More than a dozen properties are set to go under the hammer later this month. 

The auction at Bath & West Showground will include parcels of land, cottages, and bungalows in Shepton Mallet and beyond, with guide prices ranging from £30,000 to £400,000. 

One of the lots is a pair of cottages in Doulting, dating back to 1755, being semi-detached and stone-built. 

The cottages require renovation and modernisation throughout, but offer potential to be turned into a single home, subject to planning consent.

The larger of the two cottages includes character features such as stone mullion windows, beams and fireplaces. 

The accommodation includes a sitting and dining room, two bedrooms and a bathroom, while the smaller cottage is partly renovated, with three rooms on the ground floor and a currently inaccessible first floor.  

The properties sit in a plot of more than half an acre of land, which would once have been two formal gardens with a pond and a paddock, and are being listed for a guide price of £280,000. 

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The former farm worker's cottage in Shepton Mallet. (Cooper & Tanner)

Other properties in and around Shepton Mallet that are being included in the auction include a former farm workers’ cottage on Bath Road, and a bungalow in Ditcheat. 

The cottage requires renovation and modernisation, comprising two reception rooms, a kitchen, three bedrooms and a bathroom, with a guide price of £200,000. 

There is also an attached paddock being sold as a separate or attached lot, spanning approximately half an acre and costing £40,000 to £60,000. 

The bungalow is made up of a reception room, a kitchen, two double bedrooms and a bathroom, as well as a garden and a garage, and is listed for a guide price of £170k. 

Further afield, a set of three character cottages in Keinton Mandeville are also included in the auction, two of which require modernisation. 

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There are several plots of land available in the auction. (Cooper & Tanner)

All three cottages are being sold under one deed for a guide price of £300,000. 

In Yeovil, a two bedroom bungalow with commercial workshops is under the hammer for £300,000, while in Warminster is a four bedroom home in need of modernisation with a guide price of £200,000. 

Completing the residential offerings of the auction are a three-bedroom detached house in Charlton Adam with a guide price of £100,000, and a two-bedroom semi-detached home in Frome, costing £300,000. 

As well as homes, there is a former commercial garden nursery, including a bungalow and annexe, which is in St Michaels and has a guide price of £300,000. 

There are also six plots of land being sold in the auction, including one in Glastonbury, two in Nempnett Thrubwell, and three in Wells. 

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One of the lots was formerly a commercial garden nursery. (Cooper & Tanner)

The auction is being held by Cooper & Tanner at Bath & West Showground on February 29, 2024 at 12pm, with bidding available in person, online, or by proxy. 

Paige Hibbert-Payne, of Cooper & Tanner, said: “Our first land and property auction of 2024 is being held on 29th February at The Royal Bath and West Showground, Shepton Mallet. 

“It is set to be a fantastic auction with an exciting range of lots available, including several parcels of land, a former commercial garden nursery, cottages, and bungalows. Bid remotely via livestream, in person or by proxy.”