For our new address: Tel. 01886 880536 mail@derekandann.co.uk WHY For sometime Ann has been trying to get Derek to move from Russet House as the garden was very large. Eventually, with reluctance, Derek agreed with Ann. We were both happy with the size of the house but not with the large garden, which although we had some help, was a lot of work. The soil in the vegetable area was very good after years of looking after it. We took lots of photos and hopefully will be able to plants some of the plants here in Burlton House. We named it the new house Burlton as Ann was brough up and married at Burlton Court, near Hereford. WHEN We put the house on the market first in 2020. We had some interest but what with Brexit, then an Election and Christmas we took it off the market. Early in 2020, although in lock down, we had some interest from a couple in Essex who were cash buyers. They even looked through the windows before coming down again and looking inside. We agreed a sale and as they were in no particular hurry we agreed to move in the Autumn. This was meant so that we could harvest our precious vegetables and fruit. HOW Moving house is very hard work particularly when you are in the late 70’s and early 80’s. We did not want to rent and look for a house whilst our furniture was in store. Originally Ann wanted to go to Colwall, but there were few for sale and all much more expensive than Cradley. Ledbury had lot of bungalows, but Derek said he was not ready to go to a 3 bed bungalow with a tiny garden. By moving when we did we were able to take advantage of the reduction in stamp duty which is available for a very short time. Eventually we found our house here in Cradley and planned the move. We knew we had to sell some of our lovely furniture, worth nothing in the present market. This did cause a few arguments as to which had to go, certainly which dining room table!! We were extremely grateful to Ann’s nephew as he let us put crates and crates of our belongings in a dry large barn. We can now bring it over when we have time and know where its going to be placed. The day of the move went well except that Ann cleaned Russet House from top to toe to move to the new house which was dirty having had a house clearance the day before. Nothing had been cleaned, hair in the plug holes in the bath, fat in the grill pan and a smell from the fridge. BURLTON HOUSE Yes, a large 5 bedroomed house with 3 bathrooms (due to a recent extension). The garden is small, but not too small that we can’t have a veggie patch and some plants. Unfortunately the soil is just clay and will need work to get it right for our planting. The house was covered with wisteria and creepers which had started to grow into the gutters – they are all down now. The large overgrown shrubs and trees will be taken down in January. Nothing has been done in the garden for a couple of years.. Inside. Well we decided to take out a complete wall to make an even larger friendly kitchen and another arch made into a square with folding doors into a sun room which will have a small wood burner in. This is the room in which I think we will live. We moved out when the first wall was taken down as it was a lot of work and dust with 2 RSJ’s going in. Decisions. The worst part of moving is all the decisions one had to make, this paint or that, which carpet and what do we do with the kitchen,. RESULT We could both see the potential in this house and in time we will have, we are sure, a nice friendly warm house for all our friends to come to.
Russet House
Burlton House
Burlton House
For our new address: Tel. 01886 880536 mail@derekandann.co.uk WHY For sometime Ann has been trying to get Derek to move from Russet House as the garden was very large. Eventually, with reluctance, Derek agreed with Ann. We were both happy with the size of the house but not with the large garden, which although we had some help, was a lot of work. The soil in the vegetable area was very good after years of looking after it. We took lots of photos and hopefully will be able to plants some of the plants here in Burlton House. We named it the new house Burlton as Ann was brough up and married at Burlton Court, near Hereford. WHEN We put the house on the market first in 2020. We had some interest but what with Brexit, then an Election and Christmas we took it off the market. Early in 2020, although in lock down, we had some interest from a couple in Essex who were cash buyers. They even looked through the windows before coming down again and looking inside. We agreed a sale and as they were in no particular hurry we agreed to move in the Autumn. This was meant so that we could harvest our precious vegetables and fruit. HOW Moving house is very hard work particularly when you are in the late 70’s and early 80’s. We did not want to rent and look for a house whilst our furniture was in store. Originally Ann wanted to go to Colwall, but there were few for sale and all much more expensive than Cradley. Ledbury had lot of bungalows, but Derek said he was not ready to go to a 3 bed bungalow with a tiny garden. By moving when we did we were able to take advantage of the reduction in stamp duty which is available for a very short time. Eventually we found our house here in Cradley and planned the move. We knew we had to sell some of our lovely furniture, worth nothing in the present market. This did cause a few arguments as to which had to go, certainly which dining room table!! We were extremely grateful to Ann’s nephew as he let us put crates and crates of our belongings in a dry large barn. We can now bring it over when we have time and know where its going to be placed. The day of the move went well except that Ann cleaned Russet House from top to toe to move to the new house which was dirty having had a house clearance the day before. Nothing had been cleaned, hair in the plug holes in the bath, fat in the grill pan and a smell from the fridge. BURLTON HOUSE Yes, a large 5 bedroomed house with 3 bathrooms (due to a recent extension). The garden is small, but not too small that we can’t have a veggie patch and some plants. Unfortunately the soil is just clay and will need work to get it right for our planting. The house was covered with wisteria and creepers which had started to grow into the gutters – they are all down now. The large overgrown shrubs and trees will be taken down in January. Nothing has been done in the garden for a couple of years.. Inside. Well we decided to take out a complete wall to make an even larger friendly kitchen and another arch made into a square with folding doors into a sun room which will have a small wood burner in. This is the room in which I think we will live. We moved out when the first wall was taken down as it was a lot of work and dust with 2 RSJ’s going in. Decisions. The worst part of moving is all the decisions one had to make, this paint or that, which carpet and what do we do with the kitchen,. RESULT We could both see the potential in this house and in time we will have, we are sure, a nice friendly warm house for all our friends to come to.
 Russet House
Burlton House
Burlton House