There is something about a barn that appeals to most people. It can be huge, or modest in size, but it's the combination of the strong walls, the link to the traditional lifestyle and a rural setting that attracts.
For many people, acquiring an old barn and renovating, seems like a economical path to owning a beautiful property. Economical maybe, but not easy. To go from this
to this, will never be without its headaches, and heartaches, and misgivings.
What looks quaint and charming, will inevitably prove to be full of woodworm or subsiding, ... or both!
There are barns and farmhouses waiting to be restored all over France. Their selling price never seems very high, but when the estimates and bills start to come in, they don't always work out as a very good buy.
Here are just a few that caught my eye, they are easy to find on google images, just type in 'grange à restaurer'.
And if you would like to follow a renovation project through from beginning to end, you'll find this barn interesting
where this sweet young couple seem to be doing everything themselves - a true labour of love!
Happy to be joining up with Tricia's Barn Charm for this post!