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hilbil21 Mon 18-Jul-16 12:32:06

So .... I'm beyond fed up with where we live (27 miles west of Glasgow) both the weather and lack of things to do with my 1.5 year old depress me.

My OH works offshore so needs to travel to Aberdeen every 3 weeks.

I'm seriously considering moving "down south"

I understand this is quite an open question but where would you guys recommend for decent weather, good for kids and 3 bedroom house for 160000 approx?

Any help much appreciated smile

hilbil21 Mon 18-Jul-16 18:10:49

Bump for the evening peeps lol

frenchfancy Mon 18-Jul-16 18:17:53

France would get you the decent weather and the 3 bed house, but not necessarily the things to do with your 1.5 year old.

Ditsy4 Mon 18-Jul-16 18:29:22

Bristol but you wouldn't get a house for that.

hilbil21 Mon 18-Jul-16 18:34:51

Lol think France is a bit far.

Even the north of England has better weather than here!!

Dollyemi Mon 18-Jul-16 18:38:58

We live in the north west, you will get a house for that in Preston/Wigan areas and have easy access to Lake District, Blackpool, southport etc which will be a lovely day out for the kids. As for the weather, well it's not going to be much better than where you are but it's beautiful today. North Wales might be worth considering but again, you're not going to get glorious weather there, but it is beautiful when the sun's out

mumsnit Mon 18-Jul-16 18:45:51

How about Gloucestershire, Hereford or Worcestershire? House prices are relatively cheap in rural areas. You would have access to some good cities and Birmingham airport for flights to Aberdeen.

Grumpysfirstwife Mon 18-Jul-16 18:50:08

Shropshire is lovely, rural and also Staffordshire may also offer reasonable houses in your price bracket. On the other side of the country is Lincolnshire which is very good value for money and you would get a lovely property for your price range.

hilbil21 Mon 18-Jul-16 19:05:00

Thanks for your replies. I will have a look at the places mentioned.

People I know who live north east England seem to get better weather so it might be an idea for me to steer away from north west if it's similar to here hmm

JT05 Mon 18-Jul-16 21:04:46

Try SW Scotland, get the Gulf Stream, so warmish. A bit of a slog to Aberdeen, but doable.

Theorchard Mon 18-Jul-16 21:30:21

North wales is better weather wise than where you are now, although there is still lots of rain! but I would seriously look around Nairn, Elgin and findhorn areas there good access to Aberdeen (in Scottish terms) and the moray firth has a microclimate which is warmer and dryer than most of Scotland. Also it is definitely sunnier in the east. Great communities as well.

hilbil21 Mon 18-Jul-16 21:46:18

My OH knows that area and I don't think would be agreeable. If we move I don't really want to stay in Scotland tbh

Theorchard Mon 18-Jul-16 22:07:27

Well then might I recommend Cornwall, weather much better and you can fly from aberdeen to newquay
Rosecare, St Gennys, Bude

Theorchard Mon 18-Jul-16 22:13:03

Or maybe north Devon?
Elm Grove, Bideford

Jamiesmuddyknees Mon 18-Jul-16 22:16:59

North east good place to live. Newcastle airport for DH trips to Aberdeen, lovely beaches plenty of things to do with dc. Only thing is weather not brilliant.

hilbil21 Tue 19-Jul-16 01:59:03

Oooo I like the look of the Bideford one. Going to look at the area

Ditsy4 Fri 22-Jul-16 11:07:05

Look at airports, don't rely on trains!

specialsubject Sat 06-Aug-16 17:46:24

Look at local weather and geography. Mountains and hills make microclimates.

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