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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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    • lisa110rry
    • By lisa110rry 20th Oct 16, 5:00 PM
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    lisa110rry
    Got this treasure trove through the Zoopla email;

    http://www.zoopla.co.uk/discover/featured-homes/6-homes-caught-in-a-time-warp/#vtPVslVuRJgPkGT3.97

    Not sure I remember everyone having hideous peach bathrooms in the 90s but what the hey.
    Originally posted by Minkybob
    I just love that 1930s Frinton on Sea house!
    “And all shall be well. And all shall be well. And all manner of things shall be exceeding well.”
    !!!8213; Julian of Norwich
    In other words, Don't Panic!
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 20th Oct 16, 6:35 PM
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    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?
    Originally posted by moneyistooshorttomention
    Swansea has a few posh areas, like Mayals, while just outside Swansea there are trendy, more expensive places, like Mumbles. Once into the Gower, you're not in Swansea, or anything like it.

    I don't think eco houses need a food growing area, but you'd expect things like grey water re-use, rainwater harvesting or ground source heat. Wood burners are merely carbon-neutral.

    Solar panels aren't that eco when the public are paying through the nose for them. As I said, my local council was an early adopter and stuck them on all their old folks' bungalows in our village. Yes, the oldies get cheap leccy, but the rest of us pay the council something like 40p a kW.

    Got to admire their foresight though!


    Showing 337,500 when I visit? Still a lot more than I'd pay
    Originally posted by Nasqueron
    You're right. I think I was just having a senior lunch hour.
    'It's a terrible thing to wait until you're ready…..Generally speaking, now is as good a time as any.' Hugh Lawrie.
    • Deep In Debt
    • By Deep In Debt 20th Oct 16, 8:31 PM
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    Deep In Debt
    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.
    Originally posted by pollyanna24
    Such ugly looking houses.

    I looks like it has a few windows at the back but the front looks hideous. No kerb appeal.
    • Lummoxley
    • By Lummoxley 20th Oct 16, 8:56 PM
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    Lummoxley
    Nice and obvious spot the EA. Not sure who the little girl next to him is though.

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-62627816.html
    • zagubov
    • By zagubov 20th Oct 16, 8:56 PM
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    zagubov
    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
    I've seen houses with windows at one side, but they were duplexes built into a slope so there was only a view on one side.
    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-39658291.html
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    • mozza78
    • By mozza78 21st Oct 16, 1:58 AM
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    I remember driving through as housing estate outside Edinburgh that had similar houses with tiny windows at the front and big windows at the back. I always figured it was to do with energy saving somehow. Couldn't pay me to live in one of them.
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 21st Oct 16, 6:36 AM
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    Davesnave
    The whole pent roof thing went big in the 1970s.

    In Bath, where I lived then, new properties like that caused a bit of a kerfuffle:


    We called them the 'chicken houses.'

    They had a great view, but they did little for those of others.
    'It's a terrible thing to wait until you're ready…..Generally speaking, now is as good a time as any.' Hugh Lawrie.
    • Dandie89
    • By Dandie89 21st Oct 16, 9:13 AM
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    £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.
    Originally posted by Davesnave
    I'm wondering how "eco" is a laminate floor?
    • amateur house
    • By amateur house 21st Oct 16, 11:47 PM
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    amateur house
    This house apparently has fuel bills under £100 a year:

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-44509923.html


    And this one has a nice green sofa in the garden:

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-44810445.html
    • LittleMax
    • By LittleMax 22nd Oct 16, 12:20 AM
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    LittleMax
    Bit of everything here... carpets and matching walls, concrete gardens. No hidden cats or EAs, but hey ho - can't have it all!

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-45011613.html
    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 22nd Oct 16, 6:24 AM
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    moneyistooshorttomention
    Bit of everything here... carpets and matching walls, concrete gardens. No hidden cats or EAs, but hey ho - can't have it all!

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-45011613.html
    Originally posted by LittleMax
    My biggest question there would be as to why a section of the garden is boxed-around (ie the fence having been done in a way that the garden looks L-shaped when it isn't).

    A land-grabber neighbour maybe? If so - it's got to be one of the most blatant bits of land-grabbing I've seen yet...
    Like Frankie said - I did it my way.
    It's MY life......
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 22nd Oct 16, 7:09 AM
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    Davesnave
    A land-grabber neighbour maybe? If so - it's got to be one of the most blatant bits of land-grabbing I've seen yet...
    Originally posted by moneyistooshorttomention
    Why would it have been 'grabbed?'

    If it wasn't always that shape, then isn't the most likely scenario that someone has simply bought part of it? Things change. The greenhouse and shed that were in that garden have gone. Do you think someone stole those as well?
    'It's a terrible thing to wait until you're ready…..Generally speaking, now is as good a time as any.' Hugh Lawrie.
    • JP1978
    • By JP1978 22nd Oct 16, 11:43 AM
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    This house is visible from the main road and believe that everyone will ask the question..... WTF with the sheep....

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-53956906.html
    • katsclaws
    • By katsclaws 22nd Oct 16, 1:59 PM
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    I don't know how to post links but 'spot the photographer' in these photos. It's on the Fine and Country Huddersfield website a 3 bedroom apartment for £350,000.
    • SalsaDanca
    • By SalsaDanca 22nd Oct 16, 2:38 PM
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    SalsaDanca
    I don't know how to post links but 'spot the photographer' in these photos. It's on the Fine and Country Huddersfield website a 3 bedroom apartment for £350,000.
    Originally posted by katsclaws
    This one?

    http://www.fineandcountry.com/uk/property-for-sale/huddersfield-bryan-road/hd2-2ft/50059187
    • katsclaws
    • By katsclaws 22nd Oct 16, 3:02 PM
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    katsclaws
    Thank you Salsa Dancer. That's the one.
    • Liz1966
    • By Liz1966 22nd Oct 16, 8:47 PM
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    Liz1966
    Sometimes you can die of thirst whilst waiting for someone to bring you a drink (pic 19)

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-62655455.html
    • General Grant
    • By General Grant 22nd Oct 16, 9:43 PM
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    General Grant
    I don't know how to post links but 'spot the photographer' in these photos. It's on the Fine and Country Huddersfield website a 3 bedroom apartment for £350,000.
    Originally posted by katsclaws
    I'd have to admit he had a bit of a challenge with a lot of those interior shots. Only way round it would probably be to try placing the camera and use time delay.
    • zagubov
    • By zagubov 23rd Oct 16, 12:17 AM
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    zagubov
    This house is visible from the main road and believe that everyone will ask the question..... WTF with the sheep....

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-53956906.html
    Originally posted by JP1978
    It's not too far from the Roslin Institute so if you want an animal to be cloned, you just leave it outside for the binmen on on recycling day /Cloning Collection day.
    There is no honour to be had in not knowing a thing that can be known - Danny Baker
    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 23rd Oct 16, 6:49 AM
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    moneyistooshorttomention
    Sometimes you can die of thirst whilst waiting for someone to bring you a drink (pic 19)

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-62655455.html
    Originally posted by Liz1966
    Ever get the feeling that it's a set-up - in order to get onto this thread?
    Like Frankie said - I did it my way.
    It's MY life......
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