I had to do a double take on the picture if the garden

(27 Posts)
Beaverfeaver2 Fri 02-May-14 05:14:32

I wonder if it comes with the house...

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-46137614.html

Beaverfeaver2 Fri 02-May-14 05:14:51
betold Fri 02-May-14 06:46:49

Took me a moment to see it! smile

antimatter Fri 02-May-14 06:49:24

40 ft garden may be photo 3 if that's what you are asking

Beaverfeaver2 Fri 02-May-14 06:51:37

Of course the garden is included

BuzzardBird Fri 02-May-14 06:53:32

They make a right racket, that would put me off. Taste good though grin

BridgeOfWhys Fri 02-May-14 06:59:00

I love how he fanned his tail for the photo. Typically!

BridgeOfWhys Fri 02-May-14 06:59:45

That grass has the look of never having seen the sun!

financialwizard Fri 02-May-14 07:03:18

Gorgeous.

LidlAngel Fri 02-May-14 07:06:24

I only ever buy houses where the sale includes one of those.....

Isabelleforyourbicycle Fri 02-May-14 07:24:02

That house must be a total wreck inside. Incrediably cheap for the area. Looks like it could be amazing property.

kronenborg Fri 02-May-14 07:49:38

one of our neighbours have peacocks...shortly after moving in to our house, i was surprised to find 8 of them pecking around in our garden, including a few white ones.

they make a lot of noise (seemingly at any time of day/night, especially if they are unexpectedly disturbed), and a great deal of mess. i have also heard (although not witnessed it yet) that they can make quite a mess of shiny cars, but climbing up on them with their sharp claws, and sometimes attacking their own reflections.

they do look amazing when displaying, though.

perhaps a nice idea if you have >10 acres of land, and they are far away from any bedrooms/cars!

BathroomDrama Fri 02-May-14 07:50:19

OMG I love it... the cottage that is - are you thinking of buying it or were you just browsing rightmove?

As for the 'item' - little buggers they are, I'd sooner it didn't come with the cottage!! grin

AlpacaLypse Fri 02-May-14 07:57:09

We moved to a house with four of these when I was seven. They make a horrible squawky noise, particularly at dawn and dusk, they do huge poos indiscriminately, the males will display at anything they think is another male - including their own reflections in shiny surfaces. They will also try to mate with anything they think is a female. Including children's ride-on toys. Once with a child already riding on it. They're not very good at flying and one of them once flew into my brother's head.

Apart from that.... Seriously cute cottage!

Sandthorn Fri 02-May-14 08:06:44

Bridgeofwhys, it looks like ours did when we moved in here... Hadn't been mown in living memory, and swamped by inappropriately huge trees. Putting that garden right would be the least of my worries. I'd be saving my pennies to rethatch the roof, and to fix whatever they didn't want to photograph inside wink

OwlCapone Fri 02-May-14 08:08:13

It's beautiful. Both cottage and livestock!

I wonder what the interior is like. Cottage, not peacock.

Dumpylump Fri 02-May-14 08:14:15

Lovely! Although yes, they are very noisy.
The cottage looks as if you would need to spend thousands and thousands of pounds to make it right. What exactly does it mean "the drainage is currently connected to a defective private system" for example? That sounds expensive to me!
If you did have the money though it could be absolutely beautiful.

TheAbominableWoman Fri 02-May-14 08:20:46

Noisy buggers and the ones that used to frequent my friend's garden totally destroyed the paintwork on her parents' cars by scrabbling all over them.

The male also used to fan his tail and strut up the paddock when the horses were out with a 'come and have a go of you think you're hard enough' swagger.

TheAbominableWoman Fri 02-May-14 08:22:34

Dumpy I think that translates to 'septic tank is fucked'.

Dumpylump Fri 02-May-14 08:25:57

Yeah Abominable, that's what I thought too.....why can't they just say that!!

BridgeOfWhys Fri 02-May-14 08:29:46

Peacocks are bastards. My friend got marked outside and during the vows one strutted up the aisle, turned, faced the crowd and fanned its feathers, completely obscuring the bride and groom whilst squawking.

I swear it stood at the back and planned it.

BridgeOfWhys Fri 02-May-14 08:30:35

Got MARRIED outside!

OwlCapone Fri 02-May-14 09:04:21

The defective drainage system is shared - I wonder what the other property connects to it is like.

OwlCapone Fri 02-May-14 09:05:27

It was clearly two cottages at one time.

I love it in all it's ramshackle glory.

TheAbominableWoman Fri 02-May-14 09:14:59

I only ever buy ramshackle houses. I'm fluent in estate agent bullshit.

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