THE property market in Newport is full of plots for sale – though this one is anything but bog standard, quite literally.

Set to go under the hammer later this month, this property on Caerleon Road is unusual for one very simple reason – it is a disused toilet block.

Historically, the site would have been used by many who spent a penny here, but prospective owners will likely have to dig a little deeper into their pockets if they want to make this their own - with a guide price of £15,000.

Being sold by Newport-based Paul Fosh Auctions, it has been described as a “modern toilet block and forecourt”.

The property has a substantial amount of potential – with all kinds of ways to bring it back to life.

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Handily, it is on the market with no chain.

It has been confirmed that the property is being sold on behalf of Newport City Council – who have washed their hands of the toilets.

The plot is located on Caerleon Road next to The Victoria Inn, near to the junction with York Road.

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What has been said about the upcoming auction?

Debra Bisley, who is handling the sale for Paul Fosh Auctions, said: “The toilet block will be sold with vacant possession. The benefit of buying and selling through an auction is owners can wash their hands of the property when the hammer falls and there isn't the headache of an ongoing chain to concern the bidder and new owner.

"The modern, three cubicle block is in a very convenient spot right on Caerleon Road. An added bonus is that the property has a large forecourt.

"This is far from a bog standard property and has great potential for a new owner. Bidders don't need to be too flush with cash as the guide price for what could be an ideal redevelopment project, subject to the necessary planning consents, perhaps as an Airbnb project, is just £15,000.

"This is a great and most unusual opportunity to purchase a single story, detached, toilet block located close to the centre of Newport. Caerleon Road is one of the main thoroughfares leading to Newport city centre. The road comprises commercial as well as residential properties, with a good level of footfall."

The upcoming sale of the Caerleon Road public toilets is not the first time that former loos in Newport have seen a new lease of life.

Located in the Pill area of the city, the Victoria era toilets in Alexandra Road were sold for £15,000 and were converted into the Phyllis Maude Performance Space.

Elsewhere in the city, the former toilets on Chepstow Road are being transformed into a community café, while the former toilets on Allt-Yr-Yn Avenue are now a thriving café called The Cafe at Ridgeway.

The Caerleon Road toilet block and some 90 other lots are being offered for sale online at the Paul Fosh Auctions October sale.

Bidding starts at midday on Tuesday, October 19  and ends from 5pm on Thursday,  October 21.