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gythagirl



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 17 5:55 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

Love the first 'key feature' of that house - 'Fancy having your horses at home?' - !!! Well why wouldn't you!

NorthernMonkeyGirl



Joined: 10 Apr 2011
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 17 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

They've ID-ed their target market!
Not to my taste, but then I like the "Chapel ready to convert, comes with own cemetery" types.

Slim



Joined: 05 Mar 2006
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Location: New England (In the US of A)
PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 17 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

NorthernMonkeyGirl wrote:
They've ID-ed their target market!
Not to my taste, but then I like the "Chapel ready to convert, comes with own cemetery" types.


This one's been for sale for relatively cheap for a few years now.
No cemetery though unfortunately.
https://vermont.craigslist.org/reb/d/historic-church-for/6282477406.html

Near a world famous trout river however

NorthernMonkeyGirl



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 17 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Somebody REALLY likes chickens

john of wessex



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 17 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

And reinstatement of the connection to the railway to Tenterden is underway

NorthernMonkeyGirl



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 17 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

How about https://www.struttandparker.com/properties/grove-road-2 ?

It's got an orangerie!

Edit - something a little more modest https://www.propertypigeon.co.uk/property-search/knaresborough/hg5-1527863147?utm_source=Trovit&utm_medium=CPC&utm_campaign=for-sale

Slim



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 17 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

For that money (less actually, considering the exchange rate) you can get a big fancy contemporary timber frame on 220 acres over here

https://vermont.craigslist.org/reb/d/definitive-vermont-view-mls/6278509958.html

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 17 10:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

nice choices, i will have a look for some examples of what i might go for.

NorthernMonkeyGirl



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 17 10:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Slim wrote:
For that money (less actually, considering the exchange rate) you can get a big fancy contemporary timber frame on 220 acres over here

https://vermont.craigslist.org/reb/d/definitive-vermont-view-mls/6278509958.html


*wistful sigh*

One day I might be able to afford the snail in picture 10

wellington womble



Joined: 08 Nov 2004
Posts: 14805
Location: East Midlands
PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 17 11:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

gythagirl wrote:
Love the first 'key feature' of that house - 'Fancy having your horses at home?' - !!! Well why wouldn't you!


When I went to look at the house I am apparently being brave (and insane) to think of buying, the estate agent went on and on about where I could build the stables, and so on. Even though I'd told him I didn't ride and don't have horses (dangerous at both ends and uncomfortable in the middle) and wanted to plant trees on the land.

I'm wondering about an earth sheltered house, except I can't find one I like (I like the idea, I just hate all the designs I've seen) and I really like the idea of a cash-neutral property. Although I don't know if it's feasible.

NorthernMonkeyGirl



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 17 11:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Places to look for info might include the Centre for Alternative Technology, and there is also a miscanthus building doing the rounds on twitter from Aber. University http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09295cw

Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 17 6:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

The Primitive Methodist Chapel in our village was far more modest, and converted to only a sleeping mezzanine suitable for no more than a couple. The Mission Chapel in the next village has been converted to a shop downstairs and a hairdressers upstairs.

Sadly, land is a lot more expensive in the UK Slim. Even woodland is going for £10k and acre plus for small woods.

Bebo



Joined: 21 May 2007
Posts: 12540
Location: East Sussex
PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 17 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

sean wrote:
Still commuting then?


Yup. Got involved in starting a new company last Autumn which involved me going back to working 5 days a week. Very tiresome.

Bebo



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 17 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

john of wessex wrote:
And reinstatement of the connection to the railway to Tenterden is underway


I know. Absolutely pointless for commuters and really just some daft idea of the steam railway mob. They have planning consent but don't own the land, which they won't ever get unless there is some daft attempt to get it through the local authority by compulsory purchase. I'll be joining the protests against it if they try to do that.

Bebo



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Location: East Sussex
PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 17 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

This one has been on the market a while. Really like it, but could do with a little more land.

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-50115975.html

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