Bowdens Lane, Caldicot, NP263AA

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  • Overview
  • Particulars
  • Agent Details
  • Fees & Charges Explained

Property Overview

Being sold for the first time in 112 years, The Grove is situated in
a most sought-after semi-rural area affording a spectacular position with fine countryside views. The property boasts circa. 3.8 acres, comprising mature gardens and grounds, a range of outbuildings and paddock. The elevated position enjoys 180- degree panoramic views from The Severn Bridge in Chepstow around to the former ancient woodland of Wentwood,
punctuated by the 13th century St John’s Church of Penhow, and its neighbouring Norman castle, along with the hamlet of ParcSeymour.

The Grove (originally constructed in the 1890’s), is a semidetached property lending itself for refurbishment and provides an
excellent opportunity for modernisation to create a fantastic
family home. The accommodation briefly comprises of: porch,
entrance hall, lounge, dining room, kitchen, breakfast room/ snug,
bathroom, a number of useful storage rooms and three bedrooms
to the first floor. Lending itself for general refurbishment, there is
an excellent opportunity to create a fantastic family home.

This is a fantastic and rare opportunity for prospective purchasers seeking equestrian or small holding potential or those looking for a country home with land. Offered to the market with the benefit of no onward chain.

(The property will be sold subject to the local authority search which have been ordered.)

Starting Bid and Reserve Price

*Please note this property is subject to an undisclosed reserve price which is generally no more than 10% in excess of the starting bid, both the starting bid and reserve price can be subject to change. Terms and conditions apply to the auction, which is powered by IAM Sold.

Auctioneer's Comments

This property is for sale by the Modern Method of Auction. Should you view, offer or bid on the property, your information will be shared with the Auctioneer, iamsold.

This method of auction requires both parties to complete the transaction within 56 days of the draft contract for sale being received by the buyers solicitor. This additional time allows buyers to proceed with mortgage finance (subject to lending criteria, affordability and survey).

The buyer is required to sign a reservation agreement and make payment of a non-refundable Reservation Fee. This being 4.2% of the purchase price including VAT, subject to a minimum of £6,000.00 including VAT. The Reservation Fee is paid in addition to purchase price and will be considered as part of the chargeable consideration for the property in the calculation for stamp duty liability.

Buyers will be required to go through an identification verification process with iamsold and provide proof of how the purchase would be funded.

This property has a Buyer Information Pack which is a collection of documents in relation to the property. The documents may not tell you everything you need to know about the property, so you are required to complete your own due diligence before bidding. A sample copy of the Reservation Agreement and terms and conditions are also contained within this pack.

The buyer will also make payment of £300.00 including VAT towards the preparation cost of the pack, where it has been provided by iamsold.

The property is subject to an undisclosed Reserve Price with both the Reserve Price and Starting Bid being subject to change.

Referral Arrangements

The Partner Agent and Auctioneer may recommend the services of third parties to you. Whilst these services are recommended as it is believed they will be of benefit; you are under no obligation to use any of these services and you should always consider your options before services are accepted.

Where services are accepted the Auctioneer or Partner Agent may receive payment for the recommendation and you will be informed of any referral arrangement and payment prior to any services being taken by you.

Energy Performance Certificate (EPCs)

Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) give information on how to make your home more energy efficient and reduce your energy costs. All homes bought, sold or rented require an EPC. EPCs carry ratings that compare the current energy efficiency and estimated costs of energy use with potential figures that your home could achieve. Potential figures are calculated by estimating what the energy efficiency and energy costs could be if energy saving measures were put in place. The rating measures the energy efficiency of your home using a grade from ‘A’ to ‘G’. An ‘A’ rating is the most efficient, while ‘G’ is the least efficient. The average efficiency grade to date is ‘D’. All homes are measured using the same calculations, so you can compare the energy efficiency of different properties.

Property Particulars

Accommodation Front Porch – with door into: Entrance Hall – under stairs storage, stairs to first floor. Lounge – Feature fire place with wood burning stove, two windows to the front aspect. Dining Room – Fitted units to one side, window to front aspect. Kitchen – Fitted wall and base units, free standing electric cooker, sink with drainer, window to the rear over looking gardens, walk-in pantry. Shower Room – Comprising WC, pedestal wash basin, walk-in shower, airing cupboard. Breakfast Room – Fire place (blocked off), window to rear overlooking gardens and the view. Side Hall/ Study Area – Desk area with window to the front, door and steps up to mezzanine storage room. Side lobby – Useful storage area, with two further storage rooms off, door to the garden. Outside To the front of the property there is a gated pedestrian pathway directly off the lane which leads to the front entrance and garden comprising of level lawn with a range of trees and shrubs, side access to the rear. The side of the property comprises a gated driveway leading to an extensive hard-standing parking area. There is also a large mature garden area with flower beds and lawn, detached garage with lean-to greenhouse and access into the property through the lobby. To the rear of the property is a further garden area with patio and a range of trees/shrubs. There is a useful range of outbuildings and five-bar gate providing access into the paddock which measures circa. 3.5 acres.

D J & P Newland Rennie

Local Branch: Portwall House, CHEPSTOW, NP16 5EL
Head Office: Calyx House, TAUNTON, TA1 3DU

Fees & Charges Explained

Bowdens Lane, Caldicot, NP263AA

This property is sold subject to payment of a non-refundable reservation fee of 4.2% to a minimum of £6,000.00 including VAT.

Any successful purchaser will pay this to secure the sale. The reservation fee is in addition to the purchase price. Please take this into account when bidding.

A reservation fee is payable by the buyer only when the seller pays no fees to sell. As sellers pay no fees to sell, this is usually taken into account with a lower reserve price.

This property is being sold under the Modern Method of Auction, which requires the completion of the purchase to be within 56 days, although all reasonable endeavours must be made to exchange contracts within 28 days following the Draft Contract being received by the Buyer's Solicitor.

A non-refundable Reservation fee must be paid by the buyer within 2 hours following the conclusion of the auction or acceptance of an offer. This must be paid by cleared funds to the auctioneer who will issue an acknowledgement of reservation and purchase agreement in the 28 day period following the auction or the date of acceptance of the offer.

Buyers Information Pack

If the Buyer Information Pack has been produced and provided by iamsold any successful purchaser will be required to pay £300.00 (including VAT) towards the cost of the preparation of the pack. These can then be used by your solicitor to progress the sale.

Buyer Fees

There are no other fees or charges payable to the Auctioneer however, there are other costs to consider such as:

  • You will need a Solicitor to act for you during the conveyancing and your Solicitor will advise you in relation to the associated costs. If you do not have a Solicitor, we can recommend the services of one of our Panel Solicitors who are all selected for their expertise in Auction Transactions. Please call the number below for more information.
  • Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) is applicable if you buy a property or land over a certain price in England, Wales or Northern Ireland. Please click here for more information.


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These particulars, whilst believed to be accurate are set out as a general outline only for guidance and do not constitute any part of an offer or contract. Intending purchasers should not rely on them as statements of representation of fact, but must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to their accuracy. No person in this firms employment has the authority to make or give any representation or warranty in respect of the property.