Ashton Hayes, Chester, CH38BH

Starting Price* £400,000

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  • Overview
  • Particulars
  • Request Details
  • Agent Details
  • Fees & Charges Explained

Property Overview

The Golden Lion was formerly an asset of community value and is set in a substantial plot that extends to half an acre. It is a two-storey detached building of rendered brick construction under a pitched tiled roof occupying a prominent roadside location. Externally there is an extensive parking area and patio area to the side that would be ideal for a beer garden.

Internally there is a spacious internal square footage for hosting a large number of clientele. Modernisation and redevelopment work is required throughout to get it back to its former glory; however, due to the size of the building and the number of retained period features the potential to create something special is immediately noticeable.

The buildings character is enhanced by a number of fireplaces, stone flooring in some dining areas and ceiling timbers. Furthermore, there is a large fully equipped Catering Kitchen (appliance not tested) with multiple access doors to facilitate the smooth running of the catering aspect of the business.

The first floor accommodation briefly comprises: three bedrooms, kitchen, lounge and a bathroom.

Additionally the plot offers obvious potential for alternative residential and commercial development – subject to the necessary planning permission being granted.

Starting Bid and Reserve Price

*Please note this property is subject to an undisclosed reserve price which is generally no more than 10% in excess of the starting bid, both the starting bid and reserve price can be subject to change. Terms and conditions apply to the auction, which is powered by IAM Sold.

Auctioneer's Comments

This property is for sale by the Modern Method of Auction. Should you view, offer or bid on the property, your information will be shared with the Auctioneer, iamsold.

This method of auction requires both parties to complete the transaction within 56 days of the draft contract for sale being received by the buyers solicitor. This additional time allows buyers to proceed with mortgage finance (subject to lending criteria, affordability and survey).

The buyer is required to sign a reservation agreement and make payment of a non-refundable Reservation Fee. This being 4.2% of the purchase price including VAT, subject to a minimum of £6,000.00 including VAT. The Reservation Fee is paid in addition to purchase price and will be considered as part of the chargeable consideration for the property in the calculation for stamp duty liability.

Buyers will be required to go through an identification verification process with iamsold and provide proof of how the purchase would be funded.

This property has a Buyer Information Pack which is a collection of documents in relation to the property. The documents may not tell you everything you need to know about the property, so you are required to complete your own due diligence before bidding. A sample copy of the Reservation Agreement and terms and conditions are also contained within this pack.

The buyer will also make payment of £300.00 including VAT towards the preparation cost of the pack, where it has been provided by iamsold.

The property is subject to an undisclosed Reserve Price with both the Reserve Price and Starting Bid being subject to change.

Referral Arrangements

The Partner Agent and Auctioneer may recommend the services of third parties to you. Whilst these services are recommended as it is believed they will be of benefit; you are under no obligation to use any of these services and you should always consider your options before services are accepted.

Where services are accepted the Auctioneer or Partner Agent may receive payment for the recommendation and you will be informed of any referral arrangement and payment prior to any services being taken by you.

Energy Performance Certificate (EPCs)

Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) give information on how to make your home more energy efficient and reduce your energy costs. All homes bought, sold or rented require an EPC. EPCs carry ratings that compare the current energy efficiency and estimated costs of energy use with potential figures that your home could achieve. Potential figures are calculated by estimating what the energy efficiency and energy costs could be if energy saving measures were put in place. The rating measures the energy efficiency of your home using a grade from ‘A’ to ‘G’. An ‘A’ rating is the most efficient, while ‘G’ is the least efficient. The average efficiency grade to date is ‘D’. All homes are measured using the same calculations, so you can compare the energy efficiency of different properties.

Property Particulars

Entrance Lobby - Front aspect double doors. Door to dining room one and bar. Recessed light to ceiling. Dining Room One - 6.45 x 4.62 (21'1" x 15'1") - Two front aspect timber framed windows. Two double panel radiators. Stone floor. Recessed ceiling spotlights. Door to toilets. Open fireplace. Access to bar. Opening to rear hall. Toilets Lobby - 2.72 x 1.02 (8'11" x 3'4") - Door to Gentlemen's toilet. Gentlemen's Toilets - 2.77 x 2.11 (9'1" x 6'11") - Side aspect window. Rear Hall - 3.56 x 3.51 (11'8" x 11'6") - L-shaped. Rear aspect timber framed double doors. Tiled floor. Double panel radiator. Door to baby chain facilities. Baby Changing Facilities - 2.06 x 1.88 (6'9" x 6'2") - Low level WC. Pedestal wash hand basin. Ceiling mounted light fitting. Door to the rear hall. Rear Hall. - 3.38 x 2.67 (11'1" x 8'9") - Stairs rising to first floor. Door to store area. Door to kitchen. Store Area - 4.09 x 2.34 (13'5" x 7'8") - Central heating boiler. Ceiling mounted light fitting. Fitted shelving. Kitchen - 7.29 x 4.55 (23'11" x 14'11") - Maximum measurements. Associated fixtures and fittings. Bar Area - 4.80 x 4.42 (15'8" x 14'6") - Bar area with central bar and seating space. Front aspect window. Framed opening to dining area two. Dining Area Two - 4.45 x 3.45 (14'7" x 11'3") - Front aspect window. Door to side hall leading to gents and ladies toilet. Gents Toilet - 2.59 x 1.91 (8'5" x 6'3") - Associated fittings Ladies Toilet - 2.67 x 2.41 (8'9" x 7'10") - Associated fittings. Dining Area Three - 12.17 x 5.49 (39'11" x 18'0") - Door to side aspect. Door to cupboard. Door to cellar style coal store. Cellar Style Coal Store - 4.32 x 2.67 (14'2" x 8'9") - Dining Area Five - 3.94 x 3.76 (12'11" x 12'4") - Side and rear aspect windows. Sandstone fireplace. First Floor - Landing - 8.08 x 1.80 (26'6" x 5'10") - Skylight. Ceiling mounted light fitting. Doors to living room, kitchen, two bedrooms and family bathroom. Living Room - 4.78 x 3.63 (15'8" x 11'10") - Front aspect window. Double panel radiator. Ceiling mounted light fitting. Kitchen. - 2.92 x 2.39 (9'6" x 7'10") - Front aspect timber framed window. Double panel radiator. Fitted with a range of wall and floor mounted kitchen units with a rolled top preparation surface. One and half bowl stainless steel with drainer and unit and mixer tap. Space for washing machine, dryer and fridge. Multispeed extractor hood. Ceiling mounted light fitting. Bedroom Two - 3.94 x 2.82 (12'11" x 9'3") - Front aspect timber framed window. Double panel radiator. Ceiling mounted light fitting. Bedroom One - 4.72 x 2.72 (15'5" x 8'11") - Front aspect timber framed window. Ceiling mounted light fitting. Double panel radiator. Family Bathroom - 3.71 x 1.83 (12'2" x 6'0") - Single panel radiator. Low level WC. Pedestal wash hand basin. Panelled bath with shower fitting. Side aspect window. Airing cupboard housing hot water cylinder.

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Fees & Charges Explained

Ashton Hayes, Chester, CH38BH

This property is sold subject to payment of a non-refundable reservation fee of 4.2% to a minimum of £6,000.00 including VAT.

Any successful purchaser will pay this to secure the sale. The reservation fee is in addition to the purchase price. Please take this into account when bidding.

A reservation fee is payable by the buyer only when the seller pays no fees to sell. As sellers pay no fees to sell, this is usually taken into account with a lower reserve price.

This property is being sold under the Modern Method of Auction, which requires the completion of the purchase to be within 56 days, although all reasonable endeavours must be made to exchange contracts within 28 days following the Draft Contract being received by the Buyer's Solicitor.

A non-refundable Reservation fee must be paid by the buyer within 2 hours following the conclusion of the auction or acceptance of an offer. This must be paid by cleared funds to the auctioneer who will issue an acknowledgement of reservation and purchase agreement in the 28 day period following the auction or the date of acceptance of the offer.

Buyers Information Pack

If the Buyer Information Pack has been produced and provided by iamsold any successful purchaser will be required to pay £300.00 (including VAT) towards the cost of the preparation of the pack. These can then be used by your solicitor to progress the sale.

Buyer Fees

There are no other fees or charges payable to the Auctioneer however, there are other costs to consider such as:

  • You will need a Solicitor to act for you during the conveyancing and your Solicitor will advise you in relation to the associated costs. If you do not have a Solicitor, we can recommend the services of one of our Panel Solicitors who are all selected for their expertise in Auction Transactions. Please call the number below for more information.
  • Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) is applicable if you buy a property or land over a certain price in England, Wales or Northern Ireland. Please click here for more information.


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These particulars, whilst believed to be accurate are set out as a general outline only for guidance and do not constitute any part of an offer or contract. Intending purchasers should not rely on them as statements of representation of fact, but must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to their accuracy. No person in this firms employment has the authority to make or give any representation or warranty in respect of the property.