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A Repo in the Mud

Unfinished, repossessed Gloucestershire country house surrounded by a quagmire of mud for sale for an ambitious sum

 

In September 2012, a pretty but unlisted Cotstwold stone house at Farmington, near Stow-on-the-Wold went on sale for £2.8 million complete with 3 cottages, barns and 30 acres of land. Its asking price had increased to £3.5 million by December 2013 but now, after being partially renovated, extended and repossessed, it is back on the market without its barns, cottages and minus 10 acres of land for £2.75 million.

 

Offered on the instructions of Strettons Receivers, 8,496 square foot Furzehill House stands at the end of a long drive and now includes 5 reception rooms, 7 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms. It is described by selling agents Knight Frank as providing a “unique opportunity to acquire and finish to ones own specification and taste” but is effectively a shell given whoever bought it plainly did not finish the works they started. It comes with 19.76 acres of unlandscaped gardens, woodland, a pond and an area of agricultural land.

 

A sales brochure adds: “An additional barn and 10 acres with extensive planning permission adjacent [is] available by separate negotiation” and images show that covered with sheeting.

 

Furzehill – The Numbers

 

December 2017 – For sale as a shell to complete for £2.75 million ($3.68 million, €3.11 million or درهم13.50 million) through Knight Frank on behalf of Strettons Receivers with 20 acres of land.

 

December 2013 – For sale for £3.5 million ($4.7 million, €4 million or درهم17.2 million) through Knight Frank with 3 cottages, barns and 30 acres of land.

 

September 2012 – For sale for £2.8 million ($3.7 million, €3.2 million or درهم13.7 million) through Knight Frank with 3 cottages, barns and 30 acres of land.

 

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A Repo in the Mud – For sale as a shell to complete for £2.75 million ($3.68 million, €3.11 million or درهم13.50 million) through Knight Frank on behalf of Strettons Receivers with 20 acres of land –Furzehill House, Farmington, Gloucestershire, GL54 3NF – Unfinished, repossessed Gloucestershire country house surrounded by a quagmire of mud for sale for an ambitious sum.
Furzehill House, Farmington, Gloucestershire, GL54 3NF as it was in 2012 and as it is now
A Repo in the Mud – For sale as a shell to complete for £2.75 million ($3.68 million, €3.11 million or درهم13.50 million) through Knight Frank on behalf of Strettons Receivers with 20 acres of land –Furzehill House, Farmington, Gloucestershire, GL54 3NF – Unfinished, repossessed Gloucestershire country house surrounded by a quagmire of mud for sale for an ambitious sum.
A wider view of the setting; note the barns covered in sheeting (not included in the sale but available separately)
A Repo in the Mud – For sale as a shell to complete for £2.75 million ($3.68 million, €3.11 million or درهم13.50 million) through Knight Frank on behalf of Strettons Receivers with 20 acres of land –Furzehill House, Farmington, Gloucestershire, GL54 3NF – Unfinished, repossessed Gloucestershire country house surrounded by a quagmire of mud for sale for an ambitious sum.
A view of the newly extended rear of the house
A Repo in the Mud – For sale as a shell to complete for £2.75 million ($3.68 million, €3.11 million or درهم13.50 million) through Knight Frank on behalf of Strettons Receivers with 20 acres of land –Furzehill House, Farmington, Gloucestershire, GL54 3NF – Unfinished, repossessed Gloucestershire country house surrounded by a quagmire of mud for sale for an ambitious sum.
A smaller barn to the front is surrounded by land in need of landscaping
A Repo in the Mud – For sale as a shell to complete for £2.75 million ($3.68 million, €3.11 million or درهم13.50 million) through Knight Frank on behalf of Strettons Receivers with 20 acres of land –Furzehill House, Farmington, Gloucestershire, GL54 3NF – Unfinished, repossessed Gloucestershire country house surrounded by a quagmire of mud for sale for an ambitious sum.
Agricultural land at the property (2017)
A Repo in the Mud – For sale as a shell to complete for £2.75 million ($3.68 million, €3.11 million or درهم13.50 million) through Knight Frank on behalf of Strettons Receivers with 20 acres of land –Furzehill House, Farmington, Gloucestershire, GL54 3NF – Unfinished, repossessed Gloucestershire country house surrounded by a quagmire of mud for sale for an ambitious sum.
The driveway that leads to the house in 2012 and 2017
A Repo in the Mud – For sale as a shell to complete for £2.75 million ($3.68 million, €3.11 million or درهم13.50 million) through Knight Frank on behalf of Strettons Receivers with 20 acres of land –Furzehill House, Farmington, Gloucestershire, GL54 3NF – Unfinished, repossessed Gloucestershire country house surrounded by a quagmire of mud for sale for an ambitious sum.
The barns at Furzehill are not included in the current sales offering (pictured as they were in 2012)

Comments

7 comments on “A Repo in the Mud”

  1. What a s***hole!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wrecking ball needed urgently!!!!!!!!!!!!! Mind you, it might sink before it got to do the job!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I do see they built and wall and destroyed the trees —– That’s the only MAGA thing about it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What a f***ing mess!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. With a little imagination, it could be made into something lovely but at that price I’d want the barns thrown in. You would not want neighbours if you were spending nearly £3m on a country house now would you?

  3. As a property professional, I must say this seems like a bit of a dud deal. Yes, they’ve spent on the renovation but given it is a repossession, I would worry about the quality of the works and also the lack of the barns is a privacy issue. Those in this price range want privacy and too close to separate. Yes, it has potential but I would not advise clients to buy actually.

  4. What a shame the previous owners got their hands on it, and left it in this state. Not too sure what they were thinking with the landscaping they started. I would want it fully restored to it’s original state before I would even consider it, including the barns etc. Not speaking as a property professional, of course.

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