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DimPrawn
7th November 2006, 15:14
http://www.rightmove.co.uk/viewdetails-6601216.rsp?pa_n=3&tr_t=buy

I quite fancy it as my weekend retreat.

Just for the land it has got to be worth £500K?

AtW
7th November 2006, 15:17
Seems suspiciously too cheap - perhaps ghosts "live" there?

premiere
7th November 2006, 15:17
http://www.rightmove.co.uk/viewdetails-6601216.rsp?pa_n=3&tr_t=buy

I quite fancy it as my weekend retreat.

Just for the land it has got to be worth £500K?


Yeah, but it's in Wales :eek:

DaveB
7th November 2006, 15:18
Listing
The mansion house is listed Grade II* and the gardens and outbuildings Grade II. The actual listing of the mansion house is reproduced in detail below.


Dont touch with a bargepole unless you have very deep pockets. The land may well be worth the 500k, but it will cost you a significant percentage of that just to keep the place running every year.

EqualOpportunities
7th November 2006, 15:19
http://www.rightmove.co.uk/viewdetails-6601216.rsp?pa_n=3&tr_t=buy

I quite fancy it as my weekend retreat.

Just for the land it has got to be worth £500K?

You only get a bit of it (I think) - quite how much land you actually 'get' is a mystery to me...

AtW
7th November 2006, 15:19
My guess is that they made a mistake and meant to have £5 mln price tag.

For £500k I'd probably buy it myself (if it was a bit closer and I had the cash).

MrsGoof
7th November 2006, 15:21
# Grade II* listed mansion house
# Potential for restoration

money pit

Emperor Dalek
7th November 2006, 15:22
quite how much land you actually 'get' is a mystery to me...
None, would be my reading of it. A bottomless money pit only for the likes of Threaded. The Grade II* listing spells trouble as well.

DimPrawn
7th November 2006, 15:23
Yes, now I've read it a couple of times, looks like a barge pole don't touch with a property.

EqualOpportunities
7th November 2006, 15:23
None, would be my reading of it. A bottomless money pit only for the likes of Threaded. The Grade II* listing spells trouble as well.

It certainly does - I can't paint our house in a colour the missus likes - let alone keeping the council (or whoever it is) happy...

AtW
7th November 2006, 15:26
Grade II and "restoration" implies legally required work to do some very expensive restoration work? Okay, how much can that cost - another £500k?

DaveB
7th November 2006, 15:33
Grade II and "restoration" implies legally required work to do some very expensive restoration work? Okay, how much can that cost - another £500k?


Grade II* means you cant do anything to the property without aproval from English Heritage and even then it has to be fully in keeping with the original fabric of the building. No central heating, no double glazing, no unapproved roof repairs - even if the rain is pissing in. You cant paint, decorate or do anyting to the place with it being approved first and everything costs 20 times normal prices because it has to be done by hand as a restoration work.

Carrying out unauthorised works to a Listed Building is a criminal offence (under Section 9 of the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990) and as such subsequent penalties can be heavy.

From the desription it sounds like there is a massive amount of work that needs doing just to keep it habitable.

Emperor Dalek
7th November 2006, 15:34
Grade II and "restoration" implies legally required work to do some very expensive restoration work? Okay, how much can that cost - another £500k?
For this building in its implied state and with a Grade II* listing you'd need to multiply that estimate by 10. At least.

AtW
7th November 2006, 15:35
What a pity - and I hoped that nice house is the first with sensible price :(

Buffoon
7th November 2006, 15:46
Aberystwyth: 8 miles, Tregaron: 11 miles, Swansea: 100 miles

I would go for it, but the chances of getting a good speed on a DSL line are remote. So sadly, I'll have to let this one go.

MarillionFan
7th November 2006, 15:51
I think you will find thats an old advert from 1945.

tim123
7th November 2006, 17:12
Either someone can't count, or it's not all of it.

The ground plan shows 20 ground floor rooms and states 28,000 ft2 (sic).

tim

EqualOpportunities
7th November 2006, 17:14
Either someone can't count, or it's not all of it.

The ground plan shows 20 ground floor rooms and states 28,000 ft2 (sic).

tim
Bijou, methinks

_V_
7th November 2006, 17:18
It's the left hand wing of the building, so about 1/3 of the total in the picture.

5 ground floor rooms.
8 first floor rooms
8 Bedrooms.

And I guess you don't get any land, just access rights.

Nipple Clamp
7th November 2006, 20:53
It's the left hand wing of the building, so about 1/3 of the total in the picture.

5 ground floor rooms.
8 first floor rooms
8 Bedrooms.

And I guess you don't get any land, just access rights.

You probably would get a fair bit of land, as a joint freeholder with the other occupants. But look at all those rolling acres of lawns that need mowing, and gardens needing constant care. I'd guess they must need at least one full-time gardener, and most likely two or three. Also, if the roof needs re-leading that will be a couple of hundred grand for starters, shared between the two or three (?) freeholders.

It is possible to get grants for building maintenance and such like, provided you agree to open the grounds and maybe even some interior rooms to the public for a certain number of days a year.

Even so, apart from the remote location, it would be a great place to live, especially if you had a large family.

I wonder why some enterprising person or consortium doesn't buy the whole lot and turn it into a boarding school. It sounds ideal for that.

DimPrawn
7th November 2006, 20:56
Or a luxury New Labour open prison for terrorists.

Only fair.