This project home on a large plot is only £100,000 — but comes with a catch

The front garden of a shabby bungalow is overgrown
This bungalow has a guide price of just £100,000, but you'll understand why when you see inside (Image credit: SWNS)

A four-bedroom village bungalow with a front and back garden for just £100,000 sounds like a bargain considering the state of the current UK property market.

The renovation property in Plant, Shropshire, is a staggering £180,000 cheaper than the average UK house price and may well be of interest to anyone thinking of renovating a house.

But once take a look inside, the reason for the low price becomes painfully apparent.

Every room is piled high with rotting rubbish

Every room in the house is piled high with rotting rubbish, in many cases in columns that almost reach the ceilings.

The kitchen floor has disappeared under a sea of food packets, filthy cutlery, cookware, and appliances, while dirty plastics bags dangle from hooks.

The lounge is little better, with peeling paint, a single rotting leather armchair, and plastic boxes filled with paper and other rubbish. A bedroom is scattered with clothes and stained bedsheets and has a TV discarded on the floor.

But home is on large plot in desirable location

If you’re willing to put the skip company on speed-dial and pull on the marigolds, the detached property has "fantastic potential" and is £180,000 cheaper than the average UK house price.

Estate agents Town and Country described the property as being of "non-standard construction,” but does highlight the desirable location and 0.25 acres of land.

The property has a gated driveway, a hallway, lounge, kitchen, bathroom and shower room, as well as four bedrooms.

Guide price could be a bargain for new owners

The guide price is £100,000, a far cry from the average price of properties in Plant at £431,917, according to RightMove.

The listing states: "Town and Country Property Auctions are pleased to offer this detached four bedroom bungalow of non-standard construction set on a large plot of approx. 0.25 acre and offering fantastic potential for development.

"Set in the heart of the pretty village of Pant offering all amenities."

The entrance to the bungalow and the sloped front garden which leads to the entrance is overgrown

The home has a guide price well below the average for the area which is £431,917. This home could be yours for £100,000 if you're prepared to do a lot of work (Image credit: SWNS)
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