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Unique Property Bulletin 1 June 2014

Bargain Bank

Bank Corwen Philip Halling Former HSBC Bank, Corwen (c) 2014 Philip Halling

Old Bank, The Square, Corwen, Denbighshire, North Wales, LL21 0AB

If only this were within a few miles of the Bulletin – we would be waiving our paw in the air at the auctioneer. An interesting place to locate a live-work office. Also a tasty looking property with moneybags of potential. Having bought a bank a while back, there is a satisfaction in the process. Buying a bargain bank branch that has closed down is genuinely an interesting experience. Especially for anyone who has suffered the travails of trying to finance a unique build or renovation with the help of a bank. The mantra that – as with money – banks lend you an umbrella when it stops raining is particularly appropriate when restoring unique property. When you could do with help from your bank, the answer is all too often “no”. When you don’t need it, the banks throw money at you. The irony of buying a closed bank building can almost be tasted. This particular example in Corwen is a fine looking Grade 2 listed building of substance.

Guide: £50,000

Tel – Pugh Auctions: 0844 2 722444.


Live-Work Building

Bank Flat CorwenOld Bank House, The Square, Corwen, Denbighshire, LL21 0AB

For those keen on the live-work buildings in the classic Ronnie Barker Open All Hours way here is a flat above the bank listed at the top of this Bulletin. Along with the 60 second commmute from this flat upstairs to your business downstairs, for a very modest price you have a FIVE bedroom duplex apartment for sale.

Guide: £50,000

Tel – Pugh Auctions: 0844 2 722444.



Old Bakery Plus Wonderful Extras

Bakery at Ingleborough

Ingleborough Mill Bakery Building (c) Owner’s Collection.

Ingleborough Windmill, Mill & Bakery, Mill Road, West Walton, Wisbech, Norfolk, PE14 7EU.

This former mill bakery has bags of potential, and comes with a Mill House to live in whilst you renovate the old bakery. PLUS a splendid windmill tower also ripe for renovation is included in the bargain.

Guide: £450,000

Mill Bakery + Windmill + Mill House

Tel – Owner Direct: Tel: 01406 364623.


Mr G. Marshall From Hamilton

Would you like to get in touch please ?


Special Article – 12 Churches List

Church St Columba Stanley Howe MAIN

St. Columba Church (c) 2014 Stanley Howe

Guide: £85,000

Just one of 12 churches for sale.

This week we have a Special Article Feature listing 12 churches for sale. This is an added extra for those readers who like this genre of unusual building. There is a modest £1.56 donation to access this extra list of 12 churches for sale. The modest donation significantly helps towards our fundraising, and pays for this website’s hosting and IT fees. These donations also keeps the main Sunday night, 9pm Unique Property Bulletin FREE to access for everyone. To access this spiritual abode list, please click the following Donate Button – with our thanks and appreciation ….

It is important to note, the Donate/Paypal system doesn’t let you back into the 12 Churches Special Article webpage for a second look – or as many visits as you wish for the currency of the article [two months]. The good news is you can revisit this webpage by clicking here:

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Freelance Journalist Invited

Freelance Journalist Eileen Warren

Starting Small In Print. Who Knows How Far You Can Go? (c) 1963 Eileen Warren

Due to continued expansion in readership levels here at Unique Property Bulletin online, we have a very modest role available for a part-time freelance journalist. Someone with appropriate media skills, and IT knowledge: WordPress website ability a definite asset.

The position will require the regular research and assembly of one in every four in our Unique Property Bulletin online series. This will include all the regular elements to be put together, copy-edited and uploaded online:

6 x Unique Properties & Photograph.

1 x Unique Architectural Building & Photograph.

1 x Unique Try Before You Buy & Photograph.

1 x Topical Article Per Edition.

Initially the requirement will be for about 25% of current main upload content to be fully prepared and progressed to online publication. The frequency of the Unique Property Bulletin is one edition each week.

Publication is 9pm Sunday night.

Guidance can be given for any and all areas until the freelancer is comfortable – especially IT and website protocol.

Depending upon how the Bulletin evolves, there is potential to make this a more significant appointment for between 50% and 75% of the website content with increased remuneration as appropriate. In other words, a modest part time freelance relationship has the potential to grow to something much more substantial over time.

This growth path cannot be guaranteed. However, if the past 120 issues are anything to go by, the future holds a reasonable chance of a modest freelance start becoming quite fulfilling and with a useful income. Also the possibility of ending up living in a unique genre of home. Indeed, enthusiasm in this direction is an important attribute.

Please apply in confidence to:-

Mr C. McLean, Unique Property Bulletin Ltd., Harbour Cottage, Shore Street, Helmsdale, Sutherland, KW8 6JZ.

Alternatively fill in our online form …

Unique Property Bulletin Email Address Request Form

… and we will provide a private destination email to respect the confidentiality of any personal information etc. Please do NOT email a CV using our generic contact page.

Please Note: You do NOT need to physically commute in any way. As long as you have Broadband and basic wordprocessing/IT skills the required assistance can be undertaken purely online.

This is a very modest freelance income. Initially 4 hours at the recognised “Living Wage” at a four week frequency. Payment gross, on a self-employed basis. Mainly to cover for shortfalls such as has happened this week.

We go into a little more detail in this week’s editorial at the end of this Bulletin.


Canterbury Island Curiosity

Binnewith Island

Binnewith Island, Rear of 22-29 Stour Street, Cantebury, Kent,CT1 2NZ

This is indeed a curiosity, known as Binnewith Island, and surrounded by the Great Stour River on three sides. It may be one of the last undeveloped areas within the City Walls of Canterbury. Situated to the rear of 22-29 Stour Street, in the middle of two spurs of the Great Stour River and occupies a site of 0.47 (0.2 hectares). Access to the site is via a footpath/footbridge off Water Lane (Franciscan Way) or through Greyfriar Gardens and forms part of the Riverside Walk. Please note the footpath is owned by the Local Authority and the gates controlling access to the footpath are locked on a daily basis at dusk and reopened in the morning.

Seller’s Guide Map: Click Here

Guide: £80,000 – £85,000

Click Here For Seller’s Online Schedule

Tel – Clive Emson Auctioneers: 0845 8500333 – Kevin Glibert or Dave Henson


Temperance FTSAA

Temperance Hall

The Temperance Hall & Flat, 20B George Street, Cheshire, CH1 3EQ

This former Temperance Hall has character and an interesting neighbour! The main building for sale might suit conversion to an unusual home – subject to planning permission. It Failed To Sell At Auction [FTSAA] and may now be in the bargaining zone for a post-auction sale.

It also has a Caretakers Flat with tenant in situ, so if and when the tenant leaves, the new owner could find themselves with a home and a splendid place to run their business: the live-work style of unique building that we have found to be popular. That is living in the residential part with the 60 second commute to your splendidly unusual workplace environment next door.

Guide: £450,000 – But FTSAA

Please note, the Caretaker’s Flat is currently let on an Assured Shorthold Tenancy of £6000 per annum.

Tel – Allsops: 020 7494 3686

If this property – as with other FTSAA is removed from the auction house weblink – please contact Unique Property Bulletin directly for news and we shall do our best to help:



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Unique Property Competition

For this month, the Unique Property Bulletin competition prize is a unique model...

Post Office Miniature Prize Unique Property Bulletin

Miniature Post Office (c) 2010 Enesco Ltd

Model of a Post Office & House – Unique Property Bulletin Prize

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

Competition Hint

Just over a year ago we featured a former POST OFFICE & HOUSE FOR SALE at B*****s. 

The competition question is: what was the name of the town where that old Post Office & House was located?

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 June 2014. Email free entries to:-

Unique Property Bulletin Competition Entry Contact Page


10,000 Square Feet of Mill

Bridge Mills Robert Wade RSZ

Bridge Mills (c) 2014 Robert Mills

Bridge Mills, Rochdale Road, Edenfield, Ramsbottom, BL0 0RE

At a guide of around £6 to £8 per square foot, this is an amazing lump of masonry.

Just consider this, London prices per square foot can be between £1,000 and £3,000. Source: Click Here.

Just imagine the possibilities this classic old mill might hold for you.

Online Details…

Tel – Roy Pugh & Co: 0844 2 722444.


Two Barns With Planning

Barns 2

Mys Hedra Farm, Crows An Wra, St Buryan, Penzance, Cornwall, TR19 6EJ

An interesting opportunity to acquire two former stone barns with planning permission for conversion into holiday and annexed accommodation along with a variety of outbuildings including a stable block and two static caravans set within approximately 2.82 acres (1.14 hectares).

The property is located conveniently for Penzance town and the renowned picturesque sandy beach of Sennen Cove with Lands End and the rugged coastline a little further along as well as the world famous and uniquely spectacular Minack Theatre

Guide: £95,000 – £105,000

Tel – Clive Emson: 0845 6013633 – Katie Semmens or Graham Barton


Thatched in Torquay

Thatch in Torquay Chris Downer RSZ

Chocolate Box Looks (c) 2014 Chris Downer

Higher Lodge, Cockington Village, Torquay, Devon TQ2 6XA

Agency Narrative: A unique opportunity to acquire this thatched cottage which boasts a wealth of charm and character features although requires modernisation and updating. The cottage enjoys its own private and secluded gardens the main attraction will be the stunning grounds of the Cockington Estate at your doorstep, therefore creating a truly delightful backdrop.

Guide: £195,000 – £225,000 

Tel – Clive Emson: 0845 6013633 – Scott Gray or Graham Barton


Architecturally Unique …

From Little Eggs 

Blob DMVA Architects

Interesting Architecture Grows (c) 2014 DmvA Architecture

A truly unique piece of design from DMVA Architects.|195

Tel – DMVA Architects – David Driesen: +32 (0)479 49 08 67


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 this week is:

Bath Tower TBYB

Bath Tower MAIN

Bath Tower, Church Street, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, L55 1SW 

This week’s unique property holiday experience is at the Bath Tower – one of the towers of the medieval town wall, facing the Menai Strait. Here you can have your cake and eat it – the sea at your feet in front and the pleasures of an interesting town at your back

Guide From 5 = 4 nights from £251.00. Equivalent to £12.55 per person per night

Tel – Booking Enquiries – Landmark Trust: 01628 825925.



Guest Journalist Initiative HIGNFY Style

Typewriter Underwood Classic

Classic Typewriter & Writer (c) 1931 Underwood Typewriter Company

It Could Be You !

A couple of weeks ago we started advertising for a freelance journalist to assist with some editions of the Unique Property Bulletin. The requirement is because of health issues surrounding the primary contributor, and time constraints for others in our very small team of volunteers.

The aim now, is to keep what has become a reasonably successful website online, viable and continue sharing unique property information that is of use and interest to our growing readership.

The remuneration is balanced with the liklihood that those new readers joining the production side of Unique Property Bulletin may well pick up some useful tips in websitology along the way. If we trogolodytes can manage this, then pretty much all of our readers should be up to the task – probably way ahead in fact. Given the aim here is to help fellow travellers find their ideal unique home – often far from the madding crowd – it may be a significant asset to know how to operate the business end of an internet site. Assuming you don’t already know.

Typewriter Golfball Machine Etan J Tal RSZ

Slowly Evolving Scribe Writer: The 1961 IBM Golfball (c) Etan Tal

Since our original freelance journalist advert went online we have had several enquiries from readers who want to join up, but not all have the skillset to go forward. Our view is that this can be remedied.

Helping You, Help Us, Help You.

In essence, this initiative is a two-way street. We have a modest amount of reserves to remunerate those who would like to join up and help produce editions of the Unique Property Bulletin. Added to which we have the patience and albeit fairly basic IT ability to help our new writing crew.

Typewriter Golfball Etan J Tal

The Golfball Typewriter: Once The Cutting Edge of Media (c) Etan Tal

During the week whilst watching an edition of the television programme Have I Got News For YouHIGNFY the “guest presenter” idea [following Angus Deyton’s departure] rang a bell here.

Why not have a guest journalist for various

Unique Property Bulletin editions?

This would increase the variety, range and dynamic of this website. It may appear to be a little of a monologue in nature some weeks. Increasing the number of contributers has to be a healthy thing.

Type Willi Heidelbach RSZ

How We Started: Old Lead Driven Printing Press (c) Willi Heidelbach

So here is the evolution of this idea. We invite those amongst our readers who would like to have a go at putting an edition of the Unique Property Bulletin together to come aboard. Maintaining the current structural format:-

6 x Unique Properties & Photograph.

1 x Unique Architectural Building & Photograph.

1 x Unique Try Before You Buy & Photograph.

1 x Topical Article Per Edition.

But with their own topical article put together by the aforementioned guest contributer for any given week. As mentioned, the remuneration is at a reasonable and sustainable level. It takes the strain off of a semi-functioning writer who is struggling with personal health issues at the moment.

Printing Press 1568 Jost Amman RSZ

About 100 Years After The First Book Was Printed (c) 1568 Jost Amman

Descended From Iconic Print Creator Johannes Gutenberg in the 1450s

For new guest contributers at Unique Property Bulletin whom the readers express their democratic liking – acclaim and website visitor number measures – each will then be asked to continue their good work. In addition to the modest financial remuneration, we will hold our end of the deal up, and impart as much internet and IT website skills as we can muster – assuming it is of use to new contributers.


The Modern Risograph (c) 2014 Riso UK Ltd

Unique Property Bulletin Series 3 produced with Riso technology.

By structuring the online Bulletin in this way, we should ensure the continuation of the website without ending up with the premature demise of the founder!

Tim Berners Lee WWW

From Gutenberg to Berners-Lee – Historic Progress of the Written Word

So any budding freelance journalists and website contributers, please feel free to get in touch. We will guide you in putting together an issue of the Unique Property Bulletin and who knows, you could join the team here on a long term basis. Which, by the way, has the perk and distinct possibility of you ending up in a unique property of your dreams that little bit quicker than might ordinarily be the case. We tend to get each other into all sorts of trouble and mischief.

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