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which of these two houses would you choose?

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firstchoice Thu 27-Mar-14 18:29:35

this is the first one - rural area. 10m from nearest big town (Hexham) down rural unlit road. 6m from shops / doctor / school etc:

This is the 2nd one:
6m from Alnwick

what do you think?

Cheboludo Thu 27-Mar-14 18:31:21

Just going by the photos, I'd choose the second

EthelDorothySusan Thu 27-Mar-14 18:33:08

2 for the kitchen.

MuttonCadet Thu 27-Mar-14 18:37:22

I'd definitely go for number 1, the second isn't very pretty is it?

allisgood1 Thu 27-Mar-14 18:37:44


dannydyerismydad Thu 27-Mar-14 18:41:08

Number 1. The bathroom in number 2 would be an utter pig to clean.

Yama Thu 27-Mar-14 18:41:37

House 2 - it's nearer the sea.

MrsJohnDeere Thu 27-Mar-14 18:41:41

2nd - neighbours on just one side rather than 2

FloralPuddles Thu 27-Mar-14 18:43:04

Second house but the bathroom would be the first thing to go. Those spa/jet baths spill out and hold so much bodily gunk, I couldn't bring me self to use it after moving in! Other peoples gunk freaks me out sad

Lovely choice to gave though, they both look lovely houses but second for me.

orangepudding Thu 27-Mar-14 18:44:14

The first is prettier but i would pick the second.

FloralPuddles Thu 27-Mar-14 18:45:23

Hmmm number one looks nicer on street view though.

TheArticFunky Thu 27-Mar-14 18:46:01

Number 2 looks like it needs more work but I would still opt for it as it is 6 miles from Alnwick.

Littlevideo Thu 27-Mar-14 18:46:40

Second one

HolidayCriminal Thu 27-Mar-14 18:49:23

Not a lot in it. I would decide based on things like access to public transport.

bubblesausage Thu 27-Mar-14 18:50:30

Number 2, only one set of neighbours, and I'm not sure why but I like the funny bed in the hole in the loft, I'd love to make that into a library and curl up in there to read books!

matilda101 Thu 27-Mar-14 18:52:11

1st one!

firstchoice Thu 27-Mar-14 18:56:27

I've actually viewed the 1st one. Its nicer than in the pics. the kitchen is bigger than it looks and there is a dining room with a log burner. It is immaculate too. BUT: middle of forest with NO public transport. Nearest facility is forest toilet and stargazing thingy they are building. Fantastic! but maybe not as practical as number two? Nearest school about 8m (transport provided) away and not brilliant according to Ofsted?

bubblesausage - that's a great idea! I have a feeling it would be commandeered for a Hornby train set though sad Nearest good school that my dc would cope with (asd) is 10m away which I would have to drive myself.

sorry, hope this not drip feeding. don't mean to.
haven't seen the 2nd one 'in the flesh' yet.

Rooble Thu 27-Mar-14 18:56:50

Second one. Would hate to be six miles from a pint of milk in the depths of winter...

HairyPorter Thu 27-Mar-14 19:02:44

First one much prettier. Second one has better potential epc so may be cheaper bills. I'm really envious at the prices as I'm trying to buy in London at the moment!

nobutreally Thu 27-Mar-14 19:08:37

2. Love the loft, and the garden is much bigger so potential to extend/build cabin in the garden.

firstchoice Thu 27-Mar-14 19:12:50

Hairy - it is MORE expensive than the area I live in atm.

My house is Victorian stone built detached.
4 beds, 3 receptions - 2 with marble fireplaces.
Basement suite of 2 rooms 18 x 20foot plus 2 large storage areas. basement with own separate entrance so business premises or separate flat. No real garden and located on a busy(ish) road.
You will NEVER guess the price.....................

sherbetpips Thu 27-Mar-14 19:18:00

Number 1 for me

TheFrightenedMonkey Thu 27-Mar-14 19:18:55

Number two.
Number one sounds like it would be well creepy at night. Imagine on a power cut!

Buckteethjeff Thu 27-Mar-14 19:21:25

No 2 near sea and I like the fire. Also back garden looks bigger.

BellaVida Thu 27-Mar-14 19:23:09

Number 1 has more curb appeal but number 2 looks like it has a better layout and space, plus a bigger garden. You can always do some work to the exterior.

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