What? An impressive and sizeable Grade II listed chapel  in the free Gothic style with winged stair towers and curved plastered internal ceilings.

It comes with the original pews, pulpit, and organ, and a large galleried first floor … and we’re still wondering if that asking price is some kind of mistake (it’s not, though).

You could, with appropriate permission, turn it into an amazing home. Would also be a  great starter HQ for a cash-strapped new religion.

Where? Cwmgors, Ammanford, Carmarthenshire

How much? OIRO £30,000

Who to call? Clee Tompkinson Francis  Tel: +44(0)1269 591884

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***STAR BUY***  Two Bedroom Apartment, Gibraltar Village, Portal Road, Monmouth

So says the excitable ad for a rather nice property set atop ‘Gibraltar Rock’ overlooking the historic city of Monmouth, South Wales.

The A40 dual carriageway runs in a tunnel under the rock, so the Street View image accompanying this development is ….

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Radiohead playing a ‘secret’ gig at Glastonbury   … pah, wot a load of old hyped up corporate cobblers.

If you really want music from the underground then you need to check out the shed sessions run by Jon Earl from Clevedon N Somerset.

Jon has just won the shed of the year competition for his very cool shed / music venue.

Over 1,000 musicians have played here, including Fairport Convention and Steve Harley, who delivered a great acoustic version of the classic ‘Make me Smile.’

You can hear them all on Jon’s website, Songs from the Shed.


Jon Earl, Songs from the Shed

Songs from the Shed

This week the Telegraph claimed that former justice secretary Jack Straw rejected more than £10,000 of ‘Tory blue’ furniture, insisting that it was replaced with identical furniture in dark red.

Green ... the new blue (allegedly)


Whatever next? Well, paps get ready because Planet Property has it on good authority that SamCam will soon be seen filling a skip outside number ten with furniture in hues of Brown.

But Nick Clegg may be disappointed – textile scientists are yet to come up with a range of heat-sensitive furniture that will change colour according to the weather.

This 14th century chateau in the Midi-Pyrénées has everything you could ever want and more.

The five-bed beauty is situated in 50 hectares and boasts a swimming pool, a chapel, a vaulted gatehouse, ramparts and a dungeon. Somewhere to keep the chest freezer I suppose…

Chateau, Lauzerte, Midi-Pyrénées, France

The number of court orders to evict tenants has risen by 9% in the last year, while the number of tenants in severe rental arrears is up by 13%.

According to new research by Templeton LPA, which acts as a receiver of rents for lenders when landlords have defaulted on BTL loans, 74,492 tenants in England and Wales are in severe arrears – a 13% increase compared to the same time last year.

This also represents an increase of 4% compared to 71,483 in the previous quarter.

However, while the numbers are up, this still represents just 2.1% of all properties in the private rental sector in England and Wales.

And despite tenant difficulties, buy-to-let mortgage arrears cases fell by 12% in the last year.

Via: Letting agent today 

Well, we’ve all seen it: a scrubby little garden at the front of an empty house.

The weeds are rampant, there’s an old fridge in the corner, and maybe a broken down car seat in the middle of what used to be the lawn.

But how many of us have thought … hmmm, that fridge and that car seat, you could put them together and make a really cool sofa.

Fridge Couch

No, me neither. But Adrian Johnson, a self-styled recycled furniture artist, did think this, and then he set about making it.

He’s not completely daft though: he did source  solid retro fridges (not yer flimsy modern jobbies), and the car seats, weathered leather from vintage BMWs, wouldn’t look out of place in  the Garrick Club.

The end result:  Fridge Couch. Love it, want one … the perfect place to chill out of an evening.

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