I've had some absolutely stunning properties sent to me by readers recently. Stunning as in "eye of the beholder" attractive because, let's face it, we might all love Belle but it takes a strong heart and blind faith to take a risk on the Beast.
Pull up a chair, rest your wearies and be my guest while I take your through some of this week's beauties and beasts.
I wanted to send it to you because it makes me quite sad. Clearly someone has good taste and has been rescuing this house bit by bit, but for some reason they’ve had to put it up for sale. I’d love for it to go to a buyer that will treat it just as sympathetically. Sometimes you see homes that you know looked like this at one point, and then someone slapped some ugly flooring or glossy cabinets in it or knocked down historical features for a tv cabinet and it just breaks your heart. It’d be great for it to go a wreck reader, since I assume we all care about preserving buildings like this.
I thought I’d send you this...my ulterior motive is I’m always looking to find more lovely neighbours! This is a couple of minutes walk from The Engine House in Great Barton, Suffolk. The buildings on the site are beyond creepy but the setting is lovely, it’s in The Park...what used to be the park of Barton Hall - the stately home that The Engine House served with electricity (the hall was abandoned after a fire in 1914).Winslade is on the market through Bedfords with a guide price of £495k. Details and more pictures here and here.