For Sale By Auction | 12:00, 17 July 2024

Taxal Lodge, Linglongs Road, Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire SK23 7DU

*Guide | £850,000 (plus fees)

  • House (unspecified)
  • Tenure: Leasehold.

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Auction Date

Wed 17/07/2024

Auction Time


Auction Venue

Online Auction

A Derelict Manor House with Potential for Redevelopment

History Taxal Lodge, situated in the beautiful Goyt Valley, was built of local stone in 1904 as the home of Lt. Col. Henry Ramsden Jodrell. The Jodrell family had resided in the Whalley Bridge area since 1351, and by the 18th Century were the main landowners in Taxal. Henry Ramsden Jodrell passed away in 1950 and Taxal Lodge then became the possession of the Local Education Authority. Taxal Lodge closed its doors in 2005. A fire in 2010 damaged a large portion of the outbuildings. Opportunity The site has fantastic potential and has attracted interest from a number of developers. The existing hand crafted stone could be repurposed to create a one of a kind housing development against a beautiful mature woodland backdrop. The site covers an excess of 13 acres and comprises the former dwelling house/school, a tennis court, various outbuildings, gated driveway, extensive landscaped gardens and grounds including a protected wood. The site has a footprint of approximately 1400 m2 / 15,070 sq ft. A pre-application was submitted for the development of the site In 2018 to provide 17 dwellings - ref: PAD/2018/0049. Location The property is located just above the town and approximately 10 miles south east of Manchester, 7 miles north of Buxton and 9 miles north west of Macclesfield. 30 minutes from Manchester airport. The village centre is just a short walk away with shops, cafes, Peak Forest Canal and frequent rail links into Manchester and beyond. Any serious offers will be considered prior to the auction (Under Auction Conditions) . Finance is available on this lot. For a decision-in-principle visit




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Energy Efficiency Rating (EPC)

Current Rating N/A

Local Authority

High Peak Borough Council


Birchall Blackburn Law, 38-46 Avenham Street, Ref: Stephanie Costich, Tel: 01772 552206

Important Notice to Prospective Buyers:

We draw your attention to the Special Conditions of Sale within the Legal Pack, referring to other charges in addition to the purchase price which may become payable. Such costs may include Search Fees, reimbursement of Sellers costs and Legal Fees, and Transfer Fees amongst others.

Additional Fees

Administration Charge - 1.98% inc VAT of the purchase price, subject to a minimum of £1980 inc VAT, payable on exchange of contracts.

Disbursements - Please see the legal pack for any disbursements listed that may become payable by the purchaser on completion.