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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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    • NaughtiusMaximus
    • By NaughtiusMaximus 10th Aug 18, 10:24 AM
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    They're insane in any house that has access to mains gas or no cheap and easy wood supply. That's because the better manufacturers have gas models with none of the real fire down-sides, like copious amounts of dust and a need for large amounts of storage space.
    Originally posted by Davesnave
    Oh I agree, when you think about it logically they are pointless. I like them because I like the sight, sound and smell of burning wood, I actually find watching wood or coal fires quite relaxing.
    • cloo
    • By cloo 10th Aug 18, 10:42 AM
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    If it is anaglypta along the lower part of the stairway, that is quite sought after and I wouldn't remove it personally.
    Originally posted by Ocelot
    The anaglypta along the lower part of the wall is dull 70s squiggly lines, not period-style, so I very much doubt it'd be sought after. Gone now anyway!
    • cloo
    • By cloo 10th Aug 18, 10:45 AM
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    Some things we did in the mid 90s - rag rolling, wallpaper borders are dated
    Originally posted by ScarletMarble
    I have ruled some things out as too much potential to date... I like that 'mixed up Moorish tile' look but it is *so* 'now' and will date horribly. Ditto industrial-style fillament bulbs and copper fittings - looks nice but will date fast.



    Those wall stickers things are just cheap and tacky, though!
    • NaughtiusMaximus
    • By NaughtiusMaximus 10th Aug 18, 11:02 AM
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    Ditto industrial-style fillament bulbs and copper fittings - looks nice but will date fast.
    Originally posted by cloo
    I agree, a shame as that's a look I do like.
    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 10th Aug 18, 11:33 AM
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    moneyistooshorttomention
    Another one that likes that type of light fitting - but I'd groan a bit at knowing that I wouldnt have to take it out for a few years - but would be taking it out at some point....
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    • RedFraggle
    • By RedFraggle 10th Aug 18, 1:46 PM
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    Straight out of a fairytale
    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-55986546.html
    Last edited by RedFraggle; 10-08-2018 at 3:46 PM.
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    • NaughtiusMaximus
    • By NaughtiusMaximus 10th Aug 18, 1:59 PM
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    Now that I do like.

    Cheaper than I would expect too but probably something of a money pit to maintain in good condition.
    • lincroft1710
    • By lincroft1710 10th Aug 18, 1:59 PM
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    Link brings up RM homepage
    • NaughtiusMaximus
    • By NaughtiusMaximus 10th Aug 18, 2:01 PM
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    Link brings up RM homepage
    Originally posted by lincroft1710
    Just need to delete the last 3 characters of the URL: https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-55986546.html
    • csgohan4
    • By csgohan4 10th Aug 18, 2:07 PM
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    Just need to delete the last 3 characters of the URL: https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-55986546.html
    Originally posted by NaughtiusMaximus
    looks horrible, least it leads to the Shire and beyond
    "It is prudent when shopping for something important, not to limit yourself to Pound land/Estate Agents"
    • TamsinC
    • By TamsinC 10th Aug 18, 2:09 PM
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    I LOVE it - my idea of heaven
    • NaughtiusMaximus
    • By NaughtiusMaximus 10th Aug 18, 2:12 PM
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    Now that I do like.
    Originally posted by NaughtiusMaximus
    looks horrible, least it leads to the Shire and beyond
    Originally posted by csgohan4
    I LOVE it - my idea of heaven
    Originally posted by TamsinC
    Definite marmite house then
    • TamsinC
    • By TamsinC 10th Aug 18, 2:17 PM
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    Definite marmite house then
    Originally posted by NaughtiusMaximus
    nom nom marmite - drool
    • kerri gt
    • By kerri gt 10th Aug 18, 2:28 PM
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    Definite marmite house then
    Originally posted by NaughtiusMaximus
    Looks handy for the pub (pic 11) if one should wish to stop by for a tankard of ye olde mead
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    • lincroft1710
    • By lincroft1710 10th Aug 18, 2:46 PM
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    Would have to paint all that wood in a nice white shade to match the existing exterior and interior, panel in and paint the staircase in a nice white, replace the door and windows with UPVC ones, partition off the sleeping area and put in a false ceiling upstairs and in the kitchen.

    (Runs for cover to avoid wrath and missiles of "Ye Olde Worlde" lovers!)
    • bouicca21
    • By bouicca21 10th Aug 18, 3:01 PM
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    I like it - but don't think I'd want to live in it.
    • ukmaggie45
    • By ukmaggie45 10th Aug 18, 3:04 PM
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    I like it - but don't think I'd want to live in it.
    Originally posted by bouicca21
    Bedroom and living room upstairs, loo downstairs. That'd be an accident waiting to happen for me! Though suppose could keep a camping toilet in the bedroom.
    • TamsinC
    • By TamsinC 10th Aug 18, 3:29 PM
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    Would have to paint all that wood in a nice white shade to match the existing exterior and interior, panel in and paint the staircase in a nice white, replace the door and windows with UPVC ones, partition off the sleeping area and put in a false ceiling upstairs and in the kitchen.

    (Runs for cover to avoid wrath and missiles of "Ye Olde Worlde" lovers!)
    Originally posted by lincroft1710
    grade 2 listed - you would never get permission (thank goodness, I say as an 'ye olde world' lover )
    • RedFraggle
    • By RedFraggle 10th Aug 18, 3:49 PM
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    This is why it's cheap

    Agent!!!8217;s notes
    !!!8226; The Old Gatehouse currently has planning as a holiday let; changing its status to full residential should be a fairly straightforward planning procedure, subject to planning.
    !!!8226; There is an agreement between the previous owners (The Vivat Trust) and Historic England that has approximately two years to run. It precludes any lending on the building and the owner!!!8217;s need to open the house to the public (to be agreed with HE). This, however, shouldn't hinder or impinge on the use of the building.
    !!!8226; An ongoing maintenance schedule is provided for the next two years.
    !!!8226; A recent onsite meeting with Historic England raised the possibility of re-instating the lost wing to the south east of the building. The consensus was that an oak-framed modern extension would be respectful to the original frame. This could add another reception room and a further bedroom/bathroom, subject to planning.
    !!!8226; The garden/land to the rear is on a 46 year lease from the owner of The Old Rectory next door (currently under The Vivat trust name).
    !!!8226; The access and land to the front is classed as !!!8216;no man!!!8217;s land!!!8217;; unencumbered access has been given for the past 550 years and so the current owners have an insurance policy to protect this access.
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    • RedFraggle
    • By RedFraggle 10th Aug 18, 3:50 PM
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    Oh no, I thought that numbers glitch was an I phone thing but I'm android!
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