I am sure some of you remember me posting about the house I rent being repossessed because the landlord did not pay the mortgage on the property .... well I received some great news ... a house I applied for a few miles down the road (8 minute drive!!) from where we are now and YES we actually got accepted as the new tenants!!!
Since I found out last October/November that we had to move from here, I managed to get an 8 week guarantee, particularly over the Christmas Period, that we would not be 'bothered' by the bank who have taken over the property and they would be out early January to measure/market/put up the For Sale sign. In the mean time I have been looking for properties but all the houses that were big enough for us to move into in the area I was told 'NO!' by the owners of the property because 'we would wreck the house' ... In other words because I have 7 children they thought we would destroy the house therefore they refused to let us look around!!
Then I was shown this property by a friend ....
We are totally delighted!!!
|This is the back of the house|
|Front door and side view of the house|
Gates to keep the children in the garden and away from the road
The new house is a little distance into the Countryside BUT:-
- It is big enough for us all
- The children can still use the same school bus that they do now
- Has lovely gardens
- No busy road at the back, front or side of us like we do now
- The children cannot get near a busy road like they can now when playing out
There is so much room within the house as it has been built to be very spacious and each of the rooms are 'away' from each other .... in other words we will not be on top of each other!! Space, space, space!!
The kitchen is enormous ....
|The part of the kitchen|
The only disadvantage is that their father cannot walk to our home once every 2 weeks to collect the children!! I have hunted down every property that would accommodate the size of the family and but the owner of this property has said 'NO' ... Nothing much I can do about it. I was given 1 sort of yes by a letting agency for a house an hours drive away but that would have been a change of schools for the children and that's no good at all so i decided to hang on as much as I could .... so glad I did now!!
So its an 8 minute drive or an hour drive with a total change of schools etc. I think the 8 minute drive cannot and should not be complained about lol!! The children just love the look of this house!! Just as well since the contracts are sorted and verbal 'yeses' have been said!!! I will take then down either tomorrow or Saturday for a look around :)
We cannot wait ... a lovely fresh start to 2014. Nothing could be better!! Just look at this view, there is no better place than the countryside :) Fantastic place for my kiddies!!
|The view from our back door|
|Part of our garden|
Well its the early hours of the morning and I must get to bed!!
Bye for now