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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
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    • 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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    • GDB2222
    • By GDB2222 17th Apr 17, 9:11 PM
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    It is competing with this http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-65629469.html which is much nearer to the village centre and isn't positioned on a fairly busy road. Not everyone wants a paddock or a garden that is all uphill. The first one is not on a bus route and is over 1 1/5 miles from the village centre so not exactly convenient either. The nearest neighbours are a council estate and a new housing development so not isolated in open countryside. Just very expensive for where it is.
    Originally posted by Cakeguts
    You can maybe get a studio in London for that money! What a lovely house that is. I'd better move.
    No reliance should be placed on the above! Absolutely none, do you hear?
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 17th Apr 17, 9:34 PM
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    I didn't even get to the pictures...too busy sniggering at the address
    Originally posted by glasgowdan
    Ah, but the high-minded among us probably mis-read it.

    I did. I was thinking of this place:

    http://www.benenden.kent.sch.uk/

    "School fees for the 2016-17 school year are £11,900 per term....."

    Crikey, that's enough to buy the house!

    Hmmm, thinking's free.....My girls went to the local comp!
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    • bouicca21
    • By bouicca21 17th Apr 17, 11:33 PM
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    You can maybe get a studio in London for that money!
    In my bit of London that would just about buy a 2 bed flat. I console myself that since there is no picture of a back garden, the house probably lacks an amenity important to civilised living.
    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 18th Apr 17, 6:30 AM
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    In my bit of London that would just about buy a 2 bed flat. I console myself that since there is no picture of a back garden, the house probably lacks an amenity important to civilised living.
    Originally posted by bouicca21
    I expect it does have a back garden. I'm surprised they didnt show it. That's not a bad house and it's certainly one that I would expect to have a back garden - so one would have thought there'd be a small patch of grass and a patio with table/chairs on it with one like it.

    As you say - a garden is important to "civilised living" and one of my first thoughts on viewing a house is "Where am I going to put an outside table/chairs?" - closely followed by "Where am I going to grow things?". A lot of people don't want to grow things - but would like a patch of grass.
    ploughing my own furrow...

    They have lessons in schools these days on resisting peer pressure
    • cazmanian_minx
    • By cazmanian_minx 18th Apr 17, 4:41 PM
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    Ah, but the high-minded among us probably mis-read it.

    I did. I was thinking of this place:

    http://www.benenden.kent.sch.uk/

    "School fees for the 2016-17 school year are £11,900 per term....."

    Crikey, that's enough to buy the house!

    Hmmm, thinking's free.....My girls went to the local comp!
    Originally posted by Davesnave
    I was working on a job recently that involved Aiglon College in Switzerland and just for a laugh I looked up their fees. For the sixth form it's £81,800 a year and that doesn't include quite a lot of things they class as extras!
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    • Rambosmum
    • By Rambosmum 18th Apr 17, 8:05 PM
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    Rambosmum
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-47966583.html

    bathrooms!
    • Cakeguts
    • By Cakeguts 18th Apr 17, 9:37 PM
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    Where is the oven?
    • Lummoxley
    • By Lummoxley 18th Apr 17, 11:34 PM
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    Talking of bathrooms, is that cat litter in the green boxes, pic 7.
    • Lummoxley
    • By Lummoxley 18th Apr 17, 11:49 PM
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    Spot the bird. Cats & dogs, pah! I do hard to spot critturs.

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-62858270.html
    • Minkybob
    • By Minkybob 19th Apr 17, 9:43 AM
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    Ahh the 80s, a simpler time when brown was the future.
    "Meow meow meow? Meow meow-meow meow!" - Minkybob
    • Mardle
    • By Mardle 19th Apr 17, 9:44 AM
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    Mardle
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-to-rent/property-58850401.html

    Lovely house to rent but you may have visitors looking for the previous tenants.

    https://twitter.com/HP_Cleethorpes/status/854274443929145346/photo/1
    • Newlifer17
    • By Newlifer17 19th Apr 17, 10:56 AM
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    Really want to post a link but can't because I'm a new user! Im not actually a new user but changed my e mail etc ugh......how long before I can post links??
    • bouicca21
    • By bouicca21 19th Apr 17, 11:09 AM
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    Post it in a form that won't be recognised as a link, I think using at instead of @ might be enough. Then some clever bod can sort it out for you.
    • lauraland
    • By lauraland 19th Apr 17, 6:23 PM
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    spot the cat
    I got ham but i'm not a hamster.....
    • lauraland
    • By lauraland 19th Apr 17, 6:55 PM
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    Words escape me
    I got ham but i'm not a hamster.....
    • mysterymurdoch
    • By mysterymurdoch 19th Apr 17, 7:40 PM
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    The aliens have landed rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-44717307.html
    • Cakeguts
    • By Cakeguts 19th Apr 17, 8:02 PM
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    Originally posted by lauraland
    Would benefit from upgrading to normal.
    • Cakeguts
    • By Cakeguts 19th Apr 17, 8:06 PM
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    The aliens have landed rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-44717307.html
    Originally posted by mysterymurdoch
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-44717307.html In the wood burning stove?
    • Penitent
    • By Penitent 19th Apr 17, 8:20 PM
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    Penitent
    The aliens have landed rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-44717307.html
    Originally posted by mysterymurdoch
    I can't see your aliens, but the bathroom is awful. It looks like a modern refurb, but they put carpet in the bathroom, and the way it's been laid out is daft (everything has been randomly spaced out to fill the space, the loo roll holder is behind you, etc.).

    I also look at the high ceiling in the living area and just think "fortune to heat".

    I hate church conversions.

    Edit: I just spotted the flooring in the living area. It's vile. The whole room is just atrocious. I don't think they've put any thought into making it all work together at all.
    Last edited by Penitent; 19-04-2017 at 8:26 PM.
    • Ocelot
    • By Ocelot 19th Apr 17, 9:23 PM
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    The aliens have landed rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-44717307.html
    Originally posted by mysterymurdoch
    It's a nice size and seems amazingly cheap (for someone from the SE), but the garden looks like a prison exercise yard.
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