Real Moving Stories from Life After London
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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.
I haven’t previously been recommended anyone particular but I had a good feeling for Sell my Home and the importance they place on Customer Service.
It is easy to see how, in all the excitement about moving out of London, the chase for the dream house and physical move consumes you.
This is our Life after London, and it’s just wonderful. Devon is a beautiful county; the green rolling hills go on forever making you fall in love with it. It is rich with history, the locals are so welcoming, and there is so much to see and do in such a short distance.
One of our members shared their story with us and we thought it might be interesting as we feel sure there are others in the same or similar positions. You never know if it might be handy for you to talk to each other…and hear of similar experiences.
We had been searching areas and schools for a couple of years prior to our move, and had already decided that we wanted our children, whether day or boarding, to be within an hour of our home.
We have plenty of people emailing us to say they’ve used our site to do the research but have decided to stay in London.