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Unique Property Bulletin 9 February 2014

Beautiful Beaulieu River Home

Tukal A2

Tukal, Dock Lane, Beaulieu, Hampshire (c) 2014 Owner’s Collection

Before launching into our first property listing – we have had good news from one of the major London auction houses in relation to our fledgling facility to help owners of unusual property sell their unique homes via our Unique Property Auctions. Please click the Unique Property Auctions link for further details. Thankyou.

Now onto our opening unique property for this week. A very unusual looking home. This just jumped off of the page when first seen. A wonderful property. There is a very neat website illustrating the original structure, and how the building has evolved over time Tukal Slideshow and Tukal Website.

Agency Summary: 5 Bedrooms; 4 Reception Rooms; 5 Bathrooms; 1,803.7 sqm Leisure Facilities; Balcony; Fishing; Garden; Land; Roof Terrace; Secondary Accommodation; Swimming Pool; Waterside; Own River Jetty; Private Parking; Approximately 10.30 acres (4.2 hectares).

Tukal A4

Tukal – Fabulous Interior (c) 2014 Owner’s Collection

Magical Beaulieu river setting with its own jetty. An opportunity to acquire a magnificent and architecturally important house on the Beaulieu River. The house has an indoor pool and is situated within gorgeous gardens with an acre lake, river frontage and its own private pontoon.

Tukal A3

Tukal, Dock Lane, Beaulieu, Hampshire (c) 2014 Owner’s Collection

Tukal sits on the edge of the stunning Beaulieu River on which the sixty foot pontoon mooring is accessible at all states of the tide. The house is presented to an exceptional standard with a low-slung, flat-roofed 1960s villa that has vast curves and rounded forms, with plenty of glass. The current owners have finished the house with a modern and minimalist feel. The ground floor opens out into a huge gallery reception hall, with a breakfast bar and studio and a swimming pool room with an exercise area. There are also 5 further bedrooms, including the fabulous master bedroom with a magnificent balcony.

Tukal A5

Tukal – Exquisite Location – Isle of Wight In The Distance (c) 2014 Owner’s Collection

Upstairs the accommodation comprises a kitchen/breakfast room, dining room, cinema with an impressive garden terrace overlooking the river. Ancillary accommodation includes a self-contained flat on the lower ground floor, with a further 2 bedrooms, living room, games room and two store rooms. There are also 10.3 acres of stunning professionally designed ornamental gardens.

Location: Tukal, Dock Lane, Beaulieu, Brockenhurst, Hampshire, SO42 7YJ.

Tenure: Freehold.

Guide: £ Price on Application.

Contact Knight Frank Agencies Tel: 020 7861 1065 – James Crawford or Sacha Jackson: 01962 850 333. 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://search.knightfrank.co.uk/win110285

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Modest Methodist Masonry

Church King Street David Dixon

Former King Street Methodist School, Greater Manchester (c) 2014 David Dixon

From the multi-million pound beauty at the top of this Bulletin, we move across to a more modest building at the other end of the price spectrum. This former Methodist Chapel was founded in 1870 and closed approximately 100 years later. Latterly utilised by several small businesses, it is now up for sale by auction.

Prospective purchasers are directed to check the position with regard to any tenancies that may exist. The initial starting point would be the “Legal Pack” for Lot 179.

Auctioneer’s Description: A Detached two storey former school approximately 701.27 sq m (7,547 sq ft) on a site measuring 0.14 hectares (0.35 acres)

Location: Former King Street Methodist School, King Street, Leigh, Greater Manchester, WN7 4LJ.

Tenure: Freehold.

Guide: £80,000For Sale By Auction 27 February 2014. Remember FTSAA Protocol.

Contact Pugh & Company 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/20140227/179

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Unique Property Competition

For this month, the Unique Property Bulletin competition prize is

Unique Property Bulletin December Competition Jingle Coins

Jingle Coins – Unique Property Bulletin Prize – Mainly For Fun

This is a very modest prize – mainly just for fun. Here is the

Competition Hint

On Our Paper Version Of The Bulletin Illustrated In Our 100th Online Edition, How Much Is The Guard House Priced At?

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 28th February 2014. Email free entries to:-

Unique Property Bulletin Competition Entry Contact Page

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Major Mansion Masonry

Kilbowie House MAIN

Kilbowie House, Oban, Argyll (c) 2014 Bell Ingram

Moving from a modest piece of masonry of the £80,000 guided Methodist Chapel in the previous listing above, we have our next candidate with this major piece of mansion masonry – proper castellation and baronial turrets. A real looker. Also with a gorgeous view across the water. Formerly an outdoor adventure centre, this has a rich history to explore. Some detail can be gained from …

http://www.ea.n-lanark.sch.uk/kilbowie/

Kilbowie House 1

A Lot Of Masonry For The Money – Kilbowie House (c) 2014 Bell Ingram

Please note it is ONLY the main Mansion House, Land and Shore section for sale as shown on the estate agency map/plan. NOT the adjacent education block. For this Mansion House listing we are just uploading a brief summary with photos and the link to the main sales brochure.

Kilbowie House 2

Almost An Oil Painting – Kilbowie House, Oban, Argyll (c) 2014 Bell Ingram

Agency Description: Development Opportunity, Kilbowie House, Gallanach Road, Argyll. This is an imposing, 19th century, red-sandstone mansion house in a unique location on the outskirts of Oban

Stunning waterfront views to the north and west across the Sound of Kerrera. Currently in office use and planned over basement, ground and two upper floors, the property offers significant scope for alternative uses, subject to statutory consents. Large grounds with development potential (subject to statutory consents). There is Shore access.

Location: Kilbowie House, Gallanach Road, Oban, Argyll, PA34 4PF.

Tenure: Feuhold [Scottish Freehold Equivalent].

Guide: £450,000.

Contact Bell Ingram Agencies Tel: 01631 566 122. 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.bellingram.co.uk/properties/show/1368

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Escape To The Country

Escape 1

Marina House, Neyland, Milford Haven (c) 2014 West Wales Properties

On the topic of turrets – this next picturesque and waterside property has a wonderful octagonal variety, and many features that make it an exceptional place to consider calling home.

Escape 2A

Marina House, Neyland, Milford Haven (c) 2014 West Wales Properties

We have several Grand Designs featured at Unique Property Bulletin, and also quite a few of our listed property ends up on the mainstream television of this genre. However, this is the first Escape To The Country that we have listed. The actual episode can be viewed at …

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BQQEhRwy8s

Escape 3A

Marina House, Neyland, Milford Haven (c) 2014 West Wales Properties

Agency Description: This Modern Villa style property is situated on the edge of The Brunel Quay Marina offering superb views over the Cleddau Estuary and Marina entrance. The property comprises: Hallway, 3/4 bedrooms with the master bedroom having a dressing room and en-suite bathroom, shower room, first floor has dining hall, lounge, kitchen, cloakroom, access to the one bedroom income-producing apartment, second floor octagonal tower sturdy/bedroom, under floor heating, double glazed, double garage, tree lined driveway.

Location: Marina House, Picton Road, Neyland, Milford Haven, SA73 1PX.

Tenure: Freehold.

Guide: £485,000.

Contact West Wales Properties Tel: 01646 698585. 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 & More Photographs ….

http://www.vebra.com/property/1203/24370638

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A Small Parish

Baldhu 1

Picturesque – Baldhu, Nr Truro, South Cornwall (c) 2014 Lillicrap Chillcott Agencies

Agency Description: An imposing home created from the remarkable conversion of part of a parish church, providing approximately 3,700sq.ft. of contemporary design woven through the intricate historical detail of a Grade II* Listed rural parish church set in a beautiful wooded rural location just to the south west of Truro.

Baldhu 2

Full Of Character – Baldhu, South Cornwall (c) 2014 Lillicrap Chillcott Agencies

Ground Floor: entrance lobby, cloakroom, shower room, utility room, reception room, living room 25’9″ x 16’, study, inner hall, bedroom 3 with en-suite wet room. Back lobby/vestry, bathroom.

First Floor: large highly specified kitchen breakfast room with polished granite worktops and integrated appliances. Stunning sitting room 27’6″ x 16’1″ with 20’ ceiling height. Galleried dining room 19’3″ x 15’8″, bedroom 4.

Second Floor: master bedroom suite with dressing room and en-suite bath/shower room. The Tower bedroom with mezzanine bathroom.

Outside: granite chipped driveway providing parking, large oak framed modern double garage and workshop, churchyard garden. In all, about ½ an acre.

 Baldhu 3

Balcony Feature – Baldhu (c) 2014 Lillicrap Chillcott Agencies

Location: Baldhu, Nr Truro, South Cornwall, TR3 6EG.

Tenure: Freehold.

Guide: £700,000.

Contact Lillicrap Chillcott Agencies Tel: 01872 273473. 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 ….

http://ie8.waterfrontandcountryhomes.com/

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Brobdingnagian Brogyntyn

Brogyntyn 2

Brogyntyn Hall – Main Buildings (c) 2014 Knight Frank

This truly is a brobdingnagian property. One wonderful mansion and huge estate for those readers who play – and buy – at this level. Indeed there was a time when, with the significant number of additional lodges, and classic estate cottage houses, that we would have looked at assembling a Unique Property Syndicate for this property.

Agency Summary: 9 Bedrooms; 3 Reception Rooms; 8 Bathrooms; Approximately 3,531.6 sqm; Outbuildings; Period Equestrian Fishing; Garden; Land; Listed; Secondary Accommodation; Stabling; Private Parking; Approximately 234.17 acres (94.8 hectares) – Including a “secret cottage” whatever that means.

 Brogyntyn 5

One of Several Extra Lodges Included At Brogyntyn Estate (c) 2014 Knight Frank

Agency Description:- An Historic Grade II* Listed Hall in a parkland setting – in need of refurbishment with an elegant courtyard, lodge, farmhouse, four further cottages and a large range of traditional buildings. Pasture, parkland and woodland. In all about 234 acres.

 Brogyntyn Row 17

Elegant Roman Portico At Brogyntyn Hall (c) 2014 Our Old Friend: Row 17

The Brogyntyn Hall Estate is a fine Grade II* Listed house in stunning parkland. The market town of Oswestry is nearby and road communications are excellent with the A5 trunk road some 4 miles away with direct access to Shrewsbury and the M54. Formerly the ancestral home of the Lords Harlech, today this substantial house whilst in need of refurbishment is impressive, significant and classical. The Estate itself, comprising some 234 acres includes a Lodge, a fine Stable courtyard with a triumphal arch, Gardener’s Cottage, walled garden, Home Farm and a secret cottage known as Swiss Cottage overlooking a lake.

 Brogyntyn 3

 Brogyntyn Estate Buildings – In Addition To The Main Hall (c) 2014 Knight Frank

Location: Brogyntyn Hall & Estate, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY10 7DA.

Tenure: Freehold.

Guide: £5,000,000.

Contact Knight Frank Agencies Tel: 020 7861 1064Clive Hopkins or Jonathan Bengough. 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 ….

http://search.knightfrank.co.uk/cho090108

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Architecturally Unique

Esher Cubist

 Esher Cubism 3

New Road, Esher, Surrey (c) 2014 Knight Frank

Going by the emails inbound at Unique Property Bulletin, we have a significant number of readers who like very modern unusual buildings. This candidate has the vernacular of cubism and a touch of minimalism in the interior. It also illustrates clearly how “square” can also be very attractive …

Esher Cubism 1

New Road, Esher, Surrey (c) 2014 Knight Frank

This building has been designed via Robin Crane Architects …

http://www.craneassociates.com/ 

The gentleman in question is Robin Crane of Crane Associates. The building is simply described as “No.29” – situated within a private plot orientated to capture the very best of our Seasons – warm and bright in the winter, cool and well ventilated in the summer. The house blends precision building, energy efficiency and attention to detail with subtle architectural elegance and style, using the latest in carefully selected natural materials and modern design without compromise, culminating in luxury and perfection.

Esher Cubism 2

Clean Minimalistic Lines (c) 2014 Knight Frank

Agency Summary: 5 Bedrooms; 3 Reception Rooms; 3 Bathrooms; Approximately 347.9 sqm; Garden; Private Parking.

Location: 29 New Road, Esher, Surrey, KT10 9PG

Tenure: Freehold.

Guide: £2,450,000.

Contact Knight Frank Agencies Tel: 01372 464 496 – Alex Herman. 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 ….

http://search.knightfrank.co.uk/esh130119

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Try Before You Buy …..

Water Tower – London Style

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

The Water Tower, Edith Cavell Way, London (c) 2014 David Hatch.

As is usually the case – 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 for our readers to possibly call home in the future. This specific listing is for a short-stay break.

This week’s offering is a medium term rental property at a smartly converted water tower in London. Not quite the same style as last week’s TBYB Water Tower, and this is to lease as a home rather than holidays, but what a place to live. Even just for a while.

There is even a dedicated website …

http://www.londonwatertower.com/

Owner’s Narrative: The 130 foot tower was built in 1896 and now, along with the modern pavilion building alongside, offers luxury accommodation with spacious living areas, 5 double bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and a rooftop observatory all close to Greenwich and within easy reach of Central London. Perfect for Canary Wharf, easy access to City Airport and the motorway to Europe.

One recent occupant wrote …

I am still telling all of our friends here in the US that I could read the time on Big Ben on a clear day from the top of the Tower with my binoculars”

Location: The Water Tower, Edith Cavell Way, London, SE18 4JY.

Tenure: Assured Shorthold Tenancy – Usually 6 Month Tranches.

Guide: £1,038 per week – Sorry It’s The Price Of Living In London – Though In A Lot Of Style !

Contact: Felicity J Kendal 020 8318 0927 – Please can readers help the Unique Property Bulletin stay free to use by letting the owner know that you found their property on the Unique Property Bulletin website. Thankyou

Online Brochure ….

http://www.fjlord.co.uk/renthouseflatinlondon/PropertySearchResults/PropertyDetails/tabid/4165/PropId/368458/Default.aspx

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