For sale in Birmingham: Grade II-listed cottage from the late 1700s set to be auctioned for only £150,000

Many bargain hunters are expected to place their bids on this enchanting cottage from the 18th century

A three-bedroom detached cottage in Birmingham, dating back to the late 1700s, is set to be featured in Bond Wolfe’s upcoming auction.

This Grade II-listed property, located at 35 Heathfield Road in Handsworth, is in need of renovation and has been given an appealing guide price of over £150,000 for the livestreamed auction on Thursday, May 16.

James Rossiter, a senior auction valuer at Bond Wolfe, highlighted that the family-sized cottage has an unexpected advantage at the back, which is likely to trigger competitive bidding.

He said, “This is a special property which stands back from the road behind a shared side driveway and front garden, with an extra one-bedroomed, two-storey annexe at the rear.”

The main cottage features a hall, two reception rooms, a kitchen, storeroom, and rear utility room on the ground floor, with a landing, three double bedrooms, and a bathroom upstairs. The annex at the back offers a combined kitchen and reception room on the ground floor, and a bedroom with a shower room and toilet upstairs.

Despite benefiting from double glazing, gas-fired central heating, and emergency lighting, the property does require some refurbishment.

35 Heathfield Road was listed for its special architectural interest by Historic England, in 1982, who noted its “central panelled door within a fretted porch”, “sash windows with glazing bars”, and “wide wooden eaves with flat modillions” from the late 18th century.

This cottage is one of many lots that will be featured in Bond Wolfe’s upcoming auction, which commences at 8.30am on Thursday, May 16, livestreamed.

Scroll down for a look inside Grade II-listed cottage from the late 1700s set to be auctioned for only £150,000: