Pair of run-down cottages filled with rubble on sale for £650,000

Here’s a property opportunity ideal for anyone who wants a slice of countryside life.

But you’ll need to be up for a hefty amount of renovation work.

A pair of cottages set in 0.2 acres of gardens on the edge of the Cotswolds is up for sale for £650,000.

That’s a bit of a bargain – two cottages for the same price as a London flat, great stuff – but you’ll realise why once you take a look inside.

Made of local Cotswold stone under a slate roof, the cottages have bags of potential… but once you walk through the front door, you’ll notice collapsing ceilings, vines growing through broken windows, and piles of rubbish.

The floors are littered with rubble, the wallpaper is peeling away, and used pots, pans, and mugs are stacked around the kitchen.


The listing does acknowledge that the cottages require ‘complete modernisation’, but we’d add in that they’ll need a serious clear-out, first.

If you are up for the challenge, you’ll get a nice set of homes in a great location.



The cottages are set within the hamlet of Over Norton, around a mile from Chipping Norton, with large gardens and views out over the countryside.

Inside one cottage is an entrance hall with a reception room on either side, then a stairwell leading to the first floor, which has a sizeable landing and two double bedrooms.

While we’d love to suggest any interested buyers pop over to the cottages to see their state, that’s not actually allowed.




‘The property is in very poor condition and as a result would require a cash buyer,’ notes the RightMove listing. ‘Various hazards associated with the internal fabric of the property mean that it is not possible to view the inside of the buildings, as they are unsafe.’

So, basically, you can go and look at the cottages from the outside, but you’re not allowed through the front door before you buy. Sorry.

Estate Agents John D Wood & Co describe the sale as a ‘rare opportunity’ to buy a pair of ‘characterful dwellings’.

If you are keen to put in an offer (in cash, as we mentioned, no mortgages), you can find out more through the John D Wood & Co website.

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