House Hunting Trip

We spent the week from 31st May to 4th June in Guingamp to look for a house. We camped in Begar, a few miles North of Guingamp in a quiet campsite. The weather was fine, except for the Tuesday when we had a lot of showers. our old tent resisted the assaults of two young boys, and the Brittany rain.

We visited two houses and one flat. One appointment had to be cancelled at the last minute because Maxime had hurt himself and we had to take him to the hospital.

The first house was in a great location, right in the centre of Pabu, a small village about 2 miles from Guingamp. There was a school around the corner, library… The school was bilingual Breton/French, which could have been interesting. But some of the rooms were very small.

The second house was our dream house: four big bedrooms, a good location, brand new as well (in fact it is still being built). We had a look around the building site with the landlord who was very friendly. He told us several people were interested and that he would let us know by the end of the week. We haven’t heard from him yet, so must assume that he has found someone else.

The flat was amazing. It was huge (130 m²…), with high ceiling in an old building. It was right in the centre, a few hundred yards from the train station. There was a big loft under the roof. It is still a valid option, but can we live in a flat after living in a small house for a few years? We still have a couple of days to decide.