November Unusual Auction Properties of the Month

Property auctions are a great place to find unique properties that are rarely available on the open market. In this article, we’ve shared a selection of unusual lots available across the UK throughout November 2023.

Five Story Bingo Hall, Liverpool

(For Sale with Pugh Auctions)

Five Storey Bingo Hall in Livepool - For Sale with Pugh Auctions with a Guide Price of £120,000 (November 2023)

A sizeable standalone structure is strategically positioned, presenting an opportunity for redevelopment pending approval. This property features a five-story former bingo hall/cinema that could be used for many reasons.

This property enjoys a prime position at the intersection of Park Road and Dingle Lane (A561) in a long-established residential neighbourhood with numerous nearby amenities and services.  Liverpool City Centre is a mere 2 miles to the north.

The property will be brought to auction by Pugh Auctions on 7th November 2023, with a Guide Price of £120,000.

Old Church & Session House, Coatbridge

(For Sale with Online Property Auctions Scotland)

Old Church & Session House in Coatbridge - For Sale with Online Property Auctions Scotland with a Guide Price of £48,000 (November 2023)

Detached and dating back to 1790, this Category B-listed church stands prominently in the bustling residential town of Coatbridge. Beyond its current role, it holds the potential for versatile uses such as a day nursery, day centre, educational institution, museum, or public library, all without the need for planning permission.

The historic structure boasts a church building comprising a nave, kitchen, restrooms, an upper U-shaped gallery for additional seating, and a bell tower. Additionally, it features a Session House with a meeting room, vestry, storage space, and a single toilet compartment.  Situated just a short 10-minute drive from Coatbridge Town Centre, the property provides convenient access to an array of retail shops, sporting facilities, parks, supermarkets, and a diverse range of dining options. Furthermore, the location benefits from the regular bus and train connections to neighbouring towns and cities, including Glasgow and Edinburgh.

The lot will be brought to auction by Online Property Auctions Scotland on 16th November 2023, with a Guide Price of £48,000.

17th Century Detached Cottage, Tickenham

(For Sale with Hollis Morgan Auctions)

17th Century Detached House in Tickenham - For Sale with Hollis Morgan Auctions with a Guide Price of £575,000 (November 2023)

Greenwood Cottage, a freehold detached property spanning 2290 square feet, commands a breathtaking elevated position, affording sweeping vistas across the Gordano Valley. Nestled at the end of the prestigious Cadbury Camp Lane West, overlooking the highly sought-after village of Tickenham, it graces a mature plot of approximately one acre.

The original cottage, dating back to the 17th century, underwent expansion in the 1960s, resulting in the current two-story accommodation. The property’s grounds encompass a generously sized detached workshop with tandem garaging for four cars, various outbuildings, stables, and an additional area opposite the residence, offering parking for 2-3 cars  Sold with vacant possession, the village of Tickenham is situated roughly 10 miles southwest of Bristol, and approximately 6.8 miles from the fashionable Clifton Village.

The lot will be brought to auction by Hollis Morgan Auctions on 22nd November, with a Minimum Opening Bid of £115,000.

Farmhouse with a range of Farmbuildings, Abergavenny

(For Sale with R.G & R.B Williams)

Farmhouse with a range of Farm Buildings in Abergavenny - For Sale with R.G & R.B Williams with a Guide Price of £450,000 (November 2023)

Cwm Farm, a cherished family-owned property since 1945, previously used for traditional farming practices is nestled in the unspoiled rural landscape of South Monmouthshire. This traditional livestock farm encompasses a two-bedroom residence, a cluster of traditional structures, and 27.59 acres of land. Such properties are a rare find in Monmouthshire.

Situated in a serene, unspoiled rural setting near the hamlet of Llangattock Lingoed, Cwm Farm enjoys proximity to the villages of Llanvihangel Crucorney and Llangattock Lingoed, providing essential local amenities. For more extensive shopping, educational facilities, and leisure activities, one can easily access Abergavenny (6 miles away) and the historic Cathedral City of Hereford (19 miles distant).

The lot will be brought to auction by R.G & R.B Williams on 30th November 2023, with a Guide Price of £450,000.

17th Century Ex Farmhouse, Bradford

(For Sale with GoTo Properties)

17th Century Ex Farmhouse in Bradford - For Sale with GoTo Properties with a Current Bid of £450,000 (November 2023)

This 17th-century Ex Farmhouse in Bradford is an exceptional opportunity with this expansive property exuding history, character, and generous living spaces. Perfect for various residential configurations, this could be converted into a spacious 6-bedroom dwelling or the option to divide it into a 4-bedroom and a 2-bedroom property. Nestled on extensive ground, the property’s grandeur and charm are evident. This farmhouse, constructed in 1780, showcases a captivating exterior adorned with period features that hark back to its rich heritage.

The well-preserved outbuildings, offering additional storage or potential conversion into a workshop or creative space, complement the originality of the building. The farmhouse retains numerous original features, such as exposed wooden beams and charming fireplaces. Bolton Drive’s strategic location places it near local amenities, including shops, schools, and leisure facilities. Offered for sale with no chain, this unique property simplifies the transaction process, whether you’re in search of a distinctive family residence or exploring investment potential.

The lot will be brought to auction by GoTo Properties on 30th November 2023, with a Guide Price of £395,000.

Grade II Listed Former Church, Gaerwen

(For Sale with iamsold)

Grade II Listed Former Church in Gaerwen - For Sale with iamsold with a Starting Bid of £25,000 (November 2023)

With a rich history dating back to before 1853, this Grade 2 listed former church stands as a testament to its era, preserving original and period features. Offering significant potential for conversion, either into a residential or commercial space, this opportunity is contingent upon the customary planning consent. The property encompasses a unique layout, featuring the main chapel room, or nave, adorned with lofty pitched ceilings, stained glass windows, and pitch pine pews.

It also houses the sanctuary and a vestry. Please note that this property is available for purchase through a cash transaction only. Explore the prospects of transforming this historic gem into a one-of-a-kind living or business space. Located in Gaerwen, this property offers a convenient location for local amenities.

The property will be brought to auction by iamsold via the Modern Method of Auction, with a Starting Bid of £25,000.

3 Bed Character Property, Warwick

(For Sale with Sheldon Bosley Knight Auctions)

3 Bed Character Property in Warwick - For Sale with Sheldon Bosley Knight Auctions with a Guide Price of £160,000 (November 2023)

An exceptional opportunity presents itself with the chance to own one of Warwick’s most historic buildings, nestled in the very heart of this popular town. This Grade II listed property, part of the St John’s Estate and under the ownership of the Earl for nearly two centuries, is now available for purchase after more than a century. Dating back to the 17th century,  the property has undergone significant transformations.

The building spans three floors, residing in the heart of St John’s alongside neighbouring properties. The ground floor boasts two reception rooms, a utility area, a rear hallway leading to the garden, and a fitted kitchen. Ascend to the first floor, where three bedrooms await, including a master bedroom. along with a family bathroom. Further stairs lead to the second-floor loft room. The property’s rear features an expansive garden. In need of extensive renovation and modernisation, this historic structure holds immense potential to be restored to its former glory,

The lot will be brought to auction by Sheldon Bosley Knight Auctions on 29th November 2023 with a Guide Price of £160,000.

3 Bed Semi-Detached House, Glastonbury

(For Sale with Cooper and Tanner Auctions)

3 Bed Semi-Detached House in Glastonbury - For Sale with Cooper and Tanner Auctions with a Guide Price of £150,000 (November 2023)

An opportunity beckons to restore a character-rich property to its former glory. Situated within a short stroll of the Abbey Grounds and Town Centre, this three-bedroom semi-detached house holds great promise for those with a vision for renovation. The property boasts four reception rooms and two bedrooms, offering ample space to re-imagine and add value. Additionally, there is potential to create ancillary accommodation, contingent upon the necessary permissions.

The property features an enclosed rear garden that opens up to the scenic backdrop of Abbey Park. With a bit of creativity and effort, this charming residence can be transformed into a truly exceptional living space. Seize the chance to breathe new life into this character property, conveniently located near the heart of town and in a delightful park setting.

The lot will be brought to auction by Cooper and Tanner Auctions on 28th November 2023 with a Guide Price of £150,000.

Character Stone Cottages with Planning, Brackley

(For Sale with iamsold)

4 Bed Character Property in Brackley - For Sale with iamsold with a Starting Bid of £420,000 (November 2023)

Nestled in the heart of this esteemed village in Brackley, these two stone cottages occupy a combined plot of 0.21 acres and offer approved planning permission for the redevelopment of each into two exquisite homes, offering three and four-bed facilities. The ground floor encompasses a welcoming hallway leading to a living room, a separate snug, an inner hall with a convenient two-piece cloakroom, and an open-plan kitchen/dining room. On the first floor, you’ll find a landing that provides access to two bedrooms and a well-appointed three-piece bathroom. Ascending to the second floor, there’s a main bedroom with a three-piece en-suite shower room, completing this charming residence.

Notably, ‘Aviary Cottage’ on the same premises offers a ground floor layout featuring an open-plan family/kitchen/dining room, a separate dual-aspect living room, a utility room, a rear lobby, and a three-piece cloakroom. The first floor boasts two bedrooms, both linked to a Jack & Gill five-piece bathroom. Moving up to the second floor, a landing leads to the main bedroom with a three-piece en-suite shower room and another bedroom with its own three-piece en-suite shower room, creating a versatile and attractive living space. A great addition to your porfolio.

The lot will be brought to auction by iamsold on 15th November 2023, with a Starting Bid of £420,000.

Grade II Period Property, Newton Abbot

(For Sale with 247 Property Auctions)

Grade II Listed Period Property in Newton Abbot - For Sale with 247 Property Auctions with a Guide Price of £295,000 (November 2023)

This Grade II Listed property is full of character and offers wonderful views and spacious gardens. An interesting opportunity, the period property is situated in Newton Abbot, located in Devon and has easy access to a whole range of amenities as well as supermarkets and a shopping centre.

The property features accommodation over three storeys and includes a living room, kitchen, dining room, five bedrooms and a bathroom. The gardens are a highlight with an outbuilding on its grounds. Ideal for residential use, this Grade II Listed Property is up for sale for the first time in 70 years.

The lot will be brought to auction by 247 Property Auctions on 22nd November 2023, with a Guide Price of £295,000.