Show us your real estate pawn (Vol 4)

Show us your real estate pawn (Vol 4)

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Adam.

21,153 posts

221 months

Wednesday 16th June
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Doofus said:
People who live in London will pay incredible amounts to have a house that makes them feel like they don't live in London.
Whilst being in London so being able to commute to their highly paid job and having access to all the attractions (shops/restaurants/theatres/galleries etc)

It’s the combination that inflates the prices so

r6blacky

230 posts

204 months

Wednesday 16th June
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easytiger123 said:
Who knew that Saddam Hussein had a house in Angmering.
Apparently the owner likes it so much he has an exact replica in the US

lauda

2,404 posts

174 months

Wednesday 16th June
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r6blacky said:
easytiger123 said:
Who knew that Saddam Hussein had a house in Angmering.
Apparently the owner likes it so much he has an exact replica in the US
Christ, one example is bad enough. That leaves me totally cold.

Bonefish Blues

18,314 posts

190 months

Wednesday 16th June
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lauda said:
r6blacky said:
easytiger123 said:
Who knew that Saddam Hussein had a house in Angmering.
Apparently the owner likes it so much he has an exact replica in the US
Christ, one example is bad enough. That leaves me totally cold.
I can't see how that is worth anything like the money being asked - location's poor too - between and estate and a garden centre/nursery, seemingly.

r6blacky

230 posts

204 months

Wednesday 16th June
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Bonefish Blues said:
I can't see how that is worth anything like the money being asked - location's poor too - between and estate and a garden centre/nursery, seemingly.
I agree that it's way overpriced. There is the housing to the south and also plans for another 32 houses to the east and 170+ in the field to the north behind the local pub.

hyperblue

2,591 posts

147 months

Wednesday 16th June
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easytiger123 said:
r6blacky said:
This is local to me - https://www.rightmove.co.uk/properties/108470621#/

Plenty of land for a few more garages for the fleet.
Who knew that Saddam Hussein had a house in Angmering.
Completely bizarre place to build a house like that, surrounded by a housing estate! Convenient for Asda and Dunelm though.

r6blacky

230 posts

204 months

Wednesday 16th June
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hyperblue said:
Completely bizarre place to build a house like that, surrounded by a housing estate! Convenient for Asda and Dunelm though.
It was built before the housing and I believe he owns the land that ASDA was built on

BobToc

572 posts

84 months

Wednesday 16th June
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NickCQ said:
Very annoying. In peak times it will be a constant rumble, which is liveable, but evenings / nights and weekends it will be sirens, high revving motorbikes & barried cars, which is much worse.
Thanks for that. It’s about 500m from the road. I went by on Saturday morning and stood outside nearby, was a low hum when everything else was quiet. The sirens and revs in the night sound more annoying. This might make me a weirdo but I’ll drop by late at night and see if I can get a better view.

NickCQ

4,713 posts

63 months

Wednesday 16th June
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BobToc said:
I’ll drop by late at night and see if I can get a better view.
I've done similar things in the past, it's well worth doing

ChevronB19

2,621 posts

130 months

Wednesday 16th June
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Just up the road from me (north Cumbria).

7 bedrooms, coachhouse, swimming pool, tennis court, orchard, the worlds largest Victorian greenhouse, walled landscaped gardens, plus 36 acres, all for 1.55 million.

Even up here, this seems cheap!

https://www.rightmove.co.uk/properties/108629945#/

Edited by ChevronB19 on Wednesday 16th June 17:56

ianrb

1,239 posts

107 months

Wednesday 16th June
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ChevronB19 said:
Just do the road from me (north Cumbria).

7 bedrooms, coachhouse, swimming pool, tennis court, orchard, the worlds largest Victorian greenhouse, walled landscaped gardens, plus 36 acres, all for 1.55 million.

Even up here, this seems cheap!

https://www.rightmove.co.uk/properties/108629945#/
Is it prone to flooding? And does the price include the lawn mower?



Bonefish Blues

18,314 posts

190 months

Wednesday 16th June
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That's a beauty.

thegreenhell

9,033 posts

186 months

Wednesday 16th June
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ChevronB19 said:
Just do the road from me (north Cumbria).

7 bedrooms, coachhouse, swimming pool, tennis court, orchard, the worlds largest Victorian greenhouse, walled landscaped gardens, plus 36 acres, all for 1.55 million.

Even up here, this seems cheap!

https://www.rightmove.co.uk/properties/108629945#/
I like that. Easy stumbling distance from the pub, too.

Alexandra

228 posts

159 months

Wednesday 16th June
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TTmonkey said:
https://www.sirbahamas.com/eng/sales/detail/198-l-...


Absolutely love the Bahamas. Would love to have the means to live there.

There are much nicer places to live there than this.
I love that. We're looking at beach-front properties but I'm not sure I could live in the Bahamas.

Nice find.

Escort3500

8,294 posts

112 months

Wednesday 16th June
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lauda said:
r6blacky said:
easytiger123 said:
Who knew that Saddam Hussein had a house in Angmering.
Apparently the owner likes it so much he has an exact replica in the US
Christ, one example is bad enough. That leaves me totally cold.
It’s dreadful. Poor location, awful architecture and a soulless interior.

TeaNoSugar

833 posts

132 months

Thursday 17th June
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S17Thumper said:
I quite like this, nearby although I only moved about a year ago hehe

Linky
Good find - I’ve run past that place at least a hundred time on the way to Stanage Pole or along the edge. Always wondered what it looked like inside.

It’s a fantastic building and deserves a proper refurbishment but I imagine it’ll be an enormous money pit. It’s the most exposed location I can think of in the area (other than The Barrel Inn at Bretton!). It looks so isolated and overbearing in the middle of that moor, it’s like Wuthering Heights!

ianrb

1,239 posts

107 months

Thursday 17th June
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TeaNoSugar said:
S17Thumper said:
I quite like this, nearby although I only moved about a year ago hehe

Linky
Good find - I’ve run past that place at least a hundred time on the way to Stanage Pole or along the edge. Always wondered what it looked like inside.

It’s a fantastic building and deserves a proper refurbishment but I imagine it’ll be an enormous money pit. It’s the most exposed location I can think of in the area (other than The Barrel Inn at Bretton!). It looks so isolated and overbearing in the middle of that moor, it’s like Wuthering Heights!
Even on a reasonably sunny day that looks a bit bleak. But it has its own climbing wall, so not all bad!

malaccamax

935 posts

198 months

Thursday 17th June
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off-grid! That is some project

Harry Flashman

15,435 posts

209 months

Thursday 17th June
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Doofus said:
NickCQ said:
Doofus said:
People who live in London will pay incredible amounts to have a house that makes them feel like they don't live in London.
What's wrong with that? Get all the benefits of living close to London entertainment, restaurants, work, community etc without the density and noise. Sounds ideal.
I lived in London for several years and those advantages are far outweighed by the disadvantages, IMO.

One thing that, in my experience, London doesn't have is 'community'.
All good points. We did exactly this, big house and garden in cheap area to feel like we weren't in a city.

One surprise has been a massive sense of community on our street. This, more than anything else, will keep us here rather than upgrading to Prime London.

And the proximity to friends and facilities is great. This has driven the decision not to leave, despitw the working from home flight from the capital.

AstonZagato

10,445 posts

177 months

Thursday 17th June
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ianrb said:
TeaNoSugar said:
S17Thumper said:
I quite like this, nearby although I only moved about a year ago hehe

Linky
Good find - I’ve run past that place at least a hundred time on the way to Stanage Pole or along the edge. Always wondered what it looked like inside.

It’s a fantastic building and deserves a proper refurbishment but I imagine it’ll be an enormous money pit. It’s the most exposed location I can think of in the area (other than The Barrel Inn at Bretton!). It looks so isolated and overbearing in the middle of that moor, it’s like Wuthering Heights!
Even on a reasonably sunny day that looks a bit bleak. But it has its own climbing wall, so not all bad!
Has to be worth less than that, surely? There is a lot of work to put that right - you could easily spend seven figures and £500k wouldn't touch the sides.

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