Former church snapped up before auction

Photo of former church sold before auction in Torquay

Snapped up - the former church and Rainbow Fun House - Credit: Clive Emson Auctioneers

A fire damaged former church in Torquay was snapped up before it went under the hammer in an online auction. 

The former church in Torwood Gardens Road – most recently used as a children’s indoor soft play centre called the Rainbow Fun House – was listed in the first online sale of 2021 by auctioneers Clive Emson. 

It carried a freehold guide price of between £85,000 to £95,000 but was sold prior to the auction when a bid was accepted from an interested party. 

Senior auction appraiser Audrey Smith said: “The new owner was keen to acquire the church and its grounds before the auction. 

“They made an offer above of the freehold guide, which was accepted.” 

Arranged over three floors, the church has grounds, gardens and parking. The property was auctioned jointly with Ware Commercial of St Marychurch 

Clive Emson Auctioneers holds auctions eight times a year, this time with 104 lots. 


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