Knowl For Sale

May 9, 2019

Knowl For Sale
The Knowl, Stert Street, in Abingdon is for sale. It has been been a mental health rehabilitation and recovery residential care home for over 20 years. The care home has moved to another Abingdon location and the historic building is looking for a new occupant.
Knowl For Sale
Thomas Merrifield has it on the market for £800,000 and say this is ‘a unique and rare opportunity to acquire a Grade II star listed former care home with 15 bedrooms, 4 bedroom annexe, numerous receptions and shared communal facilities located in the heart of Abingdon town centre. The Knowl represents a landmark building within Abingdon due to its striking period architecture and substantial appearance.’

The Knowl also features on the town portal – Abingdon People and Places.

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  • 1. Patricia  |  May 10, 2019 at 8:04 am

    I’ve always loved that building. Hope it goes to a good home. The new place they have looks better designed for their purpose. I’m glad they didn’t mess around too much with the exterior of that one either. It’s a landmark building again.

  • 2. Daniel  |  May 10, 2019 at 3:48 pm

    That would make superb flats. At least a dozen.

  • 3. Horsesmouth  |  May 10, 2019 at 6:24 pm

    Here’s a thought? How come a local estate agent has this ramshackle building with little parking and of poor appearance on the market for £800k yet the Vale maintained they didn’t get a bid on Old Abbey House that had so much more to offer for a similar price?
    Guess they had a hidden agenda for the plot and if that is the case probably suggests the reason why they chose a little known agent from Reading (of all places) to sell it! Uhh?

  • 4. hester  |  May 10, 2019 at 7:59 pm

    Mmm – If they had an agenda it clearly didnt work. And Savills, the agent mentioned, are a FTSE 250 company so not exactly obscure! Also, they never said they didnt get any bids – we know they did, but just couldnt get any of them to deal point. Lets hope the new regime can sort it out before it is too late.

  • 5. Horsesmouth  |  May 11, 2019 at 7:03 am

    Well it certainly wasn’t Savilles who sent me the details of it when it first went to market? Definitely a commercial outfit from Reading I’d never heard of? Let’s just hope the new regime will recognise how much Old Abbey house is an integral part of that important and much treasured part of Abingdon? I can’t believe it has to be disposed of?

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