Bidders pushed the envelope when a former post office and postmaster’s house went to auction.

Keen interest meant the Old Pool Post Office, near Redruth, achieved a sale price of £110,000, well above its freehold guide price of £80,000 to £100,000.

It was among the lots in the seventh auction of 2019 by the regional land and property auctioneers Clive Emson on Thursday.

Located at 58 Fore Street in Pool, it has planning permission for conversion into two good-sized homes each with two bedrooms.

Auctioneer Graham Barton said: “There was keen interest in this well-known property. With the benefit of planning consent for two good sized homes, it shot past its freehold guide.

“Now the new owner has the opportunity to follow the existing consent or pursue a different scheme subject to the necessary consents.”

The former post office and four-bedroom postmaster’s house was auctioned jointly with MAP estate agents of Redruth.

Also going under the auctioneer’s gavel in the Redruth area, a freehold cottage in the hamlet of Mawla, south of Porthtowan, sailed past its freehold guide price. 

Bidders sent the final price for Chapel Cottage to £132,500 when the gavel fell – spectacularly in advance of its freehold guide of £90,000 plus.

At 33 Trefusis Road, Redruth, a detached five-bedroom chalet bungalow needing extensive repair/improvement or in fact actual replacement fetched £144,000, in the middle of its freehold guide. 

Set in grounds of 0.14 acres, it included off-street parking and a garage/workshop. It was auctioned jointly with MAP estate agents of Redruth.

A mixed-use property at 55 and 55B West End in Redruth sold for £73,500, also in the mid-range of its freehold guide.

The double-fronted property has shop premises on the ground floor and a two-bedroom maisonette above.

The eighth of Clive Emson Auctioneers' regional West Country auctions in 2019 takes place at the St Mellion International Resort, on Thursday December 12, 2019. Entries close on Monday November 11.

Visit https://www.cliveemson.co.uk/properties/west-country/ for more details.