6 February 2018
Yesterday we had the first viewing of our ‘modern coach house’. We took Rick out for a long walk while the agent took care of the visit. The prospective buyers made an offer straightaway. We turned it down but are hoping they will come back with a counter offer later today. We could be ‘homeless’ sooner than we thought!
The quest to find another home has suddenly become more urgent. We have trawled through Norfolk, Lincolnshire, Derbyshire, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Shropshire. Yesterday we discovered Pembrokeshire! We hadn’t previously considered Wales, Pembrokeshire is about as remote as you can get. But the countryside and rugged coastline is beautiful so we might have to investigate it further.
The search is much harder than we thought it would be. We have found umpteen houses that would make perfect homes but the gardens are never big enough. When we find the garden then the house is not right. Last week we thought we had found the ideal home but after checking the satellite image we could see it was sandwiched between a power station and the motorway!
The area we are considering is huge so while Rick and Paul were at school this morning, I made myself a ‘house board’ so I can remind myself where prospective properties are placed geographically. We have them all listed on Rightmove but this board helps me to recall them at a glance and I know instantly, for example, that the ‘kitchen house’ is the house with the fantastic kitchen.
I think we will shortly be going on a few road trips to do some house viewings. Yes, Rick will come too!