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Old 02-05-2008, 08:08 PM
 
Location: Mount Vernon, WA
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Default I'm Looking for a Village....

kind of like the one Miss Marple lives in? Does such a thing exist or is that just on TV? And I would dearly love a little English cottage, with a small garden and wildflowers etc. I'm a real estate agent but I don't have the foggiest (is that an Australianism?) how to find it. Mostly because I don't know how to find the village in the first place. Does anyone from England have any clues? My ancestors are from Tunbridge Wells in Kent but I don't know if little villages exist in that area?
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Old 02-05-2008, 10:38 PM
 
Location: Next stop Antarctica
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These villages do exist but you will need lots and lots of money to live in one
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Old 02-05-2008, 10:39 PM
 
Location: England/Wales
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The quintessential English village certainly still exists, but with planning regulations forever changing how many more years for could be debateable. My brother is lucky enough to live in one in Herefordshire, but thats by the by. As for Kent give this a look. The links have photographs.

Kent : Villages Online
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Old 02-06-2008, 07:26 AM
 
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Sure UK has villages, if there is one thing we have in abundance after rain its plenty of villages!

Outside the major cities and towns there are plenty of villages and some with great countryside views-if you like that sort of thing- take a look in the North of England...

Just go into google and type "Yorkshire villages" and see if thats the sort of thing your looking for
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Old 02-06-2008, 09:05 AM
 
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The Cotswolds....or Suffolk....or Dorset..... endless picturesque villages with 'chocolate box' cottages.

You can rent cottages for holidays, there are thousands of them, see sites like english country cottages.
English Country Cottages, cottage holiday rental for holidays in England, Scotland and Wales.


You can stay in conservation properties too - National Trust cottages National Trust Cottages (Home)

and the Vivat Trust The Vivat Trust - Holidays in Historic Buildings have beautiful houses.
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Old 02-06-2008, 10:44 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Also lots of nosey neighbours !! lol
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Old 02-06-2008, 03:39 PM
 
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kind of like the one Miss Marple lives in? Does such a thing exist or is that just on TV? And I would dearly love a little English cottage, with a small garden and wildflowers etc. I'm a real estate agent but I don't have the foggiest (is that an Australianism?) how to find it. Mostly because I don't know how to find the village in the first place. Does anyone from England have any clues? My ancestors are from Tunbridge Wells in Kent but I don't know if little villages exist in that area?

You can look up Miss Marple film locations.. e.g: Nemesis was filmed at;

Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire
Budleigh Salterton, Devon
Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire (church, tea room, graveyard, market and street scenes for Abbey Doucis)
Hidcote Manor, Hidcote Bartrim, Gloucestershire
Paignton, Devon

Miss Marple: Nemesis (1987) (TV) - Filming locations

and yes there are quaint villages near Tunbridge Wells - in Kent and East Sussex
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Old 02-07-2008, 06:49 PM
 
Location: Buckinghamshire, England
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one word: Cotswolds
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Old 02-07-2008, 10:56 PM
 
Location: Mount Vernon, WA
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These villages do exist but you will need lots and lots of money to live in one
Why is that? Just the cost of buying a house?
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Old 02-07-2008, 11:20 PM
 
Location: England/Wales
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Average house prices in the UK..
BBC NEWS | In Depth | UK House Prices | Cotswold
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