From childhood holidays we have loved France; the combination of beautiful scenery, amazing food and winde, warmer weather, friendly people and a great outlook on life - all adding up to a great quality of life. In 2008 whilst on holiday in France we started properly looking for a base to enable us to visit more easily and have somewhere where we could entertain friends and family, somewhere in France we could call our own. The search continued every time we visited in 2009 and 2010.
By 2010 there had been a subtle shift in our thinking - what about moving out to France? We then started looking for somewhere that we could run as a small business, whilst giving us the chance to meet people and have space for the entire family to stay!
We had a vision of what we wanted - something we could put our own stamp on, somewhere that had real character, whilst being close to local attractions, and with good access to the rest of Europe, especially the UK.
It took a further 18 months of hunting, and countless trips, until we found what we were looking for. A few months later (in early 2012) we picked up the keys!
We now live here permanently and have been welcomed into the local community. We have been doing our own version of 'Grand Designs' to preserve and update this beautiful example of Breton architecture.