i actually went sale agreed (for a good bit less than they are now asking) a while back on this house then pulled out. I got a survey and then took an architect around as the survey made scary reading. It is just way way beyond a 'normal' person's capacity to renovate-at least 200k i was told. A lot has been bodged (irreparably) and the original features spoilt. It's in a beautiful spot, but the rear is vulnerable to burglars with the higher road above. I really had my heart set on it, but followed my head rather than my heart and i have to say i don't regret it.
Thanks for that, its a bit out of my range as things are, but adding 200k really puts it into the stratoshpere.