Does anyone here live in a house on a hill?

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Found 11th Nov 2010
To cut a long story short, I've been wanting to move for a good while now and have recently been offered a property from the council. It is a very nice semi detached house, with driveway & large rear garden but the house is located near the top of a hill. The view is amazing, but I'm worried about when the winter comes (snow) as I more than likely won't be able to get up it.

Does anyone here live on a hill, have you encountered many problems? Would it be best for me to refuse & wait for something on level ground?

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I live on a hill - gorgeous views and yes in the winter sometimes we have had to leave the cars at the bottom - but so what!!

Go for it!

p.s one good thing is we have never had a flood or anything like that due to the water running down the hill!! Then u have the fun of sledging down to the cars as well X)

peppa pig does.

Never really had a problem. Sometimes we have to leave our car on the side of the main road at the top of the hill.

Just buy some grit and you'll be fine.

Live at the top and leave the car at the bottom in the icy conditions. Live at the bottom and get flooded in the rainy conditions, live in the middle and... erm... failed there didn't I?

you might get jack & jill visiting you quite regularly

People other than pregnant gay asylum seekers with 5 kids still get council houses?!
Edited by: "anewman" 11th Nov 2010

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anewman

People other than pregnant gay asylum seekers with 5 kids still get … People other than pregnant gay asylum seekers with 5 kids still get council houses?!



I've been waiting over 5 years mate...

Every house I've lived in has always been on the top of hill! I'm not sure why..but i think the views have always been the thing that has won me over! Never had a problem getting up the hill, in fact in the snow in January I was lucky enough to be the only one on my road who could get out of the drive and roll down the hill and go from there! Go for it, it sounds like a very good opportunity.

Pr3cious18

I've been waiting over 5 years mate...



After 5 years id be happy taking anything...beggers cant be choosers mate

Living on a hill is good and remember, no chance of flooding.

I live up a hill and my daughters school is down a steep hill with no hand rail, The snow I can deal with, but the Ice is just leathal when on a hill, Plus car gets house bound till at least about 10am once the sun has hit the ice for a bit! Too many cars slide sidewards into the wall at the end of our road.

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snowflake

Every house I've lived in has always been on the top of hill! I'm not … Every house I've lived in has always been on the top of hill! I'm not sure why..but i think the views have always been the thing that has won me over! Never had a problem getting up the hill, in fact in the snow in January I was lucky enough to be the only one on my road who could get out of the drive and roll down the hill and go from there! Go for it, it sounds like a very good opportunity.



Thank you... I will certainly do so

No, sorry. I live in a pineapple under the sea.

Sloth/Mod

I live in the Fens.................what's a hill??? oO

we live on a hill, down one side of a valley and up the other to get to us, dirt track, snow is a hassle. The entire garden is sloping.

I live at the top end of our area which is on a hill and must admit when it snows it really snows but if you like the house then what's a bit of snow? We're always last to get the pavements and road cleared but everyone leaves their cars out on the main part which does get gritted first. I'm in the process of buying a big sledge with brakes for the two youngest to get them down to nursery at the bottom of said hill (with me pulling it that is) and back up again this year as not getting caught out again. Wished I'd had it last year lol!

I'd say if you like it then do it - it isn't winter all year round and probably lovely in spring/summer/autumn. Also I'm sure the council won't leave you stranded. Plus how long would you have to wait for another house if you refused this one?

Do you have the opportunity to speak to any of your new potential neighbours?
They might be able to put your mind at rest?
Sounds nice though, I am willing you to go for it


Syzable

I live in the Fens.................what's a hill??? oO



You know the ramp in queensgate car park? I've heard they're like that. Unconfirmed though.....

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sancho1983

You know the ramp in queensgate car park? I've heard they're like that. … You know the ramp in queensgate car park? I've heard they're like that. Unconfirmed though.....



WOW!!! Sounds scary

Take the sledge to work.

I live at the top of a sort of hill and never thought about the ice before moving in but touch wood so far its been ok, only a couple of times have i had to leave the car, just wish the council would get their head round the fact that the grit box would be more use at the top of the street not the bottom me n the ex used to spend a couple of hrs gritting the whole street when it got too bad, worth it for the views though.

Depends a bit on the community. My last place was in a cul de sac at the top of a hill that was nearly too steep to cycle up. We moved ourselves in just before Christmas; it was the first time I'd driven a seven and a half tonner and it was pack ice all round. Made it in OK (albeit scarily).
Ice and snow was worse in the new year and it was getting naughty on the hill. We'd just sat down for lunch when there was a knock at the front door. It turned out to be the guy from a couple of doors up who was on the village committee, going out with a bunch of guys to clear the hill and would we like to join in.
Well, we figured we'd moved into a village so we'd join in. Finished lunch in a rush and shot out. There was a bunch of guys working up the hill, clearing ice and snow, with folk coming out of houses as we worked up, with teas, beers and the like.
That was the start of a very pleasant 15 years of village life.
There was only two times we couldn't get up the hill - one particularly bad winter it had taken me 8 hours to get the 30 miles out from central London and I had to leave the car at the village pub and once when a pedal crank broke on my bike because of the pull up the hill (I ended up walking)

I'd say: If the area is any good, go for it
Edited by: "Some_Bloke" 11th Nov 2010

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skellysgirl

After 5 years id be happy taking anything...beggers cant be choosers mate



+1

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Amazing thread. I live in town. A flat town.

vibeone

Amazing thread. I live in town. A flat town.



i know, i can see you from up here

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michelleleemoo

i know, i can see you from up here



Pop round for a coffee?

vibeone

Pop round for a coffee?



ooooh shall i?

There is no such thing as your ideal property, you will always have to compromise on something. Can't believe you are thinking about turning it down as it's on a hill? so what. You're very fortunate to be offered this property and others would not hesitate. Are you really in a position to be picky. What if you turn it down and then a house like that dosent come along for another 2 years. Go for it!
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