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Anyone want to play MN 'Escape to the Country'?

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BestestBrownies Thu 07-Apr-16 16:28:28

Hoping to use the wisdom and experience of MN to help find a lovely 'forever home' property for myself and DP.

We are after somewhere near the coast that we can rent out as a holiday let (doesn't have to make loads of profit, just allow us to break even on upkeep of property), and also use as our residence when we're not travelling, and as somewhere to live permanently once we settle down (i.e. retire).

Totally open to location, although would prefer the south and really love the Dorset coast and Cornwall.

Would like at least 2 bedrooms able to comfortably fit a double and two singles.

Planning to furnish the place with charity shop/antique market finds that we bring back to life ourselves, so definitely not after anything new or modern.

Ideally would love a character cottage with exposed brickwork/beams/original fireplaces/character features and a garden.

Would consider a 'project' property that needs work/restoration.

BestestBrownies Thu 07-Apr-16 16:29:30

Oh yes, and the budget is £200,000 but could stretch to £240,00 for the right place. Thanks!

QforCucumber Thu 07-Apr-16 16:30:52

Oh was going to suggest whitby but may be too far north for you sad

snowspider Thu 07-Apr-16 18:20:49

Porthleven, Cornwall


morningtoncrescent62 Thu 07-Apr-16 18:34:22

This one is close to the north Norfolk coast, so not in the southwest, but it's a very beautiful area, I think.

FartyTette Thu 07-Apr-16 18:35:51

this looks nice.

or this is a fixer-upper (if you are into gardening)

this is interesting.

or this

or this if you fancy a complete redevelopment opportunity.

Good luck!

eatyouwithaspoon Thu 07-Apr-16 18:38:55

I love the Porthleaven one, is there an area of Cornwall you like in particular?

morningtoncrescent62 Thu 07-Apr-16 18:41:46

Oooh, and a little bit further from the coast this one has three bedrooms.

If we're really going to play Escape to the Country you're going to need to walk into a kitchen bigger than my entire flat, turn your nose up, and say how small it is. And only 2.5 acres? Couldn't possibly move anywhere with less than 4, after all, where are the grandchildren going to play when they come visiting?

WhoTheFuckIsSimon Thu 07-Apr-16 18:43:01

char mouth

WhoTheFuckIsSimon Thu 07-Apr-16 18:44:24


WhoTheFuckIsSimon Thu 07-Apr-16 18:49:09

further inland but bigger

WhoTheFuckIsSimon Thu 07-Apr-16 18:50:37

budleigh salterton

WhoTheFuckIsSimon Thu 07-Apr-16 18:52:08

near sidmouth

WhoTheFuckIsSimon Thu 07-Apr-16 18:54:32

needs decorating

WhoTheFuckIsSimon Thu 07-Apr-16 18:57:54

4 bed detached

WhoTheFuckIsSimon Thu 07-Apr-16 18:58:52

this is nice

WhoTheFuckIsSimon Thu 07-Apr-16 19:00:06


WhoTheFuckIsSimon Thu 07-Apr-16 19:02:34

Newton abbot

MyHovercraftIsFullOfEels Thu 07-Apr-16 19:31:23

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Laska5772 Thu 07-Apr-16 19:41:02

Isle of Wight , in the country . nowhere is far from the sea.. Winkle Street is picture postcard stuff

Laska5772 Thu 07-Apr-16 19:46:45

Yarmouth IOW
Freshwater Bay
Cowes - v good letting potential inthe summer

You'll find lots in your price range on the island!

Laska5772 Thu 07-Apr-16 19:52:28

Bonchurch , near Ventnor , by the sea and really rather naice.. dahling !

BestestBrownies Thu 07-Apr-16 20:47:19

Oh wow! So many replies! Give me a minute or two to go through all your suggestions, but thank you all smile

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