Paul and Joanne Rands moved to France with their two young children and established a successful construction company, La Noneix Construction and Property Services, offering a full range of building services, from a small job right through to a total renovation.
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Terry Ferdinand, who has a holiday home in the Creuse department, shares with us the delights of an unexpected trip around a local château. Terry and his wife were on their weekly shopping trip to Gueret but managed to fit in a fascinating history lesson en route.
You are probably fed up with me always telling you how wonderful the French people are, and how amazing the architecture is and how stunningly beautiful are the hamlets and villages of rural France. Well this episode is slightly different and has a uniquely British slant to it.
It is often said that the weather in Limousin is wet, that it rains constantly and the sun is a rare sight. However, those of us who live here know that this is definitely not the case. Each department of Limousin experiences different weather…
It was thirty odd years ago as a married couple with a mortgage, little money and a very young family, and after spending many years camping in England, We decided to take what was then a massive decision…….
The excitement of owning French property had not diminished. The cooling off period had passed and we had sent the 10% deposit to the Notaires office…….
We decided very early during our renovation, that time would not be an issue, our renovation had to be enjoyable and not just all about work. …….
In 1999 a department wide project was initiated. The plan was to highlight all that the Correze has to offer. Over the last few years this project has begun to bare fruit.
The department of the Creuse is situated in the center of France, within the region of Limousin.
Creuse is one of the original 83 departments created during the French Revolution
In the past, writers or “the powerful” were known to laugh at the Limousin people as they considered their rural houses lacking in character. This judgement was hasty and more importantly, wrong. Limousin houses are original and vary from the use of different materials…
Haute Vienne derives its name from the river that runs though the department. As the river is also the main waterway through Vienne, the “Haute” was added as the department …
If you believe all you read in the media about this department, it is quite the place to head if you are looking for a bargain home. With a very buoyant and inviting property market, in many respects it is understandably so. Located in the hilly southwest of France…