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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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    • 3mph
    • By 3mph 6th Sep 17, 11:43 PM
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    3mph
    OK so a TV in a bedroom is nothing special these days, but can anyone work out how you are supposed to watch it?

    pic 4
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-67374413.html
    Originally posted by 00ec25
    Smoke and more mirrors
    • LandyAndy
    • By LandyAndy 7th Sep 17, 8:41 AM
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    OK so a TV in a bedroom is nothing special these days, but can anyone work out how you are supposed to watch it?

    pic 4
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-67374413.html
    Originally posted by 00ec25

    And the tv in Pic 2 is one of those extra long thin ones that only ever seem to appear in EA's photos.
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 7th Sep 17, 8:50 AM
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    Davesnave
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-68731703.html

    For the Broadchurch fan......with no sense of value
    Originally posted by Dandie89
    In my humble experience, Stags rarely get value far wrong.

    Even without the TV connections, the location explains all, though I've never understood the attraction of the place myself.
    'A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they'll never sit in.'
    • Dandie89
    • By Dandie89 7th Sep 17, 9:17 AM
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    Not sure if I'm missing something but it seems fine to me. The decor isn't to my taste but it does suit the property and location.
    Originally posted by NaughtiusMaximus
    Yes, it's fine. Was meaning the price really for what is little more than a beach hut.
    • teddysmum
    • By teddysmum 7th Sep 17, 1:34 PM
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    LOL, wait til you see the size of the repair bill going by the state of some of those rooms in the photos
    Originally posted by 00ec25
    It is Sharpcliffe Hall and valued at only £150000 in the 1980swhen the owners were on income support, then turned down as they had assets over £6000.


    It has been a hospital, during the last war and a youth centre.
    • Red-Squirrel
    • By Red-Squirrel 7th Sep 17, 1:59 PM
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    Red-Squirrel
    OK so a TV in a bedroom is nothing special these days, but can anyone work out how you are supposed to watch it?

    pic 4
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-67374413.html
    Originally posted by 00ec25
    Huh.

    Maybe it folds down to a 90 degree angle?
    • cloo
    • By cloo 7th Sep 17, 3:26 PM
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    cloo
    This is being offered as 'land for sale'. Rather suggests the substantial house on might be a bit difficult to rescue! The interior doesn't looks too happy. Not sure why they decided to show the cellar complete with pallet full of apples.

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/commercial-property-for-sale/property-60413663.html
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 7th Sep 17, 7:14 PM
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    Davesnave
    This is being offered as 'land for sale'. Rather suggests the substantial house on might be a bit difficult to rescue! The interior doesn't looks too happy. Not sure why they decided to show the cellar complete with pallet full of apples.

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/commercial-property-for-sale/property-60413663.html
    Originally posted by cloo
    Looks pretty solid to me, but the refurb has stalled and a look at the property on Street View suggests the owner has fingers in many pies.

    The immediate surroundings are none too salubrious, which is why the external shots are limited, but the area seems to be on the up.

    Yes, I reckon the council will look favourably on just about anything, if it gets the place tidied-up!

    POA.....Probably Over-Ambitious?
    'A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they'll never sit in.'
    • StumpyPumpy
    • By StumpyPumpy 7th Sep 17, 9:21 PM
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    POA.....Probably Over-Ambitious?
    Originally posted by Davesnave
    The POA is actually £950,000

    SP
    Come on people, it's not difficult: lose means to be unable to find, loose means not being fixed in place. So if you have a hole in your pocket you might lose your loose change.
    • kinger101
    • By kinger101 7th Sep 17, 9:59 PM
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    So have I got this right? That's a big shed next to some water that David Tennant might possibly have once walked past on sale for £300k?
    Originally posted by bouicca21
    Not just a shed. According to the floorplan, a shed with a shed.
    • NicNicP
    • By NicNicP 8th Sep 17, 7:08 AM
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    NicNicP
    Granby Road, Buxton, Derbyshire, High Peak
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-50431083.html

    It's like going back in time. Not seen a blue bath suite for a while.
    • LandyAndy
    • By LandyAndy 8th Sep 17, 8:08 AM
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    LandyAndy
    Granby Road, Buxton, Derbyshire, High Peak
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-50431083.html

    It's like going back in time. Not seen a blue bath suite for a while.
    Originally posted by NicNicP

    And a telephone table.


    Actually looks a pretty decent house.
    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 8th Sep 17, 8:25 AM
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    moneyistooshorttomention
    Granby Road, Buxton, Derbyshire, High Peak
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-50431083.html

    It's like going back in time. Not seen a blue bath suite for a while.
    Originally posted by NicNicP
    Yes...agreed it looks a pretty reasonable house per se. They've obviously had a gardener in regularly looking after that garden - outdated as it is. One of those houses that would be described as "well-maintained" but "in need of updating"/"put your stamp on it". It would function reasonably well whilst someone waited to get the money together/find suitable workmen to start ripping it apart (not unimportant in the eyes of anyone...ahem...that has bought a house that wouldnt even function/wasnt well-maintained).
    #MeToo

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    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 8th Sep 17, 8:40 AM
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    Davesnave
    It would function reasonably well whilst someone waited to get the money together/find suitable workmen to start ripping it apart....
    Originally posted by moneyistooshorttomention
    Was it last week you pulled me up for saying Mr Google was driving the Google car?

    So, what's happened to all the 'workwomen' who do this sort of thing in your new, non-sexist language regime?

    Just asking.

    P.S. I think they might really be 'tradespersons.'
    'A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they'll never sit in.'
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 8th Sep 17, 8:46 AM
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    Davesnave
    And a telephone table.


    Actually looks a pretty decent house.
    Originally posted by LandyAndy
    Nowhere to sit while one speaks on the phone. Keeps the conversations short and costs down. Very MSE.

    Agreed, it's a damn good (ex-local authority?) house. Even faces the right way.
    'A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they'll never sit in.'
    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 8th Sep 17, 9:28 AM
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    moneyistooshorttomention
    Was it last week you pulled me up for saying Mr Google was driving the Google car?

    So, what's happened to all the 'workwomen' who do this sort of thing in your new, non-sexist language regime?

    Just asking.

    P.S. I think they might really be 'tradespersons.'
    Originally posted by Davesnave
    Whoops...you gotta point Dave.

    You've caught me mid-language updating for the 21st century. "Tradespersons" it is. Though, goodness knows, I have yet to come across a woman doing any of the trades around here thus far - so it's always been "workmen" and never "workwomen" since I moved.
    #MeToo

    Why should our needs override the needs of all other living species? What makes us so special? (Brigit Strawbridge)
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 8th Sep 17, 9:39 AM
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    Locally, we have a lady chimney sweep. There's also someone who advertises decorating and painting who goes under the name of "A Woman's Touch.".....

    ......Errr, at least I think that's what she does!
    'A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they'll never sit in.'
    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 8th Sep 17, 9:42 AM
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    moneyistooshorttomention
    Locally, we have a lady chimney sweep. There's also someone who advertises decorating and painting who goes under the name of "A Woman's Touch.".....

    ......Errr, at least I think that's what she does!
    Originally posted by Davesnave
    ....at the thought of your dear lady wife's likely opinion as to whether you can investigate that more closely or no
    #MeToo

    Why should our needs override the needs of all other living species? What makes us so special? (Brigit Strawbridge)
    • phoebe1989seb
    • By phoebe1989seb 8th Sep 17, 11:20 AM
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    phoebe1989seb
    Granby Road, Buxton, Derbyshire, High Peak
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-50431083.html

    It's like going back in time. Not seen a blue bath suite for a while.
    Originally posted by NicNicP
    I won't post the details, but some people we know just sold a house with a very similar blue suite - and another brightly coloured one. In fact, apart from a 1990s style kitchen, the whole house is a bit of a 1970s time warp.

    Not knowing them for long I'd assumed the house had belonged to a deceased parent of theirs - they don't live in it and their own house is ultra modern and very minimal.

    I was therefore very surprised to discover it had been their home till about four years ago. Turns out they bought it in the early 1970s (I think they are late sixties age-wise) and modernised what had been a Victorian cottage. To look at it now you'd assume it was built in the 50s/60s.

    Seems that apart from the kitchen, they never updated anything further after their original investment, yet they were professionals on high salaries with no kids.......although they do have some very expensive hobbies. I guess they liked it that way and weren't obsessed with decorating like me, lol!

    The house is now in such a bad state - unmortgageable - that after over 90 viewings, it's been sold to a developer who plans to knock it down.
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    • NicNicP
    • By NicNicP 8th Sep 17, 5:46 PM
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    NicNicP
    Nowhere to sit while one speaks on the phone. Keeps the conversations short and costs down. Very MSE.

    Agreed, it's a damn good (ex-local authority?) house. Even faces the right way.
    Originally posted by Davesnave
    Yes it is ex local authority.
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