Your best bet is to research the sites I showed in previous conversations
IF the lifestyle is still attractive and you're able to, visit there for a holiday, find a location that appeals, then rent a holiday cottage/lodge/apartment, for at least a week
Take in the culture and lifestyle, see if still appeals
If you have a home already in the UK, it makes it more difficult, but if not, then I would rent a flat/house for a few months, see how it works out.
Ah ha, yes, I'll tell you where I rented a place from, it was a gorgeous cottage near Cork.
IT's a great site, has lots of options. :)
That's fine, honestly
Let me know if you need further advice/options, I can reply here, but I won't be on for the rest of the night, but will be back tomorrow morning :)
Have a great evening!