Chez Wight: spring 2006
Chez Wight: from the lane

We first saw this house in October 1999 and bought it in the following February. It has two double bedrooms and can accommodate 6 people at a pinch. Click on the picture above to see what it used to look like.

View recent photographs of the house, inside and out.

To anyone considering buying a house in France that needs building work I would say: 'don't assume that getting someone to do the work will be easy'. Estate agents may tell you that it only needs a septic tank and a new roof, and you'll have a lovely home... But unless you can do the work yourself, you may have to wait a while. French artisans are often sole-traders, owing to the high cost of employing people.

Anyway, there is a large kitchen-diner and living room downstairs (with sofa bed) and two double bedrooms and a bathroom upstairs. Both rooms are warmed by wood fires.There is a big front garden and an even bigger garden at the back. We've also added a terrace front and back, and a sort of lean-to at the back. There is a shed and a garden seat.

We are always happy to see anyone we know when we are there.

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