£1million boost for Cancer Research UK

This farmhouse and estate at Blackdown has given Cancer Research UK a £1million-plus boost

This farmhouse and estate at Blackdown has given Cancer Research UK a £1million-plus boost - Credit: Archant

Charity officials in Axminster to see estate fetch £1,117,000 at auction

Gelsmoor, at Uplyme, fetched £134,000 above the guide price at Uplyme

Gelsmoor, at Uplyme, fetched £134,000 above the guide price at Uplyme - Credit: Archant

Cancer Research UK officials left Axminster with more than £1million for their life-saving work last week.

They were at an auction run by estate agents Symonds and Sampson where a 105 acre farm at Blackdown was sold on behalf of the charity for a massive £1,117,000

The charity was the sole beneficiary in the Temple Farm estate which exceeded the guide price by nearly £200,000.

The sale consisted of a period farmhouse for complete renovation set in 55 acres, which sold for £662,000 and three lots of adjoining pasture land, marshland and coppice which sold for well above the guide prices, ranging from £6,344 an acre to £13,407 an acre.


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Representatives from Cancer Research UK had travelled down from London for the auction and went home very pleased with the result.

Also leaving the auction delighted were the owners of

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Gelsmoor, at Uplyme, a bungalow for renovation or redevelopment in large level garden with sea views. The property was keenly contested, and the hammer went down at £434,000 to delighted buyers leaving several very disappointed under bidders. The guide price for the property was £300,000.

Also sold in the room was a shop at Ilminster. Symonds and Sampson are now inviting entries for our next Axminster Property Auction, for an auction appraisal of your property please contact Paul Longridge-Berry or Ross Willmington on 01297 33122.

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