Tuesday 16 January 2018

Three end-of-terrace properties with potential

This pick was sent to me by reader Jacky, and it sparked a bit of a trawl through similarly interesting end-of-terrace houses. Not least because I live in one myself.  
Jacky wrote of the Welsh three-bedroom cottage:
I thought you may like this one! It dates back to the 1800s, but the carpets say the '70s!! I feel like I'm in 'Saturday Night Fever' on the dance floor when I see the lounge carpet!!
I love a bit of '70s pattern-mania myself, even if my own refurbs always end up in shades of grey and white. Anyway, here's that disco floor.

The house is on Beaufort Road, in the pretty South Wales town of Tredegar. No. 13 Beaufort in fact, should house numbers bother you.
Three reception rooms, kitchen, three bedrooms, bathroom (upstairs - yay!), and gardens to front and side.

Lots of original details (aside from that decor) and some less welcome original bits - such as a right of way across the bottom of the garden for the neighbours, and a detached garage that's leased rather than owned. 

However, at just under £80k, it's still an attractive property for the price.
Actually, that's pretty much sums up the ups and downs of end-of-terrace homes (including my own): cheaper than a semi, but older ones can some saddled with legal ties to their neighbours.
On the market through Bidmead Cook at offers around £79,950. More here and here.
This rather prettier (but also rather pricier) end-of-terrace in the Suffolk market town of Bungay has a similar legal hang-up. Which I'll get to in a minute.

Grade II listed, some nice original features and a large attic above its three bedrooms.
There are two reception rooms and a kitchen, plus an upstairs bathroom.


Outside there seems to be a front and side garden.

The legal hang up is that some part of the property is subject to a flying freehold. Which may is not necessarily a big issue, but you'll need to chat to agent to find out how it applies.
I couldn't work out which bit myself from the pictures (tho' this wall looks a bit odd, unless it's just flying wallpaper...) 

On the market through Durrants with a guide price of £260k. More here and here.
No garden but with double the number of bedrooms is this big and barmy end-terrace in Maryport, Cumbria.

Not the prettiest of buildings but the six-bedroom, three reception room house is on High Street - walking distance from the town centre and attractions, and with views over Maryport harbour.

And with some odd yet cutely-shaped rooms - courtesy of its three storeys.

There's a yard at the back and a large workshop with work pit and garage to the side, should you have mechanical or large sculpture aspirations... (personally I'm seeing restaurant with rooms. But that's me - hopelessly ambitious in my renovation dreaming).

On the market through Tiffen at offers around £169,900. More here and here.