Neil and I went on a fairly impromptu adventure down to Cornwall yesterday to look at three new home possibilities. Four hours down, four hours back and a bunch of wandering around the country roads between was worth it. The picture above shows the back garden view of one of the houses we saw – that’s the Atlantic ocean about a mile away. Walking distance to a beach. And cliffs.
The house itself is really something too, and we’ve emailed our interest to the estate agent.
Here’s the crazy bit… For a hundred pounds less in rent per month than what we pay for a fair condition three bedroom 1960’s purpose-built city flat in Maidenhead, we can get a 4/5 bed detached house near the sea. With solar water heating, under-floor heat, and 2.5 baths. And other details that would make this sound like a brochure… the point is that living within easy distance of London (our case is 40 minutes by train) is not worth it for us anymore. We don’t need London for work so it’s time to leave its outskirts and expenses behind.
Hell, I may even learn to surf.