Photo-a-Day (Thursday, 6th November, 2014)
Kirkless Hall Farm
I bet that is up for a pretty penny
At 1666 a very historic house, could use some TLC if anybodys got a pretty penny.
A good photo, the bright, modern signs against the old building.
It is such a pity that such an historic house has been allowed to fall into this state.
Just looked at this online, you would have a job buying a 3 bed bungalow around here for what is being asked for this lovely old house. Grade 11 listed, so things would have to be done right with renovation.
It says its got a guide price of £200,000
Kirkless Hall, Farm Lane, Aspull, WIGAN, Lancashire, WN2 1JP
Period detached hall requiring renovation. Substantial residential development/conversion potential subject to planning. Gated entrance, substantial grounds & outbuildings. Original features, fireplaces & timbers. Must be viewed. Ground floor; hallway, three reception rooms, kitchen, utiltiy. First floor; four bedrooms & bathroom (none fitted). Please note, there is a Buyer's Premium of £750+VAT payable in addition to the Administration Fee.
The guide price will be exceeded plus as much again for renovation works. A small price to become an Aspullian!
£200,000 sounds cheap for a house this historic and with a grade 2 list. That's the average price for a decent detached house where I live and no doubt in the Aspull area too. Was expecting something in the region of £600,000 upwards. Far too much for us poor Wiganers, most of us are just barely managing to pay off a mesely mortage on a 2 up 2 down pokey house at 90k. And what's with the key cross logo on that Reeds Rains sign? reminds me of the skull and cross bones, but without the skull:)
What's the evidence for it being built in 1666?
Kirkless Hall was split into two semi-detached dwellings, it still looks like it is with having two entrance doors and separated with a fence and gate. The man who once resided in this part kept and bred horses, he had stables at the rear.
Come on it's Aspull... it's going for the correct price.
Just noticed that next door is also up for sale with Borron Shaw at £495,000, a big difference in price, though it has been modernised
Would like to have seen more of the house Mick?
Jean get on your bike.
ALc, the keys are two letter "R's" standing for 'Reeds' and 'Rains'. I suppose the key symbology is used to represent unlocking or opening a door to someone's new property i.e. a sale.
Mick...its a long way to pedal from Mid Wales!