Property in France

Expert Property Guide to Maine-et-Loire

Written by on October 1, 2019 in Property in France
Expert Property Guide to Maine-et-Loire

The department of Maine-et-Loire is in the Pays-de-la-Loire region, also known as Anjou, its historic name. Located at the crossroads of Brittany, Centre, Aquitaine and Normandy in western France it’s a land of castles and vineyards, historic towns and pretty hamlets. We talk to local estate agent Darren Briers about why Maine-et-Loire is a great […]

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Comedian’s guide to starting a B&B business in France!

Written by on September 18, 2019 in Expats in France, Gîtes in France
Comedian’s guide to starting a B&B business in France!

British stand-up comedian, mod, expat, goat whisperer (maybe) – and now Chambre d’hote host – Ian Moore’s unique insights into life in the Loire Valley will make you laugh out loud… Hosts, Goats and Chambres d’Hôtes There’s a point in my first or second book, probably both, where my wife, Natalie, and I sit down […]

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What you need to know about buying a Monument Historique in France

Written by on September 11, 2019 in Buying a Home, Property in France
What you need to know about buying a Monument Historique in France

France is renowned the world over for its outstanding collection of historic buildings. Châteaux in particular are strategically scattered the length and breadth of the country. And, many are for sale as private homes and hotels. What does Monument Historique mean? Simple barns, Cistercian abbeys, ancient fortresses and fairy tale châteaux all have one thing […]

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Property Guide to Deux-Sèvres, Poitou-Charentes, Nouvelle Aquitaine

Written by on August 8, 2019 in Property in France
Property Guide to Deux-Sèvres, Poitou-Charentes, Nouvelle Aquitaine

The rural department of Deux-Sèvres, in Poitou-Charentes (part of Nouvelle Aquitaine) has a landscape of charming small villages and towns, waterways and lush green countryside. The name of the department literally means ‘two Sevrès’ as the sources of both the Sèvre Nantaise and Sèvre Niortaise rivers can be found here. The capital of the department, […]

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Key to buying property in France | Home Hunts free market insights report

Written by on July 31, 2019 in Buying a Home, Property in France
Key to buying property in France | Home Hunts free market insights report

Inside France is Home Hunts’ annual, full-colour report, providing analysis, insights and recommendations on how to find the best real estate investment opportunities in France. Free to download, it is packed with useful information and advice to help you secure your dream home in France – stress free and at the right price. How much […]

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Property Guide to Mayenne Pays de La Loire

Written by on July 17, 2019 in Property in France
Property Guide to Mayenne Pays de La Loire

Mayenne is a department in Pays de la Loire. It’s named after the River Mayenne and has three districts, 32 townships and 261 municipalities. The capital and largest city is lovely Laval which features a beautiful chateau, weekly fabulous market, cultural venues and many good restaurants. Mayenne has a warm and temperate climate, stunning countryside […]

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Top tips to increase your gîte bookings

Written by on June 17, 2019 in Gîtes in France
Top tips to increase your gîte bookings

When it comes to filling your gîte weeks there’s lots you can do to help yourself… Tips on photographing your gîte How your gîte looks on the internet to potential clients is one of the top things you must get right. Photography is vitally important for a successful holiday let. It’s the owner’s best chance […]

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Escape to the 800 year old Chateau du Masgelier in France

Written by on May 31, 2019 in Living in France, Renovating in France
Escape to the 800 year old Chateau du Masgelier in France

Fiona Jones from London fell for a 12th century chateau in the Limousin region. Undaunted at taking on a massive project on her own, she moved to France in 2014 to bring the neglected Chateau du Masgelier back to life. Featured on the superhit reality TV series “Escape to the Chateau DIY” Fiona talks to […]

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The Good Life for expats in Carcassonne

Written by on May 24, 2019 in Gîtes in France
The Good Life for expats in Carcassonne

Londoner Linda Devine moved to France with her husband Bernard, an engineer, in 2014. After a lifetime of work in hospitality including management roles at the Ritz, Hilton and Accor Hotels, she knew just what makes guests happy and bought all the experience to her latest venture, a gorgeous gite near Carcassonne in the south […]

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Property Search France | From North to West

Written by on May 6, 2019 in Property in France
Property Search France | From North to West

Miles of beautiful coastline offer you a mix of fishing villages, sandy beaches and rugged cliffs. Close in terms of distance, this area is worlds apart from the UK… Northern and western France have always been popular holiday home destinations for UK buyers seeking easy access, excellent value for money and beautiful scenery. From the […]

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