Eyesore house sells at last

6 March 2016

The run-down, empty caretaker’s house next to a Grangetown school has been sold off at auction.

The two-bedroomed house has been empty for a few years and boarded up but has become an eyesore.

Now it has been sold off by Cardiff Council as part of an auction of other homes and businesses on 23rd March, with it making £158,000, nearly double sellers Seel and Co’s guide price of £85,000.

The detached house next to Grangetown Primary School and also Grange Gardens is “in need of full refurbishment” according to the sale brochure. It includes an overgrown garden. It wouldn’t be surprising if it attracts a developer who wants to demolish it but no details of the buyer have been given.

There had been ideas of using the building as a community facility in recent years but other options – including the nearby bowls pavilion – have become available and preferable.


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