Saturday, May 14, 2011

Cobbler's Lock Cottage fetches £186,000

The cottage at Cobblers Lock on the Kennet & Avon Canal near Hungerford sold for £186,000 when it came up for auction in London with property auctioneers, Savills, on Thursday.
The cottage in an idylic setting on the edge Hungerford Marsh Nature Reserve and beside the Kennet & Avon Canal with the River Dunn behind it was put up for sale by British Waterways in October last year with a guide price of £110,000 as an investment property with a sitting tenant. 

It was bought before the auction by international property investment company, Regis Group, who following the death of the tenant put it up for sale again — this time with vacant possession and a guide price of £145,000.



  1. This was where my Grandfather lived - he was the Lock-keeper... My father grew up there during the 1930s.

    1. Hi. Myself and my partner are looking at buying it at this very moment in time. It must be heartbreaking for you to see it in the condition its in now. If I could b so bold as to ask if you know anything about access to the cottage or indeed the land directly out the back which seems to be owned by Lock House. We have spoken to the current owners and the neighbours. Thank you for your time. Jenny.