Auction 19 November 2019 - 2 Houses As One Freehold Lot Larches Road Kidderminster


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  • Bedrooms: 6

A rare freehold opportunity comprising a pair of semi-detached 3 bedroom houses.

Numbers 36 & 37 Larches Road jointly occupy an area of 0.27 of acre. The plot width is some 15.5m/50ft and the long gardens stretch down toward the Staffordshire/Worcestershire Canal. Energy Ratings: No. 36 : D. No. 37 :D

All enquires to STOURPORT OFFICE 01299 822060 for full details.


SALE METHOD - The freehold of Numbers 36 & 37 Larches Road, Kidderminster is to be sold as one lot by Public Auction, subject to prior sale, special conditions and reserve, on Tuesday 19 November, 2019 at Hogarths Stone Manor Hotel, Stone, Kidderminster at 6pm. The sale is being handled by the Stourport on Severn office of Phipps & Pritchard with McCartneys LLP on 01299 822060 or

THE PROPERTIES – A pair of 3 bedroom semi-detached houses built in the early 1960's. The total site area extends to about 0.27 of an acre. The gardens are more than 65m/213ft deep, when scaled from the Promap plan and slope down toward the Staffordshire/Worcestershire Canal. The properties have been well maintained but would now benefit from refurbishment and re-fitting by modern tastes.

VIEWINGS - Strictly via prior appointment with the sole selling agents.

BACKGROUND – The properties are now to be sold under the hammer under instructions from Executors in order to close an estate.

LOCATION - The properties are set within a really nice back-water location in the ever popular Foley Park area of town being 'true old Kidderminster'. A range of local amenities are close at hand as is Brinton Park which still remains as one of Kidderminster's key leisure assets. Kidderminster town centre itself is approximately one mile distant.

AGENTS COMMENTS - Here is a very rare opportunity! Why? - As it is highly infrequent, locally, that 'blocks' of freehold property should become available in this affordable price bracket.

There is also further great value and opportunity that having the pair brings. In the opinion of the writer (Phipps & Pritchard Partner Nick Millinchip) then these properties would ideally be best extended to realise their full potential. This would make the most of the large plot and it is very easy to imagine dramatic open plan vaulted or lanterned living kitchens and large bi-folds giving a seamless transition to outside. Equally, the large traditional roofs would also, probably, lend themselves extremely well to dormer conversions subject to requisite consents. What is the ultimate point of these comments beyond making the most? The true point is that by having both the buyer is entirely master of their own destiny, free to operate without the need for a complicated party wall agreement, to really make these houses something truly special.

In broader thought, then even looking at total redevelopment would not be out of the question if considered economic to do so. In short, there is a wealth of different options. Beyond re-sales investors may also be attracted to the possibility to create a large, easy to maintain and profitable HMO. All subject to requisite consents. What is without question is that, for many reasons, this is a highly infrequent opportunity.

AGENTS NOTE ONE - In the gardens on the side of number 36 lie two human graves which, importantly, are there with lawful entitlement. Please see the additional photographs which indicate the general location thereof. Prospective purchasers will no doubt have questions about this but, beyond this statement of fact, then we as agents will be unable to comment further and therefore those interested in the aspect should make their own independent enquires.

AGENTS NOTE TWO - These particulars are prepared in good faith and in the spirit of trying to be helpful and informative. However prospective purchasers should, obviously, make their own detailed enquiries in respect of all Planning/Access/Legal matters, etc. We, as Agents, give no guarantee, or warranty, whatsoever.

AGENTS NOTE THREE: Only the gardens of number 36 would appear to actually meet the waters edge of the canal.

PLANNING - The property is sold subject to any development plan, tree preservation order, town planning schedule, resolution or notice which may be, or become to be, in force, and subject to any road widening or improvement schemes, land charges and statutory provisions or bylaws without any obligation on the vendors to specify them. Our comments do not constitute advice.

BOUNDARIES - The purchaser shall be deemed to have full knowledge of all boundaries and neither the vendor nor the vendor's agents will be responsible for defining the boundaries or ownership thereof. The included plan is for identification purposes only.

WAYLEAVES, EASEMENTS & RIGHTS OF WAY – The property is sold subject to, and with the benefit of, all easements and quasi-easements and rights of way, declared and undeclared and whether mentioned in these particulars or not.

LOCAL AUTHORITY – Wyre Forest District Council, Wyre Forest House, Finepoint Way, Kidderminster, DY11 7WF Tel: 01562 732928

SOLICITOR CONCERNED – MFG Solicitors, Adam House, Birmingham Road, Kidderminster, Worcestershire. DY10 2SH. Tel: 01562 820181. Attn: Mrs. Sandra Clifford.

The properties will now be described as follows:-


The property will, unless previously withdrawn, be sold subject to Specific and General Conditions of Sale which have been settled by the Vendors Solicitors. These Conditions may be inspected during the 5 days inclusive and exclusive of the day of Sale. The Conditions may also be inspected in the Sale Room at the time of Sale but WILL NOT then be read. The Purchaser shall be deemed to have notice of such Conditions and all the terms thereof and shall bid on these terms whether he shall have inspected the Conditions or not.

AGENTS NOTE: The successful purchaser will be required to sign the Contract of Sale immediately after the Auction and pay a 10% deposit, BY CHEQUE, to the Vendor’s Solicitor.

36 LARCHES ROAD (right hand house)

RECEPTION HALL - 15' 2'' x 6' 0'' (4.63m x 1.83m) [max including stairs]

THROUGH LOUNGE/DINING ROOM - 26' 1'' x 11' 1'' (7.94m x 3.37m) [max - 2.54m/8'4" min]

KITCHEN - 8' 11'' x 8' 9'' (2.73m x 2.67m)


BEDROOM ONE - 12' 5'' x 10' 2'' (3.78m x 3.09m)

BEDROOM TWO - 12' 0'' x 10' 1'' (3.67m x 3.08m)

BEDROOM THREE - 8' 10'' x 7' 2'' (2.68m x 2.18m) [max in to door recess]

BATHROOM - 9' 0'' x 7' 3'' (2.75m x 2.20m)

OUTSIDE: - The property stands back behind a deep frontage with gated slabbed driveway and stone coverings.

GARAGE - 13' 5'' x 7' 10'' (4.09m x 2.40m) with gas meter, up-and-over door and door to:

LOBBY AREA - with 'Wylex' fuse board and electricity meter, doors to:

STORE CUPBOARD - 8' 4'' x 2' 7'' (2.53m x 0.78m)

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REAR GARDENS - Larges rear gardens sloping down to the Canal - see photos.

37 LARCHES ROAD (left hand house)


RECEPTION HALL - 11' 8'' x 5' 10'' (3.56m x 1.77m) [including stairs]

THROUGH LOUNGE/DINING ROOM - 26' 1'' x 11' 0'' (7.95m x 3.35m) [max in to bay - 2.15m/7'1" min]


KITCHEN - 8' 11'' x 8' 8'' (2.71m x 2.64m)


BEDROOM ONE - 12' 6'' x 10' 0'' (3.80m x 3.06m) [including fitted wardrobe]

BEDROOM TWO - 12' 0'' x 10' 0'' (3.66m x 3.05m)

BEDROOM THREE - 8' 10'' x 7' 3'' (2.68m x 2.20m) [max in to door recess]

BATHROOM - 8' 11'' x 7' 2'' (2.73m x 2.18m) with modern style 'Worcester' combination boiler.

NB: - Both properties have a gas connection but only number 37 has central heating.

OUTSIDE: - The property stands back behind a deep frontage with gated slabbed driveway and stone coverings.

SIDE GARAGE - 13' 6'' x 7' 8'' (4.12m x 2.33m) with gas meter, up-and-over door and access to:

LOBBY AREA - with 'Steeple' distribution board protecting the electrical installation, electricity meter and doors to:

UTILITY CUPBOARD - 5' 5'' x 2' 7'' (1.66m x 0.78m)

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Freehold. We have not verified details of tenure. The Solicitor acting for any purchaser should be asked to confirm full details.

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