Name: Liz and Tim Hoad
Location: Worth Matravers, Dorset, United Kingdom
Size: 750 square feet
Years lived in: 16 years; Owned
In the heart of a picturesque Dorset village on the Purbeck coast, this former shoemaker's shop has been home to Liz and Tim for 16 years. For many years, Liz, with her love of gardens and the countryside, and Tim, with his love of the sailing and the sea, enjoyed family holidays here. Then on one visit, they found the house for sale, and with its unique history (Tim is the third generation of shoemakers in his family), its location overlooking the village green, a great-sized garden and garage for storing all the sailing gear, it instantly felt like the perfect match.