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!