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by kieronf
February 26th, 2016, 1:20 pm
Forum: Son Bou - Sant Jaime area
Topic: Oh Dear........
Replies: 21
Views: 6077

Re: Oh Dear........

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by kieronf
February 24th, 2016, 8:37 pm
Forum: Son Bou - Sant Jaime area
Topic: Son Bou or Cala Galdana ?.......
Replies: 24
Views: 9266

Re: Son Bou or Cala Galdana ?.......

Since 2000 we started taking our two youngsters to Jardin de Menorca and they (and so we) thoroughly enjoyed the place. The food is acceptable, the on-site supermarket sells everything you might possibly need at reasonable prices and the enclosed grounds are safe and very quiet even at the peak holi...
by kieronf
January 19th, 2016, 6:17 pm
Forum: Property owners, buying or living in Menorca
Topic: Walking on farmland
Replies: 2
Views: 647

Walking on farmland

Is there such a thing as a 'right to roam' on Menorca ? We have been sent particulars of a property where the agent states that to the rear of the house there is land for walking dogs/cycling........ from what I can see on Google Earth this is private land, so my question is - whether we can walk fr...
by kieronf
December 7th, 2015, 7:55 pm
Forum: Property owners, buying or living in Menorca
Topic: Ship possessions or buy when we arrive
Replies: 6
Views: 1388

Re: Ship possessions or buy when we arrive

Many thanks for the info Sue. It just seems a ridiculous amount of money to first ship, then store for an indefinite period only to find, perhaps, that the UK style doesn't suit the home we buy.

Starting afresh seems to be the way to go, building a new home together with a new life seems like fun.
by kieronf
December 7th, 2015, 1:22 pm
Forum: Property owners, buying or living in Menorca
Topic: Ship possessions or buy when we arrive
Replies: 6
Views: 1388

Ship possessions or buy when we arrive

Greetings everyone. We will be moving permanently to Menorca in September 2017 and I would be interested to hear people's thoughts on whether it makes economic sense (or not) to sell our furniture and other goods here in the UK and save on shipping and storage. We can bring over personal possessions...
by kieronf
September 25th, 2015, 4:56 pm
Forum: Moving to Menorca
Topic: Selling the house and kids and moving to Menorca
Replies: 17
Views: 4665

Re: Selling the house and kids and moving to Menorca

Many thanks for all of the helpful replies. The winter weather doesn't concern us in the slightest - we live on the Atlantic coast of Devon and the people walk at 45 degrees during the autumn and winter - never mind the trees. Even if the winters are windy to some - the quick turnaround to warm suns...
by kieronf
September 23rd, 2015, 7:49 pm
Forum: Moving to Menorca
Topic: Selling the house and kids and moving to Menorca
Replies: 17
Views: 4665

Re: Selling the house and kids and moving to Menorca

Hi Ciaran, We plan to arrive towards the end of Sept 17 and rent for 12 months to make absolutely sure the place is for us come rain and shine. Fortunately we have sufficient income not to have to work, so we will be in early retirement mode from the off with a focus more on the day to day leisure a...
by kieronf
September 23rd, 2015, 4:55 pm
Forum: Moving to Menorca
Topic: Selling the house and kids and moving to Menorca
Replies: 17
Views: 4665

Re: Selling the house and kids and moving to Menorca

Am I correct in my understanding that the convenio especial has now been extended to Menorca - would this arrangement provide an adequate level of healthcare or would private health insurance be the better option....
by kieronf
September 22nd, 2015, 5:31 pm
Forum: Moving to Menorca
Topic: Selling the house and kids and moving to Menorca
Replies: 17
Views: 4665

Selling the house and kids and moving to Menorca

Well not really, our second daughter will be starting Uni in 2017 and my wife and I have decided to up-sticks and move to the island where we have enjoyed many family holidays and trips in the last 18 years or so. Most of our trips have been to the Son Bou area, however, in terms of making a new lif...