Rare bungalow with unusual Japanese garden in Derby auction

A rare four bedroomed bungalow with an unusual Japanese garden is for sale in SDL Auctions Graham Penny’s next Derby auction on Thursday 13 September.

The large property known as The Paddock is on Swarkestone Road in the highly sought-after South Derbyshire village of Weston on Trent and has a *guide price of £375,000+.

The bungalow is surrounded by well-stocked and landscaped gardens, with a Japanese ornamental-style garden to the rear complete with pergola, decking and ponds.

Robert Stone, senior valuer at SDL Auctions Graham Penny in Derby, said: “This is a very attractive bungalow that could be used as either a retirement or family bungalow.

“Internally, the property requires improvement and upgrading throughout, but because it’s on a sizeable private plot it could also offer an interesting development opportunity, subject to planning permission.”

The Paddock currently has a generous-sized sitting room, conservatory, dining room, breakfast kitchen room with side passage, rear garden room, utility and coal store.

There is also a master bedroom measuring more than 250 sq ft with built-in wardrobes, a spacious en-suite shower room, three further good-sized double bedrooms, a family bathroom and a huge loft room measuring 282 sq ft.

Mr Stone added: “The property is set back from the road in a tucked-away position, with ample off-road parking and two garages.

“A particular feature is how the landscaped gardens wrap themselves around the property, with a beautiful Japanese ornamental-style garden to the rear offering privacy that can only be truly appreciated when viewed.

“Bungalows are always rare these days but finding one for sale with so many attractive features and in such a great location makes The Paddock unique.”

Weston on Trent is within a short commute of the A50 trunk road network, M1 motorway, East Midlands airport and the city of Derby.

The property is one of more than 50 already included in the catalogue for the next SDL Auctions Graham Penny Derby auction on Thursday 13 September at Pride Park Stadium.