Himself won’t move house locally. He hates moving and throwing money on taxes and all the legal stuff and the moving and all the disruption. I get it. But I also don’t like my garden, it’s too small, and my feelings about the kitchen in this house have built from mild inconvenience to strong dislike bordering on hatred.
Watch out for a massive renovation some time in an attempt to resolve my kitchen issues.
In the meantime, I can dream. Every time we visit himself’s parents and mine, I can’t resist browsing RightMove to see what we could live in there.
Here are some top picks from our summer 2021 trip.
You know, like a manor house rather than just a house on a street.
Look at that! 6 bedrooms and so much land and all those reception rooms to hide boys and their toys (and men and their scalextric in).
Just to be really silly, how about a house big enough to dedicate a whole floor to a granny flat or holiday let?
Right? Wouldn’t that just feel like somewhere from a regency novel to live? I could be Catherine Moreland all day every day.
Games and Views
This one is almost not ridiculous. Still out of any budget we might have in mind (not that I’m meant to be turning my mind to such things), but the views are stunning, and a games room? Yes please! So much space, I could have 3 greenhouses.
Given past of me would rather move house that do a kitchen refit, let alone the knocking down of walls and possible extension that were considering, a project is frankly beyond fantasy. However, this looks like it could be just fantastic. (See what I did there?)
Just look at that decor! My mum had that kitchen in the 1980s and the carpets are super garish. But the gardens (again) and all the space. Oh how I long for a big garden and for space for himself to get his teeth into a proper scalextric layout – sure I moan and tease, but he’d love it.
How’s this one for an idyllic postcard cottage?
But wait, read the description. There’s a library! And a boot room, cellars and a coach house. It sounds like something out of Dickens or Gaskell. Scroll through the pictures to the bathroom and you see that impression is played out in reality.
What’s your ideal home?
I’ll be honest, my search criteria are fairly silly : at least 5 bedrooms, detached and up to £700,000. Totally unrealistic, but so much fun to imagine living in some of these places. Even if we could afford some of these places, it would be no use because there are no jobs in our professions locally.
What sort of home would you love to live in? And where?