It looks like an ideal family home at first, but on closer inspection, there’s something not quite right
If ever there was proof that we should not judge a book by its cover, this house is probably it.
With its tidy garden, warm red brick, privet hedge, double-glazing and attractive facade it looks like it’s bursting with potential.
Listed on Right Move until recently (more on this later), this is not all the three bedroom semi-detached property in Warrington, Cheshire, has going for it.
Not only does it have off-road parking, but it also has no forward chain, which simplifies the often-stressful and complicated process of buying a house.
Even the price is right. At £142,995 , it’s significantly lower than the average house price in the UK.
So what’s the catch?
Obviously, there is one. After all, if something seems too good to be true, it’s because it probably is.
In spite of the flawless exterior, a room-by-room look around the house tells a very different story.
There’s a lot going on here in what we think is one of the upstairs bedrooms and it’s hard to say whose bedroom it is.
There seems to be a cuddly toy in the bottom left corner, but then there’s also a huge lampshade, what appears to be a mini fridge and piles of luggage perched on top of the wardrobe, meaning it could be anyone’s.
But hey, maybe it’s one of those rooms where you store all sorts of miscellaneous stuff, air laundry, keep bikes etc…
Then again, maybe not. With piles and piles of plastic storage crates on the bed, THIS room must be the ‘dumping ground’ room, or part of a giant domestic game of Jenga.
Or else it belongs to someone who can literally sleep anywhere (and preferably not on a bed).Perhaps downstairs is better?
So that’s a ‘no’.
The kitchen is typically the heart of the home, but with no visible surfaces, it looks like not much cooking or socialising gets done in this one.
However, it may be that someone did see the potential with this house, as the ad has been taken down, possibly because of a quick sale.
The bathroom is comparatively clutter-free, but there’s still a lot of stuff.
Moving outside, it appears there’s work going on the back of the house with ladders and what looks like DIY equipment.
Still, we can’t explain that tree-like structure in the foreground.
A little further down the garden, and more chaos is revealed, with a washing machine, water barrel and what looks like the bonnet of a car all vying for space.
The most unusual thing about the ad is not all the mess, but why it was photographed with all the mess.
Normally, prospective sellers give their homes a bit of a spruce.
The house is listed as having a lot of potential and, to be fair, once it’s been de-cluttered we can see it.