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Unique Property Bulletin 4 October 2015

This Edition’s Unique Property Feature:-

Mixed Emotions

AAA Water Tower, Great North Road, Doncaster Road, Bawtry, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN10 6NX Pugh Auctioneers

We Bid On This Water Tower, But It Went For A Small Fortune. An Interesting Life Lesson

Even by Unique Property Bulletin standards, it has been an unusual few weeks. Maybe it is a mid-life crisis. Not sure, but it has been a bit of an emotional rollercoaster on several fronts. This edition has some personal reveries and in the final analysis a fair bit of hope by the end of this Bulletin.

Water Tower, Great North Road to Doncaster Road, Bawtry, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN10 6NX

Plans Afoot For This High Home

Also included in the current feature article is this water tower at Doncaster (pictured above). Bawtry Tower was being auctioned with a guide price of just £2,000. However it progressed to an eventual sale, then resale figure of £105,000 after NO renovation – just a few pieces of paper with the words planning permission written on them! To read about Bawtry Tower and much more…

Feature details at the foot of this page.

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Bargain Treatment Works

Swineshaw WTW, Bute Street, Glossop, Derbyshire, SK13 7PZ

Swineshaw Water Treatment Works, Glossop, Derbyshire

There are not many detached buildings that can be bought for around £15,000 nowadays. This former water treatment works is one such case.

Auctioneer’s Description: A single storey detached property, predominantly open plan with kitchen and WC areas in need of refurbishment. Accommodation – internal approximately 120 sq m (1,292 sq ft). Outside: Enclosed and gated yard area. Approximately 701 sq m (839 sq yds).

Location: Swineshaw WTW, Bute Street, Glossop, Derbyshire, SK13 7PZ

Guide: £15,000

Further Details: Click Here

Original Details: Click Here

Contact Pugh Auctions Tel: 0844 2 722444

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Railway Residence Ripe For Refurbishment

Former Station Masters House, Bispham Road, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY2 0SX

Former Station Masters House, Bispham Road, Blackpool, Lancashire

A very interesting property which has both residential and commercial components. Ideal for consideration of home/work lifestyle. Railway station buildings are also very popular.

This old station house was placed for sale in the earlier auction at a guide of £100,000. Left unsold it is back at a reduced auction guide of £85,000.

Auctioneer’s Narrative: A former station masters house for sale by auction. Part is in residential use and part comprises the former ticket office, waiting room, parcels/left luggage office & detached Ladies waiting room with toilet (also included within this building is a dismantled sauna/steam room and contents). 

Former Station Masters House, Bispham Road, Blackpool, Lancashire Photo By Steve Daniels

Former Station Masters House, Bispham Road, Blackpool, Lancashire

Photo (c) 2015 Courtesy of Mr Steve Daniels

An interesting background piece can be found: Here

Location: Former Station Masters House, Bispham Road, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY2 0SX

Guide: £85,000

Further Details: Click Here

Alternate Archive Details (22 Oct 2015): Click Here

Earlier Auction at £100,000 Guide (Sept 2015) : Click Here

Contact Pugh Auctions Tel: 0844 2722444

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Old School For Just Shillings?

Ysgol Rhydgaled, Groes, Debigh, Conwy, LL16 5SD

Old School, Ysgol Rhydgaled, Groes, Debigh, Conwy

For those who remember the old pounds shillings and pennies – not to mention farthings, here we have a substantial detached building for not that much more than shillings in old money!

Auctioneer’s Description: A detached former school and caretakers house with additional detached single storey building comprising former classroom/canteen on a site of approximately 0.21 Hectares (0.51 Acres).

Location: Old School, Ysgol Rhydgaled, Groes, Debigh, Conwy, LL16 5SD

Guide: £80,000

Original Details: Click Here

Contact Pugh Auctioneers: 0844 2722444

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Bargain Bank Barn In Bristol

Barn B, Watercress Farm, Bristol Road, Wraxall, Bristol, Avon, BS48 1NE
Barn At Watercress Farm, Wraxall, Bristol, Avon

We have had several emails requesting some barns be listed for sale, so to start off our barn-ish flavoured listings for this edition, the bank have nabbed a barn in Bristol. The price seems very attractive. Not much detail, but possibly worth looking into by your own endeavours.

Auctioneer’s Description: Freehold detached barn conversion arranged as two self-contained dwellings.

Location: Barn B, Watercress Farm, Bristol Road, Wraxall, Bristol, Avon, BS48 1NE

Guide: £46,000

Further Details: Click Here

Original Details: Click Here

Contact Barnard Marcus Auctions Tel: 020 8741 9990

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Developing An Interest In Barns

Old Agriculture Has Plans For 3 Unique Homes

Goldings Farm Barns Sotterly 2

Old Barns, Sotterley, Beccles, Suffolk

Continuing the mini-theme of barns we have this group of barns with interesting planning permission in place…

Agency Narrative: This group of barns is in a very desirable location in the parish of Sotterely; a small rural village set around 8 miles away from Southwold and 4 miles from Beccles where a comprehensive range of facilities can be found. The area around the barns is wonderfully untouched with a scattering of houses and a gently rolling landscape of agricultural land, hedges and woods.

Goldings Farm Barns Sotterly
Old Barns, Sotterley, Beccles, Suffolk

Barn 1 is approximately 110′ by 30’6 and the design allows for a 2 storey conversion with 4 bedrooms.

Barn 2 is approximately 30’9 by 29’6 plus 46’2 by 16’11 with part being 2 storeys and allowing for 4 bedrooms

Barn 3 is approximately 45′ by 46’2 plus 30’2 by 25’3 with aprt being 2 storeys and allowing for 4 bedrooms

Included in the sale is approximately 6.8 acres of land.

Some earlier price guide information and planning permission details/references can be found: Click Here

Location: Goldings Farm Barns, Sotterley, Beccles, Suffolk, NR34 7NR

Guide: £380,000

Further Details: Click Here

Archived Details: Click Here

Contact TW Gaze Agencies Tel: 01379 650 306

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Here’s One Made Earlier

The Courtyard, Cargate Common, Tibenham, Norwich, Norfolk, NR16 1QH Interior
The Courtyard Barn Conversion, Tibenham, Norfolk

As per the old BBC Blue Peter mantra – Here’s one I made earlier. This picturesque property has been very well prepared. An exceptional and beautiful building conversion.

The Courtyard has had much time and planning invested into it. The result is a sizeable home. The proportions were all carefully considered and each room has its filled with character. The use of oak for much of the joinery contrasts with the brick floors, and the door and window furniture is blacksmith forged. Each of the bedrooms has its own en-suite facilities. Living areas are very much “open plan”. This is particularly true in the main wing which has a central kitchen of bespoke units flanked by a living area to one side and a dining area to the other. The main sitting room has been foreshortened and has a central woodburning stove, vaulted ceiling and unusual exposed timbering.

The Courtyard, Cargate Common, Tibenham, Norwich, Norfolk, NR16 1QH

The Courtyard Barn Conversion, Tibenham, Norfolk

Outside The Courtyard is set within approximately 2.87 acres of land (1.162ha). Consisting of garden and fields together with a delightful courtyard enclosed by the house and buildings.

At Unique Property Bulletin we located this “before” report on a barn compound which we think could be the Courtyard before a huge amount of time and care was spent on it. But we aren’t totally sure. Maybe if you have a look and see what you reckon…

What Do You Reckon? Is This The Same Building?

Is this old derelict set of barn building the core of what is now the Courtyard? Answers on a postcard please?

There are many lovely pictures of this barn conversion on the estate agency details as weblinked below.

Location: The Courtyard, Cargate Common, Tibenham, Norwich, Norfolk, NR16 1QH

Guide: £875,000

Further Details: Click Here

Archived Details: Click Here

PDF Brochure & Layout Plan Drawing: Click Here

Contact: 01379 641 341

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Corn Mill Home

Old Cornmill, Bridgend of Lintrathen
Full Workings On View: The Old Cornmill, Bridgend of Lintrathen

Agency Narrative: The accommodation at the Old Cornmill is on three levels with the entrance being the upper most floor comprising hallway, sitting room with balcony off, two bedrooms and bathroom. The middle floor enjoys a spacious hallway with fitted storage, two further bedrooms and second bathroom – with further ensuite bathroom. The lower floor has a spacious living/dining room with wood burning stove and feature mill wheels which can be viewed via a window. There is open access from the living/dining room to the kitchen as well as double doors leading out to the garden ground.

Old Cornmill, Bridgend of Lintrathen 2

Nice Balcony View Too: The Old Cornmill, Bridgend of Lintrathen

Location: The Old Cornmill, Bridgend of Lintrathen, Kirriemuir, Angus, DD8 5JH

Guide: £299,950

Further Details: Click Here

Archived Details: Click Here

Contact Blackadders Tel: 01224 588913

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Lock Life

Currently Use: 3 Rental Flats

Perry Barr Locks, Fairview Avenue Walsall Road, Great Barr 1

Old Lock Keeper’s House, Perry Barr Locks, Fairview Avenue, Great Barr, Birmingham
Overlooking Tame Valley Canal – Currently Rental Properties

The Future? Possibly this small portfolio may transform to 2 rental properties and one home for you. Quite an interesting thought. A canalside home and effectively an annuity. Well a very useful income.

At the current time this small portfolio of 3 investment properties is located within a Grade II Listed former Lock Keepers Cottage. The current rental income is around £16,200 per annum (£450pcm for each flat).

Location: Old Lock Keeper’s House, Perry Barr Locks, Fairview Avenue – Walsall Road, Great Barr, B42 1LT

Extra Photographs: Click Here

Guide: £219,900 (reduced from £229,900 Old Price )

Further Details: Click Here

Archived Details: Click Here

Contact Cottons Chartered Surveyors Tel: 0121 247 4747

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Unique Property Competition

For September + October 2015, the Unique Property Bulletin competition prize is a modest £20 of jingle coins. Okay, it isn’t exactly a King’s Ransom, but this is mainly just for the fun of it…-

Unique Property Bulletin December Competition Jingle Coins

Please Give The Name & Location of This Unique Building…

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The winner is the first drawn from our Competition Box at close of competition on 31st October 2015.

Competition Hint

“Squamata Lifesavers”

We are hoping to encourage the property sleuthing abilities each and every reader has with this edition’s competition. Best wishes and good luck from the Unique Property Bulletin Team

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Try Before You Buy

The property included within the try-before-you-buy section of the Unique Property Bulletin – is NOT for sale. Our endeavour is to provide a sample, and actual experience of what it would be like to live in any particular genre of unusual abode. This specific listing is for a short-stay break. Our offering for this edition:-

Castellated Chapel

Boulderclough Chapel, Luddendenfoot, HX2 6JW

Boulderclough Chapel, Luddendenfoot, Halifax

A picturesque converted chapel with impressive baronial looks.

Well worth considering a holiday break at this interesting place. Not just to recharge the batteries, but there is bound to be some inspiration in the bricks and mortar of this rejuvenated unique building.

Location: Boulderclough Chapel, Sowerby Lane, Luddendenfoot, Halifax, HX2 6JW

Guide: From £40 per night

Further Details: Click Here

Archived Details: Click Here

Contact: 01422 366948

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Architecturally Unique

Please note, each edition we feature the work of a unique architect. These properties are usually NOT currently for sale, but are included to help inspire readers as to the talent that abounds when a good architect’s mind meets the imagination of a unique property person, and something that little bit special is created by the synergy.

 Nakagin Capsule Tower

Nakagin Capsule Tower Photo By Jordy Meow

Photograph Courtesy of Jody Meow

Our Top & Commended Architects/Designer For This Unique Property Bulletin Is:

Kisho Kurokawa

8 April 8, 1934 – 12 October 2007

Kisho Kurokawa & Associates

Unique Project: Nakagin Capsule Tower

Location: Tokyo, Japan

Years Built: 1970-1972

Residential tower with a total of 140 capsule units.

Nakagin Capsule Tower Photo Int1 Tomio Ohashi courtesy of Kisho Kurokawa Architect & Associates
Pod Interior – Nakagin Capsule Tower

Photograph © Tomio Ohashi courtesy of Kisho Kurokawa Architect & Associates

Located in Ginza, Tokyo, this amazing concept was years ahead of it’s time. Designed by architect Kisho Kurokawa and built in 1972. A project that has at its core, exchangeability, and recyclability as the prototype of sustainable architecture. Each “pod” is attached to the main tower by four very strong bolts. Resembling clusters of space pods stacked 13 stories tall, the Nakagin Capsule Tower is the world’s first example of capsule architecture. When erected in 1972, tiny prefab apartments were stacked like LEGO around a concrete core. The capsules were designed to be plugged in and replaced when necessary.

Each pod was a micro apartment measuring 4 by 2.5 meters, intended for Japanese businessmen who wanted to avoid a long commute home. Everything came built-in: a bed, a sink, a refrigerator, bathroom, folding desk and even a TV, radio and alarm clock.

Nakagin Capsule Tower Photo Int2 Tomio Ohashi courtesy of Kisho Kurokawa Architect & Associates
1970’s Classic – Pod Interior: Nakagin Capsule Tower

Photograph © Tomio Ohashi courtesy of Kisho Kurokawa Architect & Associates

Video Presentation….

For those who have had their interest piqued with this amazing plug-in pod capsule tower design, there is a very interesting television article…

Please Click On The Picture Above To Watch This Excellent Video Presentation

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This Edition’s Unique Property Feature:-

Mixed Emotions

Frustrated. Humbled. Excited.

AAA Water Tower, Great North Road to Doncaster Road, Bawtry, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN10 6NX

Old Water Tower, Doncaster

It’s been an unusual couple of weeks since the last Bulletin. Actually ever since we went online in 2011, the journey at this end of the keyboard has been “interesting”. Given the sort of unique type of property we feature on this website on a regular basis, why is this most recent feeling – mixed emotion – out of the ordinary?

Frustrated

Family members have always found it irresistible to come out and play – to actually bid on some of the properties that land on the old desk here at Bulletin HQ. One genre of building that we have had on our top 10 list for a couple of decades is to buy a was a former water tower. Last year a member of the family bid on the former water tower in Doncaster (pictured above) – and nearly managed to buy it.

How? The family members mentioned, registered with Eddisons Auction and bid for it over a ‘live’ auction telephone link. The guide price was £2,000. After discussions, we reckoned Bawtry Tower was worth considerably in excess of the guide price. So suggested he maybe look at bidding a more realistic £15,000 to £20,000. Even with an eventual £22,500 as his top bid – 10 times the guide – our family member was shocked at the amount Bawtry Water Tower actually sold for: £30,500. This was £8,000 past the personal bidding limit. Though good fun on the day, and even then a close run thing.

That was only half the story. After the new owner had engaged a first class architect, who in turn prepared an excellent conversion proposal, this was given the green light at Planning Permission stage. With the very valuable few sheets of A4 paper and that all important permission, Bawtry Water Tower was entered back into auction. This time Pugh & Co. Guided at £85,000 it made a reputed £105,000. Latest news: Click Here.

Bawtry Water Tower, Great North Road to Doncaster Road, Bawtry, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN10 6NX
Excellent Plans. Valuable Permission: Bawtry Water Tower, Doncaster

Not bad for something with an original guide of £2,000.

To sell after planning permission granted – £105,000

The frustration? Another one slips away. Although a decent amount of money was deposited at auction (in order to be allowed telephone bidding permission) – the end result was Bawtrey Tower in Doncaster got away. Very frustrating.

Since then, there have been several near misses with family members and friends at Unique Property Bulletin bidding or looking to buy property featured on these pages: Dunnet Head Bid Miss and more: Kinfauns Tower Miss.

Binn Hill Tower

Binn Hill Tower, Kinfauns

But the most recent that had us deeply fed-up was a former World War 2 Air Control Tower. Originally guided at £35,000, we believed at this guide it was a very good buy. So did family and friends. This building went off of the radar for a while – pun intended – as it appeared to be withdrawn (referenced in the 28 June 2015 – Bulletin). It then reappeared for auction, but we had too little time to sort out the all important due diligence – for example study local sensibilities: here and here. Let alone time to prepare a proper content alert our Unique Property Bulletin Syndicate members.

Air Control Tower, Winkleigh Airfield, Winkleigh, Devon. EX19 8EZ.

Air Control Tower, Winkleigh Airfield, Winkleigh, Devon. EX19 8EZ.

The news this week is that this rare and for many, iconic structure from WW2 was guided at £35,000, but sold at auction for an eye watering £122,000 Click Here.

So why the continued frustration? The logic is reasonably sound. Buy at the right price and look to resell to grow a financial unique property nest-egg. Syndicate members joining together to grow each participant’s nest-egg in concert. Do this to the point where sufficient pennies were amassed that at an appropriate point in the series of unique property purchases, a unique building could then be kept for renovation and utilised as a permanent home. The added bonus being that with the aforementioned nest-egg built up over several properties, the eventual candidate building would be owned without mortgage and could then be converted and restored to enjoy. One of the nicest things about the Bulletin and also the Syndicates is the many folk who have a dream of owning the unique property of their desires and had seemed impossible, is, by this nest-egg syndicate growing process – made possible. It is a delight to witness folk finding and managing to fund the purchase of their ideal home.

We know the Syndicate and nest-egg growing adventure principle works. The experiences between 1995 and 2006 are vivid in the mind and well documented. The problem is that somehow, now in 2015, the financial crisis of 2007 seems to have been forgotten and many people are now visiting auction rooms all over the country in what might be described as bidding wars. The result being an over-heat in the prices at these venues.

So what is the answer? We reckon that in order to buy at the right price – outwith the current overpriced auction arenas. Much more sleuthing will have to be arranged. Truffle-search for properties and make offers that are far away from the property auction overheat.

As if the loss of an old WW2 Air Control Tower wasn’t enough of an emotional issue for the writer of this particular edition, we then had something really amazing after the Bulletin of 2 weeks ago – 20 Sept 2015. That was a wonderful level of interest and many replies to our Syndicate Survey.

Humbled

Such has been the level of response to our Syndicate Survey that it is looking very likely we will be taking the collective plunge. Either with a relatively large public limited company share issue – £100,000 to £500,000 size of projects, and/or the smaller method such as applies to the (£32,000) Kinfauns Tower type of project utilising the FCA Property Investment Club rules. The latter likely to be progressed via the growing Crowdfunding type of property finance platform. Though ours will be 100% equity driven as we are not keen on the risks posed by letting a bank have a mortgage on a syndicate asset.

Earlier Syndicate Owned Properties…

Previous Syndicate Purchase £19,000 - Island Curling Stone Extraction Support Building

Gaswork House, Ailsa Craig Island

Previous Unique Property Syndicate Purchase

£19,000 (2001 price)

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Earlier Syndicate “Also Rans”…

AAA Wentworth Woodhouse The Hall Family

Wentworth Woodhouse

In 1998 a syndicate member suggested we look at buying this humongous property. More out of curiosity than any other factor we inspected it in detail (general background here and here). The sale price in 1998 following bank foreclosure meant it was hovering around the £1,000,000 mark. There was a robust discussion amongst syndicate members whether to buy or not. Tantalisingly there was sufficient funding firmed up by syndicate members to proceed with a purchase of Wentworth Woodhouse. The problem was that this magnificent building required a LOT of ADDITIONAL money in repairs and maintenance. Plus we were particularly uncomfortable with coal mining reports in the near location and a possibility of subsidence, which for such a large property might be a financial bottomless pit as well as physical one! We are not shy when it comes to taking on unusual projects, but there is a huge responsibility when it is a large sum of financial exposure to our friends and group funds. In the Wentworth Woodhouse case we left this Leviathan and chose an alternate project where the risk was much more manageable. Many years later – in 2014 our discretion in leaving Wentworth Woodhouse off of the Syndicate menu was proven fortuitous. Last year the house was informally placed on sale (click here) at with a figure of around £8,000,000. However the house was reported to need works of around £42 million click here. 

The Wentworth Woodhouse experience is part of why Unique Property Syndicates – and the recent high level of interest can be so humbling. That folk have faith in what these endeavours are about to the extent that a decent sized number of friends and colleagues are willing to come together and embark on this sort of project.

Please Click On The Picture Above To Watch The Video Presentation

Wentworth Woodhouse: This Video brings home just how much there is to maintain, insure, repair, restore, preserve and heat! There was also a nearby college included into the 1998 deal, but even so, time and inter-period costs between 1998 and 2015 have shown that our decision not to take on such a gargantuan project was likely the best. Still it was an extremely interesting experience to go through – let alone a huge task to get around the vast pile – and well worth studying.

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For the avoidance of doubt, it seems likely we will restart the syndicates (after the 2007-2014 worldwide financial recession) with a smaller project just to get our bearings and also to give new members the grace of getting to know how the old salts of these syndicates have managed previous projects.

Excited

Ailsa Craig By RIB Visit Arran

Just One Syndicate Illustrating Some Adventures – Via Rigid Inflatable Boat

Getting There Can Be Half The Fun – Though Most Syndicates Are MUCH More Accessible!

Moving forward with our emotional rollercoaster of the past 14 days. The excitement from last edition’s Unique Property Syndicate Survey is fourfold.

Firstly, we didn’t know exactly how the survey responses would go – would there even be that many? That was a lump of worry used up needlessly. There were dozens of replies. Thank you to all who took the time, interest and effort to revert with a view on these unusual adventures with unique property. We now know we have many dozens of like minded friends, readers and colleagues interested in these unique property syndicate endeavours.

Ailsa Craig Island By Seakayak - Seakayak Photos 3

Just One Syndicate Illustrating Some Adventures – Via Kayak

Spectacular & Stunning – A Vision of Adventure

Picture Courtesy of Seakayak Photos

Secondly, whilst this is not a scientific, nor definitive way to assess things, the fact is that within those dozens of replies we have a now ballpark cumulative figure heading towards the half million pound mark. Awesome. Of course the amount of interest in any given syndicate – any specific candidate property will vary. But considering the most recent offer made by our group of friends was at £32,000 for Binnhill Tower at Kinfauns, it is likely that we have a the ability to bring about a group of members to look at many of the projects that feature within the general Bulletin – onsite and offsite (new candidate properties are only circulated to members who have joined the syndicate alert round robin email – “Syndicate Alert” ). The prospect of being able to realistically consider the majority of projects and know these are financially within our arena is genuinely exciting.

Ailsa Craig Island - RNLI Lifeboat Silvia Burrell Visits Photo James TM Towill

Even Old Friend’s From The Mainland RNLI Lifeboat At Girvan Visited on Exercise

Picture Courtesy of James TM Towill

One of these RNLI guys – a lifelong best friend – flies a really scary mode of transport…

Gyrocopter From Ayrshire

Gyrocopter From Ayrshire – My Friend Scares The Bejeebers Out of Me With This

The third reason, and this may seem a little tangential is the heady prospect of driving one of these projects forward with a group of friends. In past syndicates this has been a firm element of the raisons d’être. Whilst it is important to say several syndicate members like a low profile with a remote relationship to a given project, many enjoy the camaraderie that each adventure has brought about. Really, who could not enjoy a the pleasures of an actual railway on a small island!

Ailsa Craig Island Railway Seakayak Photos

Ailsa Craig Syndicate: Railway – Part of The Fun

Picture Courtesy of Seakayak Photos

The fourth reason for us to be excited is a little deeper. Each Bulletin is written as carefully as we can manage so that it contains something for all of our readership demographic. From the £10,000 bothy to the multi-million pound stratospheric luxury pad. We know for a fact that amongst some of our readers money will never be a worry again.

Ailsa Craig Island Railway - Olden Days

Ailsa Craig Syndicate: Railway – Original Use In Olden Days

But here’s the thing: no matter how well placed you might be up the financial tree, whether millionaire, or at the other end, nearing skintsville, there is an almost universal allure about making something useful from limited means.

This is an ancillary experience from the unique property syndicates. We have been privileged to walk along the path of life with friends who have a heart’s desire to eventually own a unique home but lack the wherewithal. Several syndicates further on, and that unlikely dream has been made possible – made real. Very real.

For us, seeing friends and fellow unique property syndicate members progress from relatively modest input, to a space where that hitherto elusive dream home can be made real gives a wonderful and tangible sense of happiness. No matter whether you are starting out with a modest budget and goals, there can be a great deal of enjoyment in dealing greatly until that unique home is where you actually live.

Ailsa Craig Island - Official Helicopter Pad

Ailsa Craig Island – An Actual Visitor Helicoptered In

Ailsa Craig Helipad

Unusually This Unique Property Syndicate Had The Very Spot To Land On

Whilst the photographs above feature just one unique property syndicate, the majority have been unique. Most are also very much more accessible. All have had exciting elements of adventure.

There is still time to study these and possible register an interest for future syndicate news. For fairly obvious reasons, new candidate properties will only be emailed to those Bulletin readers who have registered for: “SYNDICATE” email alerts – Click Here.

For those who would like to complete a Unique Property Syndicate Survey, please: Click Here.

To read more about last Bulletin’s syndicate article: Click Here

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