Project Description

We understand the property was constructed in 1834 during the late Regency / early Victorian era. Originally the front entrance to the property was accessed from Second Avenue, however, at the turn of the century the house was subdivided to provide two separate dwellings and the front entrance is now off Third Avenue. In 1987 the subject property was converted in to a Guest House, currently offering 5 Star Guest Accommodation.

The subject property is of a traditional brick construction, with a pitched roof, arranged over three storeys plus a basement. The property has retained many period features throughout, is beautifully presented and in an excellent condition. Windows to the property are predominantly double glazed UPVC. The property benefits from well-kept gardens in a quiet secluded location.

Internally, to the right hand side of the main entrance at ground floor level is the owner¿s accommodation, which is completely self contained. The owner¿s accommodation currently comprises, within the single storey extension, previously the stables to the property, a kitchen and laundry area. The kitchen benefits from fully fitted cupboards, an integrated cooker and hob, together with a stainless steel sink and drainer. Accessed from within the kitchen is a good sized basement which is dry and has a good floor to ceiling height. Off the kitchen area, within the main building is the living room which has high ceilings, plenty of period features, including a ceiling rose, and a gas fireplace. The owners accommodation also has a good sized double bedroom with ensuite facilities.

To the other side of the ground floor is a lounge area utilised by guests, overlooking the rear gardens. There is a good sized conservatory where breakfast is served. The conservatory has French Doors which open out onto the garden, a tiled floor and a ceiling fan.

At first floor level to the left hand side of the staircase is a large double bedroom, with a bay window. To the other side of the staircase there is a further double bedroom. At the end of the corridor there is a single bedroom. Each bedroom has en-suite facilities
and benefit from a shower, W.C. and hand basin.

The second floor has three double bedrooms, all having en-suite facilities with a shower, W.C and hand basin. There are two fire escapes at second floor level, one is accessed from the bedroom to the left hand side of the stairs and the other is accessed from the bedroom at the far end of the corridor.

Throughout the property there is gas central heating via traditional wall mounted radiators. There is CCTV and sensor lights to the front elevation.

Car Parking

There is a car park for approximately seven cars.

Development Potential

The property may be suitable for a variety of alternative uses (subject to planning), including:
– residential apartments
– student accommodation
– single residential dwelling
– continued use as a Guest House
– small care home operator

The property could potentially be converted into six residential apartments (STP) and let out to receive a substantial rental income or be sold off individually.

Premises Licence

We are informed the property has a premises licence for the sale of alcohol.


Ground Floor 115.48 m2 1,243 ft2
First Floor 66.8 m2 719 ft2
Second Floor 66.17 m2 712 ft2
Cellar 19.79 m2 213 ft2
Total 268.24 m2 2,674 ft2
Approx. gross internal floor area

Site Area

The site area is 0.137 acres.


We understand the property has mains gas, electricity, water and drainage.

Rateable Value

The property has a ratebale Value of £4,750. Business rates payable (2014/15) are approximately £2,237.25.

Council Tax

The owners accommodation is rated in Council Tax Band E.



Asking Price



VAT is not applicable to the price.

Fixtures & Fittings

Fixtures and fittings are available by way of a separate negotiation.


For Viewing on this property, please contact Richard Reed at John Pye Property – – 0115 970 6060

Viewing by Appointment

To view this property, please contact John Pye Property – – 0115 970 6060

Legal pack documents available upon request; please contact John Pye Property – – 0115 970 6060


Greenwood Lodge
Third Avenue
Sherwood Rise


✓ 1 mile from city centre
✓ Excellent condition
✓ Suitable also for alternative use/conversion (STP) or as a single dwelling.
✓ Part exchange considered
✓ Six letting rooms
✓ Separate owners living space


Richard Reed, RICS
Phone: 0115 970 6060
Our Ref: PR069