An eyesore house in "shell" condition on one of High Wycombe's busiest roads has sold for more than £400,000 at auction.

The dilapidated semi-detached house at 21 West Wycombe Road is definitely in need of some TLC from its new owners, who bought it at auction for £416,500.

The house, which is right opposite Creative Memorials, had a guide price of £195,000 and was marketed as a good redevelopment opportunity by Auction House London.

It currently has boarded up windows and pictures inside show extensive damage to the ceilings, walls and floors.

A flight of stairs inside looks pretty dangerous to climb, with rubble covering the steps and no handrail.

Buckinghamshire Council last year gave permission for the five-bed house to be extended so it could be transformed into four apartments - three one-bed flats and a bedsit.

Those plans said the four-storey house was in "extremely poor" condition having laid empty for "many years".

Despite the plans to turn it into flats, number 21 does not offer any parking spaces.

The house was bought at auction on March 30 for £416,500.

Its description was: "The property is situated in the heart of High Wycombe close to local shops and amenities. The open spaces of Hughenden Park are within easy reach. Transport links are provided by High Wycombe rail station.

"The property comprises a semi-detached house arranged over lower ground, ground and two upper floors. The property is in shell condition."

Anyone visiting the property to view it was advised to wear a hard hat.

It is not clear who bought the site or what they plan to do with it, but if they decide to implement the plans that were given the green light by Buckinghamshire Council, a 3.5-storey extension could be built on the side and a single-storey extension at the back.