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UK Property – is selling up and moving away your dream?

Living in the countryside is certainly a joy and we never take it for granted but having grown up here we were never going to move too far away from the family. I always feel for younger people as to buy a property around here is nigh on impossible! Whilst we maybe lucky to enjoy such an affluent area, this is excluding many from getting a foot on the property ladder hence the fab ownership schemes now available.

As I enjoy my post-Christmas coffee I thought I would jump online and see what £400,000 would buy me around the UK. I do wonder if with so many people now working for themselves and location not always being a major factor, have we simply out-priced ourselves here in the Chilterns? £400,000 here would be a 3 bed semi or maybe a nice flat but we need to go further afield and see what our money can buy!

My dream for retirement is a beach, I can spend my days taking photographs and exhibit them in my own studio – selling to visitors, eating freshly caught fish and enjoying the quiet life! Here are some gems I have found today that would certainly be on my ‘must see’ list.


6 bedroom detached – Camelford £400,000 Bond Oxborough Phillips


6 bedroom detached – Anglesey £375,000 Morgan Evans


4 bedroom penthouse – St Leonards On Sea £399,950 Made, Hastings 


5 bedroom detached – Great Yarmouth £400,000 Aldreds


4 bedroom cottage – Yorkshire £389,950 Jacksons Property Service


Miss Foxy

Ex-print journal lifestyle Editor who grew up and found digital! Loves her children, wellies, luxury and gin. Often found wandering around the countryside looking for gastro pubs to review and big comfy chairs by fires. Ventures into town occasionally and has a chameleon like ability to adapt to these surroundings. Passionate about family, life, love and equality. Ambassador for good old fashioned service and the British stiff upper lip.

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