A bungalow near Wells has sold for more than £100,000 over the guide price - despite it having an agricultural tie.

The detached modern bungalow, in need of modernisation, sits in 1.02 acres at Easton, Wells.

It has an agricultural occupancy clause, which is often viewed as an obstacle when coming to the market.

Properties with such clauses often attract less interest as only potential buyers who can demonstrate they are agriculturally compliant can bid. defied the naysayers with strong interest from a range of bidders.

The property was initially guided at £350,000 but the hammer finally went down at £455,000, showing that properties with agricultural ties can still command strong prices.

The bungalow was a lot in an auction held by Greenslade Taylor Hunt in Ilminster.

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The firm offered a number of agricultural land lots around Mid and North Somerset and renovation and development opportunities, all attracting strong interest from a wide range of buyers.

A large block at Athelney, near Bridgwater, attracted strong bidding. The main block comprises low lying moorland currently laid to permanent pasture and natural watering - ideal grazing land. It was sold for £455,000 - £6,589 per acre.

A smaller block of 11.66 acres to the east of Stanmoor Road, Burrowbridge, saw the hammer going down at £115,000 - £9,863 per acre.

A renovation opportunity of a redbrick cottage in Comeytrowe Road, Taunton, guided at £200,000, finally went under the hammer at £300,000.

At Highbridge a delightful detached bungalow requiring modernisation attracted good interest and finally sold for £214,000.

Greenslade Taylor Hunt’s next auction takes place on Wednesday, September 21, at the Batch Country House Hotel, Lympsham, where a number of agricultural and residential development opportunities will be offered.