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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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    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 13th Jul 17, 9:25 AM
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    Could even be a white Brit who went on holiday to Dubai and thought their way of cleaning bums was better!
    Originally posted by Red-Squirrel
    Yes, with the trend towards smaller houses with multiple facilities, it makes more sense than a bidet.
    'A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they'll never sit in.'
    • Mardle
    • By Mardle 13th Jul 17, 9:37 AM
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    Tell me about it around my area £625K buys you things like this http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-66028772.html
    Originally posted by clint_S
    How about this 4 flats AND 4 townhouses for less than one London flat!

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-48866097.html
    • greyfox
    • By greyfox 13th Jul 17, 10:13 AM
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    Originally posted by Cloudydaze
    " The green open spaces of Wandsworth Common are also close by"
    but not quite as close by as HMP Wandsworth!
    • teddysmum
    • By teddysmum 13th Jul 17, 10:15 AM
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    .. and the bathroom floor doesnt show any adaptation to allow for what happens to the water run-off from it (no matter how carefully "aimed" there must be some).
    Originally posted by moneyistooshorttomention


    I had a feeling it was for cleaning down under, but find the idea very amusing as I have the same shower fitting with trigger, that is marketed as a dog shower and ,on a couple of occasions, have tested the water temperature, only to have the spout pointing upwards so it squirted over the ceiling....Now imagine that while directing the spray out of sight; not very hygienic.
    • GDB2222
    • By GDB2222 13th Jul 17, 10:23 AM
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    Could even be a white Brit who went on holiday to Dubai and thought their way of cleaning bums was better!
    Originally posted by Red-Squirrel
    I think it's a great idea.
    No reliance should be placed on the above! Absolutely none, do you hear?
    • Red-Squirrel
    • By Red-Squirrel 13th Jul 17, 10:39 AM
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    I think it's a great idea.
    Originally posted by GDB2222
    Have you ever tried a Japanese style toilet? Now that's a revelation!
    • DumbMuscle
    • By DumbMuscle 13th Jul 17, 11:22 AM
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    Have you ever tried a Japanese style toilet? Now that's a revelation!
    Originally posted by Red-Squirrel
    And a hell of a surprise if you accidentally lean on the panel while using it... (Not my experience thankfully, but I could hear the screams from my hotel room, which was a few doors down from the unfortunate soul)
    • TBagpuss
    • By TBagpuss 13th Jul 17, 2:03 PM
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    I think it's a great idea.
    Originally posted by GDB2222
    It is. And they wouldn't have to go as far as Dubai, they're very common in Turkey.

    I plan to have one if/when I can afford to give my bathroom a makeover
    • Rambosmum
    • By Rambosmum 13th Jul 17, 2:15 PM
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    Rambosmum
    Yes, with the trend towards smaller houses with multiple facilities, it makes more sense than a bidet.
    Originally posted by Davesnave

    Or could be they used cloth nappies with their kids - easy to spray the poop off with one of those - that's why we have one!
    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 13th Jul 17, 2:42 PM
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    moneyistooshorttomention
    I had a feeling it was for cleaning down under, but find the idea very amusing as I have the same shower fitting with trigger, that is marketed as a dog shower and ,on a couple of occasions, have tested the water temperature, only to have the spout pointing upwards so it squirted over the ceiling....Now imagine that while directing the spray out of sight; not very hygienic.
    Originally posted by teddysmum
    My thought was that, if I left it in place (doubtful.....) I'd use it for foot-washing or footwear-washing. Done over the loo - for the water to go down there.

    But - being somewhere semi-rural now - I've got waterbutts around and use them instead for rinsing off muddy footwear before coming indoors. The waterbutts would do as well for just washing my feet - if I didnt mind it being cold

    Might come in handy for dog-washing too? Though, personally, if I had a dirty dog on my hands - I'd just put them in my walk-in shower and turn it on.
    Last edited by moneyistooshorttomention; 13-07-2017 at 2:44 PM.
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    • Ocelot
    • By Ocelot 13th Jul 17, 7:50 PM
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    Tell me about it around my area £625K buys you things like this http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-66028772.html
    Originally posted by clint_S
    That's huge for the money.

    Looks like something Harry Enfields' Brummie character might live in - 'considerably richer than yow'.
    • Dandie89
    • By Dandie89 14th Jul 17, 12:14 PM
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    http://www.bellrealestate.com.au/listing?listing_id=97597

    Spot the (mini) vendor.
    • Dandie89
    • By Dandie89 14th Jul 17, 4:18 PM
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    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-67732139.html

    Bespoke curtain poles? Well that's exciting
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 14th Jul 17, 5:56 PM
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    Davesnave
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-67732139.html

    Bespoke curtain poles? Well that's exciting
    Originally posted by Dandie89
    Gosh, a real person with traditional skills cut them to length? Or do you think it was more than that? Like a carpenter with a lathe? Hmm.... I knew a girl who could turn a few heads......

    The house is OK, barring the fireplace & chimney breast, which I'd have to sort out, but the garden's small for the type of property, so not a goer for me. I'd end up like one of those sad polar bears at the zoo, walking round in circles, swaying and shouting at passers-by.
    (OK I know the bears don't shout, but they would if they could!)
    'A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they'll never sit in.'
    • Mardle
    • By Mardle 14th Jul 17, 10:47 PM
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    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-43806972.html

    Picture 10!
    • AFF8879
    • By AFF8879 14th Jul 17, 11:30 PM
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    AFF8879
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-60717028.html

    Where's the toilet emoji?!
    • zagubov
    • By zagubov 14th Jul 17, 11:55 PM
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    Do you really have to leave the house to get to the kitchen?
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    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 15th Jul 17, 7:41 AM
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    moneyistooshorttomention
    Do you really have to leave the house to get to the kitchen?
    Originally posted by zagubov
    Good point - there's surely got to be a door missing in that plan.

    Mind you - 2 bathrooms doesnt seem much for a 7 bedroom house too (even if one has facilities to clean teeth or wash hands in most of those bedrooms - until you rip the washbasins out for being old-fashioned that is).
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    • Bossypants
    • By Bossypants 15th Jul 17, 11:34 AM
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    If I lived closer I'd love to go and have a poke around that place, if anything just to see what the other 7 bedrooms are like!

    Weird place, though. The bedrooms and sitting room say 'old person with hoarding tendencies and carer in a much too large house', but the kitchen and the other (tidier) downstairs rooms suggest more activity?
    • teddysmum
    • By teddysmum 15th Jul 17, 2:28 PM
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    teddysmum
    If I lived closer I'd love to go and have a poke around that place, if anything just to see what the other 7 bedrooms are like!

    Weird place, though. The bedrooms and sitting room say 'old person with hoarding tendencies and carer in a much too large house', but the kitchen and the other (tidier) downstairs rooms suggest more activity?
    Originally posted by Bossypants


    It looks like some kind or institution as the kitchen appliances are commercial, dining chairs like office furniture and there are dozens of bathroom products on the side of the bath.
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