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Aside from my promises of properties near good transport links here are a couple of properties in Purbeck which is a very desirable area.

1. Grade 2 listed:

Any thoughts, questions, concerns.

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-...-18637089.html

2. Leasehold flat, no terms given.

I always feel like I've lobbed a grenade into a room when I post leaseholds.

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-...-32906579.html

No garden just a parking space, so good for your second home.

Could be a second home and upstairs could be a holiday home. EEK!

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We also have to consider services and Hospital and A&E, right aries?
Very true, no good buying a place in a marvellous country setting if important services are not easily available.

Until a year ago my brother and his wife lived in a beautiful converted barn, but every service they needed was at least 8 miles away, they didn't even have a village store. At least they had two cars. Some years ago I became ill just days after arriving there, and their nearest hospital said it would be quicker for my brother to drive me than to send an ambulance.
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Aside from my promises of properties near good transport links here are a couple of properties in Purbeck which is a very desirable area.

1. Grade 2 listed:

Any thoughts, questions, concerns.

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-...-18637089.html

2. Leasehold flat, no terms given.

I always feel like I've lobbed a grenade into a room when I post leaseholds.

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-...-32906579.html

No garden just a parking space, so good for your second home.

Could be a second home and upstairs could be a holiday home. EEK!
I liked #2 the best!
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I'll tell you what!

Now I'm going to look at areas that have major (trunk) road access close-by (e.g. A303), plus well used railway stations (non-(London)commutable), maybe plus bus service by the majors such as First, Arriva and Stagecoach, then I think we have a stable transport situation.
I came to the same conclusion. I like public transportation... see it as a time to relax and stare out of the window or catch up on some reading.

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IF we are thinking rural we may have to rely on there being car-pooling* if existing public transport were to be withdrawn. Rural we also have to think of more closed Post Offices and pubs. We would probably have to do grocery-delivery pooling some days..
When my parents lived in Alsager, a Cheshire village, there was a small mini-bus that picked up people in residential areas to connect them with the main bus routes. Possibly we will see more of this.

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We also have to consider services and Hospital and A&E, right aries?

By the way, I got no comments on my Cornwall bit and flights ex Newquay. Truro is very well-connected for transport, medical, schools, leisure, shopping, period houses and for being more cosmopolitan than the rest of Cornwall.

*There's a challenge, in a village
I registered this mentally and is definitely good to know. I would absolutely love to live in Cornwall but feel, at the moment , it's a bit far from my access points.
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* I do not believe that UK overhead gantry scanning of car registrations for road toll purposes is that far off now.
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This is another weekly feature in the Guardian in the Society Section for careers/employment purposes but it gives the low-down of Council performance and services, Health, Commuter links and housing.

This one is for Lancaster but there are many others, back to 2006.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/20...sector-careers
You're on a roll Pete:

Yeovil seems to have its act together:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/20...ic-sector-jobs

Lewes:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/20...can-i-go-lewes

For you John: (need surveyors and engineers)

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/20...move-to-durham

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Yeovil seems to have its act together:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/20...ic-sector-jobs
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I registered this mentally and is definitely good to know. I would absolutely love to live in Cornwall but feel, at the moment , it's a bit far from my access points.
I went into google for West Country art centres and understand your major visual arts area priorities though Cornwall (theatre) arts seem to be centred on Redruth/Camborne. For the culture vultures that should be considered as well, along with museums such as the excellent one I have visited in Devizes.
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That first one would be scary to maintain.

Really liked #3 but especially the 2 with potential.
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Aside from my promises of properties near good transport links here are a couple of properties in Purbeck which is a very desirable area.

1. Grade 2 listed:

Any thoughts, questions, concerns.

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-...-18637089.html

2. Leasehold flat, no terms given.

I always feel like I've lobbed a grenade into a room when I post leaseholds.

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-...-32906579.html

No garden just a parking space, so good for your second home.

Could be a second home and upstairs could be a holiday home. EEK!
#1 has tiny bedrooms. I would have a difficult time with that... sleeping in a box.

#2 Quite nice. But as you say, no garden. Even in a rental I need a garden. I think I am a long way from thinking about a holiday home. You're right... I can't quite get my head around a leasehold. Why not just rent and keep your money?

I like the location of both of these, even though they are quite a way from a rail station, they are as you rightly say in a desirable area.
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Isaac Newton came from Colsterworth. Any apple trees? Lovely stone houses in the High Street.

An "awful" lot of house and buildings.

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-...?premiumA=true

A beautiful part of the world well located off the A1 not far from Grantham, for London.

Castle Bytham is also in this area - Beautiful Villages of England
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I went into google for West Country art centres and understand your major visual arts area priorities though Cornwall (theatre) arts seem to be centred on Redruth/Camborne. For the culture vultures that should be considered as well, along with museums such as the excellent one I have visited in Devizes.
I shall look into the arts scene. Thanks.

I too have visited the museum in Devizes and was quite impressed. I like Devizes (where the afore-mentioned 86yo 2nd cousin lives) but to be honest the canals frighten me (or rather the locks). Growing up in Bedford (on the River Ouse, with many weirs) I remember them finding bodies in the water and it made an indelible impression on me as a child, even though I am a strong swimmer and used to swim with my friends in the river at Bromham.
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Shepton Mallett... a possible location...
1. A potential investment... wonder what the rental market is like there.
2. A sweet little house at a good price but no garden and the area across the street is a strange conglomeration of ?
3. Same Nice house... good price... no garden.
4. Not very taken with the outside... where are the gardens?
5. I wouldn't personally buy a flat unless I could find a good reason. Wonder what the fees are on this?
6. Probably quite draughty... old sash windows (no mention of double glazing) or from the cars going by... it's we3dged between 2 roads hence no back garden.

Pick of the day? Much better. As you know though I am not a fan of oil central heating. Anyone have comments on this and if it can be converted to gas?
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Isaac Newton came from Colsterworth. Any apple trees? Lovely stone houses in the High Street.

An "awful" lot of house and buildings.

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-...?premiumA=true

A beautiful part of the world well located off the A1 not far from Grantham, for London.

Castle Bytham is also in this area - Beautiful Villages of England
Wow. A great property. Good value for money. Like the idea of space (did I say that before? ) and that wonderful outbuilding has studio written all over it. However, it is next door to the pub and off sales.
I have a great love of outbuildings.
I have read many positive things about Lincolnshire and feel that it will be an up-and-coming area to live with affordable properties. Not quite there yet though.
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