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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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    • lincroft1710
    • By lincroft1710 1st Dec 17, 4:24 PM
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    lincroft1710
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-60083506.html

    I particularly like the extensive landscaped gardens, the cosy feel of the interior, the expensive floorcoverings and the 2 luxury holiday homes
    • karcher
    • By karcher 1st Dec 17, 4:38 PM
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    karcher
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-60083506.html

    I particularly like the extensive landscaped gardens, the cosy feel of the interior, the expensive floorcoverings and the 2 luxury holiday homes
    Originally posted by lincroft1710
    ...and not forgetting the fabulous view of attractive brick walls from the 2nd and 3rd bedroom window's!

    And what about the feature fireplace at the erm, end, of the living room?
    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 1st Dec 17, 4:50 PM
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    moneyistooshorttomention
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-60083506.html

    I particularly like the extensive landscaped gardens, the cosy feel of the interior, the expensive floorcoverings and the 2 luxury holiday homes
    Originally posted by lincroft1710
    I can't quite figure that house out at all.

    Looks like someone has been living at the bottom of the garden (need to check they have definitely gone). The kitchen is puzzling me - looks pretty modern but I can only spot one isolator switch near that cooker and there's summat odd about the tiling there. Concrete flooring (s*d it! got that myself - rather than yer normal wood plank flooring - but someone has whipped up the carpets - why?).

    Hmm.....guess it amounts to = worth having a look to check out those puzzling things....but.....errrrm....????)
    NOT dancing to anyone else's tune.

    It's the 21st century now....
    • bouicca21
    • By bouicca21 1st Dec 17, 5:39 PM
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    Not entirely sure but I think there is a spot the dog too.
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 1st Dec 17, 7:05 PM
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    Davesnave
    I
    - but someone has whipped up the carpets - why?).
    Originally posted by moneyistooshorttomention
    My guess is...um...."Trouble down below."
    'A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they'll never sit in.'
    • Slinky
    • By Slinky 1st Dec 17, 8:21 PM
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    Slinky
    There may be GCH but I don't reckon the radiator in pic 15 is connected.
    • badger09
    • By badger09 2nd Dec 17, 12:38 PM
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    This should win an award for the most dreary front of a property

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-50835852.html
    Originally posted by ScarletMarble
    And a contender for the same award for the interior?
    • AFF8879
    • By AFF8879 3rd Dec 17, 2:13 AM
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    This makes me so mad. Why do developers these days feel it's acceptable to just put a sofa in the kitchen and market it as "open plan", as if that's supposed to be a good thing? And for the price you can buy so much better even in the same area.

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-51846393.html
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 3rd Dec 17, 10:04 AM
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    Davesnave
    I would suggest this house needs a decent estate agent, but judge for yourselves:

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-51926736.html


    Using the sort of descriptor this agent chooses, my house probably needed "a good seeing-to."
    'A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they'll never sit in.'
    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 3rd Dec 17, 11:21 AM
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    moneyistooshorttomention
    I would suggest this house needs a decent estate agent, but judge for yourselves:

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-51926736.html


    Using the sort of descriptor this agent chooses, my house probably needed "a good seeing-to."
    Originally posted by Davesnave
    Not only no photos except the front - but no floorplan either. No description much either. Not even any room measurements. No mention of what type of central heating it has. Think that description is only one step up the ladder description-wise from "It's a house...end of".
    NOT dancing to anyone else's tune.

    It's the 21st century now....
    • Ocelot
    • By Ocelot 3rd Dec 17, 2:04 PM
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    Ocelot
    This makes me so mad. Why do developers these days feel it's acceptable to just put a sofa in the kitchen and market it as "open plan", as if that's supposed to be a good thing? And for the price you can buy so much better even in the same area.

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-51846393.html
    Originally posted by AFF8879
    Blimey, that's grim: A 13 x 11 living room/kitchenette, a bathroom with no windows and a tiny bedroom for 200k leasehold - bargain!
    • Ocelot
    • By Ocelot 3rd Dec 17, 2:06 PM
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    Ocelot
    Not only no photos except the front - but no floorplan either. No description much either. Not even any room measurements. No mention of what type of central heating it has. Think that description is only one step up the ladder description-wise from "It's a house...end of".
    Originally posted by moneyistooshorttomention
    I would hope they'd give more details soon, as it's only been on since yesterday. If they don't I wouldn't be too happy if I was the vendor.
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 3rd Dec 17, 2:16 PM
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    Davesnave
    I would hope they'd give more details soon, as it's only been on since yesterday. If they don't I wouldn't be too happy if I was the vendor.
    Originally posted by Ocelot
    Err....have you checked her other properties?

    It doesn't improve things when she does take photos!
    'A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they'll never sit in.'
    • hjd
    • By hjd 3rd Dec 17, 7:40 PM
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    hjd
    Blimey, that's grim: A 13 x 11 living room/kitchenette, a bathroom with no windows and a tiny bedroom for 200k leasehold - bargain!
    Originally posted by Ocelot
    Well, according to the floor plan there is no way into or out of the bathroom anyway..
    • Cakeguts
    • By Cakeguts 3rd Dec 17, 8:25 PM
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    Cakeguts
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-67088627.html Is that grass in the back garden?

    What is on the tray in the bathroom?
    • RedFraggle
    • By RedFraggle 3rd Dec 17, 8:31 PM
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    RedFraggle
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-67088627.html Is that grass in the back garden?

    What is on the tray in the bathroom?
    Originally posted by Cakeguts
    It's horsestail (sometimes called marestail) in the garden.
    http://www.gardenersworld.com/how-to/solve-problems/field-horsetail/
    Absolute pig to get rid of. It's waterproof so you need to add surfactant to weedkiller and preferably brush it with a wire brush before application.

    Johnsons baby shampoo and a shaving set on the tray I think.
    Officially in a clique of idiots
    • Cakeguts
    • By Cakeguts 3rd Dec 17, 9:08 PM
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    Cakeguts
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-62099113.html Would you put your rug in line with the sofa or in line with the hearth?
    • RedFraggle
    • By RedFraggle 3rd Dec 17, 9:10 PM
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    RedFraggle
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-62099113.html Would you put your rug in line with the sofa or in line with the hearth?
    Originally posted by Cakeguts
    Hearth every time. It'd drive DH nuts with his OCD!
    Officially in a clique of idiots
    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 4th Dec 17, 6:28 AM
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    moneyistooshorttomention
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-62099113.html Would you put your rug in line with the sofa or in line with the hearth?
    Originally posted by Cakeguts
    Do you think they'll be on here soon asking advice as to why their house hasn't sold yet? There's a lot of scope for helpful suggestions on presenting that one....
    NOT dancing to anyone else's tune.

    It's the 21st century now....
    • LandyAndy
    • By LandyAndy 4th Dec 17, 8:55 AM
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    LandyAndy
    I would hope they'd give more details soon, as it's only been on since yesterday. If they don't I wouldn't be too happy if I was the vendor.
    Originally posted by Ocelot

    The vendor is a 'corporate company' apparently
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