Technology is wonderful and has been a lifeline during the pandemic’s toughest times, but there is nothing to beat the thrill of a live auction.

Justin Lowe, auctioneer for Greenslade Tayor Hunt, was delighted to be back at the Batch Country House Hotel, Lympsham, near Weston-super-Mare, for the firm’s first in person property and land auction since the start of the pandemic.

He said: “ It was wonderful to see a full auction room of clients and buyers again competing against our online buyers from all over the country.“

Particular highlights included the sale of the first lot which comprised just under 11 acres of pasture land at Yeaps Drove, Godney, which eventually sold to an in room bidder at £98,000 despite considerable online interest.

Two lots of equestrian land and buildings were offered together and sold in the auction room at £210,000.

The largest lot of the day was Lower Farm, Sand, Wedmore, which comprised a large five bedroom traditional stone farmhouse requiring modernisation, with adjoining outbuildings set in approximately 1 acre in a rural setting.

“Online bidding was superseded by the auction room and the hammer fell at £1.2 million.

“Overall the auction was a great success and buyers were generally delighted to be back in the auction room once again,” said Mr Lowe.

The next livestream auction will take place on Wednesday, October 27, at 3pm. Buyers are welcome in person or online. If you are interested in registering your property or land for our auctions, please contact Justin Lowe on 01935 415300 or email