When I was a child, I always drew houses like this:-
So it should come as no surprise that this gorgeous farmhouse appealed so much! :-
We went back to view for a second time, spent about an hour and a half discussing all the options with a builder (who waxed lyrical about the house) and made our decision. It has 4 double bedrooms and a 26ft kitchen dining room with range. There is some work we can do to improve it, but none of it is pressing.
I woke up the following morning thinking "%€#} we've actually gone and done it!" Even Mr D, who up until this point has been decidedly lacklustre about the whole affair, is now officially excited!
I just need to keep my fingers and toes crossed that nothing falls through or I will be mightily upset.