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Estate Agents in Swanage : Corbens Estate Agents : 0 Bedroom Property : BELL STREET, SWANAGE : This property is under offer

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Estate Agents in Swanage : Corbens Estate Agents : 0 Bedroom Property : BELL STREET, SWANAGE : Contact Us01929 422284

This property formerly a Reading Room, is thought to have been constructed in 1867.  It is situated in a Conservation Area in one of the oldest parts of Swanage, approximately 1 mile from the town centre and within 300 metres of open country and local convenience store.  The building is believed to be of solid Purbeck stone construction under a conventional pitched roof covered with stone tiles.

Planning permission was granted for a period of 5 years from 30 May 1975, to change the use from Reading Room to Residential purposes together with a rear extension.  This consent stated specifically it is not for demolition of the exisiting building.  The planning consent has now lapsed but hopefully can be regranted upon suitable re-application.

The property is offered For Sale by Tender (unless sold previously) and interested applicants are requested to submit their best bids in a sealed envelope, clearly marked tender for The Herston Reading Room, 36 Bell Street, Swanage by no later than 12 Noon on Friday 26th May 2017. Tender forms are available upon request from our office. The sellers reserve the right not to accept the highest or indeed any offer. 


READING ROOM   7.56m x 4.4m (24'9” x 14’5”), East & South, kitchen area, 3 night storage heaters, stable door to garden.    

OUTSIDE    Small REAR GARDEN which is mostly uncultivated.

SERVICES    Mains electricity. All other services are available, but not connected. 

BUSINESS RATES    We have been advised by Purbeck District Council that the property has a Rateable Value of £1,350 and the Rates Payable £653.40 for 2016/2017, although this must be confirmed by your Conveyancer prior to exchange of contracts.

VIEWING    By appointment only please through the Agents, Corbens, 01929 422284. Please note the post code for this property is BH19 2SA.
NOTE: These particulars are intended only as a guide to prospective Purchasers to enable them to decide whether to make further enquiries with a view to taking up negotiations but they are otherwise not intended to be relied upon in any way for any purpose whatsoever and accordingly neither their accuracy nor the continued availability of the property is in any way guaranteed and they are furnished on the express understanding that neither the Agents nor the Vendors are to be or become under any liability or claim in respect of their contents. Any prospective Purchaser must satisfy himself by inspection or otherwise as to the correctness of the particulars contained.