GRIME WARP Corner shop untouched for 20 years on sale for just £26,000 but the inside is filled with junk

A DERELICT corner shop full of junk is on the market for £26,000 after being untouched for 20 years.

Potential new owners will have their work cut out however, as the abandoned building in Swansea is in desperate need of a make over and a good clean.

The former “Open All Hours” has a boarded-up shopfront but vines have grown through a former bathroom window.

Pictures show dust and debris all over the floors and surfaces and rubble and dust having fallen down the chimney.

Old cans and jam jars litter the dusty floorboards and wallpaper has peeled away from the walls.

In one of the rooms an umbrella and rain mac hang from pegs on a wall, potentially left by previous owners.

Sean Roper, of Paul Fosh Auctions who are selling the shop in Ystalyfera, Swansea, said: “I could hardly believe my eyes when I pushed in through the front door and it creaked open for the first time in decades.

“There, in what was once a neat and tidy corner shop, was the accumulated years of dust and decay.

“There were even some of the former shops’ rusting cans and jars from years ago. It was really quite spooky that it had laid undisturbed all this time.”

The property’s garden looks as if its invading the bathroom, with vines and plants pushing their way through broken windows.

The bathtub, which hasn’t been used in years has become a geranium for the plants that have snuck in.

Mr Roper added: “It really is a place which is lost in time. There are the tattered remains of the last century material curtains and even a really old fashioned style ladies brolley and mac hanging on a peg as if left there by a previous owner after a shower.

“The versatile building would be ideal for a number of uses including retail with live over accommodation or conversion to residential, such as one larger family dwelling, or as two flats, subject to necessary planning consents.

“It’s a real time warp gem which seems to have has quietly faded away over time as the rest of the world rushed ahead on its merry way.”

The property has access to link roads to the M4 motorway and Swansea and also to the Brecon Beacons National Park and the Black Mountains.


*from The Scottish Sun*