Tuesday, 12 February 2013

"Two-fers!" double cottages for sale

Bit of a two-for-one theme today, showcasing three houses that started as six cottages.
First up is the pair of cottages, above, in the Cambridgeshire village of Spaldwick. The properties already have planning permission to convert them into a single, large, six-bedroomed home and work started (basically stripping back walls).
The building isn't listed (yippee!) and it comes with a decent-sized walled garden and outbuildings including garages and stables. It's up for auction through Swindells with a guide price of £250k. More details here and more pictures below.

If you prefer to start from scratch rather than someone else's plans, Dacre, Son, Hartley have this pair of Grade II listed cottages, below, in Ripon for £260k.
Sweet little houses in their own right, combined they'd make a fabulous six-bed home in a lovely North Yorkshire market town.

Incidentally, the magic of Google Streetview tells me that the square building next door, just seen in the photo, is a rather lovely-looking old wreck of a former library. A candidate for my redundant public buildings list...
Each cottage has two first-floor bedrooms and bathroom, plus a third attic bedroom. Downstairs each has two reception rooms plus kitchen Outside is a large, shared yard and garden (below). Details here.

Finally, Abbotts has the proper "wreck" below, in the village of Rougham, in Suffolk, for £220k. It started life as two tiny cottages and is now a two-bed semi with around half an acre of land/garden - plenty of space to knock down that hideous conservatory box and extend. Details here.