Still no update, really. We’ve still not got the house in Cellardyke, Fife. The hold up is now in the hands of Fife Council. They will not issue the document that is required until certain bits of work are done to the house. As far as we are aware this is being done, so should (hopefully) hear about it in the next week or so. It would be nice to have this chapter closed.
We’ve still heard nothing about when we might get the keys to the house we are buying in Fife. We were meant to close the deal on Friday 20 August, but there has been a delay with the sellers needing to tie up lose-ends with regards planning permission (or a building warrant, or something) for the conservatory. We wait in expectation.
A piece of news that was on my old blog (probably still is!) is that Jane and I have bought a house in Cellardyke, Fife.
I say we’ve bought a house, we will have once it all goes through. We were supposed to get the keys a week past Friday (20 August) but there have been delays at the sellers’ end in tying up lose ends regarding planning permission for the conservatory; Cellardyke is in a Conservation Area.
More news, and photographs when we get them. There are a few photos on my website photographs section.
On Thursday of last week Jane and I learned that our offer for a house in Cellardyke, Fife had been accepted. I still can’t quite believe that we will be house-owners.
We’re not moving; that seems to be the first question people ask, along with how can we face to commute an hour into Edinburgh in the mornings. The house is an investment; somewhere to use the money we made from the sale of Jane’s flat in Craigmount last year; somewhere to escape to; somewhere to holiday from.
Cellardyke is a small, old fishing village next to Anstruther, and about 15 miles from St Andrews (my old Alma Mater).
The house is a former fish shop, with character and an amazing terraced garden that reaches high enough up the hill to allow you to sit at the top and look out to sea, out towards the Isle of May.
The front door from George Street
The kitchen / dining room, the only room downstairs
The main bedroom (there are two bedrooms)
The lounge / conservatory area at the rear of the house
The garden, looking down towards the lounge / conservatory
Looking up the garden.
More details and pictures when we get them.