March Unusual Auction Properties of the Month

In this article, we’ve shared a selection of unusual lots available across the UK throughout March 2024. Property auctions are a great place to find unique properties on the open market.

Former Working Men’s Club, Royston

(For Sale with Pugh Auctions)

Former Working Men's Club in Royston - For Sale with Pugh Auctions with a Guide Price of £225,000 (March 2024)

Formerly a Working Men’s Club, this property sits on a freehold site located in an established residential village to the northeast of Barnsley. The existing building spans across two levels, featuring an open-plan bar, entertainment area, and snooker room on the ground floor, with a 3-bedroom flat above. With the potential for residential development, subject to obtaining the necessary consent, the property presents an opportunity for transformation.

Located in Royston, just over 3.5 miles from Barnsley town centre, the site enjoys a central position near the junctions of the B613 and the B6428 on Church Street, close to Vicarage Lane. Local amenities are within walking distance, and junction 38 of the M1 is less than 4 miles away.

The property will be brought to auction by Pugh Auctions on 27th March 2024, with a Guide Price of £225,000.

Former Place of Worship, Aberystwyth

(For Sale with Auction House Wales)

Former Place of Worship in Aberystwyth - For Sale with Auction House Wales with an Opening Bid of £32,000 (March 2024)

This former brick-built meeting hall, constructed in 1905, presents an enticing development prospect, owing to its current state as a blank canvas. Additionally, it may be suitable for business use, subject to obtaining necessary consent for intended usage. The building enjoys serene and picturesque views nestled within a valley setting.

Situated along a tranquil council-maintained highway frontage, the property resides in the Upper Rheidol Valley, approximately 9.6 miles from the university and coastal town of Aberystwyth. Aberystwyth offers an array of amenities including supermarkets, restaurants, and places of worship. Furthermore, the property is conveniently located 4 miles from the village of Capel Bangor, providing additional amenities.

Auction House Wales will bring the lot to auction on 18th March 2024, with an Opening Bid of £32,000.

Church & Hall, Wigan

(For Sale with Auction House North West)

Church & Hall in Wigan - For Sale with Auction House North West with an Opening Bid of £295,000 (March 2024)

This vacant church & hall offers versatile potential for various uses or development. This substantial church, dating back to the 1870s, is accompanied by a modern church hall extension built in 1994. Internally, the premises comprise the main church, church hall, offices, stores, WCs, and ancillary spaces. Furthermore, there are two basement areas accessible from the rear, and the property benefits from central heating.

Externally, the property features a surfaced parking area to the front and side, along with a landscaped area. With potential for alternative uses or development, subject to obtaining necessary consent. Situated along Warrington Road, adjacent to Ince Cemetery, approximately 1 ½ miles south of Wigan town centre, this property offers strategic positioning for diverse opportunities.

The lot will be brought to auction by Auction House North West on 12th March 2024, with an Opening Bid of £295,000.

Former Public Conveniences, Penzance

(For Sale with Clive Emson Property Auctions)

Former Public Conveniences in Penzance - For Sale with Clive Emson Property Auctions with a Guide Price of £20,000 (March 2024)

An exceptional chance awaits to secure the freehold of this detached former block of public conveniences, accompanied by land on either side. Situated in a truly breathtaking location on the seafront, it offers stunning views overlooking St Michael’s Mount and Mount’s Bay. Any potential future of the property is contingent upon obtaining all permissions.

The accommodation comprises facilities for ladies and gents, providing essential W.C. amenities. This property presents a unique opportunity for development or repurposing, subject to obtaining the necessary consent. Its unparalleled location and picturesque surroundings make it an enticing prospect for various potential uses in Penzance.

Clive Emson Property Auctions will bring the lot to auction on 20th March 2024, with a Guide Price of £20,000.

Large Water Tower, Perry

(For Sale with Auction House London)

Large Water Tower in Perry - For Sale with Auction House London with a Guide Price of £350,000 (March 2024)

This property is a large water tower along with adjacent land, forming a rectangular site. It is offered as a freehold opportunity. Nestled within the established residential neighbourhood of Perry, the property enjoys proximity to various shops and amenities. Additionally, the Grafham Water Adventure Sports Centre is merely a 7-minute walk away, providing further recreational opportunities.

Transport connections are readily accessible via Huntingdon rail station, enhancing convenience for residents and visitors alike. This property presents a promising opportunity for development or utilisation, given its ample space and strategic location.

Auction House London will bring this lot to auction on 12th March 2024, with a Guide Price of £350,000.

3 Bed Cottage, Pwllheli

(For Sale with Property Solvers Online Auctions)

3 Bed Cottage in Pwllheli - For Sale with Property Solvers Online Auctions with a Guide Price of £90,000 (March 2024)

This three-bedroom cottage is located in the picturesque Llithfaen, nestled in Pwllheli, North West Wales. The property boasts a well-maintained condition and offers expansive views. Upon entry, you’re greeted by a spacious living/dining room area. There is also a galley kitchen, fully equipped with appliances, leading to the rear hall and a small rear yard. Adjacent is the family bathroom with a 3-piece suite.

Upstairs, three bedrooms await, including a master room with a double bed, a twin room, and a rear bedroom currently used as a sitting room, offering access to a balcony with sweeping countryside views. There’s potential for the property to serve as a holiday let.

The property will be brought to auction by modern auctioneer Property Solvers Online Auctions on 9th March 2024 with a Guide Price of £90,000.

Former Public House, Briton Ferry

(For Sale with Paul Fosh Auctions)

Former Public House in Briton Ferry - For Sale with Paul Fosh Auctions with a Guide Price of £59,000 (March 2024)

This former public house is a popular investment offering with attached owners’ accommodation. The ground floor features a bar area, lounge, kitchen, and male and female WC’s, while the lower ground floor offers five rooms via the side entrance on Hill Street. The first floor, previously used as owners’ quarters, comprises four rooms, a kitchen, and a bathroom.

Subject to obtaining necessary consent, the property holds potential for development, suitable for various purposes such as a gym, restaurant, bank, or residential project. Conveniently located at the junction of Hill Street and Neath Road, the property enjoys high visibility, fronting the A474, the main thoroughfare in Briton Ferry. The surrounding area combines residential and commercial establishments, with proximity to transport links including Briton Ferry train station.

The lot will be brought to auction by Paul Fosh Auctions on 5th March 2024 with a Guide Price of £59,000.

Grade II Georgian Property with Planning, Chester

(For Sale with Auction House Cheshire, Staffordshire & Shropshire)

Grade II Georgian Property with Planning in Chester - For Sale with House Cheshire, Stafford and Shropshire with a Guide Price of £525,000 (March 2024)

Conveniently accessible to Chester Racecourse and within a short walking distance to the town center, this property boasts full planning permission. The approved plans entail a change of use, converting former supported accommodation into 8 residential apartments.

Nestled in a prime location of Chester, this Grade II listed Georgian property offers remarkable potential. Spanning four floors, it has obtained full planning permission for conversion into 8 luxury apartments. Alternatively, it could be restored to its former period city center family home. With 21 rooms spanning all floors and 4 bathrooms, the property offers versatility and ample space for various living arrangements.

Auction House Cheshire, Staffordshire & Shropshire will bring the lot to auction on 5th April 2024 with a Guide Price of £525,000.

6 Bed Character Property, Wells

(For Sale with iamsold)

6 Bed Character Property in Wells - For Sale with iamsold with a Starting Bid of £565,000 (March 2024)

This impressive Grade II listed structure showcases a Georgian theming with sash windows and a remarkable ground floor 32-pane bow window. The layout encompasses a small hall guiding visitors through various sections of the house and apartment, highlighting the property’s historical background. The property offers the flexibility to be enjoyed either with a separate income from the apartment or as one expansive home, providing versatility to its investor.

Lamb House has three floors with plenty of living space. Located in Wells, the character property is surrounded by amenities and has good transport links within a short distance.

The lot will be brought to auction by Modern Method of Auctioneer on iamsold on 11th March 2024, with a Starting Bid of £565,000.

3 Bed Barn, Wolverhampton

(For Sale with iamsold)

3 Bed Barn in Wolverhampton - For Sale with iamsold with a Starting Bid of £165,000 (March 2024)

Located in Wolverhampton, this exceptional development prospect offers the chance to transform a barn situated in a semi-rural area, while still benefiting from the convenience of proximity to Codsall village amenities and the larger city of Wolverhampton with everything it has to offer.

Surrounded by picturesque views of open fields, the property has received planning permission for the creation of two bedrooms, a study, and an attached annexe. An opportunity to add value to the property, the three bed barn is a versatile opportunity. The location provides accessibility to essential services, making it an appealing opportunity for those seeking to create a bespoke living space in a desirable setting.

The lot will be brought to modern auction by iamsold on 14th March 2024, with a Starting Bid of £165,000.