Bear Bones bothy?

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Bear Bones bothy?

Post by JohnClimber » Fri Feb 28, 2020 9:21 am

Anyone fancy taking on this for the rest of us to use?

https://www.onthemarket.com/details/7393350/

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Re: Bear Bones bothy?

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Fri Feb 28, 2020 9:32 am

You've just paid off your mortgage - you can get another now. I'll give you a hand sprucing it up.
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Re: Bear Bones bothy?

Post by Taylor » Fri Feb 28, 2020 10:30 am

They've marked that up wrong on their map, it's nearly a kilometre away. :roll:

Go on John, I'll give you a hand as well, I'm a boucher du bois.
Matt's good at plumbing as is jay.
I'm sure there's enough tradesmen on here.

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Re: Bear Bones bothy?

Post by faustus » Fri Feb 28, 2020 10:40 am

Looks far too nice for a bothy!

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Post by Alexinthepeaks » Fri Feb 28, 2020 11:28 am

That looks amazing!

Wonder how much that would cost to turn it into a nice off grid house!

Access looks tricky!

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Re: Bear Bones bothy?

Post by RIP » Fri Feb 28, 2020 11:49 am

Aye, no mains anything. Only one step up from our dodgy Winter Event hideout. Clue's in the "Caer Hafotty" bit, summer fortress? Could be entertaining in winter :smile: . Let us know when it's ready to visit John.
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Post by Gregsie » Fri Feb 28, 2020 11:53 am

Not a bad energy efficiency rating. Would love to live somewhere like that. Not sure I could convince the Mrs though.
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Re: Bear Bones bothy?

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Fri Feb 28, 2020 1:34 pm

Wonder how much that would cost to turn it into a nice off grid house!
150k would be my best guess unless you can do most of the work yourself. Off grid is a lovely romantic notion but pretty crap in reality.
Access looks tricky!
As long as you own the land, then 5k - 8k should cover the cost of a stone track.
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Re: Bear Bones bothy?

Post by Richard G » Fri Feb 28, 2020 2:02 pm

I like it. Can't say I'd be any rush to actually live there though!

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Post by slarge » Fri Feb 28, 2020 2:08 pm

I like it. People pay good money for short duration off grid retreats.....

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Re: Bear Bones bothy?

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Fri Feb 28, 2020 2:15 pm

Seems like John's run off :wink:
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Re: Bear Bones bothy?

Post by whitestone » Fri Feb 28, 2020 2:16 pm

RIP wrote:
Fri Feb 28, 2020 11:49 am
Aye, no mains anything. Only one step up from our dodgy Winter Event hideout. Clue's in the "Caer Hafotty" bit, summer fortress? Could be entertaining in winter :smile: . Let us know when it's ready to visit John.
Probably closer to "Summer house field", might originally have been "cae'r" = "field of" and just been mis-transcribed. Lots of dwelling in the Welsh uplands called Hafodty or Hafotty, a local form of transhumance - move the animals to higher pastures during summer so someone goes and lives close to them.
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Re: Bear Bones bothy?

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Fri Feb 28, 2020 2:23 pm

Summer / winter dwellings were once common. Many OS maps will show two properties that share the same name within a reasonable distance of each other but one will be called something Hafod and the other something Hendre. Many of the higher Hafod dwellings are long gone but some do survive as in this case.
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Re: Bear Bones bothy?

Post by Taylor » Fri Feb 28, 2020 4:43 pm

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Fri Feb 28, 2020 2:15 pm
Seems like John's run off :wink:
Maybe he's at the estate agents now.

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Post by composite » Fri Feb 28, 2020 7:48 pm

That Energy rating chart tho!

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Re: Bear Bones bothy?

Post by ootini » Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:38 pm

I own a hammer and screw driver. I'll require 10% equity.

To be honest, just being in a rural village in Wales is challenging enough, "off grid" is a whole new level of headache. The only drawback of the location is the location, you been to Bala?

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Re: Bear Bones bothy?

Post by JohnClimber » Fri Feb 28, 2020 9:47 pm

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Fri Feb 28, 2020 2:15 pm
Seems like John's run off :wink:
Sorry I had to go to work

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Re: Bear Bones bothy?

Post by Richard G » Sat Feb 29, 2020 12:16 pm

Gotta get that deposit money together!

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