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Idyllic Stone Cottage, Ample Space, 5 Acres Of National Park

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So these days you have to pay to become a servant of the royals? :rolleyes:

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Leasehold. The property is held on a Duchy of Cornwall lease with a fixed term of thirty five years having eight years remaining. The vendors advises that the current annual rent is £2,600.00 per annum.

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:lol:

That's one of the wettest places in the UK, and by the standards of the South West, very cold as well.

Not a patch on the West Highlands or Cumbria.

Dartmoor is one of those parts of England that still has enough open land to cope with its rainfall. Even the recent record rainfall of April 2012 - Feb 2013. You'll get plenty of puddles, but not a flood problem.

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Not a patch on the West Highlands or Cumbria.

Dartmoor is one of those parts of England that still has enough open land to cope with its rainfall. Even the recent record rainfall of April 2012 - Feb 2013. You'll get plenty of puddles, but not a flood problem.

Princetown and the close area have a wet microclimate. It also snows quite a lot in cooler winters.

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£230,000 for eight years.

So effectively it's like renting for £30k a year.

With no main power, water, gas....

£31.5K (you forgot to include the rent in your rent).

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£230,000 for eight years.

So effectively it's like renting for £30k a year.

With no main power, water, gas....

I thought that.

There's the rent as well, as mentioned by tomandlu.

I daresay the Duchy of Cornwall would renew the lease, but at what price?

No wonder the place is unmortgageable.

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I thought that.

There's the rent as well, as mentioned by tomandlu.

I daresay the Duchy of Cornwall would renew the lease, but at what price?

No wonder the place is unmortgageable.

I'm sure there would be a similarly isolated cottage with land in a beautiful location elsewhere in the UK for the same price or less, freehold. You really wonder who would stump up that sort of money for eight years.

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Wouldn't this lease be extendable/purchasable?

At 35 years it is a long lease and would seem to meet the criteria from the little I know of it.

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It's been on the market for a while judging by this thread from Nov 2011 ...

Touché! It's even the same agent, but neither rightmove nor propertybee picked up on it. Neither does zoopla. I guess that's what a posh agent gets you <_<

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Touché! It's even the same agent, but neither rightmove nor propertybee picked up on it. Neither does zoopla. I guess that's what a posh agent gets you <_<

They may be a posh agent but they still can't sell it and never will, unless somebody who is mentally incompetent comes in.

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They may be a posh agent but they still can't sell it and never will, unless somebody who is mentally incompetent comes in.

Maybe I should go in with an offer?

Something like 90% off the asking price. Note, "off", emphatically not "of".

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They may be a posh agent but they still can't sell it and never will, unless somebody who is mentally incompetent comes in.

Now where's that Cliff thread, you know early retiree lady from police on disability grounds. She's good for this kind of investment :D:D

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Maybe I should go in with an offer?

Something like 90% off the asking price. Note, "off", emphatically not "of".

I would go for 99.9% off the asking price, ie one month's rent as deposit.

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I wonder why the vendors haven't sought to extend the lease before going to market? Would seem to make sense and avoid all the issues of 8 year expiry... unless, of course, they have?

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something nearby for someone with cash ?

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-41274377.html

a little place in the national park for under £100k done up?

You really, really don't want to live there, unless you like rain. You can go up there in fine weather and find cool clouds, fog or rain. The winter is bitter, quite often snow there, and the town has a bleakness to it that's hard to describe, the surrounding moorland is equally bleak and forbidding. It's quite odd, given that it's the South West, very different from anything else on the peninsula. You don't have to go far in any direction before you find prettier, gentler country, but Princetown, not if you paid me.

They didn't site the prison there for nothing.

Oh, the pubs used to do lock-ins, especially in winter, so if you like that sort of thing....

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