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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 14th May 18, 7:32 AM
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    Davesnave
    (And what exactly is "a loving home?")
    Originally posted by victoriavictorious
    One where you don't feel the need to protect yourself against the neighbours maybe?

    Just thinking ruefully of a filled bottle I dug up from the garden of my current house that I suspect is a "witch bottle" (ie buried for purposes of protection from a neighbour).
    Originally posted by moneyistooshorttomention
    Are you sure it's not just a bottle?

    It hasn't worked very well in offering protection. Your neighbour still haunts your posts on a weekly basis. Even after five years or more, you still refer to your home as "my current house" and where you live as "current area," so you're not settled and you want others to know that.

    To me, a loving home is somewhere that feels right; repaying time & money spent on it. It might not be the much-vaunted "forever house," because people's needs change, but neither should it feel transitory, if something reasonably permanent is desired.

    In your position, I'd sell up and move on.
    If you are finding huge gaps between your paragraphs, MSE know about the problem. However, they aren't necessarily doing anything about it. More changes on the way?
    https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5844460
    • bumblebee23
    • By bumblebee23 14th May 18, 12:09 PM
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    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-51679158.html

    Put an office chair or 2 in the porch and it becomes a study!
    Comping newbie!
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    • NaughtiusMaximus
    • By NaughtiusMaximus 14th May 18, 12:21 PM
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    Actually I think some different flooring and it would fine.
    Originally posted by LandyAndy
    My thoughts exactly.

    I like a monochrome + one colour per room theme, would be pretty easy to achieve with this as a starting point.
    • victoriavictorious
    • By victoriavictorious 14th May 18, 12:54 PM
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    Last edited by victoriavictorious; 14-05-2018 at 1:52 PM.
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 14th May 18, 12:55 PM
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    Davesnave
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-51679158.html

    Put an office chair or 2 in the porch and it becomes a study!
    Originally posted by bumblebee23
    To be fair, I think it may have had a serious chance of becoming a utility room, had the house drains not been at the front. Thre's a public one within a metre, though.
    If you are finding huge gaps between your paragraphs, MSE know about the problem. However, they aren't necessarily doing anything about it. More changes on the way?
    https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5844460
    • ukmaggie45
    • By ukmaggie45 14th May 18, 1:46 PM
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    ukmaggie45
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-51679158.html

    Put an office chair or 2 in the porch and it becomes a study!
    Originally posted by bumblebee23
    And it's obviously for sale by a school teacher?

    "this property would be prefect for first time buyers" (my bold).
    • gettingtheresometime
    • By gettingtheresometime 14th May 18, 2:17 PM
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    gettingtheresometime
    Comes to something when the estate agent can't decide what price the property is on the market for.
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-72935807.html
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-72937163.html
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    • Waterlily24
    • By Waterlily24 14th May 18, 3:56 PM
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    Waterlily24
    Anyone fancy escaping to the country and going completely off-grid?
    Land Rover essential.
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-65323150.html

    Spot the neighbour's wind turbine.....
    Originally posted by Davesnave
    Don't much like the house but love where it is.
    • shortcrust
    • By shortcrust 14th May 18, 4:43 PM
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    shortcrust
    Anyone fancy escaping to the country and going completely off-grid?
    Land Rover essential.
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-65323150.html

    Spot the neighbour's wind turbine.....
    Originally posted by Davesnave
    Id be really aware of my neighbours if I lived there. More so than I currently do in an urban terrace.
    • indsty
    • By indsty 14th May 18, 5:22 PM
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    indsty
    https://espc.com/property/66-high-street-prestonpans-eh32-9af/35667380?sid=501679

    Judging by the inside it may be a little too close to the sea for my peace of mind.
    • Badger50
    • By Badger50 14th May 18, 7:13 PM
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    It looks as if the sea has been in there from the state of the floors! But comparing the modern OS map with an historical one shows little or no erosion there over 70-80 years. Sea level likely to rise and storminess increase in the coming decades though.
    • quantumlobster
    • By quantumlobster 14th May 18, 7:25 PM
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    quantumlobster
    https://espc.com/property/66-high-street-prestonpans-eh32-9af/35667380?sid=501679

    Judging by the inside it may be a little too close to the sea for my peace of mind.
    Originally posted by indsty
    Imagine the scene. They've landed the plot, now they need to decide what to build.

    Alice: "Bob, it's right next to the sea. We could do something awesome here. We could do a Frank Lloyd Wright. Or something rustic and in keeping. The world's our oyster."

    Bob: "Actually I think a featureless brick box with some delightful rendering on the outside will give that timeless ambience of an opportunity missed."

    Alice: "That sounds awful. I was thinking something with floor-to-ceiling windows looking out over the sea."

    Bob: "RENDERED. BRICK. BOX."
    • Cakeguts
    • By Cakeguts 14th May 18, 7:34 PM
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    Cakeguts
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-65214319.html Picture 18 the padded cell look.
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 14th May 18, 7:50 PM
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    Davesnave
    Don't much like the house but love where it is.
    Originally posted by Waterlily24
    And I thought you liked gardening?

    It's at a place called Whiteworks, around 380m (1250') above sea level. You'd be distinctly limited in what you could grow there, given the exposure. I grumble about the wind at 140m!
    If you are finding huge gaps between your paragraphs, MSE know about the problem. However, they aren't necessarily doing anything about it. More changes on the way?
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    • TheGardener
    • By TheGardener 14th May 18, 9:28 PM
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    TheGardener
    Anyone fancy escaping to the country and going completely off-grid?
    Land Rover essential.
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-65323150.html

    Spot the neighbour's wind turbine.....
    Originally posted by Davesnave
    Judging by the utility livestock fencing - some of the neighbours are probably sheep...
    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 15th May 18, 6:03 AM
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    moneyistooshorttomention
    Originally posted by Cakeguts
    Not a bad house - but there's something nagging at me that I'm getting an overall impression of "Shoulda gone up a price level or two on what they picked for work on that house - particularly those doors out from kitchen to garden" and then it would have been a bit more "something or other (stylish is probably the word I want").
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    • Waterlily24
    • By Waterlily24 15th May 18, 10:49 AM
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    Waterlily24
    And I thought you liked gardening?

    lol Not me that's hubby, don't mind working in the greenhouse though.

    It's at a place called Whiteworks, around 380m (1250') above sea level. You'd be distinctly limited in what you could grow there, given the exposure. I grumble about the wind at 140m!
    Originally posted by Davesnave
    We are very low here but it's still fairly windy.
    • Dandie89
    • By Dandie89 15th May 18, 4:13 PM
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    Dandie89
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-65345524.html
    Spot the elephants?
    • StumpyPumpy
    • By StumpyPumpy 16th May 18, 12:12 AM
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    StumpyPumpy
    Anyone fancy escaping to the country and going completely off-grid?
    Land Rover essential.
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-65323150.html
    Spot the neighbour's wind turbine.....
    Originally posted by Davesnave
    Wow, a 20 year duchy lease. For the privilege of having HRH as your freeholder you get to pay 420.83 per month ground rent and have an unmortgageable property to boot!

    Additionally, as it is only a 20 year lease, the Leasehold Reform Act doesn't apply so you have no statutory right to extend it or buy the freehold. This means that after the 20 years they can refuse to renew the lease and kick you out of your home at no cost to them and with no comeback from you.

    Mind you, technically even if the lease were longer than 20 years the act still doesn't apply because Acts of Parliament are not binding on the Duchy of Cornwall. (little bit of feudal trivia there) They do tend to follow most of them (act by analogy) but they don't have to and, indeed, have set extra stipulations to various acts including this one that would not be legal elsewhere - specifically in this case the right to refuse to sell the freehold if they don't want to.

    It is more than going off grid - it is going back to the middle ages. I couldn't find a barge pole long enough to touch it.


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    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.
    • Dandie89
    • By Dandie89 16th May 18, 9:33 AM
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    Dandie89
    Not a bad house - but there's something nagging at me that I'm getting an overall impression of "Shoulda gone up a price level or two on what they picked for work on that house - particularly those doors out from kitchen to garden" and then it would have been a bit more "something or other (stylish is probably the word I want").
    Originally posted by moneyistooshorttomention
    The doors don't trouble me as much as the "padded cells" business. Very nice house though and a lovely situation.
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