Your browser isn't supported
It looks like you're using an old web browser. To get the most out of the site and to ensure guides display correctly, we suggest upgrading your browser now. Download the latest:

Welcome to the MSE Forums

We're home to a fantastic community of MoneySavers but anyone can post. Please exercise caution & report spam, illegal, offensive or libellous posts/messages: click "report" or email forumteam@.

Search
  • FIRST POST
    • Grimbal
    • By Grimbal 5th Aug 11, 10:16 AM
    • 2,188Posts
    • 3,441Thanks
    Grimbal
    The "have a look at this!" thread II
    • #1
    • 5th Aug 11, 10:16 AM
    The "have a look at this!" thread II 5th Aug 11 at 10:16 AM
    Official MSE Insert:

    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


    This Forum tip was included in MoneySavingExpert.com's weekly email!
    Last edited by Former MSE Andrea; 15-06-2016 at 1:02 PM.
    "Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one's living at it" Einstein 1951
Page 1248
    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 19th Oct 18, 6:56 AM
    • 17,560 Posts
    • 49,209 Thanks
    moneyistooshorttomention
    There are worse local newspapers than poor quality/loads of adverts.

    There are ones that are extremely biased to (a particular group of) local people.....instead of actually being a "proper newspaper"
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 19th Oct 18, 7:09 AM
    • 28,390 Posts
    • 100,091 Thanks
    Davesnave
    Used to bath children.....costs less to heat a given depth of water....house owned by midgets... are a few possibles.
    'I've suffered for my music, now it's your turn.' Neil Innes, introducing 'Protest Song.'
    • cloo
    • By cloo 19th Oct 18, 9:33 AM
    • 1,172 Posts
    • 1,237 Thanks
    cloo
    Done quite well for a basement flat, but one bedroom and the bathroom only accessible through the kitchen?


    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-56812698.html
    • quantumlobster
    • By quantumlobster 19th Oct 18, 10:02 AM
    • 479 Posts
    • 1,051 Thanks
    quantumlobster
    I've checked back a couple of pages to see if this had been posted already
    https://m.zoopla.co.uk/for-sale/details/49284625

    I'd buy it if the decking was from the same era.

    Highlight for me: Left of the kitchen sink, the thing consuming Xmas decorations.
    Originally posted by LisbonLaura
    It's all a bit "Colin Hunt", for me.

    • LandyAndy
    • By LandyAndy 19th Oct 18, 10:25 AM
    • 24,721 Posts
    • 52,073 Thanks
    LandyAndy
    There are worse local newspapers than poor quality/loads of adverts.

    There are ones that are extremely biased to (a particular group of) local people.....instead of actually being a "proper newspaper"
    Originally posted by moneyistooshorttomention
    It's a local paper for local people. There's nothing in it for the likes of you.
    • ScarletMarble
    • By ScarletMarble 19th Oct 18, 3:01 PM
    • 8,169 Posts
    • 14,861 Thanks
    ScarletMarble
    Done quite well for a basement flat, but one bedroom and the bathroom only accessible through the kitchen?


    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-56812698.html
    Originally posted by cloo
    There are two bedrooms, master off the kitchen which as very narrow en-suite wetroom (same width as a toilet with 6 inch gap. The other bedroom - pic 4 is off the living room.

    No external photos.
    • quantumlobster
    • By quantumlobster 19th Oct 18, 4:16 PM
    • 479 Posts
    • 1,051 Thanks
    quantumlobster
    Not what I would call a 'HIGHLY EXECUTIVE FINISH' as the estate agent calls it, but then again it does have a Large brick paved DIVE (albeit full of weeds) and a LAW area at the back (which probably hasn't seen a mower this year.
    However it does have an exceedingly high wall cupboard in the kitchen and the Gym really has wow factor.

    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-76025909.html
    Originally posted by swingaloo
    This property listing:
    This GORGEOUS property has been finished to an exceptionally high standard
    Also this property listing:


    • badger09
    • By badger09 19th Oct 18, 4:24 PM
    • 6,906 Posts
    • 6,517 Thanks
    badger09
    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
    • 479 Posts
    • 1,051 Thanks
    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
    • 11,918 Posts
    • 10,409 Thanks
    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
    • 1,948 Posts
    • 4,833 Thanks
    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
    • 9,574 Posts
    • 11,551 Thanks
    Owain Moneysaver
    The bath. Why?
    Originally posted by RedFraggle
    That's what I thought.

    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-68039764.html
    A kind word lasts a minute, a skelped erse is sair for a day.
    • datlex
    • By datlex 19th Oct 18, 8:37 PM
    • 2,041 Posts
    • 2,511 Thanks
    datlex
    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
    • 9,574 Posts
    • 11,551 Thanks
    Owain Moneysaver
    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
    • 2,812 Posts
    • 2,827 Thanks
    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
    • 20,163 Posts
    • 46,714 Thanks
    peachyprice
    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.
    Accept your past without regret, handle your present with confidence and face your future without fear
    • ancientofdays
    • By ancientofdays 20th Oct 18, 11:16 AM
    • 2,184 Posts
    • 27,456 Thanks
    ancientofdays
    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
    • 10 Posts
    • 35 Thanks
    hedgewitchery
    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
    • 479 Posts
    • 1,051 Thanks
    quantumlobster
    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
    • 10 Posts
    • 35 Thanks
    hedgewitchery
    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...
Welcome to our new Forum!

Our aim is to save you money quickly and easily. We hope you like it!

Forum Team Contact us

Live Stats

1,006Posts Today

6,204Users online

Martin's Twitter
  • It's the weekend, it's the weekend, yay. It's that moment, when as usual, to sign off for family time. So I bid y? https://t.co/2RYRnz3fEe

  • Actually the BBC was set up to "educate, entertain and inform" so I think it is one of its responsibilities and cle? https://t.co/HMP4Q2Uptu

  • Today's FRI twitter poll: Puritanical new laws by Tories/Labour/EU/Trump/Putin (pick ur own scapegoat) dictate mode? https://t.co/3LW55tFGJ9

  • Follow Martin