Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Station and house, Boncath, Wales

I'll get to the properties in a mo - including the weirdly wonderful house above, but before I do I just want to say a massive, massive, really-mean-it THANK YOU!
Thank you because today 'Wreck' passed the three-million views mark (actually 3,000,064 as I type this) - woohoo!!
And thank you because of all the fabulous emails you send me, with properties and suggestions, and just generally saying nice things. Thank you.
Anyway, back to why we're both here.
The old Boncath railway station and station masters house, in west Wales, is on the market. And, depending on your point-of-view re baby blue walls and polystyrene ceiling tiles, it's pretty yummy.
The three-bedroom, detached station masters house clearly needs work. The kitchen is tiny and the bathroom is downstairs, but there are some nice original features and there's space around the house to extend.


And it's that space that makes this property interesting, because it includes the former railway station, below.
The station last saw a train in 1963 and, for all I know the building may need a prohibitive amount of work, but it is such a pretty building.


A guy I work with loves trains. He builds garden trains - the sit-on type. I think I may need to send him this link.
On the market through West Wales Properties at £175k. More pictures here and on Zoopla here.


Monday, 7 December 2015

Former parsonage, nr Lock Awe, Argyll

This handsome Scottish rectory was sent to me by reader Ed, who is clearly already at the pre-planning stage of renovation daydreaming...
Not sure what I'd do with the layout: possibly knock through the sitting room and kitchen to make one big kitchen/diner/family room, as is the fashion these days
I'd be tempted to jimmy an en suite in there somewhere, but can't see a way of doing that without ruining the proportions of the bedrooms?
That's such a fun bit: re-imagining how you would fit that space around you. Love it!
St James Parsonage, overlooks tiny Ardbrecknish on the banks of the gorgeous Loch Awe.
The 1930s house has three reception rooms and a kitchen downstairs, four bedrooms and a bathroom upstairs. Every room has an original fireplace and there are lovely period details throughout (and also some rather less attractive damp bits).

Outside is a garden and the detached garage/bothy below, and the whole thing is pretty isolated - tho' close enough to the B840 to restock on 80 Shilling...

On the market through Bell Ingram at offers over £145K. Details here and here.