How big is your land?

Questions about where to look for property.
The buying process etc.

How big is your land?

0-100m2
2
4%
100-500m2
6
12%
500-1500m2
6
12%
1500-3000m2
11
21%
3000m2-10000m2
15
29%
More
12
23%
 
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Re: How big is your land?

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Polarengineer wrote:
Tue Mar 03, 2020 6:31 am
Well DB, 250 square miles is very big actually. Or was your reply a question without punctuation. :D
Not in Australian outback farm stakes. It’s a square of about 16 miles by 16 miles. That’s tiny.

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Polarengineer wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2020 7:49 pm
My neighbour told me he has so much land that it takes him two days by car to go from one border to the other. Yeah, I said, I had a car like that once.
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DominicBest wrote:
Tue Mar 03, 2020 9:21 am
Polarengineer wrote:
Tue Mar 03, 2020 6:31 am
Well DB, 250 square miles is very big actually. Or was your reply a question without punctuation. :D
Not in Australian outback farm stakes. It’s a square of about 16 miles by 16 miles. That’s tiny.
Correct, not so big in Outback terms, I seem to remember that is could only support a couple of sheep per square mile. Still bigger than some English counties though.

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He was lucky to be able to buy any sort of car when he sold it.

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Like most on here room for veg patch x2, various fruit trees and soft fruit bushes: otherwise, grass, beds, plants and shrubs. The land is just proud of 1,500 sq m but half is separated and, along with the land of others, hay is taken off and sheep grazed on there with the use of electric fences. As Pat says earlier - excellent mental stimulation for the border collies - although the sheep leave ticks aplenty. We get our wood from joining in the local affuage each year.

The other house has a smallish 650 sq m garden on top of a 7 meter roman wall (yes, the garden wall built around 1 BC). But it looks out, uninterrupted, over the Morvan and brings that right into the garden so it seems much bigger. It doesn't need much work, I hope (we haven't been there in the spring and summer yet) and is ideal for the 5 dogs. We were there at half term and had good weather so the dogs found tourists are every bit as interesting as sheep.

When we looked for a house, in 2006, we thought rural was the the idle. We still love our village and the people, steering a careful, neutral path between the local feuds and disputes (some of which continue although started by family members now long dead) in a population of just over 80 persons. There are no facilities and over time we realised we wanted to be able to walk to restaurants, cafes, boulangers, etc so bought somewhere in the quartier historic of a city. A complete contrast and not too much gardening. I can't see us moving in there full time but as Aardvark says, you play what is dealt to you - so who knows what's around the corner.

Looking forward to Spring despite the grass cutting!

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