Unloved, unkempt and waiting for a major overhaul, these homes listed for sale on Zoopla are certainly shabby. But whoever makes them chic could be in for ripe rewards.
They may have the ‘Eek’ factor but with vision, patience, and of course deep pockets, there is huge potential in these six renovation projects. Which one is waiting to be turned into your perfect home?
1. Two-bedroom terraced house in Bodmin, Cornwall, for £65,000
Looking for a project home in Cornwall? This vacant terraced home (above) comes with planning permission to create a two-bedroom cottage. Renovation work can start straight away to create a nice home or a buy-to-let investment.
Available via Bond Oxborough Phillips
2. Nine-bedroom detached home in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, for £850,000
Set in 4.2 acres of gardens and grounds, Hunter’s Moon is a charming home believed to date back to the 1920s. Offering four reception rooms, this property is in need of total renovation.
Available via Penny & Sinclair
3. Three-bedroom semi-detached house in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, for £375,000
The selling agent bluntly describes this Hemel Hempstead home (pictured above on its large corner plot) as needing ‘complete renovation’.
On the plus side, it offers two reception rooms, three double-sized bedrooms and a downstairs WC. On the downside, even the conservatory could send many potential viewers running.
Available via Connells
4. Three-bedroom detached home in Cambridge, for £474,950
Don’t be deceived by the attractive exterior of this centrally-located home – a complete internal renovation awaits its next owner. However, as the selling agent points out, it sits on a large plot ‘with room to extend' and would be 'ideal for either a homeowner or investor’.
Available via Elevation Estate Agents
5. Property, Egremont in Cumbria, for £49,950
If you would rather renovate a beach bungalow, this property is situated right on the coast at Nethertown, a sand and shingle beach. The agent says the derelict home 'provides arguably the best views over the Irish Sea the village has to offer'. And all for under £50,000.
Available via Penrith Farmers & Kidds
6. Three-bedroom terraced house, Docklands, London, for £395,000
With its avocado-coloured bathroom, faux teak cabinets and retro tiles in the kitchen, this house is crying out for a complete overhaul. Apart from the potential to add value through renovation, the terraced property is handily situated a short distance from the Thames and London City Airport.
Available via Foxtons