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tplatt

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  1. Does anybody know of a website whereby you can search for specific criteria without having to put a place name in. I am looking for a specific type of home, but I am not too concerned where it is (well, within reason). Prime location lets you put in words for searches, but you still have to put a place name in.
  2. What's wrong with moving out of Cornwall? There are other places than Cornwall. Move here and you pay a premium for a very average property. If you want to be near a beach or have a sea view then unless you've won the lottery forget it. Everything's overpriced - a rip off. You will be forever poor, struggling to exist, unless you are one of the several million on the benefit system, when everything is paid for or you are a recluse and don't get out much.
  3. What time did you visit? Are you sure you are in the right town?
  4. Yes, we stayed there, but only for use as a base as we had the car. Premier Inns are always consistent and you know what to expect. I am sure there must be an old bit to Hereford, but we didn't see it and yes, it is very generic. Truro has a cathedral, but it was only built at the beginning of the 1900s, so it is not very old and it is deteriorating rapidly because it was built of bath stone, which corrodes in the Cornish climate. Truro is very generic - full of Costa Coffee-type places and phone shops. The old Woolworths is currently a Pound Shop, which has an annoying set of speakers stan
  5. Hi Buckers, sorry to slag off your home town. When we arrived at about 11.30 at night, the town was swaming with police and we got stopped by them for supposedly going through a red light. I think they were just filling in time while they waited for the pubs to empty. Luckily, he just gave us a quick pep and let us go. We stayed at the Premier Inn just outside the town, which was alright, but, sadly, the local pub was a Beefeater and so the menu was pretty basic and cheap and there were drinks promotions! Sadly, due to this, the clientele was a bit chavy. I have never seen so many baby buggie
  6. I too am thinking about moving to Dorset from Cornwall. Wareham is very nice, right on the river. There are some nice cafes, pubs and restaurants there and it is quite upmarket, but prices reflect that. I personally don't think property prices are going to drop anymore. In my part of Cornwall, prices are still strong and rising.
  7. Have just returned from spending a few days away in Shropshire and Herefordshire, staying on the edge of Hereford. Hereford is terrible - a bit like Reading only much worse. Police everywhere and drunken youths littering the streets. We visited Ludlow, but couldn't find anywhere to park (there is a massive parking problem there), so gave up and decided to return the following day (Sunday), when it was still difficult to find a parking space. A very pretty little town, but I have been told it floods. On driving about, I noticed that Herefordshire is absolutely empty. There are only a few hous
  8. Have just returned from spending a few days away in Shropshire and Herefordshire, staying on the edge of Hereford. Hereford is terrible - a bit like Reading only much worse. Police everywhere and drunken youths littering the streets. We visited Ludlow, but couldn't find anywhere to park (there is a massive parking problem there), so gave up and decided to return the following day (Sunday), when it was still difficult to find a parking space. A very pretty little town, but I have been told it floods. On driving about, I noticed that Herefordshire is absolutely empty. There are only a few
  9. National Service didn't involve military training did it? It doesn't matter what they have to do, it's just a discipline. It will make them think that there are things in life far more important than swigging cans of beer in front of their Wii and playing computer games until they are deranged. It will give them a sense of well-being and pride and a reason to get up in the morning.
  10. Time to bring back National Service or start up some kind of army boot training camps and round all the revolting, fat, smelly, lazy, ill-mannered, aggressive, pierced and tatooed lowlifes off the streets. Let's get this country back to the great country it once was. Have I missed anybody out?
  11. There are no chavs in my village because they can't afford to live there. Actually, thinking about it. there are one or two. They live in rented council houses and, strangely, are next door to one another and their gardens are refuse tips. Luckily, they are nowhere near me. Wherever there are rented council housing, there will be chavs living there and every village in the country has some kind of local authority housing doesn't it? I guess some chavs are better than others, but at the end of the day, they still all behave, talk, act and look the same way.
  12. I was in Dorchester recently and I am sure there were chavs there too.
  13. Alot of people just think Cornwall is Cornwall and it doesn't matter where you live. Of course, if you know Cornwall well, then you will be aware of the good and bad places to live. Visited Lostwithiel the other month and took a proper look around the town - I normally just pop into the antique shops, have a sandwich and leave - but I went on the train, so was there most of the day. It is so quiet (am used to the hectic Falmouth/Truro corridor) and there is really attractive property. I have discovered that I could afford to live there if I wanted, but I don't suppose there is much to do in
  14. Looks like a liner has missed the harbour!
  15. No serious rush hour, but if you want to go anywhere in the summer, forget it (unless you travel between midnight and 6 am. If you go to Liskeard though, you will be ok, but expect gridlocks on the way there.
  16. Visited Liskeard last Saturday. The place was dead. No-one around. No-one on the streets, no-one in the shops. No one in the pubs, no tourists, no locals. The weirdest place I've ever been. Nice Georgian houses on the town fringes though.
  17. Don't they have ex-pat chavs abroad? I've seen them on telly - the ones that buy up the crap that no-one else wants and then complain two years later that they made a mistake! Imagine moving to a nice place abroad and then visiting your neighbour and discovering they're a chav!
  18. Only properties that haven't sold in so many years have no estimate value. My cottage has not sold since 1983 and so hence no estimate. I logged in and told them what I thought it was worth, adding a photo and other details. The estimate is now going up and up. Great, cos, now when I want to sell, I can just refer any buyer to Zoopla! The estimate I gave them was very fair. It's one of the those properties that is quite hard to value because there is nothing else like it in the immediate area.
  19. I am thinking of moving soon too and after looking at sites like Rightmove and Prime Location, find myself getting incredibly frustrated by not being able to find exactly what I want. Maybe what I want isn't available, who knows? Contact the agents, but all they send you is property you are NOT interested in. I would use a property locator, as long as they had a good reputation
  20. How lovely to live in such an old house! I really do think it's important to list it for generations to come. I am sure, though, that you are quite happy that it isn't yet, but I am sure it will get listed at some point. I always thought that it was only properties in prominent areas that get listed, but they also list those that are hidden away. Where I am in South Cornwall, there appears to be no pattern. As we are dominated by modern bungalows, I would have thought that anything over 100 years old would be listed automatically as they are few and far between.
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