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Walesby Garden Centre, Brake Road, Walesby, Notts., NG22

Guide Price* £300,000

Property Description

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  • GUIDE PRICE; Around 300,000

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SOLD PRIOR TO PUBLIC AUCTION ON THURSDAY, 27TH SEPTEMBER, 2012 AT THE TOWERS BOTANY AVENUE MANSFIELD AT 3.00PM Attached 3 bedroomed bungalow and recently closed garden centre on grounds extending to 7.057 acres. The buildings have retail sales areas, stock room, offices, cafe, former pet shop and aquatic centre, with an area of 831.32 (8948 sq.ft.). Open display/growing areas and display areas. Poly tunnel frames and semi-derelict former farm buildings used as workshops. GUIDE PRICE; Around 300,000


The premises are situated on the north side of Brake Road close to its junction with Retford Road the B6387 which leads from Boughton in the south to Gamston and Retford in the north. Brake Road leads to the A614 Nottingham - Bawtry road to the west.

Walesby Garden Centre is situated approx. Half a mile from the centre of the village of Walesby.

Walesby is a small village with a population of approx. 1200 and provides a local shop, primary school, two public houses, church and has regular bus services to Retford and to Mansfield which are some 9 and 11 miles away respectively. The village has excellent road access to the A614 and to the A1 which is approx. 4 miles to the north.


Walesby Garden Centre has been established for in excess of 40 years renowned for its Christmas Fayre stock , and the growing of conifers etc, but unfortunately due to the proprietor's ill-health it has recently had to close.

The garden centre comprises a detached three bedroom bungalow known as Sandhurst which offers a lounge/dining area, breakfast kitchen, larder, three double bedrooms, bathroom, lean-to conservatory/utility and store, whilst to the rear there is a retail/display area of approx. 416.15 which includes a self-contained sales shop and stores.

The garden centre also includes:

Various stock rooms, Open display area of approx. 1,200 sq.ft. Modern detached cafe of 722 sq.ft. (66.99 net internal space. Detached pet shop of 555 sq.ft. (51.52 and aquatic centre of 1,736 sq.ft. (161.29

In addition there is an open display area of 1,200 Immediately behind the retail shop and further display areas to the south west of the large car park which is situated in front of the bungalow. A separate driveway currently leads to a service area adjacent to the cafe. There is a further concreted hard standing area whilst to the west of the site there are a range of derelict farm buildings, two of which are currently used as workshops and the other used as a store. There are approximately 4 acres of land which has in the past been used for growing plants and trees and there are several poly tunnel frames, four of which are still clad with polythene. There are two water storage tanks with a pumped to provide irrigation to the growing areas.

The total site area is approximately 2.86 hectares (7.06 acres).


A planning application was submitted and refused for 11 dwellings and a further application for dwellings is currently pending a decision from Newark and Sherwood District Council.


The accommodation in greater detail consists of the following:


The proprietors bungalow is known as Sandhurst and is set behind block paved terrace which in turn is behind a car park. The accommodation provides:

Double Glazed Patio Doors

Lead to:

Lounge/Dining Area

7.01m x 3.16m (23'0 x 10'4 )

With brick fireplace incorporating a gas fire with log effect, TV shelf, two central heating radiators, door to:


3.62m x 2.32m (11'11 x 7'7 )

With one and a half bowl sink unit with base unit below, plumbing for dish washer, double base unit, gas cooker point, fitted shelving, double wall cupboard, tiled walls and tiled floor. Two feature stone arches and door to:

Walk-In Larder

2.79m x 0.74m (9'2 x 2'5 )

With shelving, tiled floor.

Rear Hall

Central heating radiator and door to:

Bedroom One

4.31m x 3.34m (14'2 x 10'11 )

With three double glazed windows, central heating radiator.

Bedroom Two

4.22m x 3.27m (13'10 x 10'9 )

With three double glazed windows, central heating radiator.

Bedroom Three

3.1m x 2.04m (10'2 x 6'8 )

With central heating radiator and double glazed window.


With low level WC, half tiled walls, arch to bathroom area with panelled bath (h&c), shower screen and electric shower above the bath, vanity unit (h&c), central heating radiator.

4.56m x 3.79m (15'0 x 12'5 )

From the rear hall there is access to a brick, timber and polycarbonate covered conservatory/utility having plumbing for washing machine, base unit, door to rear gardens and access to:

Store Room

3.41m x 2.53m (11'2 x 8'4 )

With wall mounted gas fired boiler heating radiators and hot water.


To the front there is a block paved path from the car park whilst immediately to the rear of the property there is a lawned garden which also extends to the right hand side of the property.

Walesby Garden Centre

Wall and double gates lead to lean to disabled and customers WC with fully tiled walls, low level WC, wash hand basin (h&c).

Immediately to the rear of the bungalow is an office block providing:

Office One

3.72m x 3.53m (12'2 x 11'7 )

With panelled walls, door to inner lobby.


2m x 1.55m (6'7 x 5'1 )

With shelving.

Office Two

2.65m x 3.74m (8'8 x 12'3 )

With panelled walls.

Stock Room

5.31m x 3.49m (17'5 x 11'5 )

Having concrete floor, fluorescent lights, electric heater.

Sales Area One

14.82m x 4.18m (48'7 x 13'9 )

With brick dwarf walls and display area, concrete floor, brick built counter, fluorescent light. Ramp to:

Sales Display Area

14.08m x 18.29m (46'2 x 60'0 )

Built of brick with a polycarbonate roof having a concrete floor with brick and timber display shelves, fluorescent lights.

Self Contained Retail Sales Area

7.09m x 8.95m (23'3 x 29'4 )

With display windows and access to rear sales area 5.67m x 5.86m with shelving. Door to

Store Room One

4.6m x 2.47m (15'1 x 8'1 )

With concrete floor and access to

Store Room Two

6.33m x 3.1m + 2.9m x 4.36m (20'9 x 10'2 +9'6 x

With concrete floor and fluorescent lights.

Sales Area Stock Room

3.61m widening to 4.7m x 8.50m + 5.7m x 2.32m (11'

Concrete floor.

To the left hand side of sales area one is a

Covered Display Area

5.73m x 7.68m (18'10 x 25'2 )

Which leads to the partly paved and stoned display area to the left hand side of the car park. Immediately to the rear of the main sales/display area are double doors leading to a growing/display area approximately 1,200 with covered walkway where there are further display areas.

Disused Retail Area

10.17m x 5.56m (33'4 x 18'3 )

Former Pet Shop

4.37m x 11.79m (14'4 x 38'8 )

To the right hand side of the display area is a former pet shop of rendered block and tiled construction having half glazed door, counter, stainless steel sink unit with cold and hot from water heater whilst outside there are some display boxes.

Aquatic Area One

7.77m x 3.34m (25'6 x 10'11 )

Steel framed block and profile sheeted construction with two block and lined tanks.

Aquatic Area Two

8.86m x 7.7m (29'1 x 25'3 )

With fitted shelving, partitioned tropical fish area.

Aquatic Area Three

With six block and lined tanks and double wooden doors lead to a yard to the side and door to the growing/display area.


7.39m x 5.2m + 1.37m x 3.01m (24'3 x 17'1 +4'6

Brick and concrete tiled cafe built in 2007 with two sets of UPVC doors, central heating radiator, fitted counter and access to:


5.19m x 2.77m (17'0 x 9'1 )

With propane wall mounted gas fired boiler heating radiators. The former occupant has removed all the kitchen fittings.

From the cafe there is a corridor leading to

Gents Wc

With two urinals, low level wc, wash hand basin, central heating radiator and part tiled walls.

Ladies Wc

With two low level wc's, wash hand basin with tiled splash backs, central heating radiator

Disabled Wc

With low level wc, wash hand basin and central heating radiator.


There is a concrete apron which was formerly used by the cafe for outside dining.

To the right hand side of the car park there are a pair of double wrought iron gates which lead to a track which provides access to a concrete standing area where there is a pallisaded compound enclosing the propane gas tank. There is a further hard standing area with a track leading to the former farm buildings of block and fibre cement construction one of which has been converted to form two workshops approximately 8.57m x 7.1m unit 1 8.57m x 7.7m

Workshop Unit One

8.57m x 7.7m (28'1 x 25'3 )

With double doors.

Workshop Unit Two

8.89m x 7.77m (29'2 x 25'6 )

Immediately to the rear there is a lean-to and former Dutch barn 14.4m approx x 18.24m which is partially enclosed and used for storage. To the south west of the cafe there is a water storage tank which is one of two and provides irrigation for the growing areas beyond which are 7 steel framed poly tunnels. Part of the land has been set with hardcore. The total area of land is approximately 4 acres.

Rating Assessment

From our inspection of the Rating List available on the internet, the premises have a Rateable Value from April 2010 of 17,750.

From our inspection of the Rating List available on the internet, the bungalow is listed for Council Tax Purposes within Band C.


Please telephone the sole selling agents on 01623 554084 to arrange a suitable appointment to view.

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