Let me start by saying that my middle daughter is gorgeous, talented and extremely bright, but has a tendency to be more demanding than my other two. I asked of my 16 year old son, “Do you think that bla de bla is like that because she’s the middle child?” and without any hesitation he replies, “Of course. She’s not the oldest (which is me), who’s allowed to stay up late and has more freedom and she’s not the youngest, who we treat like the baby and is allowed to get away with more stuff”. Wow. Adolescent Sigmund Freud. How typical are we? Felt rather ordinary after that.
Which got me thinking about all things Middle. Middle class, Middle of the Road, Stuck in the Middle, Middle of Nowhere!
I’m not willing nor really equipped to explicate the above and also it’s too beautiful a day. But I like the idea of being in the Middle of Nowhere.
So let’s roam around the great British Countryside to put you in a dream like state and see what’s on offer for ‘if only’ rent!
Savills £5500 pcm
Glen Andred forms the significant portion of this imposing Victorian manor house which was designed by the notable architect Norman Shaw in 1867. The property takes influence from the ‘Old English’ architectural style with some Gothic overtones.
Leicestershire – HUSBAND’S CHOICE
Jackson-Stops and Staff £5000 pcm
A magnificent four storey house within one of the finest 18th century mansions in the country. Two-storey painted staircase hall, 6 reception rooms, 7 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 4 car garage. Spectacular views over Rutland Water. Use of 67 acres of gardens and parkland.
Norfolk – WRITER’S CHOICE – FOR THE PADDOCKS
Sowerby’s £2,500 pcm
A substantial seven bedroom barn conversion offered fully furnished and equipped for a potential long let. Situated a short drive from the beautiful Georgian town of Holt and is convenient for access to the North Norfolk Coast.
And La Piece De La Resistance is
Knight Frank £35000 pcm
Occupying an idyllic site of about 2.3 acres adjoining the 14th fairway of the famous Wentworth golf course in a peaceful secluded setting at the end of Shepley Drive. The Wentworth Estate extends to about 750 acres in addition to having the Wentworth Club providing a 30 metre heated outdoor swimming pool, restaurants, at least 13 tennis courts a health and leisure club.
Maybe you are a middle child or have a middle child or have dreams of moving out in the middle of nowhere, if so please comment. Obviously I expect properties in a more realistic rental band. ;o)