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    • Grimbal
    • By Grimbal 5th Aug 11, 11:16 AM
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    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 8th Jan 18, 11:36 AM
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    Davesnave
    Someone was on the sauce when they wrote this description, which I quote in case they change it later:

    "This property is situated in Henllan a village in Derbighshire approximately 2.25 miles northwest of Denbigh. This refurbished character cottage has a reasonable sized southe facing garden enjoying spectacular views over the countryside of Denbighsire and is in a close proximity of two primary schools of Refach-Velindre and Newcastle Emlyn."

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-52241739.html

    There's no such county as Derbighshire.

    Denbigh,
    the town, is about 110 miles from this cottage.

    "Refach Velindre" is just a mis-spelling of Drefach Velindre.



    And yes, the agent's address is a shed, but quite a nice one. If I were the vendor, I'd rather not help them pay the rent for producing this sort of tosh.....
    Last edited by Davesnave; 08-01-2018 at 11:38 AM.
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    • RedFraggle
    • By RedFraggle 8th Jan 18, 12:36 PM
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    RedFraggle
    Someone was on the sauce when they wrote this description, which I quote in case they change it later:

    "This property is situated in Henllan a village in Derbighshire approximately 2.25 miles northwest of Denbigh. This refurbished character cottage has a reasonable sized southe facing garden enjoying spectacular views over the countryside of Denbighsire and is in a close proximity of two primary schools of Refach-Velindre and Newcastle Emlyn."

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-52241739.html

    There's no such county as Derbighshire.

    Denbigh
    the townis about 110 miles from this cottage.

    "Refach Velindre" is just a mis-spelling of Drefach Velindre.

    The cottage is actually in Aber Banc, not Henllan, but don't let any of the above put you off!

    And yes, the agent's address is a shed, but quite a nice one. If I were the vendor, I'd rather not help them pay the rent if they're producing this sort of tosh.....
    Originally posted by Davesnave
    Clearly subsidence too as it apparently leans itself (for countryside walks)
    Last edited by RedFraggle; 08-01-2018 at 12:36 PM. Reason: inability to spell; the irony is not lost!
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    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 8th Jan 18, 2:12 PM
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    Davesnave
    Clearly subsidence too as it apparently leans itself (for countryside walks)
    Originally posted by RedFraggle
    The walks will at least be easier than catching the train at the village station. There's no railway line within 20 miles.

    I think the problem has arisen because there's more than one Henllan in Wales. However, if one is going to big-up on local knowledge using Wiki, it's important to get the right one.

    They wouldn't have that sort of problem in Devon. I mean, there couldn't possibly be two places in the same county called Woolfardisworthy, could there?
    'A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they'll never sit in.'
    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 8th Jan 18, 3:45 PM
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    moneyistooshorttomention
    Someone was on the sauce when they wrote this description, which I quote in case they change it later:

    "This property is situated in Henllan a village in Derbighshire approximately 2.25 miles northwest of Denbigh. This refurbished character cottage has a reasonable sized southe facing garden enjoying spectacular views over the countryside of Denbighsire and is in a close proximity of two primary schools of Refach-Velindre and Newcastle Emlyn."

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-52241739.html?utm_content=v2-ealertspropertyimage&utm_medium=email&utm_source=e mailupdates&utm_campaign=emailupdates1day&utm_term =buying&sc_id=10316786&onetime_FromEmail=true

    There's no such county as Derbighshire.

    Denbigh
    the townis about 110 miles from this cottage.

    "Refach Velindre" is just a mis-spelling of Drefach Velindre.

    The cottage is actually in Aber Banc, not Henllan, but don't let any of the above put you off!

    And yes, the agent's address is a shed, but quite a nice one. If I were the vendor, I'd rather not help them pay the rent through producing this sort of tosh.....
    Originally posted by Davesnave
    ....and, if they're hoping to attract the maximum number of viewers, it would make sense to give the names of those schools for people with children (which would probably answer the first question of all that some would have about schools in West Wales - whatever one's own viewpoint about what you wanted from a school here). To save time - it's an ysgol, another ysgol and a "Comprehensive School " in Newcastle Emlyn for instance. Drefach Velindre - also an ysgol.
    Last edited by moneyistooshorttomention; 08-01-2018 at 3:48 PM.
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    • stoozie1
    • By stoozie1 8th Jan 18, 6:12 PM
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    What would ysgol in the name tell them, other than it's a school?
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    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 8th Jan 18, 7:56 PM
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    Davesnave
    School info is provided by Rightmove and not subject to alteration by agents. People can toggle between primary and secondary schools, so I can't see an issue there.

    What does puzzle me is the number of schools for which inspection assessments are simply 'not available.' Why not? There's also a large number of 'unsatisfactory' or merely 'adequate' schools.

    I think that would put some parents off moving to an area like this, where, apparently, there isn't one 'good' school at secondary level.
    'A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they'll never sit in.'
    • karcher
    • By karcher 8th Jan 18, 8:20 PM
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    karcher

    I must be missing something
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 8th Jan 18, 8:45 PM
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    Davesnave
    I must be missing something
    Originally posted by karcher
    It's gone. Pic 12 was the same as pic 11, but with an attractive female peeping around the door.

    Vendor may not have liked it, although it lightened what is otherwise a dull property.

    Cat's still there.
    'A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they'll never sit in.'
    • Owain Moneysaver
    • By Owain Moneysaver 8th Jan 18, 9:36 PM
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    Owain Moneysaver
    To save time - it's an ysgol, another ysgol and a "Comprehensive School " in Newcastle Emlyn for instance. Drefach Velindre - also an ysgol.
    Originally posted by moneyistooshorttomention
    Most schools in Wales are ysgols.
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    • Ocelot
    • By Ocelot 8th Jan 18, 9:50 PM
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    Ocelot
    When we were househunting we came across this beauty... (add first bit of rightmove address)
    /house-prices/detailMatching.html?prop=55409131&sale=88992126&co untry=england
    Goodness knows if its still like this or been gutted since...
    Originally posted by big_satsuma
    Reminds me of this house (which always brings a smile to my face):

    https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@51.325596,-0.5423515,3a,75y,63.41h,91.56t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sxJD971sJK_baR7CWUWkzXQ!2e0!7i1 3312!8i6656
    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 9th Jan 18, 8:32 AM
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    moneyistooshorttomention
    What would ysgol in the name tell them, other than it's a school?
    Originally posted by stoozie1
    It's West Wales.

    It would tell them the school is a Welsh language school.

    Schools will even swop their title totally if they change to become a Welsh language one (from "whatever it is" - eg "x secondary school" to "Ysgol something or other in Welsh") and you can tell your children would be taught in Welsh instead of English.
    Last edited by moneyistooshorttomention; 09-01-2018 at 8:38 AM.
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    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 9th Jan 18, 8:40 AM
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    moneyistooshorttomention
    Most schools in Wales are ysgols.
    Originally posted by Owain Moneysaver
    I don't think that's the case.

    I think most schools in this part of the country are still "schools" (ie English language).

    It's West Wales where one has to check and see which it is (well - some of us would check if we had school age children).
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    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 9th Jan 18, 8:44 AM
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    moneyistooshorttomention
    It's gone. Pic 12 was the same as pic 11, but with an attractive female peeping around the door.

    Vendor may not have liked it, although it lightened what is otherwise a dull property.

    Cat's still there.
    Originally posted by Davesnave
    Quick check back thinking - I saw a woman peeping round bedroom door and didnt remember thinking of her as attractive. She's gone now - after I'd gone back to check if she was....
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    • LandyAndy
    • By LandyAndy 9th Jan 18, 8:51 AM
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    LandyAndy
    Quick check back thinking - I saw a woman peeping round bedroom door and didnt remember thinking of her as attractive. She's gone now - after I'd gone back to check if she was....
    Originally posted by moneyistooshorttomention

    You and Dave obviously have differing tastes in women.
    • Dandie89
    • By Dandie89 9th Jan 18, 9:03 AM
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    Dandie89
    .....and the sign on the road when panning to the right
    • ivavoucher
    • By ivavoucher 9th Jan 18, 1:07 PM
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    ivavoucher
    Very cheap for the dead centre of Wilmslow
    You have to be stark graving mad


    Pic three is dead funny!
    • Silvertabby
    • By Silvertabby 9th Jan 18, 1:33 PM
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    Silvertabby
    You have to be stark graving mad


    Pic three is dead funny!
    Originally posted by ivavoucher
    Nice quiet neighbours!
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 9th Jan 18, 2:16 PM
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    Davesnave
    Nice quiet neighbours!
    Originally posted by Silvertabby
    Who are not going to have their quiet enjoyment of the land spoiled:

    "Notes - The disposal will be freehold where the property will be restricted to a single dwelling to allow quiet enjoyment of the Cemetery."
    'A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they'll never sit in.'
    • adsk
    • By adsk 9th Jan 18, 10:46 PM
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    adsk
    Read the listing
    Very boring house jazzed up by a really corny description.

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-50285556.html
    • fozziebeartoo
    • By fozziebeartoo 10th Jan 18, 2:43 PM
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    fozziebeartoo
    More than a little TLC needed in the kitchen and bathroom.....

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-48447909.html
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