I think you could say this is Louise's post more than it's mine. Reader Louise has sent me a positive deluge of gorgeous wrecks over the last few weeks, and I've put the best ones into this post. So sit back, relax, dream with Louise.
We'll start at the top of the tree price-wise, with the lovely Waterloo House above and below. On the outskirts of the Shropshire town/village of Clun, it comes with around half-an-acre of land rolling down to to the River Clun.
Outside is garden area, a courtyard and a large, two-storey stone barn.
On the market through Strutt & Parker (they do the loveliest property photos...) with a guide price of £425k. Details here and here.
This stunning wreck of a farmhouse (below) at Clayton-Le-Woods, Lancashire, comes with just under an acre of land.
What I love most about those pictures is the signs of someone living there - the weights in the bedroom, the dog bowls on the floor, the fishing rods against the wall. Somebody will miss wandering around this beautiful wreck.
It's Grade II listed, built around 1700, and has an interesting past. Hawksmoor farmhouse sits in pretty and secluded rural area, accessed by private track.
On the market through Peter E Gilkes at £275k. More here and here.
This next one has a deadline for final offers of Thursday June 14th.
The lovely three-bedroom detached cottage is at Ratlinghope, in the South Shropshire hills.
Used as a holiday cottage by the same family for 40 years, it needs work but, as well as being surrounded by stunning open views, comes with 3.6 acres of its own land to run wild in.
Also on a deadline is the three-bedroom house, below, a couple of miles from historic Ludlow in Shropshire.
Beautiful views from its hillside position, and a good chunk of land (around half an acre) to play with.
Bathroom is downstairs and rooms are a bit higglegy-piggedly, but lots of potential here.
The last person to live here was an old chap who loved gardening. Do him proud.
On the market at offers over £235k, with a deadline for bids of July 5th, via Strutt & Parker. More here and here.
Louise incidentally is an Aussie living in Canada, who came across Wreck while looking for visual inspiration for her writing. She's now addicted to looking at English property: "Argh. So many prettys"! Yep, we're with you on that, Louise!