so I have found an amazing house

(49 Posts)
MrsBucketxx Tue 20-Aug-13 08:20:34

But its right next to a level crossing, would this be a no no for you

would you view this

could I find out how often the train goes past?

Yonilovesboni Tue 20-Aug-13 08:27:40

I love it! I'd certainly view before making my mind up about the level crossing. I'm very jealous!grin

MrsBucketxx Tue 20-Aug-13 08:29:09

Need to work on dh he has the concerns more than me.

Mrsladybirdface Tue 20-Aug-13 08:29:56

quick google and it looks to be two an hour and it's a scenic route, so not fast trains.

the house is beautiful, it would nit put me off certainly not at that price!

Turnipinatutu Tue 20-Aug-13 08:30:46

That is a fantastic house and an amazing price! I would definitely give it some serious consideration.
A friend of mine has a railway line at the bottom of her garden and I have to say, the trains aren't frequent enough for it to be problem. She doesn't notice them anymore.

ExcuseTypos Tue 20-Aug-13 08:31:01

It depends how many trains an hour went past. If it was every 5 minutes, no I wouldn't like it. If it was a couple every hour, that wouldn't be too bad.

The thing which would really bother me, is heating that house- think of the gas bill!!

missmapp Tue 20-Aug-13 08:31:26

Wow! That is a lovely family home- it is worth viewing and checking local timetables to see how often he train goes past.

dontwanttobefatandforty Tue 20-Aug-13 08:33:14

no point blank it would not put me off, that house is fantastic! Does it need work as the price is cheap for the area too

GemmaTeller Tue 20-Aug-13 08:41:10

It wouldn't put me off if the trains were only two an hour but I would make sure that rail line will have nothing to do with the HS2 (there's already a swathe of houses gone up for sale in the next village to me after the proposed plans have been aired)

MrsBucketxx Tue 20-Aug-13 08:42:36

But it could be fantastic, needs more bathrooms loo on ground floor. New kitchen.

Not anything structural really.

lemontwist Tue 20-Aug-13 08:44:00

I lived next to a fairly busy mainline railway for a while. I hardly noticed the trains but every so often would feel the vibrations if a fast one went past. We were only renting but I remember the landlord saying they had had to rebuild the chimney stack after it partly came down and I did wonder if this was because of the virations from the railway.

Other than that,safety of the children would be my biggest concern I guess but thats only something you could assess when viewing.

Aside from that it is a beautiful house and I am very envy

AnneEyhtMeyer Tue 20-Aug-13 08:51:24

The front door looks to be right on the road. That would put me off. The trains must go very close to the house.

It would be a nice house in a better location.

AnneEyhtMeyer Tue 20-Aug-13 08:59:13

Looking on Streetview, you would also have a queue of traffic right outside your house every time the crossing closed. The noise and exhaust fumes would be too much for me.

MrsBucketxx Tue 20-Aug-13 09:17:43

Its in the middle of no where cant see the traffic being that bad lmao.

LynetteScavo Tue 20-Aug-13 09:22:03

Would the train line get busier...that's what would bother me.

I don't mind a few trains, though.

It does seem to be an amazing house for the price.

pongping Tue 20-Aug-13 09:23:38

Seven freaking double bedrooms for £325k?!

miemohrs Tue 20-Aug-13 09:25:21

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

The price bothers me. Why so cheap? It is lovely, but unless it's an inexpensive corner of the world....

Onetwothreeoops Tue 20-Aug-13 09:28:42

Is that price right? Shouldn't there be a 1 in front of it????

thegraduand Tue 20-Aug-13 09:48:25

That house is amazing, I am in no way desperately googling jobs in that area smile

I think the railway was fine, from what people had said I was expecting one wall of the house to back straight on to the railway line. The front room windows right onto the road might bother me depending on how much lorry traffic there is

MrsBucketxx Tue 20-Aug-13 09:52:14

The welsh boarder is really cheap you get lots fir your money. Lots of property like this in this area.

I found a 4 hamlet of three houses last week for 325, 4 bed farm house 3 bed barn conversion and a bungalow. We would be able to mortgage on all three so it was a no.

MrsBucketxx Tue 20-Aug-13 09:54:45

We work for ourselves so we can move anywhere with an Internet connection.

MrsBucketxx Tue 20-Aug-13 10:00:03

Here is the hamlet

Onetwothreeoops Tue 20-Aug-13 10:09:06

Could you convince your DH to go and park up near to the property for a while just to see and hear what goes on around it? Then there would be no commitment needed from him to even view it.

Periwinkle007 Tue 20-Aug-13 10:17:06

I think I want to relocate. I have just sat here wondering what on earth I would do with all the bedrooms.

the kids could have the entire second floor with a bedroom each, a study/library of their own and a playroom/lounge area. just imagine not having to have toys stored in the lounge.

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