A beautifully renovated cottage, wrecked by a fire in 2022, was the standout lot at Greenslade Taylor Hunt’s recent property auction.

At the height of the blaze 19 fire crews fought to save Willow Cottage, Ilton, near Ilminster, Somerset, from the flames.

Fortunately, nobody was hurt, but the house was left uninhabitable after firefighters put the flames out. It was sold at auction at the Shrubbery Hotel, Ilminster, last week by specialist auctioneers

GTH. Samuel Powell, who marketed the property, said: “It was sold with no planning but as an exciting opportunity should one gain the necessary consents. We had a number of interested parties with it achieving £52,000 above the guide price.”

Willow Cottage sold for an impressive £202,000. Another price of note was the £268,000 achieved for land at Dundon Drove, Somerton.

This versatile agricultural land had good access and its own water supply and sold significantly over the pre-sale guide of £180,000.

The next GTH property auction takes place on Wednesday, May 22, at 2pm at Aldwick Estate, Redhill, Blagdon, Bristol.

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