Tuesday 5 October 2021

Still dreaming? Three more rural homes to do-up

Hello. How are we all doing? Coping with the rain and crossing fingers for better times ahead, or hurtling headlong towards your lockdown daydreams of a new life in space?

This sort of space, perhaps?

Megdale is a two-bedroom cottage looking over Thomas Telford's birthplace, around 10 miles from Langholm in Dumfries and Galloway and close to the village of Eskdalemuir.
Downstairs are two reception rooms, small kitchen and bathroom, with two bedrooms upstairs. Some work has been done - removing fireplaces, stripping back (presumably blown?) plaster, and the cottage already has double-glazed windows.

Water is spring-fed, drainage is to septic tank and there is electricity to the property. 
Outside is a large, wrap-around garden - the fenced section on the upper pictures - and you'll want to check any plans for surrounding land. 
Although it doesn't look like the sort of location Barratt Homes would be interested in.
Anyway, I think it's absolutely splendid - definitely an "...and breathe..." house.
On the market through C&D Rural at offers over £220k - but be quick, closing date this week (sorry!). Details and more pictures here and here.
Morgan Evans has two old Anglesey farmhouses, both with outbuildings, coming up for auction next month (November 4th) that I rather liked. 
This three-bedroom farmhouse isn't the prettiest inside but comes with over three acres of land, as well as stone outbuildings, and water, electricity and drainage connected.

The land surrounding the property is up for sale separately - another 25 acres,  and there's a right of way for allotment users across a bit of your road, but pretty secluded despite these niggles.
Guide price £130k - £160k. Details and lots more pictures here.
This next pick (sent to me by Tim, he of last week's tip-off) may lack the land (and the decor... possibly some walls) but comes with useful outbuildings and makes up for its comparative inadequacies with the most stunning views.

Up for auction with a guide price of £100k. Details and more pictures here and here.

PS: 'Wreck..' has acquired even more fans this week. A lovely mention on Under The Thatch's newsletter. If you've not come across them, hubby and our various dogs have had many, many holidays in their properties. Fron Fach is our favourite and - should you follow us there - you'll find several years of our comments in its guest book. 
Also, the lovely Charlie at Tat London published an interview I did with one our 'Wreck' buyers - Byron and Naomi who bought the gorgeous Camblesforth Hall and have been busy restoring the North Yorkshire manor house.