Canterbury Tales

By the end of the 14th Century, Geoffrey Chaucer had written a collection of short stories known as The Canterbury Tales. In the 21st Century, Clive Emson Auctioneers have collated their own Canterbury Tales, a collection of single, two and three storeys, all of which we feel will be best sellers!

Within the City Walls, in Hawks Lane is a rather impressive Grade II listed building with 12 rooms, 2 kitchens and 4 WC’s arranged over three floor plus two basement areas. Offered on behalf of Trustees, it has a guide price of £510-530,000 and may be suitable for a variety of commercial or perhaps residential uses subject to all the necessary consents being obtainable.

On the southern side of the city, just off Heaton Road in the CT1 postcode area lies a compound of 14 garages with pre-app advice for demolition and redevelopment for three dwellings.

Offered on the instructions of Executors, with a guide of £150,000 Plus it may appeal to both garage investors and builders/developers alike.

A little further south and just outside the village of Bossingham, we have a former Lime Kiln woodland site extending to almost two acres. There is believed by many to have huge wellbeing benefits of woodland, so this could be the perfect opportunity to buy a little piece to call your own sanctuary.

At Wootton, having been in the same ownership for many years, we have a 2 acre grassland site, which may be suitable for a variety of uses perhaps with the construction of stabling or field shelters or even perhaps suitable for a small vineyard? It has guide of £20-22,000.

Heading to the northern side of the city… number 11 Beaconsfield Road is an attractive three bedroom end terrace house in need of improvement offered on behalf of a local authority, with a  guide price of £250,000 Plus.  Another three bedroom house, a semi, in Hawthorn Avenue, offered on the instructions of a major property company, is also included in this auction in need of improvement and with a guide price of £200,000 Plus. It offers potential to extend, subject to all necessary consents. Just off Brymore Close is Green Cloth Mews is a detached 3 bedroom house with garage en-block, instructions received from the Executors, is in need of total refurbishment and offered with a guide of £180,000 Plus.

Situated opposite the University of Kent campus is a rare freehold site with planning permission granted for eight two bedroom apartments. The site is being offered with a guide of £750,000 Plus; further north in the village of Blean, about 2.5 miles north of the city, is a parcel of land with planning permission for a detached 3 bedroom house being offered with a guide of £180,000 Plus (could this be the opportunity you’ve been waiting for?).

Out west…in the small village of Westmarsh is a charming end terrace cottage, which had been rented for many years and now offered with vacant possession. It has accommodation over ground, first and attic storeys, again in need of improvement but having with lovely views across farmland. The guide is £160-180,000. And at Barham, offered on behalf of the Executors, are a pair of semi detached cottages nestling on a plot of one and a third acres, the cottages are let on Assured Shorthold Tenancies while the remainder of the land is vacant. The guide is £480,000 Plus, but it could make a fantastic single residence if the two cottages were amalgamated, assuming all the necessary consents are obtainable.

All the above are being offered by online auction on 5 May – good luck and happy bidding.

Further information about buying a property at auction can be found in our guide, and if you want to view a full list of Lots available in our upcoming auction these can be found here.