Renovation Seven Begins: A Cheltenham Puku Caravan Renovation

Our 7th renovation project has begun – we’ve just bought an iconic 1958 Cheltenham Puku caravan to restore.  Darren and I hadn’t even heard of Cheltenham caravans up until a week ago, but a friend suggested we get one.  And in true Metcalfe fashion, we did just that.  On Thursday, we…

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Green Kitchen Inspiration

I decided I wanted a green kitchen for our Spanish town house the first time that we viewed it.  For a while now, I’ve had an image of mint and copper in my mind, although a very bright green kitchen also appeals. I’ve spent a fair bit of time pursuing the internet…

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Pego Progress: Month Three

Month three of Project Pego. Wow! Our Spanish townhouse renovation has been hard going this trip. When we arrived just over four weeks ago I though I was going to have a full on melt down. We’d just come back to Spain after spending the summer in our clean, warm……

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Our Sixth Renovation Begins: A Video Tour

Darren and I have just started our sixth renovation project.  This time, our task is to renovate a two bedroom Spanish town house in Pego, an hours drive from either Alicante or Valencia.  After mum bought her own villa in the town, we pursued the local estate agents online, and fell in…

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Our Fifth Renovation Project: Boston Court

Our fifth renovation project  was our smallest to date.  After selling our second renovation project, Thorold Road, we struggled to find a new property to transfer the our mortgage to. Market conditions in Southampton were at a peak, and despite a number of above asking price offers, we failed to find a…

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Our Fourth Renovation Project: Vale Drive

Vale Drive, a two bedroom ground floor flat situated in Midanbury, Southampton became our fourth renovation project.  It also became our first property rental.  But it came about by complete accident.  We weren’t even looking for another projects! Darren had been asked by the nephew of previous owner to quote on…

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