Share

Broken cloud

Wed

13°C | 8°C

Cloudy

Thu

15°C | 12°C

Light rain

Fri

16°C | 7°C

Home   Sheerness   News   Article

Minster resident spots bizarre 'open house' advert at derelict property in Park Avenue, Leysdown

20 March 2014
by Emma Grove

This sorry looking property piqued the interest of a group of walkers when they went past it in Leysdown.

They thought it must surely be a joke when they saw the for sale sign complete with the open house message.

But it turns out the site was for sale through Ward and Partners estate agent in Sheerness.

The house in Park Avenue, LeysdownPicture Hayley Gransby

The house in Park Avenue, Leysdown Picture: Hayley Gransby

In fact, the plot of land in Park Avenue, which comes complete with planning permission to demolish the existing building and build three new houses, has recently been snapped up by a developer for £130,000 after only being on the market since early February.

Sales adviser at the branch Louis Roach said he’s not sure of the exact story behind it but believes it was damaged by fire some years ago.

“It’s not an open house, because it hasn’t got a roof,” he added.

Hayley Gransby, of Clovelly Drive, Minster, is a member of the walking group and took the photo when she saw it last week as she said she doesn’t visit Leysdown very often.

“I’m fascinated by houses and can only imagine the stories old houses have to tell,” the 30-year-old said.

“The building itself is an eye sore now. For a part of Sheppey which sees the highest rate of tourists, it doesn’t give a great impression.”

Click here for more news from Sheerness.

Click here for more news from around the county.

Comments 

Forgotten Password?

Forgotten Username?

Don't have an account? Please Register first!

The KM Group does not moderate comments.
Please click here for our house rules.

Thank you. Your comment has been received and will appear on the site shortly.

 

Terms of Comments
We do not actively moderate, monitor or edit contributions to the reader comments but we may intervene and take such action as we think necessary, please click here for our house rules.. If you have any concerns over the contents on our site, please either register those concerns using the report abuse button, contact us here, email multimediadesk@thekmgroup.co.uk or call 01634 227989.