Sweet-smelling auction results thanks to Chelsea bidders

Published: 25/05/2023 By Mark Lewis

Symonds & Sampson’s property auction on 25 May coincided with the Chelsea Flower Show but it did not stop bidders in London from tuning in to buy online and by telephone.

Head of auctions, Meredith Holmes, said “The six-week campaign included two bank holidays and the coronation, but buyers remained focused allowing us to post the best results – 94% success rate – in the UK for the week. “We had buyers from all over the UK, particularly for a detached house in Trent near Sherborne (main picture above) which we were selling for the Ernest Cook Trust. It really made the phone ring, and we were delighted to bring the gavel down 41% above the guide.

“Land continues to be a popular investment:
  • Shillingstone £32,000 acre.
  • 4 lots in East Coker averaged £20,000 acre.
  • Templecombe £14,000 acre.
  • Marston Magna £10,000 acre.
  • Some land in Redruth sold for £10,000 and a building plot near Blandford £58,000.

A cottage at Milborne Port sold for £150,000, a cottage in Poole for £227,000 and a Victorian Villa in Cranborne near Salisbury (above) for £345,000.A Queen Anne house in Westbury Wiltshire and a house near Langport sold prior to the auction.

The full auction results can be found here and Symonds & Sampson are now inviting entries for their 20 July auction, contact a member of our auction team below for further details.

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