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    • Grimbal
    • By Grimbal 5th Aug 11, 10:16 AM
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    Grimbal
    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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    • Owain Moneysaver
    • By Owain Moneysaver 23rd Oct 18, 4:08 PM
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    That statue thinger looks as though it is waiting for you to join it for dinner, scary thought.
    Originally posted by ancientofdays
    We shouldn't be too judgemental about people who might not have many friends they can invite round.
    A kind word lasts a minute, a skelped erse is sair for a day.
    • ancientofdays
    • By ancientofdays 23rd Oct 18, 4:28 PM
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    ancientofdays
    We shouldn't be too judgemental about people who might not have many friends they can invite round.
    Originally posted by Owain Moneysaver
    That's true, sometimes you do need space for an imaginary friend
    I was jumping to conclusions and one of them jumped back
    • ka7e
    • By ka7e 23rd Oct 18, 9:33 PM
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    Maybe I'm too picky, but the dimensions of the main bedroom in this Persimmon new-build are strange - 18' 10" x 5' 9". A standard double bed would have 7.5 inches either side for access. Pics seem to show the room as a single + ensuite "master bedroom"! https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-68126668.html
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    • bouicca21
    • By bouicca21 23rd Oct 18, 9:50 PM
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    And a king size wouldn't fit in at all.
    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 24th Oct 18, 5:41 AM
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    moneyistooshorttomention
    Maybe I'm too picky, but the dimensions of the main bedroom in this Persimmon new-build are strange - 18' 10" x 5' 9". A standard double bed would have 7.5 inches either side for access. Pics seem to show the room as a single + ensuite "master bedroom"! https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-68126668.html
    Originally posted by ka7e
    I could manage the house - as a single person. I'd just have to sleep in the second bedroom (in order to get my 5' wide bed into it). It would feel a bit odd not being able to use the main bedroom as my bedroom though. I'd have to keep my clothes in the main bedroom and that would mean disturbing anyone I had staying in what would be my "guest bedroom" if I wanted them.

    Cue for one could spend some time sitting there thinking "Now how should they have done the layout on that house?"
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 24th Oct 18, 5:59 AM
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    Davesnave
    Maybe I'm too picky, but the dimensions of the main bedroom in this Persimmon new-build are strange - 18' 10" x 5' 9". A standard double bed would have 7.5 inches either side for access. Pics seem to show the room as a single + ensuite "master bedroom"! https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-68126668.html
    Originally posted by ka7e
    Don't believe everything you read. It's a mistake, which you can deduce from the size of the ground floor rooms, although there could be more mistakes on those!


    Picture 4, for example, doesn't seem to relate to any of the bedrooms.
    Last edited by Davesnave; 24-10-2018 at 6:05 AM.
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    • Owain Moneysaver
    • By Owain Moneysaver 24th Oct 18, 7:35 AM
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    If it's very new built it might not actually be built yet, and just be made up from other houses on the development.
    A kind word lasts a minute, a skelped erse is sair for a day.
    • NaughtiusMaximus
    • By NaughtiusMaximus 24th Oct 18, 9:25 AM
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    NaughtiusMaximus
    Maybe I'm too picky, but the dimensions of the main bedroom in this Persimmon new-build are strange - 18' 10" x 5' 9". A standard double bed would have 7.5 inches either side for access. Pics seem to show the room as a single + ensuite "master bedroom"! https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-68126668.html
    Originally posted by ka7e
    5'9" is probably the width of the room at it's narrowest point.
    • TheGardener
    • By TheGardener 24th Oct 18, 4:18 PM
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    TheGardener
    Maybe I'm too picky, but the dimensions of the main bedroom in this Persimmon new-build are strange - 18' 10" x 5' 9". A standard double bed would have 7.5 inches either side for access. Pics seem to show the room as a single + ensuite "master bedroom"! https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-68126668.html
    Originally posted by ka7e
    Maybe a typo? If you add the dimensions up downstairs its doesn't seem right? My maths aint great but..
    EDIT: nope - they have deffo got the 'master' set up as a single as its the only bedroom with 2 windows and the 'double' bed is in the 2'nd bedroom - plonkers...guess the kids get the ensuite and the grownups get to use the main bathroom then. Bet the photo of the 'double' room is using a 4 foot double (queen size)to make it look bigger anyway...
    Last edited by TheGardener; 24-10-2018 at 4:28 PM.
    • NaughtiusMaximus
    • By NaughtiusMaximus 24th Oct 18, 5:11 PM
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    EDIT: nope - they have deffo got the 'master' set up as a single as its the only bedroom with 2 windows
    Originally posted by TheGardener
    As a previous poster mentioned the pictures don't match the floorplan. the room you're referring to has 2 windows on 2 different walls, the floorplan has 2 windows on the same wall.
    • AFF8879
    • By AFF8879 24th Oct 18, 8:44 PM
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    Not sure if it is just the camera angle but those stairs in pic 2 look lethal

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-67990486.html
    • NaughtiusMaximus
    • By NaughtiusMaximus 25th Oct 18, 11:13 AM
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    Not sure if it is just the camera angle but those stairs in pic 2 look lethal

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-67990486.html
    Originally posted by AFF8879
    I think they may have stretched the picture vertically a little as the door of the dryer/washing machine appears to be slightly oval as opposed to circular.
    • ukmaggie45
    • By ukmaggie45 25th Oct 18, 2:48 PM
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    This place is photographed very strangely - no straight lines, only curves! It also looks very dim and dismal.

    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-76294853.html

    But I do like the description of the attic:

    "This property also comes with the added extra of a large attic space that could be used as forth bedroom or an extra storage area."

    I really don't think I'd fancy using that as any kind of bedroom, "forth" or not. Not even sure I'd want to use it as storage - ceiling (such as it is) looks dodgy to me!
    • D_M_E
    • By D_M_E 25th Oct 18, 3:26 PM
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    D_M_E
    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-76294853.html
    posted above by ukmaggie45

    Pic 17 - is that an acrow prop holding up the roof?
    • Ocelot
    • By Ocelot 25th Oct 18, 4:44 PM
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    Ocelot
    This place is photographed very strangely - no straight lines, only curves! It also looks very dim and dismal.

    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-76294853.html

    But I do like the description of the attic:

    "This property also comes with the added extra of a large attic space that could be used as forth bedroom or an extra storage area."

    I really don't think I'd fancy using that as any kind of bedroom, "forth" or not. Not even sure I'd want to use it as storage - ceiling (such as it is) looks dodgy to me!
    Originally posted by ukmaggie45
    "Through the fish-eyed lens of tear stained eyes, I can barely define the shape of this moment in time." I think that Pink Floyd lyric sums up the property and the EAs photography!
    • Ocelot
    • By Ocelot 25th Oct 18, 4:47 PM
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    Ocelot
    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-76294853.html
    posted above by ukmaggie45

    Pic 17 - is that an acrow prop holding up the roof?
    Originally posted by D_M_E
    I don't think so - there are three of them. They look like purlin support beams, although I can't see any purlins.
    • yellowbear
    • By yellowbear 26th Oct 18, 3:47 PM
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    yellowbear
    Comes ready decorated for Halloween!

    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-74926418.html
    • Owain Moneysaver
    • By Owain Moneysaver 26th Oct 18, 7:37 PM
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    Owain Moneysaver
    Originally posted by yellowbear
    I'd be really annoyed if I bought it and found they'd saved paint and not painted behind all the pictures
    A kind word lasts a minute, a skelped erse is sair for a day.
    • EssexGirl
    • By EssexGirl 26th Oct 18, 9:41 PM
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    EssexGirl
    Originally posted by yellowbear
    They killed a Cyberman! I suspect its body is in the coffin between the armchairs

    Then there's the Alice dining room & Connie Huqh on the stairs. Eclectic!
    • Moneybagsss
    • By Moneybagsss 27th Oct 18, 12:00 AM
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    Moneybagsss
    ... and Louise Brooks in the kitchen!
    Give a man a fish, and you'll feed him for a day.
    But give a man a fishing rod, and he'll sell it and buy alcohol.
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