Despite being held on one of the hottest days of the year, Symonds & Sampson’s July auction drew a large crowd and a record number of telephone bids contributed to a very successful sale.
Auctioneer Mark Lewis said “We had telephone bidders in Barcelona, Biarritz and Barbados bidding against people who had travelled from as far as Leicestershire. This created a lively atmosphere and with strong bidding for the 27 lots situated across Hampshire, Somerset, Dorset and Devon, with some reaching prices well ahead of expectations’.
Notable Sale Results:
Properties for Renovation and Improvement
A flat in Wincanton for improvement £57,000 (46% above guide), 6 garages at Chaldon Herring sold for £21,000, The Crown Inn Stalbridge £125,000 and Brooklands Farm Sparkford £385,000.
Car parking in Frome with possible development potential £102,000; a potential development site in Ringwood £265,000 (32% above guide), A house in Stoford, Yeovil with potential to rebuild £250,000 and a site for redevelopment in Weymouth £72,500.
An office building in Dorchester £268,000 (19% above guide)
Maltings House Milton Abbas sold for £550,000.
Agricultural Land remains very popular and we had lots all over Dorset and into Devon.
Land at Portland £10,000 acre; Maiden Newton £7,600 acre; Leigh Sherborne averaged £9,323 acre.
Three small lots of land reached outstanding prices however;
1.89 acres at sturminster Newton sold for £22,000,
1.62 acres at Honiton £50,000 and
1.56 acres at Osmington Weymouth £74,000.
Symonds & Sampson’s next auction will be on 21 September, and there are three auctions in October covering Hampshire, Devon, Wiltshire, Somerset and Dorset.
Entries invited to Mark Lewis 01258 474266.