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(Daily Mail)   For the same price of a measly one-bedroom London flat you can have this historic 21-bedroom mansion in the countryside   (dailymail.co.uk ) divider line
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2013-04-03 07:00:20 AM  

Rufus Lee King: albatros183: whats a little redrum for the price

I would have liked to buy the Borley Rectory, ghosts and all. Before it burned down, of course.

[www.harrypricewebsite.co.uk image 801x529]

[www.prairieghosts.com image 326x342]



The most haunted place in Britain?   I once spent the night there. Didn't see anything.

/CSB.
 
2013-04-03 07:03:48 AM  

Norfolking Chance: Would that be before an army of Highlanders, French and Irish raped and pillaged on the way down to England or after?

Most things blamed on the English was actually Scots on Scots. For example more Scots fought against the Jacobites than for them. The history of the British Isles is a bloody and complex affair that doesn't fit in with the folk narrative that lots of people cling to to make themselves feel better.

/don't get me started on Cromwell


Stop being accurate about British history, it won't be appreciated.
 
2013-04-03 07:32:18 AM  
Norfolking Chance:
Would that be before an army of Highlanders, French and Irish raped and pillaged on the way down to England or after?

Most things blamed on the English was actually Scots on Scots. For example more Scots fought against the Jacobites than for them. The history of the British Isles is a bloody and complex affair that doesn't fit in with the folk narrative that lots of people cling to to make themselves feel better.

/don't get me started on Cromwell



Whatever dude, next you are going to try convince us that Braveheart wasn't historically accurate
 
2013-04-03 08:15:28 AM  

Hermit Tard: Norfolking Chance:
Would that be before an army of Highlanders, French and Irish raped and pillaged on the way down to England or after?

Most things blamed on the English was actually Scots on Scots. For example more Scots fought against the Jacobites than for them. The history of the British Isles is a bloody and complex affair that doesn't fit in with the folk narrative that lots of people cling to to make themselves feel better.

/don't get me started on Cromwell


Whatever dude, next you are going to try convince us that Braveheart wasn't historically accurate


No, every single event in that film actually happened and William Wallace was indeed a paedophile.
 
2013-04-03 09:10:25 AM  

TuteTibiImperes: Who does the undocumented labor in the UK? If my semester in London was any indication, they don't have many Mexicans there (at least not enough to support anything approaching a decent Mexican restaurant).


Poles, and a few other eastern european ethnicities.  To me it almost always seemed to be Poles for some reason.
 
2013-04-03 09:17:00 AM  

shanrick: [i.imgur.com image 356x226]


Ha.. I live juuuuust to the right of the Stanley.
 
2013-04-03 09:25:18 AM  

12349876: Two words: maintenance, transportation

With two reminders: time = money, this place was last an old folk's home


You forgot taxes. I'll bet U.K. is even worse than U.S. concerning insane property taxes.

I live in the U.S. and "rent" my average-sized house from the government for $600/month in property taxes. I'm scared to think what property taxes on that U.K. mansion would be.
 
2013-04-03 11:06:05 AM  

bmihura: 12349876: Two words: maintenance, transportation

With two reminders: time = money, this place was last an old folk's home

You forgot taxes. I'll bet U.K. is even worse than U.S. concerning insane property taxes.

I live in the U.S. and "rent" my average-sized house from the government for $600/month in property taxes. I'm scared to think what property taxes on that U.K. mansion would be.


In Wales the highest property tax will be around £3,000 per year (so US$5,00). But thats only property tax and not sales or income tax.
 
2013-04-03 01:18:58 PM  

The Envoy: OgreMagi: It's a bit small compared to my family's historic estate.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wentworth_Woodhouse

/I said historic, I'm not sure who owns it now

Are you serious?!  Like, properly serious?  Because Black Tom Tyrant is also part of my family tree.  The name has been used as a middle name in every generation of my family from then up to now.


Absolutely serious.  That's my family name.  And my dad was named Thomas.  But calling him "BlackTom Tyrant" is a disservice.  Strafford wasn't as bad as the nick-name suggests.
 
2013-04-03 01:21:02 PM  

Norfolking Chance: don't get me started on Cromwell


Oh, let's.  Cromwell was a worse tyrant than the king he deposed.  And he seriously farked over the Irish.
 
2013-04-03 01:47:52 PM  

HotWingAgenda: ImpendingCynic: HotWingAgenda: I once made the mistake of ordering a plate of fajitas in Edinburgh.

I once ate at an italian restaurant in Glasgow (yes, I know, that was my mistake) that somehow managed to run out of cheese. I didn't think such a thing was possible.

Related CSB: there is (or was) a greasy diner in Maryland whose menu had asterisks next to the fries, which said "when available." I wasn't aware that fries were so rare a commodity that a restaurant couldn't supply them daily.

I guess the potato famine is not such a distant memory for some immigrant families.  I know mine still has an ancestral rage against the English army for raping and pillaging along the Scottish border.


Then your family is full of shiat, pal. I'm from Newcastle and I can tell you that the murder, burning and thieving was overwhelmingly Scottish until we settled their hash. Oh wait, it's "boo hoo the evil English" time.
 
2013-04-03 01:50:04 PM  
Some things are easier done by the "burn everything down, then rebuild" approach.
 
2013-04-03 02:08:24 PM  

Norfolking Chance: bmihura: 12349876: Two words: maintenance, transportation

With two reminders: time = money, this place was last an old folk's home

You forgot taxes. I'll bet U.K. is even worse than U.S. concerning insane property taxes.

I live in the U.S. and "rent" my average-sized house from the government for $600/month in property taxes. I'm scared to think what property taxes on that U.K. mansion would be.

In Wales the highest property tax will be around £3,000 per year (so US$5,00). But thats only property tax and not sales or income tax.


It's Band "I"
so that's about £2500 a year. $4000 ish. I dread to think what the heating bill will be though....
 
2013-04-03 02:11:02 PM  

Flint Ironstag: Norfolking Chance: bmihura: 12349876: Two words: maintenance, transportation

With two reminders: time = money, this place was last an old folk's home

You forgot taxes. I'll bet U.K. is even worse than U.S. concerning insane property taxes.

I live in the U.S. and "rent" my average-sized house from the government for $600/month in property taxes. I'm scared to think what property taxes on that U.K. mansion would be.

In Wales the highest property tax will be around £3,000 per year (so US$5,00). But thats only property tax and not sales or income tax.

It's Band "I"
so that's about £2500 a year. $4000 ish. I dread to think what the heating bill will be though....


In other words about $300 a month. I can only hope that poor Bmihura has a 42 bedroom house....
 
2013-04-03 03:06:21 PM  

Norfolking Chance: HotWingAgenda: ImpendingCynic: HotWingAgenda: I once made the mistake of ordering a plate of fajitas in Edinburgh.

I once ate at an italian restaurant in Glasgow (yes, I know, that was my mistake) that somehow managed to run out of cheese. I didn't think such a thing was possible.

Related CSB: there is (or was) a greasy diner in Maryland whose menu had asterisks next to the fries, which said "when available." I wasn't aware that fries were so rare a commodity that a restaurant couldn't supply them daily.

I guess the potato famine is not such a distant memory for some immigrant families.  I know mine still has an ancestral rage against the English army for raping and pillaging along the Scottish border.


Would that be before an army of Highlanders, French and Irish raped and pillaged on the way down to England or after?

Most things blamed on the English was actually Scots on Scots. For example more Scots fought against the Jacobites than for them. The history of the British Isles is a bloody and complex affair that doesn't fit in with the folk narrative that lots of people cling to to make themselves feel better.

/don't get me started on Cromwell


Damn Scots ruined Scotland.
 
2013-04-03 06:14:54 PM  

poot_rootbeer: GBP 650K for a 1-bedroom flat in London -- that's what, about USD 1 million? -- is equally ridiculous.


The article says nothing about a 1 bedroom flat. It does mention a flat but not 1 bedroom.

How much does a 1 bedroom apartment in Manhattan cost?
 
2013-04-03 06:22:01 PM  

Suede head: Then your family is full of shiat, pal. I'm from Newcastle and I can tell you that the murder, burning and thieving was overwhelmingly Scottish until we settled their hash. Oh wait, it's "boo hoo the evil English" time.


The Borders were a bit like Afghanistan. The big families (the Fosters, Charltons, Robson, Armstrongs, Grahams, Maxwells and Johnstons) spent all their time cheerfully beating the crap out of each other and stealing each other's sheep until either the Scottish or the English tried their hands at a bit of suppression, at which point the Borders would join forces and even more cheerfully beat the crap out of the would-be pacifiers.

Actually, the Borders were a lot like Afghanistan, right down to the dubious sexual practices with ungulates.
 
2013-04-03 07:13:44 PM  
The UK does not have property ownership taxes. This confuses Americans.

Norfolking Chance: But thats only property tax and not sales or income tax.


Neither of which are relevant to property purchase. Stamp duty, but that's a one-time 4% of the purchase price.

Tax on every other bloody thing, though...
 
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