Monday 8 January 2018

A hut, a hostel and a prison. Unusual conversions

A bunch of odd bods for you today. Out-of-the-ordinary buildings that need an extra-large dollop of creative thinking to turn them into family homes.
First, this original Nissen hut, in Norfolk. Sent to me by regular reader Grouse, the hut comes with planning permission (and design restrictions) to turn it into a two-bed home.

The hut sits on a decent sized patch of land, on the edge of the market town of Diss. Nissens vary in size - this one is roughly 36feet by 16feet so not the biggest out there - basically two-bed bungalow size, but it does have some connected services.
On the market through Hunters, who recently dropped the prices to offers around £150k. Details and more pictures here.
The former youth hostel, below, was most recently a supported living project and as such is broken up into a bunch of sparse-looking bedrooms and en-suites with some communal rooms.

But it's the location that makes this one worth a second look. At Stromness, Orkney, there are views over the town and the harbour.

On the market through Lows at offers over £235k. Details and more pictures here.
But if you're looking for something rather larger, how about this B-listed Scottish manor house with 15 acres? At offers over £150k it's got to be one of the best value properties I've featured!

Sent to me by reader Tony, who thought the building might have been offices, it turns out Noranside House, at Forfar on the Scottish east coast, is actually a former prison.

The manor house is part of group of properties on the estate being sold for redevelopment, although the agent's details are bit on the sparse side and there are no inside pix. There are a whole bunch of planning applications going through Angus Council in relation to the development (search here on Noranside).

On the market through Galbraith. More here and here.