Thanks to all who replied to my earlier thread. We heard yesterday that the the bungalow we really wanted was, once more, back on the market. It's a long, boring story but, briefly, this is the one which will need least adapting and will be most easy to live in. Storage might not be a problem after all.
“There is always a well-known solution to every human problem - neat, plausible, and wrong.” H.L. Mencken