When we moved here last spring, it was a case of taking the best of a bad bunch. Our LL has not been the most helpful just lately and both of us have had issues with the stairs. So on Saturday we went to look at 2 apartments in the same house.
One was upstairs, very large and rambling, I think we would have needed a map to find our way round it. We liked it but it was upstairs and really too big. The down stairs apartment was just our cup of tea, the viewing was rather rushed, so we went back today with my daughter to meet the land lady and have another look. There were several things we needed to know, not the least being if we could put the caravan there. It was a good meeting, everything we had asked for was agreed to and a few we had not too. So we have given notice on the house here and will move out on 7th March. We take on the new apartment on March 1st so we have 6 days to move all the small stuff and put it straight in the cupboards. Our wardrobes will fit the bedroom and there is a nice desk in the smaller one which will be ideal for my machine.
The house was built in the Arts and Craft style and is an old hunting lodge built around 1910, It had 10 bedrooms a drawing room, which is our sitting room, formal dining room and a breakfast room plus the usual offices on the ground floor.....we have the drawing room, 2 bedrooms, bathroom and kitchen, but its not small by any means.
There is a gardener for the grounds, although DB will be taking care of the borders round our part of the building. We have a patio outside the french doors, to sit and take the air if we get any sun.
The whole building has recently be completely redecorated and carpeted, apart from the drawing room which has a wilton carpet on the floor. Gas central heating......it is just a short walk from my daughter and about half a mile from the town, but less than 200 yads to open countryside. At the bottom of the garden there is a wood.
The french doors, bathroom window to the right you can just see the bay to the left.
Looking towards the wood at the bottom of the garden. excuse the whirly in the picture.
One side of the kitchen, the freezer will be replaced by mine. Built in oven and hob with extractor
At the side of this picture you can see the door to the pantry, at the side of this there is another built in cupboard. The washing machine I am keeping and swapping mine, this one is a washer dryer.
The drawing room with the window seat, I am going to make cushions to go on top of the seat. I think we may well have the dining table which is oval in the bay.
The desk I will be able to use for my machine.
We now have to start to think about moving all the small stuff in the house so all thats left for the removers is the actual furniture. We have 6 days from when we get the keys to having to vacate this house.
DB is waiting to see if the grass dries out so he can dig up some of the plants we have put in the garden. The planters will go as well of course.
May be now I will manage to get a decent nights sleep, so much going round in my head the last few days. All questions answered, room sizes etc confirmed. All the furniture from the sitting room and dining room will look lost in that huge room. DB was talking about going to auctions.....I do not think so...........