HISTORIC LAND UNDER AUCTION
A piece of historic Devon land is set to be sold at auction in December.
The sale offers a rare opportunity to buy the acre of land at Morwellham Quay, an historic tourist location in Tavistock.
The Green – a one-acre plot (0.4 hectares) – has a freehold guide price of £25,000 and is among the lots being sold by regional land and property auctioneers Clive Emson on December 13.
Its location places it immediately next to the popular Victorian themed village at Morwellham Quay, which includes a museum and copper mine and port on the Tavistock Canal.
Auction valuer Audrey Smith said: “This is an incredibly rare opportunity to snap up a piece of historic England in a stunning location with potential for a multitude of uses.
“The Green is well kept and likely to appeal to local buyers as well as those with an eye on amenity, recreational or commercial interests subject to the necessary consents.”
A former bank in Holsworthy, two pairs of garages in Torrington and a Pick ‘n’ mix of a chocolate box cottage and flats are also going under the auctioneer’s gavel.
The two sets of lock-up garages in Sandsfords Gardens – Nos 3 and 4 and Nos 16 and 17 – are available separately with freehold guide prices of £15,000 to £25,000.
Auctioneer Graham Barton said: “Lock-up garages are always popular at auctions.
“These examples are in an established residential area. They will appeal to nearby householders for their own use, for investment or even for possible residential development subject to the necessary consents.”
The garages are being auctioned on instructions from Westward.
Located at No.11 the Square, off Fore Street, Holsworthy, a former NatWest bank with land has a freehold guide of £165,000 to £195,000.
Graham said: “This is a prime building and land both in a town centre location with graphic potential for mixed commercial and multiple residential redevelopment, subject to the necessary consents.
“It’s nearby car park also offers new-build development opportunities, subject to the necessary consents.”
GVA has instructed the sale of the former bank and car park.
Starting at 11am, the eighth and final of Clive Emson Auctioneers’ regional West Country auctions in 2018 takes place at the St Mellion International Resort, St Mellion, Cornwall, on Thursday December 13, 2018.
In the latest budget, the Government announced it would extend the Help to Buy scheme to 2023. Introduced in April 2013, the scheme supports new home buyers in taking their first step on the property ladder. Andrew Biggs from Marchand Petit says: “The Government-led equity loan initiative has had a very positive impact on the new homes market throughout the country, helping some 250,000 people onto the housing ladder. The latest extension of the scheme from 2021 to 2023, with increased funding, will help in getting more people on the housing ladder.
“As well as regional price caps, the new rules will limit the scheme to first-time buyers in 2021. If you are not a first time buyer, but still might be eligible, acting now to take advantage of the scheme is well worth considering.
“At Marchand Petit we act for a number of key developers currently offering Help to Buy schemes, including Bloor Homes and Linden Homes. Currently they have a great range of new homes on offer, in attractive locations such as Totnes, Modbury, and Blackawton near Dartmouth. Contact our offices for more information.”
Luscombe Maye invited the children of Brixton St Mary’s Primary School to design a “welcome to your new home” card for the branch to give to successful purchasers. The winning designer was Rosa, who created a colourful design featuring a removal lorry arriving at a beautiful home. Assistant manager Joanna Churchill presented Rosa a family ticket for Vue Cinema and said: “We loved Rosa’s original design that encapsulated completion day for our buyers as they arrive at their new home”. Rosa’s artwork will now feature on Luscombe Maye’s cards from the Yealmpton branch.
When Exeter estate agents West of Exe decided to refurbish their new Exminster offices, their next door neighbours at the Shelf Life shop for the Exeter Leukaemia Fund (ELF) were pleased to lend a helping hand. This gesture was repaid in kind, as a donation of three office chairs and four desks will now be sold by the charity to raise vital funds to support Exeter patients and families affected by blood cancer and blood disorders.
West of Exe moved into Exminster High Street a year ago after acquiring Partridge’s Estate Agents. The company, whose sister agency is East of Exe, provides property sales and lettings services to customers across Exeter and Teignbridge.
Mags Naylor, Chief Executive of Exeter Leukaemia Fund, said: “Donations like these help us support families affected by leukaemia and other blood disorders. The office furniture will first be used to replace our existing furniture at the ELF Marsh Barton office and will be later be transferred to be sold in the ELF shops.
“One of the most important lifelines we’re able to fund is community transport to take people to and from their hospital appointments. Not only are we able to support people who are unable to drive because of their illness or medication, we can help remove the additional stresses of finding car parking at the hospital.”
Ian Garcia of West of Exe and East of Exe said: “Everyone needs a good neighbour and we’re really pleased to do our bit to help this excellent local charity.”