I like nothing better than perusing the estate listings in the UK papers because I almost always find something I’d love to have for my own bolt-hole across the ocean. I found this three bedroom flat in a converted Edwardian estate house on the south coast of England. It would be an ideal get-away for weekends… if I still lived in London! Here’s the estate agent’s description:
Built in 1908, Ossemsley Manor is a fine example of classic Edwardian architecture with the Estate being in the original ownership until the late 1930's. In November 1937, the entire estate, encompassing the manor house and some 700 acres, was broken up and sold off by public auction. The manor has, during the intervening years, had a somewhat colourful history, particularly in the late 1950’s/1960’s when as a nightclub it was linked with the Profumo scandal! In 1982 the property was eventually converted into its current format, a total of nine individual apartments.Constructed of pleasing mellow red brick incorporating a castellated facade with matching quoins and characteristic lead light secondary glazed mullioned windows, the property has the distinctive character and charm typical of its heyday.
This flat is on the second floor and encompasses the terrific leaded bay windows. It needs some serious re-decorating but it would be an amazing place!
Here’s the floor plan (which is always included in UK real estate listings!). The third bedroom’s pretty small, and only has one wee window, so I’d find another use for it.What do you think about this place? Would you take it?
Update: It’s only £350,000!