The Tower House, 39 New Market, Beccles, Suffolk, NR34 9HE

  • Unconditional Online Auction Sale
  • Guide Price* : Buy-it-Now £550,000

Substantial Detached Grade II Listed Town Centre House located next to St Michaels Parish Church and enjoying extensive views across the River Waveney and Waveney Valley.


This is a rare and unique opportunity to acquire a little bit of Beccles history. The property sits in a plot measuring 1/3 acres STMS and enjoys the benefit of a double attached garage all in the heart of the town centre. It is understood that the property was constructed in the late 18th century of red brick construction under a pantile roof. The main house is over three floors having six bedrooms, there are three reception rooms, one of which at the front has been converted into a self contained lock-up shop, which is tenanted producing annual revenue of £10,200 (Please note the the tenant has served notice to vacant and will be departing at the end of October 2019, therefore the shop will be vacant). Beneath the main house is a substantial cellar. In addition to the main house there is an independent building with the potential of five bedrooms and potential, subject to planning and building consents for conversion to annex or office accommodation.


To the front of the property there is a double attached garage and door giving access to the house. The retail shop benefits from the use of, what was, the main front door access. The West boundary wall provide for a personal door entrance midway along the curtilage and we understand that the benefit of a pedestrian right of way over the East neighbour (shop names Coriander) drive is retained to access the east side of the garden. The rear garden is substantial with many mature shrubs and trees.

Agents Notes

1. The property is in need of renovation and refurbishment.
2. Brown&Co understands that planning, now expired, had past been obtained to develop the garage, extending above and converting the building behind to provide lockup retail
and independent office / residential accommodation. Brown&Co do not warrant that should planning be applied for that it would be granted, should an interested party wish to
review the expiried plans they can be made available for inspection.


Beccles is a market town in the county of Suffolk. The town is 109 miles (175 km) from London via the A145 and A12 roads, 98 miles (158 km) northeast of London as the crow flies, 16 miles (26 km) southeast of Norwich, and 33 miles (53 km) north northeast of the county town of Ipswich. Nearby towns include Lowestoft to the east and Great Yarmouth to the northeast. The town lies on the River Waveney on the edge of The Broads National Park.


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Buyer Fees - Please note that the successful purchaser will be required to pay a Buyers Premium of £12,000 inclusive of VAT, this fee is due and payable from the winning bidder immediately after the timed auction ends. The successful bidder buyer will additionally pay over to the auctioneer a deposit of 10% of the purchase price immediately after the timed auction ends. All Buyer payments to be made by electronic bank transfer to the Brown&Co Client Account the account, the details of which will be provided by the auctioneer to the successful bidder buyer immediately after the auction ends. Other fees may be payable on completion and will be detailed within the Special Conditions of Sale to be found within the published Auction Pack.

Extra Special Condition of Sale: The winning Bidder Buyer agrees to pay the sum of £300 (£250.00+vat) to the Seller on completion in consideration of the production of legal documents and searches supplied by the Seller.

Council Tax: Band'G'

Services: Mains water, gas, electricity

Local Authority: East Suffolk Council

Ability to Buy: This property is being sold under Unconditional Auction Rules creating a legally binding contract at the conclusion of the timed auction. DO NOT bid unless you can complete the sale within 28 days.

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How It Works: Unconditional Timed Auction Online: This is a binding method of sale similar to a traditional multi-lot public property auction. The only difference is the bidding takes place on line. The successful purchaser will be required to pay a 10% deposit on the fall of the virtual gavel and contracts will be exchanged. Bidding for properties online works in a similar fashion to eBay. You can place bids using your PC, tablet or mobile phone and the minimum amount you can bid is defined by the 'bid increment' level. When you place a bid, the property listing page will show you if your bid was successful and whether or not you are the highest bidder. When you are the highest bidder on a property, if another· bidder outbids you the system will notify you by email so that you can place another bid if you wish. The major difference from eBay is that our system eradicates sudden death 'bid sniping' through the use of auction 'extension times'. If you have any questions or require any clarification please contact the auctioneer.

Agents Notes: (1) All measurements are approximate and quoted for general guidance only and whilst every attempt has been made to ensure accuracy, they must not be relied on. (2) Any fixtures, fittings and appliances referred within these published details have not been tested and therefore no guarantee can be given that they are in working order. (3) Internal photographs are reproduced for general information and it is not inferred that any item shown within any picture is included with the property. (4) Photographs shown within these details have been taken with a camera using a wide-angle lens. (5) These particulars do not form part of any offer or contract and must not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact. (6) In accordance with UK Anti Money Laundering Regulations Intending buyers will be asked to produce original Identity Documentation, Proof of Address and be subjected to an electronic ID verification check before a purchase conveyance is instructed. (7) Brown&Co comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (“GDPR”) please visit our website for our Privacy Statement, Subject Access Requests can be submitted to . (8) Brown&Co are regulated under the RICS code of conduct. (9) Brown&Co are a member of The Property Redress Scheme, Membership Number: PRS012758 (10) Brown&Co is a member of RICS Client Money Protection Scheme, RICS Firm Reference: 016189 (11) Brown&Co-Property And Business Consultants LLP trading as Brown&Co Registered Company Number OC302092. (11) Registered Office Address – Granta Hall, 6, Finkin Street, Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG31 6QZ.

* Generally speaking Guide Prices are provided as an indication of each seller's minimum expectation. They are not necessarily figures which a property will sell for and may change at any time prior to the auction. Virtually every property will be offered subject to a Reserve (a figure below which the Auctioneer cannot sell the property during the auction) which we expect will be set within the Guide Range or no more than 10% above a single figure Guide.

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31/08/2019 10:00 31/08/2019 10:45
03/09/2019 10:00 03/09/2019 10:45


Open House Viewing Sessions: Please email to confirm attendance, thank you.

Tuesday 27th August 2019 - 10:00 am until 10:45 am
Saturday 31st August 2019 - 10:00 am until 10:45 am
Tuesday 3rd September 2019 - 10:00 am until 10:45 am

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