It’s a village lot that’s perfect for petrolheads, but perhaps less so for anyone in need of a modern family home ready to move into.
That’s because this Grade II listed property in Turnastone – about 10 miles west of Hereford – was last occupied in 2005 and has remained untouched ever since.
It is known locally as The Old Garage – although the name of the property is Glendore – as there are two petrol pumps in the front yard and it was used as a petrol station from 1919. It was believed to be the oldest surviving petrol station in England until 1992.
The detached property is being sold as a three bedroom cottage with a guide price of £295,000.
The Grade I listed property in Turnastone – some 10 miles west of Hereford – is currently for sale
The run-down property has two old gas pumps in the front yard and was used as a gas station from 1919
The garage was founded by H. James Charles Wilding and taken over by his sons Hedley and Percy.
Hedley continued the business into his 90’s and his son then continued the business until recently.
There are two petrol pumps in the front yard of the property, on either side of the large arched hedge. One is a Wayne and the other is an Avery Hardoll, probably from the 1950s and 1930s respectively.
The detached property in Wales is being sold as a three-bedroom cottage at a guide price of £295,000 – but the interior design needs a lot of work
Several advertising signs remain on the front of the brick home, announcing the heritage of the property
Next to the two pumps in the garden there is a working post box which held pride of place when the property was a village shop
The house needs a complete renovation as it was last inhabited in 2005 and has not been touched since
There are flagstones on much of the ground floor of the property along with a fire grate and stove in the sitting room
The property is in the heart of the village and also includes what used to be the lively village shop (pictured).
The property is in the heart of the village and formerly included the village shop, with the 1985 Walls Ice Cream price list still hanging on the garden wall.
Inside the house, flagstones cover much of the ground floor, while the fire grate and stove in the living room and fireplace in the shop remain, as does the rayburn in the kitchen.
Outside the garden is a former pigsty with wood storage, storage room and double toilet. There is mains water and electricity connected.
Although the interior of the property is run down, the benefit is that mains water and electricity are still connected
Outside in the garden at the rear of the property is a former pigsty with a wood store and storage room
Real estate agent Jonathan Bengough is handling the sale of this unusual three bedroom property near the Black Mountains
Real estate agent Jonathan Bengough is handling the sale of the unusual property.
The road through the village of Turnastone heads west to the stunning Welsh Black Mountains, known for their many ridge walks.
The average price of a property sold in Turnastone in the last 12 months was £340,214. It compares to an average of £320,697 for the UK, according to property website Zoopla.
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