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Jane Beck is a mum bought a quaint cottage for just £59 for her dream escape to the country – and after taking 22 YEARS to fix it up is now worth £450,000.
Jane Beck, 54, bought the cottage when she fell in love with it on a holiday break two decades ago.
She piled her four children into the back of a touring caravan to make the 170-mile move from Berkshire to West Wales.
But her grand designs for the cottage took years to complete – as there was no electricity, no water and even a river running through it.
Jane Beck quilting business
Jane now lives her dream life running a quilting business from her land and also renting out glamping shepherd huts.
She said: ‘We paid £59 for it in 1997 which everyone thought was far too much locally.
‘It was valued last February at around £450,000 before we landscaped the back garden.’
Jane has lost count of how much she has spent on her labour-of-love transformation – and it wasn’t all plain sailing.
Jane Beck Quick Facts
- When Jane Beck, 54, first bought the cottage for £59 22 years ago, locals questioned if it was even worth that
- But she put her children into a caravan to make the 170-mile journey, moving into the cottage
- At first, the cottage had no electricity, no water, an outside toilet, and even had a river running through it