Cowart's Common Room
Second homes on Radio

Well that was weird. Eating breakfast and hear the word Exford - our old village. They're debating second homes on Radio Four - in fact they've come back to it right now, as I type......

Posted at 26th Mar 2009 - 07:52AM   Posted by Exmoorjane   Second homes on Radio Comments: 9

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Faith's Avatar That must have given you a bit of a jolt - it always does when we hear something familiar on the radio. So what do purplecooers think of 2nd homes?

Posted by: Faith on 26th Mar 2009 at 08:35AM

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Westerwitch's Avatar Actually got mixed feelings . . . we did debate this at length in the forums if any one is interested - but you will have to search for it . . . can't remember where we filed it.

Posted by: Westerwitch on 26th Mar 2009 at 08:37AM

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Muddyboots's Avatar yes, heard the article. Not a problem here but further up the coast and in the North York Moors National Park it is, some villages are nearly deserted during the winter and during the week.

Posted by: Muddyboots on 26th Mar 2009 at 09:05AM

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ChrisH's Avatar Gosh, I didn't realise Exford was where you used to live... we used to go on holiday there when I was a little girl (ie a couple of years ago. Ahem.)

Posted by: ChrisH on 26th Mar 2009 at 09:12AM

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Exmoorjane's Avatar Yup, it did give a jolt!
We did have a huge long debate - and a fascinating one. Yup, used to live mid-way between Exford and Winsford, Chris....where did you use to stay?
Was surprised actually to hear that Exford was subsumed by second homes as it seemed to be one of the more locally focused villages...others on the moor far worse off. Bit alarming really. But it;s lost its garage, its post office and newsagent in the time since we've gone so obviously getting bad.

Posted by: Exmoorjane on 26th Mar 2009 at 09:55AM

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Toady's Avatar Don't get me startedTwisted EvilTwisted EvilTwisted Evil

Posted by: Toady on 26th Mar 2009 at 10:10AM

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Exmoorjane's Avatar Eeek, sorry Toady. Down, girl.......Exclamation

Posted by: Exmoorjane on 26th Mar 2009 at 10:37AM

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What did you think about Kirstie Allsopp talking about her THREE homes?

Posted by: DevonLife on 26th Mar 2009 at 04:57PM

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SallysChateau's Avatar Don't get me started either, dare i put it on the Common Room ? I'm surrounded by people with 3 homes moaning constantly about how broke they are and all looking to rent them out at a vastly reduced price to cover their costs . There said it now, watch me lose a load of friends .

Posted by: SallysChateau on 26th Mar 2009 at 06:05PM

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