Does a Westerly Garden Get any Sun?

Discussion in 'Mortgages and buying and selling homes' started by Sunflower123, May 7, 2008.

  1. Sunflower123

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    I Know this may seem an odd question but I know a south facing garden is what everyone wants, but Im looking at a house which has a westerly facing garden, and was wondering how much sun will the garden get.

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  2. theoneill

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    I would imagine a west facing garden would get the sun from midday onwards
     
  3. Wisecom

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    Yep, gets some sun in the evening
     
  4. ClubMan

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    Why not just pop down to see the property during the current sunny weather at different times of the day?
     
  5. mf1

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    I have a southeast facing back garden. I would give my eye teeth for the same garden with a westerly ( preferably southwesterly) aspect so that I could enjoy the long summer evenings that I am hoping for this summer!

    mf
     
  6. so-crates

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    you could get up early and enjoy the long summer mornings ;)
     
  7. theoneill

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    When we were purchasing our house my girlfriend and I had a heated discussion about the aspect of the back garden. I had previously lived in an apartment for the past 10 years and was not too keen to fork out the additional 10K for a south west facing garden. Needless to say she won and as much as it pains me to admit it, she was right. :)
     
  8. Sunflower123

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    I would only that its not that easy to get to. There was some sun when we were there on sat but I was interested to know how long it would last for. Thanks for your all your feedback
     
  9. batty

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    Just make sure that the back garden IS west facing and not just estate agent speak. I've been shown houses by the same estate agent on the opposite sides of the street and been told that both houses had south facing gardens

    A west facing back garden will get the sun in the back garden later than any other aspect.
     
  10. mf1

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    Oh I do do that - but it's not the same knowing I'm under pressure to get to work!
    Now, in the evenings...........

    mf
     
  11. moneygrower

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    West is best is a phrase of gardeners but that's more about frost damage that vino on the terrace. You garden will be lovely in the evening which is probably when you most want to use it I think it's a pretty good thing. If it's long enough the bottom will be east facing.
     
  12. Sunflower123

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    Ive been checked it out on the map and it is west alright. Although the same estate agent told me an empty room can look smaller then one with stuff in it, so I know not to trust them. Thanks
     
  13. ClubMan

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    Nothing illogical about that - an empty small room could easily look smaller than a larger one with stuff in it. Depends on the relative sizes of the rooms and the size of the "stuff".
     
  14. batty

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    I am geuinely not being smart but how could a west facing back garden have a "bottom that is east facing"?
     
  15. MrMan

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    Your estate agent would be right on that one, why not look at a new development builders finish and compare with show house and you'll see what he means.
     
  16. Whiskey

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    I think Moneygrower is an estate agent.
     
  17. mf1

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    If you have a rectangular long(or short) back garden and the back of the house faces west, then your back wall as you look back up towards the house will face in the opposite direction i.e east.

    mf
     
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  19. Hillsalt

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    I would have never considered the angle at which the sun faces my garden as an issue when buying a house. That is, until now. My current house has a west facing gardenand it is blissful in summer evenings. Today, we had a BBQ at 5pm.

    We hope to trade up whenever the market changes and it will be vital to have a south/west facing back garden.
     
  20. poorrelative

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    Hillpost..surely if you are serious about trading up then now is the time to do it not when the market changes.