|Back of cottage and barn (on right)|
|Front and barn on left|
|View of woodland |
We had a meeting with the heating engineer who installed the log-burner and hot-water tank/radiators (gravity fed from a back boiler) so he'll be testing and installing a small wood-burning Rayburn (rescued from a friends garage) in the kitchen and a solar water panel low on the wall outside with a small photovoltaic panel to pump.
The living room's starting to look quite cosy..
Although we're still camping out by the fire :)
Main structural work on the barn has been done; roofing, walls, floor, mezzanine..
So we'll leave it now until the house is finished and then introduce a more contemporary feel with a modern log burner etc to contrast with the traditional cottage.
The weather was beautifully warm and sunny for February so walking a kilometre along the canal to the village centre was a daily pleasure..
|Where the Nantes-Brest canal joins the River Blavet|
|Part of the Napoleonic centre of the village|
|I like the sliver of moon and the bird silhouettes in this photo of the village church spire|