Rosewarne, 74 Bidston Road, Claughton, Merseyside, CH43 6TN

vacant detached former care home approximately 1,127.40 sq m (12,135 sq ft)


The property is situated at the junction of Bidston Road (B5151) and Howbeck Road, Claughton, within a predominantly residential neighbourhood approximately 1½ miles west of Birkenhead town centre and 1 mile east of Junction 2 of the M53 Motorway.


Detached 12 bedroom former care home in need of refurbishment and offered with vacant possession.


Basement:   4 Store Rooms 
  Gross Internal Area:   75.4 sq m   (812 sq ft) 
Ground Floor:   2 Lounge Areas, 3 Offices, One Bedroom, Boiler Room,  
  Laundry Room, Dining Room, Interview Room, Waiting Area,  
  Kitchen, Preparation Room, Wash Room, Shower Room,  
  Gross Internal Area:   487 Sq m   (5,242 sq ft) 
First Floor:   11 Bedrooms, Lounge, Kitchen, 2 Bathrooms,   3 Shower  
  Rooms, WCs 
  Gross Internal Area:   360 sq m   (3,875 sq ft) 
Second Floor:   3 Offices, Relaxation Room, Staff Room, Store Room, WCs 
  Gross Internal Area:   205 sq m   (2,206 sq ft) 
Total Gross Internal Area:   1,127.40 sq m   (12,135 sq ft) 


Garden areas to the front and both sides.

Site Area

Approximately 0.26 Hectares (0.64 Acres).


The purchaser will be required to pay the Vendor's surveyors and legal fees amounting to 1.5% of the gavel price, subject to a minimum of £600.




Interested parties should consult direct with the Local Planning Office, Wirral Council, Cheshire Lines Building, Canning Street, Birkenhead, CH41 1ND. Duty Officer - Tel: 0151 606 2324, Fax: 0151 606 2188.


There is a restrictive covenant in favour of the Earl of Shrewsbury to use the property as a care home.


Wirral Council, Law HR & Asset Management, Municipal Office, Wallasey, Wirral, CH44 8ED.
Tel: 0511 691 8565. Fax: 0151 691 8573. E-mail:
Contact: Mr Sean Fitzpatrick.

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