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I am OBSESSED with this house.

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Nancy66 Wed 28-Nov-12 12:22:37

I've looked at it on streetview and area looks a bit rundown. Anyone know more - is it complete Shitsville?

OhDearNigel Thu 29-Aug-13 21:22:54

Hi Nancy
The house is sold now, I saw this thread today and had a smile to myself as DH and I would dearly love to buy it. Its just round the corner from us so I drove past on my way back from work. Covered in scaffolding

TalkinPeace2 Sun 02-Dec-12 22:02:53

be very wary of Zoopla - its data set is very incomplete at the moment as it does not include any houses sold to or by companies or any house sold after reposession and many houses sold at auction - those being the ones excluded from the Land Registry data

in a rising market it meant that Zoopla under estimated 'values'
in the stagnant / falling market it means that many people have inflated views of what things are actually selling for

Nancy66 Sun 02-Dec-12 21:46:50

Thanks for posting that LayKoo - yes the tower looks ridiculed with damp.

I think the price hike is due to the fact that there has already been quite a bit of refurbishment in the lower part of the house.

Edgar that oast house is amazing!

EdgarAllanPond Sun 02-Dec-12 21:37:36

i'm currently obsessed with a house that is sold STC to someone else.

i live in hope.

our sale goes through in the new year - if we'd snagged our buyer a few days sooner that would have been ours - arg!!

EdgarAllanPond Sun 02-Dec-12 21:36:05

i rather fancied this one myself though that is totally blowing the budget smile

EdgarAllanPond Sun 02-Dec-12 21:34:06

with 6 acres

EdgarAllanPond Sun 02-Dec-12 21:32:58

searching in that price bracket brings up some ealy lovely places in that area

like ths

EdgarAllanPond Sun 02-Dec-12 21:21:26

that's a beautiful wreck there.

i think the price isn't appetizing though - otherwise it would have shifted.

if you want it negotiate very hard indeed.

LadyKooKoo Sun 02-Dec-12 21:09:52

Found this from 2010 marketing, it really shows off damp in tower.

LadyKooKoo Sun 02-Dec-12 21:07:19

Sorry for the multiple posts but it also sold in 2002 for 180k so would guess that the condition when it sold in 2007 wasn't too bad at all.

LadyKooKoo Sun 02-Dec-12 21:03:38

Also, I am not sure is anyone else has posted this from Zoopla but the property was sold in 2007 for £350k. Given that 2007 is just before the crash, I would be interested to know what condition it was in then to justify such a price increase in a declining property market.

Nancy66 Sun 02-Dec-12 21:01:39

LadyKooKoo - I'm sure you're right. The house it's attached to is definitely all flats and looks very run down

LadyKooKoo Sun 02-Dec-12 20:57:23

I don't know anything about the area but I did look at the sold prices on rightmove and about 95% of the properties sold are flats. In my experience this brings the area down but perhaps that is only round here (Birmingham). I would suspect that the only reason this isn't flats is due to it being a listed building.

Rudolphstolemycarrots Sun 02-Dec-12 16:34:42

it looks typical sea-sidey road to me.

Rudolphstolemycarrots Sun 02-Dec-12 16:33:01

have you put the post code into ? will give you all the crime stats, schools etc ..

jakesmith Sat 01-Dec-12 23:20:57

st leonards is not great tbh, pretty run down, to get a picture of it, stay there on a saturday night & go out in the town for a meal, walk up to the house, see if there are people making a racket, loitering etc, or if it feels homely. A roperty that size will be expensive to do up, and then run (heat etc) but it does have huge potential to make a lovely home

digerd Fri 30-Nov-12 20:42:44

That last house looks like it appeared in a horror film - and those tiny windows and darkness from the huge trees - scary!!

Rhubarbgarden Fri 30-Nov-12 20:17:12

Oooh that Scottish one! I'm a total sucker for turrets. Why didn't I buy a house with a turret? Why? Why?

BettySuarez Thu 29-Nov-12 23:20:21

How peculiar - I have also been obsessing about this house even though we are not planning on moving and if we did, it wouldn't be to that neck of the woods.

Tis a fab house though grin

I saw it listed for sale last year so I reckon there's some room for negotiation?

Nancy66 Thu 29-Nov-12 23:16:02

we could wave to each other from our towers.

Any house without a tower now looks wrong to me

ATourchOfInsanity Thu 29-Nov-12 23:14:51

It has been 'made fit mortgage purposes' apparently so looks like all major works done. It has a wine cellar, snug, library and turret room too.
<Itches feet>

Nancy66 Thu 29-Nov-12 23:13:13

Stick - looks it. Well spotted. Wonder if that's thrown in.

That's a beautiful house ATourch - how come it's two vastly different prices in the two links?

ATourchOfInsanity Thu 29-Nov-12 23:09:52
Oooh internal pics!

ATourchOfInsanity Thu 29-Nov-12 23:07:20

You've got me looking at properties with towers now! Just found this one in Scotland, bit bigger but needs a lot of work no idea why I am posting this for you as doubt you'll be off to Bonnyland!
It's on the at risk register for Scotland and no internal pics, which is a shame.

Feckbox Thu 29-Nov-12 23:06:33

go for it Nance

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