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Historic pier for sale at auction

28th November 2008 Print
Historic pier for sale at auction Barnard Marcus is offering possibly its most unusual lot ever at the company’s next auction on Monday, 8th December. Following the sale of a selection of beach huts at Totland Bay on the Isle of Wight in October, they are now selling the pier itself. The successful bidder will not only purchase a historic 88' long pier, but will also become the owner of a 13' x 34' building right on the end which has water and electricity and a separate bunkroom/kitchen.

"Although it has previously been used as an artist's studio, the building would lend itself to a whole variety of different uses, or alternatively could just be a fantastic summer retreat for someone wants to get away from it all," says Divisional Managing Director Chris Glen.

The pier, which has its own mooring with steps leading to a landing stage, adjoins the Beach Café off Madeira Road. It is the perfect place for fishing and to view spectacular sunsets. Nearby Totland Village has a good range of local shops with more extensive facilities are available at both Yarmouth and Freshwater, both a short distance away. Totland Bay is a lovely unspoilt beach which attracts many visitors and yachts during the summer months and the nearby Yarmouth to Lymington ferry service provides regular and easy access to the mainland.

Totland Pier is one of 235 lots being offered by Barnard Marcus at their auction in New Connaught Rooms, Great Queen Street in Covent Garden, London on 8th December starting at 10.30am.

A catalogue is available to view on line at, along with other information for prospective buyers or sellers.

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Historic pier for sale at auction