Records smashed at our May property auction

Symonds & Sampson has held many very successful auctions in the past, but the livestream sale on 21st May set new highs

Records smashed at our May property auction

Auctioneer Mark Lewis said ‘It was a perfect storm of having the right lots at the right time, and everybody now seems to be well versed with the livestream system.

‘We were delighted to welcome Graham Barton of 'Homes under the Hammer' fame to the auction.  He joins the firm bringing great experience and will be running our Devon and Cornwall auctions in the future.

‘At its peak today, over 600 people were viewing the livestream, with huge interest in the variety of lots and seeing over 4,500 legal documents downloaded prior to the sale.'

Notable results include:

  • 9 acres of land at Cucklington sold at £15,000 p/acre, 71% above guide
  • 13 acres of land at Melplash (photograph below) sold at £21,000 p/acre, 136% above guide


  • 30 acres of land at Maiden Newton sold at £10,000 p/acre, 33% above guide
  • 11 acres of land at Fiddleford sold at £16,800 p/acre, 30% above guide
  • 127 acres of moorland on Dartmoor including Sheep’s Tor sold for £150,000 following international publicity
  • 7 acres of land at Osmington sold at £42,000 p/acre, 141% above guide
  • A building plot at Stoborough near Wareham sold for £344,000, 53% above guide
  • Pink Cottage, a 2 bedroom cottage in Sturminster Newton sold for £138,000, 38% above guide
  • Gable Cottage, a lovely Grade II Listed cottage in Fontmell Magna (below) sold for £389,000, 30% above guide

  • Park View, a semi-detached cottage at Woolland  sold for £243,00, 40% above guide
  • A character cottage in the heart of Axminster sold for £130,000
  • A commercial opportunity in Yeovil sold at 5% above guide

The most excitement however, was for the final lot of the day, 4.68 acres at Horton near Wimborne (main picture). Over 250 people showed interest in the legal pack, 70 people registered to bid at the auction, and following frenetic bidding the hammer fell at £68,000 p/acre - a record 255% above guide.

Find a full list of results here. As you can imagine there are a lot of disappointed bidders with finance arranged or cash to spend, so, if you have any property suitable for our next livestream auction on 23 July please contact Mark Lewis 01258 473766 or Meredith Holmes 01202 843190

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