Police house sold for £215k

Chipping police house in Garstang Road fetched �215,000 at auction
Chipping police house in Garstang Road fetched �215,000 at auction

A rural police house has sold for £215,000 at auction.

The property in Garstang Road, Chipping, was sold on as part of an estates review which was launched by police bosses in 2011.

The bottom guide price for the house was £200,000 and it was sold by commercial auctioneers Pugh and Company at the auction at Old Trafford in Manchester.

The three bedroom house was one of 18 police houses s earmarked for sale as part of a bid to help the force save money.

Paul Thompson, director and auctioneer for Pugh and The Auction People, commented: “We had a significant amount of interest in the former police house and station leading up to the auction and a good number of people turned up on the day with the intention of buying the property.

“We always receive a great deal of enquiries when we have a property in Preston up for auction, mainly from buyers tempted by the quicker completion process and lack of property chain.

“We’re pleased that the sale will help to give a new lease of life to the property and look forward to seeing what the new owners have planned.

“We are now taking instructions from across Lancashire for our July auction which looks set to be another successful event.”

A spokesman for Pugh said it was too early to comment on what the new owner of the house was planning to do with it.

The police house was used as a base for officers, but was not open to the public.

It was sold on behalf of the Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner.

It fronts on to Garstang Road at the intersection with Broad Meadow, approximately 200 yards from the centre of Chipping.