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Re: Le Thaurion Hotel, St Hilaire Le Chateau

by arthur • Sat 30 Sep 2006 22:56

HI , i have stayed there sa couple of times, in the last 12 months so never knew it as a restaurant, i can only say in my experience, the auberge was well run clean very helpful and friendly, and inexspensive. the meals we had there were first class as was the accomadation, i wouldnt hesitate reccom...

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: Le Thaurion Hotel, St Hilaire Le Chateau
Replies: 1
Views: 3262

Re: Roof work / fitting chimney liner4 wood burner

by arthur • Wed 13 Sep 2006 16:20

thanks dave for the info

Re: Roof work / fitting chimney liner4 wood burner

by arthur • Tue 12 Sep 2006 13:53

my next project is to try and fit 2 wodo burning stoves, can anyone tell where the nearest brico depot is to bourganeuf

Re: anyone nearby?

by arthur • Sat 15 Jul 2006 17:39

hi , i live part time in cluptat a very small hamlet about 15 miles south of you, may have ne of a plumber at some in the near future, keep in touch, best wishes Terry

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: anyone nearby?
Replies: 7
Views: 3831

Re: anyone nearby?

by arthur • Sat 15 Jul 2006 17:39

hi , i live part time in cluptat a very small hamlet about 15 miles south of you, may have ne of a plumber at some in the near future, keep in touch, best wishes Terry

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: anyone nearby?
Replies: 7
Views: 3831

Re: doors and windows

by arthur • Fri 31 Mar 2006 15:17

thanks helen, i'll add that to the list

Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Doors and Windows
Replies: 2
Views: 2610

Doors and Windows

by arthur • Thu 30 Mar 2006 03:02

Hi :D I am starting renovation in earnest now and intend coming out to the Creuse in May, (near Bourganeuf) Can anyone tell where I can get second hand French doors and windows preferably in wood. If not second hand where is the best place to buy new, and do French DIY stores deliver or hire vehicle...

Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Doors and Windows
Replies: 2
Views: 2610

Re: French Language

by arthur • Wed 15 Mar 2006 15:39

I have gone back to college to learn French, it is more difficult when you are older like myself (59), but i have pereservered, and on my last visit 2 weeks ago i manged quite well, and even surprised myself by carrying on a very basic conversation with the landlady of the "pub" in bourganeuf. You a...

Forum: Langue Française
Topic: French Language
Replies: 11
Views: 6295

Re: Why not add a bit more info to your profiles??? (please)

by arthur • Wed 08 Mar 2006 14:16

I totaly agree with you goose, it would be more interesting if people were'nt so faceless, i read the posts regularly and find that people who are already living out in the creuse have alot to offer in the way of information and advice about every aspect of life, to some one like myself who someday ...

Re: Weather?

by arthur • Sun 05 Mar 2006 04:13

I have just arrived back from bourganeuf last night, Sat. 4th march after spending a week there, the weather on monday was cold, tuesday snowed alot but cleared very quickly and turned out to be quite warm in the afternoon. So warm that my son who was helping with a bit of destruction to our barn, s...

Forum: Weather Centre
Topic: Weather?
Replies: 3
Views: 5764

Re: Roadside assistance

by arthur • Wed 08 Feb 2006 12:51

hi tribbo i encountered the same problem every visit was costing £35 - £40 for a weeks visit. my daughter works for Barclays as a bank manager and she told me that if i had a barclays account i could setup an ADDITIONS card, this costs £12 a month and is taken from your account, but you get english ...

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Roadside assistance
Replies: 3
Views: 3572

Re: Online Electric Supply Form

by arthur • Sun 05 Feb 2006 11:41

Hi Cowpat I am not sure if this will help, but I have an electric account with EdF, set up by my estate agent in my absence, I have had a e-mail in French from EdF and there is a return e-mail address, I don't know how good your French is, you can but try it. ael-es@edfgdf.fr hope this helps Terry

Re: No More Planning permission for Barns

by arthur • Thu 26 Jan 2006 11:23

hi I am in the same posistion as kevin, i also bought a property with a barn attached, with the intention of converting it to living space for long term habitation. If this was true it would be devastating and upset our future plans.Likewise i have heard nothing about this, but living in England we ...

Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Planning permission has now been granted
Replies: 3
Views: 3897

Re: Where do you live in La Creuse?

by arthur • Wed 18 Jan 2006 15:05

I cannot argue with Dave, the creuse is very rural and we are really missing being there, back to start work inlate feb early march, and depending on what the estate agent says (has his own co.) i could be picking your brains
arthur cluptat near st. dizier leyrenne

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: Where do you live in Creuse?
Replies: 145
Views: 74504

Re: renovation

by arthur • Sun 15 Jan 2006 10:38

hi everyone
I've found this French site for reclaimed goods, worth a look I think, for those who don't yet speak French it's also in English. Although I'm not sure where it is based?

www.bca-antiquematerials.com

arthur

Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Renovation
Replies: 6
Views: 5053

Re: HAPPY NEW YEAR 2006

by arthur • Wed 04 Jan 2006 15:48

Hi Smartinee, just read your post about the wood in bourganeuf, as i have said in various posts we are starting work this year on our house in Cluptat not far from Bourganeug (about 15km) i would be interested in the tel. no. and address and price for the back end of this coming year, when hopefully...

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Happy New Year 2006
Replies: 6
Views: 4235

Re: Happy Christmas to you all

by arthur • Thu 22 Dec 2005 16:12

As above, we will be starting renovation early next year and are really missing the creuse , just dying to get started and live the life. We hope to meet some of you next year, so merry xmas to all of you and your families, and thanks for the help and advice to date

Arthur abd Catherine

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Happy Christmas to you all
Replies: 3
Views: 2885

Re: hotel de ville Maire

by arthur • Mon 19 Dec 2005 13:22

many thanks Goose for your prompt reply to both posts i will try my best french out (very limited) and see what happens. Once again thanks
Arthur

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: hotel de ville Maire
Replies: 2
Views: 3867

hotel de ville Maire

by arthur • Sun 18 Dec 2005 13:07

Hi everyone, as stated in previous posts i have bought a house in cluptat, near st Dizier Leyrenne, i was told that my local mayor is based in Ceyroux, i dearly would like to contact his office for various planning permissions and information, but can't find any address or e-mail or any form of cant...

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: hotel de ville Maire
Replies: 2
Views: 3867

Snow and B&B

by arthur • Sun 18 Dec 2005 10:41

I see from the the French weather site, Meteo France, that the Creuse is having it's fair share of snow showers, is it lying and is it as cold as it looks on the weather maps.I am still stuck in England's Green and pleasant land for the moment, I had to postpone my last visit, after writing my car o...

Forum: Weather Centre
Topic: Snow and B&B
Replies: 1
Views: 2928
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