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    • Grimbal
    • By Grimbal 5th Aug 11, 11:16 AM
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    Grimbal
    The "have a look at this!" thread II
    • #1
    • 5th Aug 11, 11:16 AM
    The "have a look at this!" thread II 5th Aug 11 at 11:16 AM
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    Thanks to Grimbal for starting this thread, where compulsive Rightmove browsers share their funniest finds. Scroll down for Playboy mansions, unusual extensions, toilets in wardrobes and mysterious presences under bedcovers.

    Back to the original post...

    Thought I'd start off a new thread as the other one was getting to be pretty long. The old thread can be found here.

    How about starting up a thread dedicated to the interesting properties that we come across in our searches ?

    I'm guessing these guys don't invite their granny over to watch TV


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  • devotee
    • #2
    • 5th Aug 11, 11:33 AM
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    • 5th Aug 11, 11:33 AM

    I'm guessing these guys don't invite their granny over to watch TV
    Originally posted by Grimbal
    She'd never leave if they did

    Just thought I'd help out the new thread
    • Grimbal
    • By Grimbal 5th Aug 11, 12:04 PM
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    Grimbal
    • #3
    • 5th Aug 11, 12:04 PM
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    • 5th Aug 11, 12:04 PM
    here's another one -On since Oct 2009 ! PB reports:

    05 August 2011

    Agent changed: Batcheller Monkhouse & Bannisters

    13 April 2011

    Price changed: Guide Price £400,000 £395,000

    24 January 2011

    Status changed: from 'Under offer' to 'Available'

    12 July 2010

    Status changed: from 'Available' to 'Under offer'

    30 April 2010

    Price changed: Offers in Region of £425,000 Guide Price £400,000

    25 February 2010

    Status changed: from 'Under offer' to 'Available'

    29 January 2010

    Status changed: from 'Available' to 'Under offer'

    09 October 2009

    Initial entry found.


    Don't understand why - pleasant house, bit dated admittedly, but I guess it may be a bit overpriced
    "Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one's living at it" Einstein 1951
    • Starbrite
    • By Starbrite 5th Aug 11, 12:43 PM
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    • #4
    • 5th Aug 11, 12:43 PM
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    • 5th Aug 11, 12:43 PM
    What's Redhill like???

    Aside from the ott pics I love the look of that place and it's in budget and commuting distance...
    Originally posted by browneyedbazzi
    Hmm depends what your after, It's full of cheap shops has a market on a week day and at the weekend easy to get to M25 London etc and easy to get to coast Airport etc...

    Don't expect to be able to do a decent shop in the town or find some nice bars/cafe's has a Sainsburys and Iceland and lots of pound shops a wilkinsons, one of those Next knock off shops Choices? shoe zone etc no high end shops.... If you know what I mean

    As in the area it's alright, I have a friend who lives in Merstham up the road on the "rough" estate which in my eye's doesn't look "rough" seen rougher! She's had no problems....
    • Riq
    • By Riq 5th Aug 11, 12:48 PM
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    • 5th Aug 11, 12:48 PM
    £800k for this ugly monstrosity

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-19212513.html

    It's about 5mins from my house in a not so great area and is DOUBLE the price of anything else on that street

    For the same price and in a much better area (just 5 or so mins away) you can have this...

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-30975175.html

    Amazing, absolutely amazing.
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    • murphydog999
    • By murphydog999 5th Aug 11, 1:31 PM
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    • 5th Aug 11, 1:31 PM
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    • 5th Aug 11, 1:31 PM
    [QUOTE=Riq;45843327]£800k for this ugly monstrosity

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-19212513.html

    What a strange property, looks like 2 council houses joined together from the outside, and a care home on the inside. The decimal point must be in the wrong place.
  • BitterAndTwisted
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    • 5th Aug 11, 1:43 PM
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    • 5th Aug 11, 1:43 PM
    "High security Banham shutters throughout"
    • abankerbutnotafatcat
    • By abankerbutnotafatcat 5th Aug 11, 1:46 PM
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    • #8
    • 5th Aug 11, 1:46 PM
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    • 5th Aug 11, 1:46 PM
    £800k for this ugly monstrosity

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-19212513.html

    It's about 5mins from my house in a not so great area and is DOUBLE the price of anything else on that street

    For the same price and in a much better area (just 5 or so mins away) you can have this...

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-30975175.html

    Amazing, absolutely amazing.
    Originally posted by Riq
    What a bizarre property. It does indeed look like a stretch council house. The inside is weird too - spend £800k and you get that kitchen!!
  • DannyboyMidlands
    • #9
    • 5th Aug 11, 1:49 PM
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    • 5th Aug 11, 1:49 PM
    £800k for this ugly monstrosity

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-19212513.html

    It's about 5mins from my house in a not so great area and is DOUBLE the price of anything else on that street

    For the same price and in a much better area (just 5 or so mins away) you can have this...

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-30975175.html

    Amazing, absolutely amazing.
    Originally posted by Riq
    I like the way they've used different colour bricks on the extension to those of the original house. Classy.

    The bars make it look like Woodhill prison.
    • abankerbutnotafatcat
    • By abankerbutnotafatcat 5th Aug 11, 1:55 PM
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    abankerbutnotafatcat
    Hmm depends what your after, It's full of cheap shops has a market on a week day and at the weekend easy to get to M25 London etc and easy to get to coast Airport etc...

    Don't expect to be able to do a decent shop in the town or find some nice bars/cafe's has a Sainsburys and Iceland and lots of pound shops a wilkinsons, one of those Next knock off shops Choices? shoe zone etc no high end shops.... If you know what I mean

    As in the area it's alright, I have a friend who lives in Merstham up the road on the "rough" estate which in my eye's doesn't look "rough" seen rougher! She's had no problems....
    Originally posted by Starbrite
    I posted a lengthy reply to question by PM.
    Merstham is considered the 'bad' part of Redhill but one of my estate agents lived there and they usually know and he said it was ok and whenever I go through there it looks rather quaint but I do only see the main road.

    Merstham is North of Redhill. The house in question is West between Redhill and Reigate which tends to be the most popular (expensive!!) part. South is Earlswood where I live which I think is very nice with good housing stock. There isn't really an East - it gets quite rural East!!

    As for a 'decent shop' I presume you mean non-food as there is a good sized Sainsburys. There is Croydon north and Crawley south and trains take c35 mins into Victoria so you can be on Oxford Street in 45 mins should you wish.
    • DianneB
    • By DianneB 5th Aug 11, 2:24 PM
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    "High security Banham shutters throughout"
    Originally posted by BitterAndTwisted
    Perhaps they are there to keep people IN? Scary.
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    • Sensible_Jess
    • By Sensible_Jess 5th Aug 11, 3:55 PM
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    Here's one
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-19571721.html

    Lovely house but what's that next to the fireplace?......
    • justme1985
    • By justme1985 5th Aug 11, 3:59 PM
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    justme1985
    I posted a lengthy reply to question by PM.
    Merstham is considered the 'bad' part of Redhill but one of my estate agents lived there and they usually know and he said it was ok and whenever I go through there it looks rather quaint but I do only see the main road.

    Merstham is North of Redhill. The house in question is West between Redhill and Reigate which tends to be the most popular (expensive!!) part. South is Earlswood where I live which I think is very nice with good housing stock. There isn't really an East - it gets quite rural East!!

    As for a 'decent shop' I presume you mean non-food as there is a good sized Sainsburys. There is Croydon north and Crawley south and trains take c35 mins into Victoria so you can be on Oxford Street in 45 mins should you wish.
    Originally posted by abankerbutnotafatcat
    I grew up in Merstham and my parents still live there, it's okish. Though to give you an idea the nicest street is up a hill near the train station and not near the estate and is called 'Quality Street'

    Was living in the bit between Redhill and Reigate up until about a month ago - quite a nice area. There are some higher end shops in Reigate which is only a couple of miles from Redhill - (probably closer to the house but can't see a link). Ah how I miss the short journeys to London!
    • Kyrae
    • By Kyrae 5th Aug 11, 6:27 PM
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    Kyrae
    Here's one
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-19571721.html

    Lovely house but what's that next to the fireplace?......
    Originally posted by Sensible_Jess
    Looks like a set of Samurai armour
    • halfone
    • By halfone 5th Aug 11, 7:19 PM
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    halfone
    Looks like a set of Samurai armour
    Originally posted by Kyrae
    I somehow didn't notice that

    I thought Sensible_Jess was referring to the thing that's just to the other side of the fire in front of the bricks - it looks a bit like a great big stuffed toad standing on its hind legs...

    Anyone with better eyesight than me got any idea what that is?
    Last edited by halfone; 05-08-2011 at 7:22 PM. Reason: repetition
  • greenmoneysaver
    It makes it look haunted - I swear it is moving the more I look at the picture, then it waves into view in the obscure hallway picture!

    This is around the corner from me, blink and you miss the kitchen. . .

    http://www.primelocation.com/uk-property-for-sale/details/id/KEAT7900555/

    Damn they have changed the photos. . . it looks better! It was on last year for £499,000!!!!!!!!!!!
  • yumyums
    I don't think they have enough chairs in the living room
    • jackieb
    • By jackieb 5th Aug 11, 9:08 PM
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    jackieb
    £800k for this ugly monstrosity

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-19212513.html

    It's about 5mins from my house in a not so great area and is DOUBLE the price of anything else on that street

    For the same price and in a much better area (just 5 or so mins away) you can have this...

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-30975175.html

    Amazing, absolutely amazing.
    Originally posted by Riq
    Looks like some sort of ritual went on in the living room - with 2 people presiding over everything on their thrones. The shutters are to stop people escaping!

    What's that in the corner of the room? It looks like a giant bat.
  • WelshNic
    I just looked at the streetview, the architect should be shot.
    • jackieb
    • By jackieb 5th Aug 11, 9:15 PM
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    jackieb
    That last house, it must be a mistake in the price. There's a virtually identical house on the same street for £419k. http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-30338540.html
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