Monday, 25 February 2013

Home in the Country

The countdown has began ...
To be honest, the countdown began for quite awhile already
I'm just too excited to be moving again
I hope for the last time
I just want to settle down
but then again, who knows what lies beyond the horizon
I wouldn't want to be the one to say "NO" to more adventures!!

We did look at a lot of houses. TOO MANY!!
It was not an easy task; there are things that we would really rather not compromise on.
Things like privacy, space and storage, to name but a few

Our long search for a home led us to these two  houses.
For a long while, they were on our "POTENTIAL" file pile

House 1
A period detached cottage which oozes charm, and sits in a landscaped gardens in a picturesque setting.

The original slate-roofed granite cottage was built in 1730.
The cottage sits in a landscaped grounds which extend to some 0.8 acres,
comprising a large lawn, mature shrubs including roses, lilac, rhododendron and viburnum,  and established trees, including apple and hazlenut.

Some of extension was later added around 1930's.
The glazed conservatory provides additional living space with a lovely garden aspect.

The entrance hallway with double doors, flooring is Victorian terrazzo tiles

 Two of the public rooms have a private leafy outlook to the front, and both feature decorative fireplaces, and beech flooring.

 The kitchen extension was built in 1998

 The kitchen is fully- fitted with loads of storage and counter-top spaces,  and a dual fuel range cooker with an extractor hood.

 Set within the grounds is a detached garden house, suitable for overflow guests, or as a self contained granny annexe.

 It has a very large reception room and a well appointed kitchen, a toilet/powder room off the hallway, and another  room which is accessed from the kitchen as well as from outdoors.
 Upstairs, there are three rooms, and a bathroom.

Reasons for us not choosing this property....
We were informed that a major highway/bypass will be built quite close to the house!!

House 2
The original building was a farmhouse built of harled stone under a slate roof probably dates from the late1800s
The garden extends to about 0.84 acre. Most of the garden is in grass with a beech hedge, a small woodland area, and an area of fruit trees and has been designed to be low maintenance.

Reasons for us not choosing this gorgeous house...
The layout of the house doesn't quite work for us
and, we could do with more storage spaces

“The body can endure compromise and the mind can be seduced by it.
Only the heart protests.
The heart. Carbon-based primitive in a silicon world.” 


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    1. I know...
      what to do... I can only afford to buy one. Bila-la nak menang euromillion nih??!!

  2. I tabik spring lah kat you Muna. I hate pindah. I've done 5 so far and I menci sungguh. In your case, your rumah2 semuanya cun2 belaka. One of this day, murah rezeki, I nak datang melawat you. But Perth and scotland is so far away. Unless it's Perth in Scotland...

    1. No worries, I would probably be here for quite awhile.
      Ada rezeki musti sampai punya, insyaAllah

    2. In sya Allah! I skrg ni pun tengah cari rumah. One of the hse yg I suka was a 100 years old. Kira dah tua lah tu for Australian house. We're young country compare ngan yours. Tp tak jadi beli sebab kena belanja $$$ just to upgrade it. It was beautiful. Not sure whether u ada tgk kat my facebook. Ni link dia. Siap ada macadamia nut tree semua.

    3. Cantik loh... I approve (orang tak tanya pun!!)
      Good luck with the house-hunt <3
      Show me more!!

  3. La..... I baru dok cadang nak pi bertenggek kat your granny flat ;P
    Both are beautiful... I suka sangat tengok all the 'natural' green surroundings (my only piece of evergreen is my artificial lawn...hehehe forever green!)

    1. Ish... kesian sungguh kawanku sorang ni...
      dulu nak tumpang kat my blue playhouse, then the granny annexe
      takpa... my rumah baru ada stables... okay dak??