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    • Grimbal
    • By Grimbal 5th Aug 11, 10:16 AM
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    The "have a look at this!" thread II
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    • 5th Aug 11, 10:16 AM
    The "have a look at this!" thread II 5th Aug 11 at 10:16 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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    • Ocelot
    • By Ocelot 18th Sep 18, 6:29 PM
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    I've driven past GY, on the way back from Corton, but not stopped, so I'll bow to your knowledge.
    • Dandie89
    • By Dandie89 19th Sep 18, 1:59 PM
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    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-67528633.html
    Picture 10 - I think I might be a little concerned that visitors would misunderstand just what that basin might be used for.
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 20th Sep 18, 6:00 AM
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    Spot the tat....sorry, cat.

    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-67595542.html


    I don't suppose the sand bags by the front door in Street View are significant.
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    • RedFraggle
    • By RedFraggle 20th Sep 18, 6:19 AM
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    I don't suppose anyone saw that documentary a few years back where Gene Simmons of the rock band Kiss was teaching kids in Great Yarmouth to play rock? He described the place as "God's waiting room." It also looks as if the property will not be there a couple of years from now... One good Spring tide and bye-bye; no thanks.
    Originally posted by Smodlet
    It was in Lowestoft at my old school. One of the kids, little Chris, later died due to drugs
    Officially in a clique of idiots
    • quantumlobster
    • By quantumlobster 20th Sep 18, 6:56 AM
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    Spot the tat....sorry, cat.

    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-67595542.html

    I don't suppose the sand bags by the front door in Street View are significant.
    Originally posted by Davesnave
    Once again I am reminded of how different we all are. Setting aside matters of decorative taste, I simply cannot comprend how one could live amongst so. much. stuff.
    • bouicca21
    • By bouicca21 20th Sep 18, 7:40 AM
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    Am I the only one who just thinks about how long it must take to dust that lot?
    • kerri gt
    • By kerri gt 20th Sep 18, 9:18 AM
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    Am I the only one who just thinks about how long it must take to dust that lot?
    Originally posted by bouicca21
    Nope, I thought exactly the same thing whilst trying to work out the demographics of who lived there.
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    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 20th Sep 18, 9:55 AM
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    Demographics of who is living there - yep...confusing. There is a cot on the one hand but adapted loo on the other hand.

    Mind you - I feel like I'm needing to look at it with sunglasses on - I guess the colour of the outside of the house was the cue. I'd feel like I needed to paint everything white first - just to see what I'd actually got/what the house was like underneath all that.
    • lincroft1710
    • By lincroft1710 20th Sep 18, 2:40 PM
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    Spot the tat....sorry, cat.

    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-67595542.html


    I don't suppose the sand bags by the front door in Street View are significant.
    Originally posted by Davesnave
    It also has 2 caravans (one visible in Pic 3) and 7 (yes, seven!) sheds and a "chicken area". No floor plan or room dimensions.
    • Contessa
    • By Contessa 20th Sep 18, 7:21 PM
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    Spot the tat....sorry, cat.

    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-67595542.html


    I don't suppose the sand bags by the front door in Street View are significant.
    Originally posted by Davesnave

    No, not at all Dave. Easily explained by there being a young child's cot in one of the bedrooms. When the child is a little bit older the bags will be emptied into the child's sand pit.


    The owners lead an active life as indicated by the surf board. Unfortunately, one of them fell off, resulting in a bad back, hence the need for the raised loo seat and bars.
    • Running Horse
    • By Running Horse 21st Sep 18, 12:49 AM
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    Running Horse
    Stumbled across this unusual property for sale:

    http://www.hardluckcastle.com/sale.html
    I was present at wreath-laying but don't think I was involved.
    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 21st Sep 18, 6:06 AM
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    moneyistooshorttomention
    Stumbled across this unusual property for sale:

    http://www.hardluckcastle.com/sale.html
    Originally posted by Running Horse
    Which goes to prove it's not just the British that go in for eccentrics then
    • kerri gt
    • By kerri gt 21st Sep 18, 7:37 AM
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    kerri gt
    Stumbled across this unusual property for sale:

    http://www.hardluckcastle.com/sale.html
    Originally posted by Running Horse
    Sounds like a right little gold mine
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    • Bossypants
    • By Bossypants 23rd Sep 18, 4:55 PM
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    I know this isn't really what this thread is for, but I didn't want to clog up the front page, and it is pretty grim (estate agent's word!) at the moment, so I hope it will be allowed.

    How put off would you keen gardeners be by the northern aspect of the back garden on this place? https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-74669252.html
    • shortcrust
    • By shortcrust 23rd Sep 18, 5:20 PM
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    I know this isn't really what this thread is for, but I didn't want to clog up the front page, and it is pretty grim (estate agent's word!) at the moment, so I hope it will be allowed.

    How put off would you keen gardeners be by the northern aspect of the back garden on this place? https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-74669252.html
    Originally posted by Bossypants
    I actually think that’s a pretty perfect aspect. It’s almost bang on north west if the plan is accurate. Lots of the garden will be in full sun for much of the year and at the height of summer the sunset will be almost straight ahead at the bottom of the garden. You’ll be glad of the shade given by the house, both for sitting in and for plants that don’t like the midday sun.
    Last edited by shortcrust; 23-09-2018 at 5:22 PM.
    • ukmaggie45
    • By ukmaggie45 23rd Sep 18, 7:31 PM
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    How put off would you keen gardeners be by the northern aspect of the back garden on this place? https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-74669252.html
    Originally posted by Bossypants
    I agree with shortcrust. Our house is roughly SW/NE front/back. We still get plenty of sun at the back of our garden. We'd have a lot more if we were a bungalow!

    Love that little brick shed with lots of windows on the back of the garage too - absolutely perfect for bringing on your seedlings! Bright but shaded from the heat of the sun.

    Garden looks long enough to catch sun in the evening. Or you could do what we often do - sit out the front and get to chat with your passing neighbours.
    • ancientofdays
    • By ancientofdays 24th Sep 18, 5:30 AM
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    The aspect looks ok to me Bossypants and it must get some sun, the grass is quite dried out.
    I was jumping to conclusions and one of them jumped back
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 24th Sep 18, 6:13 AM
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    Davesnave
    How put off would you keen gardeners be by the northern aspect of the back garden on this place? https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-74669252.html
    Originally posted by Bossypants
    A keen gardener has to create shade if there's little of it.

    We have a bungalow with a north-facing front garden and the shade near the property's very useful, as not all plants want to be fried all day. There isn't that much of it in summer however.

    At the back, with full-on sun, we've had to plant trees and yew hedges so that many species can cope with the aspect.

    Not so sure about your chalky soil there, though!
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    • Bossypants
    • By Bossypants 24th Sep 18, 8:26 AM
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    Thanks everyone, I feel better now!

    @ancientofdays - True, but those pictures were taken in the height of summer with no one living there to water the lawn, I'm not sure it was ever going to escape a scorching!

    @Dave - True but people do seem to manage somehow, although I imagine there may be some trial and error involved!
    • Owain Moneysaver
    • By Owain Moneysaver 24th Sep 18, 2:19 PM
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    Owain Moneysaver
    I know this isn't really what this thread is for, but I didn't want to clog up the front page, and it is pretty grim (estate agent's word!) at the moment, so I hope it will be allowed.
    Originally posted by Bossypants
    They got their money's worth out of those carpets.
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