Historic former dairy's buildings to be sold at auction
One lot is a row of 17th century cottages used by Websters Dairy, at Saxelby, before the 150-year-old business ceased production three years ago.
The guide price is £425,000.
The other is The Pig Sty nearby in Main Street, which is a brick-built barn with a further outbuilding which was also part of the old dairy. Guide price for this is £225,000.
The properties will be sold in the SDL Property Auctions on Thursday November 30, in partnership with Shouler & Son estate agents, of Melton.
A spokeswoman for the auctioneers said: “Websters Dairy is a row of 17th century cottages with a garden to the rear and side and would appeal to a builder or developer to bring it back to its former glory.
"The other site was part of the former Websters Dairy, and is now ripe for conversion, subject to planning permission.
"The main barn offers scope to convert to a detached residence, the garage and pig sty may offer scope for a separate dwelling or holiday let, again subject to permissions.”
Websters Dairy stopped producing Stilton cheese at the end of 2020 due to a fall in demand during the Covid pandemic, when shops and hospitality businesses had to close for lengthy periods.
The small business, which was run from the row of cottages, was run latterly by sisters Margaret and Helen Callow, using milk from a nearby farm.