House sold,funds banked,now just the open road!

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  1. JOHNSTEY

    JOHNSTEY Read Only Funster

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    Moved out of our house today after spending the past week 'thining' the contents of a four bedroom house with a very full double garage into a 150sq ft store! Now sitting on a campsite not far from home resting with a nice glass of Lussac St Emillion with the whole of the rest of our lives before us wondering where we might settle eventually! Not a bad problem to have.
    Criteria - Must have direct flights to Edinburgh, be warmer than Scotland (not too difficult!), have a good mix of things to do and see, a sense of community and history.
    So far we are off to look at Suffolk (where I spent my childhood), East Cornwall (we like Looe), Bordeaux area (within about an hour of the airport) and Malaga (within an hour of airport into the Alpuharas)
    We are spending the next six months looking at these areas, have any Funsters any other suggestions? Looking forward to see what else comes up!:thumb:
     
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  2. bryandh

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    Congratulations and very best wishes in your search. Been there, done it ten years ago and absolutely no regrets. If you get to Malaga, give us a shout and we'll buy you glass or two of Rioja.

    Safe travels


    Regards, Bryan
     
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  3. Jez and Lin

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    Try Yorkshire, great place to live & great value for money( don't tell everyone though!). Nice problem to have, we will be in a similar place in 2 months time - best of luck :thumb:
     
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    All the best for the future well done and admire your balls
     
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  5. chaser

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    The algarve for meif I was in your position, nice and warm in winter, cheap flights. At faro
     
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    Follow your nose south and find your dream
     
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  7. JOHNSTEY

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    We have been a couple of times but although it has the weather and access it doesn't have the depth of history and is a bit over developed for our taste.Great for a visit but not to live for us!Thanks:thumb:
     
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    Many Congratulations, it isnt an easy decision to make, we are at the crossroads at this very moment.. should we sell up or not.... it is hard to choose where to lay some roots as certain needs must be met ie insurance / mail etc

    I am sure with the help of our fellow funster's some ideas will come together and a great plan will emerge

    Wishing you a wonderful new adventure:thumb:


    John n Kath x
     
  9. JOHNSTEY

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    We have helped one of our sons with a deposit for a flat and will make this our UK address for insurance and mail etc until we 'root' somehwere!:thumb:
     
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    Heading south end up in Kent "the Garden of England" where history started, easy acess to France channel crossings, and airports galore Gatwick, Heathrow, Manston,London airport, plus all the hype about building new one thames eastry. retirement homes around coastal area`s just in case you decide to pack it in after all those years. list can go on.
    Happy travels whatever you decide be well and enjoy.:thumb:
     
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  11. gillnphil

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    suffolk coastal car parks

    Good luck with your quest. When in Suffolk, go into Aldeburgh, or Woodbridge information shop and ask for a coastal car park pass, its great value at £10 for a week and you can park overnight at Sizewell. Cheapest holiday we ever had last year.
    Regards Phil
     
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  12. JOHNSTEY

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    Good call and one area well worth further looking at but for value for money we might be better in the Pas de Calais.:RollEyes:
     
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    Yes they are a fine pair , he showed me. :Laughing:


    Oh well done Johnstey and good luck....

    Me? in your position, it would be a value for money property, small, good GP access close enough to walk to a shop, big enough to get a van on the drive. I love Cheshire, but it's not always as warm as today!!!!
     
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    Norfolk is a really nice county with plenty of history and loads to do , I believe flybe do flights from Norwich airport to Edinburgh ,
     
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    Hmm, I don't seem to able to see that particular photo......

    But good luck in your search. You are a bit ahead if us, we are both retired early ( me in a week) and itching to sell our house in Kent and see where life takes us. An old farmhouse in France, if we manage to find the right one.
    Allan
     
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    Correction.

    You are at home.

    Best of luck with the rest of your lives.
     
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  17. JOHNSTEY

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    Ha Ha..............the problem you will have then is where in France?..it's a big country to get your head around (never mind your body!) Bonne chance:thumb::thumb:
     
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  18. JOHNSTEY

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    Well spotted that man!:thumb:
     
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    did it 20 odd years ago but still looking !!!!!:secret: the traveling becomes a way of life . still got places to check out . :Wink: stan
     
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    Very brave. Good luck with your new venture.

    Lin
     
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