A private road with fishing rights has sold at auction for just shy of £2,000.

It includes a strip of land giving access to a number of residential properties, a care home and a block of garages.

The land in Camelford fronts onto the River Camel and comes with Riparian rights. This means the owner can benefit from various common law rights, including the water that flows onto or under their land – including the right to fish from it.

Despite having no reserve price, the private road fetched £1,955 when it came to auction this month with Clive Emson.

Senior auction appraiser Katie Semmens said: “The new owner has acquired a site with a well-maintained private roadway and adjoining land fronting the River Camel with Riparian rights, including fishing.”

It was among the lots in second sale of 2023 by the regional land and property auctioneers Clive Emson A larger parcel of land with planning permission near St Austell sold for £51,000 – well above its guide.

The land at Penwithick has planning permission for a three-bedroom family home and a detached double garage to be built on it, and was auctioned with a freehold guide of £37,500 to £42,500.

Other lots included an art gallery with planning approval for an extension in Cornwall.

This found itself in demand at the auction, eventually selling for £190,000.

The Riverside Gallery in Golant, near Fowey, had been listed with a guide of £175,000 plus.

Falmouth Packet: The Riverside Gallery at Golant near Fowey also soldThe Riverside Gallery at Golant near Fowey also sold (Image: Clive Emson)

Senior auction appraiser David Henwood said: “Riverside Gallery proved very popular, with keen bidding taking its final sale price considerably above its guide.

“It is currently being used as an artist’s studio, although it previously traded as an exclusive 'pop up' restaurant.

“The new owner has acquired the property with the benefit of planning approval to enlarge the existing accommodation at first floor level.

“They may also wish to consider amending the current planning approval to incorporate an outdoor terrace area at first floor level or even an alternative use for the property including, perhaps, some form of residential use.

“Any works would be subject to all necessary consents being obtainable.”