Escape to the country at Savills regional auction this September

12 September 2017

For those dreaming of a period property in the country, the next Savills regional auction might just have the home for you.

Woodpecker Cottage is an 18th century period cottage set on the fringe of the small hamlet of Girton near Newark. The picturesque home, which comes with a guide price of £275,000+ comes complete with extensively stocked mature gardens, which for 10 years formed part of the National Garden Scheme.

Accessed from a shared driveway, there is a separate paddock with woodland area containing an avenue of trees and a wealth of established shrubs. It also comes with a range of outbuildings for those longing to live the country dream, including a tack room, pony and loose boxes, and partitioned dog runs.

There is scope for upgrading and modernisation, nonetheless Woodpecker Cottage enjoys a wealth of charm and character and includes an entrance hall, two reception rooms, a dining kitchen, utility room, wet room and a further sitting room or third bedroom to the ground floor. To the first floor, there is a galleried landing with two bedrooms, the master of which enjoys an en-suite dressing room.

Whilst retaining some of its original features, Woodpecker Cottage has the added benefit of UPVC double glazing throughout, adding to its appeal.

Bob Crocker, director and head of residential auctions at Savills Nottingham, comments: “Woodpecker Cottage is a most charming property which has all the ingredients to make a delightful home. It’s semi-rural setting in the quiet hamlet of Girton mean that it would be ideally suited for country living, with the added convenience of its positioning just six miles from the A46, which offers ease of access to Nottingham, Lincoln and the A1.

“The current owners invested a huge amount of time and money into nurturing the gardens, which have clearly been lovingly enhanced and maintained over the years. The property has remained within the existing ownership for some years and would now represent an ideal purchase to those seeking a substantial family residence set within mature surroundings, who will fully appreciate the property’s charm and character and enhance this with sympathetic improvements.”

The next regional Savills auction, which takes place at 2.30pm on Thursday 21 September at Nottingham Racecourse will offer a plethora of opportunities for owner occupiers. In addition to Woodpecker Cottage, another star lot is 3 Fairview Court in the sought after Nottingham suburb of West Bridgford. The modern four bedroom detached property is set within a quiet cul-de-sac location and is offered with scope for upgrading and modernisation. Bidding will start at £300,000.

Bob adds: “Auctions provide an ideal opportunity to acquire a principal residence, with more and more homes now being offered through this method of sale.”

View the full catalogue here. For further details on any of the properties in the September auction, contact Bob Crocker at Savills auction team on 0115 934 8080.


Key Contacts

Bob Crocker

Bob Crocker

Residential Auctions


+44 (0) 115 934 8023