By My Mum, Elizabeth Heslop

A house with ‘rural aspects’ could

Be in the middle of a wood.

Even a mountain top abode

That cannot quite be reached by road!

“Sea views” on the other hand

Are properties that sound quite grand

But the cliffs they are perched upon

May be crumbling and nearly GONE!

It’s OK buying on a whim

As long as you’re prepared to swim!

Some houses have baronial Halls

(with water running down the walls)

Another not quite what it seems

Has Death-Watch beetles in the beams.

But Serena always aims to please

And will NEVER sell you one of these.


Poetic House Hunting