If you follow us on social media you’ll know that we did it!! We have packed our bags, waved goodbye to the big smoke and are now living our own type of country bliss in a new house out in Hertfordshire. (See previous posts talking about the whole house buying process here and here.) We are in the last few days of contract shenanigans before we will finally own our own home. The excitement is very, very real people.
I won’t reveal too much just yet (I’ll save that for the full house tour!) but the house in question is over 120 years old and has some pretty charming features, if I don’t say so myself. It needs a rather hefty facelift, as we knew it would – so we’re frantically saving our pennies and finding the perfect contractors for the job.
We managed to rent a wing (a whole wing, you guys!) of the manor house that sits next to our property and are currently living it up in total luxury – it’s going to be a huge shock to the system when we move into our, comparably tiny, fixer upper! I can’t tell you what a difference the change in scenery has made though, we are all (including the fur kids) visibly more relaxed, calmer and happier. Traveling home from London allows for a full on decompression that is worth it’s weight in gold after stressful work days. I’m sat looking out of the window now as I type this post and all I can see is grass and massive trees and sky for days… No smog, no rubbish, just nature. I was worried that I might miss the City, or rather the proximity to things but actually I haven’t missed it at all, if anything I’ve forgotten why I ever wanted to be so close to everything in the first place. I must admit though, as much as it feels pretty remote, we’re hardly out in the sticks, 10 minutes drive and we’re back in London and back on the tube.
Best of both worlds.
I can’t wait to update you guys with more as things progress, expect lots and lots of house DIY stuff around here for the foreseeable. Also, lots of cycling – our new hood is pretty much 100% bike friendly, a far cry from the traffic logged streets of Brixton!
Who lives in the countryside? Would you ever swap it for City life? I think I would struggle to go back after experiencing such calm…
Good luck with your new place – sounds incredible! Looking forward to the DIY updates
Ahh thanks love! Also, yay, someone is interested in the DIY shizz! Haha! Was a bit worried I might lose you all… 😀
I am so happy for you guys and so proud of you both. I actually look up to you Hayley, as you have emulated exactly what I would like to do in the next couple of years. Create income from entrepreneurial opportunities, move to the country away from London, and become financially independent from my corporate lifestyle. Things are so not important. Quality of life, family and health are the most important. Well done bella. You should both be very proud of yourselves!
Best message / compliment ever! I would say you’re doing pretty well yourself though love! Keep hustling and growing that business whilst keeping a focus on the important things in life – sounds perfect to me.
Well done Blanch you are just ace!!! Looking forward to seeing this sounds truely beautiful well done..
We are in the sticks and I love it so peaceful x best of luck with you new adventure xxx
Ahh thanks so much love! Yeah it’s incredible so far, feels like we’re a million miles away from the madness of the City! Mainly just so bloody relieved to not be renting anymore!! xxx