Five fixer uppers on the market right now
No more compromise, sieze the opportunity to design your home exactly how you want it. From self build grand designs to chapel conversions we've got just the property project for you.
If you’ve exhausted all the DIY jobs during lockdown, you maybe itching to throw up the For Sale sign and sink your teeth in a bigger project. Whether you’re dreaming of a self build, renovation or conversion, we’ve found five fabulous fixer uppers in Berkshire to buy right now.
THE GOOD LIFE
It was love at first sight for the current owner of Ivy Farm Cottage in Winkfield, so if you’re after a renovation project with rural charm, this could be the one It was originally a small holding. It’s got exposed beams a plenty, a lovely mature garden, four bedrooms and views across fields. It’s a box ticker for families looking to move to the country, but start flicking through the paint charts and interior magazines because there’s a bit of work to do first. £750,000.
THE UGLY DUCKLING
She ain’t pretty right now but Windward in Kintbury has bags of potential. The plot is just under an acre and currently offers 4,000 square feet of accommodation that’s screaming to be pulled into the 21st century. Uniquely, it is just off Kintbury high street but set off the road with a gravel drive and large garden. This could be a stonking family home with a little TLC. Give it a facelift or tear it down and start again, the choice is yours. It’s on the market at £900,000.
THE MEGA PROJECT
If you’re not remotely phased by a big project, then converting not one but five period barns – including a grade II listed Great Barn. *Gulp*. Located on the outskirts of Wokingham, projects like this rarely pop up – but this one with a rich royal history that connect it to Henry VIII is a diamond in the rough. You’ll need a cool £1.3m to buy it with full planning permission granted, but there’s profit to be made.
THE GIFT FROM THE GODS
Worship at the alter of conversion project. Still in Winkfield (between Windsor and Ascot) this large Victorian chapel has planning permission for a stinking party reception room with vaulted ceiling, leaded windows and original features. Plus three bedrooms, two with en suite. If you’ve been praying for a project that’s a little bit quirky, this chapel is being sold at auction, with a guide price £450,000.
THE GRAND DESIGN
Snap up this seven-acre disused Frilsham quarry and you’ll have Kevin McCloud and the Grand Design team on the blower before the ink dries on the contract. The land is on the market for a whopping £1.1m and has planning permission for a super-cool contemporary six-bed dream home with guest wing. A lotto win might be needed but it’s an opportunity of a lifetime.