I hope you all had a lovely weekend, I enjoyed a few rather bracing walks in the Cheshire countryside. The blustery March winds certainly succeeded in blowing the cobwebs away (at times I was lucky I didn’t blow away myself!). Anyway, I started the week feeling suitably invigorated and so it was with great enthusiasm that I bounded out of the office this morning for my latest Ralph’s review of a detached family house in Farndon.
Today my colleague John accompanied me, so I made sure I was on my best behaviour whilst travelling in his immaculately kept car. I sat quietly on a rug on the back seat and barely uttered a bark! All that contained energy got the better of me when I arrived at Lightfoot Mews and so I tumbled out the car before embarking on a few joyful circuits of the driveway in front of me. I eventually came to a halt by the double garage and then made my way to the front door and stepped foot inside.
I found myself in a spacious hallway with a tiled floor – “very practical” I thought to myself, muddy pawprints could easily be cleaned up. Exploring, I found a number of rooms leading off from the hall – a very convenient cloakroom was my first port of call, followed by the dining room. This felt like a very chic and contemporary space with stylish oak effect flooring which I admired greatly (although the down side is that there would be no creeping around under the table to collect titbits - maybe I could wear ‘pug slippers’ to disguise the sound of my claws on the floor!). Before I set off to explore the rest of the house I asked John to lift me up so I could look out the lovely bay window – yes, as I suspected, a strategically placed chair would allow me a fabulous view of the comings and goings in this quiet little enclave.
With all four paws back on the ground I set off to explore the sitting room next – what a welcoming room, the sun was flooding in through the French windows, creating a warm glow in the room and making me feel suddenly drowsy.
After snatching a few Zzzs, I reluctantly left the sitting room and headed in to the kitchen. This is a lovely open plan, contemporary space with the kitchen at one end (with a utility room tucked to the side) and a cosy, sociable family living area at the other end. I pictured myself snuggled up on the sofa with my human brother, watching “Game of Thrones” (we are both enraptured with every episode) whilst still being able to keep a beady eye on Mum and Dad in the kitchen – perfect for a needy pug who feels the need to ‘herd’ all of his humans into one space!
Bounding up the stairs I found four good sized bedrooms, one with an en suite shower and a family bathroom.
I noted with satisfaction that the space is perfect for a growing family and I could picture it full of life with a couple of pups bounding around. Downstairs again, I headed out the back door into the garden which is south facing and a veritable suntrap – quite the spot to indulge in a bit of sunbathing.
All in all, 9 Lightfoot Mews is a great family home that will work really well for a modern family. My feeling is that this house won’t be around for long so call me on 01244 322322 to book a viewing.
Until next time
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What Ralph lacks in years, he makes up for in charm, charisma and good looks. There is nothing Ralph likes better than meeting and greeting clients old and new in his office. He may appear to sleep alot on the sofa but his mind never rests, always th…
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