold Prior to Auction

Farm House

Property Description:

A very rare and exciting freehold investment opportunity to acquire a most appealing brick built Georgian detached former farmhouse, set in just over 10 acres (subject to measured survey) with an extensive range of outbuildings including an 180 ft approximate former cowshed, which may lend itself to residential or commercial development on a large scale subject to obtaining usual planning consents.

Rough Heanor Farm has been partially restored yet retaining many original features and in recent years and requires some further improvement and upgrading. The character and well-proportioned living accommodation consists of entrance vestibule, passaged hallway with staircase to the first floor, two reception rooms to the front elevation, inner hallway with pantry, large breakfast kitchen room with a bespoke handmade reclaimed pine fitted kitchen along with an open inglenook fireplace, separate staircase to the first floor, rear lobby, utility room with a guest WC.

To the first floor a split level landing leads to a master bedroom with steps leading down to a dressing area with an en suite bathroom, three further genuine double bedrooms and a family bathroom. The attic room comprises or two large rooms that potentially could be converted into bedrooms subject to usual planning regulations. Interestingly there is an adjoining separate office with WC to the main farm house.

Outside to the property there is a formal walled garden to the front along with further land in need of attention with a separate in and out driveway. The property enjoys a secluded setting, positioned close to the Royal Derby Hospital and adjacent to the A38 and A516 junction. The sale provides a genuine opportunity for a discerning purchaser looking to acquire a magnificent period property, occupying a popular and highly convenient location.

Please Note: The sale of this property is subject to a 6 week completion.

Entrance vestibule, entered by door to front.
Entrance passaged hallway:

20 ft 3 by 9 ft 9 (L- shaped room) entered by a multi paned door, terracotta tiled flooring, door to cellar and staircase to first floor.

Front sitting room:

17 ft 10 into chimney recess by 14 ft 5, with a multipaned double glazed sash window to front elevation, exposed ceiling beams and an original six panelled door.

Separate dining room:

Measures 18 ft 1 into chimney recess by 14 ft 5, with a multi paned double glazed sash window to front elevation exposed ceiling beams open fireplace and an original six panelled door.

Inner hallway:

With window to side, pantry measures 8 ft 6 by 6 ft with thrawel.

Breakfast kitchen room:

24 ft 2 reducing to 15ft5 by 23ft3 (Please note this isnt a regular shape room). With three double glazed windows and a feature open inglenook fireplace. This thoughtfully designed bespoke handmade kitchen is fitted in reclaimed pine units with marble preparation surface, double French farmhouse sink with mixer tap, exposed ceiling beams, terracotta tiled floor, staircase to first floor.

Rear lobby:

13ft3 reducing to 9ft by 8ft with multi panelled door to rear, plumbing for washing machine and exposed ceiling beams.

Main utility room:

19 ft by 12 ft 10 (please note this is an irregular shaped room) with two double glazed windows, handmade units with preparation surface, resin bowl and half a sink and drainer and mixer tap. There is also plumbing for washing machine and exposed ceiling beams. Guest WC measures 6 ft 10 by 3 ft.

First floor:

Split level landing with continuation of the spindle balustrade, exposed ceiling beams and staircase to attic room.

Master Bedroom:

16 ft 5 by 14 ft 6 (Please note this is an irregular shape room) with multi paned double glazed window, exposed ceiling beams, original panelled door, original open grate fireplace and steps leading down to the dressing area which measures 15 ft 1 into wardrobe by 6 ft 9 with double glazed window and a comprehensive range of bespoke handmade pine fitted wardrobes.

En-suite Bathroom:

15 ft 9 by 5 ft 11 with double glazed window, comprising a panel bath with low level WC and exposed ceiling beam.

Bedroom two:

14 ft 6 by 14 ft 2 with multi paned double glazed window, fitted wardrobes and exposed ceiling beams and original panelled door.

Bedroom three:

14 ft 5 by 14 ft with multi paned double glazed window fitted wardrobes an open grate fireplace and original panelled door.

Bedroom four:

12 ft 6 by 10 ft 8 with multi pane double glazed window exposed ceiling beams and original panelled door.

Family bathroom:

Located off from the lower part of the split level landing and comprises a three piece bathroom suite.

Second floor landing:

16 ft 7 by 8 ft with exposed ceiling beams.

Attic room one:

42 ft 7 into recess by 14 ft 6 with three double glazed low level windows to the front elevation, original trusses and latched door.

Attic room two:

21 ft 4 by 16 ft 5, restricted height with central chimney breast column, original framework under low level double glazed window.


The property is set in just over 10 acres (subject to measured survey) with a delightful formal walled garden with extensive paving, and a wide range of specimen trees that offer a high degree of privacy. There is an extensive range of outbuildings including a large former cowshed that measures approximately 180 ft in length that has been split into three sections.

Section one:

80 ft 1 by 33 ft 1 with pitched roof and double doors.

Section two:

33 ft 5 by 39 ft 1.

Section three:

33 ft by 17 ft 6 with double folding doors. There is also an adjoining stable block, incorporating four stable rooms, along with a store measuring 32 ft 4 by 9 ft 3 and Tool Store measuring 40 ft by 15 ft 9 with an enclosed passage. Interestingly there is an adjoining brick built office, with entrance lobby, guest WC which measures 6 ft by 3 ft 2, office room which measures 23 ft by 10 ft with three UPVc double glazed windows. There is also a brick built dilapidated carport with storage and a block of six garages with timber double doors with extensive parking to the property with an in and out separate driveway.

Please note:

May be suitable for alternative uses, subject to obtaining the necessary consents. Prospective buyers must make all necessary independent enquiries in this respect for their specific, intended use prior to placing their bid, as this will be binding.


Freehold. Vacant possession upon completion.

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 Property 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 15 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 Property Auctions, and will be in addition to any fees payable to us. SDL Property 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 Property 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:

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.

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