July property auctions: Bounds Green, West Sussex and Berkshire

Samantha Collett takes her pick of July's property auctions in West Sussex, Berkshire and Bounds Green
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July property auctions
Bounds Green, London, N11
Guide price: £250,000-plus
Luxury doesn’t come cheap – but this long leasehold two-bedroom “highly appointed” ground floor apartment located in a prestigious development may be a cut-price bargain with a guide of £250,000-plus.

Princess Park Manor is an impressive and exclusive gated complex which offers country home living within the capital – which most likely explains the number of celebrities who call this home. Set within an historical Grade II-listed building, this apartment not only benefits from a whopping 1,200sq ft of accommodation – but it also has access to a wealth of amenities: on-site gym, tennis courts, 24-hour security, allocated off-street car parking, plus use of the 20 acres of attractive communal parkland. Of course, these added extras don’t come cheap – the service charge is £2,700 per year.

But the £250,000 guide price is cheap – this property was previously marketed at £500,000 and the previous owners paid £399,000 for it in 2006. Comparable properties are achieving around the £400,000 mark.

Despite the manorial setting, the property is well situated with New Southgate train station and Arnos Grove underground (Piccadilly line) within a 15-minute walk. A good selection of shops, bars and restaurants can be found at nearby Muswell Hill which is within easy reach.

Who: Countrywide Property Auctions (countrywidepropertyauctions.co.uk)
What: Lot 230: Princess Park Manor, Royal Drive, Bounds Green, London, N11 3FL
Where: Park Lane Hotel, Piccadilly, London W1J 7BX
When: 16 July, 2013

July property auctions
Sompting, West Sussex
Guide price: £850,000-plus
If you’re looking for country home grandeur within commuting distance of the London, how about this Grade II-listed six-bedroom residence with a guide of £850,000-plus? Priced to sell, Sompting Peverel had a previous marketing price of £1.25 million and has been in the same ownership for almost 20 years.

This impressive character property dates back to the 17th-century and offers substantial accommodation over 5,000sq ft of space plus additional outbuildings, all set within almost five acres of mature parkland.

Flexibility is the key buzz word when it comes to this property, which although used as a family residence, does have the potential (subject to planning) for commercial activities such as a children’s day nursery or forest school.

Leisure pursuits are well catered for at the property which benefits from an indoor swimming pool, tennis court, go-karting track and a small lake with a jetty, but if that isn’t enough for you the South Downs National Park offers a whole variety of countryside activities. And if you want seaside pleasures – Worthing is just four miles away and Brighton is 10 miles down the road. The village of Sompting is well located for transport links: the A27/M27 are close by and Lancing train station is two miles away with a journey time to London Victoria of 77 minutes.

Who: Countrywide Property Auctions (countrywidepropertyauctions.co.uk)
What: Lot 251: Sompting Peverel, Church Lane, Sompting, West Sussex, BN15 0AZ
Where: Park Lane Hotel, Piccadilly, London W1J 7BX
When: 16 July, 2013

July property auctions
Farnham Royal, Berkshire
Guide price: £1.25 million-plus
Crown Inn occupyies a site area of eight acres in the Royal county of Berkshire with a guide of £1.25 million-plus, could be a right Royal affair.

The manor house comprises a number of buildings, including a derelict office building (16,683sq ft), a residential and office building (5,554sq ft), a bungalow/stable block (3,336sq ft) plus various outbuildings and garages. The substantial eight-acre site offers major redevelopment potential for both residential and commercial use (subject to planning). Given the current mixed use of the site VAT will be applicable to the final bid price.

The property lies within the Farnham Royal Area – a sought-after location close to Burnham Beeches, Stoke Park Country Club and numerous golf courses. The excellent choice of schools and range of local facilities makes this a high demand area – with a premium price tag to match - most family homes start at a million pounds.

Crown Inn is superbly positioned for access to the capital – the M4, M40 and M25 are close by. Mainline train stations offer easy access to Marylebone and Paddington with a fast service from Slough which gets you into London in just 18 minutes.

Who: Auction House London (auctionhouselondon.co.uk)
What: Lot 11: Crown Inn, Crown Lane, Farnham Royal, Berkshire, SL2 3SQ
Where: Everyman Cinema, 203 Haverstock Hill, London, NW3 4QG
When: 25 July, 2013

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