Rightmove Anonymous

I have to admit it – I am a fully paid up member of RA (Rightmove Anonymous).

If you haven’t heard of Rightmove where have you been hiding?   It is a property website listing properties for sale with photo’s, floor plans and now even energy ratings.

We don’t have the money to even consider moving any time soon, but that doesn’t stop me from typing in my postcode and seeing what properties are on offer in my locality.  It doesn’t help that we have Sandbanks on our doorstep so you can only imagine some of the impressive properties listed.

It’s the same with property magazines too.  Our local one is called House and is out every two weeks, filled with beautiful houses, decorating ideas which are all completely out of reach to us mere mortals.  It doesn’t stop me dreaming of my dream home though.

My wish list includes:

  • Views over Poole harbour / The Purbecks
  • 5 bedrooms (minimum)
  • A playroom
  • A large kitchen / family room
  • A lounge
  • Dining Room
  • Games room for the boys
  • Large garden (the kids have requested a pool)
  • A fireplace
The last request of a fireplace may sound odd, but I really miss having a real fire.  There is something so relaxing about sitting in front of a roaring fire on a cold winters night.  Sadly we live in a terraced house with no chimney so we have no chance of getting one, even from this great range of affordable fireplaces.
My mum lives in a beautiful thatched cottage in Dorset and heats her whole house with just her fire.  Even on the coldest days she rarely has to fire up her central heating thanks to it which has saved her a lot of money.  I have to admit that I am nervous when the kids are around it as fires can be unpredictable, so I would probably opt for a gas fire with a traditional gas fire basket to make it look authentic.
For now I will stick to stalking my favourite houses on Rightmove and carry on dreaming about the perfect home.

**This is a commissoned post**

2 thoughts on “Rightmove Anonymous”

  1. I do this all the time! We rent our house, we couldn’t even consider buying but a girl can dream and there’s some gorgeous houses out there! xx


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