Bargain Farmhouse Yours for £25,000, With Just One Small Problem...

By Gary Cutlack on at

...it might fall in the sea next time there's an unusually high tide. The house, outside Suffolk village Easton Bavents, was 1.6km from the sea when it was built in the 1600s, but coastal erosion means it's now just eight feet from tumbling off the cliff edge.

It's not a complete disaster, though, as the local Waveney District Council is offering financial help to owners of similarly blighted coastal homes, plus automatic planning permission to build elsewhere is a right that's been granted to owners of unexpected seaside homes.

If that's all too much of a financial risk, you could buy a charming garage in a safer part of the same area for about the same amount of money. [BBC]

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