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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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    • Scotbot
    • By Scotbot 2nd Oct 17, 10:47 AM
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    Scotbot
    I like it! Where is Axminster.... Mind you the en suite in bed3 would have to go...
    • badger09
    • By badger09 2nd Oct 17, 1:06 PM
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    badger09
    I like it! Where is Axminster.... Mind you the en suite in bed3 would have to go...
    Originally posted by Scotbot
    Devon

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Axminster
    • Dandie89
    • By Dandie89 2nd Oct 17, 1:33 PM
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    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-62097187.html
    I suppose calling your house "A fifth of an acre" does not have quite the same ring to it.
    • Dandie89
    • By Dandie89 2nd Oct 17, 1:36 PM
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    Dandie89
    I like it! Where is Axminster.... Mind you the en suite in bed3 would have to go...
    Originally posted by Scotbot
    Yes, nothing a bit of colour couldn't sort out
    • Akahotpot
    • By Akahotpot 2nd Oct 17, 3:42 PM
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    umm I was guilty of this when painting mine for sale
    Could not resist the 2 x 10ltrs of white masonry paint in ASDA's clearance corner
    Even painted the mdf bath panel in it
    • 00ec25
    • By 00ec25 2nd Oct 17, 3:48 PM
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    00ec25
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-62097187.html
    I suppose calling your house "A fifth of an acre" does not have quite the same ring to it.
    Originally posted by Dandie89
    LOL

    so you will spend the rest of your life knowing that you could not afford to buy the other 4/5ths and therefore your only option is to commit hari kari in recognition of your failure in life

    "Five Acres is a fairly modern detached house on 1/5 acre nestling in a quiet part of the village adjoining open fields to the rear. "
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 2nd Oct 17, 4:19 PM
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    Davesnave
    I suspect the plot was part of the field behind, which is around five acres in size and could have been boringly called 'Five Acres' to distinguish it from the others. Quite often, houses, or roads take the names of fields they're built on.

    Near me, there's Joey's Field, a pleasant little village cul-de-sac. I wonder who, or what, Joey was.....a donkey springs to mind!
    'A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they'll never sit in.'
    • pollyanna24
    • By pollyanna24 3rd Oct 17, 12:10 PM
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    pollyanna24
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-50827254.html

    Thought this was a nice house, but very grey. I thought half the pics had been taken in black and white.
    Pink Sproglettes born 2008 and 2010
    House Worth (approx) - £400,000
    Mortgages (2nd July 2017) - £183,377.40
    Equity - £216,522.60
    • Lummoxley
    • By Lummoxley 4th Oct 17, 10:35 PM
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    Lummoxley

    Ditto, down to the front door. http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-62130997.html
    • Slinky
    • By Slinky 5th Oct 17, 7:57 AM
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    Slinky
    LOL

    so you will spend the rest of your life knowing that you could not afford to buy the other 4/5ths and therefore your only option is to commit hari kari in recognition of your failure in life

    "Five Acres is a fairly modern detached house on 1/5 acre nestling in a quiet part of the village adjoining open fields to the rear. "
    Originally posted by 00ec25
    Four and 4/5ths
    • Dandie89
    • By Dandie89 5th Oct 17, 8:23 AM
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    Bring back colour!

    Not sure I have ever seen that sort of bathroom/utility arrangement before. Makes sense I suppose in the limited space but doesn't seem a very relaxing way to take a bath lying there thinking about whether the washing will dry for morning.
    • Slinky
    • By Slinky 5th Oct 17, 9:33 AM
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    Slinky
    Bring back colour!

    Not sure I have ever seen that sort of bathroom/utility arrangement before. Makes sense I suppose in the limited space but doesn't seem a very relaxing way to take a bath lying there thinking about whether the washing will dry for morning.
    Originally posted by Dandie89
    I've often thought the bathroom is the ideal place for the washing machine - clothes straight off and into the machine.

    The house we've just bought has a huge utility room; if we cannot make it up the stairs when we're old we plan to convert it into a bedroom with ensuite shower room, the washing machine may well end up in the shower room.
    • TheGardener
    • By TheGardener 5th Oct 17, 6:09 PM
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    TheGardener
    it was all going so well, nice and "authentic", then I got to pic 46 and thought, err, magnolia has its uses

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-48272625.html
    Originally posted by 00ec25
    Ok so the slime green bedroom and 1950's kitchen are not much fun but what a house! That is my dream place
    • Natbag
    • By Natbag 5th Oct 17, 6:15 PM
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    Natbag
    No grey here, but a little unexpected black and white
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-67057733.html
    • daivid
    • By daivid 5th Oct 17, 7:16 PM
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    daivid
    No grey here, but a little unexpected black and white
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-67057733.html
    Originally posted by Natbag
    Poor effort on their behalf. Either in all photos or in none IMO.

    Also the Gollys in pic 14 may not be to all tastes (obviously unlikely to come with the house I do realise).
    • ScarletMarble
    • By ScarletMarble 6th Oct 17, 7:40 AM
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    ScarletMarble
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-67375112.html

    Kitchen/diner ok until see the wall of the diner end not plastered etc

    Beige loo and lime green basin and bath
    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 6th Oct 17, 8:21 AM
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    moneyistooshorttomention
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-67375112.html

    Kitchen/diner ok until see the wall of the diner end not plastered etc

    Beige loo and lime green basin and bath
    Originally posted by ScarletMarble
    Oh dear - lotta work to be done on both house and garden.

    My mind boggled at the piping thing to cookerhood being out "on show" like that. Guess that equals a DIY(not) person in the household fitted that kitchen - as tubing like that is hidden by wall units in a properly-fitted kitchen (yep...when I had mine done recently - all that piping is up in the loft - courtesy of it being a bungalow). If it had been a "house" - then the wall units would have gone up to the ceiling to hide it.
    #MeToo
    • shortcrust
    • By shortcrust 6th Oct 17, 11:32 AM
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    shortcrust
    No grey here, but a little unexpected black and white
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-67057733.html
    Originally posted by Natbag
    Crikey. There are panda toys* in one of the photos so I can only imagine it’s the vendor who though it would a tremendous wheeze. What a lot of fun they must be. I suspect that 'You don’t have to be mad to live here, but it helps!' is written on something in that house.

    *and gollies, which, at the risk of starting a political correctness row, I’d have kept out of the photos.
    • fromtheshires
    • By fromtheshires 6th Oct 17, 12:06 PM
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    fromtheshires
    No grey here, but a little unexpected black and white
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-67057733.html
    Originally posted by Natbag
    Do people think this is a good idea and more importantly, why do EA's let them do this? Its just odd.
    • Cinders:
    • By Cinders: 6th Oct 17, 12:44 PM
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    Cinders:
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-62117476.html

    A quick 'spot the EA'.
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