Small house, lots of land. Opinions please

(23 Posts)
Schoolandstuff Fri 10-Jun-16 10:04:18

http://m.zoopla.co.uk/for-sale/details/40317919?search_identifier=3920d14ce151c22b36a32adc1ebf4426

How much work would it take to transform house into something bigger and more exciting. Perfectly liveable but don't know if my head is being turned by 300+ ft garden! In London! (Kind of)

whois Fri 10-Jun-16 11:00:43

OMG that garden!!!!!

No idea how much it would cost - depends entirly on what you are thinking you want to do?

Looks like next door have incotrporated the garage into the house?

You could get a cool glass fronted extension on the back and make more of that lovely vista.

Pootles2010 Fri 10-Jun-16 11:18:29

What sort of thing where you thinking? To my eyes, that is neither a small house, nor lots of land.

whois Fri 10-Jun-16 11:59:32

It's quite small - they are including the garage and summer house in the sq foot on the floor plans. 1 maybe 2 doubles plus a single and 1 bathroom isn't massive. Only one living space.

Pootles2010 Fri 10-Jun-16 12:12:43

I guess so - actually looking at living room there aren't any sofas, just 2 armchairs, it prob would feel quite small once you were in.

With regards to land vs house - are you a keen gardener OP? Because that would take quite a bit of looking after.

wowfudge Fri 10-Jun-16 14:17:15

That is not a small house! The living room area of the open plan space is 16 ft by nearly 12ft.

HeadDreamer Fri 10-Jun-16 14:58:23

It is a small house looking at the upstairs bedroom space. It looks like there are only two real bedrooms, and the third is only big enough for a desk. It depends on your family size. Love the garden however.

But if it were me, I won't consider it unless I have the money to extend upstairs. I'd look for something with 3 decent sized bedroom but a smaller garden. I live in the house much moe than the garden.

Donatellalymanmoss Fri 10-Jun-16 18:39:13

Well it's not that small but the space doesn't seem particularly well used. Although it seems like quite poor value for money even for London. There are nice places about that far out that are much cheaper.

Schoolandstuff Sat 11-Jun-16 09:28:28

Well there's just the three of us so rooms are ok. Would hope to extend into loft. I was thinking that it wasn't too over priced as fair enough the house is on the small side but where we are at the moment (3 miles away) you can't swing a cat in some gardens. You could have a cattery here! Thanks for all the input, might try and have a viewing this weekend.

amarmai Sat 11-Jun-16 16:18:52

You can add to the house, but not to the land.

RedWineLush Sat 11-Jun-16 16:49:47

Can someone do me a click link please? Technophobe alert!!

BeautifulMaudOHara Sat 11-Jun-16 16:57:33

Click link

m.zoopla.co.uk/for-sale/details/photos/40317919

Hmm, it's a funny shape, quite narrow, and the bedrooms are quite small. But you could extend into the garden, not sure what it would cost but I'd budget £75k I think.

BeautifulMaudOHara Sat 11-Jun-16 16:59:41

Looking at the floorplan, you could extend over the back as far out as the garage currently goes

BeautifulMaudOHara Sat 11-Jun-16 17:00:18

Ah, no you couldn't, that's at the front, sorry!

Branleuse Sat 11-Jun-16 17:02:41

what the fuck is this? Thats a perfectly normal sized house, 3 bedrooms for 3 people, and an average size garden. Stealth boast

BeautifulMaudOHara Sat 11-Jun-16 17:03:01

I prefer this

www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-39776187.html

BeautifulMaudOHara Sat 11-Jun-16 17:04:07

The one I just linked to is 2,100 sq ft compared to 1,600 for the one you mentioned op

Schoolandstuff Sat 11-Jun-16 20:09:39

Thanks Maud, I do love the house but feels a bit overlooked to me. Which is what I like about the other one, almost semi rural in a way. hmm at stealth. Bedrooms not the largest but equally i disagree and do think is a bigger than average garden, which is what I'm drawn to. Thanks everyone for ideas re: extending too!

SquinkiesRule Sun 12-Jun-16 15:09:20

Detached stumps a semi every time. I like it OP, and it backs to a golf course so nice and private.
It'd be big enough for my family. Dh needs a garage so thats covered.

whatsthatcomingoverthehill Mon 13-Jun-16 11:17:07

I like it but I doubt you'd be able to get up into the loft. It is quite a narrow front to back so the headroom is likely to be an issue. My house is a bit wider than that and some people have gone into the loft but there is a very narrow section with decent headroom. Plus actually getting into the loft would be awkward.

Extending out the side to give an extra bedroom over the garage/utility might work but the neighbours do have veluxes on that side so might complain they are losing light.

Single storey rear extension should be fairly easy to get permission for but maybe not a two storey one.

whois Mon 13-Jun-16 13:09:03

Extending out the side to give an extra bedroom over the garage/utility might work but the neighbours do have veluxes on that side so might complain they are losing light.

Isn't that a bit tough shit that they have veluxes there on their garage extension?

I reckon an extention over the garage would be the best way to add 'upstairs' space and that + a single story at the back woudl increase the footbront dramatically. Not cheap tho.

whatsthatcomingoverthehill Mon 13-Jun-16 13:23:21

You'd hope so whois, but the planning process can be odd. A property owner can also acquire a right to light through a window if they've been there more than 20 years. A single storey rear extension could be permitted development, depending on size, but I don't think the side extension would be. A side extension does seem the easiest way to get more bedrooms.

whois Mon 13-Jun-16 14:07:58

You'd hope so whois, but the planning process can be odd. A property owner can also acquire a right to light through a window if they've been there more than 20 years

Oh, just seems a bit unfarir that then one neighbour can do something that then prevents another neighbour doing the same thing.

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