So I went.
I loooove the backyard and the deck, and it would be amazing for DS to have somewhere to run around. There's room for trampoline, sandpit, bike riding and then some.
I am not besotted with the house but that's because it has someone else's stuff in it as well, I think. And I don't like their taste! I think it would be a really lovely first home and it's not stupid big to be overwhelming. It's a little smaller than where I am now, but it does have the two sheds and the rumpus room which would be good for storage in the short term. There's so much yard it would be possible to build on in the future if necessary. In summary, there could be a few little touch up cosmetic jobs over the next couple of years but before then it would be a very nice place.
My only hesitation is there is a huge aerial on the roof. I know that FOB will go ape over that for health reasons, and I don't love the idea of it either to be honest. Are there alternatives to it? There is also a satellite dish.
Would that hold you all back at all?
I said I'd decide by the end of the day.
Thanks for all the hints - it helped me focus and ask some questions that otherwise I wouldn't have.