Where Would You Like to Live in the UK

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Where Would You Like to Live in the UK

Postby EastBrisHammer on Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:06 pm

Where would you like to live in the UK if you had a budget of £1m for property?

Scenario 1) You still have to work, commute, etc. So you have to take into consideration job availability, etc.
Scenario 2) You can give up work. You still have to consider schools, etc. if you have kids.

For me:
1) Somewhere in Bristol in one of the leafy suburbs.
2) Dorset or Sussex countryside. Or maybe even London depending on what the £1m gets me.
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Re: Where Would You Like to Live in the UK

Postby jevs on Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:13 pm

I'd buy a bigger house right here in my home town of Lewes, East Sussex. All my mates are here, my family are here and we have 18 pubs!!!! We're 20 minutes from the sea, 15 minutes from Newhaven (ferry to Dieppe), an hour from London on the mainline rail service, 40 minutes drive from Gatwick yet we're at the foot of the south downs and we have loads of sleepy villages with quaint little pubs. If that wasn't enough, Lewes has the biggest bonfire night celebrations in the UK.
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Re: Where Would You Like to Live in the UK

Postby woodgreenspur on Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:14 pm

Either where i live now (Bounds Green) or Clerkenwell.
I'm not totally fed up with London ,just yet.

If i had to leave,an English village somewhere (Herts,Essex,Bucks) or The Antrim/county Down countryside.
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Re: Where Would You Like to Live in the UK

Postby woodgreenspur on Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:15 pm

jevs wrote:I'd buy a bigger house right here in my home town of Lewes, East Sussex. All my mates are here, my family are here and we have 18 pubs!!!! We're 20 minutes from the sea, 15 minutes from Newhaven (ferry to Dieppe), an hour from London on the mainline rail service, 40 minutes drive from Gatwick yet we're at the foot of the south downs and we have loads of sleepy villages with quaint little pubs. If that wasn't enough, Lewes has the biggest bonfire night celebrations in the UK.

That's on my bucket list.Really want to go one year :)
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Re: Where Would You Like to Live in the UK

Postby pablo jaye on Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:32 pm

jevs wrote:I'd buy a bigger house right here in my home town of Lewes, East Sussex. All my mates are here, my family are here and we have 18 pubs!!!! We're 20 minutes from the sea, 15 minutes from Newhaven (ferry to Dieppe), an hour from London on the mainline rail service, 40 minutes drive from Gatwick yet we're at the foot of the south downs and we have loads of sleepy villages with quaint little pubs. If that wasn't enough, Lewes has the biggest bonfire night celebrations in the UK.


Jevs - are you on commission from the Lewes Tourist Board .... impressive sell, I think we'll all be moving there!! :thup:

As for where I'd move, Dorset is a wonderful place, and I've always wanted to move nearer the sea - I like Porlock Wier, Bexhill, Brighton and Port St Mary on the Isle of Man. Also having spent some time living in West Yorkshire, Leeds and the surrounding countryside is a contender too!! However, apart from proximity to the sea, where I am in Basingstoke has all the other qualities of Lewes.
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Re: Where Would You Like to Live in the UK

Postby DasNutNock on Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:33 pm

F*cking miles away from other people. Cumbria, maybe? Seems pretty remote there.
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Re: Where Would You Like to Live in the UK

Postby fmgod on Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:42 pm

1.Upminster, nice area, C2C, district line, still near things
2.Reigate or Oxted in Surrey
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Re: Where Would You Like to Live in the UK

Postby Happyhammer52 on Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:45 pm

Must admit, being the age of 26 I have been quite lucky living where I have in life.

Inverness to begin with, spending my early years, and teens there.

Moving to Sidcup, in my early twenties, having London on the doorstep.

Just bought a place in Horsham now, close to work, close to Brighton, less than a hour to London on the train. Near Gatwick. Got the South Downs virtually on my doorstep.

Don't think I would move anywhere else at the moment, it works perfectly for everything in my life.

If I didn't have work, I reckon possibly somewhere like the New Forest.
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Re: Where Would You Like to Live in the UK

Postby BromleyHammer on Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:53 pm

Bath or somewhere in the Cotswolds
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Re: Where Would You Like to Live in the UK

Postby Rio on Wed Aug 02, 2017 4:20 pm

1) One of the houses overlooking the river or docks in Greenwich or near Excel. Theres something living near water that appeals to me
2) Southwold
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Re: Where Would You Like to Live in the UK

Postby cockney farmer on Wed Aug 02, 2017 4:40 pm

Going to pitch in with Exeter , largish cathedral county capital (that's for the Plymouth lot) city with cosmopolitan feel , quayside and centre , 8 miles from beach , 15 from Moors , lowish crime M5 / 303 to London , train to Padd , 2 hrs , hour longer but cheaper into Waterloo , Regional airport to Europe and beyond and 50 mins to London city .


Yep , don't tell everyone .
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Re: Where Would You Like to Live in the UK

Postby Johnny Byrne's Boots on Wed Aug 02, 2017 5:03 pm

Either somewhere on the edge of the New Forest, Woodfalls or Redlynch maybe or out Dartmoor way Ashburton or Buckfastleigh.

As long as there's a non-snooty golf club* within a few miles.

*They do exist, honest.
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Re: Where Would You Like to Live in the UK

Postby hammerdivone on Wed Aug 02, 2017 5:57 pm

DasNutNock wrote:F*cking miles away from other people. Cumbria, maybe? Seems pretty remote there.


You've clearly not been there in the height of summer then?
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Re: Where Would You Like to Live in the UK

Postby Monkeybubbles on Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:04 pm

I like it here in Brighton very much, but I really want to shuffle the few miles over to Lewes so that I can park next to Jevs.
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Re: Where Would You Like to Live in the UK

Postby The Difference on Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:20 pm

fmgod wrote:1.Upminster, nice area, C2C, district line, still near things
2.Reigate or Oxted in Surrey


Grew up in Reigate. Oxted might as well be the dark side of the moon.
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Re: Where Would You Like to Live in the UK

Postby Iron-worx on Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:21 pm

The whole of the south east is too overpopulated for me and I do intend to move to somewhere less bustling. Only needing to be about for my old Dad is preventing me from doing it right now.

I haven't got anywhere definite in mind but I'm thinking in terms of the west country.
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Re: Where Would You Like to Live in the UK

Postby lewisham-mer on Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:26 pm

Ultimate ideal would be a lovely remote lighthouse, far far away from civilisation, just me and my dog.


Or second choice , I'd like a nice little place in Dymchurch, on the Kent coast.
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Re: Where Would You Like to Live in the UK

Postby prophet:marginal on Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:39 pm

Abereiddy, Pembrokeshire.
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Re: Where Would You Like to Live in the UK

Postby DasNutNock on Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:44 pm

hammerdivone wrote:You've clearly not been there in the height of summer then?


I have not. So where then? Herefordshire?
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Re: Where Would You Like to Live in the UK

Postby Greatest Cockney Rip Off on Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:50 pm

1) Maidstone or the surrounding areas. Really like it here, although living on the set of Shameless isn't the greatest.

2). Cornwall. Probably north Cornwall, Boscastle or somewhere.
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