Rarer Than A Pink Brick: Property Porn Under The Hammer

16 Mar

I LOVE property porn.

Salivating over big, beautiful houses amidst manorial splendour is a favourite past-time of mine.

But, alas “Jeeves, who’s at the door?” is a question I have yet to ask…

“Wow, there is a door!” is more my style with the sort of auction properties I tend to look at.

So given the usual, half-falling apart houses I am used to, I couldn’t help but feel a zing of excitement as these two beauties flashed onto my screen.  These are auction properties of such grandeur, glamour and gorgeousness that I just couldn’t help myself *mentally moving in* (and browsing the net for suitable furniture to adorn my new pad with).

And so I’ve rooted around in the bread bin for some crusts to feed the ducks, and now I’ll make my way to the ornamental pond via my very own roundabout and later on I’ll meet the girls at Sunningdale to pot a hole or two…

So join me in my moment of rare auction splendour – and dream and drool:

Peacock Manor, Billesley Lane, Alvechurch, Birmingham, West Midlands

Guide: £975k

Fabulous 5 bed residence, set in gardens, grounds and parkland of some 17 acres

An Arts & Craft influenced stylish country residence:

peacock manor

Benefiting from it’s own roundabout:

peacock manor

A kitchen which does NOT require refurbishment:

peacock manor

A stunning conservatory:

peacock manor

A music room:

peacock manor

A large, ornamental pond:

peacock manor

And a private tree-lined drive:

peacock manor

For more auction details: John Earle

 

Stratford House, London Road, Sunningdale, Ascot, Berkshire

Guide: £2.5m – £2.75m

Stunning 7 bed residence, set in beautifully landscaped gardens of 0.88 acres with views towards Sunningdale’s Ladies Golf Course.

An impressive period family home:

Stratford House

With a spacious kitchen/ diner:

Stratford House

Three seating areas, including cinema room:

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A bathroom NOT in need of updating:

Stratford House

A south facing rear garden:

Stratford House

Views towards Sunningdale’s Ladies Golf Course:

Sunningdale golf course

For more auction details: London & Country

 

 

 

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