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River Cottage for Sale: North Fambridge, Essex

09 Jan
January 9, 2013


I’ve called it a River Cottage, but in all honesty I’m not sure what it is. Here’s what the estate agents said about it though. Port Moor Cottage is a timber framed and clad former chalet under a felted roof. Internally the property is partitioned to provide sitting room, kitchenette and mezzanine platform together with a store room. There is an outside chemical wc. Whilst there is also a railed balcony surrounding the property, at the front of which is covered. The property has access to a stepped jetty giving direct access to the river at the higher levels of the tidal range.

  • Reception Room
  • Kitchenette
  • Mezzanine platform
  • Store Room
  • Outside cubicle with chemical wc
  • Balcony
  • Jetty


Port Moor Cottage occupies a truly unique position on the banks of the River Crouch. It is only accessible by boat or foot (depending on the state of tide).

North Fambridge, popular with the sailing enthusiast, offers a marina and boat yard together with a good range of everyday amenities.


Offers in the region of £125,000 with further information available here.

Art Deco House for Sale: Bath, Somerset

08 Jan
January 8, 2013


A unique Art Deco house for sale close to Bath city centre.

Described as Bath’s only Modern Movement house in the Bath Pevsner by Michael Forsyth, it was designed by Mollie Taylor of Gerrard Taylor Hind and built in 1935-38.

Kilowatt House is a superb example of a 1930s Art Deco property. Situated on Bath’s southern slopes overlooking the city the property was originally designed in the 1930s and combines features true to the period mixed with a selection of hi tech specifications. The accommodation comprises Atrium/Entrance Hall, Large modern kitchen, reception area, grand drawing room, 4 bedrooms with en suite shower/bathroom to the master bedroom, 2 further luxurious shower rooms. Enclosed rear garden with steps up to paddock area, decked rear patio with modern lighting. Double garage and electric security gates.

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 2 reception rooms
  • 3 bathrooms
  • 304.74 sqm
  • Land
  • Listed
  • Private Parking
  • Freehold


Kilowatt House is on the market for £1,950,000.
Further pictures and a few more details can be found on the estate agent’s website.

For Sale: Church for Conversion in Biggar, Lanarkshire

07 Jan
January 7, 2013


A former church for conversion.
The Broughton United Free Church was built in 1846 and is where John Buchan’s father, the Reverend John Buchan was minister, and has for the past 20 years served as a museum commemorating the life of John Buchan, a renowned politician and novelist who wrote well known novels such as The Thirty-Nine Steps and Greenmantle. The museum has recently vacated the building for new premises, providing an ideal opportunity for someone to convert the building to either commercial or residential purposes.
The church extends to about 222 square metres and has retained many of its original features, including stained glass windows, domed ornate ceilings with exposed beams and original floors and doors. Planning permission has not been sought for conversion to residential use but if granted, the church could be transformed into a charming home with plenty of character. Alternatively, subject to change of use, it could be converted into a café / gallery or alternative commercial use. The building is not currently listed.
To the front of the church is a gravel parking area, with prominent road frontage. Together with the area to the rear the grounds could be landscaped to create an attractive garden for residential purposes or provide ample customer parking for commercial purposes. Additional land to the rear may be available by separate negotiation.

Planning Permission The church does not have planning permission for residential use and is currently designated as a Museum. Buyers will need to apply for Change of Use planning permission or submit detailed planning permission for an alternative use.


The Broughton United Free Church is situated in Broughton which is a charming village in the Scottish Borders and it is best known as the
one-time home of novelist John Buchan where the beautiful Border countryside was the inspiration for many of his novels, and the location of the small cask ale Broughton Brewery. The village has a primary
school, post office, petrol station, village store, art gallery and village hall, along with sports facilities such as tennis courts and a bowling green.
For more comprehensive shopping requirements, Peebles lies 13
miles to the north-east. In terms of local education, Peebles has3 primary schools and a High School, which is recognised as one
of Scotland’s top ranked state schools.
The city of Edinburgh lies 29 miles to the north and provides all of the cultural and shopping facilities associated with a capital city. For those wishing to work or shop in Glasgow, the M74 and Lanark train station lie 17 miles and 18 miles away respectively, providing easy access.


Offers Over £125,000
Further information available here.

Huf Haus for Sale: Lytham, Lancashire

29 Dec
December 29, 2012


A 4 bedroom huf haus for sale in Lytham, Lancashire. I’ve tried my best to find out as much information as I usually do on properties I list, but the estate agent’s website is particularly poor.

I can tell you however, bespoke Sie-Matic kitchen, private gardens and a huf haus garage with parking available for 2 cars.


The property has a guide price of £1,175,000 with very few further details available here.

Converted Chapel for Sale: Earl Soham, Suffolk

14 Dec
December 14, 2012


This converted chapel for sale (yes, I know, another one) is a former 19th-century chapel that was recently completed by Andrew Hughes Architects and transformed into a five-bedroom home. The house can be found bordering water meadows in one of Suffolk’s most appealing villages, Earl Soham.

Hughes was been careful to conserve many of the original features of the building – such as the original ceiling scissor beams – while opening up the spaces of the former chapel. A large, light open-plan living / kitchen / dining room occupies the entire first floor and leads out onto a terrace, which offers views across the surrounding countryside.

Further accommodation includes, on the ground floor, five bedrooms (two with en-suite bathrooms) and a second reception room. There is also a utility room, a family bathroom and a small shower room. The former Sunday School building sits alongside the main house and provides an extra versatile space that has the potential to be used as a further guest bedroom, a games room or office / studio. The good-sized garden is largely lawn bordered by beds and hedgerows with an area of orchard at the far end.

The house is within walking distance of the village green at the centre of Earl Soham, a thriving and sought-after Suffolk village. It benefits from a highly regarded pub (that brews its own beer), an award-winning butcher, a tennis club and an excellent primary school.

Ipswich is 14 miles to the south and provides regular rail services to London Liverpool Street, taking just over one hour.


You’ll be pleased to know that it’s slighty cheaper than the chapel I featured earlier this month and it’s freehold!

I did say slightly, it’s on for £695,000 and as usual, further details/pictures can be found here.

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