Property in France

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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Guide to buying a holiday rental property in France

Written by on March 28, 2019 in Property in France
Guide to buying a holiday rental property in France

Purchasing and owning a gîte or holiday rental property in France can be fun and rewarding – but from the start it’s good to be clear about what to consider. Location, location, location, yes it’s a cliché, but it’s totally true says Donna Sloane, General Manager of FrenchConnections, one of the UK’s leading holiday home […]

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10 tips for running a gite business in France

Written by on February 25, 2019 in Gîtes in France
10 tips for running a gite business in France

The last few years have seen unprecedented numbers of buyers seeking homes in France and particularly homes that can be run as a gite business. It seems that TV shows like Place in the Sun and Escape to the Chateau have fuelled the desires of many Brits to give up the rat race and escape […]

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Cheap properties for sale in Charente, Poitou Charentes

Written by on February 4, 2019 in Property for sale
Cheap properties for sale in Charente, Poitou Charentes

The department of Charente in southwest France, is in Nouvelle Aquitaine, previously known as Poitou-Charentes. It’s one of the sunniest corners of France with roughly 25% more sunshine hours than the UK. Served by excellent motorways, airports close by, plus fast trains to Paris from the departmental capital Angouleme. There are plenty of opportunities for […]

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Top tips to help you with your move to France

Written by on February 2, 2019 in Buying a Home
Top tips to help you with your move to France

Dick and Angel Strawbridge of Escape to the Chateau fame share their top tips for those dreaming of buying a chateau and moving to France. But these do’s and don’t’s are good for anyone making the move to the good life in France… Key things to consider when you move to France Location is key: […]

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5 Top tips for Chateau hunters in France

Written by on January 30, 2019 in Buying a Home
5 Top tips for Chateau hunters in France

Lots of us dream of owning our own chateau in France. Some of us take a massive leap of faith to make those dreams come true. It isn’t always easy, especially if you buy a listed property which comes with restrictions, requirements and remits galore. But owning, renovating, bringing a chateau back to life – […]

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5 Things I wish I’d known before I renovated in France

Written by on January 14, 2019 in Renovating in France
5 Things I wish I’d known before I renovated in France

I’ve been renovating my farm house in Pas de Calais on and off for 14 years. 99% of the work has been done between myself and my husband, the only exception being when we first bought the house and hired a builder to make some sagging and enormous wooden beams safe. It was a disaster, […]

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Guide to buying property on the Cote d’Azur

Written by on January 14, 2019 in Buying a Home
Guide to buying property on the Cote d’Azur

The French Riviera, AKA Cote d’Azur, has been the summer playground of choice for the rich and famous for over a century now. It has the best climate in France and some of the most stunning coastal scenery. So, it’s not suprise that this area has attracted artists and writers such as F Scott Fitzgerald […]

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5 things to consider when you’re buying a property in France

Written by on January 4, 2019 in Buying a Home
5 things to consider when you’re buying a property in France

When it comes to looking for your ideal home in France there are a few things that are key to getting it right. It’s astonishing how many of us buy a French home on a whim (me included). It’s something we generally wouldn’t dream of doing normally. Somehow, we see a picture online and we’re […]

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