Lot 127


17 Fore Street, Chard, Somerset, TA20 1PP
17 Fore Street, Chard, Somerset, TA20 1PP
Sold £108,000

On the instructions of the Administrators and the Trustee in Bankruptcy

A deceptively extensive mixed commercial and residential property requiring comprehensive improvement having accommodation set over two, three and in part four storeys enjoying a prominent location in the town centre. The trading use of the immediate street frontage floorspace was up until recently a café with the rest of these sizeable premises being largely under-utilised or unused.

The potential is clear for a continuing commercial use from the Fore Street elevation with the floors above and the rear tenement having the look, subject to all necessary consents being obtainable, of a residential scheme in the form of cottages or flats or even a higher density ‘room by room’ letting venture.

Local Planning Authority

South Somerset District Council: Tel: 01935 462462. Website: southsomerset.gov.uk.

Ground Floor Front

Café comprising reception area, servery, seating area and W.C. facilities.

Ground Floor Rear

Studio flats and additional rooms.

First, Second & Third Floors

A vast array of rooms, some with cloakroom facilities.


Small yard.

Auctioneer's Note 1

For information relating to the commercial element’s rateable value and other available data go to www.gov.uk/correct-your-business-rates and enter the postcode for the property into the appropriate search field.

Auctioneer's Note 2

A copy of the floor plan is available from the Auctioneer's Office.


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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.

* Price Information

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