When it comes to finding any property, that isn’t part buy, for £120,000 you’re certainly in for a long wait in Wiltshire. That’s unless you look for better value for money at property auctions. Yes, the bidding could go higher and yes, there are fees to pay, but with house prices in Morris Street standing at £181,430, this looks like a real bargain.

Swindon’s recent regeneration has seen some lovely new housing developments and some significant improvements in older housing stock. In the historic railway district, with its great location close to the town centre and its McArthurGlen Outlet Village, this is certainly one of Swindon’s most popular areas.

Our property of the week is, unusually, an auction property. Partially converted but with plenty of space for new buyers to make the house their own, this house on Morris Street has plenty of historic provenance, while offering someone a reasonably priced family home.

It would also suit someone who is a car or bike enthusiast, as the first place I see on my way in is a large garage with a roller door. To my left, a very useful utility room with a sink for cleaning up after tinkering and a WC are also housed to the end of the property. Leaving the garage, I enter the main body of the house and the kitchen/dining/sitting room. The partial conversion includes a fully fitted kitchen with white gloss eye-level and base-level cabinets. A brand new cooker, hob and extractor fan all wait for a new owner to move in and enjoy, while the rest of the space sits empty waiting for dining furniture and comfy chairs.

Next, the downstairs bedroom has a useful en suite, while upstairs, the larger master bedroom also benefits from an en suite shower room. This would make an ideal rental property or still offers scope for conversion for a family.

Lot 13, Morris Street Swindon will be sold at auction on Thursday, September 13 at 7pm in The Corn Exchange, Devizes. To arrange a viewing, contact Straker’s Swindon office on 01793 683144 or to see the full catalogue for the auction visit strakers.azurewebsites.net.