Posted: 17/08/2016 at 07:43
We had a north/northwest facing garden and still got some sunshine for eating outside But our season was shorter as it wasn't until the sun was high enough to be above the house line - so sunny at the end of the garden from end of March until September. We also got quite a bit of sun in the mornings from the east side of the garden. I learnt then that you need to look at what surrounds the house not just which way the garden faces as trees and other houses and your own will cast shade as well or if quite open you will get sun from the east and/or west sides as well. And as Ladybird says it is like having natural air conditioning on hot summer days.
we also once had a west facing garden and a lot of it was far too sunny for me as there was nothing to shade the house to the south side (we were a corner plot) so we got the sun nearly all day. But we had a lovely spot for sitting out in the evening sun.
i would have a good look at the gardens and see which feels the best as well as considering the aspect. and maybe see if you can visit a couple of times to see what the light is like at different times of day?
its always exciting getting a new garden so good luck in your new home.