Flush buyer pays £73k for a loo with a view

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WHEN the lo­cal coun­cil de­cided to auc­tion off a smelly old toi­let block in New­lyn, Corn­wall, they set a mod­est £15,000 guide price for the dis­used con­ve­niences.

But buy­ers fell over them­selves to bid for the block over­look­ing the town’s lovely har­bour af­ter plan­ners said it could be turned into a hol­i­day home. And now the toi­lets have been sold for £73,000, nearly five times the guide price.

The loo was sold by auc­tion­eers Clive Em­son whose spokes­woman Katie Sem­mens said: ‘We never get tired of say­ing this – there is no chain to worry about, par­tic­u­larly if you’re flush with cash. We an­tic­i­pated keen in­ter­est, es­pe­cially as the prop­erty is just a few paces from New­lyn’s fish­ing har­bour, where, weather per­mit­ting, there are great views over New­lyn and Mount’s Bay.

‘There is scope for res­i­den­tial or com­mer­cial de­vel­op­ment, in­cor­po­rat­ing per­haps up­wards ex­ten­sion or to­tal re­place­ment.

‘The har­bour is par­tially vis­i­ble from the prop­erty, which is an­other draw.’

VA­CANT POS­SES­SION: The toi­let block sold for £73,000

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