Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 19°C

min temp: 13°C

Search

Update: Sold! One-bed Ipswich house featuring ‘Pog the Pig’ asleep in lounge sells for more than £100,000

PUBLISHED: 15:50 02 September 2014 | UPDATED: 15:54 02 September 2014

Pog the Pig and Jonathan Webb, director of Ipswich-based estate agents Keystone.

Pog the Pig and Jonathan Webb, director of Ipswich-based estate agents Keystone.

Archant

There has been a twist in the tale featuring an Ipswich house up for sale and a large pig pictured sleeping in the lounge – it has been sold.

The lounge inhabited by Pog the Pig. The lounge inhabited by Pog the Pig.

The one-bedroom property in The Driftway, off Britannia Road, has taken social media by storm after ‘Pog the Pig’ was seen taking a snooze in one of the photographs advertising the insides of the former meeting hall.

The male pig – who has been confirmed as a house-trained pet rather than the owner – was pictured resting near a TV in the lounge.

The pictures, which also showed a cat sitting on an oven hob in the kitchen, were originally posted by estate agents Connells.

Prospective buyers were left confused by the curious affair. One viewer joked online: “Buy a house in Ipswich and get a free pig.”

Pog the Pig appeared to be blissfully unaware that he was being photographed when snaps of the former meeting hall were being taken. Pog the Pig appeared to be blissfully unaware that he was being photographed when snaps of the former meeting hall were being taken.

On Twitter, Gel Egg said: “That pig knows how to party,” while another quipped: “Free bacon.”

Connells later removed the pictures and the property listing from its website, creating further mystery.

But today, Jonathan Webb, director of Ipswich-based estate agents Keystone, has come forward to announce the property has in fact been sold just a week after they first advertised it for more than their asking price of £100,000.

He said: “We started advertising the property on August 22 and accepted an offer on August 29 for in excess of the asking price.

The one-bedroom property in The Driftway, off Britannia Road in Ipswich, was sold for more than £100,000. The one-bedroom property in The Driftway, off Britannia Road in Ipswich, was sold for more than £100,000.

“We had 10 viewings of the property with more people wanting to view it, but the vendor had already agreed a sale.

“The vendor was very happy with how effective we were as her agent to sell this unique property so quickly where other agents had failed previously.

“We believed that not showing a picture of Pog the Pig was the best strategy but felt we had to make potential viewers aware of the property’s furry friends before viewing!

“We hope to conclude the sale within the next few weeks.”

A spokesman for Connells had earlier said: “The pig featured in the photo is the homeowner’s pet but it wasn’t intended to be featured in the photos.

“The photo in question has since been removed.”

Do you own an unusual pet? Get in touch.

A primary school in Ipswich has failed to improve its Ofsted rating despite converting to an academy, it has been revealed.

Dementia-friendly care homes, forward-thinking mental health services and a café for people with disabilities are among those through to the final of the 2017 Suffolk Care Awards.

Imagine a music festival featuring Queen, Oasis, and The Jam in the heart of Ipswich’s Christchurch Park.

Pupils at Farlingaye High School in Woodbridge saw in the holidays with a ‘festival-like’ acoustic evening.

Screen Suffolk bosses have said they are encouraged by the amount of interest shown in youngsters for a career in TV and film.

The man arrested by police over a suspected murder in Bury St Edmunds on Thursday has been charged this evening.

Claydon High School has been recognised for its sporting prowess by achieving the School Games Mark silver award.

Two junctions on the A12 near Kelvedon in Essex will be closed for three nights this week as bridge repair works continue.

One of the biggest dates in Felixstowe’s summer calendar of events got off to a sun drenched start on the seaside this afternoon.

A baby born with a rare disease that causes such severe muscle weakness that even breathing, eating and swallowing become difficult for her has received support from a Suffolk charity.

Most read

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter
MyDate24 MyPhotos24