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Bagshaws holds successful property sale at The Racecourse in Uttoxeter

By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: July 12, 2014

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Nick Hansen, Property Auctioneer for Bagshaws, was delighted to report another highly successful sale of country property, farms and land held at The Race Course, Uttoxeter on Wednesday, July 9

14 Lots went under the hammer with the first property of the day meeting some of the most spirited bidding. This comprised Newton Park Farm, Draycott in the Moors, offered in two lots the bungalow, buildings and 7 acres was subject to a restrictive agricultural occupancy clause and from an opening bid of £280,000 this was eventually sold for £375,000. Lot Two, an excellent block of pastureland extending to some 26.8 acres was very keenly bid and this realised £480,000 representing £17,870 per acre, possibly a record for the locality.

The next three lots were all part of the former Canal Bridge Farm, Stenson, Derby. The first lot extending to 11.74 acres realised £80,000 (£6,814 per acre) whilst the second paddock of 3.77 acres realised £32,000 (£8,480 per acre). The third lot comprised a most interesting linear parcel of land of predominantly trees and scrub running for half a mile adjacent to the canal on one side and the railway line on the other, realised £17,500.

Also on offer on behalf of clients who had emigrated was Goodacres at Atlow. This comprised a renovated 4 bedroomed farmhouse with outbuildings and some 4.75 acres of land however it was still in need of attention. After a slow start bidding rose steadily until it was knocked down for £450,000.

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Three parcels of land at Barrow on Soar, Leicestershire then went under the hammer. Lot One comprising 8.92 acres of pastureland together with some farm buildings £102,000 (£11,434 per acre). The other two lots of pastureland failed to the reach the reserve and are available by private treaty via our Bakewell Office.

The last lot of agricultural land sold was 25.5 acres situated at Footherley, Shenstone, Staffordshire and again after keen bidding this realised £200,000 (£7,840 per acre). Two further lots of land at Church Wilne and Stowe by Chartley failed to sell and are also available by private treaty.

The final property of the day was sold on behalf of the Executors of the late Mr Binder, a former Partner of Bagshaws and exceedingly well known in rural circles in Derbyshire. His property comprised Ellastone Place, a detached architect designed bungalow circa 1970. This offered very spacious accommodation with south facing views but was in need of renovation and updating . This attracted considerable pre-sale interest and after keen bidding was eventually sold for £415,000.

Bagshaws were also delighted to support the fund raising effort by Friends of the young Uttoxeter school girl, Imogen Evans, who is suffering from cancer and who are trying to raise money to take her to Disneyland, Paris. Auctioneer Nick Hansen would like to express his thanks to everyone who attended the auction and through their generosity over £180.00 was raised.

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