If you’ve done a few refurbs or watched enough property programmes, you’ll know a project like this needs a
big huge epic budget. Which is why the guide for Cemetery Lodge in Maidstone, Kent is likely set at a tantalizingly low £125,000-£130,000.
Note the auctioneers note: “Applicants may view the lot externally only”.
However, they have got one internal photo to tease potential bidders with what’s on offer. Yes, you can already see the gothic charm oozing from this place….and you can also see the scale of the work involved.
The detached former lodge does come with planning permission for conversion to a three bedroom house. But given this is a Grade II listed building, the journey is going to be fraught (read: long and expensive).
But where do you get properties with towering towers and stonework like this? This property is a building of beauty and will attract those who want to love and learn about it’s history and enjoy every moment of the project and the end result of living there.
Currently the layout is an entrance hall with four rooms – the first floor has been removed. But in the proposed accommodation, there is to be an entrance hall, dining room, living room, kitchen, utility room, cloakroom with WC and bedroom with en-suite shower/ WC. On the first floor there will be a master bedroom with en-suite shower/WC, bedroom and bathroom with WC. Outside there will be off road parking and garden to the side.
Cemetery Lodge is to be sold on 24 March. Contact the auctioneers for more info.