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    • Grimbal
    • By Grimbal 5th Aug 11, 11:16 AM
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    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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    • katsclaws
    • By katsclaws 20th Oct 17, 2:46 PM
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    We have similar tiles in our downstairs cloakroom. Our house was built in 1981.
    • AFF8879
    • By AFF8879 21st Oct 17, 12:27 AM
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    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-69545717.html

    Only one picture of the interior, and this was the best one???

    Can't quite tell what the sign hanging on the wall says but something tells me it's ironic.
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 21st Oct 17, 7:00 AM
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    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-69545717.html


    Can't quite tell what the sign hanging on the wall says but something tells me it's ironic.
    Originally posted by AFF8879
    "Let's sail away." The only irony I can see is that with the build-up of dirt in there, the floor hasn't seen water, or a bucket and mop, since the flat was first sold in 2015.
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    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 21st Oct 17, 7:38 AM
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    I think we had a spate of these at one stage, but there's always room for one more.

    Perhaps, like Hilary Clinton, he discovered his Welsh roots and staged his death so that he could relocate quietly to Wales and forever escape the pressures of Graceland. If that was the case, he'd be 81 now and about ready to downsize to a nice McCarthy & Stone in Mumbles....

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-69525737.html

    Just saying....
    Originally posted by Davesnave
    Doesnt look much like a pensioner flat Dave??

    But - yep suitable for someone re-discovering British roots.

    Am surprised the usual "code" doesnt quite seem to apply - of "land for sale" usually translates into = well there is a house on that plot - but you're going to have to demolish it, as it's that bad. That house looks passable - an up-for-modernisation job - but could live in it.
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    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 21st Oct 17, 8:19 AM
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    Doesnt look much like a pensioner flat Dave??

    But - yep suitable for someone re-discovering British roots.

    Am surprised the usual "code" doesnt quite seem to apply - of "land for sale" usually translates into = well there is a house on that plot - but you're going to have to demolish it, as it's that bad. That house looks passable - an up-for-modernisation job - but could live in it.
    Originally posted by moneyistooshorttomention
    Err, it wasn't meant to look like a McCarthy & Stone, but the sort of house a reclusive rock star might once have owned, given that it has an underground recording studio in the grounds.

    Always amused me that one of Wales' most famous recording studios was, purely coincidentally, in a place called Rockfield. I recorded something very bad there, very long ago....

    As for 'Land for Sale,' it's something at least two Welsh agencies use because Rightmove is such a blunt instrument for finding landed property, and that alone.
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    • Julie. McCombie
    • By Julie. McCombie 21st Oct 17, 8:24 AM
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    Trying to work out how to post a new thread from my phone.
    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 21st Oct 17, 9:14 AM
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    moneyistooshorttomention

    As for 'Land for Sale,' it's something at least two Welsh agencies use because Rightmove is such a blunt instrument for finding landed property, and that alone.
    Originally posted by Davesnave
    Hadnt realised that - as any time I've spotted that comment the house itself has always been a "demolish completely" standard one - so assumed that was what it meant.

    RightMove isnt the world's best website I do know. I'm sure I recall one used to be able to put in, for instance, a specification on it for detached houses only and now it doesnt seem to be possible. I've found the only way to "cut out the rest" and just bring up detached houses for an area is to just put into Google "detached rightmove area name" and that works (though there's still mobile homes sneaked in on that at the bottom end of the price scale and the odd non-detached house and "coach house" gets sneaked in throughout the price scale). At least it reduces the ones to look through somewhat.
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    • rebs
    • By rebs 21st Oct 17, 10:19 AM
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    Hadnt realised that - as any time I've spotted that comment the house itself has always been a "demolish completely" standard one - so assumed that was what it meant.

    RightMove isnt the world's best website I do know. I'm sure I recall one used to be able to put in, for instance, a specification on it for detached houses only and now it doesnt seem to be possible. I've found the only way to "cut out the rest" and just bring up detached houses for an area is to just put into Google "detached rightmove area name" and that works (though there's still mobile homes sneaked in on that at the bottom end of the price scale and the odd non-detached house and "coach house" gets sneaked in throughout the price scale). At least it reduces the ones to look through somewhat.
    Originally posted by moneyistooshorttomention
    There is a drop down on 'property type' where you can specify detached properties. That's on the desktop webpage version - not sure on mobile versions, but I expect they have similar.
    • phoebe1989seb
    • By phoebe1989seb 21st Oct 17, 10:40 AM
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    Ha! We're proceedable now and viewed that one a couple of weeks back

    DH needs a workshop and liked the idea of the bunker. The land is fab, but the house is too small for our ridiculous quantities of stuff us and we really don't want to go through building another extension.

    Also, the Mansell Davies hub nearby was a deal-breaker for us

    Apparently no-one famous lived there, btw.....
    Paid off mortgage early - mortgage-free for ten years!

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    • NaughtiusMaximus
    • By NaughtiusMaximus 21st Oct 17, 11:21 AM
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    There is a drop down on 'property type' where you can specify detached properties. That's on the desktop webpage version - not sure on mobile versions, but I expect they have similar.
    Originally posted by rebs
    The option is also there on the mobile version but it's less flexible in that you can only select one criteria at a time, eg on the mobile site you can search for detached only but on the desktop site you can search for detached and semi simultaneously.
    • Dandie89
    • By Dandie89 21st Oct 17, 6:13 PM
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    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-63506915.html
    Here's an owner very fond of the bidet and all so very handy.
    • Natbag
    • By Natbag 21st Oct 17, 7:11 PM
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    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-63506915.html
    Here's an owner very fond of the bidet and all so very handy.
    Originally posted by Dandie89
    It looks like those had been tiny en-suites, but someone removed the walls!
    • ukmaggie45
    • By ukmaggie45 21st Oct 17, 7:44 PM
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    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-63506915.html
    Here's an owner very fond of the bidet and all so very handy.
    Originally posted by Dandie89
    But where's the toilets? Or do you think they just s**t in the bidets?
    • Ocelot
    • By Ocelot 21st Oct 17, 8:22 PM
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    But where's the toilets? Or do you think they just s**t in the bidets?
    Originally posted by ukmaggie45
    Maybe it's like when Blackadder tried to sell his house?

    https://twitter.com/BlackadderQtes/status/567714873501839361
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 21st Oct 17, 10:21 PM
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    But where's the toilets? Or do you think they just s**t in the bidets?
    Originally posted by ukmaggie45
    There are two toilets on the plan, but that's less than the number of bidets.

    So, more questions than answers.

    Bit close to the student halls anyway!
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    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 21st Oct 17, 10:28 PM
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    Ha! We're proceedable now and viewed that one a couple of weeks back .
    Originally posted by phoebe1989seb
    Oh, well done!
    It's the sort of place that could have interested me too....a few years ago. No more extensions for me either!
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    • Mobeer
    • By Mobeer 22nd Oct 17, 12:39 AM
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    This property is being marketed to over 60's only - the price given is for a 69-year old male. So the decor is a bit off:
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-61888777.html
    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 22nd Oct 17, 8:17 AM
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    This property is being marketed to over 60's only - the price given is for a 69-year old male. So the decor is a bit off:
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-61888777.html
    Originally posted by Mobeer
    What looks like the full price is up there now??

    I can see the "lifetime lease" phrase and can't see reference to "69 year old male"?

    That's just shocked me into being wide-awake - as I'm now thinking "I know that these equity release schemes on home one already owns still pay women less than men currently" - but I hadnt realised that "lifetime lease" schemes also discriminate against women

    Getting more convinced over recent weeks the date on the calendar is wrong (says 2017) and I've inadvertently wandered back into the early 20th century

    EDIT; and before I'm told (for the umpteenth time) what the excuse is for that bit of discrimination = yeh, yeh, yeh I know what that excuse is ...sighs....
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    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 22nd Oct 17, 8:23 AM
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    This property is being marketed to over 60's only - the price given is for a 69-year old male. So the decor is a bit off:
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-61888777.html
    Originally posted by Mobeer
    Speaking as a 69 year old male, I'd say there is little sign of any feminine input to the decor as it stands. It's probably just like I'd have here, were it not for the influence of a wife, who spends hours poring over paint charts and fabric samples!

    An example of a price to people not blighted by advancing years is also given, although I suspect Home Wise would prefer to sell to an hard-drinking, overweight, heavy smoker of 76.

    The plumbing in the conservatory is wonderful. Sadly, I missed the ' superb decking area perfect for hosting garden parties.'
    Street View of the neighbour on the corner is 'interesting!'
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    • Dandie89
    • By Dandie89 22nd Oct 17, 9:52 AM
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    This property is being marketed to over 60's only - the price given is for a 69-year old male. So the decor is a bit off:
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-61888777.html
    Originally posted by Mobeer
    Not so much the d!cor, that most people would see round, there is no upstairs bathroom. Speaking as a rather mature woman myself, that would be straight off my list
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