Upper Seagry


Guide price

***SOLD PRIOR TO AUCTION****For Sale by ONLINE AUCTION on Wednesday 22 July 2020.

Re-development opportunity for three separate dwellings or multi-generational living.

An attached single storey home with permission to extend, a two storey barn currently used as a 2 bedroom flat over garage and workshop with permission for conversion to a 4 bedroom dwelling. Both have permission for separate double garages. Also a row of stables with consent for a 2 bedroom single storey home. Gardens and orchard. In all about 0.9 of an acre.

The Property

Grooms Cottage is situated on the edge of the village and is a wonderful opportunity to create a multi-generational home. It comprises an attached 3 bedroom single storey home with consent to enlarge and build a new double garage, plus the barn; this is a separate dwelling currently with a flat over the garage and workshop. This has permission to create a 4 bedroom home plus a new double garage. In addition there are 3 attached stables adjoined to 3 similar sized tack rooms that have consent for 2 bedroom single storey home.

The property is approached via a right-of-way over the neighbours drive to a large gravelled courtyard. Behind Grooms Cottage is a large paved terrace and lawned gardens with mature trees and a lovely aspect over the valley beyond. Behind the barn is a large orchard with mature fruit trees and a Cotswold stone wall to the roadside boundary.

Grooms Cottage

Comprising a large reception hall 4.70m by 4.02m , Sitting room 8.67m by 4.43m, Kitchen/breakfast room 4.67m by 3.74m and inner hall with a bathroom off and three bedrooms, one with a wet room. Large lean-to conservatory and green house. Planning reference 17/08079 to extend the property and build a new double garage.

The Barn

Comprises a double garage 7.20m by 6.58m plus a Workshop 6.99m by 6.02m with stairs to a storage space over. The flat over has an entrance lobby leading to a sitting room 5.86m by 2.85m plus a Kitchen 2.95m by 2.79m off which is a bedroom. From the inner hall there is a further bedroom and a bathroom with separate WC. Under the sitting room approached from the rear is a wood store 7.16m by 2.79m. Planning reference 17/08077 to convert the property and build a new double garage.

The Stables

Comprising 3 stables measure about 4.50m by 2.67m and there are three other store rooms of a similar size. Planning reference 17/08078 to convert to a two bedroom dwelling.

Method of sale

The online auction will run between 4pm and 7pm on Wednesday 22 July 2020, unless sold prior to auction (with exchange of contracts). The winning bidder, assuming the reserve is met, is legally bound to exchange contracts and pay a 10% deposit, with completion 28 days thereafter. The winning bidder will also be required to pay a non-refundable reservation fee of 3% inc VAT of the winning bid, in addition to the purchase price, subject to a minimum fee of £4,800 inc VAT. The auction is powered and carried out by Whoobid and is subject to their terms and conditions, which will form part of the auction pack. We strongly recommend that you instruct a legal representative to review the legal pack prior to bidding. Bidders will be required to register with Whoobid in order to download the legal pack (https://www.whoobid.co.uk/accueil/auction/???) and, if you choose to bid on the property, you will be required to complete further identity checks for anti-money laundering purposes, and provide card details before you are able to place a bid.

Explanatory Notes

Price Guide - This is an indication of the seller's minimum expectations and is not necessarily the figure the property will achieve, but acts as a guide. Price Guides are subject to change, prior to the start of the auction.

Reserve price - Most auctions will be subject to a reserve price and, if this figure is not achieved, the property will not be sold. In normal circumstances the reserve price should be no more than 10% above the price guide.


Grooms Cottage is connected to mains drainage while the barn has private drainage. Council Tax Bands: E for Grooms Cottage £2,331.66 and The Barn £1,271.82 payable for 2020/21. EPC rating for Grooms Cottage Band F-22. The full report is available on our website or paper copy on request.

Directions to SN15 5EX

Leave Malmesbury heading south on the A429. Turn left signposted to Startley and The Somerfords. Proceed through Startley and on to Upper Seagry. Continue past the school and as you leave the village on the left hand bend the entrance to the property is on your right hand side. There is a name plaque on the left hand gate post saying Grooms Cottage.

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Blount & Maslin

50 High Street, Malmesbury, Wiltshire

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