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mistressploppy Thu 26-May-11 19:33:19

To cut a long boring story short, we are now stuck deciding between two houses. DH knows which one he wants; I need more opinions...

House A is on the road we currently live on, the Nicest in the Villaaage, all leafy etc
House B is on the second nicest road, nearer the Main Road

House A is a 4 bed semi
House B is detached, 5 bed

House A has a big back garden and a small drive
House B has a very big front garden (because it's a southfacing plot) and a huge drive

House A is pretty and Victorian
House B is a bit less pretty and Edwardian

House A would mean keeping our lovely neighbours
House B may well have lovely new neighbours

House A costs x
House B costs x plus £25k

Any thoughts?

LaurieFairyCake Thu 26-May-11 19:35:06

How big is the back garden for house B?

I'm massively leaning towards the 5 bed detached with the big drive - you'll never have to move again

thisisyesterday Thu 26-May-11 19:35:14

i'd go for House A

Punkatheart Thu 26-May-11 19:35:54

I like A but then I have always been a sucker for Victorian houses.

TheSecondComing Thu 26-May-11 19:36:07

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coccyx Thu 26-May-11 19:36:25

any pics

stoppinchingthedummy Thu 26-May-11 19:36:37

House A ...dont mess with "might" have nice neighbours ...i couldnt care less if i lived in a 50 bedroom house ,if i had shit neighbours id sooner swap it for a 1 bedroom flat with nice neighbours .....Can u tell i have had past issues with neighbours ?? grin

House A is cheaper and may be smaller but it sounds lovely smile

SomebodyNew Thu 26-May-11 19:36:56

House A definitely, just sounds much nicer for some reason. Can we see links? Yes I'm nosey!

squeakytoy Thu 26-May-11 19:37:03

House A sounds better to me, but peace and quiet, a huge garden, and good neighbours are important to me.

mistressploppy Thu 26-May-11 19:37:07

Laurie - it's big enough for a shed, rotary line, some shrubs, patch of lawn. It's just north facing so pretty dark. There's also a garage on the west side of the house, and a veg patch there that gets sun from west and south

ohhappyday Thu 26-May-11 19:37:43

house A quality over quantity for me every time. Also by the sounds of things you love it. Best of Luck

Pedallleur Thu 26-May-11 19:38:12

Which can you afford and how many in the family? if you have or are planning a large family then obviously bigger is better but not if you struggle to pay the mortgage/bills

SomebodyNew Thu 26-May-11 19:38:22

Also, reading between the lines you have described house A more positively so maybe you're leaning that way?

mistressploppy Thu 26-May-11 19:38:41

Ok, both houses are on my profile, House A is the first one, and has a floorplan blush, House B is the last pic

cottonreels Thu 26-May-11 19:39:11

If one room would be a spare room in house b, go for house a and have a clear out wink

mistressploppy Thu 26-May-11 19:39:54

I tried to be even handed with how positively I described them! I knew I'd cock that up!

LadyOfTheCuntryManor Thu 26-May-11 19:41:29

House B. It's similar to my house here

That's also for sale. Buy mine so I can move.

House B because you have the privacy of the surroundings, you're off the main road, and Georgian houses provide better interiors.

SoupDragon Thu 26-May-11 19:42:09

house A.

I think having a large front garden would be impractical.

LaurieFairyCake Thu 26-May-11 19:43:57

They are both lovely but that aerial shot of the detached with all the green is fab!

For me it's always detached - doesn't matter so much about the neighbours then wink

Remember, some arse could still move next door to you in the semi.

btw - I've been to Petra too! wish I was there now smile

mistressploppy Thu 26-May-11 19:43:59

Ooh, Lady, I love your house! If you could transplant it to Hampshire I would definitely buy it

montmartre Thu 26-May-11 19:44:12

Pmsl! First pic I see is the treasury at petra... bit older than victorian grin

Off the pic, id choose the first.

SoupDragon Thu 26-May-11 19:44:27

Except, LOTCM, House B is Edwardian and nearer the main road.

thisisyesterday Thu 26-May-11 19:44:33

having seen pics I still say house A!!! it looks lovely.

how big is its garden?

LadyOfTheCuntryManor Thu 26-May-11 19:44:47

That can be arranged. If you buy it, I'll let you know how you can transport it grin

<rubs hands wickedly>

TheSecondComing Thu 26-May-11 19:45:14

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