4 BEDROOM Detached


Guide Price

Beacon Hill Road, Church Crookham,
Fleet, Hampshire

  •   4 bed
  •   2 bath
  •   2 receptions

Full description

Bridges are delighted to offer to the market this unique opportunity to purchase a piece of local history. The property itself is currently mixed use and comprises of a generous four double bedroom split level maisonette, with commercial premises below currently serving the purpose of a shop and an office. Viewings are highly recommended and strictly by appointment only.

This property is for sale by Modern Method of Auction allowing the buyer and seller to complete within a 56 Day Reservation Period. Interested parties’ personal data will be shared with the Auctioneer (iamsold Ltd).

If considering a mortgage, inspect and consider the property carefully with your lender before bidding. A Buyer Information Pack is provided, which you must view before bidding. The buyer will pay £300 inc VAT for this pack.

The buyer signs a Reservation Agreement and makes payment of a Non-Refundable Reservation Fee of 4.5% of the purchase price inc VAT, subject to a minimum of £6,600 inc VAT. This Fee is paid to reserve the property to the buyer during the Reservation Period and is paid in addition to the purchase price. The Fee is considered within calculations for stamp duty.

Services may be recommended by the Agent/Auctioneer in which they will receive payment from the service provider if the service is taken. Payment varies but will be no more than £450. These services are optional.

For more information on the rich history of the building, please see below:
The tale began in 1922 when William Matthew Byrne, armed with determination and a mere £20, purchased a paper round from another newsagent in Fleet. He embarked on a journey that would eventually shape the essence of our community. The business was initially housed in a modest wooden hut on Green Lane, which was later renamed Beacon Hill Road in 1936. The roots were firmly planted, and by 1932, the wooden hut had gracefully evolved into the distinctive house and shop that still stand on the very same spot today.
In 1946, the reins of this local institution were handed over to William George and Thomas James, who breathed new life into the store, christening it WG and TJ Byrne. Over the years, the establishment flourished, becoming a cornerstone of the neighbourhood. In 1959, the name evolved yet again to the familiar Byrne Brothers, a change that effortlessly “rolled off the tongue better” and resonated with the town’s inhabitants.

As time flowed, the responsibility of carrying on the legacy passed into the capable hands of William’s son, Ray Byrne. Supported by his brothers Kevin and Bill, Ray navigated the challenges and triumphs of running Byrne Brothers. For decades, the store stood as a testament to unwavering commitment, serving as the go-to destination for news and more.

However, as all good things must eventually find their endings, in 2002, Ray made the bittersweet decision to retire, leading to the closure of the shop. Yet, this closure marks not an end, but a new beginning as we usher in the next chapter for the Byrne Brothers building.


Four Double Bedrooms

For Sale by Modern Auction – T&C’s Apply

Subject to Reservation Price

Buyers Fees Apply


Split Residential/Commercial


EPC : F (27)

Council Tax Band : D


Prominent Location

No Onward Chain


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