in

Gay Couple Who Couldn’t Afford House In UK Buy Entire Village In France

 

A UK Couple who couldn’t buy a house in their home country with their savings have gone on to buy a village in France.

Appearing on Channel 4’s Help! We Bought a Village, Paul Mappley and his partner Yip Ward said they have never owned even a studio flat in the UK but are now planning to create a luxury holiday destination in the historic hamlet of La Busliere, in Normandy, after buying it for €14,000 (about £11,775).

The village is made up of six cottages, two barns and a paddock, plus a two-storey workshop, cider press and communal bread oven. Although the cottage has no electricity supply yet.

 

Loading...

 

The couple used to live in a caravan in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, when a friend offered them the chance to buy it in 2019.

Yip said to The Sun: ‘In the area we were living before 2021 it was about £300,000 to buy a tiny place to live, and that was just never on the table for us.

‘We had always rented and we were living in a – really lovely – static mobile caravan belonging to our friend.

‘But when they looked to sell it, we began to worry.

‘So it was incredibly exciting when we heard from a friend about Le Busliere. We began to think: ‘This could really happen for us.”’

Paul admitted it has been ‘stressful at times’, adding they are short of money, but are ‘so grateful to be here’.

‘It was like a squat when we moved in, but we’re quite comfortable now,’ he said.

Loading...

Written by How Africa News

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

CAF Slams Napoli President For Threatening Not To Sign African Players Over AFCON

Remembering Nana Yaa Asantewaa, The Great Ghanaian Woman Who Fought Men With Guns