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Escape to the 800 year old Chateau du Masgelier in France

Fiona Jones from London fell for a 12th century chateau in the Limousin region. Undaunted at taking on a massive project on her own, she …

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5 Things I wish I’d known before I renovated in France

I’ve been renovating my farm house in Pas de Calais on and off for 14 years. 99% of the work has been done between myself …

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DIY in France: How to point a barn

So how did you learn to point a barn? My neighbours looked impressed and wide eyed as they spotted me up the local farmer’s ladder, …

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Get the low down for hiring artisans and builders in France

When it comes to renovating in France, if you’re not doing it yourself then you’ll need to source a builder or artisan. Unlike in some …

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Renovating in France Planning Permission Requirements

Whether or not you need planning permission for your renovation in France depends on what you are going to do. Applying for Planning permits in …

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The top six skills that gite owners need

What are the top skills you need to run a successful holiday let in France? People, preparation, practical building maintenance, parler francais? All are important …

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How to keep your Fosse Septique Sweet

Ah France… the sweet scent of croissants, fine wine, delicious cakes and soft baguettes. A place to enjoy the sun and dine al fresco or …

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Renovating Property In France Money-Saving Tips

Renovating property in France is what expats do! We love to upgrade, restore and make old buildings worthy again from barns to chateaux – but …

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Beginners Guide to Renovating in France

Renovating a rundown old farmhouse or barn, a little cottage or even an abandoned chateau in France is an appealing prospect for many of us. …

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Abandoned French Fairy-Tale Chateau Le Mung Being Restored by Expats

Chateau Le Mung is a neglected 800 year old chateau in southwest France, or at least it was until a family in Australia decided to …

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