Rare opportunity to acquire a magnificent,
if a little unpredictable, sometimes malevolent,
amply-sized, sensitively renovated Victorian home
it is a place of unkept promises and wishes unfulfilled.
boasting many original features –
But watch out for the interlopers,
Beautiful cornices, ceiling roses, period fireplaces –
the red-eyed fox, in particular, who lopes in the shadows,
copious storage space,
where the repressed things are kept
and solid oak doors with cast iron locks, shutters
to keep out the camelids who trespass
A quiet street, safe and tranquil at night,
sloping through the crannies, exploiting the cracks.
Perfect for family-living. Master room, ensuite
Sea hags and selkies arise from the turbulent waters.
To the rear, the property boasts a generous garden,
Vengeful, in need of taming, liable to encroach
ideal for summer barbecues and parties.
(but for the mournful willow)
Realistically priced for early sale
upon the blissfulness of domesticity.