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    • Grimbal
    • By Grimbal 5th Aug 11, 10:16 AM
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    The "have a look at this!" thread II
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    • 5th Aug 11, 10:16 AM
    The "have a look at this!" thread II 5th Aug 11 at 10:16 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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    • badger09
    • By badger09 19th Oct 18, 4:24 PM
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    Used to bath children.....costs less to heat a given depth of water....house owned by midgets... are a few possibles.
    Originally posted by Davesnave
    Or thrifty Yorkshire folk
    • quantumlobster
    • By quantumlobster 19th Oct 18, 4:27 PM
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    quantumlobster
    A listing of many contradictions:

    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-67792868.html

    That's quite a lot of house and land (18 acres/7.2 hectares!) for your large slab of wonga.

    But there's something unremittingly grim about the place - for example, the cloakroom with its wonky wooden toilet seat and crappy tiles, and that awful shaker-style kitchen, and the relentless torrent of beige that permeates the whole house.

    Also, if I ever put a property on the market for a million pounds, I'm going to have the pictures taken by someone who isn't my dog using something that isn't a potato.
    • lincroft1710
    • By lincroft1710 19th Oct 18, 4:51 PM
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    lincroft1710
    A listing of many contradictions:

    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-67792868.html

    That's quite a lot of house and land (18 acres/7.2 hectares!) for your large slab of wonga.

    But there's something unremittingly grim about the place - for example, the cloakroom with its wonky wooden toilet seat and crappy tiles, and that awful shaker-style kitchen, and the relentless torrent of beige that permeates the whole house.

    Also, if I ever put a property on the market for a million pounds, I'm going to have the pictures taken by someone who isn't my dog using something that isn't a potato.
    Originally posted by quantumlobster
    1.295M and no floor plan!

    Even with 18 acres I wouldn't be tempted at half the price
    • NaughtiusMaximus
    • By NaughtiusMaximus 19th Oct 18, 5:05 PM
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    NaughtiusMaximus
    A listing of many contradictions:

    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-67792868.html

    That's quite a lot of house and land (18 acres/7.2 hectares!) for your large slab of wonga.

    But there's something unremittingly grim about the place - for example, the cloakroom with its wonky wooden toilet seat and crappy tiles, and that awful shaker-style kitchen, and the relentless torrent of beige that permeates the whole house.

    Also, if I ever put a property on the market for a million pounds, I'm going to have the pictures taken by someone who isn't my dog using something that isn't a potato.
    Originally posted by quantumlobster
    The description of the age of the property as 'late 20th century' as opposed to 1970s or 1980s sounds a little odd and out of place too. Usually you only see such vague age ranges on properties over 100 years old.
    • Owain Moneysaver
    • By Owain Moneysaver 19th Oct 18, 7:45 PM
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    The bath. Why?
    Originally posted by RedFraggle
    That's what I thought.

    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-68039764.html
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    • datlex
    • By datlex 19th Oct 18, 8:37 PM
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    A listing of many contradictions:

    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-67792868.html

    That's quite a lot of house and land (18 acres/7.2 hectares!) for your large slab of wonga.

    But there's something unremittingly grim about the place - for example, the cloakroom with its wonky wooden toilet seat and crappy tiles, and that awful shaker-style kitchen, and the relentless torrent of beige that permeates the whole house.

    Also, if I ever put a property on the market for a million pounds, I'm going to have the pictures taken by someone who isn't my dog using something that isn't a potato.
    Originally posted by quantumlobster
    Not only that it is very expensive for the local area. Saltburn is just up the road from Redcar, former British Steel/ SSI effected region. I think they would struggle to sell.
    • Owain Moneysaver
    • By Owain Moneysaver 19th Oct 18, 8:53 PM
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    But there's something unremittingly grim about the place
    Originally posted by quantumlobster
    Like the conservatory that's reminiscent of a prison exercise yard
    A kind word lasts a minute, a skelped erse is sair for a day.
    • TheGardener
    • By TheGardener 20th Oct 18, 8:22 AM
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    TheGardener
    Not only that it is very expensive for the local area. Saltburn is just up the road from Redcar, former British Steel/ SSI effected region. I think they would struggle to sell.
    Originally posted by datlex
    Yes but its also only a spit from the North Yorkshire Heritage Coastline and is very popular with visitors. Its a lot of land so I would agree the place has potential even if the house itself is grim. A developer wouldn't want the house anyway (except as a site office). I'd say it was (subject to planning) ideal housing development land - this listing isn't about the house, its about the location and land.
    Last edited by TheGardener; 20-10-2018 at 8:39 AM.
    • peachyprice
    • By peachyprice 20th Oct 18, 10:59 AM
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    A listing of many contradictions:

    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-67792868.html

    That's quite a lot of house and land (18 acres/7.2 hectares!) for your large slab of wonga.

    But there's something unremittingly grim about the place - for example, the cloakroom with its wonky wooden toilet seat and crappy tiles, and that awful shaker-style kitchen, and the relentless torrent of beige that permeates the whole house.

    Also, if I ever put a property on the market for a million pounds, I'm going to have the pictures taken by someone who isn't my dog using something that isn't a potato.
    Originally posted by quantumlobster
    That carpet, just why?

    It has an air of a 1980's B&B throughout the downstairs.
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    • ancientofdays
    • By ancientofdays 20th Oct 18, 11:16 AM
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    It is, indeed, a truly horrible carpet. Perhaps it is such good condition despite the horribleness, that they just can't bear to replace it and are moving to get away from it.
    I was jumping to conclusions and one of them jumped back
    • hedgewitchery
    • By hedgewitchery 20th Oct 18, 12:28 PM
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    Thought this place seemed cheap for a 2 bedroom until I looked at the floorplan...

    rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-76141226.html

    Bizarre - almost seems designed to make the worst possible use of the available space...
    • quantumlobster
    • By quantumlobster 20th Oct 18, 12:54 PM
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    Thought this place seemed cheap for a 2 bedroom until I looked at the floorplan...

    rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-76141226.html

    Bizarre - almost seems designed to make the worst possible use of the available space...
    Originally posted by hedgewitchery
    That kitchen is insane. How do you even get the appliances in, never mind use them?
    • hedgewitchery
    • By hedgewitchery 20th Oct 18, 1:01 PM
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    Good point - think you'd be looking at dismantling the whole kitchen if/when the cooker or washing machine goes. I was more concerned about getting into it in the first place as someone who is a little, *ahem*, bottom-heavy...
    • AFF8879
    • By AFF8879 20th Oct 18, 7:28 PM
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    AFF8879
    Talk about putting on a show for the neighbours
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-56641902.html
    • ukmaggie45
    • By ukmaggie45 20th Oct 18, 7:40 PM
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    ukmaggie45
    Talk about putting on a show for the neighbours
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-56641902.html
    Originally posted by AFF8879
    It says it's a one bedroom apartment, but the photos clearly show 2 bedrooms. Floor plan doesn't.

    At any rate I agree with you about the aspect of it!
    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 21st Oct 18, 5:40 AM
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    moneyistooshorttomention
    Thought this place seemed cheap for a 2 bedroom until I looked at the floorplan...

    www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-76141226.html

    Bizarre - almost seems designed to make the worst possible use of the available space...
    Originally posted by hedgewitchery











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    • phoebe1989seb
    • By phoebe1989seb 21st Oct 18, 10:07 AM
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    phoebe1989seb
    Thought this place seemed cheap for a 2 bedroom until I looked at the floorplan...

    rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-76141226.html

    Bizarre - almost seems designed to make the worst possible use of the available space...
    Originally posted by hedgewitchery
    That's definitely not a 'two butt' kitchen
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    • Owain Moneysaver
    • By Owain Moneysaver 21st Oct 18, 10:10 AM
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    Talk about putting on a show for the neighbours
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-56641902.html
    Originally posted by AFF8879
    I wonder when the electrician's coming round to finish the second fix.
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    • TheGardener
    • By TheGardener 21st Oct 18, 10:50 AM
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    It says it's a one bedroom apartment, but the photos clearly show 2 bedrooms. Floor plan doesn't.

    At any rate I agree with you about the aspect of it!
    Originally posted by ukmaggie45
    I thought that - clearly 2 bedrooms in the photographs.
    Looking though the window at the apartments opposite - do they have some sort of external shutter system for the large windows?
    Look like ex-commercial units conversion.
    Last edited by TheGardener; 21-10-2018 at 10:53 AM.
    • quantumlobster
    • By quantumlobster 21st Oct 18, 2:48 PM
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    Talk about putting on a show for the neighbours
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-56641902.html
    Originally posted by AFF8879
    Looks lovely, for your third of a mil:

    https://goo.gl/maps/pvvWKSt7uJw

    Also, handy for the A2. As in "fifty metres away" handy.
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