The best auction results in the UK!

Published: 14/12/2023 By Mark Lewis

The Symonds & Sampson Christmas auction was a bumper one, with 33 lots in Devon, Dorset and Somerset returning the best results of the year and, according to EIG figures, the most impressive figures in the UK.

Auctioneer Mark Lewis was full of praise for the auction team “Fifteen of our offices or departments were involved in this auction, and everybody pulled together to make it a real Christmas cracker. We had bidders from Switzerland, London and throughout the West Country, and the trade was strong.”

Head of Auctions, Meredith Holmes, added “Some clients were nervous about including their lots in a sale so close to Christmas, but it is usually our best auction as bidders appear to be more relaxed. There was a real buzz in the room and on the days leading up to the auction as we had the highest number of people registered to bid and a record audience tuning in to the livestream.

“It bodes well for our 2024 auctions when we will be joining forces with Millerson in Cornwall to offer you more lots from the county.”

Notable prices include:

  • Land in Dorset sold for between 51-171% above guide
  • Land in Exeter Devon sold at 28% above guide (£13,000 per acre)
  • Land in Somerset sold at 260% above guide
  • Building plots sold at 17% above guide
  • Houses and cottages for improvement sold for between 10 – 28% above guide
  • Commercial property sold for between 22-28% above guide
Find the full auction results here.

Symonds & Sampson will be holding monthly auctions throughout 2024 and welcome entries, please contact our Auction Team below, or your nearest office 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

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