Property auctions are 'back in the room'

Mark Lewis
By Mark Lewis

February 2022

Properties from the west of Cornwall to the east of Dorset will be offered for sale by auction in March, with prospective purchasers able to bid in person, by phone, online and by written proxy. 

Property auctions are 'back in the room'

Symonds & Sampson are looking forward to holding their first property auction of 2022 on 3rd March. The auction will be an eagerly anticipated return to the Digby Hall in Sherborne for the first time since December 2019, and Auctioneer Mark Lewis is very much looking forward to the occasion. “The way vendors, purchasers and colleagues embraced the change to livestream auctions at the start of the pandemic was remarkable, and online bidding opened the auctions up to a wide-spread audience. Nothing quite beats the thrill of the auction theatre however, and we look forward to throwing the doors open back in our regular venue’.

Properties from the west of Cornwall to the east of Dorset will be offered for sale by auction, with prospective purchasers able to bid in person, by phone, online and by written proxy.  Following the successful sale of a property in St Ives prior to the firm’s December auction, Graham Barton brings two properties to the forthcoming sale, an interesting block of 18.96 acres in a prominent position near St Ives (above) and a substantial 3 storey property in Plymouth with potential for whole or part conversion to residential use.

Heading into Somerset, a period farmhouse in the popular village of Barrington (above) comes to the market for the first time in around 100 years. With 0.38 acres and a potentially useful range of outbuildings, it’s a superb project for a buyer looking to create a family home to cherish. Perhaps a more ambitious but equally enticing project is the Grade II Listed East Coker Mill (main photo), which again has been in the same ownership for around 100 years. Part of the building provides a 5 bedroom dwelling, adjoining which is the original milling premises, with the grain store, milling house and flour store retaining much of the original mill workings of the mill, believed to have last been operational in the 1940’s. Beyond the main building are further outbuildings and 0.31 acres, with a further 1.98 acres available to the purchaser of the mill.

Close to the village of Swallowcliffe on the Wiltshire/Dorset border, and in a prominent location on the A30 lies Downside Bungalow and the successful adjacent garage, showroom, flat and forecourt  - an excellent mixed residential and commercial opportunity with tremendous income potential or scope for a number of businesses.

A semi-detached Edwardian property (above) in the busy village of Alderholt on the Dorset/Hampshire border is in need of updating, and with a substantial disused outbuilding and grounds extending to about 0.20 acres offers scope for extending subject to the necessary consents.

Land features strongly in our collective property auctions, from small plots to agricultural holdings. 56.12 acres at Tintinhull provides productive arable land, 54.05 acres in 3 lots near Cerne Abbas has impressive views over the Blackmore Vale. The 0.47 acre former Duncan Place Caravan Park at Bovington and a 0.4 acre parcel of amenity woodland close to Bournemouth could be of interest to those looking for their piece of England, whilst a 2.08 acre paddock on the edge of East Martin makes perfect grazing ground.

Find details of all these lots here, and if you are considering the sale of your property and would like to discuss auction as a possible method of sale, contact Mark Lewis on 01258 473766 or Meredith Holmes on 01202 843190.

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