How about picking the flat but seeing if there are allotments available not too far away or even if there is a National Trust/heritage site that needs volunteers for the gardens ?
You could be waiting for a long time for a 2 bed house, wherever you want to move to - most that were originally built as starter homes have been bought up and extended to 3 or 4 bedroom homes and many developers seem to only be interested in either building rabbit hutches or huge 4+ bedroom homes.
A garden may be a dream, but it can be harder work than you realise if you have never had one. At least, by renting an allotment or volunteering you can walk away in later years if it gets too much !
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