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Northwood House, Corbar Road, Buxton, SK17 6RQ

7,752 Sq Ft / Land

For Sale - £600,000.00

Available - Last updated: 06 March 2023


Former John Duncan School, providing teaching space and offices. Offering conversion potential STP to a residential, boutique hotel, company HQ etc. In 0.94 acres providing lawned gardens and parking.

Northwood House was built in 1908 and provides cellular accommodation over three floors. The ground floor retains some attractive period features such as oak panelling, impressive fireplaces and stairwell. There is also a small basement which is not in use.


Buxton is a famous spa town in the High Peak Borough of Derbyshire. Buxton is England's highest Market Town and situated on the edge of the Peak District National Park, c26 miles southeast of Manchester, 28 miles southwest of Sheffield, and 35 miles northwest of Derby. Buxton remains one of most popular tourist destinations in the High Peak, attracting more than 1.5 million visitors annually with an estimated visitor spend of £60 million each year*.

Northwood House fronts Corbar Road just 0.4 miles north of Buxton Town Centre. Access is via Corbar Woods Lane, a short private lane giving Northwood House and others. It is predominantly a residential location with a number of homes and guest houses close by.

Buxton is served by a rail line with 24 trains per day between Buxton and Manchester* and journey times of just under an hour. (*Retail Investment Prospectus, Buxton).


We believe the property has been used under Class F1 (Learning and non-residential institutions) of the The Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987 (as amended). We understand there is a permitted change of use to Class F2 (Local community). The property may also be suitable for a broad Class E (Commercial Business and Service) or Class C (Residential uses) STP. Northwood House is situated in The Park Conservation area and subject to The Park Article 4 (removing permitted development rights). All parties should confirm the planning position with the relevant Local Authority.


All mains services are connected to the property.


All figures are quoted exclusive of VAT, we are advised the property is not registered for VAT.




The accommodation has been measured on a Net Internal Area basis (NIA) in accordance with the RICS Code of Measuring practice. The basement has not been inspected and the area assumed from historical records. All measurements should be checked.

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Tenure Comments

Northwood House for sale freehold. There will be no tenancies or occupiers but some furniture and chattels could be left on completion. The site is to be sold by informal tender with purchasers invited to submit offers in writing by noon Tuesday 28th February 2023. Offers should be sent in writing by email to chrisw@omeeto.co.uk and should include; Purchaser contact details, Solicitor details, advice on timing, proof of funds / finance, details of proposed use (and if you have taken planning advice) along with detail of any conditions.

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OMEETO do not take any responsibility for any loss or injury caused whilst carrying out a site visit. It is not possible to access the basement.
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DescriptionSale typeGuide pricePrice type
  For Sale Freehold £600,000.00 NA

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