A pair of four-bedroom houses and a detached property on sale for the first time in three decades are among some of the lots that have been sold at a recent auction in Cornwall.

A pair of four-bedroom homes on a large site in St Blazey have sold for £320,000 at auction - double their freehold guide price. 

Doubletrees was originally a single property but was divided to create two separate homes, each with its own access and gardens.

It was among the lots in the first sale of 2023 by the regional land and property auctioneers Clive Emson when it was listed with a guide of £150,000 to £170,000.

Senior auction appraiser David Henwood said: “There was fierce bidding for this property at our first auction of the year.

“Bidders clearly saw the potential for Doubletree’s two large and well-proportioned family homes.”

In Redruth, Roslyn Villa, a detached investment property was in demand at auction after going to market for the first time in 30 years.

The property, which is a house of multiple occupancies on Barncoose Terrace, Illogan Highway, Redruth fetched £221,000 freehold when it went under the hammer.

Seven of its nine rooms are let on Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreements at a total of £30,160 per annum.

Senior auction appraiser Katie Semmens said: “This is the first time Roslyn Villa has changed hands in 30 years.

“There was keen demand before it sold for £6,000 above its freehold guide. With seven of its nine rooms already let, bidders spotted the opportunity for an immediate return on investment.

“As well as lettings, the new owner also has the option for some form of redevelopment of the property, including sub-division, residential development in the gardens or even conversion back into a single-family home, all subject to the necessary consents.”

Other properties sold at auction include a one-bedroom cottage in St Austell, a Victorian Townhouse in Penzance, and a semi-detached bungalow in Helston.

The St Austell property on Peter’s Hill, High Street sold prior to auction having been marketed with a freehold guide of £80,000 to £90,000.

The Victorian townhouse on 28 Lannoweth Road, Penzance, which is divided into four self-contained flats, fetched £235,000 when the auctioneer’s gavel fell. It was listed with a freehold guide of £215,000.

The auction also included a three-bedroom semi-detached bungalow at Meneage Parc, Helston. The property sold for £178,250 – in excess of its freehold guide of £165,000 plus.

Ms Semmens added: “There was keen interest in these properties at our first auction of the year.

"Both sold well in excess of their guides, demonstrating the continued strong demand for properties of this calibre in flavoured locations either for occupation or for investment.”

The bungalow at Meneage Parc was auctioned in arrangement with MAP estate agents of Redruth.

The townhouse in Penzance was auctioned jointly with Marshall estate agents of Penzance.

Clive Emson Auctioneers holds auctions eight times a year, with the next ending  on Wednesday, March 22.

Lot entries close on February 27, with the online catalogue released on March 3.