October’s Unusual Auction Properties of the Month

Here, we have collected an exciting selection of unique and characterful properties – all of which are coming to auction throughout October 2022.

So please take a look below, whether you are looking for an ex-church with a view, a castellated property with its own dungeon or a gorgeous chocolate-box thatched home.

There are always exciting and unusual auctions available across the UK if you know where to look!

Dilapidated Church Overlooking Lake

(Littleborough, Lancashire)

Former Church in Littleborough - For Sale with Pugh Auctions for a Guide Price of £25,000 (October 2022)

A highly atmospheric property with a guide price of just £25,000, this tumbledown ex-church, St Hilda’s Mission, enjoys breath-taking views of Hollingworth Lake. Within walking distance of Smithy Bridge and 5 miles from Rochdale town centre, the property sits in 752 square metres of land, which is mostly laid to lawn.

There are a variety of attractive amenities and transport links nearby, with picturesque scenery on all sides.

The property offers a considerable amount of development potential and will be auctioned by Pugh Auctions, with bidding opening on 18th October 2022 and closing on 19th October 2022.

Picturesque Listed Barns

(St Keverne, Helston, Cornwall)

Listed Stables in St Keverne Near Helston, Cornwall - For Sale With Property Auctions South West for a Guide Price of £225,000 - £250,000 (October 2022)

Sitting in its own 3.1 acres of beautiful countryside, this collection of stables, presided over by a Grade II Listed former coach house features a walled garden and paddock. Due to its listed status, renovation must be undertaken sensitively and with full local consent.

The property is situated close to St Keverne, which offers a range of amenities and transport links, and the towns of Helston and Mullion are also nearby – providing additional attractions.

This truly unique property is available via Property Auctions South West for a guide price of £225,000 – £250,000, and will go to auction on 20th October 2022.

Castellated Commercial Property

(Annan, Dumfries and Galloway)

Castellated Commercial Property in Annan - For Sale With Future Property Auctions for a Guide Price of £187,500

Known as “Court Castle”, this exciting red brick Baronial property will be brought to auction by Future Property Auctions on 20th October 2022, with an opening bid of £187,500.

Located in the town centre of Annan, the property features a large basement and a courtyard, as well as an impressive turret, which features its very own holding cell and dungeon! The building’s original purpose was as a police station and sheriff’s court.

As the property is not listed, and as the local council has raised no objection to its renovation, there is huge potential here both for commercial use or as a residential development, making this property ideal for any investor who wishes to let their imagination run wild.

Victorian Water Tower


Victorian Water Tower in Liverpool - For Sale With SDL Property Auctions for a Guide Price of £150,000 (October 2022)

A stunning building with planning permission already in place, this water tower, which dates back to 1857, could be a very exciting project for any developer or investor.

Despite the structure being Grade II Listed, there is already a proposed development scheme available, which includes plans for six one-bedroom luxury apartments, a large events space and rooftop terraces.

This building is a notable part of the Liverpool skyline and the entire site covers 1130 sqm. The Everton Water Tower, as it is known, will be brought to auction in Liverpool on 27th October as part of a live unconditional “auction event”, and currently features a guide price of £150,000.

Thatched Cottage


Thatched Cottage in Bedford - For Sale With Auction House Robinson & Hall for a Guide Price of £180,000 (October 2022)

This delightfully characterful thatched 2 bedroom cottage in Bedford will be brought to auction by Robinson & Hall on 13th October 2022 at 2.30pm.

Located on a beautiful country lane lined with similarly attractive period cottages, this particular home features wooden beams, a traditional inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove and beautiful lawned front and back gardens along with a shed and summer house.

While the interior requires significant renovation, it will certainly capture the hearts of potential buyers looking for an exciting project.