House in Cornwall could be yours for £140k, but there's a catch: it's sinking

Keen to get on the property ladder?

At just £140,000, this four-bedroom bungalow in a Cornish mining town might seem like a bargain, but there’s a pretty major catch.

Along with being filled with abandoned possessions – including a baby grand piano in the kitchen – the home is beginning to sink.

This is due to the mining works the property was built upon, and leaves the ground more than a little unsteady.

As a result, it’s more suited to someone who can demolish the property, bolster, and rebuild it, rather than anyone looking for a home they can just buy up and move into right away.

That’s a shame, because the bones of the house are pretty lovely… if you ignore the fact they’re falling down.


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Thought to have been built in the sixties, Pdenandrea Bungalow is a four-bedroom house surrounding by a number of outbuildings, including a large workshop where old-fashioned tools have been left exactly as they were on the last day of business.

It sits on a large plot of land with great views of the town, and came to market after the current owner discovered they weren’t up to the massive project of renovating the property.


Listed with EweMove with a guide price of £140,000, the description
reads: ‘This plot offers a lot of scope for development due to the size and location, subject to the necessary permission being obtained.

‘There are many outbuildings on the site as well offering a lot of storage space and a garage with an inspection pit.’

That ‘scope for development’ bit is true, but you’d need to do a clear-out before you could even get to knocking down the walls and starting from scratch.

Photos reveal left-behind possessions piled up inside the home, including a stuffed bird, old books, and a thick layer of dust.


Rebecca Stoneman, local property expert, said: ‘The property has come to market from a vendor who isn’t here enough to deal with it – to deal with the problems.

‘There are historic mining works underneath the property that need to be rectified, which sadly means the bungalow will probably have to go.

‘It’s just such a lovely big plot. It’s right in the centre of Redruth, the views are lovely, and it would be wonderful if it could just stay as a home.

‘The whole stamp of the place is big for Redruth, and so it would be lovely if it could stay this way, but obviously I don’t think it can, which is really sad.’

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