We’ve been commissioned over the years to survey a wide variety of homes in Cornwall.
Perhaps one of the most unusual and quirky properties we have inspected is one in West Cornwall which, on the face of it, appears to be a fairly typical 1980s bungalow. However, things aren’t always as they first appear…
On entering the front door, you are confronted with a beautifully restored Victorian railway carriage, which has been cleverly and sympathetically adapted to provide two bedrooms and a bathroom.
The carriage has been built around using traditional blockwork in more recent years to resemble a 1980s bungalow, with extensions added to provide for additional living accommodation.
The property was visited by railway enthusiast Michael Portillo and featured on ITV’s Secret British Homes.
We have also visited properties with known mine workings lurking beneath, and were even told by one Cornish character that his mother-in-law’s chair is carefully placed over the position of a shaft, but they haven’t told her yet!
The picture on the right demonstrates what can happen if you fail to get a survey and mining features exist below the property.