Lot 74


The Royal Oak, Cooling Road, Strood, Rochester, Kent, ME2 4RP
The Royal Oak, Cooling Road, Strood, Rochester, Kent, ME2 4RP
Sold After

An excellent development opportunity is this Grade II Listed former public house.

The building stands on a site of (0.09 hectares) 0.23 acres and is situated in a predominantly residential area approximately one mile from the town centre.

Planning Consent has been granted for conversion of the existing building to provide a four bedroom house together with the construction of a terrace of three houses and the creation of shared car parking.


Planning Permission has been granted by Medway Council, under ref: MC/17/0278, dated 23rd November 2017 and Listed Buildings Consent under ref: MC/17/0193, for restoration of the existing building including demolition of wing extensions at ground floor level and single storey outbuildings and conversion to a four bedroom dwelling and construction of a terrace of three two-bedroom dwellings with associated landscaping and car parking, subject to conditions.

A copy of the Planning Consents and plans are available to download from the Medway Council’s website, the Clive Emson website or inspection at the Auctioneer’s Office.

Proposed Accommodation

Detached House

Ground Floor

Living room, dining room, kitchen, snug and utility room/W.C.

First Floor

Landing, bedroom, study/bedroom and bathroom with W.C.

Second Floor

Landing and two further bedrooms.

Terrace Houses

Each of the new houses will provide the following accommodation.

Ground Floor

Entrance hall to front, living/dining room, kitchen and cloakroom with W.C.

First Floor

Landing, two bedrooms and bathroom with W.C.

Freehold with Vacant Possession


All lots are sold subject to the Common Auction Conditions and Special Conditions of Sale (unless varied by the Sellers Solicitors), together with the Addendum, which will be available on Auction Day.

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