Blenheim House, Doncaster Road, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S65 1NN

Guide Price* : £190,000

Upon Instructions of


  • Freehold vacant development opportunity
  • Lapsed residential planning consent
  • Site area 0.37 acres (0.15 hectares)


The property comprises a substantial detached Victorian house, set within a large and now overgrown site of some 0.37 acres (0.15 hectares). The site slopes up away from Doncaster Road, from where there is a gated formal access and driveway, with an outlook over the large Clifton Park. There is also a service access at the top from Ridge Road. The house which dates from the early 1800's is predominantly three storey however is derelict and fire damaged. To one side also fronting Ridge Road is a former stable building. The site is securely fenced.


Rotherham is a busy South Yorkshire town which lies alongside and forms a part of the greater Sheffield conurbation with Sheffield city centre some 5.5 miles. Rotherham has a population of around 260,000 and lies within the junction of the M1 with the M18 with multiple and easy access points onto each. The property lies within the Clifton Park area within walking distance to the east of the town centre, and has dual frontages to both the Doncaster Road, along the edge of Clifton Park and to Ridge Road from where the main access is. The area is one of the towns most desireable residential areas and contains many large detached Victorian houses, some of which are now in flats or alternative use.



Planning & Development

The property was most recently used as council offices however benefited from a now lapsed planning consent (July 2008) for conversion to 6 x 2 bedroom apartments together with 8 new build apartments. The site may also benefit, subject to necessary consents, from a D1 use including a surgery, veterinary or day nursery. It is understood that a development of the property would be encouraged. A notice under Section 79 of the Building Act 1984 was issued by Rotherham Borough Council on 8 June 2016. The Council are not presently taking any action under the Section 79 notice following negotiations with the LPA Receivers and whilst the current security measures are in place. The Council have requested that any purchaser will have to undertake to comply with the Section 79 notice and ensure that relevant security remains in place until the Council are satisfied that the requirements of the notice have been met. For further information, please refer to the legal pack or contact Rotherham Borough Council (01709 382121)

Energy Performance Certificate

No EPC required.


Vendor's solicitor

HBJ Gateley
(Gary Munro)
0131 222 9488

* Generally speaking Guide Prices are provided as an indication of each seller's minimum expectation, i.e. 'The Reserve'. 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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The successful purchaser will be required to pay the auctioneers administration fee of £1,200 inclusive of VAT on purchases of £20,000 and above and £360 inclusive of VAT for purchases below £20,000. Other additional costs/fees may apply - Click here.

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Vendors Solicitor

(Gary Munro)
0131 222 9488

Agreement Documents

Subject to Contract and Exclusive of VAT © Lambert Smith Hampton December 2023

Disclaimer: Lambert Smith Hampton Group Limited and its subsidiaries, including 574, and their joint agents if any (“LSH”) for themselves and for the seller or landlord of the property whose agents they are give notice that: (i) These particulars are given and any statement about the property is made without responsibility on the part of LSH or the seller or landlord and do not constitute the whole or any part of an offer or contract. (ii) Any description, dimension, distance or area given or any reference made to condition, working order or availability of services or facilities, fixtures or fittings, any guarantee or warrantee or statutory or any other permission, approval or reference to suitability for use or occupation, photograph, plan, drawing, aspect or financial or investment information or tenancy and title details or any other information set out in these particulars or otherwise provided shall not be relied on as statements or representations of fact or at all and any prospective buyer or tenant must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the accuracy of all information or suitability of the property. (iii) No employee of LSH has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty arising from these particulars or otherwise or enter into any contract whatsoever in relation to the property in respect of any prospective purchase or letting including in respect of any re-sale potential or value or at all. (iv) Price or rent may be subject to VAT and any prospective buyer or tenant must satisfy themselves concerning the correct VAT position. (v) Except in respect of death or personal injury caused by the negligence of LSH or its employees or agents, LSH will not be liable, whether in negligence or otherwise howsoever, for any loss arising from the use of these particulars or any information provided in respect of the property save to the extent that any statement or information has been made or given fraudulently by LSH. (vi) In the case of new development or refurbishment prospective buyers or tenants should not rely on any artists’ impressions or architects’ drawings or specification or scope of works or amenities, infrastructure or services or information concerning views, character or appearance and timing concerning availability or occupation and prospective buyers or tenants must take legal advice to ensure that any expectations they may have are provided for direct with the seller or landlord and LSH shall have no liability whatsoever concerning any variation or discrepancy in connection with such matters.