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    • JoeEngland
    • By JoeEngland 7th Jul 18, 3:17 PM
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    Good locations for cheaper houses
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    • 7th Jul 18, 3:17 PM
    Good locations for cheaper houses 7th Jul 18 at 3:17 PM
    We're planning to give up work in a couple of years then move to somewhere cheaper to free up some cash from sale of the house. We'll be hoping to get a 3/4 bedroom detached house for around 230-270k in a nice semi-rural area. On our radar so far are Anglesey and some towns inland near Skegness. Any recommendations for other places to consider? We probably wouldn't go much further north than Skegness.
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    • sal_III
    • By sal_III 7th Jul 18, 3:36 PM
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    Spain...

    Seriously if you are looking to retire, why would you want to suffer the god awful weather up north.
    • agrinnall
    • By agrinnall 7th Jul 18, 3:42 PM
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    • 7th Jul 18, 3:42 PM
    I haven't been to Skegness since I went to Butlin's 51 years ago, but I was in Angelsey a couple of weeks ago and there are obvious reason why property is cheaper there.
    • JoeEngland
    • By JoeEngland 7th Jul 18, 3:44 PM
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    I haven't been to Skegness since I went to Butlin's 51 years ago, but I was in Angelsey a couple of weeks ago and there are obvious reason why property is cheaper there.
    Originally posted by agrinnall
    We're off to Anglesey for a long weekend soon as I haven't been there since I was a teenager. What would you say are the reasons why it's cheaper there?
    • JoeEngland
    • By JoeEngland 7th Jul 18, 3:46 PM
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    • 7th Jul 18, 3:46 PM
    Spain...

    Seriously if you are looking to retire, why would you want to suffer the god awful weather up north.
    Originally posted by sal_III
    Spain would be nice but we don't speak Spanish, although we could try and learn that. I'm not sure the missus would fancy being in another country when we get older if I croak it before her.
    • Smodlet
    • By Smodlet 7th Jul 18, 3:47 PM
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    • 7th Jul 18, 3:47 PM
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    Without a clue as to where you are now it is difficult to make suggestions. If in London, the country is probably your oyster.
    What is this life if, sweet wordsmith, we have no time to take the pith?
    Every stew starts with the first onion.
    I took it upon myself to investigate a trifle; it had custard, jelly, soggy sponge things...
    • JoeEngland
    • By JoeEngland 7th Jul 18, 4:03 PM
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    • 7th Jul 18, 4:03 PM
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    • 7th Jul 18, 4:03 PM
    Without a clue as to where you are now it is difficult to make suggestions. If in London, the country is probably your oyster.
    Originally posted by Smodlet
    In the south-west of England. Our house is probably worth around 320-330k and we're mortgage free.
    • Smodlet
    • By Smodlet 7th Jul 18, 5:04 PM
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    • 7th Jul 18, 5:04 PM
    In that case, if you are considering inland from Skegness, how about looking further south? South Lincs, North Cambs, those kind of places. There are some beautiful villages within ten miles of Peterborough, for instance, where you would have easy access to facilities without actually having to live in a town or city.

    No idea whether you favour character properties, new builds or somewhere in between, really rural or edge of village/country town... How do you feel about proximity to main roads or railway lines?

    To give you a vague idea of what you could get using my "within 20 miles of Spalding" (to be a bit more rural) search:

    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-74097878.html
    Probably not rural enough

    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-54818892.html
    Slightly over budget but might be open to offers

    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-65997703.html
    On a main road

    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-72613880.html
    Power lines overhead, on a B road.

    Anything of the slightest interest there?


    Other end of budget:

    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-71949470.html

    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-73774496.html

    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-62048824.html
    Am I getting warm?

    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-74304425.html


    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-65008066.html
    Scope for updating.

    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-65141455.html
    Hope you like beams.

    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-51080466.html

    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-50213994.html

    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-53620224.html

    Good hunting, wherever you decide to look. Apologies for getting carried away.
    Last edited by Smodlet; 07-07-2018 at 5:27 PM.
    What is this life if, sweet wordsmith, we have no time to take the pith?
    Every stew starts with the first onion.
    I took it upon myself to investigate a trifle; it had custard, jelly, soggy sponge things...
    • MysteryMe
    • By MysteryMe 7th Jul 18, 5:05 PM
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    • 7th Jul 18, 5:05 PM
    I like the area around the Lincolnshire wolds, there are some lovely market towns. I'm not sure on house prices though.
    • Smodlet
    • By Smodlet 7th Jul 18, 5:12 PM
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    I like the area around the Lincolnshire wolds, there are some lovely market towns. I'm not sure on house prices though.
    Originally posted by MysteryMe
    OH would love a bit of Wold... When we win the lottery, for sure.
    What is this life if, sweet wordsmith, we have no time to take the pith?
    Every stew starts with the first onion.
    I took it upon myself to investigate a trifle; it had custard, jelly, soggy sponge things...
    • JoeEngland
    • By JoeEngland 7th Jul 18, 5:50 PM
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    In that case, if you are considering inland from Skegness, how about looking further south? South Lincs, North Cambs, those kind of places. There are some beautiful villages within ten miles of Peterborough, for instance, where you would have easy access to facilities without actually having to live in a town or city.

    No idea whether you favour character properties, new builds or somewhere in between, really rural or edge of village/country town... How do you feel about proximity to main roads or railway lines?

    To give you a vague idea of what you could get using my "within 20 miles of Spalding" (to be a bit more rural) search:

    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-74097878.html
    Probably not rural enough

    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-54818892.html
    Slightly over budget but might be open to offers

    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-65997703.html
    On a main road

    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-72613880.html
    Power lines overhead, on a B road.

    Anything of the slightest interest there?


    Other end of budget:

    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-71949470.html

    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-73774496.html

    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-62048824.html
    Am I getting warm?

    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-74304425.html


    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-65008066.html
    Scope for updating.

    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-65141455.html
    Hope you like beams.

    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-51080466.html

    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-50213994.html

    https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-53620224.html

    Good hunting, wherever you decide to look. Apologies for getting carried away.
    Originally posted by Smodlet
    Thanks for that, I prefer plenty of ideas to look into!
    • kingstreet
    • By kingstreet 7th Jul 18, 6:07 PM
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    Spain would be nice but we don't speak Spanish, although we could try and learn that.
    Originally posted by JoeEngland
    Ahora, estoy estudiando espanol por la noche. Es facil y tengo cinquenta y dos anos! Tambien me gusteria vivir en Espana.
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    • Grumpelstiltskin
    • By Grumpelstiltskin 7th Jul 18, 6:24 PM
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    Look in the area around Newark on Trent.

    Main East Coast rail line A 1 .
    • knightstyle
    • By knightstyle 7th Jul 18, 6:27 PM
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    +1 for Newark and a bit further down Grantham. How near the coast do you want to be? Nottinghamshire has several nice places to live.
    • Mardle
    • By Mardle 7th Jul 18, 6:27 PM
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    Have a look at the area around Louth, Lincolnshire. It's a lovely market town with a cinema, theatre, leisure centre, a great selection of independent shops & a small hospital.
    • gozaimasu
    • By gozaimasu 7th Jul 18, 6:36 PM
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    +1 for Newark and a bit further down Grantham. How near the coast do you want to be? Nottinghamshire has several nice places to live.
    Originally posted by knightstyle

    Newark smells weird. I thought it smelled like Bovril? Ensure you're downwind of whatever factory is pumping that out.
    Forum etiquette - Be nice to all moneysavers.
    • waamo
    • By waamo 7th Jul 18, 6:42 PM
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    Spain would be nice but we don't speak Spanish, although we could try and learn that. I'm not sure the missus would fancy being in another country when we get older if I croak it before her.
    Originally posted by JoeEngland
    Everybody speaks English these days.
    This space for hire.
    • Grumpelstiltskin
    • By Grumpelstiltskin 7th Jul 18, 7:07 PM
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    Newark smells weird. I thought it smelled like Bovril? Ensure you're downwind of whatever factory is pumping that out.
    Originally posted by gozaimasu
    It's the Sugar factory that you can smell. not that bad.
    • JoeEngland
    • By JoeEngland 7th Jul 18, 7:31 PM
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    +1 for Newark and a bit further down Grantham. How near the coast do you want to be? Nottinghamshire has several nice places to live.
    Originally posted by knightstyle
    Would like to be as near to the coast as possible.
    • gozaimasu
    • By gozaimasu 7th Jul 18, 7:36 PM
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    Would like to be as near to the coast as possible.
    Originally posted by JoeEngland

    What about King's Lynn?
    Forum etiquette - Be nice to all moneysavers.
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