Property up for grabs

Hi there,
Not sure if this is allowed. Admin please delete if not.
We abandoned (for financial reasons) our home in Varennes in Allier over 10 years ago. I had been made redundant from my job in Vichy and subsequently became unwell.
We are now in the position that the bank will take a settlement to close our account in order to dispose of the file.
I have pointed out to them that we have not been to the property for some years and that it is likely only worth the price of the land and they have agreed.
It is a Bourbonnaise house (some 100 x 30 feet) and a little house which we were in the process of turning into a 2 bedroom gite when it all went wrong for us. There were plans and architects drawings passed by the Mairie to turn the properties into a 6 bedroomed 7 bathroomed B&B and a 2 bedroomed gite. It is surrounded by 6 hectares of very productive land and an enclosed yard. The views are amazing as it is on a hill but close to the town which is just a 5 minute walk.
We paid far too much for the property (E112k) and I have no idea what it is worth now, with no chance of visiting anytime soon.
However, the bank will accept something in excess of E20k now to get shot of our account. Depressingly, I am fighting an illness which they likely think could leave them with problems should I not survive.
I have lots of photos that I could send if anyone might be interested. We lived in it but we are quite hardy so whilst it’s not luxury, it’s not a complete wreck.
Any interest, please email

Why not put a few pictures on here?

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Hi Liz
Sorry to hear of your dilemma.
Putting your telephone numbers in a public forum is never a good idea. May I suggest you edit your post and include something on the lines of “message me if you are interested” instead - the site provides a good secure messaging facility.

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would love to see some photos…

I’m sorry to hear your adventure didn’t work out liz. I really hope you win the battle with your illness. Bon courage.