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Hi from Normandy
Sat 6-Oct-12
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coleman
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Hi 

Just found you, and hope to join your clan!  wave

I have lived in Normandy France for 14 years now, running a B&B, breeding ponies and being pretty well self sufficient in garden produce and 'make do and mend'.  We have kept hens, ducks, geese, goats and all sorts in the time we have been here but now looking to downsize to just and acre or two for 3 ponies and the veg and herb plot, and return to either Wales or England asap.  

I used to write for various Smallholding magazines on life in France, and ran an expat website for country folk for 8years.

Our 20 acre property has been on the market for a couple of years but in the current climate we will be in our box by the time we sell devil

So, 

We are offering our large comfortable farmhouse for longterm rentals 6mths min.

3 large bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, large kitchen, utility room, sitting room office and dining room, large garden and veg plot. CH, DG and ADSL

Not overlooked and privacy assured but in small hamlet 5mins from all services shops schools etc.

To be let with stable block and outbuildings and from 1 to 5 hectares of well managed and post and rail fenced land if required for up to 5 horses/ponies other pets considered.

Rental depends on amount of land required but starting from 800e pm plus bills.

We are also keen to discuss a swap arrangement for a smaller holding if anyone would like to try the french way of life before committing themselves?... all propositions considered.

Please PM me for pics etc.

Thank you 

Sat 6-Oct-12
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Sounds lovely, but love my life on North Yorkshire, however welcome to the forum and hope you stay with us, I'm sure you'll have much to contribute.

Sun 7-Oct-12
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Thank you Terrier, hope to make some friends on here for when I eventually return cheers

Sun 7-Oct-12
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I could never leave here. I am very much at home buried in the countryside. The French in our village are lovely, always helpful with our dodgy French, and happy to have us here.

Trying to enjoy life as it is

http://www.letertregites.com

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Welcome Sue - look forward to hearing more from you. ok

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Just make your absence felt"
Mon 8-Oct-12
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thanks, 

 

interesting to see another in Normandy on here...well yes, we have been happy here, but after 15 years and several grandkids we hardly ever see, and stroke victim elderly parents who are housebound it is now time to open a new chapter and get back to the UK.  

Lost my old horse this spring, 26years we had been together, reduced by another 4 over the years so no need for all the land for just 3 fat ponies and both of us with aging bones, the haymaking/fencing/maintenance becomes more a chore each yearthumbs_down   Time for newer younger blood to take over the reinssmile

Whereabouts in Normandy are you Aly? 

Mon 8-Oct-12
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Ceauce, near Domfront, Lower Normandy.

Trying to enjoy life as it is

http://www.letertregites.com

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Hello and welcome, Sue, from another Sue wave

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