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Cat's point of renting - for a year, or even longer - whilst scouting for a location is worth repeating. There's prevailing weather and shelter from it, general orientation of land and buildings, drainage, access to facilities, security, soil type amongst other things. Not least, you can spend time asking other blow-ins what problems they encountered.
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If it's not Little England beyond Wales already it soon will be!!
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emordnilap wrote: Mon Mar 29, 2021 12:50 pm Cat's point of renting - for a year, or even longer - whilst scouting for a location is worth repeating. There's prevailing weather and shelter from it, general orientation of land and buildings, drainage, access to facilities, security, soil type amongst other things. Not least, you can spend time asking other blow-ins what problems they encountered.
Sorry, but moving twice is simply not an option for us. I understand why it has its attractions, but it is also a massive pain in the arse. [edit: we have a dog and a cat, a daughter who will be just about to start school, and I have a collection of unusual plants. We also don't earn much money, so we would be burning through capital all the time we rent.]
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Choose very carefully.
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Potemkin Villager wrote: Mon Mar 29, 2021 6:59 pm Choose very carefully.
We will spend the next 2 years watching the market. There is a very wide variety of options, and the reality is that the right property for us is worth considerably more to us than its open market value.

Right now we are waiting to see what happens when the stamp duty holiday ends and the country starts getting back to something resembling normal. The housing market is ridiculous at the moment, all over the country.
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This one looks too good to be true. 55 acres of land and a quarry, for less than £500K? A bit out of the area we are looking in, but eye-catching.

https://www.uklandandfarms.co.uk/rural- ... _16776691/

This is really what we're after though: https://www.uklandandfarms.co.uk/rural- ... 00_559009/
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UndercoverElephant wrote: Mon Mar 29, 2021 7:18 pm The housing market is ridiculous at the moment, all over the country.
Yes totally bonkers - a lot can happen in the next two years.

My daughter and her boyfriend are buying in Bangor Co Down at the moment
where reasonable houses are still affordable.
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UndercoverElephant wrote: Mon Mar 29, 2021 7:25 pm This one looks too good to be true. 55 acres of land and a quarry, for less than £500K? A bit out of the area we are looking in, but eye-catching.

https://www.uklandandfarms.co.uk/rural- ... _16776691/

This is really what we're after though: https://www.uklandandfarms.co.uk/rural- ... 00_559009/
The roof on picture 23 of the first property looks totally shot.
Strange how cows always seem to look at the camera.
The possibility of tinkering and pottering about in those outbuildings is almost infinite.

Better go for the former corn mill in the second property, though I could not see any sign of the mill equipment.
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clv101 wrote: Fri Mar 26, 2021 10:27 pm The area is around 50% Welsh speaking, our children go to Welsh medium school.
A serious question. In which language do Welsh medium schools take their GCSE/A-level exams in? I mean in subjects other than Welsh language - say Chemistry or Social Studies etc.
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UndercoverElephant wrote: Mon Mar 29, 2021 7:25 pmThis is really what we're after though: https://www.uklandandfarms.co.uk/rural- ... 00_559009/
Not with a barge pole.
Along with around 200 other properties in the area in Oct 2018 this property had ingress of water following the nearby River Cych breaching its banks.
Our client, on the plus side, and as a consequence, has just finished a great deal of work on both properties with the assistance of the insurance company involved which includes the following:
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Catweazle wrote: Mon Mar 29, 2021 8:59 pm
UndercoverElephant wrote: Mon Mar 29, 2021 7:25 pmThis is really what we're after though: https://www.uklandandfarms.co.uk/rural- ... 00_559009/
Not with a barge pole.
Along with around 200 other properties in the area in Oct 2018 this property had ingress of water following the nearby River Cych breaching its banks.
Our client, on the plus side, and as a consequence, has just finished a great deal of work on both properties with the assistance of the insurance company involved which includes the following:
It has been altered such that if the water level should get that high again, it will be a lot easier to fix. A lot of equipment that was at ground level before isn't anymore.
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There has been substantial flooding around the Teifi for the last 5 years. I can't see it getting any better. Personally I wouldn't buy anywhere prone to flooding.

https://www.westerntelegraph.co.uk/news ... -llechryd/

If you want your own water source there are plenty of springs and wells.
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Agree, avoid anywhere that has flooded unless it is exceptionally cheap or you have some exceptional reason to want that property.
If it has flooded in the past it will probably flood again, and flooding is liable to get worse in the future.
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