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Do you have a ‘lottery’ house ?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Toomuchtooyoung, Aug 16, 2019.

  1. Toomuchtooyoung

    Toomuchtooyoung Occasional commenter

    By that I mean a house you would buy if you won big ? Every now and then I check in with Right move to see if my lottery house is still on the market. Today just had a look at what’s available in Corfu. Found a lovely villa with guest house and private beach. Where’s your lottery house?
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  2. sodalime

    sodalime Lead commenter

    I have more than one. There are plots of land I've been watching for years, fixer-uppers with potential and drool worthy houses. If i won big, it's the acreage that would matter, not the house that matters so much. I'm fussy.
  3. blue451

    blue451 Lead commenter

    A small flat with a view of the sea and from which I can hear the waves.
    Easy access to nearly town or city with bookshops.
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  4. Toomuchtooyoung

    Toomuchtooyoung Occasional commenter

    Not sure I have the imagination to build my own.
  5. Toomuchtooyoung

    Toomuchtooyoung Occasional commenter

    Which sea though ? I do like the necessary bookshop
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  6. blue451

    blue451 Lead commenter

    I haven't decided yet. Have worked overseas for quite a while now and have several favourite places that I've got to know along the way. Not all of which are by the sea so maybe I'll have to rethink...
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  7. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    I too like a bit of space between me and my neighbours, but you have to factor in the cost of maintaining the land.

    I dunno about you, but I'm aware that owning land rather than a garden is beyond my ability to maintain, so a chunk of the money would need to be set aside to pay for someone to keep it under control.

    The trouble with plants is that they don't have the good sense to look after themselves. Unless you show them who's boss, they'll run as wild as kids do these days. It's bad enough having kids skating out of supermarket aisle on the heelies or doing star jumps beside their mothers as you try to pass by.

    Imagine what it's like when plants are allowed to behave in the same way, without a concern for others. You'd be tripping over them all the time and have them look at you as they were guiltless and you ought to have been watching where you were going.

    Don't get me started on those pillocks who can't leave their mobile phones alone for a second and have no comprehension why it creates problems for the rest of us.
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  8. vannie

    vannie Star commenter

    I would have one of the houses opposite the entrance to Lime Park just where High Lane becomes Disley. And something grand in Corfu (which is where I am right now)
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  9. sodalime

    sodalime Lead commenter

    Not if you rent it out to local farmers :)
  10. primarycat

    primarycat Star commenter

    Not sure that I do. I'd quite like a loft conversion where I am. It sounds horribly smug, but we got our house cheaply as it hadn't been touched since the 50s. We had to do everything, so most of it is as we want as we had control over changes and didn't live with the artex on every surface or the studded pleather gimp staircase.

    Having said that I wouldn't mind a house on Tite Street in the shadow of Oscar Wilde.
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  11. Flowersinspring

    Flowersinspring Senior commenter

    Somewhere with a tree with branches strong enough to hold an oak swing. A wild flower meadow, a stream, views over the sea. The house: huge, light- filled rooms, higgledy-piggledy and not draughty.

    One can dream.
  12. dumpty

    dumpty Star commenter

    Those colonial style houses in the USA - the ones with the massive porch area, hammock and that.

    And on the Californian coast.
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  13. les25paul

    les25paul Star commenter

    I reckon this would be mine.

  14. CarrieV

    CarrieV Lead commenter

    Something next to some water. I'm not bothered what-a river, the sea, a small stream-and a view isn't going to be enough, it has to be NEXT to the water. I've spent too much time inland!
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  15. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    I'm happy where I am.
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  16. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Star commenter

    I've a list. Getting Mr Aqua the change-phobic to join me would be less likely than the lottery win.
  17. towncryer

    towncryer Lead commenter

    Somewhere far away from everything and with no internet/phone or TV reception..where we can get away from the world...just us and our rescue animals (I would open an animal sanctuary)
    Mind you I would probably have to get divorced as that is far from my hubs idea of lottery heaven.He probably breaths a sigh of relief each time he doesn't win.
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  18. Jesmond12

    Jesmond12 Star commenter

    Mine overlooks the sea at Sandbanks near Poole. I also have my dream garage with six cars in it.
  19. Doitforfree

    Doitforfree Star commenter

    I love my house. I'd transplant it to a remote part of the northern Pennines.
  20. cissy3

    cissy3 Star commenter

    That made me laugh!

    I'm now of an age when I've got to recognise my limitations, so I would still have to be near a shop, and a nice pub would be good.

    I never, ever thought I'd say this, but possibly a bungalow :eek:

    Timber framed, Tolkienesque, near the sea, with an arty crafty milieu nearby.
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  21. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Star commenter

    You know there's an off button, yes?

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