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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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    • phoebe1989seb
    • By phoebe1989seb 18th Oct 16, 11:27 PM
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    EA says, "This property can only be described with one word.....WOW!"

    Unless they are referring to the triffid, I think I'm missing something...

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-62578826.html
    Originally posted by LittleMax
    Lol Definitely doesn't have the 'wow' factor for me either........and appears to be another vendor with a hatred of greenery in the garden - although not inside!
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    • glasgowdan
    • By glasgowdan 19th Oct 16, 7:01 AM
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    someone really doesn't like mowing the grass.

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-40340328.html
    Originally posted by Fuzzyness
    Mad. I'd rather mow grass every fortnight than spray weeds and pressure wash acres of rocks regularly.
    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 19th Oct 16, 8:09 AM
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    moneyistooshorttomention
    EA says, "This property can only be described with one word.....WOW!"

    Unless they are referring to the triffid, I think I'm missing something...

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-62578826.html
    Originally posted by LittleMax
    Another "where's the garden gone?" house then...ie a "concrete garden" and not even as big as one would expect for a house that size.
    Like Frankie said - I did it my way.
    It's MY life......
    • Rain Shadow
    • By Rain Shadow 19th Oct 16, 8:23 AM
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    Rain Shadow
    EA says, "This property can only be described with one word.....WOW!"

    Unless they are referring to the triffid, I think I'm missing something...

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-62578826.html
    Originally posted by LittleMax


    I'm not convinced by the fishnet stocking three piece suite
    • Fuzzyness
    • By Fuzzyness 19th Oct 16, 8:37 AM
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    Fuzzyness
    EA says, "This property can only be described with one word.....WOW!"

    Unless they are referring to the triffid, I think I'm missing something...

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-62578826.html
    Originally posted by LittleMax
    not sure i like the pictures on the wall of the old fella looking down on me.
    • TBagpuss
    • By TBagpuss 19th Oct 16, 9:18 AM
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    TBagpuss
    EA says, "This property can only be described with one word.....WOW!"

    Unless they are referring to the triffid, I think I'm missing something...

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-62578826.html
    Originally posted by LittleMax
    As in "Wow, that's a really dark house, with a really ugly yard and no garden", perhaps.

    or
    "Wow, I can't believe these homeowners are paying us for our terrible photos and marketing"
    • SalsaDanca
    • By SalsaDanca 19th Oct 16, 11:31 PM
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    It's sad to see another empty house that's probably another probate sale. On the other hand, it's got an amazing collection of carpets.

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-62411858.html
    • Fuzzyness
    • By Fuzzyness 20th Oct 16, 8:44 AM
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    Fuzzyness
    It's sad to see another empty house that's probably another probate sale. On the other hand, it's got an amazing collection of carpets.

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-62411858.html
    Originally posted by SalsaDanca
    they are pretty special aren't they.
    • ScarletMarble
    • By ScarletMarble 20th Oct 16, 11:56 AM
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    Like the name given to pic 3
    • Mardle
    • By Mardle 20th Oct 16, 11:58 AM
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    Mardle
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-62245748.html

    Has this one got the 'WOW' factor?

    http://www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/make-an-appointment-to-see-former-doctor-s-surgery/story-29822805-detail/story.html
    • ScarletMarble
    • By ScarletMarble 20th Oct 16, 2:17 PM
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    ScarletMarble
    My mum would love to flick through the magazines.

    Remember going to a hospital waiting room 15 years ago and the magazines there were from the mid 70s. Mum laughed so much
    • pollyanna24
    • By pollyanna24 20th Oct 16, 2:21 PM
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    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-56409085.html

    There's no windows at the front. Is it just me or is this a little strange? It's not the only house like this in the area when I looked it up.
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    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 20th Oct 16, 2:32 PM
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    Davesnave
    £375k !!!! Whoops! Actually £337k...dyslexia rules, KO!
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-55900189.html?utm_content=v2-ealertspropertyimage&utm_medium=email&utm_source=e mailupdates&utm_campaign=emailupdates1day&utm_term =buying&sc_id=10316786&onetime_FromEmail=true

    This seems a tad expensive for a poky 2 bed shed, albeit in the Gower. I wasn't aware that Swansea had its own eco-Jaywick, so this is a surprise!

    Not too much eco-babble, though. It seems to boil down to a few solar panels which even the council's old folks' bungalows have in my village.

    Oh, and there's a wood burner......sorry, I'll read that again....was a wood burner, although the flue looks like it won't meet regs.

    Paying close attention to the 'unique finish' I noted a bit of damp and evidence of the 'ongoing development project,' otherwise known as "can't be @rsed to finish it."

    Pennard is a very pleasant location; I've rented a holiday house there, but I didn't see anything like this, which looks like it's not alone on the aerial and Street View.
    Last edited by Davesnave; 20-10-2016 at 6:45 PM. Reason: Got the price wrong
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    • LisbonLaura
    • By LisbonLaura 20th Oct 16, 3:21 PM
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    LisbonLaura
    EA says, "This property can only be described with one word.....WOW!"

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-62578826.html
    Originally posted by LittleMax
    Pic 17: There is something dead(ish) and bloated on the bed
    • phoebe1989seb
    • By phoebe1989seb 20th Oct 16, 3:38 PM
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    phoebe1989seb
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-56409085.html

    There's no windows at the front. Is it just me or is this a little strange? It's not the only house like this in the area when I looked it up.
    Originally posted by pollyanna24
    Yes and no

    Our (Victorian detached) house has similar fenestration. We have only three very tiny windows (and one door!) on the elevation that fronts our lane - they are all landing/cloakroom windows. The garden elevation more than compensates however as it has seventeen windows (including two large bays) and a further seven doors, lol!

    Not sure why the linked house was built like that - ours is a result of being built into a escarpment
    Last edited by phoebe1989seb; 20-10-2016 at 3:41 PM.
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    Over £40,000 mis-sold PPI reclaimed
    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 20th Oct 16, 3:49 PM
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    moneyistooshorttomention
    £375k !!!!
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-55900189.html?utm_content=v2-ealertspropertyimage&utm_medium=email&utm_source=e mailupdates&utm_campaign=emailupdates1day&utm_term =buying&sc_id=10316786&onetime_FromEmail=true

    This seems a tad expensive for a poky 2 bed shed, albeit in the Gower. I wasn't aware that Swansea had its own eco-Jaywick, so this is a surprise!

    Not too much eco-babble, though. It seems to boil down to a few solar panels which even the council's old folks' bungalows have in my village.

    Oh, and there's a wood burner......sorry, I'll read that again....was a wood burner, although the flue looks like it won't meet regs.

    Paying close attention to the 'unique finish' I noted a bit of damp and evidence of the 'ongoing development project,' otherwise known as "can't be @rsed to finish it."

    Pennard is a very pleasant location; I've rented a holiday house there, but I didn't see anything like this, which looks like it's not alone on the aerial and Street View.
    Originally posted by Davesnave
    Add that I can see a standard size garden - but I can't see a "plot" (ie large area for foodgrowing - and as an extra to a "garden" as such). When someone says "ecohouse" I'm expecting to see a very quirky place made of strawbales, etc - not just a few solar panels on the roof (so far - so pretty standard).

    As for the price - I thought Swansea isn't supposed to be that great a part of Wales?
    Like Frankie said - I did it my way.
    It's MY life......
    • Nasqueron
    • By Nasqueron 20th Oct 16, 3:56 PM
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    Nasqueron
    £375k !!!!
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-55900189.html?utm_content=v2-ealertspropertyimage&utm_medium=email&utm_source=e mailupdates&utm_campaign=emailupdates1day&utm_term =buying&sc_id=10316786&onetime_FromEmail=true

    This seems a tad expensive for a poky 2 bed shed, albeit in the Gower. I wasn't aware that Swansea had its own eco-Jaywick, so this is a surprise!

    Not too much eco-babble, though. It seems to boil down to a few solar panels which even the council's old folks' bungalows have in my village.

    Oh, and there's a wood burner......sorry, I'll read that again....was a wood burner, although the flue looks like it won't meet regs.

    Paying close attention to the 'unique finish' I noted a bit of damp and evidence of the 'ongoing development project,' otherwise known as "can't be @rsed to finish it."

    Pennard is a very pleasant location; I've rented a holiday house there, but I didn't see anything like this, which looks like it's not alone on the aerial and Street View.
    Originally posted by Davesnave
    Showing 337,500 when I visit? Still a lot more than I'd pay
    • fairy lights
    • By fairy lights 20th Oct 16, 4:08 PM
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    fairy lights
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-56409085.html

    There's no windows at the front. Is it just me or is this a little strange? It's not the only house like this in the area when I looked it up.
    Originally posted by pollyanna24
    That's spectacular in it's awfulness.
    The lack of windows, the strange wood panelling in the kitchen, the strip lighting, the grimy bathroom, the sheet that's trying as hard as it can to escape from the sad mattress...
    Bleurrrghhhh.
    • Fuzzyness
    • By Fuzzyness 20th Oct 16, 4:11 PM
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    Fuzzyness
    That's spectacular in it's awfulness.
    The lack of windows, the strange wood panelling in the kitchen, the strip lighting, the grimy bathroom, the sheet that's trying as hard as it can to escape from the sad mattress...
    Bleurrrghhhh.
    Originally posted by fairy lights
    the sheet looks like its been put there to cover something. i dread to think what.
    • pollyanna24
    • By pollyanna24 20th Oct 16, 4:12 PM
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    pollyanna24
    That's spectacular in it's awfulness.
    The lack of windows, the strange wood panelling in the kitchen, the strip lighting, the grimy bathroom, the sheet that's trying as hard as it can to escape from the sad mattress...
    Bleurrrghhhh.
    Originally posted by fairy lights
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-54243232.html

    Here's another one in the same area with hardly any windows. They look awful.
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    House Worth (approx) - £400,000
    Mortgages (3rd Nov 2017) - £180,813.85
    Equity - £219,186.15
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