A former gospel hall overlooking the River Taw Estuary in Ashford has been sold at auction to a buyer from London.
The building, believed to date from the early Victorian period, was sold for £109,000 at the auction by Phillips Smith and Dunn last Friday.
The grade two-listed building attracted over 90 viewings, and was previously granted planning consent by North Devon District Council for conversion to a three-bedroom holiday cottage. This has since lapsed and the property was sold without any planning consent.
More than 20 interested parties registered to bid for the property and the buyer exercised an option to buy part of an adjoining field at an additional cost of £25,000.