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Cave home auctioned for 100,000
Rock Cottage, near Wolverley, Worcestershire
People came from Spain for the auction

A cave home in Worcestershire complete with a front door, fireplace and pantry, has been sold for 100,000.

Rock Cottage in Wolverley, which is hewn out of a sandstone cliff and has three adjoining caves, was last occupied in the late 1940s.

It was auctioned by Halls estate agency for four times its 25,000 guide price.

The cave, which comes with windows, a sitting room and bedroom but has no electricity or water supply, generated more than 50 requests for viewings.

'Unbelievable interest'

A near-neighbour bought the Sladd Lane property because she wanted it "to stay exactly how it is", auctioneer Roger Sadler said.

He added that people came from as far away as Spain to the auction on Wednesday.

Mr Sadler said: "We are very pleased. You don't sell caves very often but it was a unique property that attracted an unbelievable amount of interest."

The cave, sold with five acres of mixed woodland and associated garden land, was auctioned off following the death of the current owner.

Experts say it is questionable whether it would be suitable for human habitation.

Cave cottage put up for auction
01 Jul 07 |  Hereford/Worcs


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