In search of the 'self-build' dream

Renovations and single building plots are few and far between, but here are few which might fulfil your 'Grand Design' dream

In search of the 'self-build' dream

According to Joyce Maynard, ‘A good home must be made not bought’ – and inspired by TV programmes such as Grand Designs, many of us crave the opportunity to create the home of our dreams. Individual opportunities for ‘self-builders’ don’t come up that often, and are usually sold through our auction department.

3 barns near Mere with Planning Permission for 2- & 3-bedroom residential dwellings sold prior to auction in April in excess of their Guide Prices of £130,000, £150,000 and £170,000 respectively.  A single building plot at Wimborne sold in June for £173,000 - 82% above guide after 65 bids. 

So, if you’ve always wanted to design and build your own home, perhaps one of the lots in our forthcoming collective property auctions could present just the opportunity you are looking for, starting with 3 lots entered in our auction on 21 August.

Situated on the edge of Bishops Caundle, with far reaching views across open countryside (below), lies a building plot with planning permission for a detached 3-bedroom house with car port, the Guide is £95,000. 

In the heart of the popular North Dorset village of Bourton, this plot has planning permission for a detached 3-bedroom stone house with garage, the Guide is £120,000. 

In the same auction, a detached house in a large garden backing onto farmland in East Knoyle comes to the market for the first time in 70 years, with a Guide of £275,000. 

We are looking forward to sharing details of several individual building plots in our property auction on 25 September, including this fine 0.95-acre site in Martock, South Somerset (below).  Approached via a long drive, surrounded by mature trees and backing onto farmland, there is planning permission for a single dwelling and a Guide Price of £285,000. Visit our auction page to see details as they are released. 

For sale by Private Treaty with a Guide of £275,000, a site with planning permission for a contemporary 4-bedroom house in the hamlet of Hartgrove, 4 miles from Shaftesbury has substantial glazing to the rear to take full advantage of its superb views. 

Start the search for your ‘Grand Design’ opportunity here, and with our team of inhouse planning and design experts to guide you, we hope we can turn your dream in to a reality.


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