The farm was almost perfect. We really liked the house.
However…the 10 acres has no road frontage. How, you might ask, would you get to your house if it doesn’t sit up on the road?
Oh, well you have to drive up the neighbor’s driveway, then open the gate to their field of donkeys. Drive through the donkeys, then open another gate where the driveway ends. Then there’s sort of a car path through the field up to the house.
So the lack of driveway directly to the house is a bad thing. It would be expensive to put in. We would get stuck in the mud without one. It’s very hilly there, there’s no flat spots on the property.
The biggest negative is that we would essentially be living in someone’s backyard. Way out in the sticks, not another neighbor for miles, except for the ones in our front yard.
What’s probably happened is that the driveway neighbors have sold a back piece of their property to a relative, then the relative built a house but circumstances have caused them to move away and put their house up for sale.
Still though–why would I want to move and get away from neighbors only to not even have my own driveway? What if those people move and someone else buys their property and then doesn’t want us to drive through their field all the time? We wouldn’t be able to get off of our property.
Just…so much potential for things to go wrong here. Not to mention we have to drive past loud donkeys right out of the front door. Not that I didn’t think they were hilarious.
It seems like we’ll never be able to find the perfect place. Each place has something wrong with it. This one is the worst because we loved the house and the location!
Back to the drawing board.
I’ve found a couple more places we could look at, but they are in need of some fixing up. Maybe it’s just cosmetic, maybe not. I hate wasting time and gas driving out to these places only to find that they are not what we expected.
If I’ve learned one thing it’s that if it seems too good to be true then guess what? It is, and you’ll soon find out why.