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Old 15 September 2008, 11:15   #11
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Well, for my money I'd look on the East side towards the New Forest (e.g. Christchurch). Poole area is rather pleasant too but Sandbanks has the reputation for having amongst the most expensive property prices on the planet (and that's not a joke). On the West side perhaps look out towards the Chichester area. But there are (from observation) fantastic places all along the coast. Although we don't have the natural beauty to match some of the scandanavian coastline.

Those are perhaps the more picturesque areas but there has been a lot of development in Southampton and Portsmouth for more urban quayside developments. Your choice!

We might be having a bit of a property (actually mortgage availability) crisis at present but my understanding is that this had barely affected the top end of the market dominated by cash buyers! However, I'm not in that situation myself so no expert!
Remind me not to come on a boat with you if you're navigating!

Poole, Christchurch, New Forest (don't forget Lymington) are West of Southampton and Chichester is to the East (not vice versa)
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Old 15 September 2008, 11:26   #12
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On the way to falmouth...is it much cheaper over their?
Salcombe where I live has high prices like Sandbanks in the Poole area, Cornwall can be tough to get to in the Summer by road, although there are flights to Plymouth and Newquay in the South West which can cut travel times - google maps will definitely be your friend in this search!

Try Marchand Petit for houses in this area - good luck!
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Remind me not to come on a boat with you if you're navigating!

Poole, Christchurch, New Forest (don't forget Lymington) are West of Southampton and Chichester is to the East (not vice versa)
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Lymington is nice...Is it their scorpion rib lives? Have been their.
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Old 15 September 2008, 11:29   #14
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Salcombe where I live has high prices like Sandbanks in the Poole area, Cornwall can be tough to get to in the Summer by road, although there are flights to Plymouth and Newquay in the South West which can cut travel times - google maps will definitely be your friend in this search!

Try Marchand Petit for houses in this area - good luck!

I will lock at google earth, now when i know where to look.
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I agree that Lymington is nice and is also very handy for the Solent (Western end) and Isle of Wight (Yarmouth and Cowes). Acess to the West (Christchurch, Poole, Swanage and beyond to Weymouth) is also handy. You're also quite correct that it is the home of Scorpion Ribs.

Are you intending to keep a boat at the house that you buy (with a view to trailering and launching) or are you looking to keep the boat on a mooring or in a marina? This will have a bearing on the size and type of property you need and may narrow the choices if you are looking for marina facilities nearby.
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I agree that Lymington is nice and is also very handy for the Solent (Western end) and Isle of Wight (Yarmouth and Cowes). Acess to the West (Christchurch, Poole, Swanage and beyond to Weymouth) is also handy. You're also quite correct that it is the home of Scorpion Ribs.

Are you intending to keep a boat at the house that you buy (with a view to trailering and launching) or are you looking to keep the boat on a mooring or in a marina? This will have a bearing on the size and type of property you need and may narrow the choices if you are looking for marina facilities nearby.
Good question!

I think i will have the boat at home.... And i can live outside of the suburban.

Sounds expensive?
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Salcombe where I live has high prices like Sandbanks in the Poole area,
Helford, St.Mawes and Rock are in the same price league . I agree, Cornwall is very difficult to get to.
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The Island has some reasonably priced property check out Island Harbour the new builds come with their own pontoon.

Codders you are welcome to come to the Island anytime but a blanket statement saying its expensive has just put about half a dozen people off coming over for training cheers mate.

Its not that expensive all things considered and we have an easy pace of life in comparison to those that live on the Noth Island the other places mentioned are all nice but pricey compared to the Isle of Wight IMHO.

If you get chance try and spend a weekend here and explore you will either fall in love or hate it.

Travel to and from is easy via ferries or hovercraft or better still your own boat. Rental potential is also very good as the Island is a popular destination for families if you buy in Cowes you have good rental potential for all the major regattas.
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The Island has some reasonably priced property check out Island Harbour the new builds come with their own pontoon.
Do you have any link or N and W at google earth.

Thank you. I have only been on isle of weight in 24 hours, cowes and a small hotel with many beers.

How much do you pay for the ferry with/without car?
How many NM is it to mainland/southampton?
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