Buyers from New Zealand Power Auction

Published: 03/03/2023 By Mark Lewis

Symonds & Sampson’s first property auction of 2023 took place in Wimborne on Thursday with some competitive bidding contributing to the sale of £4million worth of property for our clients.

“We launched the campaign in early January”, explains Auction Manager, Meredith Holmes, ‘”and enjoyed immediate interest from far and wide. Over 300 people downloaded the legal packs and we had developers, speculators as well as private individuals all bidding at the sale”.

Amongst the most notable sales were:

  • 2.33 acres of pastureland near Gillingham sold for £235,000 – 135% above guide
  • A building plot in Shaftesbury sold at 12% above guide
  • Cottages in Ilminster, Blandford and Crewkerne sold at up to 8% above guide
  • A property near Penzance in Cornwall sold for £215,000 - 43% above guide
Auctioneer Mark Lewis reported considerable interest for a farmhouse in Sturminster Newton (above), “We had over 60 viewings; buyers were undeterred by some structural issues and the gavel fell at 31% above guide”.

“We admire the commitment of a buyer from New Zealand, who joined the auction by telephone even though it was 3am their time. They were successful in bidding to purchase a 1930’s house on the edge of Blandford, and we very much look forward to meeting them when they collect the keys!”

Our next auction is on 20 April in Sherborne, and we are inviting entries for our May & June auctions. Please contact our auction team (below) for further information and to discuss whether this method of buying and selling could work for you.

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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 Wallis

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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