A piece of land in Cornwall has sold for more than £100,000 above its guide price – while another went for just £10 in total.

They were among lots at the 250th auction to be held by Clive Emson Auctioneers since the firm was founded in 1989.

The buyer forking out more than perhaps expected initially successfully staked their claim for land near St Just, after winning with a £147,809 bid.

The site next to Crugkern Dowran Common, Bosworlas, had a freehold guide price of £45,000 plus, but on the day went for more than £100,000 above this.

The rectangular parcel – measuring 1.41 hectares (3.5 acres) - includes moorland and a well-maintained garden with a summerhouse.

Land at Crugkern, St JustLand at Crugkern, St Just (Image: Clive Emson)

Senior auction appraise Katie Semmens said: “This beautiful slice of the Cornish countryside proved immensely popular at auction.

“It attracted strong bids from a number of interested parties before finally selling at more than £100,000 above its freehold guide.

“Attractive, multi-faceted lots of this calibre are often in demand, depending on the intentions of those submitting the bids.

“In this case, this new owner may simply have a horticultural interest or simply wish to own their own piece of the Cornish countryside.

“Alternatively, they may see potential for glamping or recreational purposes, subject to all the necessary consents.”

At the other end of the scale, land on the Newport industrial Estate in Launceston was successful won for just £10.

Land at Newport Industrial Estate, LauncestonLand at Newport Industrial Estate, Launceston (Image: Google Street View)

The parcel measures 0.01 hectares (0.03 acres) and gives access to a number of light industrial units.

Cornwall Council instructed the sale of the land, which had a nil reserve price.

Other land sold at the auction included former farm buildings and land with outline planning permission for a house near Newquay, which sold for £110,000.

Land at Broughton, NewquayLand at Broughton, Newquay (Image: Clive Emson)

The site in Broughton hit the mid-range of its freehold guide of £100,000 to £125,000 and was auctioned jointly with The Property Shop of Bodmin.

The next auction by Clive Emson Auctioneers - the fifth this year - ends on Wednesday, July 24. Bidding opens 48 hours beforehand. Lot entries close on July 1, with the online catalogue available from July 5.