Posted: 16/04/2016 at 17:46
It might have been possible years ago Lucid but as we get more and more crowded in this little island, the options for land and isolation become less and less.
At one time, it worked in a cycle.........Wales and East Anglia were relatively cheap as were parts of the North East and South West. The "Good Life" people moved out of the cities to these areas but they usually had the money behind them to renovate broken down properties with a good bit of land. Those times are gone I think.
I've lived in most areas of the UK.......usually renovating which I never minded so long as the land was suitable.
It's not always necessary to buy somewhere freehold.......leasing some land close to where you live is a possibility.Long term rentals with an option to buy also. Have words with land agents in the areas you are prepared to live. There are people in rural areas who would like nothing better than to move out BUT need a good price for their property in order to finance their new buys. Again, farmers are selling up but still want the going rate for their properties.
Unfortunately, there are a lot of people in your situation who want that kind of lifestyle but can't afford to indulge themselves. The farther out you move, the cost of living becomes more expensive.Nothing to say that you shouldn't keep abreast of the situation tho......rural Estate agents, Farming and Smallholding publications, etc.
There are "cheap" areas still within the UK but a terraced house with a back yard is obviously not your idea of bliss
Bit negative I'm afraid but that is how I see it.