I am beginning to think the two are mutually exclusive. It's so expensive to refit with modern standards, and the solid brick walls rule out cavity insulation.
I read things saying stop up all holes etc, air bricks etc to prevent spiders, mice, drafts - we have parquet flooring and all the pipes and wiring come up higgly piggly, it's impossible.
Not a stealth boast, now the weather is changing, I have got a temperature, and miserable already. I'm looking at much less beautiful homes, constructed since 2000, but dh will never agree to leave our victorian villa
I understand! We had a beautiful (little!) Victorian house with lovely brickwork etc. But I couldn't see the lovely brickwork when I was shivering under a blanket because of the draught coming in through the lovely original windows.
We live in a 70s box now. I hate to say it but I am warm and happy.