Monday, 21 March 2016

We are buying an apartment

When we arrived in Aylesbury in November 2014, there was some building work going on, with some new houses being constructed, overlooking the canal basin.

Building work in progress November 2014

When we returned in November 2015, the houses had been finished, and the adjacent block was being built as apartments. We havebeen looking for a canalside property for a year or two, and this was too good an opportunity to miss. We have put down a deposit on a second floor two-bedroom apartment, with a balcony overlooking the canal, but not the basin.

December 2016 – apartments under scaffolding

January 2016 - Ice in the basin

The plan is to let it unfurnished initially, and then eventually move into it when our live-aboard boating days are done.  Completion date is going to be in August, so we will need to hire a car and come back from the Leeds and Liverpool Canal to take possession, and ensure things like curtain poles, mirrors and door stops are in place, and to leave keys with a letting agent.

February 2016, looking from the south

In the photo above, the large blue plastic sheet marks our balcony. On the other side of the canal there is a park, so we won’t be overlooking other houses.

Feb 2016 the view from the park

Hopefully, soon we will be able to show some interior pictures, when we are allowed in.

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