As I mentioned before, the company covers housing during my secondment in the UK. The housing package you get depends on how long you stay. Kerry and I are here for 1 year, so we are entitled to a furnished place with a cap on the monthly rent.
When we arrived, we moved into an extended stay hotel, and a relocation agent met us and we went on a homefinding trip. Since we had cats, our options were limited to 3 places available and met our requirements. Turns out most British landlords are not keen on renting furnished flats to cat owners. Fine, they seem to have no problem with the renters cooking strong curries every night and letting the odors get absorbed into the carpets and upholstery.
In summary, we were totally impressed for what we could get with our rental allowance, and we took some photos to document the experience, and to help us compare to make a decision. We were so wowed that we forgot to take a lot of pictures, but I'm sharing our favorites here. The competition was crazy, and our viewing was triple booked with others looking at this rental, so many pictures have others in the frame.
The bedroom linens were a bit dated, but the curtains would do a great job at blocking out extraneous light that disturb a good night's sleep.
The guestroom was more our style, so we thought about just giving the master to any guests that would stop by.