It was way back in the summer when we were out cycling that we first saw Rose Cottage with the For Sale sign up outside. There are plenty of small cottages for sale in this area but most have no garden or parking. Rose Cottage seemed to tick all the boxes for Sarah. I asked her to consider buying a more modern property that would be easier to maintain but her dream on returning to the UK was to buy a character property and after viewing Rose Cottage her heart was set on getting it.
On Tuesday she finally got the keys and yesterday Paul loaded the trailer and helped her move her boxes to her new home, just ten minutes drive from here.
However, she won't be moving out for a while. We always expected to find a few problems with a property like this, after all it's almost 200 years old. But, after pulling away the wallpaper, it became apparent that there are some damp problems that need to be fixed before she can start decorating and moving in. One day it will be a beautiful home for her but not just yet!
|that wallpaper just has to go!|
Sounds like a bit of a project but it will be wonderful to do and to make it all hers when it is finished.ReplyDelete
A bigger project than we originally thought but it's a lovely little cottage.Delete
Sounds promising. Good luck with it all.ReplyDelete
It's all good experience for Sarah and hopefully she will end up with a warm and cosy home.Delete
Congratulations to Sarah. Rose Cottage sounds lovely. This will be a project making it perfect for Sarah. Fortunately for Sarah, you and Paul have lots of experience with home renovation. All will be perfect in due time. Sounds like a fun project.ReplyDelete
Luckily her new neighbours are builders!Delete
An exciting project. That wallpaper is awful. It will be great having her so close.ReplyDelete
Sarah has spent the day stripping wallpaper!Delete
Good luck for Sarah.ReplyDelete
Thank you Yael.Delete
Wishing Sarah every happiness in her new home. She's lucky to have a Dad who enjoys DIY. Have just enlarged to photo and see that the wallpaper is truly awful and the window is wrong for a 200 year old building. I wonder if the cottage has a damp-proof course?ReplyDelete
Look forward to progress reports and photos. I enjoyed seeing your renovations when you moved into the bungalow.
The kitchen extension has damp proof and there is evidence of a chemical damp proof for the old part of the cottage. We think the chimney is the source of the damp and probably needs repointing.Delete
Even the name is classic!ReplyDelete
The other cottage that she was interested in was called Sarah's Cottage!Delete
I kind of thought that Sarah might have gone for a place in the city of Lincoln itself but I wish her well at Rose Cottage and hope that it will soon be snug and habitable. It's nice that she has got you and Paul close by to help.ReplyDelete
She was against moving into the city for some reason.Delete