Wednesday, 17 June 2009

One down,one to go.

My search for a new house in England is finally over and not a moment too soon. The house is bigger than I wanted but does have land and more importantly cottages,coach house and gate lodge in need of major restoration. The house seems to date from late 1700's with a mid Victorian addition complete with lots of architectural mysteries to solve....all in all a fantastic place with enough work to keep the chaps and I busy for several years to come,something that I will heavily blog once the legal stuff is finished and I get to start work.Now I just have to find a suitable Californian property,negotiate as good a deal as we did here and I can happily work away till I drop...lovely stuff!

16 comments:

Tea Time Consultants said...

Thud, love the photo on your possible 1700's project. Please do keep blogging in regard to the progress shots. I have been in constuction over 35 years and just love the before and after pictures.

Thud said...

TTC....I'll cover in detail I hope plus it helps with problems that will no doubt arise as it is 5 years since my last major renovation.

James Higham said...

New house in England or a house in New England?

Thud said...

James...The Wirral!

monkey said...

i have a vision, vines on the right Cab in the green house and a neighbour that will help you drink the produce.

Question, are there any fruit trees?

Thud said...

Guess who isn't going to have any free weekends the next few years?...you!....20+ fruit trees at last count and I have another dozen on order.....as for the vines ...I can't wait.

Anonymous said...

Let's get this straight I only found this place and didn't pick it,therefore if things don't go right in your estimated 7 years to get things straight then please don't take my name in vain :-),your on,been past a few times this week it looks a bit forlorn and sad ,I think it needs a couple of little terrors running around it to liven it up,Monkey, Thud has a neighbour with a lot of cows and horses but others are bit further away,still waiting to see that sign taken down.
So you have the gatehouse as well,nice one it all fits in as one place,the place at one time 1988 I think had a Lord Lieutenant of Merseyside ensconced in it,so it must have had quite a few other names in it's history.

Thud said...

Anon...I'll post when all the legal stuff is over and we can fix up a visit...you will laugh when you see the work that needs doing.It's a fascinating place no doubt,I'm meeting the lever estate manager next week to get more info.

Lord Roby said...

Does this mean we have even more quaffing to endure? The word verification, spookily is Lucky Bar -Steward! So if you are looking for someone to manage your wine cellar;look no further!

Vinogirl said...

Can you fix it?
Yes, you can!

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Anonymous said...

This

High Sherrif of Merseyside
1988–1989: Lieutenant Colonel Francis John Kevin Williams, CBE, TD, DL, of '',, Wirral.

Other thing was withdrawn.

Thud said...

Anon..PP was put in by estate agents as that corner is a bit dodgy..will have to give it some consideration...will check up on the chap in question.

Anonymous said...

Put a comment just before and it disappeared,the person who planned that must be the Wirral Borough Engineer no idea how to plan for safety,sense or design,kids and crossing paddock don't mix,one way in/out good,two ways 50:50 chance.

DirtCrashr said...

That looks awfully nice! Room or a shooting range? Bulldoze up a berm at 100-yards and you're good to go!

Thud said...

I have a sneaking suspicion the good lady wife will be applying for a shotgun license plus my longbow yearnings will get a work out.