Monday, 26 May 2014

We have a house - hooray!

We just can't believe it, we have a house in France at last. After spending a very very long time looking, we have a lovely stone house just outside of Melle in Deux Sevres. Plus an orchard, a large veg patch and a fruit garden which will hopefully keep us in fruit and veg. Thank you to all those who have saved their jam jars for us. There's also a lovely big garden where we will keep sheep, chickens and maybe some ducks.
We have to go back at the end of the week to finish the sale of our house, but we will be back mid July with the first lorry load of our furniture. We will be doing two trips as the lane is narrow and the turning circle into the drive is very tight. We don't want to upset the neighbours by driving over their flowers!
We hope you will follow along with our experiences, good, bad and frustrating as we explore our new home and country.


6 comments:

  1. So glad that you found the perfect place in the end, still sorry you are not a bit closer bit at least you are not too far :-) Good luck, we wish you all the very best. D & N

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    1. Thanks Diane. We tried so hard to find somewhere in the Charente, but this house ticked all our boxes, plus it's a new area to discover. x

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  2. Your new house looks fabulous, so lucky to have found a perfect and house and made the move to France, I am sure you will see D and N a lot more now, :-)

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    1. Thanks Anne, we are so pleased to have found it and there's lots to do, so we won't get bored. D & N are only just over an hour away, so not far at all x

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  3. Hi Big Sis & Roger,

    Looks so lovely, think you will be very happy in your new home. Love Rogers new toy. Save some of those gorgeous spuds for us. Love & Hugs Little sis

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  4. The house looks wonderful. Good luck with your new life in France.

    I happened on you via a link that Diane gave. We are in the Indre et Loire but as we've recently taken early retirement are able to spend more time here.

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