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Author Topic: Best place to live in the UK  (Read 1292 times)

Roseneath

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Re: Best place to live in the UK
« Reply #15 on: September 15, 2018, 01:45:52 PM »

We need somewhere that is busy with tourists for a good 6+ months a year...we like living near / in countryside but at the moment are a good 3 hours away from a decent (>50,000) sized town.  It has been great when the kids were little but now nearing teens we fear they will miss out on a lot of opportunities (they are still scared of escalators and lifts as there are none in the town, there aren't the choice of clubs/sports facilities etc). If we lived an hour from a city we could at least do a day trip there.  I have been a bit of a nomad my whole life living in 5 places before here but feel the need for roots for the kids sake now.
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QueenOfCamelot

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Re: Best place to live in the UK
« Reply #16 on: September 15, 2018, 03:56:14 PM »

Cardiff is pretty nice, I live close and want to move there once.  I have since changed my mind because all my family are from there and they've all now passed away so for me, emotionally, it's like one giant memorial park but it's a lovely city.
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CLKD

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Re: Best place to live in the UK
« Reply #17 on: September 15, 2018, 04:47:25 PM »

We didn't see many escalators.  We lived 7 miles from the nearest town.  1 bus every couple of hours.  We survived.   If we needed to go anywhere we had to cycle.

Do you plan to continue with your business Roseneath? 

Ross on Wye is nice.  Close to the Welsh Marches and Hay ........
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shrosphirelass

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Re: Best place to live in the UK
« Reply #18 on: September 15, 2018, 08:03:14 PM »

Shropshire has many areas of beautiful countryside. It has relatively little traffic and you can access the West Midlands via the M54. Birmingham is within an hours drive or train ride.

Ironbridge (with it's world famous Ironbridge and being the heart of the Industrial Revolution and is very attractive) has tourists all year round Shrewsbury and Bridgnorth are popular too.

Ironbridge is quiet, but Shrewsbury is the County town.
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CLKD

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Re: Best place to live in the UK
« Reply #19 on: September 15, 2018, 08:04:53 PM »

Ironbridge is pricey though, we had a lovely long weekend there in around 2006.  Where wouldn't you want to live?
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QueenOfCamelot

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Re: Best place to live in the UK
« Reply #20 on: September 15, 2018, 08:59:54 PM »

Glastonbury is nice if you like peace and quiet, Liverpool is great if you like busy.   Depends on what you want.
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shrosphirelass

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Re: Best place to live in the UK
« Reply #21 on: September 16, 2018, 03:26:21 PM »

Ironbridge is pricey though, we had a lovely long weekend there in around 2006.  Where wouldn't you want to live?

House prices are fairly low anywhere in Shropshire. particularly Telford though Ironbridge is probably a bit more expensive as it's  very attractive and a tourist trap
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Roseneath

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Re: Best place to live in the UK
« Reply #22 on: September 17, 2018, 08:17:26 PM »

Thanks for your suggestions ladies. Shrewsbury is on the list but I hadn't thought of the Iron Bridge area.  Yes I agree Ross on Wye looks lovely. We just need to get rid of this place first! Spent hours making the place tidy for a viewing today. Waste of time...they want a place to turn into a doggie hotel and also had a dozen dogs of their own. You would need a place with a good bit of land. Back to the drawing board.
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jillydoll

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Re: Best place to live in the UK
« Reply #23 on: September 17, 2018, 09:03:07 PM »

Oh, bad luck Roseneath.
Better luck next time, im sure someone will come along soon.
Are you out in the sticks? Youíre in Scotland arenít you?
We went to Drumnadroit? Donít know if thatís right spelling, we stayed in someoneís
lodge for a long weekend, Inverness, it was beautiful, and that was November time.
Bloody cold, but lovely, my OH, would love to move up there, but I worry that when one of us ends up on our own, itíll be horrible being so far away from our sons.

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shrosphirelass

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Re: Best place to live in the UK
« Reply #24 on: September 18, 2018, 07:09:13 PM »

Thanks for your suggestions ladies. Shrewsbury is on the list but I hadn't thought of the Iron Bridge area.  Yes I agree Ross on Wye looks lovely. We just need to get rid of this place first! Spent hours making the place tidy for a viewing today. Waste of time...they want a place to turn into a doggie hotel and also had a dozen dogs of their own. You would need a place with a good bit of land. Back to the drawing board.

Fingers crossed you'll get some serious potential buyers soon
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CLKD

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Re: Best place to live in the UK
« Reply #25 on: September 18, 2018, 10:03:00 PM »

Is that what they told you?  In which case your Estate Agent is wasting your time.  Most people look on 'right move' etc. and get an idea of what is on offer and if they wanted land that you don't own ......... [we are thinking of changing the Agent we are using; long story short]

Ironbridge is costly.  I've looked  :D.  We stayed in a lovely Georgian house with a huge wisteria across the front, cat would see me at the bedroom window, leave her cushion in the conservatory and climb the wisteria into our room  :catscratch:  :-*
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Re: Best place to live in the UK
« Reply #26 on: September 19, 2018, 09:20:10 AM »

House prices are all relative according to where you are moving from.  For us Ironbridge looks very reasonably priced.

Suffolk and Wiltshire are on our list.  Both have cheaper prices than our area.
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CLKD

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Re: Best place to live in the UK
« Reply #27 on: September 19, 2018, 10:35:22 AM »

I'm selling a property in the Fens  ;D - needs dragging into the 21st century but ready to live in  ;)

I actually like visiting there as we haven't much furniture etc. .............. 'dressed' to sell.  It isn't a place that I would return to willingly!
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Roseneath

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Re: Best place to live in the UK
« Reply #28 on: September 19, 2018, 10:57:39 AM »

We have learnt. Places that are nice to go on holiday may be very different if you live there. Also what suits when you have no kids/young kids may not when you have bigger kids. I have always lived places where houses sell in weeks if not months so this came as a bit of a jolt. It's a lovely house, great business and on at slightly under what three state agency recommended. We have been living on hold for three years. It is mentally draining!
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CLKD

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Re: Best place to live in the UK
« Reply #29 on: September 19, 2018, 01:13:35 PM »

Of course it is draining.  Must it be sold as a going concern?
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