jardin d’eve

The Cantal, France

The Cantal, France

We – the Dalley’s – are relocating from the south of the UK to the south of France.

We are using this page on my website to document our journey, from start to finish, via Blog posts, photos, videos and any other information we feel appropriate.

We are renovating an old barn & field and using part of it for holiday let. Eventually our holiday let, which will be called ‘Jardin d’Eve‘ will have it’s own website/page.

Roy will use his website (www.rhdalley.com) to advertise his own building work in France, but for now we are taking a year or so out to renovate our new home, we hope you enjoy following our adventures…



 Jardin d’Eve – The Beginning

Jardin d’Eve – An Autumn Adventure

 Jardin d’Eve – End of an Era


 Jardin d’Eve – Barn, Garden & Cow Bells

 This is our new barn and garden, in it’s raw state, in July 2017. You can hear the enchanting sound of cowbells in the nearby fields. Our neighbours are approx 400m away, you can also see them in this video.

Jardin d’Eve – Inside the Barn

 This is inside our new barn, in it’s raw state, in July 2017. The farmer has kindly left us a few old carts and things. You can hear the enchanting sound of cowbells in the distance.

Jardin d’Eve – Discussing Future Plans

 This is me and Roy discussing our future plans for the front of the barn, in July 2017.

 Jardin d’Eve – Our Nearest Waterfall

 This is the nearest Waterfall ‘Cascade’ to us. Cascade de Salins. It is located on the River ‘L’Auze’ on the D922 from St. Martin Valmeroux to Mauriac. It is only fully visable from your car when travelling from the direction of Mauriac and is just next to a huge viaduct (disused railway bridge) There is a small pull in to one side of the road. It looks like it had some tourism attached to it at some point as there are some buildings – a cafe & hotel – that have been closed for some time. There is a walkway that takes you down close to it also.

Repairing the Inside Wall Listening to French Radio

During our visit in September 2017. Roy has nearly finished repairing the inside wall.

You can see just how big the barn is, with Roy standing beside it. He is on the second level.

Re-Cap of the Barn

A brief description of the state of the barn… so far.

Last Look at Our Barn 2017

A last quick look at our barn of 2017. See you next year!




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