Ramshackle bungalow with a £nil price tag near national park offers scope for development

This barely recognisable South Wales valleys bungalow may be overgrown and derelict but the awesome location is stunning and what’s more the auction price is £nil.

Sean Roper, of Newport-based Paul Fosh Auctions, says although undergrowth has enveloped the building its position in the Upper Dulais Valley is a major attraction.

“And the guide price of £nil is also making many prospective buyers stop and take a good look at the particulars and exactly what is on offer in this otherwise barely visible lot.

“Viewing has proved to be a challenge as we have had to cut a path through overgrown brambles, bushes and bracken, just to  reach the derelict bungalow which is in a dilapidated and unsafe condition. We’ve not been inside and wouldn’t advise prospective buyers to do so due to the dangerous condition of the building.”

Sean, who visited the site this week and saw it emerge after ground clearance from years of overgrowth, said: “It’s the ramshackle nature, added to its position on the edge of the stunning Bannau Brycheinog national park, that is proving a great attraction to many of the early viewers.

“Located in the village of Dyffryn Cellwen, in Neath Port Talbot, 5 Heol Bryn Seion, could offer a wealth of opportunities for a new owner going in with their eyes wide open.

“This is a marvellous opportunity to acquire a derelict bungalow on a plot which measures some 572 sqm (6156 sq ft). Although rural, the village of Dyffryn Cellwen is close to the A4109 and there are great road links to Neath, Swansea and the M4.

“The fact that the place has a guide price of £nil and may well be bought for a matter of a few pounds simply adds to the attraction. What a nil guide price means is that the amount the lot reaches over the course of the online auction is what it’ll sell for when the hammer falls plus any associated auction costs.

“The final selling price could be just a few pounds. Ultimately, it all depends on the interest that there is and what bidders are prepared to pay  for the property.

The bungalow is included in a diverse catalogue of some eighty lots being offered online in the next Paul Fosh Auctions which starts from 12 noon on Tuesday, March 5 and ends from 5pm on Thursday, March 7