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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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    • Ocelot
    • By Ocelot 26th Apr 17, 7:32 PM
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    Ocelot
    No lampshades either. It doesn't look very nice and it is overpriced.
    Originally posted by Cakeguts
    Not very appealing but 105,000 for a whole house seems ridiculously cheap to someone from the SE.
    • Cakeguts
    • By Cakeguts 26th Apr 17, 8:18 PM
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    Cakeguts
    http://www.zoopla.co.uk/discover/property-news/for-sale-or-rent-cheryl-s-5m-hertfordshire-mansion/

    Cheryl's home has been put on the block. Not that it looks like anyone has ever lived there!
    Originally posted by GDB2222
    Pity about the fact that is looks like a public library with a toilet block.
    • StumpyPumpy
    • By StumpyPumpy 26th Apr 17, 8:47 PM
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    StumpyPumpy
    http://www.struttandparker.com/properties/melvaig

    Wow just wow

    The views, the isolation.

    x
    Originally posted by jim-jim
    There are a few lighthouses for sale around the country - Trinity House has been trying to sell them off for years, once they automate the light and horn there is no need for the keepers' accommodation any more, but they seem to be real marmite houses and some have been on the market for a long time. For instance, http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-28813890.html has been on the market for 3 1/2 years.
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-54782995.html is a recent addition, however


    SP
    Come on people, it's not difficult: lose means to be unable to find, loose means not being fixed in place. So if you have a hole in your pocket you might lose your loose change.
    • LandyAndy
    • By LandyAndy 27th Apr 17, 8:26 AM
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    When I was selling my flat with my ex, I changed some of the light fittings or shades as I liked them and bought some cheap ones from both B&Q and Wilko for 3 max for a shade and 15 for a fitting. Sold it to a BTL man and it was advertised on RM 15-18 months for renting - the same shades and fittings are still there. I moved out in Aug 2017 and was completed in the Jan!
    Originally posted by ScarletMarble
    So, you are the new Dr Who!!!
    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 27th Apr 17, 8:55 AM
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    moneyistooshorttomention
    There are a few lighthouses for sale around the country - Trinity House has been trying to sell them off for years, once they automate the light and horn there is no need for the keepers' accommodation any more, but they seem to be real marmite houses and some have been on the market for a long time. For instance, http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-28813890.html has been on the market for 3 1/2 years.
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-54782995.html is a recent addition, however


    SP
    Originally posted by StumpyPumpy
    I can see that that first one would be ideal for some people - eg someone who liked playing loud music without having to worry about neighbours/loved viewing the seas and skies/space for visitors to come and stay for a while. Perfect for them. But - still wouldnt want it personally...
    Like Frankie said - I did it my way.
    It's MY life......
    • cloo
    • By cloo 27th Apr 17, 10:24 AM
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    cloo
    Poor teddy has been hung out to dry... http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-58800124.html
    • LandyAndy
    • By LandyAndy 27th Apr 17, 10:57 AM
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    LandyAndy
    Originally posted by cloo

    And 'spot the Banksy'
    • LandyAndy
    • By LandyAndy 27th Apr 17, 12:19 PM
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    LandyAndy
    Estate agent dressed as WW1 German infantryman?


    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-66012536.html






    I'm pretty certain they haven't photoshopped the Mediterranean sky too
    Last edited by LandyAndy; 27-04-2017 at 12:23 PM.
    • Cakeguts
    • By Cakeguts 27th Apr 17, 1:30 PM
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    Cakeguts
    For that price you should get the old pit as well.
    • london.cidade
    • By london.cidade 27th Apr 17, 1:52 PM
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    london.cidade
    Estate agent dressed as WW1 German infantryman?


    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-66012536.html
    Originally posted by LandyAndy

    well spotted
    • Red-Squirrel
    • By Red-Squirrel 27th Apr 17, 3:40 PM
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    Red-Squirrel
    I'd come to hate wallpaper as I found it hard work to strip and repaper.
    Originally posted by Contessa
    You can always do what the people who used to own my house did, and just keep papering on top, adding lots of layers over the decades so that the new owner (me) gets an exciting history lesson in 50 years of decor trends when they come to strip it!
    • Red-Squirrel
    • By Red-Squirrel 27th Apr 17, 3:45 PM
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    Red-Squirrel
    And another one that couldn't be arsed tidying up first.
    Originally posted by Penitent
    Tenants, why would they bother?
    • Red-Squirrel
    • By Red-Squirrel 27th Apr 17, 3:46 PM
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    Red-Squirrel
    Estate agent dressed as WW1 German infantryman?


    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-66012536.html






    I'm pretty certain they haven't photoshopped the Mediterranean sky too
    Originally posted by LandyAndy

    Actually laughed out loud at that, you have quite the eye, I never would have spotted it.
    • cazmanian_minx
    • By cazmanian_minx 27th Apr 17, 5:09 PM
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    cazmanian_minx
    There are a few lighthouses for sale around the country - Trinity House has been trying to sell them off for years, once they automate the light and horn there is no need for the keepers' accommodation any more, but they seem to be real marmite houses and some have been on the market for a long time. For instance, http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-28813890.html has been on the market for 3 1/2 years.
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-54782995.html is a recent addition, however


    SP
    Originally posted by StumpyPumpy
    The second one was on my list of places to look at for my next holiday let, but it sold before I'd finished the current one. I think it's been bought by the Clan Sinclair Trust, who own the neighbouring Castle Sinclair Girnigoe.
    Home: 06/08: 145,145.00 Currently: 114,428.66 Offset: 51,337.84 Amount paid off: 30,716.34 (21.2%) Paying interest on: 63,090.82
    Holiday let:
    02/17: 177,416.86 (Family loan: 129,146.86 + 0% cards 48,270.00) Currently: 169,836.86 Amount paid off: 7,580.00 (4.22%)
    Sugar days 2017: 17/26 Debt-free: 17/02/2017
    • clint_S
    • By clint_S 27th Apr 17, 5:22 PM
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    clint_S
    Estate agent dressed as WW1 German infantryman?


    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-66012536.html






    I'm pretty certain they haven't photoshopped the Mediterranean sky too
    Originally posted by LandyAndy

    Spot the home owner as well
    • AlexMac
    • By AlexMac 27th Apr 17, 5:57 PM
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    AlexMac
    Spot the bird. Cats & dogs, pah! I do hard to spot critturs.
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-62858270.html
    Originally posted by Lummoxley
    Forget "spot the critturs"... Spot the kitchen hob? Photo 1?
    • Clutterfree
    • By Clutterfree 27th Apr 17, 6:33 PM
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    Clutterfree
    You can always do what the people who used to own my house did, and just keep papering on top, adding lots of layers over the decades so that the new owner (me) gets an exciting history lesson in 50 years of decor trends when they come to strip it!
    Originally posted by Red-Squirrel
    We've just had that in our house. Found 10 layers on one wall. It was fascinating, not sure how old the last layer on the wall was - Victorian or Georgian I'm guessing/hoping.
    Ageing is a privilege not everyone gets
    • peter3hg
    • By peter3hg 27th Apr 17, 7:15 PM
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    peter3hg
    Anyone fancy living in a Summer House?

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-66035609.html
    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 27th Apr 17, 8:14 PM
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    moneyistooshorttomention
    Originally posted by peter3hg
    It's attractive. I like it.

    But it does amount to detached bedsit living in effect.

    ....and I do always wonder about negotiating stairs like that if one has had one drink too many
    Like Frankie said - I did it my way.
    It's MY life......
    • Contessa
    • By Contessa 27th Apr 17, 8:15 PM
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    Contessa
    You can always do what the people who used to own my house did, and just keep papering on top, adding lots of layers over the decades so that the new owner (me) gets an exciting history lesson in 50 years of decor trends when they come to strip it!
    Originally posted by Red-Squirrel
    Rather you than me!
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