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Look beyond the initial appeal of a house and think about what daily life would be like for you and your family, both now and in years to come.
I am thrilled to share Catherine’s story and I’d strongly recommend you pop by her Instagram account if you’re on there and enjoy her journey.
Moving out of London has been a challenging time – even when you have no doubts about moving, the process is still pretty traumatic. These are some of the nuggets of wisdom I’ve picked up along the way.
I love sharing stories of our members who have experienced the move – their insight is so helpful for you. Perhaps even more useful are those who moved back….
Being surrounded by the countryside (think cute pubs with stunning views) means that an outstanding Sunday Roast is at our fingertips any weekend.
It has been 15 years since my husband and I made the move from London. Since then a lot has happened, including the addition of 3 children and a few years abroad.
So if you’re thinking about making the move and want to talk to someone who’s done it in Devon get in touch, I’m happy to help.
It was Boxing Day 2014 when we started to think about life by the sea. We were standing on Appley Beach at low tide with both our girls wrapped up warmly and happily jumping in puddles left by the receding tide when we sort of looked at each other and said ‘Hmmm, wouldn’t it be awesome to do this every day?’
Thaxted is a gorgeous little village where everyone asks your name. We have wonderful restaurants and pubs and if you leave our back gate, you can be in Thaxted in 20 mins-across the fields. We are still gobsmacked when we see deer!
As far as I was concerned the move to Devon was just the next step in this career, however, the county got under my skin and I have now put down roots that are growing by the year.
For those expanding families who are struggling with their existing space and deliberating whether to move out or do up, here are some thoughts that might be worth a ponder.
We moved from Stoke Newington to Exeter in mid-August 2015 and I’m writing this from a train back from a brief visit to London with not an ounce of regret at our relocation.