A Grade-II listed manor house in Staffordshire currently run as a boutique hotel and wedding venue is being auctioned on Thursday 21 July.
This will be Bond Wolfe’s first return to the auction room in two-and-a-half years, a sale that will also be live-streamed online.
The Manor Guest House at Watt Place, Cheadle – a 15-minute drive away from the popular Alton Towers – has 11 ensuite bedrooms, a three bedroomed owners’ apartment and a separate three-bedroomed bungalow.
The freehold property will have a guide price of £705,000+ in Bond Wolfe’s first return to the auction room in two-and-a-half years, a sale that will also be live-streamed online.
Ian Tudor, joint managing director auctions at Bond Wolfe, said: “This attractive and well-presented lot could be a great business venture with a potentially fabulous lifestyle opportunity for anyone wanting to work in the hospitality industry, with numerous income streams.
“The guest house has a large, 12 metre square, pillar free event hall which can accommodate approximately 130 guests, making it ideal for events such as weddings, birthdays and even funeral wakes.
“For weddings, a beautifully arranged bridal suite is also available as well as an attractive enclosed garden, perfect for a photo shoot.
“The property has also been run as a cosy and family-friendly boutique style guest house for the last 15 years, and has a recently refurbished breakfast and dining room with space for 18 covers.
“There is a well-maintained and picturesque walled garden with a patio seating area and a pond, and there is parking space for up to 35 cars.”
The property lies opposite St Giles The Abbott Church, close to the centre of Cheadle, an historic market town.
He added: “While the property is all ready for a continuation of its existing use as a guest house and special occasions venue, it is also considered suitable for alternative uses including redevelopment for residential, subject to planning permission.”
Six-bed house in Moseley
Another house being auctioned is a six-bed property in Moseley in need of refurbishment, but Bond Wolfe said its location makes it one of the star lots.
The semi-detached property at 33 Alcester Road will have a guide price of £625,000+. The double-fronted residence, being sold on behalf of a housing association, may even be suitable for redevelopment, subject to the necessary planning permission.
Gurpreet Bassi, chief executive of Bond Wolfe, said: “We are expecting strong bids for this substantial house that stands back from the road behind a driveway and front garden.
“The ground floor has two reception rooms, a kitchen with a pantry and a toilet, and a hall with stairs to a cellar.
“The first floor has a landing with storage space, three bedrooms, a wet room with toilet and a separate toilet, while the second floor has a landing, three bedrooms, bathroom, boiler cupboard and store cupboard.
“The freehold and vacant property has a large rear garden and benefits from gas central heating, fire doors, mains smoke alarms and double glazing.
“While repairs are needed, the house is in one of the Birmingham’s most popular places to live in the heart of Moseley village, with good local transport links into the city centre.”
The Manor Guest House and the Moseley property are two of a number of properties appearing in Bond Wolfe’s auction that starts at 9.30am on 21 July in the Holte Suite at Villa Park.
The auction will also be livestreamed via Bond Wolfe’s website with remote bidding by proxy, telephone or internet for anyone that is not able to attend in person.