Property Details
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Lot 005
Lot 005
Auction: April 2020 Online Auction 21/04/2020 11:25

Larches House, Larches Lane, Preston, Lancashire, PR2 1QE

Property Details

The property is located off Larches Avenue, between Thistleton Road and Staining Avenue, in the Ashton-on-Ribble area of Preston, approximately 2.5 miles from the City Centre.


A substantial Grade II Listed former school extending to approximately 1,052 Sq M (11,323 Sq Ft) together with outbuildings extending to approximately 313 Sq M (3,369 Sq Ft) and a detached three bedroom former Caretaker's dwelling. The extensive grounds extend to approximately 2.50 Hectares (6.18 Acres). The buildings and site may be suitable for development, subject to obtaining the necessary consents.


Main Building
DescriptionSq MSq Ft
Ground Floor584.006,286
First Floor398.004,284
DescriptionSq MSq Ft
Ancillary Building63.00678
Mobile Classroom110.001,184
Former Caretaker's House
Ground Floor:Entrance Hall, Living-Dining Room, 2 Bathrooms
First Floor:3 Bedrooms, Bathroom, W/C


The property is set in large grounds with mature trees and extends to approximately 2.50 Hectares (6.18 Acres) in total.

Approx Site Area

Approximately 2.50 Hectares (6.18 Acres).


The seller has held pre-application discussions with Preston City Council and a proposed scheme for the conversion of the existing building to provide 8 apartments together with the construction of 21 new build dwellings in the grounds was looked upon favourably. We understand the main building is Grade II Listed. Interested parties should consult direct with the Local Planning Authority: Preston City Council, Town Hall, Lancaster Road, Preston PR1 2RL. Telephone: 01772 906 912. Email:


The purchaser is to make a contribution towards the Council's surveyors and legal fees in the total sum of 3% of the gavel price, subject to a minimum fee of £1,500. (£750 surveyors fees and £750 legal fees).


1. Part of the site, shaded blue on the site plan and extending to approximately 1.03 Hectares (2.55 Acres), will be subject to an overage clause. Further details will be provided in the legal pack.

2. The properties have been deleted from the 2017 Rating List and Council Tax List.

3. Please take care when providing your name for insertion in the auction contract - if Joint purchasers, please provide both names. No amendments/additions can be made at a later date.

4. Energy Performance Certificates:
Main Building = F
Ancillary Building = G
Detached House = F
Mobile Classroom = G

5. Please note that the internal photographs depict the property prior to it being vacated.


This lot has SOLD PRIOR to the auction.

Property Location Address:
Larches House,
Larches Lane,
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Auction Details
Auction: April 2020 Online Auction Date: 21st April 2020 Lot Number: 005 Bidding Starts: 10:00am
North West Online Auction Day 1

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