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Ilford pensioner who went on holiday to Devon and never came back, selling six bed home for £250,000

PUBLISHED: 16:12 16 August 2018 | UPDATED: 21:22 17 August 2018

The home is in a lovely area, david said. Picture: David Beagley

The home is in a lovely area, david said. Picture: David Beagley

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Would you like to buy a six-bedroom Victorian terrace for £250,000?

The property has six bedrooms and three toilets. Picture: David BeagleyThe property has six bedrooms and three toilets. Picture: David Beagley

A couple who were born in the borough want to downsize and are offering readers the chance to purchase their property.

The only catch is that the home is more than 250 miles away from Ilford in Ilfracombe, North Devon - but it has got sea views and the towns do start with the same first three letters.

David Beagley, 81, got in touch with the Recorder after seeing how high property prices were in Redbridge.

He thought readers might like to trade in a life of city living, for the peace, tranquillity and beautiful scenery in Devon.

From Ilford to Ilfracombe: He is offering it to readers for £250,000 as they can get more bang for their buck. Picture: David BeagleyFrom Ilford to Ilfracombe: He is offering it to readers for £250,000 as they can get more bang for their buck. Picture: David Beagley

“We came down to Ilfracombe on holiday and liked what we saw and stayed,” he said.

“But now we are in our 80s, with two children and five grandchildren, the house is too big and we want to downsize.

“We have fond memories of Ilford and, to keep continuing a bit of Ilford in Ilfracombe, we are offering residents the opportunity to buy our home for £250,000.”

David met his wife in St Mary’s Church, Ilford when they were 16 - he was in the choir and she was a girl guide.

The couple want to downsize now they are in their 80s. Picture: David BeagleyThe couple want to downsize now they are in their 80s. Picture: David Beagley

“She sat in the front row and we just looked at each other,” he added.

The pair got married at the church in the 1960s and lived in Newbury Park and Ilford.

“Our Victorian house is in immaculate condition with double glazing, central heating and parking front and rear,” he said.

“There is a bathroom, shower room and three toilets, as well as a modern kitchen and it is much cheaper than in your area.

“We also have wonderful views overlooking a small town and out to sea.

“It would be lovely if one of your readers would like to come to live in our house which is beautiful.”

This story started with a pair of pensioners who went on holiday on Devon and never came back, but could it end with you? If you are interested in viewing the home, or for more information contact David on 07513229901 *Please not the property is in Devon

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