This former pub for sale has been abandoned for six years - but could now be given a new lease of life. 

The Liverpool Arms, in Baldrine, dates back to the 19th century and was once named the Half Way House. 

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The bar area before it fell into disrepair. (Black Grace Cowley )
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The bar area now. (Black Grace Cowley)

The property has been on the market for years, having closed in October 2017, but was previously under a covenant meaning that it could not be used as a pub.

The owners, brewery Heron & Brearley, sought permission for a change of use on the property to become a residential building, but this request was refused in 2019. 

However, after an appeal, the property now includes planning consent for change of use to a single residential dwelling, and is also being sold without the covenant.  

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The dining area. (Black Grace Cowley)
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One of the customer seating areas now. (Black Grace Cowley )

This means that the building could either be refurbished and once again used as a commercial premises, or could be converted into a home - but not into apartments. 

On the ground floor of the property, there is the bar, public rooms, a cellar and customer toilets. 

Moving upstairs, there is a kitchen, an office, a food store and a manager’s flat, with a lounge, a kitchenette, a bathroom and three potential bedrooms. 

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The manager's apartment on the first floor. (Black Grace Cowley)

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The property is in need of refurbishment. (Black Grace Cowley)

Outside, the grounds expand to approximately 0.3 acres and a car parking area. 

The property sits in a roadside position, with “attractive” views of the local countryside. 

The pub is being sold by estate agents Black Grace Cowley for a price of £350,000. 

The agent commented: “A real opportunity for someone with vision to acquire a historic property providing over 2,700 square feet of accommodation within good sized grounds.”