Most Expensive Auction Properties of the Month – May

Below, the team at Property Solvers has selected some of the highest-value auction properties that are currently – or will soon be – available across the UK.

If you’re seeking a big-ticket investment, these aspirational properties may well be the answer. Read on to explore the auction lots with the highest guide prices for which bidding will begin in May 2023.

4 Bed House with Annexe Building and Lodge – Coventry

(For Sale with Connells Auctions)

4 Bed House with Annexe Building and Lodge in Coventry - For Sale with Connells Auctions with a Guide Price of £1,550,000 (May 2023)

Arranged across around five acres of rural land and woodland, this gated lot consists of a four-bed house, a two-bed guest annexe and a  one-bed detached guest bungalow.

The main building features a very spacious lounge, a dining room and separate kitchen/breakfast room, a study and a WC to the ground floor. There are four generous en-suite bedrooms to the first floor, along with a roof garden and a large balcony.

The adjoining annexe includes a good-sized semi-open plan kitchen/lounge/diner, two bedrooms (one en-suite) a main bathroom, utility room, pantry and balcony.

The bungalow features one bedroom, a kitchen/diner and a bathroom, as well as housing the property’s swimming pool and pump room, a lounge (also used as a gym), a sauna, a jacuzzi and a double-garage.

Externally, the property’s grounds include a lake, lawns and a patio space, as well as stables.

With the amenities of the lovely villages of Berkswell and Basall Common only five minutes’ and one minute’s drive away respectively, and with Berkswell train station accessible in only three minutes, the property is very well located in a beautiful part of the country (15 minutes drive to Coventry City Centre).

The lot will be taken to auction by Connells Auctions, with a Guide Price of £1,550,000. It is currently in pre-auction marketing, and no closing date is currently displayed.

4 Bed Detached House in 42.25 Acres – Epping

(For Sale with Fine & Country Auctions)

4 Bed Detached House in 42.25 Acres in Epping - For Sale with Fine & Country Auctions with a Guide Price of £2,350,000 (May 2023)

Benefitting from land measuring a huge 42.25 acres, Garnish Hall is a grade II listed property – as are a number of its outbuildings.

Dating back to at least the 17th Century, the lot displays period features including exposed beams, stained glass windows, impressive fireplaces and panelling.

With some modernisation required, and various renovations and extensions possible supject to consent, the home includes a large dining room and drawing room, a kitchen with a pantry and store, a WC and a study to the ground floor, four generous bedrooms and two bathrooms (one en-suite) to the first floor and two loft rooms.

One of the property’s six outbuildings contains a large games area and play room, along with three stores. Another is comprised of stables and garages, and additional structures containing workshop space, barns, a dairy/milking room, farm stores, stables and further warehousing.

The grounds of the property feature a beautiful lake and sit within easy reach of Theydon Bois Golf Club, Epping Golf Course and Hobbs Cross Golf Centre.

Junction 27 of the M25 and junction 6 of the M11 meet nearby, providing access to Central London in just over an hour. Epping Forest (Essex) is just over five minutes’ drive away, as is the Theydon Bois underground station. The lovely village of Theydon Bois sits close at hand.

The lot will be taken to auction by Fine & Country with a Guide Price of £2,350,000. No end date for bidding is currently displayed.

5 Bed Terraced House – Charing Cross

(For Sale with Allsop Auctions)

5 Bed Terraced House in Charing Cross - For Sale with Allsop Auctions with a Guide Price of £3,800,000 (May 2023)

Arranged over an impressive six storeys and currently arranged as offices, this rare property enjoys a Central London location right by the Hungerford and Golden Jubilee bridges, with both the Embankment and Charing Cross stations – and Trafalgar Square – less than five minutes’ walk away.

The lovely Victoria Embankment Gardens can be reached in just three minutes on foot, and St James’s Park is ten minutes away. The Strand sits just at the end of the road.

The floorplan of the property shows a large kitchen to the basement level, two reception rooms to the ground floor, three bedrooms with adjoining rooms and bathrooms to the next three storeys, and two smaller bedrooms with bathrooms to the top floor. The building features a lift.

The property would require some renovation to revert its use back to residential, but promises an enormous return on investment (including serviced acommodation / hotel angles worth exploring).

The lot will be taken to auction by Allsop Auctions on 11th May 2023 with a Guide Price of £3,800,000.

3 Bed Cottage and 1 Bed Lodge – Orpington

(For Sale with Clive Emson Auctions)

3 Bed Cottage and 1 Bed Lodge in Orpington - For Sale with Clive Emson Auctions with a Guide Price of £1,100,000 (May 2023)

Comprised of two properties – Holly Den and Doctors Wood Lodge – this lot is set in more than 20 acres of lawn and woodland.

The larger property includes a long lower ground floor dining room, a conservatory and a ground floor reception hall, kitchen, living room and bathroom/WC. The first floor features three bedrooms and a WC. It benefits from a range of attractive period features, including exposed beams, a large open fireplace.

The single-storey lodge includes one bedroom, a shower room and a kitchen/diner.

With two detached garages and a driveway, the property would benefit from renovation – and, indeed the cabin appears to be subject to a Lawful Development certificate.

The village of Chelsfield, and Chelsfield Park Hospital, are just a five minute drive away from the property. Chelsfield station can be reached in just eight minutes by car, and provides access to Central London in just over 45 minutes.

The lot will be taken to auction by Clive Emson Auctions on 4th May 2023 with a Guide Price of £1,100,000.

4 Bed Property in 3.44 Acres – Reigate

(For Sale with Town & Country Auctions)

4 Bed Property in 3.44 Acres in Reigate - For Sale with Town & Country Auctions with a Guide Price of £2,300,000 (May 2023)

Featuring an attractive living/dining space, a kitchen and breakfast room, a snug, a conservatory and a utility room to its ground floor – and a family bathroom and four double bedrooms to the floor above (one with en-suite), this lot benefits from planning permission that has been granted for the construction of four additional properties (two two-beds and two 5-beds) on the grounds behind.

To the fore of the property, there is a sweeping gravel drive and ample parking. To the rear, there is a large patio and a spacious lawned garden.

The amenities of the lovely Surrey town of Reigate are just a ten minute drive from the lot, and the expansive National Trust property of Reigate Hill and Gatton Park lie only three minutes beyond – a little past Reigate train station, shortly before junction 8 on the M25.

Taking this route, Central London can be reached in an hour and a half.

The lot will be taken to auction by Town & Country Auctions on 31st May 2023 with a Guide Price of £2,300,000.