Dreaming Of The Ideal Family Home

I don’t know about your readers but I am forever browsing property online through Internet estate agents.

I lust over certain areas in Brighton, search then and then look again in far flung places. My ideal is a beach house in Cornwall. It seems a lot more reasonably priced compared to Brighton thats for sure and with a sure fire win of a sandy beach too. Don’t get me wrong we love Brighton and part of our intention to stay where we are for a few more years is because we are lucky enough to still have a disposable income and I can work flexibly around the school run.

But dreaming of that ideal family home with enough bedrooms and a lovely large garden has me comparing prices and daydreaming of colour schemes!

My musts for the next move are:

A house rather than a flat – We are currently the middle of 3 floors and I would ideally like them to be all ours rather than a sandwich. Although I am sure i won’t enjoy the heating bill as much.

A garden – one where we can entertain and the kids can play, maybe enough space to have a granny apartment for family that would like to stay

An extra bedroom – this would mean everyone has their own bedroom and I think this is essential for privacy as the kids get older.

Being near the sea – so we are 30 minutes walk from the sea now and we do have a slight sea view but I would love to be a short walk to the seaside.

I am not sure what style I would look at whether new build or a more traditional look, I think its more about the inside then the outside, living in a flat has made me not worry so much about outside appearance but I can see me heading to a more Georgian look with a modern interior.

Do you dream about moving? Where and what would be your dream house?


Manic Mama of 3, wife of shouty singer Gav, blog writer, stationery obsessive, bed jumper, Brighton based social media consultant and semi-pro juggler of it all!

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