Monday, 29 July 2013

Visiting Maenan

 
We're back from a wonderful weekend away, staying with family and having a lovely meal together on Friday and then the next day going back to Maenan and another viewing of our new home.  We measured up to see whether the couple of pieces of furniture that we are taking with us will fit and we think we will get away with it - just!!
 
We walked the boundaries of what will be our land ...
 
 
.... peered down through the lush woodland to see the views and road beyond.

 
We spotted our nearest neighbour, up through the woods and then nestled down in a dip across the field that she owns.

 
We spied our house through the trees as we walked the fence to check it out, it's all in good condition and should be fine without renewing for now, although it may need to be strengthened before we let pigs loose in the woods in the future.  We had a good few hours chatting to the current owner and asking questions about the house, land and area.
 
Picture from Google Images
 
 
And then we drove into Llanrwst, the nearest village, to sit, chat and plan just what we want to do to the house and the land over a cup of coffee in this wonderful tearooms. 
 
Have you ever seen a house so covered by nature.  All sorts of climbing plants give this wonderful tea rooms a shaggy coat of green, it will be wonderful to photograph over the seasons as it changes colour.  Called Tu Hwnt i’r Bont (Beyond the Bridge) it was built in 1480 and is absolutely gorgeous.    You can see a bit more about it HERE, I just love the feel of such old buildings.
 
Now we are back home and even more fired up for our impending move.  There's lots to do this week as hopefully, weather permitting, over the weekend we will be doing our final car boot sale of this year.   We will have to leave our weekends free for all the other things we need to do with the purchase of our new house now progressing so well.
 
So I have decided to join in with Elaine's '100 Things in Ten Days Challenge' over at Mortgage Free in Three and try and find another 100 items to jettison ready for the move, only I only have 6 days to do mine :-)
 
But you know me .... I like a Challenge.
 
Sue xx
 
 
 

22 comments:

  1. wowie, its all getting so exciting, and I'm not even the one who's moving!! xx

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  2. Pigs in the woods.. now THERE'S an idea!!

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    1. That was always our plan, maybe you should go for it in your woodlands. If you keep them in relatively small areas they do brilliant rotovation work and you can then move in and do something else with the area, if you keep them in the whole area they do vital woodland management AND you get meat off your workers.

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  3. How very green green green and so so so beautiful. You must be so excited. I always dream of doing a B&B tour of England and staying and eating in places exactly like that. Escape to the country is my favorite show. I think we are all getting excited with you.

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  4. You must be very excited, I hope the move goes smoothly for you.

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  5. How wonderful it looks! I'm interested to see how you get on with the 100 things in six days challenge!

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  6. Very exciting! What a find your house and land are! Fingers crossed for a smooth purchase, move etc xx

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  7. Exciting times ahead for you both :)

    x

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  8. What a gorgeous location. I am so jealous (in a nice way). I love the idea of getting rid of 100 things in 10 days. I might join in with that challenge. I've already sorted out a stack of books, dvd's etc. I just need to physically expel them from the house. I'm going to go and count them now. Good luck with all the prep for the move.

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  9. So, are you going to learn Welsh (hehehehehe)?
    Jane x

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    1. I doubt very much we would be able to learn it but we do want to try and pick up the basics and learn about the pronunciation of place names etc. I really do think it's the least you can do if you go or move to a different country, even if virtually everybody speaks English we do always have a go.

      And stop laughing ..... there will be enough locals doing that once we have a go :-)

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  10. I so need to get rid of a pile of things. Love the look of the area you are moving into.

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  11. Oh my look at that land - perfect Sue! I've decided to join in with the 100 things in 10 days too - you can never have too little clutter :)

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  12. So exciting to re visit & dream & plan. It looks like a wonderful place for you to make your forever home.

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  13. Oh Sue that looks like a wonderful place to live. So exciting to be planning a new life. Deb x

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  14. It looks like heaven, you BOTH SO DESERVE THIS! A long awaited dream for you both.

    100 things in 10 days, do you have that many things to get rid of? You have done so well so far.

    I love the sound of the challenge and may join in when I return.

    Sft x

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  15. You plan to move for so long ,then only get about a weeks notice that you are actually moving.It looks so rural do you have internet ?I dont want to loose you.xx

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  16. We don't actually own the house and land yet, this was our second viewing of it. Everything is in the hands of ours and the vendors solicitors at the moment and it should hopefully belong to us by early September.

    We will have internet there, but up to now the plan is that we will be living in our current rented property until Christmas of this year.

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  17. This all sounds very exciting for you. Lucky you.
    Good luck and hope it goes smoothly. I love Wales, and love visiting it. My mother was Welsh and I still have aunts and lots of cousins still living there.

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  18. I hope everything goes well with the move Sue, I bet you can't wait to be settled in your new home. Hope the juicing adventure is going well too!
    Best wishes.

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  19. Oh wow! That looks lovely! I live in South Wales but love the area around Llanrwst etc. Gorgeous. Good luck! xxx

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