Shops and a characterful cottage are among the Sussex lots set for auction next month.

A shop with a flat and upper floors in the heart of Crawley town centre is to be auctioned in June.

It is one of 174 lots listed across southern England in the 250th auction being held by Clive Emson Auctioneers.

Mid-terrace 5 High Street has a freehold guide price of £340,000 to £360,000.

The Argus: 5 High Street, Crawley5 High Street, Crawley (Image: Clive Emson Auctioneers)

Richard Payne, senior auction appraiser and auctioneer, said: “This three-storey property is arranged as a ground floor retail unit and a ground floor rear one-bedroom flat, with three flats on the upper floors all sold on long leases. The ground floor retail unit and flat will be vacant on completion. The current rental is £14,400 per annum and we estimate the rental value to be £38,000 per annum.

“We anticipate strong interest in a property we consider to be an excellent addition to any mixed-use property portfolio.”

The property is situated in a busy commercial thoroughfare near to local and national traders, including Asda supermarket.

A character cottage with a host of original features in a village east of Crawley is also being auctioned.

The Argus:  3 Chapel Row, North Street, Turners Hill, Crawley 3 Chapel Row, North Street, Turners Hill, Crawley (Image: Clive Emson Auctioneers)

Offered jointly with Cole’s Estate Agents, 3 Chapel Row in North Street, Turners Hill is freehold guided £250,000 to £275,000 with vacant possession.

Richard said: “The cottage is arranged over three floors and occupies an elevated position in the heart of Turners Hill Village.

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“It offers a wealth of original features and has part-brick part-tile elevations beneath a tiled roof.

“The property has attractive landscaped rear gardens, a detached garage and driveway and gas heating system via radiators.”

A mixed-use freehold property in an established residential area of Brighton is also coming up for auction as an investment opportunity.

Mid-terrace 19 Upper Hamilton Road comprises a shop and flat.

The Argus: 19 Upper Hamilton Road, Brighton19 Upper Hamilton Road, Brighton (Image: Clive Emson Auctioneers)

It is listed with a guide price of £270,000 to £280,000 and part vacant possession.

The shop is currently let at £8,000 per annum with the flat vacant, with an estimated rental value of £23,000 per annum.

Richard said: “This is a rare opportunity to acquire a bay-fronted period property arranged as a ground floor shop and a self-contained one-bedroom flat above.

“The shop is trading as Port Hall Stores and is let on a ten-year lease from 2022. The one-bedroom flat occupies the whole of the first floor and is in need of some repair but is offered with contemporary fixtures and fittings and is vacant.”