It’s unlikely you’ll find these properties in an estate agents’ window – so feast your eyes on the delights of what different opportunities you can find at auction!
1. A Cold War Bunker
Owning an underground cold war bunker has got to be close to the top of any serious property investor’s wishlist – I mean how could you not want to own your own bunker! With a guide price of £50k and within close proximity to Newquay this could take the meaning of “Surf Shack” to a whole new level!
2. An entire block of flats
You won’t often find estate agents offering an unbroken block of 20 apartments – especially not in London! Guided at £6 million this lot in Mill Hill has an annual income of £273,300, with one flat vacant.
3. Land Titles
If you’re on a low budget or looking for a more strategic investment, how about buying some access roads guided at £2,500-3,000 in Suffolk and Cambridgeshire? These bits of land are known as “ransom strips” – which basically means they may have a value should access be required for future development.
4. A Mill
Hovis better watch out if a keen baker snaps up Cogry Mill in Co. Antrim at auction! Although, with a guide of £120k and lapsed outline planning permission for residential, it’s more likely this mill will become a swanky housing development.
5. An Underground Chamber
Dartmoor is well known for it’s picturesque beauty – which you can enjoy a taste of from these underground chambers at Taw Marsh! Being sold by South West Water with a guide of £20k, it will be interesting to see what the new buyer does with these chambers.
6. A Roofless Church
If you’re dreaming of endless spires you’re going to be disappointed! However, this church in Trabboch, Stair does come with planning permission and a £60k guide price.
7. A Walled Garden
If gardening is your thang then this listed wall garden guided at £10k-£30k may offer you a haven of peace and tranquillity. Inside there is a profusion of mature ornamental shrubs, perennials and associated fauna which makes for a delightful sheltered retreat. And for history buffs – there’s also anecdotal evidence the garden may have been used as a burial ground in association with the former Benedictine Nunnery.
8. An Old Library
This beautiful dutch-gabled former library is located close to the centre of Ripon and comes with a guide price of £250,000. Planning has already been approved for conversion to five apartments along with demolishing works and the erection of three town houses.
9. A Water Tower
If you’ve ever fancied yourself as a “Grand Designer”, this Grade II listed 4 storey hexagonal plan former water tower in a site of 1 acre, is up for grabs with a guide of £150k-190k. Planning permission for the residential conversion of the water tower to 1 dwelling, plus the erection of 2 further detached dwellings has been granted along with listed building consent.
So what do you think? Have you ever seen any of these types of properties for sale with an estate agent?