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11 bedroom detached house for sale

Polebarn Road, Trowbridge Wiltshire

Removed £950,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Detached former School
  • Grade II* Listed
  • Town Centre Location
  • Grounds of 1.6 acres
  • Outbuildings
  • Development Potential

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

DIRECTIONS The property will be found on the eastern side of the town centre by turning in to Polebarn Road, pass the Police Station and at the bottom of the road turn right towards the Halve Clinic. The property will be found on the right hand side. 

SITUATION The property is located in a mixed use area of Trowbridge on the eastern side of the town centre, within the Trowbridge Central Conservation Area and Town Development Limit. This is a mature area with some attractive residential property but also some commercial users including a large
kitchen show room, Doctor's surgery and Police Station. The location is convenient for a wide range of local amenities and adjoins People's Park.

DESCRIPTION This property dates from circa 1754, with 19th and 20th Century extensions. Originally built as a substantial private residence of brick on a raised stone plinth with stone quoins and a half hipped stone tiled roof.
The property was used between 1970 and 2011 as a Preparatory School.
The building is in a very poor state of repair and exhibiting a range of major defects, in particular the walls and roofs. Little other than cosmetic maintenance has been carried out for some years. The property was Listed Grade II* in 1950 and any renovations would need to be carried out sympathetically and within the constraints of conservation requirements.

The accommodation includes five principle ground floor rooms with rudimentary kitchen. On the first floor there is a landing and five further former classrooms as well as a bathroom. On the second floor is one large former classroom and three further smaller attic rooms.
Attached and to the rear is a narrow two storey building with workshops on the ground floor and two further class rooms on the first floor which are accessed from the first floor of the main house.
With stairs leading down from the main entrance hall is a range of cellars.
There is a large former Wool Store giving extensive storage and dance studio. This is linked to Pine Hall a pre fabricated outbuilding also used as a dance studio but in poor condition.

There are very extensive gardens and grounds which extend to about 1.6 acres (0.652 hectares) which includes a car park for several cars.

PLANNING The property currently has planning consent for educational use and has been previously used as a nursing home and originally a private house.
Although no formal planning applications have been made with regard to this property the local planning department have indicated that any planning application to develop the grounds or the existing structure would need to be sympathetic and in-keeping with the historic building and would be linked to its restoration and its preservation.

TENURE With Freehold and will be sold with vacant possession. The wool store building and Pine Hall are currently used on an informal licence basis by a dance school but vacant possession can be given on short notice.  

BUSINESS RATES AND COUNCIL TAX More information available on request. 

SERVICES Main services of gas, electricity, water and drainage are connected.  

AGENT NOTE Please note that we are inviting offers in excess of £950,000 for the area hatched green on the attached plan, being the main house, outbuildings and the majority of the ground. The area hatched brown on the plan being part of the area of the car park is also available as a separate lot subject to negotiation.  

VIEWINGS To arrange a viewing please call 01225 341504 or email 

CODE 7678 04.07.16 

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Added on Rightmove:
19 April 2016

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