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A riverside lock keeper’s cottage dating back to the 1830s will be one of the stars at Bond Wolfe Auction’s record-breaking online sale event later this month.

Set in beautiful Worcestershire countryside, beside the River Severn at Holt Lock near the Holt Fleet Bridge, the two bedroom detached cottage would make an ideal family home or holiday property.

The Grade II listed property is in need of general upgrading and improvement work throughout and is listed with a guide price* of £160,000+.

It is expected to be a centre of bidder attention at the Bond Wolfe Auctions’ auction on Wednesday 19 May, an event already making headlines as the biggest property auction ever held outside of London with 236 lots up for sale.

Ron Darlington, consultant director of Bond Wolfe Auctions, said: “This is a rare chance to secure a beautiful and historic home in idyllic surroundings.

“The building is surrounded by farmland with the River Severn running past – already a popular destination for canal boats and other river traffic.

“It offers the perfect balance of a singular family home for those who want to get away from it all and yet has all the benefits of the cathedral town of Worcester just a few miles away.

“It requires improvement work, hence the competitive guide price, and we are expecting intense competition from bidders on sale day.”

The cottage is currently laid out with a reception hall, two further reception rooms, kitchen, rear hall, bathroom with WC and a utility room on the ground floor, with the two bedrooms off the first floor landing. Outside are front, rear and side gardens with off-road parking and a garage.

The property sits on a small lane off the A4133 close to Holt Fleet, around nine miles from Kidderminster and six miles from Worcester.

It was built alongside Holt Lock in the 1830s when the River Severn was made navigable for freight and leisure vessels and was occupied by lock keepers employed by British Waterways – now the Canal & River Trust – until 2010-11.

It is one of 236 lots listed for Bond Wolfe Auctions’ online auction which starts at 8.30am on Wednesday 19 May.

The auction will be livestreamed via Bond Wolfe Auctions’ website with remote bidding by proxy, telephone or internet only, and bidders must pre-register no later than 12 noon on Tuesday 18 May.

This follows Bond Wolfe Auctions’ last auction on 31 March which raised over £30.2 million in sales, a new record for the UK’s most successful livestreamed auction.

More details are at, or email [email protected], or call 0121 312 1212.

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