Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Cottages, Ely, Cambridgeshire

Couple of big projects around Ely today for anyone ready to flex some renovation muscle.
First up is this group of three cottages, in the village of Haddenham. On the market as job lot at offers around £200k. Knocked together they'd make a pretty big property with a good sized garden, backing onto farmland:

However, you'll need to start with some serious sorting, clearing and uncovering. There are some lean-to extensions at the back (including the kitchen below) and some rooms look damp.

But it's unusual to get three adjoining properties come onto the market together (unusual but sad, looking at the photos...) and could be a great project in a very pretty area of Cambridgeshire.
It's on the market through David Clark and Company - pdf details here.
And if turning three houses into one seems a bit lightweight refurb-wise, how about making a home out of this former club, in the village of Isleham?

It's a big space - over 4,000sq ft across two floors, and no planning permission in place as yet, which keeps the price down.
A former barn, the Comrades Club had been used as a clubhouse since the 1920s until it closed in 2009.
The ground floor had been a cinema in the past (complete with attached projector room), now it's a big open space with beer cellar and a couple of storage rooms. Above that is the first floor clubhouse, with function room (check out the sparkly stage!), bar, toilets and kitchen:

Outside is a shingled yard/parking area. It's on the market at £75k, through Pocock and Shaw. More details here.