March Auction Highlights

What a windy February that was! Now things are (hopefully) beginning to settle down, it’s time for another auction. 

With our second auction of the year comes longer days, meaning that in-person viewings will be able to be conducted much later into the afternoon! This comes in handy when considering the 130 lots we have in this month’s catalogue

As you may well know, we’ve been specialist auctioneers for over 30 years now, but the variety at auction never fails to surprise us. This month, our lucky bidders can enjoy a variety of cottages, flats, and freeholds amid an inspiring selection of commercial spaces and land for sale. 

So, prepare yourselves for the 21st March when bidding goes live. And, in the meantime, read on for a rundown of some highlights from the upcoming auction.

Character cottage in an idyllic location

Up first is Lot 5, a charming cottage in the heart of Porthallow. Just a stone’s throw from the iconic Porthallow Beach, this two-bedroom cottage is likely to be snapped up quickly by bidders so stay vigilant!

Located within an area of outstanding natural beauty, this cottage is itself also beautiful. A hidden gem on the eastern-most side of The Lizard Peninsula, this property is an end-of-terrace and has double-glazed windows. The property does require some updating, however, with the right buyer, this property could be restored back to its former glory in no time!

This property has a guide price of £125,000 – £150,000. For more information call Dave Henwood or Tom Lowe on 01392 366555

A perfect pair!

Lot 10 takes the form of a pair of perfect flats! 1 & 2 Jersey Cottages are located in Gillingham and make up a detached property set back from the road. The property itself is divided into two self-contained flats with gas heating and high-quality double-glazed windows.

Both flats have a similar, optimised layout and share a garden at the front. If you’re looking to be a landlord, this is the perfect opportunity to get started — or to expand your current roster. 

For the pair, the guide price is set at £200,000- £210,000. To arrange a viewing or gain more insight into this fantastic lot, call John Stockey or Chris Milne on 01622 608400.

‘The George’: a pub from the past

Looking for an iconic public house to transform? Here’s your lot — it’s Lot 41! Keep an eye out for this property at our upcoming auction, especially if you’re on the hunt for a spacious, open-plan building that oozes potential.

This historic building dates back to the seventeenth century and is located in the picturesque community of Teynham, Lynsted. The location is optimal since it is nestled near the railway station and is not far from many other local amenities. 

The property itself (part public house) is combined with a Chinese restaurant and is deceptively spacious. There are three double bedrooms as well as an outbuilding that could house another four bedrooms. If you’re after even more accommodation, the site has previously been granted Planning Permission for three bed and breakfast units as well! This Planning Permission has now lapsed.

This property has a guide price of £500,000 – £550,000. You can obtain more information by calling Jon Rimmer or John Stockey on 01622 608400. Happy bidding!

Highrise heaven in Hastings

Coming in at Lot 114, we have VIP House in the Venture Industrial Park in East Sussex. This unique commercial property has plenty of potential and could be the perfect place for a budding business entrepreneur.  With good access to the nearby Hastings town centre, this property is well-connected. 

At over 3,200sq.m, Lot 114 is currently divided into multiple open-plan letting units and, as a result, has a rental income of over £130,000 per annum. Across the 5 different floors, there is space for workshops, offices, and studios galore. What’s more, there is off-road parking at the front and rear of the property. 

 For more information on this property — currently with a guide price of £750,000 to £800,000 — call Sam Kinloch on 01273 504232.

A parcel of land with planning permission

Finally, Lot 130, is a freehold plot of land with planning permission for a detached chalet bungalow. 

Are you looking to build the bungalow of your dreams from scratch? Then this plot in New Romney has come just at the right time. As of the 22nd January 2021, Folkestone & Hythe District Council have granted permission for a two-storey dwelling with a first-floor in the roof space. The existing garage will need to be demolished, but other than that, you’re good to go. 

It’s not often that an opportunity as straightforward as this arises at auction, so grab it with both hands while you can. The guide price for this land is currently set at £80,000 to £85,000. If you require more information, call Kevin Gilbert on 01622 608400. 

If you’re hungry for more, you can browse our full range of auction properties here

Our next auction will be on the 5th of May. If you have a property you would like to sell, find out more about how we can help here.In the meantime, if you have any questions about our current auction, get in touch with our experts who would be happy to help.