Property in France

Four essential tips to help make your holiday home pay

Written by on November 21, 2017 in Gîtes in France, Property in France
Four essential tips to help make your holiday home pay

Mediterranean beaches, majestic mountains for winter skiing and cycling in summer, and some of the most popular cities in the world – France is the perfect place to buy a holiday home that you can also rent to tourists. But what type of property is best and where do you even start looking? Buying a […]

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How to find the perfect holiday apartment in Paris

Written by on November 14, 2017 in Paris, Renting a House in France
How to find the perfect holiday apartment in Paris

When you visit Paris, where you stay is an important part of the journey. Staying in an apartment really enhances the whole Paris experience enabling you to live more like a local than a visitor. Why rent an apartment in Paris? Whether you’re solo, a couple, friends or a family, renting an apartment can give […]

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My Dream Property | Escape to the Chateau in Dordogne

Written by on November 10, 2017 in Property for sale
My Dream Property | Escape to the Chateau in Dordogne

Channel your own escape to the chateau moment with a look at this gorgeous chateau. And no, it won’t break the bank, I wouldn’t do that to you… It’s the dream isn’t it, a French chateau in beautiful countryside, well it is for me at least. I can’t help looking on-line at castles with pointy […]

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Guide to buying French property

Written by on October 16, 2017 in Buying a Home, Property in France
Guide to buying French property

When it comes to finding your dream home in France, our guide to buying French property will really help you. Begin by drawing up the list of things you need to factor into your buying decision. Basic points, such as the number of bedrooms, are obvious. But have you thought about accessibility? If you make […]

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French Bargain Property October 2017

Written by on October 6, 2017 in Property for sale
French Bargain Property October 2017

This month we’re heading to the village of Dunet in the department of Indre, region Centre. This lovely 5 bedroom house caught our attention, reduced from an already bargain price of €77,000, it’s now up for sale at just €36,000 – about what you’d pay for a mid-range family car! Local agents Debra and Les Bush […]

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Want to buy a vineyard in France? Here’s how to do it

Written by on September 25, 2017 in Buying a Home, Property in France
Want to buy a vineyard in France? Here’s how to do it

What a corking idea: how to produce your own wine in France Hobby vineyards can be for anyone – and if you find the right property and are smart about your set up, you can serve up your own local wine to family and friends with no additional costs Does spending warm summer nights in […]

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DIY in France: How to point a barn

Written by on August 30, 2017 in Property in France, Renovating in France
DIY in France: How to point a barn

So how did you learn to point a barn? My neighbours looked impressed and wide eyed as they spotted me up the local farmer’s ladder, balanced on a timber decking, tapping away at the crumbling stone jointing. But pointing a barn is not so very technical and needs no special courses or experience – just […]

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How to buy affordable property Cote d’Azur France

How to buy affordable property Cote d’Azur France

Many of us think of the Cote d’Azur as a place of dreams that we’ll never be able to afford. It’s where the millionaires go – but we don’t all have millions. However, it doesn’t have to be that way. We talked to local agent Tim Clark about property in the area and discovered that […]

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The Good Life in Landes, Pays Basques France

Written by on July 19, 2017 in Buying a Home, Property in France
The Good Life in Landes, Pays Basques France

We talk to Mathilde de Saint Martin who lives in Landes in south west France. Landes is one of those places that the French love and foreigners rarely hear of. With 100km of sandy beaches and numerous resorts on the Atlantic Coast; inland there are forests and valleys with picturesque villages and Roman ruins. It’s […]

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Guide to house types in the Pays Basque France

Written by on July 19, 2017 in Buying a Home, Property in France
Guide to house types in the Pays Basque France

We asked local estate agent Mathilde de Saint Martin about the type of housing you can buy in the Pays Basque area and Landes: Traditional basque-style building A “baserri” is a traditional half-timbered or stone-built type of  farmhouse found in the Basque Country in Northern Spain and Southwestern France. The baserris, with their gently sloping roofs and entrance portals, are highly characteristic of the region […]

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