FOR SALE BY ONLINE AUCTION. Starting Bid £410,000. Terms and Conditions apply.
This is an exciting opportunity to break into the high street retail market with the purchase of this extensive home, complete with two shop units, storage space, a cellar, a games room, a substantial outbuilding and private garage.
In the heart of Wath-Upon-Dearne town centre, the property is within easy reach of multiple amenities as well as good bus links to larger South Yorkshire centres such as Sheffield and Rotherham, and offers a buyer considerable potential for additional living space if required.
Shop 1: 33' 6 (10.20m) x 16' 3 (4.96m)
Shop 2: 19' 5 (5.93m) x 15' 2 (4.62m)
Ground-floor store room 1: 15' 3 (4.64m) X 10' 2 (3.11m)
Both of the shop units are accessible separately from the living accommodation and front onto Wath-on-Dearne's High Street. Both premises also include plenty of shop window space with display areas beneath suspended ceilings equipped with integral diffuse lighting.
Shop 1 currently a home economy store - is the larger of the two and includes hard-wearing carpet-style flooring while Shop 2 a sports retail outlet - is tiled. However, each unit includes walls equipped with adaptable hanging and shelving space, a CCTV system and staff counter.
Doors from both shops open onto a common corridor fitted with carpets, where stairs offer access to the cellar as well as the first-floor living accommodation. An internal door from here also opens onto a large store room fitted with shelving and overhead strip lighting
Cellar: 14' 4 (4.38m) x 15' 2 (4.62m)
Cellar store: 10' 0 (3.06m) x 5' 7 (1.71m)
Although not currently in use, the main L-shaped cellar space includes a Yorkshire stone floor and authentic stone worktops with shelves above. The room also includes a smaller recessed storage area to the right of the stairs.
KITCHEN / DINER:
18' 8 (5.69m) x 14' 10 (4.52m)
An internal door from the store area to the rear of the shop units leads through to the fully-modernised and well-equipped house kitchen, complete with an eye-catching, wooden parquet floor and exposed overhead solid-wood ceiling beams.
Twin timber shutters screen windows which allow plenty of natural light when left open while the room enjoys a large inglenook fireplace, currently fitted with an Aga-style range with a double oven and grill and hob beneath an extractor.
There's also a composite sink and drainer beneath casement windows on the other side of the room with wooden cabinets offering storage above and below rolled-laminate worktops.
The room is heated by a wall-mounted radiator supplemented by a traditional, cast-iron wood burner while access to the courtyard area to the rear of the property is possible from here via an external door. An archway from the kitchen leads past another flight of stairs rising to the games room on the first floor and through to the adjoining scullery.
Scullery: 14' 8 (4.48m) x 9' 7 (2.93m)
Ground-floor store room 2: 11' 9 (3.57m) x 9' 2 (2.80m)
Benefiting from an authentic, flagstone floor, the room includes plenty of space for appliances including an upright fridge/freezer, plumbing for a washing machine and tumble drier with an additional stainless steel sink installed beneath awning windows.
There's more than enough space for another family-sized table and chairs if required while the room is heated by a wall-mounted radiator.
A recessed doorway leads through to a second store room, large enough to be used as a walk-in pantry if required.
18' 0 (5.49m) x 12' 2 (3.70m)
Accessed via the first-floor landing or from the adjoining games room, the lounge area is also equipped with wooden parquet flooring with exposed solid-wood beams in the vaulted ceiling above. The space is heated by a wall-mounted radiator with open wooden stairs rising from here to the second floor.
Twin windows allow natural light while the room includes a TV point and plenty of space for soft furnishings if required.
13' 11 (4.23m) x 13' 10 (4.21m)
Accessed via stairs from the kitchen area and equipped with a hard-wearing, varnished-wood floor, the games room is reminiscent of everyone's favourite Yorkshire pub and is currently equipped with a full-sized pool table.
Warmth in winter comes from a wall-mounted radiator with natural light flooding through windows in two of the walls. The room also includes another vaulted ceiling complete with exposed wooden beams.
15' 3 (4.65m) x 9' 2 (2.80m)
The fully-tiled bathroom includes a carpeted floor with a panelled jacuzzi bath fitted with an electric power shower above. Adjacent is a pedestal hand basin in white and a WC with solid wood lid and seat
22' 2 (6.75m) x 18' 7 (5.66m)
The largest of the two first-floor bedrooms, Bedroom 1 also incorporates exposed timber ceiling beams with fixtures and fittings for a wall-mounted flat-screen TV within the chimney breast. Alcoves either side are ideal for larger pieces of furniture while the room also includes a small snug beneath a window overlooking the high street. Warmth is provided by a wall-mounted radiator.
15' 3 (4.66m) x 15' 1 (4.59m)
Currently used as a dressing room, Bedroom 2 is just across the hallway with windows also overlooking the high street below. The room is carpeted, heated by a wall-mounted radiator and complete with a stout wooden ceiling beam.
15' 3 (4.66m) x 15' 1 (4.60m)
Located on the second floor, Bedroom 3 is still comfortably large enough to accommodate a double bed but is ideal as a guest room or perhaps for a younger member of the family. The room includes a TV point, a vaulted ceiling completed with exposed beams, a wall-mounted radiator and enjoys natural light from an eaves-level window
SECOND FLOOR LOUNGE:
18' 7 (5.67m) x 15' 3 (4.64m)
Currently used as the main lounge, the second-floor living room is larger than the room on the level below and includes oak parquet flooring, complemented by an impressive vaulted ceiling with exposed beams.
A traditional stone-built fireplace equipped with a living-flame gas fire fills one corner and incorporates some display shelving and a TV point. The room also benefits from a ceiling-mounted fan and light combination, a wall-mounted radiator and ample natural light from windows with views of the courtyard below.
35' 8 (10.87m) x 16' 4 (4.99m)
Currently used to offer extensive storage space, the barn has considerable potential for development with draft plans for the current owner outlining proposals for a separate first-floor apartment complete with its own kitchen/diner, living room, bedroom and bathroom.
These plans are available on request.
Directly beneath the barn can be found four garages (all measuring approximately 9'0' x 16'0')
To the side of the barn is an additional garage benefiting from a further outhouse above, meaning that alongside the property's main garage - there are 6 garages in total.
MAIN GARAGE: 28' 4 (8.64m) x 14' 8 (4.47m)
Alongside 5 further garages located below and to the side of the barn, the property enjoys a larger main garage space as well as a generous courtyard behind the shop units, accessible via external doors from the kitchen, scullery and the second ground-floor store room, incorporating a sunny seating area and rockery garden complete with ornamental shrubs and plants.
Wrought iron gates from here offer access to the barn, incorporated within the old stables with access from here to a narrow access road to the rear of the property.
In the heart of Wath-On-Dearne the property is within easy reach of many of the town's amenities. The Post Office, a host of hot food takeaways, coffee shops, cafes, The Red Lion pub, a convenience store and a pharmacy are all within a short walk while large Tesco and Asda superstores are also within easy reach.
Buses to Barnsley, Cortonwood, Thurnscoe, Manvers, Rotherham and Mexborough run regularly from the bus station with onwards trains from Mexborough connecting with Doncaster and Sheffield.
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