We have been out for a total of 15 hours and 298.6 miles (approx) today.
We have viewed three properties, having cancelled the fourth due to its close proximity to the main road. We had arrived well over an hour early for our appointment and so had a first hand taste of the shake, rattle and roll as the HGVs thundered past the property.
We are still trying to figure out how they took the picture of a path that’s not there on a quiet road that isn’t.
The first viewing at 9.45 was at the top of a hill on top of a hill alongside another hill on a hillside estate. It would have killed us trying to walk the dog locally.
The property itself was OK, neutral decor and good sized rooms. The kitchen nice on first appearance, but trying to fit new white goods into old slots may have been a problem, and the settlement cracks, mould and rotten door frames did not bode well.
Hubby did his thing with the damp meter and looked at the fuse box, all a bit iffy and the boiler was due to be retired. Pity.
Moving on to the second, and I was in love. This property had the WOW factor and then some. Fabulous. All I needed was ten kids to fill it and a fat bank account to run it, and we would’ve been home and dry. Way too big for us and the dog so we had to pass on that one.
The third was charming. We both loved it and happily could move in and tweak to our personal taste at our leisure. A bit close to the road (though not as close as the viewing we cancelled), but before dismissing it altogether, I have gone back to the agent and asked for some info about the road traffic from either themselves or the vendor. We’ll also try to find something out from the traffic surveys via the relevant council.
The Cottage in Lincolnshire was on a main HGV route and we suffered greatly from road noise, even with double glazing which had cost us an arm and a leg. It was so bad that we could never have our windows open in the evening in the summer, and on a hot night? Forget it.
We swore never again, but this little bungalow deserves a chance.
I’ve synned the Sins of the Sinful today as my sugar levels were all over the place, so weigh in tomorrow is going to be another gain despite my efforts this week with loads of veg and fresh fruit.