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Where to buy a house in a rural area outside London?

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Almondmilk Sun 15-Jan-17 12:19:40

Where can I buy a house for K280 in a properly rural area outside London. The idea would be to have an electric car to go to the train station.
Thanks mumsnetters for your ideas!

New plan 2017! grin

EnriqueTheRingBearingLizard Sun 15-Jan-17 12:24:11

Work backwards, what can you afford and be happy to pay for an Annual Season Ticket?

Almondmilk Sun 15-Jan-17 12:25:34

I will commute maybe once a week....

MovingOnUpMovingOnOut Sun 15-Jan-17 12:27:24

East Kent has some lovely valleys that are worth a look or there's the South Downs??

MovingOnUpMovingOnOut Sun 15-Jan-17 12:36:53

How many bedrooms do you need?

Almondmilk Sun 15-Jan-17 12:38:42

MovingOnUpMovingOnOut Looking at South Downs right now smile
3bed or 2bed + a garage to make a workshop!

MovingOnUpMovingOnOut Sun 15-Jan-17 12:48:37

I think you'll struggle for your budget. How rural is rural? In a village? A hamlet? A farm in the middle of nowhere?

You'll get more for your money if you go North to the midlands. You can get fast trains from Coventry, Ruby, possibly Market Harborough (I forget) but being the wrong side of London will add extra time to your commute.

This place near Coventry has character and potential but needs work. Well within your budget though

MovingOnUpMovingOnOut Sun 15-Jan-17 12:49:26

Also have a look at villages around South Cambridgeshire.

Trains from Huntingdon take about 55 mins in to Kings Cross.

MovingOnUpMovingOnOut Sun 15-Jan-17 12:52:03

This one is near Bedford and has out buildings.

MovingOnUpMovingOnOut Sun 15-Jan-17 12:54:07

That last one is also not that far from Milton Keynes for fast train into Euston.

specialsubject Sun 15-Jan-17 13:51:16

if you are planning to tread more lightly, ultra-rural with no services and an electric car is not it. You need to be able to walk, cycle or bus to the station.

further north? There are some very fast services into London (which is why HS2 is so insane). They don't go from rural areas, but then nor will HS2.

EnriqueTheRingBearingLizard Sun 15-Jan-17 15:47:15

Aah right well if it's only once a week commute that make a huge difference.
How about something like
This 2 bed semi

3 bed semi with courtyard outside space, no lawn

Both south and fairly near to stations on a main line.

flownthecoopkiwi Sun 15-Jan-17 17:09:38

Hmm I live in south cambs, you would struggle to get more than a two bed terrace for that. Try stansted Mon err something....

MovingOnUpMovingOnOut Sun 15-Jan-17 17:12:27

You would closer to Bedford side of South Cambs round Huntingdon and St. Neots. Definitely not Cambridge though.

I also live in South Cambs smile

Northernlurker Sun 15-Jan-17 17:14:34

Have you looked at Lincolnshire op?

flownthecoopkiwi Sun 15-Jan-17 17:14:54

flownthecoopkiwi Sun 15-Jan-17 17:17:37

Manumission Sun 15-Jan-17 17:18:44

Oh come on. How many threads are you going to start?!

lamii Mon 16-Jan-17 17:33:01

Interested!! bump!

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