Buyer In Zanzibar Successful at Symonds & Sampson Auction

Published: 23/02/2024 By Mark Lewis

Symonds & Sampson’s first property auction of the year was a resounding success, returning a 92% success rate for lots in Dorset, Hampshire, Somerset, Devon, and Cornwall.

Head of auctions, Meredith Holmes, was very pleased with the result “The auction lots covered a large area, the furthest east at New Milton being some 200 miles from most westerly lot in Helston Cornwall. It was particularly good to see so many clients and bidders joining us in person, as we sold property on behalf of The Duchy Of Cornwall, Housing Associations, Executors, and private individuals.

“Buyers came from far and wide, London, Cornwall and Northern Ireland. Our furthest bidders dialled in from the slopes in Verbier, another joined during their holiday in Zanzibar – it might have been 2pm in Sherborne, but it was gin and tonic time in the Indian Ocean".

The full auction results can be found here, and bode well for our next auction back in Sherborne on 21 March. We are inviting entries for our April and May auctions, so please contact our auction experts (below) for further information and to arrange an appointment.

Meet the Property Auctions Team

Mark Lewis

Senior Partner
Sturminster Newton


Department: Residential Sales, Property Auctions, Sturminster Newton Sales, Professional
Service: RICS Registered Valuer, RICS Valuer, Selling, Buying, Agency

01258 473766
07970 684786
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Meredith Holmes

Auction Partner
Blandford, Sturminster Newton, Wimborne


Department: Residential Sales, Property Auctions, Blandford Sales, Sturminster Newton Sales, Wimborne Sales
Speciality: Agency, Selling, Buying
01202 843190
07470 050577
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Graham Barton

Consultant Auctioneer and Surveyor


Department: Residential Sales, Property Auctions, Professional, Axminster Sales
Service: Agency, Buying, Selling, RICS Registered Valuer, RICS Valuer 

01297 33122
07395 046382
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