people here are very slow ask for a sandwich and they make it from fresh except they are on another planet and they chatter and its as if time doesnt really exist. it has took me ages to get used to. All my visitors comment how 'half-soaked' people are here
Never mind all this London business - move to the North West! We live 20 mins from City centre Manchester (Harvey Nicks / Selfridges etc) and in 10 mins more we can be in the Peak District - gorgeous and can be remote if you want it. No, I don't work for the Tourist board - just love it up here!!
Try looking in areas like Marple (outskirts of Stockport!) lovely old houses.Bramhall, Stockport is great too( footballer's favourite!) Buxton's nice if you like getting snowed in every winter! I could go on for ages!!
Yes you would be OK if you got a London fix. It's OK for him to love the countryside - he is within drinking distance of decent coffee every day. You know I actually miss that smell of smoke, petrol and sweaty bodies that can only be found in the city.
Is Cambridge not an option? Really good train services to Kings Cross, and soon to be better services to Liverpool St as well. And plenty of black rimmed spectacle types.
Why do you need a family home btw - there are only 3 of you. Big family homes just need more cleaning