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Where to live in UK?

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EW NEWBIE
Latest post on 22 September 2015 - 12:35
We were recently in Somerset for a visit. Lots to do and very pretty...
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EW NEWBIE
Latest post on 21 September 2015 - 20:24
This is a very old post! so assume the OP's father has already moved back to the UK.? Would be nice to have a follow up post.Hope it worked out for him in any event I have been an ex-pat for over 30 yrs and no way would i Have considered moving back to the UK. Not that I don't love it.Just that my horizons have broadened and my needs as an older person are very different to that young woman who left. As a general comment to any who are thinking of 'going home' after many yrs abroad .You have to understand that you have been changed by your ex-pat experience.Nothing stands still.iIt was a big ask to put a pin in a map and say this or that place would be best. I knew that after living in a country which had hot summers but freezing cold winters,I could not stand to be cold in my latter yrs. So south it was.I also knew that having learn't one new language I could learn another,altho preferable be able to choose English when I wished..I landed in Portugal in the south where they speak both Portuguese and English.. Once you have left your roots behind there are so many options open to you in retirement
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EW NEWBIE
Latest post on 28 April 2015 - 12:51
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/11091503/10-best-places-to-retire.html?frame=2722083
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EW NEWBIE
Latest post on 28 April 2015 - 12:51
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/11091503/10-best-places-to-retire.html?frame=2722083
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EW MASTER
Latest post on 28 April 2015 - 10:36
All the areas mentioned are beautiful, the great thing is you can find lovely countryside within reach of all the major towns and airports, there is so much diversity, maybe best to to a bit of exploring now the seasons is changing for better and discover what appeals most. This may help to get you started http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/property/9124194/Relocation-hot-spots-20-of-the-best-towns-in-Britain-for-those-fed-up-with-London.html?frame=2159003 I have lived in numbers 3,4,10,11, 13,14 and currently near number 1, all these places are within easy reach of amazing countryside you can enjoy and offer properties nearby with acreage. <em>edited by chezmoi on 28/04/2015</em>
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EW MASTER
Latest post on 22 April 2015 - 12:47
Northumberland. Countryside, seaside and a lot cheaper if you want to buy somewhere with a bit of land :)
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EW NEWBIE
Latest post on 22 April 2015 - 11:48
I would say some where in Kent (after all it is known to be the garden of UK), its in the South East. Loads of country sides, close to London and Gatwick Airport, Eurotunnel and with no time you are in Europe. Lived there over 15 years and its lovely. But i do agree with the comments above, if the relatives and family are in a certain area of UK then he might as well try to relocate to be near them. Best of luck with whatever he decides and happy retirement. :)
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EW NEWBIE
Latest post on 15 October 2014 - 20:02
Greater Manchester, on the south side, close to the motorway links. Easy access to all parts of the U.K. via motorways and regular trains. Good for shopping, close to the beautiful Peak District.
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EW EXPLORER
Latest post on 15 October 2014 - 16:29
Thanks for the responses so far, ladies! Keep em coming :-) He didn't actually specify England, although that's where we lived as a young family (London then Cambridge). I know what you mean re having relatives/friends around. He is actually from Ireland originally but says he doesn't really want to go back there as he's been away for so long. Thanks again xx
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EW MASTER
Latest post on 15 October 2014 - 16:11
Does it have to be England? Loch Lomond or Perthshire. :) Beautiful part of the world...
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EW EXPERT
Latest post on 15 October 2014 - 16:05
Does it have to be England? Loch Lomond or Perthshire. :)
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EW MASTER
Latest post on 15 October 2014 - 15:30
Hello, my dad is looking to retire back in the UK after over 30 years as an expat. Can anyone suggest any nice areas? Ideally, he would like: - Beautiful countryside and wildlife - Somewhere outside of London commuter belt - Good access to airports. He'd like to buy a house with a bit of land so that he can have animals on it. Any ideas? I know it's a bit vague ;-)... I love the UK but my knowledge outside of London is a bit limited. Lol! TIA x I am from the North West. Cheshire is a beautiful county and close to both Manchester and Liverpool airport. I don't know if he prefers the south though. House prices are cheaper up North than in the South. I imagine you will get lots of responses on this as there are some beautiful parts of the UK :-)
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EW NEWBIE
Latest post on 15 October 2014 - 15:30
If he is close to family he may want to look at places close to where he has relatives living. There is something to be said for living close to family and friends as you get older. We have friends who have retired to places where they do not really know anyone and have found it hard to make good friends there (friends who would check up on you if they have not seen you for a few days, rather than acquaintances) and regretted it.
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EW EXPLORER
Latest post on 15 October 2014 - 15:19
Hello, my dad is looking to retire back in the UK after over 30 years as an expat. Can anyone suggest any nice areas? Ideally, he would like: - Beautiful countryside and wildlife - Somewhere outside of London commuter belt - Good access to airports. He'd like to buy a house with a bit of land so that he can have animals on it. Any ideas? I know it's a bit vague ;-)... I love the UK but my knowledge outside of London is a bit limited. Lol! TIA x