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Auction Property

1 The Thoroughfare, Harleston, Norfolk, IP20 9AH

Sold for £237,500


Formerly occupied by G Denny & Sons, this substantial building occupies a premier position within the heart of this popular and well served South Norfolk market town. The current owners have occupied the premises for nearly 40 years and it has traded as a locally well known and highly respected hardware store. The substantial accommodation extends to around 4,500 sq.ft. The property is Grade II Listed and requires improvement and updating. (The stock and fittings shown within the photographs are not included) There is also a two storey timber framed barn with courtyard which extends to around 950 sq.ft. This barn in conjunction with a neighbouring piece of land was subject to a favourable pre-planning application so conversion of this building is possible, subject to the necessary consents being obtained. Concept drawings were drawn up but plans were not submitted to the Local Authority to convert the main buildings into a ground floor shop with separate flat above, plus 3 x 2 storey townhouses at the rear. According to the Valuation Office website the property is described as a shop and premises with a rateable value of £25,750 effective from 1st April 2017.


SALES/DISPLAY AREA including counter and office, 1250 sq.ft. (116.12 sq.m.) UPPER DISPLAY AREA, 1,150 sq.ft. (106.83 sq.m.) HALF LANDING with stairs to first floor Door to:- INNER HALLWAY which has a ladies and a gents WC STAFF ROOM, 175 sq.ft. (16.25 sq.m.) STORE ROOM 1, 190 sq.ft. (17.65 sq.m.) STORE ROOM 2, 217 sq.ft. (20.16 sq.m.) Door to three attic rooms FIRST FLOOR STORE, 1150 sq.ft. (106.83 sq.m.) Further mezzanine/attic store


The unmade driveway, which belongs to the property, leads to other private dwellings and to the timber framed two storey barn with courtyard. The courtyard has a covered area which houses the oil central heating tank for the shop and two disused paraffin tanks.


Harleston is an ancient market town with many shopping facilities and lies close to the River Waveney which is on the Norfolk/Suffolk border. The popular and well served town of Diss is approximately 13 miles to the west and Norwich city, with its many fine amenities and shopping facilities, lies approximately 20 miles to the north.


From the A140 take the B1134 and head towards The Pulhams. Proceed through Pulham Market and Pulham St Mary and continue into Harleston. Upon reaching Harleston go straight onto Wilderness Lane and then turn left onto London Road, which becomes The Thoroughfare. The premises will be found after Barclays Bank on the left hand side.


Our representative will be at the property on Wednesdays and Fridays between 12.30pm and 1.30pm, commencing on Friday 1st June and ending on Friday 29th June.


Sprake & Kingsley (Attn Mr Nick Kingsley), 16 Broad Street, Bungay, NR35 1EN. Tel 01986 892721