May Unusual Auction Properties of the Month

Here is a selection of unusual lots available across the UK throughout May 2024. You can find a great range of unique residential and commercial properties on the open market.

Former Public House, London

(For Sale with Allsop Auctions)

Former Public House in London - For Sale with Allsop Auctions with a Guide Price of £1,000,000 (May 2024)

Located at the intersection of Church Street and Gift Lane, this former public house enjoys proximity to local shops and amenities, with Central London’s facilities easily reachable. The renowned Westfield Shopping Centre is nearby. Plaistow Underground Station and Stratford International Rail and Underground Station are less than a mile away.

The property consists of a detached former public house with staff accommodation, offering redevelopment potential subject to consent. This could be rented out for commercial purposes with potential residential development.  In the Stratford area, this offers a prime location.

The property will be brought to auction by Allsop Auctions on 9th May 2024, with a Guide Price of £1,000,000.

3 Bed Cottage, Birmingham

(For Sale with iamsold)

3 Bed Cottage in Birmingham - For Sale with iamsold with a Starting Bid of £370,000 (May 2024)

This three-bedroom dates back to the 1700s, nestled amidst the idyllic countryside of Alvechurch. Inside, the ground floor has been thoughtfully extended, offering a lobby, a garage,  a conservatory, a utility room, and a WC. The cottage comprises a fitted kitchen, a dining room, and two sitting rooms. Upstairs, three generously proportioned bedrooms and a sizable bathroom, complete with a bath and separate shower, await.

Outside, the rear of the property features a delightful patio area and a wrap-around lawn, beautifully landscaped to complement the cottage’s allure Positioned in a semi-rural locale in Alvechurch, the cottage sits conveniently just one mile from the village, providing access to local amenities and the train station, facilitating easy travel connections to Birmingham and Redditch.

iamsold will bring the lot to auction on 20th May 2024, with a Starting Bid of £370,000.

Grade II Listed Theatre, Merthyr Tydfil

(For Sale with Sage & Co Auctions)

Grade II Listed Theatre in Merthyr Tydfil - For Sale with Sage & Co Auctions with a Guide Price of £90,000 (May 2024)

Situated in Merthyr Tydfil, the iconic Theatre Royal stands as a grade-II listed landmark. Built in 1891, the theatre is a popular Theatre Hall. Over the years, it evolved into a cinema venue, screening films from the early 1900s, making this an exciting entertainment investment.

In 2023, the building awaits renovation and holds immense potential for various endeavours, including restoration as a theatre, conversion into residential units, or adaptation for commercial purposes. Its historic significance, coupled with its central location makes it a compelling prospect for adaptive reuse.

The lot will be brought to auction by Sage & Co Auctions on 20th May 2024, with a Guide Price of £90,000.

Commercial Premises, Accrington

(For Sale with Auction Agent)

Commercial Premises in Accrington - For Sale with Auction Agent with an Opening Bid of £80,000 (May 2024)

Offering ample space across two floors, this commercial property comes with the added advantage of two garages and a yard area. Positioned to the East of Accrington Centre, it presents versatility for both residential and commercial purposes, subject to approvals. Nearby amenities include Tesco Esso Express and Accrington Rossendale College, all within a short drive.

Benefiting from convenient transport links, the property offers a significant ground floor with front and side access, including a shutter door for vehicle entry. Meanwhile, the first floor features three windows to the side and three double-glazed Velux-style windows. The two garages offer additional space including an internal office room and facilities in one of the garages.

Auction Agent will bring the lot to auction on 21st May 2024, with an Opening Bid of £80,000.

Former Cadet Detached Building, Blackwood

(For Sale with Lambert Smith Hampton Auctions)

Former Cadet Detached Building in Blackwood - For Sale with Lambert Smith Hampton Auctions with a Guide Price of £25,000 (May 2024)

The property comprises a former cadet training unit in Blackwood. Internally, it features an entrance hallway, three offices, ancillary space, WC facilities, a kitchen, two cellular classrooms, an IT room, and an open-plan classroom/hall.

Situated in a densely populated residential area within Blackwood, the location offers excellent connectivity. Blackwood provides easy access to major transport routes, including the M4 just 25 minutes away. The recent addition of an Interchange Bus Station has further enhanced accessibility, connecting the town to surrounding areas and major cities like Newport and Cardiff.

Lambert Smith Hampton Auctions will bring this lot to auction on 15th May 2024, with a Guide Price of £25,000.

Detached Church, Ynysybwl

(For Sale with Seel & Co Auctions)

Detached Church in Ynysybwl - For Sale with Seel & Co Auctions with an Opening Bid of £65,000 (May 2024)

Offering a rare opportunity, this detached church, along with an attached nursery, is well-maintained and situated in a sought-after residential area, presenting the potential for development, subject to obtaining the necessary consent. Located in the small village of Ynysybwl, near Pontypridd, this unique property offers usable internal space on the ground floor, with the potential for expansion by adding a first floor to the church.

The property features a small front forecourt with side access to the nurseries and vehicular access via an unmade lane off Glyn Street.  Internally, the main church boasts high open truss ceilings and balcony seating. With the potential for residential redevelopment, this substantial property in a tranquil residential area offers various possibilities, either through conversion or redevelopment.

The property will be brought to auction by Seel & Co Auctions on 13th May 2024 with an Opening Bid of £65,000.

Mixed Use Building, Aberdeen

(For Sale with Savills Auctions)

Mixed Use Building in Aberdeen - For Sale with Savills Auctions with a Guide Price of £1,000,000 (May 2024)

Situated in a prime central location, this extensive mixed-use building comprises ground and four upper floors. Currently, part of the property is let while several suites remain vacant. Additionally, the building includes two retail units on the ground floor with Union Street frontages.

This presents an investment and development opportunity, with potential for asset management through new lettings. Furthermore, planning approval is in place for the development of 21 flats at the rear of the property. This property offers substantial potential for income generation and future development.

The lot will be brought to auction by Savills Auctions on 8th May 2024 with a Guide Price of £1,000,000.

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 (May 2024)

This three-bedroom charming semi-detached property is located in the picturesque Llithfaen, Pwllheli, in North West Wales. Boasting a well-maintained interior with original features and captivating views, the property offers a spacious living/dining room area upon entry, adorned with an original stone wall and wood-burning stove. The galley kitchen is fully equipped with appliances and leads to a rear hall and the family bathroom with a three-piece suite and electric shower over the bath.

Upstairs, three bedrooms await, including a master room with a double bed and a rear bedroom currently used as a sitting room, featuring patio doors opening onto a balcony with scenic countryside views. There’s potential for the property to serve as a holiday let.

Property Solvers Online Auctions will bring the lot to auction on 3rd May 2024 with a Guide Price of £90,000.

Former Care Home, Broxbourne

(For Sale with iamsold)

Former Care Home in Broxbourne - For Sale with iamsold with a Starting Bid of £1,300,000 (May 2024)

Located on St.Catherines Road in Broxbourne, the character property is situated near schools, shops and restaurants. This former care home, rarely on the market, enjoys a prime location near essential amenities, including Broxbourne station.

The former care home can be used for a variety of purposes. The character property could be a residential offering or can be used for commercial purposes.

The lot will be brought to auction by iamsold on 13th May 2024, with a Starting Bid of £1,300,000.

10 Bed Character Property, Goole

(For Sale with iamsold)

10 Bed Character Property in Goole - For Sale with iamsold with a Starting Bid of £600,000 (May 2024)

This 10-bedroom character property is situated in Goole. Located near shops and schools, the property is presented with no chain, making this a desirable property for a portfolio. This highly sought-after hidden gem boasts 10 bedrooms, four reception rooms, two bathrooms, and cellars. This could be used for residential purposes or a commercial property opportunity.

Complete with outbuildings, stables, and a plot of land to the side, the property in Google offers off-street parking. Its enchanting features extend to beautiful mature gardens, making viewing essential for those seeking a remarkable residence.