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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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    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 15th Jul 17, 4:42 PM
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    moneyistooshorttomention
    1's bathroom has the 'chicken' tiles, made famous by this thread.

    2 is an easy "Spot the Agent."

    Originally posted by Davesnave
    Agreed....

    Not forgetting the handrail in bathroom thing.

    My definition of a bathroom firm with a deathwish (for themselves) being one that suggests the customer might like a handrail when gutting a bathroom - and customer isn't elderly yet.....
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    • newsseller12
    • By newsseller12 15th Jul 17, 5:07 PM
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    newsseller12
    A moggie mansion!
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-49199877.html

    A catio? pic 10
    pic 6 strangest stairs ever....are they for humans or cats?
    • Ocelot
    • By Ocelot 15th Jul 17, 5:21 PM
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    Ocelot
    Stairs don't seem to lead anywhere - presumably for cats!

    I like the catio, actually.
    • Ocelot
    • By Ocelot 15th Jul 17, 5:25 PM
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    Ocelot
    Agreed....

    Not forgetting the handrail in bathroom thing.

    My definition of a bathroom firm with a deathwish (for themselves) being one that suggests the customer might like a handrail when gutting a bathroom - and customer isn't elderly yet.....
    Originally posted by moneyistooshorttomention
    LOL, I keep on getting equity release offers but I'm nowhere near their minimum age yet!
    • Mardle
    • By Mardle 15th Jul 17, 5:31 PM
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    Mardle
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-49199877.html

    A catio? pic 10
    pic 6 strangest stairs ever....are they for humans or cats?
    Originally posted by newsseller12
    It's a cat staircase to bedroom 2.
    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 15th Jul 17, 5:48 PM
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    moneyistooshorttomention
    LOL, I keep on getting equity release offers but I'm nowhere near their minimum age yet!
    Originally posted by Ocelot
    Just as well I don't get those offers.

    I can't take them (on principle) anyway - as they'd pay me less because of being a woman.

    So I had to make a decision I'd never have one unless and until that malarkey stops (yes...I know the excuse for it happening). "Women live longer than men blah blah blah"
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    • lauraland
    • By lauraland 15th Jul 17, 5:59 PM
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    lauraland
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-49199877.html

    A catio? pic 10
    pic 6 strangest stairs ever....are they for humans or cats?
    Originally posted by newsseller12
    I love the owners of this house, anyone who cherishes their feline friends this much is an absolute diamond in my eyes. Might have to think about making a few cat heaven adaptations in my own home
    I got ham but i'm not a hamster.....
    • ScarletMarble
    • By ScarletMarble 15th Jul 17, 10:35 PM
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    ScarletMarble
    Agreed....

    Not forgetting the handrail in bathroom thing.

    My definition of a bathroom firm with a deathwish (for themselves) being one that suggests the customer might like a handrail when gutting a bathroom - and customer isn't elderly yet.....
    Originally posted by moneyistooshorttomention
    I have a handrail in my bath and not elderly, Dad installed it when I sprained my ankle so I could hold something whilst standing on my better foot without falling over as got rubbish balance. Also was useful when I was off sick with my bad leg recently
    • Starbrite
    • By Starbrite 15th Jul 17, 11:33 PM
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    Starbrite
    Drove past this wreak earlier in the week while on holiday...

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/commercial-property-for-sale/property-48087387.html

    What am amazing hotel it would be, just needs a lot of love and deep pockets... sigh can but dream
    Saving 2,000 in 2013!
    • lauraland
    • By lauraland 16th Jul 17, 3:14 PM
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    lauraland
    Drove past this wreak earlier in the week while on holiday...

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/commercial-property-for-sale/property-48087387.html

    What am amazing hotel it would be, just needs a lot of love and deep pockets... sigh can but dream
    Originally posted by Starbrite
    What a stunning setting. I agree, it would make an absolutely idyllic retreat.
    I got ham but i'm not a hamster.....
    • Ocelot
    • By Ocelot 16th Jul 17, 3:33 PM
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    Ocelot
    Shame there's no inside photos.
    • Starbrite
    • By Starbrite 16th Jul 17, 3:40 PM
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    Starbrite
    Been googling how to purchase a derelict hotel...

    I can't stop thinking about it... shame those grand design and restoration man tv shows don't show you have to get the funding to achieve such a thing...
    Saving 2,000 in 2013!
    • Slinky
    • By Slinky 16th Jul 17, 5:30 PM
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    Slinky
    The stain on the headboard in that picture is particularly attractive.
    • Running Horse
    • By Running Horse 17th Jul 17, 7:08 AM
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    Running Horse
    Drove past this wreak earlier in the week while on holiday...

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/commercial-property-for-sale/property-48087387.html

    What am amazing hotel it would be, just needs a lot of love and deep pockets... sigh can but dream
    Originally posted by Starbrite
    Was I the only one who sniggered at the house name? Imagine having to answer the phone all day with that name at your hotel.
    I hear youíre a racist now Jeremy.

    Itís just that the farm takes up most of the day, and at night, I like to have a cup of tea. I mightnít be able to devote myself full-time to the old anti Semitism.
    • Running Horse
    • By Running Horse 17th Jul 17, 7:11 AM
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    Running Horse
    Is this the narrowest house a million pounds can buy?

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-54142303.html

    Drawing room in picture 4 looks more like a corridor.
    I hear youíre a racist now Jeremy.

    Itís just that the farm takes up most of the day, and at night, I like to have a cup of tea. I mightnít be able to devote myself full-time to the old anti Semitism.
    • Running Horse
    • By Running Horse 17th Jul 17, 7:26 AM
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    Running Horse
    You can buy my house for £2.3 million...

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-58809883.html

    ...but you can't live in it for five years.
    I hear youíre a racist now Jeremy.

    Itís just that the farm takes up most of the day, and at night, I like to have a cup of tea. I mightnít be able to devote myself full-time to the old anti Semitism.
    • Slinky
    • By Slinky 17th Jul 17, 8:18 AM
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    Slinky
    You can buy my house for £2.3 million...

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-58809883.html

    ...but you can't live in it for five years.
    Originally posted by Running Horse
    Marvellous, so you save a chunk of stamp duty costs on the purchase price, but presumably you'll cop for a load extra anyway as you won't be able to reclaim the extra 3% you'll be paying on the purchase price because you can't move in for 5 years. And you'd be paying 40% tax on the rental income if you went down that route.

    Madness IMO.
    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 17th Jul 17, 8:39 AM
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    moneyistooshorttomention
    I'm just wondering how the conversation in that house went before they came up with an off the wall "how to sell it" idea like that.

    Maybe something along the lines of "We seriously need some capital now and can't think of a way to get any" - followed by "Well - if we're moving to our country home in 5 years time and planning on selling this house then anyway = wonder if we can release some capital now and still have our house for the 5 years we want it?"
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    • Running Horse
    • By Running Horse 17th Jul 17, 8:43 AM
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    Running Horse
    Might have worked when prices were rising and the market was white hot. But I bet the agent was inwardly groaning, knowing that kind of super rich buyer is not going to hang around for five years. Is it legally enforceable? Would normal rental laws allow for eviction, for example if they didn't look after the place?
    I hear youíre a racist now Jeremy.

    Itís just that the farm takes up most of the day, and at night, I like to have a cup of tea. I mightnít be able to devote myself full-time to the old anti Semitism.
    • Robin9
    • By Robin9 17th Jul 17, 4:52 PM
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    Robin9
    Post 21861

    and how many bottles of shampoo can you use - photo 12
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