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Unique Property Bulletin 10 November 2013

Train Set Buildings

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Norham Railway Station, Berwick Upon Tweed (c) 2013 Sale & Partners

Firstly a sincere thankyou to readers who have sent in such kind words from last week’s 100th online Unique Property Bulletin edition. This website really is a pleasure to put together, and it is genuinely heart-warming when folk recount of how they eventually find that unique house to call home. That this mild internet facility with readers sharing information about unusual property amongst fellow eccentrics really works. Thankyou.

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Norham Railway Station, Berwick Upon Tweed (c) 2013 Sale & Partners

Onto this week’s headline property. It is clear from our mailbag that decommissioned railway buildings remain an evergreen popular amongst readers. So here we have the former Station Master’s House, Signal Box, Waiting Room, Engine Shed, plus enough bits and pieces to complete the best of Hornby Train Sets! Not just a unique home for the railway devotee, but a useful ancillary income arriving at Platform 1. Please click on the weblink below for more information.

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Norham Railway Station, Berwick Upon Tweed (c) 2013 Sale & Partners

Agency Description: Delightful Historic Railway Station & Associated Buildings.

Station Masters House: 2 Reception Rooms, 3 Bedrooms, Bathroom & Kitchen.

Telegraph Office, Porters Room, Waiting Room and Ticket Office.

Signal Box, Engine Shed and Goods Warehouse.

Coal Cell & Lime Store.

Platform with Victorian Gas Lamps.

Grade II Listed.

Paddock and Useful Income Site for 5 Static Caravans and Tourers.

Extending To 3.1 Acres in Total.

There is also a nice set of photographs in a brief BBC News item on the former Norham Railway Station for sale ….

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-24772706

Railway Norham Headline

Norham Railway Station – Signal Box Too (c) 2013 Sale & Partners

Location: Former Norham Railway Station, Norham, Berwick Upon Tweed, TD15 2LW.

Tenure: Freehold.

Guide: £420,000.

Contact Sale & Partners Tel: 01668 281611. Please can readers help the Unique Property Bulletin stay free to use by letting the estate agent/owner know that you found their property on the Unique Property Bulletin website. Thankyou.

Online Brochure ….

http://www.saleandpartners.co.uk/property/sale/norham_station

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Old School – Very Old

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The Old School House, Portree (c) 2013 Isle of Skye Estate Agency

If you are looking for clean air, fine views, and remoteness, this old schoolhouse may be an interesting proposition. Given the size of plot, and views, the price also holds an attraction.

Agency Narrative: The Old Schoolhouse is a traditional 1½ storey stone built property in need of complete renovation located within the scenic and quiet crofting township of Glenmore. The property sits in a generous garden ground extending to 0.64 acre or thereby (to be confirmed by title deed) bordered by a burn complete with a waterfall and enjoys open views across the surrounding croftland.

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The Old School House, Portree (c) 2013 Isle of Skye Estate Agency

As the property is need of complete renovation, the internal layout could be completely redesigned to suit your needs. Planning Permission has previously been granted to demolition the existing building and to replace it with a new house, although this consent has long since lapsed. The property is ideally located to take advantage of renewable energy sources with the possibility of a hydro scheme utilising the burn bordering the property, solar energy or even a wind turbine (all subject to obtaining any necessary servitude right, permissions and/or planning consents).

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The Old School House, Portree (c) 2013 Isle of Skye Estate Agency

Location: Glenmore is a friendly crofting community located just 5 miles from Portree, the island’s capital, where you will find all the facilities you would expect of a small and prosperous town including supermarkets, shops, hotels, restaurants, leisure facilities, a modern medical centre and cottage hospital. Primary schooling is offered at MacDairmid Primary in Carbost, Skeabost Bridge, with secondary schooling in Portree and a school bus service operates. The Skye Bridge to the mainland is located some 32 miles south.

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Old Photo Illustrating Roof Profile Before Collapse (c) 2013 Glen Breaden

Services: Mains electricity. Private water supply. Drainage will be by way of a septic tank. It will be the responsibility of the purchaser to connect to all services.

PLEASE NOTE: THAT EXTREME CARE MUST BE TAKEN WHEN VIEWING THIS PROPERTY. THE ESTATE AGENTS AND OWNERS DO NOT ADVISE YOU TO ENTER THE BUILDING. IF YOU ENTER THE BUILDING, YOU DO SO AT YOUR OWN RISK.

Location: The Old School House, 4 Glenmore, Portree, Isle of Skye, IV51 9LP.

Tenure: Feuhold [Scottish Freehold Equivalent].

Guide: £65,000.

Contact Isle of Skye Estate Agency Tel: 01478 612683. Please can readers help Unique Property Bulletin stay free to use by letting the estate agent/owner/auctioneer know that you found their property on the Unique Property Bulletin website. Thankyou.

Online Brochure ….

http://www.iosea.co.uk/oldschool.shtml

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Old School II

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Former Primary School, Langcliffe (c) 2013 Pugh Auctioneers

If the earlier old school didn’t hold enough lessons, then this curious little detached number, set in an generous 1.23 acres may please the eye. Especially if that eye is focussed on a nice country home.

Auctioneer’s Description: Vacant detached single storey property formerly used as a primary school together with external play area and field. Situated within the Yorkshire Dales National Park in the village of Langcliffe at the intersection of Pike Lane and Main Street. Access for Langcliffe is from Stainforth Road (B6479) and the market town of Settle is approximately 1 mile to the south.

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Former Primary School, Langcliffe (c) 2013 Pugh Auctioneers

The internal area of this former school is approximately 214.36 sq m, equalling 2,380 sq ft.

Predominantly grassed to the rear, with tarmacadam areas immediately surrounding the building.

Location: Former Primary School, Langcliffe, North Yorkshire, BD24 9NF.

Tenure: Freehold.

Guide: £180,000Auction Lot 43 – Sale Date 28 November 2013. Remember FTSAA – If you come across this listing after 28 November 2013, it is always worth checking if this has been a Failed To Sell At Auction property. In which case you may be in line for a bargain.

Contact Pugh Auctioneers Tel: 0844 2 722444. Please can readers help the Unique Property Bulletin stay free to use by letting the auctioneer know that you found their property on the Unique Property Bulletin website. Thankyou.

Online Brochure ….

http://www.pugh-auctions.com/Lot/Leeds/20131128/043

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Unique Property Competition

For now, we have a curious prize. It is an old pound note. Back in the day when this was real pocket money, not a little brass type coin! It may not be of the same value that last month’s competition was, but here is our ‘just for fun’ prize for November 2013 …

Unique Property Bulletin Prize

Memories ! = The November Prize = Just for Fun

It may well be a stretch to say this is lucky pound note. But if you are like us and believe in luck – don’t walk unedr ladders/one good turn deserves another sort of thing, then perhaps consider putting this old pound in a small picture frame and pop it onto your desk. We were given a similar vintage ten shilling note by a very dear friend many years ago, and it has brought an extraordinary amount of good luck. So who knows – the above may bring you twice as much luck. Two ten bob notes add up to an old pound. Anyways here is the clue…

Competition Hint – Recent Nuclear Postcode ?

Free to enter. Just let us know your guess of who you think the above Competition Hint refers to? Please email your entry to us by 30th November 2013. You may need to check out a previous edition or tother elements of the Unique Property Bulletin to understand the clue a little better.

Email free entries to:-

Unique Property Bulletin Competition Entry Contact Page

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The Shortest Commute

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The Pedestrian, Carlisle, Cumbria (c) 2013 Pugh Auctioneers

We don’t feature that many old pubs, probably for concern about over exposing these fairly frequent sale properties. However they make very good short-commute-to-work buildings. Here, for little more than the price of a flat, is a home upstairs, plus a business premises downstairs.

As regular readers and friends may know, several years ago we tried one of these. Refurbished the flat, and turned the old pub into a Coffee Bar….

http://scotslion.co.uk/turning-a-corner/

That particular renovation took off. We almost couldn’t cope with the influx of business. From near dead and derelict – to very dynamic.

This way of life isn’t for everyone. But we have included the former pub in Cumbria as a reminder that a unique lifestyle can be located for relatively little money. Plus a lot of elbow grease and hard work may be required. So here we have the possibility for someone to change their style of life – and reduce their commute to 30 seconds from home to work.

Auctioneer’s Description: Vacant two storey former public house comprising a ground floor trading area with WC’s and basements with 3 bedroom living accommodation at first floor level. The property lies in a predominantly residential area within approximately 1 mile of Carlisle town centre, 2 miles from Junction 43 of the M6 motorway and 10 miles from the Lake District National Park.

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The Pedestrian Pub & Flat, Carlisle, Cumbria (c) 2013 Pugh Auctioneers

The following details have been provided by the Joint Agent:

Basement:

Large Cellar.

Ground Floor:

Central Bar, Games Room, Second Lounge, Ladies & Gents WC’s.

First Floor:

Lounge, Small Kitchen, Utility Room, additional Lounge Room, Three Double Bedrooms, Box Room and Bathroom/WC.

Approximately 180.32 sq m (216 sq yds).

Location: The Pedestrian, Newtown Road, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA2 7JB.

Tenure: Freehold.

Guide: £75,000CHECK VAT ADDITIONAL COST POSITION. Auction Lot 97 – Sale Date 5 December 2013. Remember FTSAA – If you come across this listing after 5 December 2013, it is always worth checking if this has been a Failed To Sell At Auction property. In which case you may be in line for a bargain.

Contact Pugh Auctioneers Tel: 0844 2 722444. Please can readers help the Unique Property Bulletin stay free to use by letting the auctioneer know that you found their property on the Unique Property Bulletin website. Thankyou.

Online Brochure ….

http://www.pugh-auctions.com/Lot/Manchester/20131205/097

Earlier Estate Agency Sale Details – Offers At £95,000 …

http://www.jeremyrubin.co.uk/PDF/up/Pedestrian,%20Carlisle%20OCT%202013.pdf

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Library – Future Life?

Library Ashton Robin Webster

Former Ashburton Library, Croydon, Surrey (c) 2013 Robin Webster

Back in the 21st October 2012 Unique Property Bulletin we featured an adventure which we are determined to embark upon – with an old library …

http://uniquepropertybulletin.org/unique-property-bulletin-21-october-2012/

[Second property from the top of this Bulletin]

We still feel that there is potential in keeping some form of library and community use for these fine buildings. This week’s particularly well presented 1897 library building at Ashburton has been the centre of some controversy in the closing and selling off process.

It may be that the local community and planning authority might be persuaded to support say a planning permission application where a new owner would receive council permission to live in a part of this building to be converted to a dwelling, whilst the remaining element is utilised for library style purposes. Including – for the sake of future viability – an internet cafe. Just a thought. Please let us know how you get on.

Location: Former Ashburton Library, Ashburton Park, Croydon, Surrey, CR0 6RX

Tenure: Long Leasehold.

Guide: £ Please Contact Estate Agent.

Contact Lambert Smith Hampton Agencies Tel: 020 7198 2308 Mr James Sharman. Please can readers help the Unique Property Bulletin stay free to use by letting the estate agent know that you found their property on the Unique Property Bulletin website. Thankyou.

Online Brochure ….

To Let Or For Sale – Ashburton Library Croydon

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Nuclear Bunker Offers In By Date

UKWMO Wadhurst 1 RSZ

UKWMO/ROC Bunker, Wadhurst, East Sussex (c) 2013 Owner’s Collection

This just in – the owner of the Underground Nuclear Bunker – ROC / UKWMO Post has asked if anyone who has an interest in the property:

UKWMO – ROC Nuclear Bunker Ticehurst – Information Page

kindly email their best offer to him by tonight at the latest. Thanks.

The owner of UKWMO Ticehurst – Matthew – can be contacted at….

bramallmatthew[at]hotmail.com

Please replace “[at]” with “@” to help avoid spam robots hoovering up emails.

If readers have any technical problems contacting Matthew, they are welcome to use our own web contact page as a conduit….

http://uniquepropertybulletin.org/contact/

No prices or offers via this secondary protocol please. Just your email and perhaps a phone number, and we shall pass that onto Matthew for him to discuss offers etc., with you directly.

Very best wishes.

Unique Property Bulletin Team.

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From The Galleries

White Space

Very Fine Conversion of a Gothic Hospital (c) 2013 City & Country

The Galleries – A new beginning for this distinguished Grade II Listed Victorian hospital dating back to 1853 and set in a small green oasis on the outskirts of bustling Brentwood. Choose from a range of individually designed, sympathetically restored, modern apartments offering the best in quality, comfort, warmth and security. Set around a formal courtyard layout, this splendid setting provides a peaceful environment for you to relax in, unwind and soak up the ambience. Properties share communal gardens, which are maintained by a management company.

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Tudor Court, The Galleries, Brentwood (c) 2013 City & Country

Directions – From Junction 28 of the M25, take the A1023 and continue towards Brentwood. At the second set of traffic lights (at the Aston Martin and Jaguar garage) turn right into Mascalls Lane. Continue along this road until you come up a hill towards a set of traffic lights. At these lights, turn left into Warley Hill. Continue until the second roundabout and turn left into Pastoral Way. The Galleries is on the left hand side – please follow signage.

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Tudor Court, The Galleries, Brentwood (c) 2013 City & Country

Accommodation: Security entry system and main entrance door lead to an impressive entrance hall with natural stone enclosed walkways leading to your own private apartment. Full details via the weblink below.

The original use of this gothic style building was interesting. We will leave it up to our Sherlock Holmes visitors to study that in more depth. As for the redevelopment to high specification accommodation, details of various elements can be found at …

http://www.cityandcountry.co.uk/new_homes/the_galleries_brentwood/conversion_availability

Location: Tudor Court, The Galleries, Warley, Brentwood, CM14 5GF.

Tenure: Long Leasehold Flatted Dwelling.

Guide: £499,995

Contact City & Country Tel: 01277 202122. Please can readers help the Unique Property Bulletin stay free to use by letting the estate agent/owner know that you found their property on the Unique Property Bulletin website. Thankyou.

Online Brochure ….

http://www.cityandcountry.co.uk/new_homes/the_galleries_brentwood/conversion_availability/11_tudor_court_f25

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Architecturally Unique

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WoW – The Emporia – Wingårdh Architects (c) 2013 Tord-Rikard Söderström

http://www.archdaily.com/386107/

Several months ago, a friend suggested we include a Unique Architecture portion in each online edition of the Bulletin. That was a fantastic idea. This element has become very interesting to research. The discoveries each week of what the architectural profession imagine and create is a pleasure to report on.

This week we have Swedish Born architect Gert Wingårdh….

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gert_Wing%C3%A5rdh

One of the Wingårdh Architectural Practice clients would have ended up with a monolithic big box of a building. But …

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The Emporium – Imagination Made Real (c) 2013 Wingårdh Architects

… instead of something that many folk would just pass by in the street, Mr Wingårdh and his very talented associates have designed a structure with a true wow factor. If you study this building more closely, there are very beautiful aspects to it. At first glance can be overlooked as the angular and stylish photograph above illustrates. An incredible building.

If this form of architecture sparks your interest and imagination, we would recommend having a look at the Wingårdh website …

http://www.wingardhs.se/

It is not the easiest to navigate, but the effort in getting to grips with the website protocols for Wingårdh are well worth it. There are many interesting things to see. Not just large building commissions. Mr Wingårdh’s firm also takes on smaller projects such as this Mill House …

www.smallhousebliss.com/2012/08/08/the-mill-house-by-gert-wingardh/

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The Mill House (c) 2013 Wingårdh Architects

If the Swedish Wingårdh Architect firm can make imagination become real in the above concepts, then it might be worth an email of your ideas across to this fine firm to see what might come out of the melting pot of design.

Further information…

http://www.wingardhs.se/#projects/xl/emporia/?&_suid=138401372350002403286319978995

Contact

Wingårdh, Malmö
Hyllie Stationstorg 2
SE 215 32 Malmö, Sweden
+46 (0)40 660 10 60
+46 (0)31 711 98 38

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Try Before You Buy …..

A Taste For The Galleries

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Tudor Court, The Galleries, Brentwood (c) 2013 City & Country

For this weeks try-before-you-buy we are backing up a little – to the Galleries featured above. Before you splash out half a million pounds on buying one of these fine flats within this beautiful conversion of an unusual complex of buildings, there is the possibility of taking a 6 month, 12 month or even modestly longer rental of one. For a try-before-you-buy experience at this former Gothic Hospital, now exquisitely renovated, here are the details…

– Two Bedroom Apartment For Rent:

– A charming 2 bedroom loft apartment in Kavanagh Court.

– Contemporary kitchen with a combination of integrated appliances

– Luxurious bathroom with stylish white Vitra sanitary ware and Eurobath chrome fittings

– High quality flooring throughout including engineered oak flooring, ceramic tiling and carpets

– Allocated parking space

– Beautifully landscaped courtyard gardens maintained by a management company

– Commuting to London is quick and easy with Brentwood Station a short walk away, where a train takes you directly to London Liverpool Street in 40 minutes.

Location: 18 Kavanagh Court, The Galleries, Warley, Brentwood, CM14 5GF.

Tenure: Assured Shorthold tenancy.

Guide: £1,500 per calendar month

Contact City & Country Tel: 01277 202122. Please can readers help the Unique Property Bulletin stay free to use by letting the estate agent/owner know that you found their property on the Unique Property Bulletin website. Thankyou.

Online Rental Brochure ….

http://www.cityandcountry.co.uk/new_homes/the_galleries_brentwood/rental_availability/18_kavanagh_court

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