Monday, 23 February 2015

A riverside wreck and two price drops

I don't usually do this but this is a bit of a holding post - just a couple of bits of news on past "wrecks" with price drops and a property spotted by a reader.
But mostly this post is an apology for being behind on posting.
You see I'm in the middle of a battle with a big (ish) US company over intellectual property. I won't waste your time with details (it's here) but trying to fight them as a one-woman army is taking up the time I used to have for 'Wreck' and, truthfully, after the lawyer's letter I got from them this morning I'm feeling a bit scared and sick.
Anyhow - that's nothing to do with you lot, here's some properties to keep you going.

Paul got in touch to let me know that he's reduced the price of the unfinished 'Grand Design' I featured in January.
The Stables, at Kenn (above) just outside Exeter, is basically two properties - one finished, one unfinished - with the price now down £50k from £485k to £435k. Details here.
Alan emailed to say he'd also dropped the price of his property - a former kirk, on Orkney (below) to "offers around £25k" - bargain!

The building, at Rousey, was featured in my three Orkneys wrecks post last summer. Details here.
Finally, the amazing derelict former alehouse pictured at the top of this post was sent to me by reader Wendy.
It's on the river Wye, just outside Ross-on-Wye in Herefordshire, and comes with 1.6acres of riverside meadow including canoe launch.
The building is derelict and there are no internal pix  - aside from this artistic shot of the view (!):

It comes with planning permission for a three-bed house and the price has been steadily dropping since it went on the market last July - currently at a fixed price of £195k. On the market through Jonathan Preece, details here.

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

A cottage and a tenement, eastern Scotland.

A bit of a little and large mix today with these two properties in the eastern regions of Scotland.
Faemore, above, is in a stunning rural location in Ballindalloch looking out over Glenlivet and Ballindalloch.
The three-bed detached stone and slate cottage comes with around threequarters of an acre of land and a ruined steading:

Estate agents Masson Cairns describe the house as needing "full renovation" but no idea what that means as there are no internal photos.
There's no existing bathroom or kitchen (cast iron fireplace in one of the downstairs rooms) and no information on services.
But... negatives aside, it's an attractive property in a lovely spot and at offers over £90k has masses of potential. More details and plans here, pix on Zoopla here.
Property number two is pretty much Faemore's opposite - town rather country; 15 big rooms instead of half-a-dozen small ones...and internal photos this time but no external ones (well, a couple out the back).
The property is on Castle Place, in the town of Montrose, between Dundee and Aberdeen, and is B-listed with lots of original features.
It's in need of total renovation - with bits of it unsafe - and non-mortgage-able. This may be its listing, here, or it could be the building at risk listed here. In anycase, you're looking at a similar 19th century former tenement.
The pictures are amazing:

There are 15 rooms in total, including a couple of shower rooms and the remnants of a glass room at the back - and the big gardens you can see above.
Most of the properties around it have been converted to apartments and there's scope to do the same with this one.
It's on the market through Right Move at offers over £100k - cash buyers only. Details here