Funny how we change as we get older. Since I anticipate that my remaining few years will be spent pottering about the garden, if I were to purchase a property again, would do so almost entirely on the merits/potential of the garden. Coming to regard the house as a sort of garden shed with living quarters included.
Anyway wishing you all the best of luck, Elizabeth, hope you find someone really nice to accompany your nautical viewing from Plymouth.
ps Does this mean you have sold the house that you discussed with us on here last year?