Scintillating Symonds & Sampson Auction

Published: 20/07/2023 By Mark Lewis

Shooting rights and lots in Sandbanks and Shropshire made for a scintillating property auction for Symonds & Sampson on 20 July.

Head of Auctions, Meredith Holmes, reports “We had 24 lots for sale in Dorset, Hampshire, Somerset, Wiltshire, and Shropshire and they ranged from parcels of agricultural land, cottages for renovation and commercial properties to shooting rights to land subject to leasehold rights.

“Sale prices averaged 20% above guide with bidders from London, The Home Counties and Kent, bidding against local buyers, generating strong competition for all lots”.

Amongst the highlights were:

  • 6 acres of land near Shaftesbury sold for 75% above guide.
  • A smallholding at Hardington near Yeovil sold for 43% above guide.
  • Woodland at Buckland Newton sold for 76% above guide.
  • Land at Sandbanks sold for 33% above guide.
  • A cottage at Trent near Sherborne sold for 44% above guide.
  • Shooting rights on the River Avon near Ringwood sold for 157% above guide.
Auctioneer, Mark Lewis, added “The most excitement was for a derelict cottage at Asterton near Lydbury in Shropshire (pictured). We were inundated with enquiries before the auction and the guide of £75,000 was soon exceeded with the gavel falling at £179,000 to a bidder online – 138% above the guide! Find the full results here.

We are inviting entries for our next auction on 21 September in Sherborne, entries are welcomed, please contact our auction team (below) for further information.

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

Meredith Holmes

Head of Auctions
Blandford, Sturminster Newton, Wimborne


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

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