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Welcome to the newer, slimline, internet friendly Unique Property Bulletin. We will be adding fresh and unusual buildings for sale directly onto this front page every few days. Also worth keeping an eye on our social media pages at Facebook and Twitter. Plus our Feature Articles will be returning soon on a monthly basis. For now, here are some unique properties for sale

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Latest Addition

20th October 2017

Windmill For Sail & Sale

Guide: £425,000

Definitely an interesting building in which to live. Apart from the unusual nature of this future home you may chose, something else jumped off of the page when the schedule landed on our desk. The Land Registry details from April 2013: this property appeared to sell for a bargain £84,000. Now offers in the region of £425,000 are sought.

Official Land Registry Data. Useful At Current Negotiations.

The reason for such a massive price jump could be the cost of extensive refurbishments during 2013-2017. It might be that there was a separate mill house elsewhere in the area, and the Land Registry excerpt above is for a different building to Legbourne Windmill.

Legbourne Mill, Mill Lane – Bathroom

Also, please be careful when broaching the subject of previous prices with a current seller. We knew one grumpy old goat who slammed the door on a buyer who had the temerity to ask if an offer slightly lower might be acceptable – given the officially recorded Land Registry price she originally paid was now 2.5 times what she bought it for. The buyers lost a house they liked and the seller paid dearly for being a misery.

Legbourne Mill, Mill Lane – Alternating Paddle Stairs

The key phrase in the sales particulars is…

“Offers In The Region Of”

Most fair and decent people would take from this, that the sellers are reasonable and open minded to offers.

Legbourne Mill, Mill Lane – Round Room or Sad Face!

If Legbourne Windmill captures your heart here are some of the agency details…

The mill was built in 1847 and since it stopped milling flour, it has gone through a number of bad renovations that the current owner has remedied to a high degree. In its day the mill would have been the glory of the village being one of very few combination wind and watermills in the whole country. It now boasts a luxury, but very traditional interior that is extremely pleasing to the eye. This property would make a lovely home, or a very lucrative Holiday let. 

Legbourne Mill, Mill Lane – Modern Kitchen

All the mill tower floors have been replaced and the mill cap has been rebuilt. The interior has had some exquisite craftsmanship expended on it…

Legbourne Mill, Mill Lane – Inside The Top Cap

The extension to the mill tower has been opened up to great effect, creating a wonderful large open space and living area. 

Legbourne Mill, Mill Lane – Extension Buildings

The extension features a wide galley kitchen in old pine and a spacious living area with log Burner. There are some large double patio doors that lead out to a private fenced garden, with a York stone patio to the rear of the building looking over the river. 

Balcony For The Brave

Legbourne Mill, Mill Lane, Legbourne, Louth, Lincolnshire, LN11 8LT

 Well worth clicking on the link for more information and pictures below…

Further Details…

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Archive: Here

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Earlier Addition

15th October 2017

The Maltings – Converted Brewery Building For Sale

Please note this photograph is of the old brewery in it’s entirity, not the specific building conversion being sold.

The Old Fordham’s Ashwell Brewery – Interesting Buildings.

The architecture was utilitarian, though elegant and undertaken with fine craftsmanship.

Many years ago, Unique Property Bulletin bought an old cooperage building for use as our offices. The aroma in that property was wonderful. Originating from whisky barrels being made and also repaired. In fact there is a serious group of connoisseurs who specialise in the study of what previous vintage used to inhabit a cask (here). So when an old friend of the Bulletin decided to put his former brewery building up for sale, we weren’t quite sure what to expect. The aroma of an abode can be a compelling thing. Some less scrupulous estate agents recommend baking bread and having fresh coffee brewed when the prospective buyers are on their way. So when we asked our friend to send us some photographs, what arrived on our desk were pictures of this impressive building literally distilled out of the old brewery site. So many floors and so much space. Beautifully converted into a family home.

Transformed To A Unique Home: One of The Old Fordham Buildings.

This particular brewery complex  has some fascinating history (here) and we just love the thought of clinking bottles from 100 years ago, making merry on their way to the local hostelries.

If the buildings on this old brewery site could speak, there would be tales to tell. Some characters just jump off of the pages from the history of this place in Hertfordshire.

Mr George Chalkley (1872-1928) At Fordham’s Brewery Buildings

The original Mill Street brewery was opened in 1836 – 180 years ago. The range of buildings dated back even earlier with some rickety old stables (now demolished). The finer elements have stood the test of time. Rarely do they come up for sale, but when one hits the market, there is a great deal of local interest.

Fordham’s Ashwell Brewery – Expansive Site

The offering in this element of Unique Property Bulletin is of a former brewery building from within the Fordham’s site. It has been carefully restored and refurbished. The selection of interior pictures show this to be a fine home, and large place to live.

Wide Open Spaces

Modern Contemporary Fittings

Luxury Bathrooms

We can’t help wonder what the old brewery foreman Mr George Chalkley would have made of this luxury – over four spacious floors, that now form part of modern day use here in the old buildings where he once – 100 years ago – he saw thousands of bottles loaded onto horse and cart.

Location: The Maltings, Mill St, Ashwell, Baldock, Hertfordshire, SG7 5LU.

Further Details…

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Earlier Addition

14th October 2017

Lock Keeper’s Cottage For Sale

Lock Keepers Cottage, Castlecary – Canalside Elevation

An interesting single storey facade to the lock side, whilst the sloped banking allows for a much larger two floor height elevation on the other. This presents a very interesting property dynamic. Far from the Barratt box!

Lock Keepers Cottage – Gardenside Elevation

This former lock keeper’s cottage is a detached 4 bedroom property, ideal for home or holiday lettings. The master bedroom is en-suite; there is gas central heating, double glazing, a garden and garage.

The only problem we can see is you may need to budget for a canal boat…

Not Included – But You Might Consider Budgeting For One

For example: here

Seriously! We could not envisage quietly watching the boats sail by. That is of course a wonderful feature to have around your views. Lots of interesting vessels and people. But who could resist actually sailing along the leisurely 4mph relaxing waterway leading right from your front door? If you are in a rush, maybe open the engines up to warp factor 6mph.

Lock Keepers Cottage, Castlecary – Contemporary Interior

Lock Keepers Cottage: Ideal For Home, Holidays or Lettings

Lock Keepers Cottage, Castlecary FK4 2HW

If you love water and like boats, there is a very nice outlook with this beautifully located little gem.

Lock Keepers Cottage. Floorplan: First Floor

For guidance, given in good faith. Please do not scale.

Lock Keepers Cottage. Floorplan: Ground Floor

For guidance, given in good faith. Please do not scale.

Lock keeper’s cottage sits alongside the Forth and Clyde Canal allowing immediate access to the walking, cycling, fishing along the length of this scenic waterway.

Click Here For More Lock Keepers Cottage Details

Archived Details: Here

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Earlier Addition

8th October 2017

UKWMO Nuclear Bunker For Sale

UKWMO Bunker At Brundall Coming Up For Sale: October/November 2017

On 3rd October 2017 the owner of UKWMO Brundall in Norfolk advised us he will be selling his ROC Nuclear Bunker during late October/November 2017. More details to come including guide price and bid process will appear on our Unique property Bulletin Facebook page very soon.

UKWMO Bunker At Brundall Coming Up For Sale: October/November 2017

The most efficiently way to keep up to date with UKWMO Brundall sale news is to “follow” our Unique Property Bulletin Facebook page as we will be uploading the precise details of sale once the owner of UKWMO Brundall clarifies these with us.

Sorry Bruce, You Are Topside With The Zombies & Vampires!

Liv Tyler Is Our Choice For The Spare Bunk In The Bunker! 

For some reason, your guess is as good as ours, the subject of nuclear bunkers for sale has become so very topical, the number of folk clicking onto our website has nearly crashed it when the national newspapers mention these strange underground abodes. The Daily Mail asked us to provide our candidate bunkers to help their feature article (here), and was over 10,000 visits in just 2 hours. A similar thing happened when the Sun enquired of our folk selling off their underground sanctuaries (here).

UKWMO Bunker At Brundall Coming Up For Sale: October/November 2017

Click Here for our Facebook page & UKWMO sale news.

Then click “follow” this page.

Job done.

Click Here for current sale details of UKWMO Brundall

Pending sale guide amount and bid process..

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Earlier Addition

5th October 2017

3 Lighthouse Buildings For Sale

The Stoer Head Lighthouse Compound

Stoer Head Lighthouses, Lochinver, Lairg, Sutherland, IV27 4JH.

Please Note: The Lighthouse Tower Is NOT Included

Stoer Head Lighthouse Station.

There are relatively few lighthouse buildings for sale at the moment. That can change at anytime – and wise would-be lighthouse buyers register for updates/email alerts of new lighthouse sales via our sister website: click here.

Stoer Head Lighthouse Station – Chopper Not Included!

Stoer Head Lighthouse buildings are available at either £367,500 for the whole compound, or individually at…

Ground floor: Former lighthouse keeper’s flat (2 bedroom): £175,000.

First floor: Former lighthouse keeper’s flat (2 bedroom): £170,000.

Detached Occasional/Relief lighthouse keeper’s bothy: £22,500.

Stoer Head Lighthouses, Lochinver, Lairg, Sutherland, IV27 4JH.

Click Here For Stoer Head Lighthouse & Contact Details

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Earlier Addition

4th October 2017

Secrets

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There are hundreds, in fact thousands of amazing buildings being sold off in every area of the UK. You can get advance notice of some pretty impressive candidate properties fro conversion into that dream home. Maybe even end up going mortgage free – a wonderful feeling.

Just one example of what can be found is this odd old structure – not just an unusual building project, someone got a cracking sea view into the bargain…

Example of What We Find Using Unique Property Bulletin Tools

If you are looking for a utilitarian style of structure to convert into a unique home, maybe it’s worth studying our special feature tutorial article.

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Utilitarian £28,000 Building, But With A Large Lump of Land & Beautiful Sea Views

This example property was guided at £28,000 (now sold). But there are many more. Just have a read through our special feature article to find out more about what may be available in your ideal location and how to get a head start on buying one of these candidate unique home projects…

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