For Sale – Borrowash House, Derby Road, Borrowash

BB&J Commercial are delighted to offer to the market on a freehold basis ‘Borrowash House’ which comprises an imposing three storey building of Georgian/Victoria appearance and providing in excess of 10,000sq.ft of both commercial and residential accommodation within grounds of approximately 2.5 acres.

The property has an interesting history having been formerly known as ‘The Hollies’ and was built in the 1800’s as the Towle Family residence.  In 1891 the property was transferred to a ‘maltster’ by the name of Frank Clarke who used the property as his family home up until his death in December 1900.  From this date the property stood vacant until 1905 where it was purchased for £2,600 by a director of Beeston Brewing Company,  Samuel ‘Theodore’ Bunning.  Following Bunning’s death in 1928 the property was bequeathed to his nephew, Harold Stuart-Bunning and as he and his family were primarily based in London the property was soon sold to Albert Ball in 1932 and sold again in 1935 where the property took on its present day name of ‘Borrowash House’.

Post 1935 the ownership and use of the property changed hands on several occasions with the Catholic Church and Derbyshire County Council all being custodians of the property.  Most latterly up until its closure in the year 2000 the property was utilised as a Women’s Refuge but has been more recently occupied as a pair of dwellings (the main house plus an annexe) with the former coach houses utilised for B1(Business Use).

Senior agency surveyor Chris Keogh said “this property offers excellent potential for a variety of uses for either refurbishment or conversion subject to the necessary planning consents.  It is handily located between the villages of Borrowash and Spondon and is also close to the major transport routes including the A52 and M1 Motorway.  In our opinion the building would suit a developer or owner occupier seeking live/work space or alternatively a business seeking impressive headquarter premises set in extensive grounds”.

To receive details on this property or to register a requirement please contact our team at BB&J Commercial on either 01332 292825 or


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