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  • Where are you looking to buy?

    For me it's anywhere in Scotland between Ayre and Inverness. In other words, all options are open.

    I think we're preferring it to be somewhere near Inverness, though - one thing we've really been looking for is a place in Scotland that gives us that feeling.

    I thought I had a sense of it on the road between Nairn and Inverness, so we've really focused on our search around there.

    There's a lot of new development around Inverness itself, namely at Milton of Leys and Culloden - but a lot of the houses seem very small and over-priced.

    We checked out a few places on the Black Isle, just north of Inverness, and it's actually really nice there - though I prefer the views of the mountains from the south bank of the Moray Firth, it's more comfortingly rural around the Black Isle itself.

    Not much proprty development there at present, by the looks, though there appears to have been some recent work at Fortrose and Munlochy, which could be ideal.

    Then again, east of Inverness where I once felt a feeling (could have simply been anticipation) there are various houses coming up for sale in the small villages along the back roads there, such as Croy and similar.

    And there's also a sense that I'm inevitably headed towards Inverness as welll...

    Anyway, that's where I'm looking to move - how about you?

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    I've been looking at the Scottish boarders, lakes and Yorkshire Dales. About a 3 hour driving radius from where we live now. Even looking at businesses with accommodation too. I don't have kids, so I don't need to think of child friendly areas either, which is good. No rush though!

    Jayne
    http://bowbiz.co.uk
    Commercial Propert and Business Sales.

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    • #3
      Not having kids can only be an advantage.

      Looking for the extra bedrooms certainly pushes up the price - you must be spoilt for the range of different homes you could buy into.

      It sounds like a great areas where your looking - are you looking as high up as Morton and Ayre in Scotland?

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      • #4
        Never say never... lol

        I'm in West Yorkshire, half hour from Leeds, so that would be quite a drive. Malham is my favorite spot, but house prices are though the roof in that area.

        Jayne
        http://bowbiz.co.uk
        Commercial Propert and Business Sales.

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        • #5
          I was in East Yorkshire until last year...

          Sounds like you're looking at some choice second-home areas with the Dales and Lakes - but best of luck with it.

          Do you actually have to remain in contact with Leeds?

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          • #6
            My husbands Mother is really ill and all my family is from around here, so I wouldn't want to go too far that it wouldn't take hours and hours to get back here.

            I have actually been looking at houses today at a place called Ratcliff and Barlby near Selby, is that near where you were, or it this north Yorkshire? What's the area like? I looking for rural, quieter the better.

            Jayne
            http://bowbiz.co.uk
            Commercial Propert and Business Sales.

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            • #7
              I was in Hull in East Yorkshire - but my grandparents were in Camblesforth, near Selby. It's certainly rural around there, but it's also very flat - basically it's one huge reclaimed flood plain around there, with small dyked rivers weaving about the landscape that the land drains into.

              My girlfriend won't allow us to live anywhere flat - she needs the hills - but so long as you feel safe from potential flooding in the future (if you're planning to stay a few decades) then it's probably a nice quiet area to live. Not too sure what Selby's like for shopping, but it's a good jumping off point for York as well. My grandad used to be station master at Selby railway station before he retired, and after we'd sometimes go on the train to York in the summer holidays.

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              • #8
                Our old Bakery wasn't far from Selby, it was in Knottingley, we didn't live there though (Thank the Lord) lol We supplied breadcakes to Selby.

                I know parts have flooded there near Cawood and we'd need to research first, I just thought you may have some insider info..lol

                Jayne
                http://bowbiz.co.uk
                Commercial Propert and Business Sales.

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                • #9
                  I'm afraid not - but as I plan to be staying put at the house I buy for some time, flooding issues are really acute. We used to live in Hull, and parts of that are 18 foot below sea-level. I actually had problems with home insurance because of that. It also highlighted to me that in the long term, I'm going to have to take flooding risks into account, and generally I'm avoiding flat area, places directly situated by rivers, and general floodplain developments (which seem remarkably common in new builds at present).

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                  • #10
                    We too are being careful, hopefully this will be our last move. I would love a small holding or somewhere with a big garden. I'm a big out door fan, and love watching birds (with feathers), i'd love to be out in the sticks and I would love an art studio away from the house to get messy in.

                    We would be lucky to afford this with prices at the moment, in the areas we want, so would consider anything.

                    Jayne
                    http://bowbiz.co.uk
                    Commercial Propert and Business Sales.

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                    • #11
                      I agree - would love something similar, but unless we see a significant price deflation anytime soon, it's going to remain unaffordable for us, too.

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                      • #12
                        looking in the south

                        I eventually would like a single-story home in the Devonshire area, preferably at Sidmouth. I have always loved that seaside village. It still remains quite quaint.

                        Riggy

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                        • #13
                          I'd love a place around Cornwall to be honest. I love the area, but I haven't started looking seriously yet.

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                          • #14
                            me too!

                            I like something about Cornwall too. I love the seclusion and the totally different way of life down there. One of my cousins retired not too long ago from the Royal Navy and retired with his wife in Cornwall, and they absolutely love it!

                            Riggy

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                            • #15
                              The area between Inverness and Nairn seems to really be hot right now. I was looking at a couple of things up there, and while it used to be a place for a good buy, I'm not seeing that now!

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