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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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    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 19th Feb 18, 1:39 PM
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    "Link Detached" which bit of that house is detached from another one???? It is mid terrace. Not only can't they take photos but they can't get the description of the kind of house right either.
    Originally posted by Cakeguts
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    Arrange a date and time for one of our experienced Local Valuation Assessors to visit your home. They will take professional photographs and floor plans and compile the information we need to market your home."

    They do call themselves House Simple!
    'A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they'll never sit in.'
    • Minkybob
    • By Minkybob 19th Feb 18, 3:52 PM
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    They do call themselves House Simple!
    Originally posted by Davesnave
    Interesting that even the fixed fee agents do a better job dependent on valuation;

    Exhibit A: http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-70374083.html

    Exhibit B: http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-67064111.html

    *Exclusive Road* made me laugh, aren't all roads exclusive to a degree?

    Edit: Ooh! look what else they're selling: http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-65782223.html
    Last edited by Minkybob; 19-02-2018 at 3:54 PM. Reason: found more gold
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    • Akahotpot
    • By Akahotpot 19th Feb 18, 5:12 PM
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    I looked at a house in campbeltown when I posted to RAF Machrihanish in 89
    Think it was 8k for a 2 bedroom
    • Ocelot
    • By Ocelot 19th Feb 18, 7:58 PM
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    Great 'work triangle' in that kitchen.
    • LisbonLaura
    • By LisbonLaura 19th Feb 18, 9:23 PM
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    LisbonLaura
    Great 'work triangle' in that kitchen.
    Originally posted by Ocelot
    Gouged out of the wall by elbows?

    ......
    Let's go upmarket with the 'generosity' of the church.
    http://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/about_us/property_and_church_buildings/properties_for_sale/properties/residential/4_bridgend_dalry
    I used to go to Dalry, & even in mid-July it was cold. Looking at that spooky house, I now know why
    • Minkybob
    • By Minkybob 20th Feb 18, 11:36 AM
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    As much as I like the flag of Nepal I dont think it's practical as a house shape;

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-64066939.html

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/26/Flag_of_Nepal_%28WFB_2004%29.gif
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    • cloo
    • By cloo 20th Feb 18, 12:03 PM
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    Ocelot - I think that's what some people would call a 'one-*rse kitchen'!
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 20th Feb 18, 3:20 PM
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    Well, I've looked at the address and I cant see many hazards, other than the usual ones associated with living near Totnes (let's not go there.....especially on the A385! )

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-52650837.html

    Could it be the inflammatory nature of the materials piled around the woodburner?

    Is it the mysterious black 'thing' under the worktop in the kitchen?

    Surely it couldn't be the sweet little bunny on the stairs, waiting to trip the unwary....?

    I give up, but I loved the address....or at least I did until I saw the very new hazard in the neighbouring field, visible by satellite but not on Street View yet.

    Hmmm, they can keep that one.
    'A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they'll never sit in.'
    • Akahotpot
    • By Akahotpot 20th Feb 18, 5:07 PM
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    Hazards

    Big !!!! in the bedroom
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 20th Feb 18, 7:13 PM
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    Davesnave
    Hazards

    Big !!!! in the bedroom
    Originally posted by Akahotpot
    Errr... that's never been a problem for me, unfortunately, so I didn't spot it.

    Can't get over what I did spot though, or how they got it through planning. Perhaps if it can't be seen from the Devon Expressway, it doesn't matter.
    'A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they'll never sit in.'
    • SuperMoose
    • By SuperMoose 20th Feb 18, 8:41 PM
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    Here's the cheapest property for sale in my county:

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/commercial-property-for-sale/property-71151440.html

    At first I thought only those called H. Dumpty might bid, but now I think about it, there's Banksy, the Pink Floyd....and what about Tom Snout?

    Yes, it could easily go for more than a nicker!
    Originally posted by Davesnave
    Sold for 500

    Wonder what the new owner will do with it?
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 20th Feb 18, 9:19 PM
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    Davesnave
    Sold for 500

    Wonder what the new owner will do with it?
    Originally posted by SuperMoose
    My best guess is that one of the house owners in St Marychurch Road or Chatsworth Road has bought it for extra access, or just to tidy it up. The houses that might be involved look pretty up-together.
    'A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they'll never sit in.'
    • Minkybob
    • By Minkybob 21st Feb 18, 9:08 AM
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    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-63563770.html

    Not anything to do with this property, rather one of the neighbours has fallen foul of a great Ivy monster, as view-able on streetview.
    "Meow meow meow? Meow meow-meow meow!" - Minkybob
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 21st Feb 18, 9:24 AM
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    Davesnave
    one of the neighbours has fallen foul of a great Ivy monster, as view-able on streetview.
    Originally posted by Minkybob
    Just wow!

    Ivy, virginia creeper, buddleia and grape all going bonkers. Love to see inside that one!
    'A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they'll never sit in.'
    • fromtheshires
    • By fromtheshires 21st Feb 18, 9:28 AM
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    fromtheshires
    Spot the owner!

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-52922913.html?premiumA=true
    • Minkybob
    • By Minkybob 21st Feb 18, 9:57 AM
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    Why in these aspirational style shoots does the owner (model) always have their feet bare?.
    Is there something inherently aspirational about bare feet or is it merely having the money to have underfloor heating?
    Or perhaps the money to inject botulinum into their feet so as to numb the feeling of cold?

    Who knows
    "Meow meow meow? Meow meow-meow meow!" - Minkybob
    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 21st Feb 18, 11:04 AM
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    moneyistooshorttomention
    Why in these aspirational style shoots does the owner (model) always have their feet bare?.
    Is there something inherently aspirational about bare feet or is it merely having the money to have underfloor heating?
    Or perhaps the money to inject botulinum into their feet so as to numb the feeling of cold?

    Who knows
    Originally posted by Minkybob
    A "take off shoes" policy indoors? - a lot of people have that.

    Maybe a little bit too of "The floors aren't concrete - they're wood plank". Voice of experience time - having found latest house has concrete floors and they are noticeably colder (ie buy the thickest carpet insulation you can find to put underneath your carpets).
    Fastest way to get a headache = try and make someone that thinks for themselves conform to local "group think"
    • Tea Pea Dee
    • By Tea Pea Dee 21st Feb 18, 2:39 PM
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    Tea Pea Dee
    Same question, totally different attire though! House is of a totally different attire as well.

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-59508352.html


    Respect for ourselves guides our morals, respect for others guides our manners~Laurence Sterne
    All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others~George Orwell
    • LandyAndy
    • By LandyAndy 21st Feb 18, 2:45 PM
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    LandyAndy
    Same question, totally different attire though! House is of a totally different attire as well.

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-59508352.html
    Originally posted by Tea Pea Dee

    I rather like that!
    • fromtheshires
    • By fromtheshires 21st Feb 18, 2:47 PM
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    fromtheshires
    Same question, totally different attire though! House is of a totally different attire as well.

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-59508352.html
    Originally posted by Tea Pea Dee
    That bathroom! Major trippy. I missed the vendor first time round though. It was only when I expanded the photos, I noticed them
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