A former children’s nursery in Bodmin and a bungalow near Launceston have both sold well at auction.

The Townend Nursery and surrounding land in Victoria Square fetched £75,000 in the fifth sale of 2023 by the regional land and property auctioneers Clive Emson. Senior auction appraiser David Henwood said: “This detached property easily hit the mid-range of its freehold guide price.

“It offers numerous development opportunities for the new owner, including conversion or extension of the existing building whether for residential use or for some form of commercial enterprise, all subject to the necessary consents.”

The single-storey building sits on a site of approximately 0.15 acres (0.06 hectares).

In Launceston a detached chalet bungalow called The Shieling went for more than double its freehold guide of £150,000 plus.

Located on the edge of Five Lanes village, the property eventually sold for £316,000 when the gavel fell after fierce bidding.

Falmouth Packet: The Shieling in LauncestonThe Shieling in Launceston (Image: Clive Emson)

The Shieling has two bedrooms, a living rooms and dining room downstairs as well as two further rooms upstairs. The property has grounds of about 0.3 acres (0.12 hectares).

David said: “There was strong interest from a number of parties for this well-located property.

“The new owners may consider an appropriate programme of updating or refurbishment to create a family home for occupation, letting or resale.

“Alternatively, they may have an alternative scheme in mind to take advantage of the cottage’s grounds to create an extension or even some form of residential development, all subject to the necessary consents.”

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Clive Emson Auctioneers holds auctions eight times a year, with offices in Essex, Kent, Sussex, Hampshire and the West Country.

Its sixth auction of 2023 ends on Wednesday, September 20.

Lot entries close on August 29, with the online catalogue released on September 2.