SPEND a bit more than a penny and a disused public toilet could become your new des res.

The public conveniences in Clacton's Old Road date back to 1929 but have been closed for more than a decade.

Tendring Council has been trying to sell the building since 2007... without success.

Now the building is set to go under the hammer at auction.

The council admits the toilets aren't in the best of condition after suffering years of vandalism and neglect.

They branded it an "eyesore" and fear they will have to pump more money into the site if they can't get rid of it.

But bosses hope it will attract interest at auction from a potential bidder who may want to give the site a facelift and create a shop or offices.

The 85-year-old WC's value is unclear but said to be "relatively low".

The council will let it go to the highest bidder.

Leader Mick Page said: “From my recollection we have been looking at what to do with this for around seven years and it has just continued to sit there attracting vandalism ever since.”

The auction date is still to be set.