Eager auction buyers drove the price of this landmark Victorian house in Bulford past any expected levels when the hammer came down on Friday. Ultimately the three-bedroom Victorian house, in need of total refurbishment, sold for £145,000, a figure £15,000 higher than the upper guide price.
“There was a flurry of bidding at the start with a good few developers interested,” said a spokesman for Webbers, who conducted the auction. “Then it settled down into a bit of a contest between various parties who were clearly very keen on the property.”
The house has been boarded up for over five years, following a compulsory purchase connected with the cancelled scheme to locate a supermarket on the site of the former medical centre at Bulford. Once the house became empty the interior was vandalised.
“It needs complete refurbishment but it’s very solid and has a large garden plus off-street parking,” said Webbers. “We’ve had viewings almost every day for the past three weeks.”