We've been living here for about eight years. It has been a gorgeous house and we've done a lot of work to make it perfect for us.
In the kitchen we ripped out the old MFI-type units (selling them on e-bay!), laid large slate flagstones, and built wooden work surfaces and installed a white enamel sink, dresser, and range stove.
In the lounge we sanded down the old floorboards and varnished them to perfection, and had a wonderfull Clearview multi-fuel stove installed. And my Beloved turned the smallest bedroom into a computer-room/office for her Landscape Photography business
The garden backs onto an enchanting wooded stream with bluebells in Spring and lakes with herons and ducklings (which Suki sometimes brought home for us).
The neighbours are lovely, intelligent, creative people with lively daughters now making their own way in the world.
All in all, rural bliss. And I can't pretend I won't miss the place, but exciting new horizons in Berlin beckon and wanderlust is burning in my blood and my feet are itching to press onto the grass of the Tiergarten.