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Please can you suggest locations in the UK where I could buy a 3 bed house for £250k?

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CobOnTheCorn Sun 16-Dec-12 09:08:47

We're looking to relocate after a change of lifestyle. We've always lived in or near London and commuted and paid a premium for property at the same time. I've now decided not to work for the next few years while the children are young so I fancy living somewhere different.

I'd love to buy an affordable house with a garden and idealy walking distance to schools, shops and a park would be fantastic.

mellowcat Sun 16-Dec-12 09:11:18

Lots for that in Norfolk...close to the City and quieter villages

FlojoHoHoHo Sun 16-Dec-12 09:12:17

Well I live in Lancashire. You could get a nice house, with gardens etc for that. In a rural village with walking distance to good schools. Low crime rates etc.

2tired2bewitty Sun 16-Dec-12 09:12:18

We are looking at high wycombe, which has nice property in that range, good schools and still comutable to London

CobOnTheCorn Sun 16-Dec-12 09:12:37

Thanks mellowcat. Any particular cities/towns that you could recommend or suggest we don't bother with?

DorsetKnobwithJingleBellsOn Sun 16-Dec-12 09:12:44

Dorset, Wool, Wareham, Dorchester, Crossways.

turkeyboots Sun 16-Dec-12 09:14:36

Swindon. One hour from London and v unfashionable, but cheap and cheerful.

OodKingWenceslas Sun 16-Dec-12 09:16:09

Easy in Cumbria or lots of northern places.

RillaBlythe Sun 16-Dec-12 09:17:25

Manchester & environs.

purplerainbow Sun 16-Dec-12 09:17:30

East sussex. Especially if your after rural with small towns but easy access to bigger towns and 1 hour commute to london.

KenDoddsDadsDog Sun 16-Dec-12 09:18:26

Newcastle or Durham , even a 4 bed.

NewFerry Sun 16-Dec-12 09:18:51

Still in Wiltshire but less busy than Swindon, look at Chippenham, Melksham, Trowbridge (Hilperton side), or Calne.

HalleLouja Sun 16-Dec-12 09:19:00

You could buy one in my village which is in Herts so easy striking distance of the big smoke.

EdithWeston Sun 16-Dec-12 09:19:29


marbeth Sun 16-Dec-12 09:21:12

What about Ashford in kent. Some nice estates with school's in walking distance . Easy drive to coast . Would get 4 bedroom house.

CobOnTheCorn Sun 16-Dec-12 09:25:00

Wow, lots of suggestions. Thanks very much. I felt a bit silly asking in case I got lots of 'I wish I had that much money to spend' responses.

I've started to look on Rightmove at Norfolk already but it's a bit too big a search area.

Dorset ar the places (Wool etc) you mention towns in Dorset (sorry for not having a clue!).

purple which towns in East Sussex are you thinking of? I thought we were outpriced but I'm obviously looking inthe wrong places.

Yarg Sun 16-Dec-12 09:26:38

I'd have thought just about anywhere but London, to be honest. I like in a ravishing part of Devon where you could easily get a three bed for that. Do you need to be near London? What's your search area [channels inner Kirstie]

Yarg Sun 16-Dec-12 09:26:59

like = live, obvs.

smugmumofboys Sun 16-Dec-12 09:28:21

Some parts of Cheshire. Very good schools, near to Liverpool and Manchester and easy access to lovely countryside.

QuickQuickSleigh Sun 16-Dec-12 09:29:46

here ?

KvetnutsRoastingOnAnOpenFire Sun 16-Dec-12 09:30:18

in our town in Herts there are plenty of 3 beds for that price or under too.

Worley Sun 16-Dec-12 09:31:28

agree with mellow cat. Norfolk and Suffolk have some beautiful big houses for that amount.

bryonywhisker Sun 16-Dec-12 09:31:55

you could get massive 5 bed here in Lincs

Skiffen Sun 16-Dec-12 09:33:47

Lots of Devon!

HenriettaTurkey Sun 16-Dec-12 09:34:23

You'll get something lovely in Sheffield.

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