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7 Decidedly Different Homes Under The Hammer

1. Grand Designs Water Tower


Cox’s Water Tower, Cox’s Hill, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, DN21 1HH

Guide Price: £125,000 – £150,000

If you’ve ever got McCloud envy, then here’s your chance for your very own ‘Grand Designs’ type development opportunity.  This Grade II listed four storey former water tower comes with planning permission for conversion to one dwelling and the erection of two further detached dwellings.  Understood to date from 1897-1898 by Henry Riley and built to a hexagonal plan in red brick with yellow brick panels, the tower occupies a one acre site located in Summer Hill, a much sought after area of Gainsborough.

More info: Savills

2. Tiny Toll Bridge House

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The Southern Toll House, Trent Bridge, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, DN21 1LP

Guide £5-£10,000

Tiny, quirky, cute – this listed detached former Toll House is a quaint period find.  Built from brick and stone and part rendered externally under a hipped slate roof, this sweet-as-apple-pie property offers a unique chance to stretch your creative juices (subject to planning).

More info: Auction House North Lincs


3. Art Deco Beach House


57 & 57A Marine Drive, Rhos-On-Sea, Conwy, North Wales, LL28 4HT

Guide: £800,000

This architecturally designed Art Deco 6 bedroom house sits in an elevated position with uninterrupted views of Colwyn Bay and the Irish Sea.  Currently arranged as two flats which have previously been let out during the summer months for £40k per annum, this property shines with potential.  In principle, the council have indicated that a scheme of 12 x 2 bed flats would be acceptable, so this could be a beach-side redevelopment opportunity! Alternatively, the property could be re-instated to one family home – or even just kept as is!

More info: Strettons

4. Idyllically Hidden Watering Hole

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Former Water Board Site, Glynperffaith, Capel Iwan, Newcastle Emlyn, SA38 9NG

Guide £6-8,000

It may not look like much, but this detached brick built former water station could offer a tranquil hidey-hole.  Situated off a quiet, minor country road in a very pretty setting, set back off the road, the property occupies grounds of approx. 0.45 acres.  Interested parties are advised to make their own enquiries with regards the future use of the building and site via Carmarthenshire County Council and bear in mind the property will be sold as seen inclusive of the redundant equipment in situ.

More info: John Francis


5. Beautiful Brecon Barn

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The Burrows, Pennorth, Brecon, Powys, LD3 7EX

Guide: £300,000+

This detached 6 bedroom, 4 bathroom barn conversion has recently seen a huge amount of works to provide a substantial residence totalling about 322.27 sqm (3,469 sq. ft).  Grade II listed, the barn provides a wealth of oak and traditional features including vaulted ceilings and double height entrance hall in part. The total site extends to some 3.71 hectares (1.50 acres) providing a mix of gardens and paddocks and a substantial driveway and parking area in this rural setting.  There is oil fired heating that fuels the underfloor heating, but prospective purchasers are advised that electricity is not connected to the property.  Some further works are therefore required in order to bring the property up to a habitable standard.

More info: Eddisons


6. Scottish Pussy Galore

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Loch Lomond Cattery, Milton Loan, Alexandria, West Dunbartonshire, G83 9HA

Guide: £185,000 – £195,000

If you fancy a home AND a business AND love cats – here is an excellent opportunity to tick off all three by purchasing an established cattery.  This well performing business is currently licensed for 45 cats, has 2 isolation pens and comes with a detached three bedroom bungalow.  The property particulars say there’s plenty of potential on offer, which sounds purr-fect!   

More info: Auction House Scotland


7. Yorkshire Hall High Life

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Balderstone Hall, Balderstone Hall Lane, Mirfield, West Yorkshire, WF14 0DW

Guide £295,000 – £320,000

Balderstone Hall is an impressive Grade II listed building, built between 1690 and 1720.  And is now the subject of an impressive price cut – having recently been marketed for £450,000.  Which means you may be able to pick up the high life for a slice of the original price.  Balderstone Hall offers sizeable accommodation including 5 bedrooms, 3 reception rooms and generous gardens with a small orchard and a summer house.  Listed building consent for a detached garage with driveway was granted in 2013 and more information can be found within the legal pack.

More info: Auction House West Yorkshire

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