Sea views house on sale for first time

A stunning property with magnificent sea views is being offered for sale for the first time ever through regional land and property auctioneers Clive Emson Auctioneers later this month.

Garden Lodge at Castle Bay in the charming coastal village Sandgate, near Folkestone has been in the same family since it was built and is being sold on behalf of the executors.

It is one of 125 lots being catalogued by Clive Emson, Britain’s largest independent regional land and property auctioneer, for the fifth sale of the year which takes place from July 22-26 across five venues.

The three bedroom house, on a plot of 0.19 hectares (0.47 acres) and in need of improvement and decoration, is freehold and guided at £450,000 to £460,000.

It includes a cellar/workshop, conservatory, study, double depth garage and garden store and gardens to the front and side.

Sandgate has an attractive pebble beach with a boardwalk and cafes – and on a clear day it’s possible to see France.

Clive Emson Managing Director James Emson said: “This lovely property coming to market for the first time through us is a typical example of how more vendors are choosing the fast and transparent auction process to sell property and land.

“It is ever more apparent that the success rate and packed salerooms of Clive Emson auctions is encouraging sellers to bring to us a great variety of properties and land.

“This month our lots range from a substantial site with residential planning consent guided at £1.3 million, a managed business centre at £2.1 million and a former care home listed at £1 million to a holiday apartment guided at £15,000 and woodland at £8,000.

“However, it is very much the huge variety of properties and land between these upper and lower extremes which are the bedrock of Clive Emson auctions – the flats, houses, bungalows, investment opportunities, commercial properties, garages and parcels of land – which bring purchasers flocking to our sales.”

Other highlights of the July auction include:

Four fishing lakes on a 6.29-hectare (15.29-acre) wildlife haven near Newport, Isle of Wight, guided freehold at £180,000 to £200,000, which are considered ideal for continued wildlife haven use or recreational/leisure use, subject to planning consents.

The Old Post Office, a commercial unit with three-bedroom accommodation above, located 100 metres from the beach at Porthallow, near Helston, Cornwall has a freehold guide price of £155,000 to £175,000.

The Grange, a substantial 18-bedroom former children’s care home with a gross internal area of approximately 1,504 sq m (16,188 sq ft) and sitting on a 2.72-hectare (6.73-acre) partly wooded site near Hindhead, Surrey, has a freehold guide price of £1 million-plus.

A detached six bedroom house needing improvement, previously used as accommodation for disabled people, in Corringham near Stanford-le-Hope, Essex is freehold-guided £350,000-plus.

All lots for the auction can be found in the latest catalogue which is out now and online at

Clive Emson raised more than £16 million at a sale rate in excess of 80 per cent from 136 lots catalogued for the June auction, the fourth of the year.

The firm holds a regional auction at five locations every six weeks. The fifth sale of 2019, starting at 11am, is at the following venues:

  • Essex & North and East London – Monday, July 22 at the Chelmsford City Racecourse, Chelmsford.
  • Kent & SE London – Tuesday, July 23 at the Clive Emson Conference Centre, Detling, Maidstone, Kent.
  • Sussex & Surrey – Wednesday, July 24 at the Hilton Brighton Metropole, Brighton.
  • West Country – Thursday, July 25, at the St Mellion International Resort, Saltash.
  • Hampshire & Isle of Wight – Friday, July 26, at the Solent Hotel at Whiteley, near Fareham.
  • Online Auction – Thursday, August 1,