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‘While the Shepherds watched their flocks by night, the angel of the Lord came down.’ So the Christmas carol goes. But the Shepherds have also been busy elsewhere.
Indeed, the Shepherds have been flocking to Sheep Street in Winslow in a perfect example of nominative determinism during the run up to the festive period.
Estate agents Hamptons International exclusively told Zoopla it has sold a three bedroom cottage in Sheep Street to a Mrs Paula Shepherd.
But the story does not stop there as the sale of the property was instructed by a gentleman by the same festive surname – who is unrelated to the new occupant.
“It is total co-incidence that instructions to sell the property had been received from a Mr Shepherd.
“We’re thrilled that the Shepherds continue to flock to Sheep Street. The property has exchanged just in time for Christmas and we hope the new owners will be extremely happy in their new home.”
The Buckingham branch of Hamptons International handled the sale of the Grade II Listed cottage.
The property has a nineteenth façade, but is believed to have origins from the seventeenth century.
The historic market town of Winslow is located between Buckingham and Aylesbury, and offers a good range of amenities – including shopping, a health centre, a church, a garage and a selection of pubs and restaurants.
The average price of a property in Winslow is £541,568, up £29,802 during the past year.
Other properties for sale in Winslow:
1. Two bedroom cottage for £189,950
2. Five bedroom detached house for £695,000
3. Five bedroom detached house for £650,000
With just a few days of Movember left to go, men across Britain are proudly displaying their beard growing efforts.
They’ve spent almost a month growing some facial furniture to raise money for charity and raise awareness about men’s health, specifically prostate and testicular cancer.
Last year, the event was held in 21 countries around the world and raised more than £92m.
To help celebrate their massive achievement, Zoopla has identified some properties with cleverly designed moustaches of their own.
From the full beard to the more distinguished chevron, the hairy theme adopted by houses can look equally as distinguished.
Here’s our guide to 10 of the best moustaches on houses:
1. The imperial:
2. The horseshoe:
3. The English:
4. The ginger:
5. The toothbrush:
6. The clean shaven:
7. The fu manchu:
8. The full beard:
9. The chevron:
10. And finally, there’s always one that struggles to grow a beard at all…
Zoopla’s team of participants have raised £473 so far and can be sponsored by clicking here:
From street names including the words ‘Devil’ to homes with graveyards included, there are plenty of properties for sale with Halloween connotations.
Most people’s idea of a Halloween trick would probably be along the lines of some slime or an egg thrown at a front door.
So spare a thought for Gateshead resident Carol, who is perhaps on the receiving end of some of the most extreme ghoulhish behaviour this Halloween.
Poor Carol has done her best to be a good neighbour, but the latest headstone erected in the driveway next door is one too many…especially as the only letters that appear on it are her first initial and then a question mark.
Grandmother Carol says: “I’ve been having nightmares over it. I have grandchildren that come to the house and it is just not nice for them to see. They think the place is haunted.”
The homeowner has allegedly defended the headstones as modern art, but was unavailable.
Local estate agents say the move is ‘out of the ordinary’ as properties in the Tyne View Place location in Gateshead are generally sought-after. A quick search on the Zoopla website reveals the property with the headstones has a current value of £80,742.
Alex James, of estate agents Alexander James, said: “It is quite a nice area and very central, being just a short walk into town. So it is a bit out of the ordinary.”
And after reflecting for a moment, he adds: “It is very spooky and I’ve never come across anything like that before in my entire property career.”
It comes as research by Zoopla reveals more than two fifths of potential buyers would decide not to view a property after being told it was haunted.
However, not all Halloween connotations with the housing market are so spooky.
Zoopla can reveal streets with Devil in the name are among the most valuable in the country with an average property value of £534,885.
On the other hand, streets with Witch in the name have average property values of only £160,856.
Properties with graveyards for sale:
Property: Four bedroom Church conversion
Property: Five bedroom converted chapel