Rural Weekender

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What makes for a truly successful weekender?

To really enjoy your weekender rural property, it needs to be within convenient striking distance of your regular home. Once a property is over one and a half hours from your residence, the chances of your enjoyment rapidly waning increase. In excess of two and a half hours and the odds really start to stack against you.

Make sure your chosen rural property destination also has at least a General Store because there will be times when you arrive with little planning and if there are no shops, restaurants or other conveniences nearby, your weekender becomes much less workable over the long term.

Make sure the rural property you choose is low maintenance, otherwise you’ll spend your weekends doing nothing other than the normal maintenance work you’d be doing at home – just somewhere else!

Also consider security. An isolated weekender is a target for thieves whereas a home next door to permanent residents is far less likely to be broken into.
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