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Fee



Joined: 21 Mar 2005
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Location: Surrey Heath
PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 16 4:44 am    Post subject: The big move, looking for property with land  Reply with quote    

Hello! Nice to be back, still not great browsing from my phone, but I'll cope, I'm back on the PC a bit more these days

We are looking to move back North to get a bit of land and more house space to accommodate our Willow's growing needs, our 3-bed in Hampshire just isn't big enough in the long run for through-floor lifts, hoists and all that extra equipment. And for the same approximate price of our house, we can have a house with a little land in Derbyshire/Staffordshire/South Yorkshire, which is where we are looking at the moment, though nowhere is out of the question, it's about being commutable to work for HT.

Happytechie needs to find work first, I've been researching areas who have decent provision for disabled children, good special schools have been my focus because a good school will ensure other therapists are on the ball.

Arthur is going to have a year off school, if that works for us all then we will carry on and home school permanently.

It's a big scary thing to do, we've lived in Hampshire/Surrey our whole adult lives since University, about 16 years, but it feels right, especially while the kids are young (5 and 3).

I'm addicted to property websites at the moment, not that I can do anything until employment is sorted!

I've also got a little idea about setting up a retreat for families with disabled children, on the land, an accessible yurt (with hoists), little accessible playground and a few other bits. Non-profit.

I'm also trying to get our house in order, making my way through each room, gutting it out, sanding, painting, making good, before getting an estate agent round to value it, so I'm going on other houses in the area, of which there aren't many, there's a big shortage of houses like ours, they fly off the market at silly prices.

Anyway, nice to be back now my focus in life isn't on nappies and nipples. Finally, the dream of actually downsizing seems within our reach and it's bloody exciting!

sean
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Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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Location: North Devon
PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 16 6:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Good luck.

gz



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Location: Ayrshire, Scotland
PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 16 8:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

All the Best

joanne



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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Location: Morecambe, Lancashire
PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 16 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Lots of IT work around Leeds, Bristol and Manchester, also further north in Scotland remarkably!

There is a massive project with the DWP in Blackpool that they are actively recruiting for at the moment and seem to be struggling to find people for. Not sure what HT's specialism is in but there is loads out there. http://www.cwjobs.co.uk/JobSearch/JobDetails.aspx?JobId=65099759&s=header&sp=%2FJobSearch%2FResults.aspx&Keywords=java&LTxt=LA1%2C+Lancaster&Radius=30

Not all of the property agents that specialise in larger properties with land are on places like RightMove,


Take a look at Richard Turner and Son, despite the terrible website! http://www.rturner.co.uk

Armistead Barnett http://www.abarnett.co.uk/

SandraR



Joined: 22 Oct 2006
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Location: Devon
PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 16 10:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Very exciting !! wishing you all, all the very best

dpack



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 16 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

best wishes for a good move,
derbyshire is nice but a bit expensive,south yorks is quite mixed with some very nice parts and surprisingly good health care.i dont know much about staffs.

the railway engineers based in york are often looking for it skills but york is quite expensive and health care is a bit patchy.

west yorks has the advantage of being near leeds and manchester,middle priced for house with a bit of land since the horsey market is less than it was.the best bits can have rather wild weather.

sean
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 16 4:24 pm    Post subject: Re: The big move, looking for property with land Reply with quote    

Fee wrote:
... Non-profit...


*Always* aim to make a profit. You can plough it back into extra facilities/subsidies for less-well-off clients or whatever.

Nick



Joined: 02 Nov 2004
Posts: 33627
Location: Hereford
PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 16 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Indeed. Profit is one of the costs of doing business.

feathersandfibre



Joined: 25 Dec 2013
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 16 7:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Hi, we are in the same position at the moment, although looking in our local area rather than further afield. We are doing finishing touches to our current place ready to get the estate agents in and obsessively checking right move for new properties on the market with a few acres! Good luck with the search.

Fee



Joined: 21 Mar 2005
Posts: 15801
Location: Surrey Heath
PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 16 9:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Thanks guys!

Some great info there too, will look into the DWP jobs for ht, Jo, he's a software development manager.

Blackpool feels too far North, bit too close to my family in r Lakes really There's good and bad to that!

Fee



Joined: 21 Mar 2005
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Location: Surrey Heath
PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 16 11:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

feathersandfibre wrote:
Hi, we are in the same position at the moment, although looking in our local area rather than further afield. We are doing finishing touches to our current place ready to get the estate agents in and obsessively checking right move for new properties on the market with a few acres! Good luck with the search.


We're probably looking at the same properties

Good luck in your search, sounds like you're a bit further ahead than us.

tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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Location: Essex
PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 16 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Wotcha Fee, nice to see you back

BahamaMama



Joined: 21 Sep 2006
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Location: Away with the fairies
PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 16 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Hi Fee

Take a look at this :-
http://www.ckdgalbraith.co.uk/property/str150117-lot-1-sheriffyards-house-coalsnaughton-tillicoultry-clackmannanshire-fk13-6nb

We very nearly bought it but for complicated reasons we did not. Funnily we had the same idea of yurts etc. It is not without its challenges but would be a dream for someone.

Fee



Joined: 21 Mar 2005
Posts: 15801
Location: Surrey Heath
PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 16 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

tahir wrote:
Wotcha Fee, nice to see you back


Nice to be back

Fee



Joined: 21 Mar 2005
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Location: Surrey Heath
PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 16 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

BahamaMama wrote:
Hi Fee

Take a look at this :-
http://www.ckdgalbraith.co.uk/property/str150117-lot-1-sheriffyards-house-coalsnaughton-tillicoultry-clackmannanshire-fk13-6nb

We very nearly bought it but for complicated reasons we did not. Funnily we had the same idea of yurts etc. It is not without its challenges but would be a dream for someone.


Beautiful but way too far North for us

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