Most Expensive Auction Properties of the Month – December

For those seeking an extra special investment, we’ve selected five of the highest-value properties available across the UK this December.

Explore this list to find some of the most luxurious and desirable properties in the country right now.

Grade II Listed 18th Century House, Pickering, North Yorkshire

(For Sale with Allsop Auctions)

7 Bedroom Grade II Listed 18th Century Home in Pickering - For Sale with Allsop Auctions for a Guide price of £1.5 - £1.75 million (December 2022)

Located just five miles outside of legendary Whitby (about 19 miles from Scarborough), a characterful seaside town perhaps made most famous by Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula, this beautiful historical building is comprised of seven bedrooms, a banqueting hall and five reception rooms – including a smoking room and drawing room.

Sitting in almost five acres of land and situated close to the beautiful North York Moors National Park, this lot requires some renovation and updating to bring it to its full – very considerable – potential.

The images on the auctioneer’s website also seem to suggest that the lot includes a cottage and stable block or similar outbuildings, all of which are within the grounds of the hall. The property will be taken to auction by Allsop on 15th December 2022 with a Guide price of £1.5 – £1.75 million.

40 Bed HMO, Derby

(For Sale with SDL Auctions)

40 Bed HMO for Sale at Auction through SDL Auctions

Arranged across five individual properties in Derby, this House in Multiple Occupation would make a superb investment for a serious property investor. Set in the perfect location for a number of University of Derby, Derby College and Derby Business School sites, it makes the ideal student let complex.

The lot includes 40 en-suite rooms over four floors and parking for nine vehicles. In very good condition (no. 126 reaches the pending minimum “C” EPC standard), fully licensed and with a superb letting history, the new owner of these properties will be able to earn rental income from day one. There is also the potential to purchase the property and lease to a rent to rent or guaranteed rent provider.

With green spaces such as Rowditch Recreation Ground and Rykneld Park nearby, and just a ten minute drive from Derby Station, with a range of retail outlets and hospitality venues just a short distance away. The lot will be taken to auction by SDL Auctions on 20th December with a Guide price of £1,500,000.

Freehold Grade II Listed Georgian Manor House, Dursley

(For Sale with Allsop Auctions)

Grade II Listed Georgian Manor in Dursley - For Sale with Allsop Auctions for a Guide price of £2.5 million (December 2022)

A stunning property in a secluded location on the west border of the Cotswolds, this lot includes nine bedrooms, along with an apartment featuring a further two bedrooms.

Complete with drawing room, library, study, staff wing, tennis courts, croquet lawn, formal gardens, a coach house and stables, cellars (including a wine cellar) and even a dovecote, the building is a short drive from Stroud. From there, a direct train can be caught to London Paddington.

With the beautiful National Trust Newark Park nearby, the property itself is situated in a very generous 23.58 acres of glorious pastureland.

The lot is currently tenanted, and the current residents have been served Notice to Quit on 19th August 2022.

The property will be taken to auction by Allsop on 15th December 2022 with a Guide price of £2.5 million.

4 Bedroom Riverside House, St Neots

(For Sale with Savills Auctions)

4 Bedroom Detached Riverside Cottage in St Neots - For Sale with Savills Auctions for a Guide price of £1,380,000 (December 2022)

This detached property has recently undergone and extension and significant renovations, nearing completion. Looking out over the River Great Ouse, the lot includes a private mooring and a sweeping gravel drive.

Each bedroom has its own en-suite bathroom, and the Master bedroom benefits from glorious balcony views.

Set in 1.5 acres of land, the house features generous outdoor space, including a large lawn and west-facing terrace. There is also an office, games room and gym, and planning has been granted to add a pool house. The lot includes a 2000 square foot garage.

The home is within walking distance of a number of attractive eateries, hospitality venues and retail outlets, with St Neots station less than ten minutes’ drive away and the lovely Riverside Park reachable within five minutes’ walk.

This property will be taken to auction by Savills Auctions on 14th December with a Guide price of £1,380,000.

Two Adjoining Terraced Houses, London W14

(For Sale with Savills Auctions)

Two Terraced HMO Houses in London W14 - For Sale with Savills Auctions for a Guide Price of £3,400,000 (December 2022)

These two properties are made up of eight bedrooms and five bedsits, some of which are in need of a certain amount of modernisation. However, number 33 has already been renovated.

Located less than a ten minute walk from the Kensington (Olympia) tube and railway station and fifteen minutes’ drive from Kensington Gardens, the lot is in the heart of a highly desirable area of London, with easy access to all other boroughs.

Currently vacant, the property offers significant potential for its new owner to earn a considerable rental income – particularly after renovation.

This lot will be brought to auction by Savills on 14th November with a Guide price of £3,400,000.