We are house hunting which is not a joyful task with 2 small children when it has to be done after Yme finishes work so they are tried and grumpy. But after some really disastrous houses we found a really nice one near us in Durbanville. It has the 4 bedrooms we need, big modern kitchen with gas and separate scullery, study and storage place for Earth Babies stock. Down side is asking price is inflated for the area, we hate the agent, 3 rooms have no build in cupboards, 3 rooms are together then 2 are on the other side of the house so not ideal for all the kids being and close to us, but then they can share for now and when Rachel is older she might like her own room a bit further away parts are flat roof, gas was self installed so needs certificate. We would be in the area we are and have gotten used to but 30mins from closest beach. Yme works is montague gardens near milnerton so quite a drive already.
We were ready to put in an offer but had an appointment this weekend in Dynefontein near Melkbos which we nearly did not keep, but thought what the hell we love the area and at the very least we can take the kids down to the beach for a play on the sand. Surprise surprise we see a lovely house. It has 4 big rooms with guest room and study and place for EB, it is an older solid house was build for koeberg in the days Eskom gave you a house. Wooden parkett floors, modern kitchen, modern bathrooms. All bedrooms have cupboards, 2 mins from beach, lovely feel to the house. It is the first one the kids asked if we could buy. Same price as the other but more worth asking price if you ask me. Does not have separate scullery but kitchen move open plan to lounge. Did I mention 2 mins from beach and I love the west coast. Has a calm feel about the area.
But it is further for Yme to work and it means moving areas.
So what would you do?