Bidding war as overgrown land near pub sells at auction

Land in Forty Green <i>(Image: Clive Emson Auctioneers)</i>
Land in Forty Green (Image: Clive Emson Auctioneers)

A parcel of overgrown land in Forty Green has fetched £204,000 after a fevered bidding war at auction.

The land, located north of the Royal Standard of England public house in Brindle Lane, was sold by Clive Emson Land and Property Auctioneers, one of the UK's top property auctioneers.

The auction, comprising 180 lots, took place on Wednesday, September 20.

Regional director and auctioneer, Paul Bridgeman, reflected that the sale went far beyond the guide price due to fierce competition, being sold for six times its freehold guide.

He said: "This one really took off and proved to be auctioneering at its best with competitive bidding driving the sale price up to more than six times the freehold guide.

“Although we are not aware of the new owner’s intentions, we shall be interested to see what happens to this land, extending to approximately one acre.”

It is not yet known what plans the land's undisclosed buyer has for the parcel, which covers roughly one acre.

This piece of land, primarily triangular in shape, is close to the M40 motorway, Beaconsfield's railway station and is situated just south of Penn in the village of Forty Green.

Nestled comfortably near the northern boundary of The Royal Standard of England Public House and its car park, it is eagerly awaited to see how the land will be utilized.

The next auction from Clive Emson Auctioneers starts on October 30.