Most Expensive Auction Properties of the Month – June

Whether you’re a property professional seeking a “big ticket” investment, or a homeowner on the lookout for a touch of luxury, take a look below to see a selection of high-end properties currently available at auction across the UK this June – as chosen by the team at Property Solvers.

While many lots are available in superb condition, others offer opportunities for modernisation and renovation, enabling their new owners to add even further value.

10 Bed Period House, Bishop Auckland

(For Sale with SDL Property Auctions)

10 Bed Period House in Bishop Auckland - For Sale with SDL Property Auctions with a Guide Price of £1,100,000 (June 2023)

This elegant property dates back to 1820 and has recently undergone full restoration and renovation works, boasting a beautiful finish.

The house itself features three floors. The ground floor is made up of formal lounge, a family living room, a pair of separate sun rooms, a spacious kitchen, a utility space, two dining rooms, an entertainment/cinema space and a music or games room. There is also a bedroom and dressing room on this level.

There are two en-suite bedrooms, a dressing room, reading room, playroom and family bathroom to the first floor, with a gym space and office on the second floor.

The property also features a guest wing with an additional en-suite bedrooms and a further two bedrooms served by a family bathroom.

Finally, there is a self-contained one-storey annexe, which features its own sun room, reading room, lounge, kitchen/diner, bathroom and WC, three bedrooms (two of which are en-suite), dressing room and additional dining room. With access available via a private road, the lot includes 1.7 acres of land.

Located just under ten minutes’ drive outside of Bishop Auckland, with schools, supermarkets, country pubs and cafés close at hand, the property sits just under 20 minutes’ drive from Junction 60 of the A1(M) and eight minutes from Bishop Auckland train station.

The lot will be taken to auction by SDL Property Auctions on 16th June 2023 with a Guide Price of £1,100,000.

5 Bed House with 2 Bed Guest House and Annexe, Milton Keynes

(For Sale with Allsop Property Auctions)

5 Bed House with 2 Bed Guest House and Annexe in Milton Keynes - For Sale with Allsop Property Auctions with a Guide Price of £2,300,000 (June 2023)

Sitting in 8.44 acres of land, this property is comprised of a 5-bed main house, a 2-bed guest house and a 1-bed annexe, adjoining a triple garage.

The main house also features four large reception rooms, along with a dining room, spacious kitchen/breakfast room, study, conservatory and WC to the ground floor. One of the three first floor bedrooms includes an en-suite and dressing room, and there is also a bathroom with WC. The two bedrooms to the second floor both benefit from their own en-suite bathrooms.

The two-storey guest house features reception room, dining room, kitchen and WC to the ground floor, with two bedrooms, a utility space and a further bathroom to the first floor.

The ground floor of the annexe building is chiefly taken up by garage space, but also includes a kitchen and shower room/WC. The first floor is comprised of one spacious bedroom.

The property’s expansive grounds include ponds, paddock land and woodland, and benefit from solar panels.

Less than ten minutes’ walk from the town of Haversham, which features a very attractive pub and its own sailing club, the home is also just ten minutes’ drive from the centre of Milton Keynes – so residents may easily enjoy the range of amenities available there.

The lot will be taken to auction by Allsop Property Auctions on 22nd June with a Guide Price of £2,300,000.

2 Detached Houses, Hounslow

(For Sale with Savills Auctions)

2 Detached Houses in Hounslow - For Sale with Savills Auctions with a Guide Price of £2,500,000 (June 2023)

This lot is comprised of two separate detached houses on a plot measuring around .6 of an acre. The potential for this site’s redevelopment is significant, with pre-application advice being positive.

To this end, plans have been created for two separate development schemes: one of which involving the construction of 21 flats – including 1-bed, 2-bed and 3-bed accommodation, and the second of which featuring eight houses and one apartment block.

However, the lot lends itself o a wide range of other uses, including the renovation of its existing two properties. All development of the site is dependent on consents.

Situated as it is on Hounslow’s High Street, future residents of this lot will enjoy access to a range of amenities, including eateries, bars, supermarkets, the green spaces of Inwood Park and all of the retail outlets in the Treaty Centre less than five minutes’ walk away.

The properties are almost equidistant from Hounslow East and Hounslow Central tube stations, which are seven and eight minutes away respectively on foot. Central London is just over 50 minutes away on public transport.

The lot will be taken to auction by Savills Auctions on 21st June 2023 with a Guide Price of £2,500,000.

4 Bed House with Planning Permission, Maidstone

(For Sale with Clive Emson Auctions)

4 Bed House with Planning Permission in Maidstone - For Sale with Clive Emson Auctions with a Guide Price of £1,100,000 – £1,200,000 (June 2023)

Located in the pretty Kent village of Harrietsham, less than 20 minutes’ drive from Maidstone, this former rectory requires a little modernisation to bring it to its full potential. The lot also comes with planning permission, allowing for the construction of four additional dwellings and thus adding a substantial amount of value to the already desirable site.

With an entrance hall, living room, dining room, kitchen and study to the ground floor, along with a covered walkway to the property’s garage, the home also features four spacious bedrooms and a shower room with WC to the first floor.

A number of the ground floor rooms feature stylish parquet flooring, and the property also features rear and side gardens, and ample parking space along with a single garage.

Surrounded by stunning countryside and woodland, and just under 15 minutes’ walk from Harrietsham train station, the nearby local town features schools, pubs, eateries and plenty more. Junction 9 of the M20 sits less than 20 minutes’ drive away.

The lot will be taken to auction by Clive Emson Auctions on 15th June 2023 with a Guide Price of £1,100,000 – £1,200,000.

Former Kennels in 6 Acres with Potential for Redevelopment, Brighton

(For Sale with Lextons Property Auctions)

Former Kennels in 6 Acres with Potential for Redevelopment in Brighton - For Sale with Lextons Property Auctions with a Guide Price of £1,250,000 (June 2023)

This very promising lot sits right on the edge of the South Downs National Park and once served as a kennels. Now, however, it offers significant promise for redevelopment, subject to consents. Indeed, a nearby site has recently been approved for the construction of 72 dwellings, and construction has already begun – offering a precedent in the area and serving as an example of what could be achieved.

Currently, the available site features a two-bedroom bungalow, along with a series of kennels, stables and other outbuildings. The total land included comes to around 6 acres.

With the Brighton seafront accessible in just over 20 minutes by car, and the seaside village of Saltdean – with its own beach, lido, eateries, pubs, schools and shops – a little more than five minutes’ drive away, this property is clearly very well situated and will earn an excellent return for the right investor.

The lot will be taken to auction by Lextons Property Auctions on 28th June 2023 with a Guide Price of £1,250,000.