Lot 122


7 School Green Road, Freshwater, Isle of Wight, PO40 9AJ
Sold £166,000

This substantial town centre building has previously been in use as a post office, with sorting office and associated offices above and to the rear. At present the building is arranged as a ground floor retail unit with significant storage space to the rear (former sorting office); a two-bedroom flat on the first floor and a large roof space/store on the second floor.

Planning Consent has been obtained for conversion of the majority of the building to form four self-contained residential units. A further consent has been granted under Permitted Development for conversion of the existing shop into a further flat, to enable the shop to be converted into an additional residential unit to allow the entire property to be converted into five residential flats, if required.

Freshwater is the major town at the western end of the Isle of Wight and is situated a short distance from the Yarmouth to Lymington car ferry crossing.


Planning Permission has been granted by Isle of Wight Council under ref: P/00293/18, dated 4th June 2018, for proposed alterations and conversion of former post office to provide retail unit with four residential flats to include dormers on side elevations and terrace at first floor level on rear elevation, subject to conditions.

Planning Permission has also been granted under ref: P/00765/18, dated 29th August 2018, for prior approval for change of use of ground floor from Post Office (Class A1) to a residential flat (Class C3) and associated operational development, subject to conditions.

A copy of the Planning Consents and proposed plans will be available to download from the Clive Emson website, inspection at the Auctioneer's Office or via the Isle of Wight Council website, where further information may be available.

Local Planning Authority

Isle of Wight Council. Tel: 01983 823552. Website: iow.gov.uk.

Proposed Accommodation

Ground Floor

Retail Unit/Flat 5

Flat 1

Entrance hall, kitchen/living room, two bedrooms and bathroom with W.C.

First Floor

Flat 2

Entrance hall, kitchen/dining room, bedroom and bathroom with W.C.

Flat 3

Entrance hall, kitchen/living room, two bedrooms and bathroom with W.C.

Second Floor

Flat 4

Entrance hall, kitchen/living room, two bedrooms and bathroom with W.C.


Courtyard to rear.

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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