Subject: Re: French gate keepers cottage on eBay Fri Jun 15, 2012 6:49 am
These crossing keeper's cottages come up from time to time for sale but on nearly every line disused or even working you can find one that is empty. A few enquiries especially in a village to the mairie will often reveal the ownership status if any.
We looked at several in our quest for a station and we could have had one for free in Seine et Marne. I would say from our experience that the avaerge price of these are around 20k-30k euros, untouched.
They are very small, basic and only have 2 bedrooms at best although this one here has a recent extension.
Location : Deep in the Heart of Texas (Houston)
Subject: Re: French gate keepers cottage on eBay Sun Jun 17, 2012 2:42 am
27K seems a bargain to me.
_________________ Bill Wray
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