So the LSO went to deepest Wales to see his reflexology clients and to where we still have a house and he gets a shock. The tenant who has rented our house for five years, and always promised to buy it, gives a month’s notice.
We had five days of worry. Houses don’t sell quickly in that area and, apparently, the place needs a lot of putting right before we could sell it.
And on the fifth day we get a phone call and problem solved. A young couple are looking for somewhere to rent. But we don’t want to rent it out so we’ve offered them a job as caretakers. We’ll go down and sort the house out, they move
in and take care of it until such time as it sells.
The photos were taken of the Welsh house five years ago. It will look like that again. But we have more work ahead of us and we are still putting the final touches to our house in Malvern which we’ve been doing up for the last two years. It hadn’t been touched since the 1960s/70s.
In case you’re thinking we’re rich, we are not. We are what is called Reluctant Landlords. We couldn’t sell the house and I was so homesick that we used it to buy a house back home.
Penrhiw House, Abercych, North Pembrokeshire.
Detached and surrounded by gardens (the back garden is terraced).
Upstairs : Large lounge 24 x 18ft (pictured) with 4 windows, two overlooking the Cych valley and one double bedroom, 12.4 x 9.6 and one single, 8.1 x 9.7.
Downstairs : Large kitchen, 23.3 x 10.9 with red AGA
large hallway 18.3 x 7.3 with open stairs,
master bedroom, 16.8 x 10.2 with en-suite bathroom.
There's also a 4th bedroom/snug/dining room with patio doors off the kitchen. 10.8 x 8.5
All measurements in Old English. Lots of wooden floors and ceilings. Parquet flooring in hall and master bedroom. Double glazed. Oil fired central heating (no gas in West Wales). Under £200,000. Would cost double if it was in England. I wish we could pick it up and bring it here.