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