Commercial Unit, Blackhorse Cottage, Painswick


Property Features

For sale by Livestream Auction 16th February 2020 Guide Price: £175,000+++ Please call to book a viewing Please register to bid at Auction House Bristol

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A large self-contained corner retail unit with parking. Potential for development subject to planning.

Once part of the local police station, this is a self-contained ground floor commercial property with large cellar in a prominent Grade II Listed corner property. Situated in the heart of the former wool town known as the {quote}Queen of the Cotswolds{quote} the property is diagonally opposite St. Mary{squote}s Church with its famous spier and 99 Yew trees. Last used as an Art Gallery the property is now sold with vacant possession and under the new use classes is suitable for a variety of different uses. There is significant potential to convert the property to a 1-2 bedroom flat subject to the necessary planning consents.

Key Points

  • Ground floor commercial property
  • Allocated parking space
  • Corner position opposite St Mary{squote}s Church
  • Approximately 70sqm/ 753 sqft
  • Vaulted cellar with 6ft+ max head height
  • New Use Class E
  • Lots of permitted changes of use including restaurant/cafe, office, gym and creche. {tab}
  • Business Rates Rateable Value £5,300
  • Significant potential for residential conversion subject to planning consents

Planning and Use Class

Under the new Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2020 which came into effect of the 1st September the property now has Use Class E. This includes a variety of different uses that do not require planning permission including retail, offices, restaurants and cafes, gyms, medical or health services, day nurseries and creches. At the same time these new regulations were passed changes to the permitted developments were made relating to vacant commercial property and change of use to residential. Interested parties should make enquiries to Stroud District Council planning department regarding change of use to residential (C3)


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For sale by LIVE STREAM Auction

on 16th February 2020, start time to be confirmed. In order to take part you must complete the registration form and return it together with two forms of ID. You will then be able to bid from the luxury of your own home either over the internet, by phone or by proxy. Please note the auctioneers have made their best endeavours to disclose all additional fees. Interested parties should refer to the special conditions of sale contained in the Legal Pack for any late amendments or additions to these fees as well as the auction day addendum sheet prior to bidding.

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