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Bond Wolfe raises nearly £¾m for former guesthouse near Sutton Coldfield

A former guesthouse with nine bedrooms and a swimming pool near Sutton Coldfield was sold for nearly three-quarters of a million pounds ahead of Bond Wolfe’s latest auction.

The detached property known as Highfield Farm, overlooking open countryside on Farthing Lane in Curdworth, had a guide price* of £635,000+ but keen interest saw its sale prior to the auction for £740,000.

This unusual freehold property joined 154 lots that were successfully sold in the auction on 20 October, raising a total of more than £16 million in sales.

The building, which started life as a farmhouse on a working farm before being used as a guesthouse, had been described as somewhere that could easily be converted back into a family home.

Ian Tudor, joint managing direct auctions at Bond Wolfe, said: “We were very pleased with the final price of £740,000 that secured the sale of what is a large and attractive property.

“Potential buyers were certainly impressed with its landscaped grounds, the swimming pool and the fact that while it overlooks open countryside it also has excellent access to the Midlands’ motorway network via junction 9 of the M42.

“Its history was also interesting to potential buyers, as while it once served as a successful guesthouse it had been used as a family residence for the previous owner.

“With its large extension to the rear and outbuildings, this property could with some simple reconfiguration once again become a large private residential dwelling.”

As well as the numerous reception rooms, nine bedrooms and various bathrooms, Highfield Farm also boasts a brick paved in-and-out driveway with gardens and a lawned area to the side with mature fruit trees and fishpond.

There is also a rear patio area with a swimming pool and a generously sized detached building currently used as a snooker room with a bar and toilets.

Mr Tudor added: “We had been expecting stiff competition for this unusual property and we certainly received lots of strong interest.”

Bond Wolfe’s next auction starts at 9am on Wednesday 8 December 2021, and property owners interested in selling can arrange a free auction appraisal by calling 0121 312 1212 or 01902 928 510, or by visiting

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