Tue. Mar 21st, 2023

    This abandoned English cottage that has no electricity, no water, isn’t even on Google Maps —and costs $300,000

    The Yorkshire Dales area is famous for its rugged beauty and unspoiled landscape.

    A remote cottage in the English countryside is on the market for £250,000, or about $300,000.
    A lack of water and electricity may deter buyers from bidding on the home, on sale since last year.
    See inside the decrepit house, an “exciting renovation project” a 20-minute walk from any parking.

    This house in northern England was once the home of a railway worker at a nearby station. It’s been abandoned for a decade and is currently on the market for £250,000, or about $300,000.The home, whose address is listed as 3 Bleamoor Cottages, went up for sale in April of 2022.

    Source: BBC

    The home is set amid the rolling hills of Yorkshire Dales National Park, a two-hour drive north of Manchester.The Yorkshire Dales area is famous for its rugged beauty and unspoiled landscape.
    The path to the house, which sits about a mile from the nearest road, is “only suitable for 4×4 vehicles and quads,” like ATVs, according to the listing by UK real-estate firm Fisher Hopper.The cottage sits on a path popular with walkers and hikers that leads up to a 2,415-foot mountain called Whernside.

    Source: Fisher Hopper

    “It’s about a 20 to 25-minute walk to the property,” listing agent Darren Spratt, of Fisher Hopper, told the BBC. “That’s one way to lug your shopping.”The back of the cottage is one indicator that it’s a big fixer-upper.

    Source: BBC

    The home, which has lingered on the market for almost a year, doesn’t currently have running water or electricity.The home’s kitchen.
    When the home was last occupied, electricity was generated by an on-site windmill.The sink overlooks the Yorkshire Dales.
    Water used to be brought in “via a trailer,” the listing said.A pantry is located off the main kitchen.
    The listing bills the cottage as an “exciting renovation project.”The cottage’s living room.
    On the ground floor is a kitchen, a pantry, and a living room.Another view of the living room.
    The listing calls for the “right buyer with vision.” That imaginative soul will need “a bit of experience, as well as a bit of money to do the work,” Spratt told the BBC.The back wall of the living room.
    The cottage could be transformed into anything from a private family retreat to an “Airbnb-style experience,” the listing says.One of the second-floor bedrooms.
    The listing even suggests use as a “refreshment stop” for hikers on the nearby Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge route, which attracts 200,000 visitors every year.A second bedroom upstairs.
    The house was once a full-time family home, though its location in the heart of a national park creates challenging logistics for modern-day living.The third bedroom in the house.
    Spratt told the BBC the future owner would be allowed to “move barrels of water to the house using a quad bike.”The second-floor bathroom.
    In its year on the market, the home has attracted lots of social-media interest — but no buyer yet.A landing on the second floor joining the three bedrooms.
    “There is great potential here,” touts the cottage’s listing.The lot, which includes a low stone wall, is set near “limestone karst” formations.
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