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TheHobbit Sun 11-Jan-15 15:43:06

My DP and I have just been given an 8 bedroom mansion!

The last two years haven been horrific, financially awful! So we have been depressed and I've also had to manage my DP's mental health which he has now got excellent medication for. So we kept thinking how such awful things happen to us and we got very bitter too.

Suddenly out of the blue, his parents called us yesterday to discuss things and they told us that they wanted us to have their old house which is currently been rented out. We could also run it as a b&b and have a restaurant in there. The place is huge and has a pool and two jacuzzi's! The best thing is that it's free! It's not in this country but our hometown and it's right across the road from the beach. Its hot there all year round basically.

I just wanted to say that even when you are at your lowest like we were, there's always hope and something drastic might come your way in a good way grin Now I'm looking forward to my future instead of wishing I were dead.

Davegrohlsgirl Sun 11-Jan-15 15:50:28

So happy for you,hope you and your DH can now move forward in a positive light and look forward to the years ahead

GilbertBlytheWouldGetIt Sun 11-Jan-15 15:51:02

Excellent! wine That's really lovely!

Imnotaslimjim Sun 11-Jan-15 15:54:08

What wonderful news for you, you must feel on top of the world right now. Enjoy wine

BitOutOfPractice Sun 11-Jan-15 15:55:25

Oh how wonderful

Good luck in your new life thanks

AMillionNameChangesLater Sun 11-Jan-15 15:55:51

Wonderful news!

mrscumberbatch Sun 11-Jan-15 15:56:07

Lovely to hear of some good fortune for a change!

SqueezyCheeseWeasel Sun 11-Jan-15 15:57:29

Congratulations. It's a wonderful thing they've done for you smile

just a couple of practical thoughts spring to mind.

Are they officially giving it to you, handing it over legally? If not, make sure you get a water tight legal agreement in place as to what your responsibilities are/aren't.

Can you afford the running costs of the building? Council tax, maintenance, bills? Assuming you are responsible for them. They are likely to be high on a large building.

Enjoy your new home flowers

differentnameforthis Sun 11-Jan-15 15:59:47

Great op! Will you do the B&B idea? I always liked the idea of running a B&B, but dh says that on account that I hate housework, it's probably not the best idea. (he's right, just don't tell him)

I told him that I could do the admin & he could do all rest..he still doesn't think it is a good idea grin

gamerwidow Sun 11-Jan-15 16:03:02

What a lovely way to start the new year grin best of luck to you if you do start up your b&b too smile

IamTitanium Sun 11-Jan-15 16:04:56

Looking for any staff wink
This is so exciting, best wishes for the future.

luposa Sun 11-Jan-15 16:07:08

Also, are they giving it to you both, or just your DP?

Will your name be on the ownership documents? Otherwise, as you aren't married, it's just somewhere they are letting you live.

CaramellaDeVille Sun 11-Jan-15 16:07:37

Wow what a dream come true! Enjoy smile

TooHasty Sun 11-Jan-15 16:13:18

Well that's great-as long as you can afford the running costs!

Oceanpurple Sun 11-Jan-15 16:17:09

That is so lovely. I don't know why (I'm in the house alone on a dreary Sunday afternoon) but I have tears in my eyes. I have had depression, have been suicidal and at the lowest of the low. Kindness from friends and family helped me when I needed it most.

What an amazing thing for them to do. Enjoy the future in your new ahem house! grin Best of luck!

HerewardTheTired Sun 11-Jan-15 16:18:52

How wonderful! Congratulations grin

TheHobbit Sun 11-Jan-15 16:24:51

Thanks for all your posts. Yes we cannot believe it either we are so excited.

With regards to legalities, everything has been done properly with contracts etc and his parents have put plans in place incase anything bad did happen. So we wouldn't lose out financially.

Luckily my DP us a qualified chef with many years experience and I have had a solid ten year management career and have also done event co-coordination, between us I think we would make a great team. Plus my parents live five minutes away and my dad is an accountant so can do our books.

We will also be able to have a baby in a couple of years as I don't think that would have been possible here. We are also planning to get married when we get back so to be with our family and old friends. I'm beyond excited and so looking forward to not having to rent crappy old places forever until I inherited my parents place!!

We don't need to cover any bills as his parents said they will cover them all until we are fully established. They said they just want us to be happy

TheHobbit Sun 11-Jan-15 16:28:51

Thanks again for your kind words. We don't have any friends here at all and I can't tell anyone at work obviously so it's great to be able to talk and express my excitement. It negates the sadness I felt when 5 of my numbers came up in the lottery the other day and I hadn't played it that daysad. I hit my low point then including a full blown toddler tantrum! hmmblush

abigkerfuffle Sun 11-Jan-15 16:29:13

Wow-that's fantastic. The best of luck to you both for the future wine

ChristmasMoaner1 Sun 11-Jan-15 17:13:58


IamTitanium Sun 11-Jan-15 17:55:40

I hit my low point then including a full blown toddler tantrum!
I would have also, as well as hands flinging to my forehead and cries of why meeeeeeeeeeee

evelynj Sun 11-Jan-15 18:00:00

That's really lovely OP-so glad I read this as I was feeling low this avo & this has really given me a lift.

Best of luck to the pair of you & hope the medication continues to work out smile

TheHobbit Sun 11-Jan-15 18:18:54

Thanks you Evelynj. I'm so pleased that I made you happier with my thread. Trust me if it can happen to us of all people it can happen to anyone. I haven't felt hope in many years and now is the first time ever that I have finally felt peace in myself. As if I know that I will be ok and I don't have to live a life of anxiety and I can be happy for once.

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