While the festive season was anything but normal for all of us, we were delighted to see so many of you turn out for our final auction of 2020 (albeit remotely!) for what can only be described as a success for many, buyers and sellers alike!
We would like to thank you all for your continued support and hope that you’re looking forward to another year of what is sure to be full of exciting auctions, with our first of 2021 taking place on Wednesday 10th February. Until then, let’s take a look and see just what people were able to secure for themselves during our December auction:
A Historic Chapel
Those of you that are regular readers of our blog and our monthly highlight pieces may recognise this rather stunning piece of architecture when we featured it back in our December Auction Highlights piece. Being such the rare find that it is, we had no doubt it would do well at auction, settling with a final bid of £203,000.
Perhaps one of the most exciting aspects of the property is its numerous development opportunities. We previously mentioned that we could envision it as several residential units due to planning approval having already been granted, yet other possibilities, such as conversion into one large single dwelling, are also on the cards. We can’t wait to see what the final product looks like!
A Character Cottage Full of Potential
We see plenty of homes and flats up for sale at our auctions, yet cottages are less frequent, making them popular choices for many when they do appear.
Last month’s auction was no exception, featuring this charming character cottage situated in the quiet hamlet of St Ann’s Chapel within the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which sold for £160,000.
Whether it’s intended to be used as owner occupation, renting or as a holiday home, we can be sure the residents are in for a cosy little hideaway surrounded by some of the best scenery Devon has to offer.
Acres and Acres of Land!
Part of the excitement of selling land at auction is seeing what the buyer eventually ends up using the land for. In many cases, the land is used for agricultural purposes, which is always great to see as a boost for the British farming industry. However, we’ve seen plenty of alternative uses over the years, and we look forward to seeing what this particularly large area of land in Ashford, which sold for a total £75,000, will be used for in the future.
Church & Grounds for Development
While plenty of the properties we sell at auction are ready to be utilised right away, some require a degree of repair and renovation, which many of our buyers utilise as an investment opportunity.
One such example was this imposing former church and grounds located in Torbay. Despite damage to the property, as a result of a previous fire, it was successfully sold for a total of £95,000. While the property was previously utilised as children’s indoor soft play centre, we look forward to seeing what the buyer intends to use the property for.
A Five Storey Flour Mill!
We saw chapels and churches, to name but a few, in our December auction. Yet our most unusual item has to be this five storey flour mill in Stroud, which sold for a total of £280,000.
While the mill itself is out of commission, the property’s enormous size means there is plenty of opportunity to utilise the property for a multitude of uses. We can’t wait to see what the end result will look like!
Take Part In Our First Auction of 2021!
Save the date – Wednesday 10th February is when our first online auction of 2021 will be taking place, with bidding live from Monday 8th February.
For more information or if you have any questions, our dedicated team are on hand to help.