Buyer in Italy bids for a parcel of paradise

Symonds & Sampson sold properties in Devon, Somerset, Dorset and Wiltshire at their April auctions with buyers coming from all over the region, the South East and London as well as abroad.

Buyer in Italy bids for a parcel of paradise

Considering the continuing debacle at Westminster auctioneer Mark Lewis was very pleased with the results “We had mainly residential and commercial lots for sale but there were also some parcels of amenity land that proved very popular. Highlights included:

Near Blandford: Damsel Pit a charming 3-bedroom cottage sold for £325,000 whilst a Grade II listed cottage at Shroton sold prior to auction. A dilapidated terraced thatched cottage at Pimperne proved very popular and sold for £110,000 22% above guide.

South Somerset: A 3-bedroom detached cottage sold for £260,000, 30% above reserve and a dilapidated flat in Wincanton sold for £40,000. A pretty parcel of woodland and pasture at Wambrook Chard sold for £15,000.

West Dorset: An attractive building plot at Charmouth sold for £150,000 76% above guide.

East Devon: 10-acre broadleaf wood sold for £74,000 64% above guide

Wiltshire: part of the garden and gazebo forming the grounds of a grade 1 listed house sold for £88,000 -35% above reserve.

The most excitement was reserved for a wooden bungalow (pictured above) set in grounds of about 0.67 acres. Described by one viewer as a piece of paradise there was scope to apply for planning permission for a new property on the site and it attracted great interest. There were 18 bids before the gavel was dropped at £400,000 to a buyer who was in Italy.

Symonds & Sampson’s next auctions are on 24 May, 15 June and 2 August. For further details please contact Mark Lewis 01258 474266

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