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A weird house in Somerset.

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madrab

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I got told about this house on evening and went and had a look. The thing that made this house so interesting was in the way it was built/bodged. It had been used for commercial use but it was also used for domestic it was hard to tell what was going on here.
At first the walls looked good with nice oak panels but on closer inspection it was all made in 8x4 ply with pine moulding stained and aged. The house goes up for sale next week.

Here are some pics.

The first room had a church feel to it.

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It was hard to get a sense of direction as you kept on finding little rooms and passage ways.
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The water was on the inside.
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Fake oak panels
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Lots of weird features that make you what was this used for.
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Hidden door.
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I liked the way the old timber was used.
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I want this as my new front room.
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Built in bird cage.
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It just stranger by the room down this corridor there was a steam room, sauna, sun bed and a roman style plunge pool.
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It even had its own bar but I think the dark board is a bit low.
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It also has an outdoor pool with water feature.
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The water feature.
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Pool.
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Small castle.
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It took about 2 hours to have a look around and take photos.
 

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Very interesting little find there. Thanks for posting
 

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Weird place!
Reckon that indoor pool area might have been used by the house gimp - almost like some sort of dungeon with those candle holders:mrgreen:

You might not be far off the mark as what looked like bedrooms had carpet on the walls:exclaim:
 

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Now that got stranger and stranger as it went on especially when we reached the "small castle" ;)

Nice photos of a nice little find

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In one of the pix there's what could be a little reception desk - ex bed and breakfast or little hotel?

And I have never seen built-in armchairs before! What an odd place! Great pix.

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It looks like someone with REALLY bad taste and very little money has attempted to build an Arts & Crafts style house.
 

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An engineer who was entrenched in the 1970's, judging by those fireplaces. If I had it, I would keep the rotunda (minus workbenches) the outdoor pool (minus the disney element) and the roman bath. The stairs look ok but all that panelling would give me a headache and the built in cages and fireplaces are just plain gruesome.
 
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Puts me in mind of programmes like 'The Avengers'; half expected to see Diana Rigg or Vincent Price appearing out of one of those secret doors. Love it. Any idea about its history?
 

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strange

Very odd.....kind of Alton towers meets swingers club with a bit of hammer horror thrown in.

i was thinking that, those cages were they man size with a push, im thinking Cynthia Payne and those extras she sold anyone see the film. Personal services,
My biographer said that my parties reminded them of a vicarage tea party, with sex thrown in.
Cynthia Payne

 

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i was thinking that, those cages were they man size with a push, im thinking Cynthia Payne and those extras she sold anyone see the film. Personal services,
My biographer said that my parties reminded them of a vicarage tea party, with sex thrown in.
Cynthia Payne


Hahah you could be right there, stranger things have been known.
 

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"The house goes up for sale next week."

LOLOL I'd love to see what the estate agent comes up with as a description for this!

"small,private dwelling,lots of unusual features including inside frog pond with own bay window,outside swimming pool,built-in cages and custom made,built-in furniture.Would suit sado-masochist with a love of nature and wood panelling"
 

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