Boathouse and water tower up for auction for ambitious developers



A boathouse, water tower and a derelict former farm cottage are all going under the hammer next week via SDL Property Auctions, which has a catalogue of 159 lots.

Former Pinxton Youth Centre

In Nottinghamshire, the former Pinxton Youth Centre offers potential for alternative use, while it comes with a low guide price of £170,000 plus fees.

The site’s total area extends to 1,608.9 square metres and the auctioneer said its central location means it’s ripe for redevelopment, with the possibility to become residential, office or leisure accommodation.

Andrew Parker, managing director and auctioneer, said: “It’s always interesting to sell properties such as this at auction, as you often don’t know what the buyer has planned for the site.

“This particular location certainly has bags of potential for a variety of uses and it will be exciting to see what its future holds, and what additional benefits it could bring to the local area.”

The Ark

On the Norfolk coast The Ark in Winterton-on-Sea is being sold for £210,000. It was originally constructed in 1930 as a holiday home, before being commandeered by the army when World War II broke out in 1939 and is also believed to have been used as a scout hut.

It now has planning permission for demolition and the erection of a three-bedroom, detached chalet bungalow.

With a beautiful location within the boundaries of a protected National Nature Reserve, and being just a short walk from the beach, this is a fantastic opportunity for anyone looking to make a truly historical site a home.

The Boathouse and Moorings

A different kind of opportunity by the water will be going under the hammer in Leicestershire, with the sale of The Boathouse and Moorings in Cossington. This 0.36-acre site consists of a large boathouse as well as 3 boat moorings on the banks of the River Soar, and benefits from connections to both water and electricity. The currently owner previously lived on a Narrow Boat on site, with the moorings being classes as ‘off line’ and therefore not requiring a licence. The site has a guide price of £250,000+ plus fees.

Everton Water Tower

In the North West, Everton Water Tower in Liverpool is coming to auction, giving a buyer the opportunity to secure the chance to develop an iconic landmark into a scheme of luxury apartments and event space.

The building dates back to 1857, and benefits from planning permission and listed building consent being in place for future works and renovations.

This has a guide price of £150,000 plus fees, while the auctioneer said it represents great potential for added value for the eventual buyer.

Mercaston Lane Cottage

Finally, in Ashbourne in Derbyshire is Mercaston Lane Cottage, which is being offered for sale in partnership with John German.

This derelict former farm cottage is said to be ripe with potential for redevelopment, subject to obtaining planning permissions, in a rural location surrounded by nature.

The existing cottage benefits from a sizable footprint, including two reception rooms, a kitchen, pantry, bathroom and two bedrooms to the first floor, as well as a traditional barn rang and brick outhouse.

The property has a guide price of £475,000 plus fees.

Parker added: “Property auctions have always been a fantastic place to secure a unique property that you wouldn’t ordinarily find on the open market, and this month’s auction is certainly proof of that.

“It’s a pleasure to bring such individual properties to auction and there are already a number on the books for our November sale too.”

The National Property Auction on Thursday 27th October will be live streamed via the SDL Property Auctions website with bids placed online, on the phone and by proxy. Bidding registrations must be submitted before midday on Wednesday 26th October by clicking here.

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