We are planning to buy a large farm house with at least 3 acres, as we want to have piggies, a donkey, chickens. few sheep, two horses and maybe a cow!
Oh, and my parents will be moving with us.
We don't mind some renovation work, so long as the main structure is sound, including any roof work.
We have a lot of homework to do first, but if you want something badly enough, you have to be prepared to work at it.
i think the language will come in time, so long as we continue to try to use it. Also, we are keen to keep in contact with any Expats out there, for moral support and friendship, but that is in addition to making new French friends too!!
Good luck with the hard work. Let me know if you come across any good ideas, or bad experiences!