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  1. You will also have to buy a new gas connector here in france. Its a very simple job to switch them over.
  2. Perhaps I didn't describe it clearly enough. The tiling is quite slick, smooth and well finished but there are (from memory - going back later in the week) a couple of small hills. Enough so that you would notice if you were playing marbles - ok you probably wouldn't want to play marbles on tile because of the joints but you would have to push them uphill and then downhill over a couple of joists. My guess is that there has been some movement but the refurbishment is not new and there are no obvious signs of cracks, windows and doors all seem to open and close freely and I think we've been following the market long enough to be see that its realistically priced - with room for negotiations of course. The height differential is too small to measure but will try to take something straight when we revisit.
  3. Perhaps I didn't describe it clearly enough. The tiling is quite slick, smooth and well finished but there are (from memory - going back later in the week) a couple of small hills. Enough so that you would notice if you were playing marbles - ok you probably wouldn't want to play marbles on tile because of the joints but you would have to push them uphill and then downhill over a couple of joists. My guess is that there has been some movement but the refurbishment is not new and there are no obvious signs of cracks, windows and doors all seem to open and close freely and I think we've seen enough of the market to say that its priced fairly. The height differential is too small to measure but will try to take something straight when we revisit.
  4. Home. For at least 20 years (I hope).
  5. Yes, I can see why you would say that, but we aren't looking for a new build and know we aren't going to find a house that doesn't need any work at all (the above needs a lick of paint too). I'm trying to establish whether this one is worth considering as geographically it suits us very well.
  6. Not at all concerned by the age or even by the stream that runs along side it or even the small damp patch that seems to be caused by an internal shower room that needs to be vented. The fermette is probable about 100 years old and is built on a cave but I'd say solid floor and yes possibly retiled on tile. Generally I'd say the refurb looks quite well done and my only other concerns are a medium sized patch of woodworm (I hope) in the grange and the piece de resistance... the fosse in the cellar. But other than that the property ticks most boxes and we are getting very tired with looking but of course don't want to commit to buying a 'pig in a poke'.
  7. Proving that I may be as green as I am cabbage looking, I have a question... If you had viewed a refurbished stone-built fermette that (aesthetics aside) had a modern tiled floor,which is not completely level i.e. the joists are uneven and in places rise and fall - would you be concerned? Thanks Anne
  8. I'm no expert, by any means but have definitely seen (what we assumed to be - agouti (dead, by the side of the road) in Italy - could that be a possibility? The particular 1 I saw clearly (with my hubby) was about 1 meter long plus tail, and black sewer rat type of appearance. My father, who lives in italy, tells me he 'often' sees them when driving at night. Definitely not porcupines or coypu. Bet that doesn't help anyone thou
  9. Still looking. Medium or long term. Would love to be around long enough to find a home and/or business to buy.
  10. Jumping on the bandwagon and looking for long term rental in the bourgogne, ideally 2 bedrooms plus. Feel free to spam me. Many thanks alpina
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