The house described as #1 under PROPERTIES > #2 was finally purchased on 29 April so is now part of the project. This is good news as we could not be certain that we would actually get it.
There is a lot of work to be done but the house is quite small (47 sqm) which helps!
What will make the work harder is that there is no road access but only a walking path, and for the long term we really would like to keep it that way, so must accept the difficulties whilst renovating...
For some "before" photos see here: #1