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.