A former coach house, an empty plot close to Bristol foodies’ favourite spot, a freehold period Grade II listed property or a stone cottage with original fittings – these are some choice property pickings on the market for investors or DIY enthusiasts. For property hunters who are on the look-out for bargain buys, these could reap rewards according to estate agents.
For cash buyers is a two storey former coach house in Pembroke Road, Bristol, which already has planning permission granted. It is calling for offers over £160,000 and is described by Haart estate agents as “conveniently located for a wide range of shops and amenities in Shirehampton High Street, offering the next buyer the opportunity to transform this into a really beautiful home”.
Still referred to as a village by the locals, Shirehampton has good primary and secondary schools. Historically the property was where the horses were kept for the fire station, but the property can be converted into a two-bedroom home. Haart estate agents handling the sale said they did not expect it ‘to stick around for long’.
Another cash buy is a three-bedroom property along Mead Road, Stoke Gifford, looking for offers over £325,000 and which is in need of a full renovation. The stone cottage, being marketed by Taylors, Bradley Stoke, includes a large lounge with a huge character fireplace and beamed ceilings, as well as a cast iron staircase.
The three bedrooms are upstairs with a bathroom and the property is described as ‘well proportioned’, with ‘lots of potential to create a good sized family home’. There is also a well-sized rear garden, a double garage and it is within walking distance to Parkway station.
Meanwhile Hollis Morgan has a Grade II listed terraced property in Redland, close to Whiteladies Road in Bristol for £750,000. Currently the property is divided into three flats which covers three floors, and it could be transformed into a stunning five bedroomed home, or could continue as three flats with consents.
The basement flat has self-contained access and steps from the front and there is a small walled garden. The property will go on live auction in February and has been described as being in an ‘incredibly sought after location’ and needing ‘basic updating’.
Also on the market is a well hidden plot of land on Stanley Road. It is just off the popular Chandos Road which is known for its charming mix of restaurants and shops.
Ocean estate agents said the land was formerly used as a storage yard and ‘could suit a variety of uses subject to obtaining the necessary planning consents’. The land is to be sold unconditionally, with all offers to be submitted by February 2 and a guide price of £150,000.