Yes, that's right, they CANCELLED yesterday evening. Obviously in the area as yesterday was a possible viewing day had I gone for it, they must have done a drive by. They said: We have reviewed the location of the house again and have decided due to the general area, it is not for us therefore we would like to cancel the viewing please."
So there you have it. 2 x 12 hour days and a 6 hour day of housework and gardening to try and make it as perfect, clean and tidy as I could (imagine spring cleaning a 19 room house and you will know how exhausted I am today), all for nothing. I have never driven myself so hard, and if I hadn't had the garden to do too, could have got the house up together in a day. The garden is another matter though. I can't garden much in June because pollen levels affect my asthma, and of course everything grows like crazy. I was away for much of a week and we have been very busy with sourcing and selling stuff for my small business. Cutting back and weeding was the equivalent of "cutting" an acre of grass with a pair of tweezers . . .
So, either they couldn't cope with living next door to a farm, although it clearly states we are situated next door to a working farm, or we were deemed too far from the shops and amenities. Their loss. As Pattypan said, our house wants special people in it, and they weren't special . . .