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Bored of Buy To Let: 5 Alternative Property Investment Ideas

If you tire of seeing the same old house price indices and fancy a property investment with a difference, check out these lots which are going to auction shortly.

I can’t vouch for their investment potential – but they’re certainly different – and are an interesting conversation starter…or stopper!


Cleethorpes Pier (plus bar, restaurant and nightclub)

Guide Price: £400k

alternative property investment

A rare opportunity to own one of the last remaining east coast British seaside piers.  The pier was first opened in 1873 with the original walkway being 1200ft long, in the Second World War the pier was reduced to 335ft.  In 2011 the pavilion has undergone a £250,000+ refurbishment and has been running as a successful fully licenced bar & restaurant with night club and live entertainment venue.

For more info: Swindells


Ancient Monument, Castle Dyke and Bath Row, Stamford

Guide: £20k

alternative property investment

A Grade II listed Ancient Monument of approximately 14th century date. The building is most probably the remains of the Great Hall and comprises of outhouses with 3 splayed arches with the centre having an ancient iron studded door.

For more info: Shonki Brothers


The Former Marton Cum Grafton Service Reservoir, North Yorkshire

Guide Price: £35k

alternative property investment

A former Service Reservoir / Site area approximately 0.2 hectares (0.08 acres).  The site is located to the rear of Ye Olde Punch Bowle Inn, a Grade II listed building in the popular village of Marton Cum Grafton.  The Service Reservoir building extends to approximately 158m2 (1700sq ft)

For more info: Eddisons


Doncaster Waterfront, Greyfriars Road, Doncaster

Guide Price: £250k

alternative property investment

This prime waterside site is linear in nature and extends to approximately 0.92 acre (3,725m2). Located within the St. George’s Conservation area, the site incorporates two buildings, the larger of which is a two storey former Navigation Warehouse which, due to its waterway heritage value, will be required to be retained as part of any redevelopment. The single storey element of the former depot (positioned on the eastern flank of the warehouse) is not considered worthy of retention.

For more info: Eddisons


Car Park Investment, Sheffield

Guide Price: £950k – 1M

car park for sale

A long leasehold car park located in the city centre and arranged over ground and 3 basement floors to provide a car park on 6 parking levels for a total of 145 car parking spaces.  The property is let to BISHOPSGATE PARKING (No. 2) LIMITED for a term of 99 years from 8th April 1967 at a current rent of £100,000 per annum, exclusive of rates. Bishopsgate Parking (No. 2) Limited have sub-let the property to NATIONAL CAR PARKS LIMITED for a term of 34 years and eleven months from 29th June 2002.

For more info: Allsop

  1. Nathan Astle


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    Keep It Up!

    Tim Manning NZ

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