Near 90% Success Rate at Axminster Auction

Published: 22/10/2023 By Ross Willmington

A full room greeted Symonds & Sampson when they held their auction of properties in Devon, Dorset, and Somerset on 19 October. A near 90% success rate proved that there remains a good life in the property market.

Partner Ross Willmington said “The Guildhall at Axminster was overflowing with people keen to bid for lots throughout our region and this bodes well for the late autumn and winter market.

“The positive feeling in the room meant that almost all lots sold, including small areas of garden in villages, paddocks, cottages and bungalows for renovation as well as larger blocks of agricultural land.
“Bidders were in the room but also online, on the telephone, and we also had several proxy bids.”

Notable prices included:

  • Land at Membury 400% above guide.
  • Land at Broadoak Bridport 180% above guide.
  • Land at All Saints Axminster 146% above guide.
  • Land at Merriott £14,000 acre
  • 106 acres near South Molton averaged £10,000 acre.
  • A bungalow in Axminster 113% above guide.
  • A three storey maisonette in Lyme Regis 17% above guide.
  • A 3 bed bungalow in 1 acre at Sidmouth 30% above guide.
  • A bungalow in Marshwood Bridport £275,000.
  • A grade II listed cottage in Axminster £308,000.
Find the full results here, and meanwhile, for details of our auction services, and entries in our December and 2024 auctions, please visit our auction pages here, contact Ross or Graham in Axminster on 01297 33122, or our property experts in your nearest office.

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Mark Lewis

Senior Partner
Sturminster Newton


Department: Residential Sales, Property Auctions, Sturminster Newton Sales, Professional
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Meredith Holmes

Head of Auctions
Blandford, Sturminster Newton, Wimborne


Department: Residential Sales, Property Auctions, Blandford Sales, Sturminster Newton Sales, Wimborne Sales
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Consultant Auctioneer and Surveyor


Department: Residential Sales, Property Auctions, Professional, Axminster Sales
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