Although most of the houses we have been tempted by so far have been small town houses, I continue to hanker after a garden. It doesn’t have to be big, but if we are going to be setting our flag on a piece of land in France long-term, I want to be able to sit outside at a table under a tree – or at least in the shade of a small amount of greenery.
Most houses of that nature that have gardens are at prices that are relatively unaffordable for us, and are few and far between in small towns and villages, so when I saw this one, just on the edge of the old town in Quillan, I got tentatively excited.
The house is well maintained and simply decorated inside and out, and has the requisite blue-painted shutters. And on Rue Voltaire – how much more French could you get?
The house is right on the street though, and also right on one of the main street corners, so traffic might be an issue.
But check out that view of mountains. It’s a long shot, I admit, but those windows are going to look out on the tops of those hills. And the attic is ready to be developed…
And did I mention the garden? Conveniently on the side of the house away from the main road, so quiet, and relatively private.
It’s small, but you don’t want too much land to maintain, and this is just enough for that table under the shade of the tree.
Asking price 180,000 euros.