Thorpe Road, Melton Mowbray, LE131SE

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Property Overview

Recently renovated this large home is a blank canvas to move into - put your modern stamp on it or add original features back into it, all the hard work is already done, it just needs you!

This is a deceivingly large home with the added bonus of off road parking for at least 2 cars. A small paved frontage surrounded by a brick wall and cast iron gate allow access to the front door, protected from the elements by an open porch. Inside traditional high ceilings and an entrance hall guides to all the downstairs accommodation, leading past the front lounge, stairs and dining room, to the large open plan kitchen diner where access to the rear garden is gained.
At present the garden is concrete or slabs having been left for the new occupant to design for themselves. A brick wall runs along the length of the garden, whilst fencing secures it along the bottom. Outside the kitchen old brick outbuildings provide an outside w/c and plenty of storage - with a little imagination this could be made into an office, gym, bar or outside playroom. There is still plenty of space for a patio or decking and a lawn should you wish - so start planning.
To the side of the house is off road parking for a couple of cars which also allows access through to a car park on the street behind.

Entering through the front door the stairs lay straight ahead whilst a door to the left guides in to a lovely bright lounge with large walk in bay window allowing light to flood in. Although newly plastered, for those wanting to put the character back in, such as picture rails or maybe a fireplace, this could be easily achieved. Glazed double doors separate this room from the dining room, making it quite a versatile space depending on whether the doors are open or closed.
The dining room is a great size, plenty large enough for a dining table or to be maybe used as another living space - maybe the teenagers space or the cosy room to watch your favourite soaps. Again the glazed doors can change the feeling of this room, so access gained via the lounge or hall can be used.

Past the stairs and door to the dining room, and continuing down the hall, on the right a great storage space under the stairs, plenty high enough to walk into so possibly a place to add a downstairs w/c with the right planning.
Lastly the end of the hall opens into a fantastic family or entertaining space. A large floor space for a table or sofa adjoins a newly fitted kitchen, loads of storage and work space to whip up a family meal whilst keeping an eye on the kids, or magic up a culinary mater piece whilst entertaining friends. If a family living space is what is needed - the kitchen area would easily accommodate a table leaving the carpeted area for comfy seating.

Up the stairs, the main bedroom spans the width of the home across the front of the house, 3 windows allow this to be a really light room with a great spacious feel. A long landing space guides around the stairs to all the rooms. Leading back from the front main bedroom, bedroom 3 although the smallest bedroom is still a good double room overlooking the rear of the house.
To the back of the home, bedroom 2 is a lovely bright room with plenty of space for all the furniture needed in a double room - great for guests or a teenager, but equally a wonderful child's bedroom with loads of space for toys.
Sandwiched between bedrooms 2 and 3, a Large newly fitted bathroom, for those that like to soak or have small children - the much loved bath, and for those that like to shower away the days dust - a large corner fitted shower, coupled with loads of room to dry and dress, this is a great room.

.Situated on the main Grantham road, this home is in a great commutable spot not only easy access to Grantham, but also Loughborough, Nottingham, Oakham and Leicester, Within walking distance of the town centre, train station, cinema and both primary and high schools, this is the perfect place to base a busy family.

So this is a fantastic opportunity to own a lot of house at a great price. Potential to make a really modern bright home and equally to add character back in if that is your thing - either way come and take a look and see for yourself.

Starting Bid and Reserve Price

*Please note this property is subject to an undisclosed reserve price which is generally no more than 10% in excess of the starting bid, both the starting bid and reserve price can be subject to change. Terms and conditions apply to the Modern Method of Auction, which is powered by IAM Sold.

Auctioneer's Comments

This property is for sale by the Modern Method of Auction which is not to be confused with traditional auction. The Modern Method of Auction is a flexible buyer friendly method of purchase. We do not require the purchaser to exchange contracts immediately, however from the date the Draft Contract is received by the buyers solicitor, the buyer is given 56 days in which to complete the transaction, with the aim being to exchange contracts within the first 28 days. Allowing the additional time to exchange on the property means interested parties can proceed with traditional residential finance. Upon close of a successful auction or if the vendor accepts an offer during the auction, the buyer will be required to make payment of a non-refundable Reservation Fee of 4.2% to a minimum of £6,000.00 including VAT 4.2% of the final agreed sale price including VAT. This is subject to a minimum payment of £6,000.00 including VAT. which secures the transaction and takes the property off the market. Fees paid to the Auctioneer may be considered as part of the chargeable consideration for the property and be included in the calculation for stamp duty liability. Further clarification on this must be sought from your legal representative. The buyer will be required to sign an Acknowledgement of Reservation form to confirm acceptance of terms prior to solicitors being instructed. Copies of the Reservation from and all terms and conditions can be found in the Buyer Information Pack which can be downloaded for free from the auction section of our website or requested from our Auction Department. Please note this property is subject to an undisclosed reserve price which is generally no more than 10% in excess of the Starting Bid, both the Starting Bid and reserve price can be subject to change. Terms and conditions apply to the Modern Method of Auction, which is operated by Midlands Property Auction powered by IAM Sold. Reservation Fee is in addition to the final negotiated selling price.

Energy Performance Certificate (EPCs)

Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) give information on how to make your home more energy efficient and reduce your energy costs. All homes bought, sold or rented require an EPC. EPCs carry ratings that compare the current energy efficiency and estimated costs of energy use with potential figures that your home could achieve. Potential figures are calculated by estimating what the energy efficiency and energy costs could be if energy saving measures were put in place. The rating measures the energy efficiency of your home using a grade from ‘A’ to ‘G’. An ‘A’ rating is the most efficient, while ‘G’ is the least efficient. The average efficiency grade to date is ‘D’. All homes are measured using the same calculations, so you can compare the energy efficiency of different properties.

Property Particulars

Entrance Hall Hard wood half glazed front door opening into entrance hall giving access to all rooms, large under stairs cupboard and stairs to first floor. Neutrally decorated with new carpet flooring. Lounge Large bright room with walk in double glazed bay window to the front aspect and smaller double glazed window to side aspect. Glazed double doors through to dining room. Neutrally decorated and new carpet flooring. Dining Room Neutrally decorated with double glazed window giving view of rear garden, door to hallway. New carpet flooring. Kitchen / Dining Room To the rear of the property, this large kitchen/ diner has been completely refurbished with plenty of cupboards and counter space, along with brand new electric oven and four ring gas hob with extractor hood above. There is space enough in here for a dining table and comfy sofa. A large pantry style cupboard houses the new combi boiler and a white half glazed UPVc door leads out to the rear garden. Landing Gallery landing guides to all first floor rooms and loft access. New carpet flooring. Bedroom 1 Large double bedroom where three double glazed windows to the front and side aspects allow the room to be flooded with natural light. Neutrally decorated with new carpet flooring and radiator. Bedroom 2 Another large bright double room with radiator and double glazed window overlooking the rear aspect of the home. New carpet and neutrally decorated. Bedroom 3 Smallest of the double bedrooms yet still a great size. Double glazed window overlooking the rear garden, radiator and new carpet, and again neutrally decorated. Bathroom The bathroom has also been completely refurbished and comprises a brand new four piece suite to include bath with chrome mixer tap and hand held shower attachment. A low level flush WC, wash hand basin with vanity unit and separate shower enclosure. Tiled walls and tile effect vinyl flooring. Garden Small paved area to front of property with brick built wall surround and cast iron gate. The rear garden is currently concreted and paved throughout - plenty of area to turn into patio/decking and lawn/garden. A brick built wall runs the length of the garden separating it from the off road parking, whilst fencing secures the garden at the end. There is also a large brick outbuilding which could be converted for a multiple of uses with the right permissions Parking The land to the side of the house provides off road parking for 2/3 cars but has a public right of way through it for pedestrians.


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Fees & Charges Explained

Thorpe Road, Melton Mowbray, LE131SE

This property is sold subject to payment of a non-refundable deposit of £6,000.00, or the equivalent of 4.2% of the purchase price, whichever is greater, being placed by the successful purchaser.

This deposit forms part payment of the purchase price and will be deducted from the balance due upon completion.

This property is being sold under the Modern Method of Auction, which requires the completion of the purchase to be within 56 days, although all reasonable endeavours must be made to exchange contracts within 28 days following the Draft Contract being received by the Buyer's Solicitor.

A non-refundable Reservation fee must be paid by the buyer within 2 hours following the conclusion of the auction or acceptance of an offer. This must be paid by cleared funds to the auctioneer who will issue an acknowledgement of reservation and purchase agreement In the 28 day period following the auction or the date of acceptance of the offer.

Buyers Information Pack

If the Buyer Information Pack has been produced and provided by IAM Sold any successful purchaser will be required to pay £200.00 (including VAT) towards the cost of the preparation of the pack. These can then be used by your solicitor to progress the sale.

Buyer Fees

There are no other fees or charges payable to the Auctioneer however, there are other costs to consider such as:

  • You will need a Solicitor to act for you during the conveyancing and your Solicitor will advise you in relation to the associated costs. If you do not have a Solicitor, we can recommend the services of one of our Panel Solicitors who are all selected for their expertise in Auction Transactions. Please call the number below for more information.
  • Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) is applicable if you buy a property or land over a certain price in England, Wales or Northern Ireland. Please click here for more information.

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These particulars, whilst believed to be accurate are set out as a general outline only for guidance and do not constitute any part of an offer or contract. Intending purchasers should not rely on them as statements of representation of fact, but must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to their accuracy. No person in this firms employment has the authority to make or give any representation or warranty in respect of the property.

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