My life is super crazy at the moment, you know there is the whole selling the house thing, while trying to keep our business afloat and being Mum, I am struggling to catch my breath! It is a huge journey selling this gorgeous old girl, one that has brought me to my knees on more than one occasion, but just this week I feel as though, it’s right. That it is the right time to let her go.
For a time there I felt like I was letting her down, silly I know, but to me our Pen Y Llechwedd is more than a house, she is real. Almost like a living breathing part of my life! In reality she is, I have learned to feel when she is happy and when she is sad.
Pen Y Llechwedd was sad when we first arrived, she was unloved and felt forgotten, but with a little love and a lot of hard work, she is shinning again. Proud to be who she really is. She absolutely loves all the fuss and attention she is receiving at the moment, and rewards us with a harmonious home that we are able to share as a family.
Pen Y has been quite the media star these last few weeks, with features on Ipswich First
and Nine Honey.
Earlier that this year, she was delighted to be recognised as one of the grand old ladies of Ipswich (great Houses Of Ipswich via the National Trust) and had a record number of guests through her door. I am certain she smiled that day, it was the happiest I have felt her.
We are feeling a little overwhelmed with the interest she has drawn these last few weeks, it seems there are many who would also like to call her home, and for this I am deeply grateful.
I believe that the “right” people will find her in fact, I am sure they already have. I dream that they will enjoy her like we do, and become a wonderful part of the history as we did before them.
It’s been a challenging decision but I feel now the time is right, Pen Y is ready for her new owners and we ready for the next chapter of our life. She will forever be a very special part of our lives, not just for being home, but for what she contributed to our lives and for that I will miss her every day.
Have you ever loved a house? What makes your house a home?