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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 6th Feb 18, 8:48 PM
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    I wonder how actively they are looking, as it's been on the market for almost 18 months.
    Originally posted by Ocelot
    A mere blink of an eye for some properties in Ceredigion... but yes, I failed to notice that!
    'A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they'll never sit in.'
    • daivid
    • By daivid 6th Feb 18, 10:03 PM
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    Now here's one for all you fitness fanatics. Just fetching the shopping from the car should keep one's circulation in good working order!

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-61978460.html


    I note that: "Our vendor is actively looking for another property." which might explain the telescope, though not why it's currently trained on Ms Hughes-Jones' place across the green......
    Originally posted by Davesnave
    A school friend lived round the corner from there, was an area with a few social problems. From what I understand things have improved greatly, however some stigma may remain and the student letting market has taken a hit in the last few years.
    • daivid
    • By daivid 6th Feb 18, 10:24 PM
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    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-50987733.html

    Got to carry the shopping as far here and pay much more for the privilege (no real incline though). Plus spot the (staged?) dogs.
    • paddyandstumpy
    • By paddyandstumpy 6th Feb 18, 10:51 PM
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    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-71305745.html

    A 3 bed at a reasonable price for the location, with an added water feature...

    Would this be a plus or a minus for buyers?!
    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 7th Feb 18, 6:51 AM
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    moneyistooshorttomention
    A mere blink of an eye for some properties in Ceredigion... but yes, I failed to notice that!
    Originally posted by Davesnave
    Well there is an odd door set-up in photo 3 and all those pipes on show in the kitchen in photo 5!! Which leads one to wonder what else isn't "normal" in that house.

    Houses in West Wales will sell in a normal amount of time if they are "normal" and modern - and I think the time some of them take is down to not being to "normal" standards and/or they are old-fashioned. For instance there's one I've noticed recently that "takes the biscuit" for "not normal" - as there are some of those concrete block unrendered walls indoors.
    Last edited by moneyistooshorttomention; 07-02-2018 at 7:03 AM.
    NOT dancing to anyone else's tune.

    It's the 21st century now....
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 7th Feb 18, 7:51 AM
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    A school friend lived round the corner from there, was an area with a few social problems. From what I understand things have improved greatly, however some stigma may remain and the student letting market has taken a hit in the last few years.
    Originally posted by daivid
    The action in Aber is all taking place elsewhere.

    This place, stuck out on a limb, isn't going to appeal to student landlords or the older generation, so the market is definitely limited.

    Vendor paid £130k in 2009. Doesn't seem to have been a great investment.

    If I were them, I'd definitely get rid of that first photo!
    Last edited by Davesnave; 07-02-2018 at 10:11 AM.
    'A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they'll never sit in.'
    • LandyAndy
    • By LandyAndy 7th Feb 18, 9:45 AM
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    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-71305745.html

    A 3 bed at a reasonable price for the location, with an added water feature...

    Would this be a plus or a minus for buyers?!
    Originally posted by paddyandstumpy

    I still wouldn't want it but it has to be preferable to an outside one.
    • Dandie89
    • By Dandie89 7th Feb 18, 10:00 AM
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    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-50987733.html

    Got to carry the shopping as far here and pay much more for the privilege (no real incline though). Plus spot the (staged?) dogs.
    Originally posted by daivid
    Wow, that's some place! I think they have done a good job of the conversion too. Wonder why no view of the kitchen though. Surely it has to be something worth seeing.
    • Dandie89
    • By Dandie89 7th Feb 18, 10:02 AM
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    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-71305745.html

    A 3 bed at a reasonable price for the location, with an added water feature...

    Would this be a plus or a minus for buyers?!
    Originally posted by paddyandstumpy
    Minus indoor or out for me.
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 7th Feb 18, 10:15 AM
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    Wow, that's some place! I think they have done a good job of the conversion too. Wonder why no view of the kitchen though. Surely it has to be something worth seeing.
    Originally posted by Dandie89
    The kitchen is like a couple of the bedrooms with no natural light. Very long and thin too.
    'A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they'll never sit in.'
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 7th Feb 18, 10:24 AM
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    Davesnave
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-71305745.html

    A 3 bed at a reasonable price for the location, with an added water feature...

    Would this be a plus or a minus for buyers?!
    Originally posted by paddyandstumpy
    With the price of skips, any hole in the ground would be a plus, but that place is so pig-ugly, I wouldn't know how to save it from itself.
    'A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they'll never sit in.'
    • lincroft1710
    • By lincroft1710 7th Feb 18, 3:43 PM
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    Strange that the en suites are attached to the smallest bedrooms. I daredn't think what the heating bills would be to heat it to a decent standard. You'd need a cleaner full time for at least 2days!
    • lincroft1710
    • By lincroft1710 7th Feb 18, 3:52 PM
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    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-52328157.html

    Let's stick a bed in the living room, then we can call it a 2 bed flat!
    Originally posted by ChicaBonita
    And the pictures of the surrounding area make you immediately want to move somewhere else!
    • lincroft1710
    • By lincroft1710 7th Feb 18, 4:10 PM
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    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-51309462.html#tab=floorplan

    15 photos but none of the bedrooms, looking at the floor plan, there may be a reason. I'll make no comment about the general untidiness.

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-70903898.html#tab=floorplan

    Pic 7, was it really necessary to leave the dustpan and brush on the kitchen floor. Also using the "lawn" as a car park, Pic 11.
    • badger09
    • By badger09 7th Feb 18, 4:24 PM
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    Originally posted by christiem94
    Isn't that a bathroom
    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 7th Feb 18, 4:27 PM
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    moneyistooshorttomention
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-51309462.html#tab=floorplan

    15 photos but none of the bedrooms, looking at the floor plan, there may be a reason. I'll make no comment about the general untidiness.

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-70903898.html#tab=floorplan

    Pic 7, was it really necessary to leave the dustpan and brush on the kitchen floor. Also using the "lawn" as a car park, Pic 11.
    Originally posted by lincroft1710
    Right - so it's 2 bedrooms then - looking at that floorplan.

    My head hurts wondering how one could re-organise the 1st floor in order to have a 3rd bedroom.
    NOT dancing to anyone else's tune.

    It's the 21st century now....
    • badger09
    • By badger09 7th Feb 18, 4:36 PM
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    badger09
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-70903898.html#tab=floorplan

    Pic 7, was it really necessary to leave the dustpan and brush on the kitchen floor. Also using the "lawn" as a car park, Pic 11.[/QUOTE]

    The socks and jeans draped over the radiator in the bathroom (Pic 9) adds a certain je ne sais quoi
    • Cressie
    • By Cressie 7th Feb 18, 5:23 PM
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    Cressie
    Wow, that's some place! I think they have done a good job of the conversion too. Wonder why no view of the kitchen though. Surely it has to be something worth seeing.
    Originally posted by Dandie89
    If you look at the floorplan, the kitchen is very long and narrow, at the back of the building. Considering how much space the place has, I'm sure they could have put the kitchen somewhere better and made it a decent size.
    • phoebe1989seb
    • By phoebe1989seb 7th Feb 18, 6:40 PM
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    With the price of skips, any hole in the ground would be a plus, but that place is so pig-ugly, I wouldn't know how to save it from itself.
    Originally posted by Davesnave
    Shame, because it was obviously quite an attractive house............................................. once - before someone added all those fugly extensions, lol

    Edited to add - I think it would probably be a plus for me - just not in that house. Certainly wouldn't want an outdoor one, although we loved our hot tub for the nine years we had it (enough to move it 200 miles twice.....and no, it wasn't a lazy spa!). Unfortunately the house is sooooo very horrid, I don't think I'd be tempted in this instance.
    Last edited by phoebe1989seb; 07-02-2018 at 6:48 PM.
    Paid off mortgage early - mortgage-free for ten years!

    Over £40,000 mis-sold PPI reclaimed
    • Ocelot
    • By Ocelot 7th Feb 18, 7:50 PM
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    Ocelot
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-50987733.html

    Got to carry the shopping as far here and pay much more for the privilege (no real incline though). Plus spot the (staged?) dogs.
    Originally posted by daivid
    I can't quite figure out how much of the property is for sale, as 6,500 square foot sounds enormous, but floorplan doesn't quite give it away.

    Also, it's leasehold, so may be a flat?
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