Recently, on a forum, we read about folks looking at on-line estate agents particulars and dreaming of owning impossible properties. We do this too. Most of the forum posts talked of huge houses but we dream of properties we could well afford but living a life we cannot quite grasp (yet!). Here’s one we have been dreaming about for months:
A secluded character cottage standing in approximately 6.75 acres of grounds in a most rural and idyllic setting. The property provides great potential for a self-sufficient lifestyle with ample space to grow your own produce and plenty of standing timber on the grounds. The accommodation briefly comprises; living room, study/snug, kitchen/breakfast room, garden room, bathroom, three first floor bedrooms and an attached outbuilding with great potential. The cottage is surrounded by a pretty garden with a wild flower meadow located to the front with a large part of the ground including woodland to the rear. The idyllic setting is greatly enhanced by streams which border two sides of the grounds and one includes a small water fall.
To think that in 2014 you can still buy an isolated property in crowded Great Britain with a stream water supply and no electricity for the price of a London garage. The bedroom looks like it slipped through time from the 1950’s. How perfect.
Today when I looked for the house on the internet to write this post it wasn’t there. It has been bought and so we are sad and glad in equal measure. We are sure someone will treat this beautiful cottage, this slice of the past, this idyllic retreat from modern life, with respect.