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Buying a bungalow is as easy as one, two, three

Three is the magic number for homebuyers looking to buy a bungalow at SDL Auctions Graham Penny’s Derby auction later this month.

Bungalows in Alvaston, South Normanton and Swadlincote are due to go under the hammer at Pride Park Stadium on Friday 24 May and senior valuer Robert Stone is confident they will quickly be snapped up by bidders.

He said: “Bungalows tend to do well at auction because they are always in demand. Our population as a whole is getting older, so one-level living accommodation is a practical choice and, with more and more people renting into retirement, many landlords are appreciating their investment potential.”

Aaron House, 70b The Common, South Normanton is a spacious, individually-designed detached bungalow built in the villa style with ornate cornices.

Tucked away down a private gravel driveway, the property has a covered veranda, patio area, greenhouse, rear courtyard style garden and detached double garage.

Inside it comprises an entrance hall, lounge, dining room, white fitted dining kitchen, utility room, breakfast room, ground floor master bedroom suite with dressing room and shower room with walk-in shower enclosure. The first floor has two double bedrooms, both with en suite bathrooms and walk-in storerooms. It has a *guide price of £215,000+.

Two of the bungalows going under the hammer offer the possibility of development, subject to planning permission. This is not uncommon with properties of this type, according to Robert.

He said: “Many bungalows occupy larger-than-average plots, which may provide the potential to extend into a two-storey family home, or even build more than one property.”

Meadow Farm, Meadow Lane, Newhall, Swadlincote is one such property, tucked away on a secluded plot extending to approximately a quarter of an acre, providing scope for an extension or small building plot, subject to planning permission.

The spacious four bedroomed detached dormer bungalow, which has a guide price of £150,000+, has gas central heating and uPVC double glazing but requires some improvements.

The living accommodation is well proportioned and includes an entrance hall with staircase to the first floor, front sitting room, separate dining room, fitted kitchen diner with built-in appliances, two bedrooms and a family bathroom. Upstairs the landing leads to two good-sized double bedrooms.
Outside there is plenty of car parking space on the driveway as well as a detached double garage in a secure area at the side of the property. There is a front garden and at the rear of the property is a relatively private, south-facing garden which is mainly lawned.

The third bungalow, 24 Bracknell Drive, Alvaston, is another home which sits on a sizeable plot with development potential, subject to permission. The property requires improvement and upgrading, which is reflected in its guide price of just £45,000+.

Approached via a long driveway, the spacious three bedroomed property has double glazing and gas central heating. The accommodation comprises an entrance hall, front lounge/dining room, fitted breakfast kitchen room, three well-proportioned bedrooms, a spacious family bathroom and rear porch with a walk-in store cupboard.

Outside there is an attached outside workshop, a single detached garage plus well-kept gardens which provide a degree of privacy.

The three bungalows are among dozens of properties due to be sold at Pride Park Stadium, Derby, on Friday 24 May.