Ferndale Preparatory School, 5-7 Bromsgrove, Faringdon, SN7 7JF

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Auction sale - Monday 5th December 2016


Sold for £675,000.

Upon the instructions of

  • Freehold former school
  • Alternative use potential (subject to planning)
  • Site area about 0.70 acres (0.28 hectares)
  • Market town location
  • Vacant possession


Ferndale Preparatory School, 5–7 Bromsgrove, Faringdon
On the administrators obtaining insurance for the Property, the insurers conducted a Risk Consultation at the Property. The result of this has revealed that the wall on the South East perimeter between the Property and 9 Bromsgrove is leaning towards 9 Bromsgrove. The Seller is not aware of who is responsible for this wall. Any Buyer must rely on their own inspections and make their own enquiries in this regard. The Property is sold subject to any such liabilities.


12:00pm on Friday 18 November & 10:30am on Friday 25 November



The market town of Faringdon lies about 18 miles south west of Oxford and 12 miles north east of Swindon. It is accessed via the A420, which provides access to the A419 to the south west and junction 15 of the M4 motorway beyond. Nearby Swindon railway station provides regional rail services as well as direct services to London (Paddington) with a journey time of about one hour.
Bromsgrove is a predominantly residential thoroughfare lying just to the south west of the town centre running from Park Road to Marlborough Street, the main street running through the town. The building lies on its north side.


A detached Grade II listed period building originally constructed as two dwelling houses but having been adapted more recently as a preparatory school (D1). The main building is arranged over ground, first and second floors and currently provides classrooms and administrative offices whilst additional buildings on the site include an assembly hall with classroom accommodation, a music room and ancillary storage accommodation. Access to the site is via a shared gated access to the side of the main building (hatched on the site plan), which also serves a residential dwelling that is not included in the sale. The remainder of the site is arranged as a mixture of lawn, playground/play areas and a tarmacadum parking area, which has vehicular access from the rear.



Planning Authority

Vale of White Horse District Council (01235 422600) www.whitehorsedc.gov.uk.

Energy Performance Certificate

EPC Rating 123 Band E.

Accommodation Sq ft Sq m Tenant
TOTAL 10,850 1,007.97
Main school building Assembly hall/classrooms Music room 7,900 2,450 500 733.91 227.61 46.45 Vacant
The auctioneers have not measured the property and all areas are for guidance purposes only on a Gross Internal basis.

Joint auctioneers


Tom Colyer

020 7516 1614



Seller's solicitor

Squire Patton Boggs (UK) LLP

(Anita Shanghavi)

0121 222 3000


* Guide price

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* Reserve price

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