We thought we had a place for the family to stay, but it turns out that the house we were offered was only available for six months. And besides, someone else managed to sign a lease before us!
So we are looking again. Enough space for border collies and four teenagers. We were really lucky/blessed to find the place where we are now so easily (not that it felt easy at the time!)
We are looking at a place tomorrow - it looks about 80% alright. I don't think we can afford to be fussy.