A DERELICT Grade II listed farmhouse in Chester is back up for auction – with a vastly reduced guide price.

The 18th century property, known as Meadow House, along with three outbuildings will go under the hammer on November 10.

The one-and-a-half acre site in Huntington, which comprises a large six-bedroom, three-storey farmhouse with three separate blocks of barns, has been vacant for several years.

It originally went up for auction back in August with a guide price of £750,000 plus.

However, the historic property failed to sell on the day.

The farmhouse and outbuildings will go under the hammer once again this month with a new guide price of £460,000 plus.

It is owned by United Utilities and accessed via a private lane which also serves the company's water treatment works.

Auctioneers Pugh state: "Extensive Grade II listed former farm buildings set in a site of approximately 1.5 acres comprising a large six bedroom three storey farmhouse with planning consent for internal refurbishment together with three separate blocks of barns, which have planning consent for conversion to residential use."