Buyers from across the country tried their hand at buying property and land. From an impressive former traveller site to a spacious seaside cottage, May’s auction bought plenty of variety.
If you’re new to the world of online auctions, firstly where have you been? And, secondly, be sure to familiarise yourself by reading our handy guide. Read on to discover just a few of our favourite lots that sold this month.
A picturesque former church hall
Up first is Lot 5, a charming former church hall in the heart of North Devon. Nestled in the desirable village of Altherington, this property truly is a rare find in an excellent location.
With iconic spires and archetypal brickwork, this lot transported us back in time. It consists of a large meeting room, a storeroom, a kitchen, and separate cloakrooms with WCs.
As a detached property, this building has great potential to be used for a variety of different purposes, along with the potential for conversion, subject to all necessary consents being obtainable. We look forward to seeing exactly what potential is unleashed by the lucky buyer who purchased this property for £125,001.
Detached bungalow with planning permission for redevelopment
Have you ever wanted to build your own house from the ground up? Well, Lot 112 will allow its lucky new owners to do just that if they wish! As it stands, this lot currently consists of a detached bungalow. The plot is generously-sized and the location is just a short distance from the sea.
However, planning permission has been granted for a five-bedroom house to sit here. With extensive grounds and excellent views, this lot is the perfect opportunity for a family to restart. That being said, the currently-detached bungalow could also be refurbished to sit among large gardens, out of the way of the hustle and bustle of daily life.
After selling for the guide price of £350,000 we are excited to see what the future holds for this property.
Detached barn & 1-acre plot with potential
Another of our favourite lots that sold this month was Lot 6.
Quite an unusual plot, it consisted of an L-shaped former agricultural barn topped off with a quirky curved roof located just off the Old Dover Road in Tilmanstone.
This barn is nestled in approximately an acre of trees and woodland with a nearby clearing. Interestingly, the barn itself may be suitable for conversion into a residential property — subject to all necessary consents being obtained from the local planning authority, Dover District Council, that is.
With a certain charm about it, this lot attracted plenty of attention at the auction. However, it eventually sold for £211,000.
Freehold cottage for improvement
Travelling further afield, we next head over to a quaint little property on the Isle of Wight.
Lot 7 takes the form of a terraced cottage in the heart of Carisbrooke. Famous for its castle — which is but a short walk away — this is the ideal location! The cottage itself is in need of some improvement and modernisation, but it should be an exciting project for the new owners who purchased the property for £90,000.
On the ground floor, you can find a comfortable living room and kitchen, while a bedroom and bathroom with W.C. take up the top floor. There is also a garden to the rear of the property.
A well-connected end-terrace gem
Last, but most certainly not least, comes Lot 8. This is a quaint end of terrace property located in close proximity to Chelmsford City Centre.
This property has easy access to the High Street and all its shops, restaurants, and entertainment facilities. What’s more, there are plenty of public transport links nearby, connecting the property to London Liverpool Street via Chelmsford Railway Station. This connectedness makes the property a viable option for a family with school-age children or for investment.
The property itself is in need of some modernisation and offers great potential. Already, the property has replacement double-glazed windows and gas heating throughout. What’s more, there are well-kept gardens to both the front and rear of the property. Lot 8 sold for £274,500.
And that’s it for now! Make sure you are registered to bid at our upcoming auction in June, and keep your eyes peeled for more great land and properties.
Or, to see the full May auction results, head over to our catalogue page.