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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 4th Aug 18, 5:17 PM
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    Davesnave
    The house is merely 'charming', but the air raid shelter is 'a piece of History'. Where do they get these blurb writers from?
    Originally posted by bouicca21
    The same place as the architects perhaps?

    "The design was created for the Daily Mail ideal home exhibition, and with only around 15 built, this is one of a small number of Sunspan properties that are still in existence today."

    This is code for, "Most others have long been pulled down."

    "Being of Sunspan design and construction we would advise that lending is in place prior to bidding if you are purchasing through a mortgage."

    This is code for, "It's of non-standard, steel panel construction and as dodgy as a 13 pound note."
    So, not just any sort of Marmite....

    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
    • kerri gt
    • By kerri gt 4th Aug 18, 7:13 PM
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    kerri gt
    The house is merely 'charming', but the air raid shelter is 'a piece of History'. Where do they get these blurb writers from?
    Originally posted by bouicca21
    Clearly for the EA a grade 2 lists building isn't historic enough
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    • ScarletMarble
    • By ScarletMarble 4th Aug 18, 9:13 PM
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    Needs a load of work doing on it. Kitchen - pokey and original cupboards. Bathroom waste of space as it's in 'three rooms' and original suite
    • RedFraggle
    • By RedFraggle 5th Aug 18, 11:27 AM
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    It's just a jump to the left.......
    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-66358246.html
    Officially in a clique of idiots
    • NaughtiusMaximus
    • By NaughtiusMaximus 5th Aug 18, 3:02 PM
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    NaughtiusMaximus
    Originally posted by RedFraggle
    Very well maintained though, that's an impressive shine on the handles of the 30-40 year old kitchen units.
    • TheGardener
    • By TheGardener 5th Aug 18, 3:21 PM
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    I do too! If I won the lottery...
    Shame about the neighbours across the road though...Looks like a scrap yard maybe?
    • RedFraggle
    • By RedFraggle 5th Aug 18, 3:31 PM
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    Very well maintained though, that's an impressive shine on the handles of the 30-40 year old kitchen units.
    Originally posted by NaughtiusMaximus
    I love kitchens of that era. They're amazing
    Officially in a clique of idiots
    • lincroft1710
    • By lincroft1710 5th Aug 18, 3:41 PM
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    Being a Listed Building prevents one doing the very thing that should be done with that place. 3.5 acres also going to waste!
    • kerri gt
    • By kerri gt 5th Aug 18, 5:04 PM
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    kerri gt
    Very well maintained though, that's an impressive shine on the handles of the 30-40 year old kitchen units.
    Originally posted by NaughtiusMaximus
    You could actually just decorate that kitchen in a more modern way and change the applicances and it would look fab IMO.
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    • kerri gt
    • By kerri gt 5th Aug 18, 5:07 PM
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    I do too! If I won the lottery...
    Shame about the neighbours across the road though...Looks like a scrap yard maybe?
    Originally posted by TheGardener
    And me. Would be fab with landscaped gardens. I can imagine Poirot strolling round

    Perhaps if we all chip in we can have a MSE collective pad.
    Feb 2015 NSD Challenge 8/12
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    • phoebe1989seb
    • By phoebe1989seb 5th Aug 18, 5:13 PM
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    I'm surprised at myself liking it too..... architecturally it's a bit modern for my usual taste, lol Really like the amount of land that comes with it also.....
    Paid off mortgage early - mortgage-free for ten years!

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    • TheGardener
    • By TheGardener 5th Aug 18, 7:36 PM
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    Ok - stop the bus - I'm getting off here... http://woodshomes.co.uk/catalogue/?pid=DWO00730&propaddr=Parliament+House++Totnes+Lo ngcombe+TQ9+6PR#/home_page

    I know, I know...insurance for a thatched cottage - wooden worksurfaces need attention and the garden is a wilderness...roaring log fires and bonfire night come with nightmares of flaming thatch but it is just lovely
    Last edited by TheGardener; 05-08-2018 at 7:40 PM.
    • Contessa
    • By Contessa 5th Aug 18, 8:20 PM
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    Contessa
    Thank you.


    I've driven past Parliament House many, many times and always felt intrigued by it.


    It's even lovelier and larger than I imagined.


    Of course, way beyond what I could afford and don't often go past now.
    • Dandie89
    • By Dandie89 6th Aug 18, 9:53 AM
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    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-55896993.html
    Satellite view South West of property. Zoom a little.
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 6th Aug 18, 9:59 AM
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    Davesnave
    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-55896993.html
    Satellite view South West of property. Zoom a little.
    Originally posted by Dandie89

    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
    • NaughtiusMaximus
    • By NaughtiusMaximus 6th Aug 18, 10:18 AM
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    You could actually just decorate that kitchen in a more modern way and change the applicances and it would look fab IMO.
    Originally posted by kerri gt
    Agreed, the more I look at it the more I find that kitchen growing on me. It's certainly preferable to a lot of the high gloss kitchens which currently seem to be popular (I'm convinced in 20 years time these will be viewed much the same way avocado bathrooms are now).

    I also quit like the retro display unit in pic 5, although I think I'll pass on the fireplace.
    • ScarletMarble
    • By ScarletMarble 7th Aug 18, 8:07 AM
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    Ok - stop the bus - I'm getting off here... http://woodshomes.co.uk/catalogue/?pid=DWO00730&propaddr=Parliament+House++Totnes+Lo ngcombe+TQ9+6PR#/home_page

    I know, I know...insurance for a thatched cottage - wooden worksurfaces need attention and the garden is a wilderness...roaring log fires and bonfire night come with nightmares of flaming thatch but it is just lovely
    Originally posted by TheGardener
    Love the drawing room and library

    Doesn't help with access to the two smaller bedrooms using the spiral staircase (unless want to walk through the master bedroom using the proper stairs)
    Last edited by ScarletMarble; 07-08-2018 at 8:09 AM.
    • Mardle
    • By Mardle 7th Aug 18, 3:01 PM
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    Mardle
    https://rightmove.co.uk/property-to-rent/property-74124173.html

    AN ABSOLUTE DELIGHT, is one way of describing this unique home. The Detail to attention is what makes this super two bedroom first floor flat really stand out from the crowd, you would be forgiven upon entering for not realising that you are indeed in a Central town location,once inside it really does feel like you are in a country cottage due to the beautiful chic interior.

    Really!!
    • ukmaggie45
    • By ukmaggie45 7th Aug 18, 3:04 PM
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    ukmaggie45
    https://rightmove.co.uk/property-to-rent/property-74124173.html

    AN ABSOLUTE DELIGHT, is one way of describing this unique home. The Detail to attention is what makes this super two bedroom first floor flat really stand out from the crowd, you would be forgiven upon entering for not realising that you are indeed in a Central town location,once inside it really does feel like you are in a country cottage due to the beautiful chic interior.

    Really!!
    Originally posted by Mardle
    Shudder!
    • NaughtiusMaximus
    • By NaughtiusMaximus 7th Aug 18, 3:13 PM
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    NaughtiusMaximus
    https://rightmove.co.uk/property-to-rent/property-74124173.html

    AN ABSOLUTE DELIGHT, is one way of describing this unique home. The Detail to attention is what makes this super two bedroom first floor flat really stand out from the crowd, you would be forgiven upon entering for not realising that you are indeed in a Central town location,once inside it really does feel like you are in a country cottage due to the beautiful chic interior.
    Originally posted by Mardle
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