Real Estate BOOM! Beach used as a ‘suitable for development’ MOD SHOOTING RANGE is on sale for just £1 (but is completely submerged at high tide)
- The stretch of coast is just a stone’s throw from the White Cliffs of Dover
- It was a military firing range used by the Royal Marines and dates back to 1856
- It is being sold by the Ministry of Defense and the minimum bid is just £1
A stretch of beach next to the White Cliffs of Dover is up for sale for just £1.
The stretch of coast used to be a military firing range used by the Royal Marines and dates back to 1856.
The beach – 18.48 hectares – is going under the hammer after being sold by the Ministry of Defense.
Despite the ridiculously low target price, Rightmove offers advice on monthly mortgage payments through Nationwide Building Society
The beach – 18.48 hectares – goes under the hammer after being sold by the Ministry of Defence
It is being handled by the Ministry of Defense Defense Infrastructure Organization and the minimum bid is just £1.
There is nothing on the land, but it is suitable for development.
There is a slight drawback, however, as auctioneers warn that the ‘narrow section of the beach’ is completely covered by the sea at high tide.
The full listing reads: ‘The property is located in Kingsdown, Kent, a small village approximately 6 miles northeast of Dover.
Popular with seasonal tourists, the town is part of the White Cliffs of Dover, attracting many visitors in the summer months.
‘The property is accessed from Oldstairs Road and is bounded by Undercliffe Road to the northern part.
‘Walmer and Kingsdown Golf Club is immediately west of the site next to several high-quality cliff-top properties.’
It continues: ‘Consisting of a former military gun range on the coast, the property is now a stretch of beach and waterfront land bordering the white cliffs of Dover.
‘The property itself is part of the Dover to Kingsdown Site of Special Scientific Interest and is part of the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
‘The site includes a narrow stretch of beach on the south side that is covered by the sea at high tide.
‘The northern part of the site is wider and includes a beach, part of flat grassland and part of the sea wall.
‘The property may be suitable for development in this area (subject to obtaining the necessary permissions).’
It comes after a four-bed beachfront house along the coastline in Deal, Kent, recently sold for £4 million.
Millions of Brits will enjoy holidaying in the UK this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
It comes after a four-bed beachfront property along the coastline in Deal, Kent, recently sold for £4million
The government’s traffic light system that rates countries has left holidaymakers confused and opted to holiday in the UK instead.
The land is sold by Lambert Smith Hampton Auctions.
Despite the ridiculously low target price, Rightmove advises on monthly mortgage payments through Nationwide Building Society.
The full listing reads: ‘Land for sale.
‘Kingsdown Rifle Range, Undercliff Road, Kingsdown, Deal, Kent, target £1.’
Its ‘Key Features’ include that it is ‘coastal land within the White Cliffs of Dover, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’.
It also confirms that it is a ‘Former firing range’ and ‘Ready for development (subject to planning)’.
The auction will take place tomorrow on Wednesday 8 June.