The former home of The Earl of Birkenhead has been billed as the star lot within the first Smith and Sons first auction of the year.

The auction will take place on 19th February at 2pm at the Village Hotel in Bromborough and includes 21 varied and interesting lots.

The historic and impressive home of FE Smith in Clifton Road, Birkenhead, is guided at £210-240,000 and includes eight bedrooms. The house is in need of a sympathetic restoration programme, retaining many original features including an impressive stain glass window, stone mullions, wood block and flagged floors and cast-iron fireplaces, a twisted stone chimney stack and plastered mouldings.

Chris Johnson, Auctioneer at Smith and Sons commented:

“This is a wonderful character property that represents important historical value in Wirral’s property landscape. The guide is very attractive and I’m sure will appeal to anyone looking to optimise the space with separate apartments or to enjoy as a single family home. We really do recommend a viewing to realise the potential of this special building.”

A second character property in Hoylake is also under auction. A former Chapel and sail makers has been converted to create a wonderful fully refurbished home with views across Liverpool bay and the promenade. The three-bedroom home is guided at £340-360,000.

The catalogue also includes a number of refurbishment opportunities of both smaller houses and two eight bedroomed properties one of which is in Waterloo Road, New Brighton close to the promenade and which in the past has been occupied as eight separate letting rooms.

Two detached homes in Irby and Bromborough rneeding refurbishment oare ideal for owner occupiers or developers.

Commercial investments in Market Street, Hoylake and Greasby Road, Greasby offer attractive yields and the property in Hoylake also has planning for the creation of two further studio apartments.

Chris added:

“The market has begun to stabilise following some political uncertainty and this factor, coupled with the onset of a new year, has resulted in more movement once again in the purchase and sale of property.

“We have some exciting lots available at our next auction, many of which are already attracting significant interest.”

The catalogue will be of interest to owner occupiers, builders and investors and for full details please contact or 0151 647 9272.

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