Moving back to my own house took me away from the sea, but to a much prettier part of the town. Although I am surrounded by streets full of very similar terraced houses, I actually like the bay windows and wooden porches and not very far away there are some wonderfully old period properties.
|a few of the terraced streets|
Like many English towns, there is a cricket green here. A triangular grassed area for the singular purpose of providing a place to play cricket, in the summer months. Traditionally, a cricket match would have been followed by a proper afternoon tea with cucumber sandwiches, cakes and scones, served at the cricket pavilion.
I live near Broadwater cricket green. It's not the prettiest green but it's a nice place to walk the dog, and if the pavilion is in use, they leave water bowls out for all of us canine lovers.
|The rather plain cricket pavilion is on the right.|
Walking away from the cricket green past the very uninteresting local shops, you come to Broadwater Street East, which is the oldest street in the neighbourhood.
I found this old picture on the internet and although there is no date, I think it is early 1900's, the view is almost the same, just a wider shot.
And that last little house is for sale ! You can view the details here. It had been used as a shop with maisonette above, but it's teeny weeny inside, and I don't think I'd like to live...............
by the graveyard ! Would you want to spend £109, 950 on this ? that's about $165,000 or 1250,000 Euros !
On the opposite side of the road from the Churchyard, are my favourite houses, I'd love to take a sneak peak inside.
The first one has a lovely shade of grey/green on the doors and window frames, off set by the bright white (though I'd have to pull up all those weeds).
The next one is much smaller, though it has a beautiful arch over the door, that in my opinion desperately needs a climbing rose !
The third one is just gorgeous. Again it's set back from the street and I love the pretty porch, the wisteria and rhododendron.
Past this little row of houses are two much larger properties with high walled gardens.
The first would be the ideal property for me, because
if you go around the back
you'll find a double garage with an artists studio over the top !
Well that's what I've decided it is ! Wouldn't it be perfect though, the staircase leads up from behind the walled garden, to an extension that could be used as a green house, and inside there would be a little kitchen, and maybe even a bathroom..................................
The other house I have admired many times is on the opposite side of this road and could be used in a period drama (if you took away the signs, road markings, tv aerial etc.). It's a beautiful Regency property, with the original sash windows.
Can you see the rose arbour over the path. I'd love to look in that garden, let alone the house. At the back is another large walled garden where I've spied the top of a gorgeous looking conservatory.
They both have views over the church, and if the sea were 5 minutes in any direction, I'd happily have either of them !!!
And maybe you're thinking that I took these pictures on a rare sunny day in the UK, but actually we've been having a heat wave over here and the poor cricket green, no longer looks so green !
I think that's enough spying for one day, have a great weekend,