Houses with lots of land
I live in the South of England (near the coast) - one of the most expensive places for property. Me and my partner have a dream of being able to buy land one day to build our own house with plenty of land around for growing food etc - maybe even keeping some animals. But realistically it seems that this could be very expensive to buy the land in the first place and not something we could ever achieve while remaining in the South - or possibly anywhere else. Secondary to that we'd love to buy a house that is isolated from lots of other houses with enough land for growing food and a nice garden space. Again though this seems like an impossible dream as if you're lucky to find anywhere like that in this area it is a very high price and not very common.
I know there are some users on here who have quite large spaces of land attached to their houses and I guess I'm really wondering if there are any tips for finding those kind of properties? I know some will have been purchased before the housing boom caused prices to increase so much, but I'm keen to find out what methods people went to or considered for finding their house with lots of land? Did you completely relocate or take on a house that needed a complete overhaul etc? We wouldn't be planning on a massive house but we would like land.
Although it is both of our dreams my partner wants nothing more from a house than to be isolated from neighbours and surrounded with land and trees and nature etc. He does have a well paid job compared to average but I'm afraid I let things down as I'm a self employed musician so we would never afford a highly expensive place.
I'd just be interested in hearing from anyone who doesn't mind sharing in case there's options we haven't thought of.