Tuesday, 15 May 2012

More auction beauties

A handful of properties caught my eye in Allsop's auction catalogue, including this derelict mortuary in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire.
It's on the market with planning permission to extend the existing building to create a two-bedroomed detached house.
Incidentally, the auction details suggest this is land for sale, but I had a look at the planning permission and it's definitely to convert and extend the existing building.
What I really liked about this property is the second picture; of the garden and greenhouse behind the mortuary. Just the idea that the mortician whiled away between-body times growing tomatoes...
I also liked the look of the former Methodist church in Milford Haven, below, with garden views out to sea (ignoring the dockside industrial units!). It has a guide price of £55k-£65k. Details here.

Follow the link to this amazing derelict factory in London E8. Not really the sort of property that I would usually feature, but it was this quote that caught my eye:
"NB. The property is currently squatted but will be offered with vacant possession upon completion."
Hmm... quite a promise that, anyone else thinking gritty East End drama and general unpleasantness?!
And finally, for any of you with really deep pockets or expecting a eurolottery win, the handsome walls of 17th century Kirklinton Hall, in Cumbria, have stayed standing despite wartime service, fires and dashed hopes.  Pretty much all that's left now is the walls - plus 13 acres and a waterfall. Details here (and some great pix on urbexforums here).