Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Two (mostly) sweet thatched Suffolk cottages

I do like a bit of thatch. Not as much as I like water but yes thatch, despite it's willingness to home refugee spiders and nibbling creatures, does appeal to me.
The thatch on this Suffolk cottage is a bit past its best (but then so is the rest of the house, which is why it's on this site, with you looking at it and thinking about spiders.)
Grade II-listed Saddlers Cottage is in the lovely village of Grundisburgh, about three miles from Woodridge and six from Ipswich.
Downstairs is a hall, two reception, kitchen and bathroom; upstairs are three bedrooms. There's also an attached former scullery, with its own entrance, still housing the old range and copper.

Large gardens (just under half an acre) wrap around the cottage.

The house has been let for most of the last 40 years (clearly to tenants who didn't expect their landlord to invest in updating their home) and is now on the market with a guide price of £350k, via Clarke & Simpson. Details and more pix here and here.
Also on the market with a £350k guide price is the four bedroom cottage below, in Ashley, around four miles from Newmarket.

Similar size gardens to Saddlers cottage (if rather less tidy) and, while it doesn't have a bathroom, it does have an upstairs shower room.
Downstairs is a large living room, plus kitchen, dining room and downstairs loo. Lots of original features and exposed beams upstairs and downstairs.

Grade II-listed Moon Acre (seriously?!) also comes with this sweet detached and thatched garage.

On the market through David Burr. Details and more pix here and here.

Friday, 15 July 2016

Two (or three) Yorkshire do-ups

Having just got back from babysitting duties in my home city*, I thought I show you a couple of Yorkshire do-ups (and one that may be past it).
This down-at-heel cottage in the village of Weaverthrorpe, in Ryedale, is currently under offer, so probably a bit naughty of me to show it to you. But, it's a cash-only sale so my guess is there'll be a bit of argy-bargying going on over the price.
And I like the name - Woodbine Cottage - all flat caps, whippets and gaspers.
Downstairs are three reception rooms, kitchen and pantry. Upstairs four bedrooms, bathroom and loo.

There are some nice features and some fairly bizarre decor (flower photos and trash wood panels, anyone?) and a lot of rooms look damp - although the ceiling tiles don't help. But it's a good size property in a lovely location with a big garden.

On the market through Cundalls, at offers around £150k. Details and more pix here and here.
The terraced cottage, below, isn't my usual sort of pick but I loved the space and possibilities of the attached warehouse.

It's in the centre of the market town of Kirbymoorside, on the edge of the North York Moors.
There's a kitchen, sitting room, loo and cellar downstairs, and three bedrooms and bathroom upstairs.

The two-storey warehouse adds around 75 sq.m to the space, and there's a nice big garden out back.

It's on the market through Rounthwaite & Woodhead at £150k. Details and more pix here and here.
Finally, the Old Pavilion, below, in Scarborough, was sent to me by reader Emily. She writes:
Been driving past this building my whole life and I love. If I had the money I’d have already brought it. I’ll be very sad to see it torn down but it may be beyond saving. 

Not great pic, but the Pavilion is centre right, fronting the playing field
Unfortunately, it's on the market as land with planning consent to demolish it and build a pair of semis in its place. That may or may not be because of the state of the building, the agent's details don't say much, but it's been on the market since last year.
It had been part of the sale of Bramcote School - all the other elements have already sold.

The school is edged in red at the front, the Old Pavilion at the back
On the market through Fordy Marshall with guide price of £200k. Details here and more pix here.

* My home city? A team in the Premier League, two in the Super League, and next year's City of Culture. ; )

Monday, 4 July 2016

Three Welsh farmhouses with extras


We're in Wales today. Not literally of course, although I was there a week ago (Talacre beach is yummy). Anyway, today Wales and a bunch of farmhouses.
The one above and below comes with some useful-looking stone farm buildings. It's not the biggest farmhouse - two reasonable-size bedrooms plus a third tucked into the eaves, and the kitchen's small.

However, it's in a lovely location (about eight miles from Carmarthan) and comes with around a third of an acre, plus those buildings:

Access is a via a farm track which cuts through another bit of land, for sale separately. That could be an issue if you didn't buy that extra bit of land, but you do have right of way across the track.

On the market at £175k, via Gerald Vaughan. Details and more pictures here and here.
The farmhouse below, at Llanybydder about six  miles from Lampeter, also has a not-quite third bedroom. However the boxroom 'bedroom' would be more usefully converted into a bathroom because the house doesn't have one.

It's also missing some bits of of ceiling and walls. It's a wreck, though not the wreckiest wreck we've seen. (By the way, loving the Charles & Di drip bucket in this first photo..).

Brookland House comes with a decent-sized garden area, including this brick-built workshop:

The Property is up for auction through John Francis on July 15th, with a guide price of £55k. Details and more pix here and here.
Finally, Hill View, near Llangwm about six miles from Haverfordwest, also needs a fair bit of work but does at least have a (downstairs) bathroom:

It's not the prettiest of houses and that damp-looking room is a concern, but the location is lovely and it comes with half an acre of land.

On the market through JJ Morris at offers around £185k. Details here and here.