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The Avenue Kingsbury Episcopi, Martock Guide £135,000 - £195,000

  • A project needing improvements throughout
  • 3 bed semi detached
  • Highly desired village with shop, cafe and pub
  • Sealed bids by noon Monday October 2nd
  • Gardens and parking
  • Open fireplace

OFFER NOW ACCEPTED 3/10/17 WITH VENDOR INSTRUCTIONS TO ALLOW NO FURTHER VIEWINGS NOR COUNTER OFFERS TO BE PUT FORWARD. A rare opportunity for a cash buyer to purchase a project. 3 bed semi detached ex authority home with gardens and parking. A great location in a superb village, but needing modernising throughout. Unusable kitchen, WCs and bathroom. Hazards on site so no children or animals at viewings please.

The Avenue Kingsbury Episcopi
Martock TA12 6BE
County: Somerset
Sale Type: Sold STC
Ref #: EH000038


H&S rules mean we must advise that there may be many hazards at the property including but not limited to broken glass, sharp objects, chemicals and bacteria. There are some gutters, downpipes and sheets of fibre cement on site which more likely than not contain asbestos. The electrics, whilst turned off at the main fusebox, might not be safe. As a result we cannot permit animals or children to come on site at any time. Adults must be competent persons and take responsibility for their own safety.

Agents Notes

After Sept 16th no further clearing or maintenance will take place.

Tender Process

Due to the level of enquiries already received the only fair way to treat all interested parties is by tender. You are invited to inspect the property, assess how much it will cost to rectify and if necessary have it surveyed and organise your finances before returning your best and final offer to us. Our client is expected to favour a cash buyer with no chain over anyone who requires a loan or makes their offer subject to survey or further inspections. Whilst in an attractive price range this home is unlikely to suit a first time buyer unless very experienced. Once a sale is agreed our client undertakes to provide a 'no gazumping' letter as later bids are likely to follow. A tender form is on our website as a photo. NB the property will be left with hazards on site such as suspected asbestos panels which our client is not in a position to have removed so they will form part of the sale.

Background and value

This is a rare chance to purchase the scruffiest house on a very good street in a highly desired village and as such offers a classical investment opportunity. No 27 directly across the road, which also needed to be modernised throughout (but was at least livable as sold) was marketed 'offers over £195,000' and sold for £210,500 in March this year. It is virtually identical but with a larger garden. The Avenue is much sought after and homes here are rarely available, the last other recorded sale being in 2011 No 2 does need a lot of work. It benefits from uPVC double glazing but has no central heating, no useful fittings in the kitchen and a defective, unusable bathroom. It is dirty inside and has suffered from vermin, needing full refurbishment. As No 27 achieved £210,500 and still needed to be modernised, we feel that No 2 must be worth well in excess of £150,000 but do acknowledge that it is unlikely to attract a mortgage, so the buying market is probably limited to cash buyers. The Avenue is a desired location a few minutes walk from the shop & cafe and not much further to the pub. With prestigious homes abutting to the South and fields to the other 3 sides, well positioned for access to village amenities, this no through road is highly regarded.


A path through the front garden leads to the uPVC front door opening to

Entrance hall

10' 7'' x 6' 3'' (3.22m x 1.90m)

Sitting / Dining Room

16' 6'' x 10' 8'' (5.03m x 3.25m) + 10'6" x 10'4"

Open fireplace, uPVC window to the front, uPVC French doors to the rear garden. The back boiler is disconnected but probably once served 2 derelict radiators and a hot water tank.


12' 2'' x 9' 5'' (3.71m x 2.87m)

Contains some plumbing, sink and basic units. Double glazed uPVC window to the rear. There is a derelict solid fuel cooker.

Rear Hall

16' 0'' x 3' 6'' (4.87m x 1.07m)

With doors to front and rear gardens, doors to

Downstairs cloakroom

4' 9'' x 2' 9'' (1.45m x 0.84m)

High level WC (blocked), window to the rear.


8' 9'' x 7' 0'' (2.66m x 2.13m)

L shaped with 2 windows and a sink.

Coal store

8' 9'' x 3' 0'' (2.66m x 0.91m)

First floor

Stairs from the entrance hall lead up to the landing with window to the side doors off to

Bedroom 1

16' 6'' x 9' 5'' (5.03m x 2.87m)

Double glazed uPVC window to the rear, period doors, wardrobe and airing cupboard with hot water tank

Bedroom 2

12' 8'' x 10' 8'' (3.86m x 3.25m)

Double glazed uPVC window to the front, open fireplace, wardrobe, period door.

Bedroom 3

10' 0'' x 7' 0'' (3.05m x 2.13m)

Double glazed uPVC window to the front, period door


6' 3'' x 5' 8'' (1.90m x 1.73m)

Unserviceable; high level WC (blocked). Double glazed uPVC window to the rear.


Front Garden

48' 6'' x 35' 6'' (14.77m x 10.81m)

Hedges & fencing to the borders

Side Garden

17' 0'' x 8' 0'' (5.18m x 2.44m)

Would permit vehicle access to the rear garden

Rear Garden

46' 0'' x 40' 0'' (14.01m x 12.18m) appx

Facing South. A corner of the garden area belongs to Wessex Water who have a pumping station sited here. They occasionally service it by a separate, overgrown path to the rear. The fence between this path and the end of the garden is now lost but concrete posts at each end shows where the fence should be.


The drive allows parking for several vehicles.

Amenities - Kingsbury Episcopi

The thriving community of Kingsbury Episcopi has an excellent range of facilities which include a primary school in nearby Stembridge, a playing area with well equipped recreational ground, community shop with café, community halls, local pub and churches and an (irregular) bus service. Langport lies 5 miles from the village which is about eight miles north of the A303 which connects to the national motorway network, and is well placed for the larger towns of Taunton 22 miles with its main-line railway station (London/Paddington), Bridgwater and Yeovil with their main-line railway stations (Waterloo + Paddington). Dorset coast is about 25 miles


From English Homes Langport office turn right going up The Hill. After the hanging chapel take the road on the right signed Kingsbury Episcopi. On entering the village The Avenue is the first street on the right. This home is on the left indicated by an English Homes For Sale board.


VIEWINGS BY APPOINTMENT. PLEASE DO NOT ENTER THE SITE UNACCOMPANIED. Langport Office 01458 252530 You are advised to wear wellies or other suitable footwear as the gardens are muddy and may contain excrement. Disclaimers: Information is given in good faith, but may not be accurate. Freehold/leasehold needs to be checked by conveyancers. Compass points and measurements are for guidance only, especially L shaped and attic rooms, and land. Fixtures & fittings are not tested so may not work. Any fittings mentioned could be subject to negotiation so check the Fixtures & Fittings list during the conveyance. We do our best to help, so please ask if any point needs clarification. Do please use aerial maps/images provided through our website to check out the location before travelling any great distance. We do not carry out hazardous substances surveys before marketing properties, so have no idea whether or not asbestos etc may be present so viewings are at your own risk. Errors & omissions excepted. Broadband Speed: If you search Google for 'broadband speed postcode' you will find many sites which will guess the broadband speed of any postcode in UK. You will be quoted several different speeds which is why we do not make such claims.

The Avenue Kingsbury Episcopi
Martock TA12 6BE
County: Somerset
Sale Type: Sold STC
Ref #: EH000038
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