If you had 350k ish to buy a 3 bed house outright

(32 Posts)
TeaAndHobnob Sat 09-Jan-21 17:19:38

Where would you live?

We're in a big city at the min but would love to move somewhere with good walking from the doorstep - we love a good rural cottage holiday somewhere scenic. So obviously all the usual touristy areas have been on our rightmove search but where else should we look? We work in education so I doubt we will struggle for work wherever we go and without a mortgage to pay we don't need to worry too much in the short term. North, south, east, wherever - inspire us!

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butmumineedit Sat 09-Jan-21 17:23:26

Would recommend Rutland or Lincolnshire , plenty of house for your money and near enough to large cities should you need them.

Didiusfalco Sat 09-Jan-21 17:26:17

What are your preferences in terms of weather and landscape? Do you want coastal? If you go far north it will be colder - is that a problem? Any family you need to be close to?

BiscuitTea Sat 09-Jan-21 17:29:55


butmumineedit Sat 09-Jan-21 17:31:32

This is in a lovely part of Rutland https://www.rightmove.co.uk/properties/88841846

Rutland water is close by, several excellent schools so should be ok for work as a teachers .

LadyCatStark Sat 09-Jan-21 17:31:33

You’d get a 5 bed for that in North Lancashire!

Blossomgate Sat 09-Jan-21 17:31:42

Come to Ripon! Tiny city, with independent shops, cafes and restaurants, large county of North Yorkshire, especially great for maintained schools.
Houses walkable to the city centre, from most parts.
Riverside & canal walks from the door & Fountains Abbey.

Grammar system , but both secondary schools (1 grammar, 1 academy) are outstanding.

Plenty of local villages.
Half hourly bus to Harrogate & Leeds; from Thirsk station (15 mins drive) mainline train to London (2 hours) and Newcastle less than an hour.


yearinyearout Sat 09-Jan-21 17:32:31

Northumberland coast

KumquatSalad Sat 09-Jan-21 17:33:02

NE England?
North Yorkshire?
Pretty much anywhere in Scotland?

Blossomgate Sat 09-Jan-21 17:34:43

For instance.


Or talking of the canal


Pumpkinpied Sat 09-Jan-21 17:37:37

Edge of the North Yorkshire Moors, the outskirts of Pickering or a nearby village. The coast isn’t far (Whitby and all the small fishing villages are beautiful.) York and Leeds are also an easy commute (although I do have a 4x4 for Winter.)

ComtesseDeSpair Sat 09-Jan-21 17:49:40

I’d head up and live on the border of the Scottish Borders and South Lanarkshire, in Biggar. Nice little town, scenic, easy commute into either Glasgow or Edinburgh.

(Well, I personally wouldn’t move there because I already chose to leave - too cold and too far away from London; but if neither of those would bother you then I wholeheartedly recommend.)

TravellingSpoon Sat 09-Jan-21 17:54:02

I live closeish to Rutland and would definitely go there if jobs were not an issue. I love Rutland Water - we spend a lot of time there.

IdblowJonSnow Sat 09-Jan-21 17:55:56

Somewhere in yorkshire. smile

Desmondo2016 Sat 09-Jan-21 17:57:12

Definitely Devon. Without a doubt. Beaches and moors and just the best place to live in the UK imo.

HappyTimeTunnelDinosaur Sat 09-Jan-21 17:58:55

Wye Valley/Forest of Dean area, beautiful and not too touristy.

QforCucumber Sat 09-Jan-21 18:00:42

North Yorkshire villages/market towns. Northallerton, stokesley, yarm. You'd actually get a decent 4 bed detached here for that price - ours was 225k.

Proudpeacock Sat 09-Jan-21 18:01:36

Somewhere in the Shropshire hills like Church Stretton.

PenelopeStern Sat 09-Jan-21 18:04:46

We bought a 5 bed, 4 receptions with outbuildings in 2 acres for less than 350k in Lincolnshire.

Rollercoaster1920 Sat 09-Jan-21 18:07:38

Where are your family and friends?

Violinist64 Sat 09-Jan-21 18:09:40

Norfolk and Suffolk are lovely counties and there are a lot of three bedroom homes in villages and small towns in this price bracket.

CormoranStrike Sat 09-Jan-21 18:15:43

I’d have this

Eastlands Heights, 33 Eastlands Park, Rothesay, Isle of Bute, PA20

SpudsandGravy Sat 09-Jan-21 18:17:03

Forest of Bowland. Beautiful place but within easy striking distance of the motorway to go N or S, and the Lakes and Yorkshire Dales.

GuyFawkesDay Sat 09-Jan-21 18:17:21

Yorkshire Dales for me

BernadetteRostankowskiWolowitz Sat 09-Jan-21 18:21:57

I'd love to be able to walk into York city centre then drive out to the nice countryside.

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