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Barn Renovation to classic car workshop

Being a large traditional Charantais farmhouse there are a number of barns here that have served a variety of purposes over the last 200 or so years. One of our barns was used as a pigeonnier (dovecote) in a previous…

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Shopping for Antiques, Old Furniture and Architectural Salvage in France

Architectural Salvage, Antiques and Brocantes Here in southwest France there are many antiques and bric-à-brac outlets, some that are full time shops and others that are staged as fairs and markets throughout the summer. We made a short mention of…

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Creating a covered seating area

At the back of La Petite Maison there’s always been a rather scruffy lean to, which over the years, had become a dumping ground for old beams, broken rotovators, bales of straw and was rather overgrown with brambles and elder….

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Renovating the roof

We didn’t have to look far for something to get to work on …… the big barn which houses La Grange hadn’t had half of it’s roof renovated for around 100 years and it looked a bit dangerous, with those…

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