Auction lot has Strawberry Fields Gates in its sights

A vacant residential property opposite the world famous Strawberry Fields Gates is among the lots going under the hammer at the next Sutton Kersh auction in Liverpool on Thursday, 11th September.

Lower Lee Lodge on Beaconsfield Road is a beautifully presented 18th century sandstone lodge, offering exclusive views of the Strawberry Fields Gates, immortalised in the classic Beatles hit, ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’.  The song, penned by John Lennon, was inspired by his memories of playing in the garden of Strawberry Field, a Salvation Army children’s home near to where he lived.

The three bedroom property, which also comprises vestibule, lounge, two dining rooms and kitchen has a guide price of £275,000 plus.  

Cathy Holt, Auction Manageress at Sutton Kersh said: ‘This is a rare opportunity to purchase an exceptional property in an iconic location. We have already had numerous enquiries from Beatles’ fans both in Liverpool and from around the world who appreciate its significance.’     

In total Sutton Kersh has attracted 99 lots for its latest sale which takes place at the Liverpool Marriott Hotel, 1 Queen Square, starting at 12 noon.

Highlights also include an extended vacant three bedroom semi-detached property on Grange Avenue North in West Derby which is guided at £100,000 plus.

Elsewhere, Concorde House, a development opportunity in Blackpool, has a guide price of £175,000 plus.

The property on Charnley Road within the town centre comprises a former retail warehouse and benefits from planning for three ground floor retail units and 15 self contained flats to the upper floors.

Other development opportunities include Incefield House, near Wigan. The substantial detached property on Ince Green Lane, which had previously been used as a health clinic with office accommodation, could suit a variety of uses subject to planning. The guide price is £110,000 plus.

Mrs Holt said: ‘This is a strong catalogue to start the second half of our auction year, with a host of buying opportunites at a range of guide prices.

‘Proceeds from our first four sales of 2014 already stand at over £21 million so we have every reason to be optimistic.’

The full catalogue is available to view at

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