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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.”

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