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#1 spyguy

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 07:52 PM

Watchers ofthe 90s reality show, The Village (Bentley HANTS) may remember the WPC - Sue Woodcock.

Readsers ofthe Yorkshire Post will know her for her column, Dales DIary, in the Saturday farming supplement.

Anyhow, her foot in the door to the dales involved her buying a derelict farm near Grassington.

Of course she did not have planning permission:

Article nov 2008

http://www.yorkshire..._life_1_2398397

"The two years since she bought the property and 10 hectares of land for 130,000 have been taken up with making the house weather-proof, blocking windows with Perspex, putting in a wood-burning fire and a stove and filling it with her many possessions."

So, that's bought a shed which she could not stay in. Wierd, 30 years enforcing the law, retire on a chunky wedge then - poof! - laws no longer apply.
Oh she pleas poverty a lot.

Anymuch, whinging about this and that. Column in the YP - the new Hannah Hauxwell. Much housing of stray animals - most of which go round eating the moors wildlife.


Roll forward to 2012 - she's selling-up. That's 6 years ownership.

http://www.cravenher...t_to_sell_home/

Oh being a raggle taggle dont care about money, she'll just want to seel it for the price she bought it for:

http://www.rightmove...y-30829537.html

£325K FFS!!!!!

Look at the pictures!!
She's really done a Grand Design on it.
Still no leccy, water.

Oh but there are problems. Her buyer's chain stuck or fallen apart.

Not to worry - 'there are loads of other buyers lined up'

You'll have to take my word for the last bit. Its a verbatim quote from the paper. YP's website is a pie*e of sh1t.

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 08:12 PM

Wonder if the clapped out old banger (the Renault Berlingo not Sue Woodcock) is included in the sale?

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 08:49 PM

Planning gain is theft from the rest of us.

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 09:27 PM

"The two years since she bought the property and 10 hectares of land for 130,000 have been taken up with making the house weather-proof, blocking windows with Perspex, putting in a wood-burning fire and a stove and filling it with her many possessions."


Only in a late 2004 bubble getting completely out of control would anyone pay £130,000 for that place in that isolated location.

Even now it has permissions and what not, still lacking so much including mains water, gas, electricity and sewerage.

Unless Yarnbury Grassington is really in special demand, can't see her getting anywhere near £130,000 for it. It's nothing but a basic shelter in nowhere. Can't see it being worth much more than its agricultural land value.

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 07:02 AM

The EPC rating is the lowest I have seen. You would need to be certifiable to buy this.


I think the open moorland has a better rating.

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 08:33 AM

A bargain, surely? ;)

It's a while since I've been there, but I seem to recollect Grassington as a genuinely nice spot, blighted by the number of quarrying lorries on the road from Skipton.

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 08:45 AM

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£325K?

Surely a missprint and £32.5k? :blink:


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Posted 02 March 2012 - 09:11 AM

Only in a late 2004 bubble getting completely out of control would anyone pay £130,000 for that place in that isolated location.

Even now it has permissions and what not, still lacking so much including mains water, gas, electricity and sewerage.

Unless Yarnbury Grassington is really in special demand, can't see her getting anywhere near £130,000 for it. It's nothing but a basic shelter in nowhere. Can't see it being worth much more than its agricultural land value.

All she needs is leccy and water. Many places out in the stick use calor gas or oil, and lack of mains drains is not unusual, you just get the tank pumped out once a month.

Getting planning consent on any land effectively quadruples it's price... so she paid over the odds when she bought the place.
It's time to pay the piper. There is no magician who will magic away the debt. Someone is going to have to pay it. Bend over and prepare to make payment.

In this glorious nation of ours, if you work hard and keep your head down for 25 years then you too can aspire to own one-eighth of a one bedroom flat in Manchester.


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Posted 02 March 2012 - 11:16 AM

All she needs is leccy and water. Many places out in the stick use calor gas or oil, and lack of mains drains is not unusual, you just get the tank pumped out once a month.

Getting planning consent on any land effectively quadruples it's price... so she paid over the odds when she bought the place.

No need even for those if it's properly out in the sticks. Some of the houses around here have private water supplies (like this one, which I might view when the price comes within offering distance of £250k), and a few have their own generators (no example to hand).

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 03:44 PM

All she needs is leccy and water. Many places out in the stick use calor gas or oil, and lack of mains drains is not unusual, you just get the tank pumped out once a month.

Getting planning consent on any land effectively quadruples it's price... so she paid over the odds when she bought the place.


private water supply is fine - you just need the UV treatment to ensure it is safe
and septic tanks only need 'pumping out' when needed - every couple of years or so. They are designed to be a closed system and most properties outside urban areas manage fine with them

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 08:16 PM

Still can't find where teh YP put the weekly column.

Anyhow, just read the Farming supplment on the bog.

The sale has fallen through.
Don't worry loads more buyers.
Russians I guess.
Or Greeks.
Or Italians.

I wonder if the council attached any restrictions to the house when they allowed her to stay.

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 10:27 PM

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£325K?

Surely a missprint and £32.5k? :blink:



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Posted 16 September 2012 - 08:09 PM

Not caught up on my YP country section for a few months.

I see the hovel is back on the market.

http://www.rightmove...y-30829537.html


Last comment I read was the buyer was bringing a structural engineer up to look at the house.
The buyer would have been better advised to get a shrink.

Nice picture of the kitchen. Should appeal to someone returning from 'ghan.

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 10:11 PM

Not caught up on my YP country section for a few months.

I see the hovel is back on the market.

http://www.rightmove...y-30829537.html


Last comment I read was the buyer was bringing a structural engineer up to look at the house.
The buyer would have been better advised to get a shrink.

Nice picture of the kitchen. Should appeal to someone returning from 'ghan.



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Posted 16 September 2012 - 10:13 PM

decent arcs over the surrounding country too.



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