Alternative property of the month (being sold by

by Housesimple on 12th October 2016

At we're often presented with properties that are truly weird and wonderful. While three-bedroom semi-detached homes in the suburbs are always a big seller, we also love to highlight some of our quirkier properties. This month our heads have been turned by a four-bedroom equestrian facility in Bagillt, Wales.

The property

The owners are quite reluctant to sell, and we can see why. This property ticks plenty of boxes when it comes to unique selling points. It has stable blocks and a paddock for the horses, and about three to four acres of land with the option to purchase more, should you need to. There's also planning permission in place for both a kitchen extension, and another extension to add a lounge with a vaulted ceiling. The property is fitted with solar panels, which provide electricity to the house and also to the national grid for added earning potential. Estuary views and a log burner in the living room are the cherry on top: we don't think it gets much more hygge than this.

The surroundings

The gardens of the property have fragrant lime trees and an oak tree that's estimated to be around 350 years old. Crime rates in Flintshire are below the North Wales average, but the property is fitted with CCTV for added security. This often captures images of the local wildlife which includes foxes, blue tits and buzzards. As for amenities, you're well away from the hustle and bustle here. The nearby village of Bagillt is small, but steadily growing in popularity. It has everything you need for daily life, such as supermarkets and pharmacies, as well as a good selection of pubs. You'll find more in the nearby town of Flint, which also boasts its own castle.

Potential buy

This property would be ideal for people who want to escape the rat race and start their own business in the country. The property already has stables and a paddock, so is best suited to people who want to work with horses. It could also be converted into an alpaca farm should you be so inclined, and with three rooms there's certainly the potential to transform it into a small B&B.

If you're planning on selling up for a change of lifestyle, we've got all the advice you need to sell your house online.

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