Always view a property in the winter months. If you like it then, you’ll love it in summer.
Be practical: how far is it from the shops, schools, chemist?
Have a good look at the roof before you buy. Roofs can be expensive to replace – it’s worth knowing this so you can budget effectively.
Being on mains drains as opposed to a septic tank is always a bonus.
Don’t forget to check the electrics in older properties.