Friday, August 26, 2022

Bargains

Five Of The Best 2022 – The ‘Withnail & I’ Sale

As items from the fictional home of Uncle Monty in ‘Withnail & I’ go to auction, we choose five of the best offered starting at just £100 and share also a selection of quotes from this wonderful black comedy and offer up the ingredients to play the film’s infamous accompanying drinking game.

Marvellous (Or Not So Marvellous) Marle Hall

Georgian mansion Marle Hall on 3.6 acres in Wales goes on sale for just £400,000 or £24 per square foot in spite of having 16,608 square foot of accommodation and “impressive views.”

Do Duck, Don’t Crap – Primitive Private Island On Sale

Just as former BBC Radio 4 ‘Desert Islands Discs’ host Kirsty Young buys her own island, another on the coast of Maine goes on sale for just £250,000; Ducks Ledges Island comes with a tiny cottage (but lacks a proper Thomas Crapper).

Peckham Springs Hits The Big Apple – Turn £373,000 into £75 million

Fifteen-bedroom house outside New York with supposed potential to make £75 million for sale for just £373,000; could this be America’s answer to Del Boy’s ‘Peckham Springs’?

Creepy Compton Bassett

White elephant country house in Wiltshire belonging to Robbie Williams back on the market for knockdown price after he describes it as “creepy.”

A Megayacht Bargain

What will be the world’s 28th largest ‘megayacht’ to be offered for sale for the surprisingly low bargain basement sum of ‘just’ £18.3 million and at no reserve; why doesn’t Boris Johnson buy it for Britain?

Could This Be Chelsea’s Cheapest Flat?

Two-bedroom flat in Chelsea, SW3 goes on sale for just £10,995 in spite of having a rental potential of £14,000 per year.

Live Like A King For £40k

Kings Road, Chelsea, SW3 flat goes on sale for just £40,000 in an area where a house has been offered for £200 million.