Property in France

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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Three irresistible bargain properties in France

Written by on December 27, 2018 in Property for sale
Three irresistible bargain properties in France

I don’t know about you, but I do love a bargain! Especially when it comes to French houses. I bought a bargain myself several years ago. A 21 room house in a gorgeous part of rural France for €90,000. Compared to what I could get in the UK at that time, I felt like I’d […]

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How to Successfully Manage Your Rental Property Abroad

Written by on December 22, 2018 in Property in France
How to Successfully Manage Your Rental Property Abroad

Do you need help managing the rental of your holiday home? Or maybe you want to buy a property overseas, but need to rent it out to pay for the costs? Here are seven tips to help you achieve holiday home rental success  Over half of Home Hunts’ clients now buy a holiday home with […]

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Property review on the west coast of France

Written by on November 3, 2018 in Property in France
Property review on the west coast of France

France’s Atlantic coastline offers something for everyone, from Brittany’s wild and rugged Finistère to the chic beach towns around La Rochelle, to surfing meccas around Biarritz. Liz Rowlinson asks the experts at Leggett Immobillier to pick five tempting places for you to consider… Starting in the north, where Brittany juts far out into the Atlantic, […]

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Top Tips for running a successful B&B in France

Written by on November 1, 2018 in Gîtes in France
Top Tips for running a successful B&B in France

Peter Friend, joint owner of the award winning B&B La Villa Mazamet in the Tarn shares his top tips. The villa has been named France’s top luxurious B&B for several years and, says Peter, there are lots of things you can do to make your own B&B have a better chance of success… Location Location […]

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4 different ways to start a new life in France ahead of Brexit

Written by on October 30, 2018 in Buying a Home, Property in France
4 different ways to start a new life in France ahead of Brexit

If you could start a new life in France, where would you go and what would you do? Out of the 4 million Brits currently living abroad, around 150,000 live in France. While the majority are over 55, according to an HSBC report, France is rated third in the world for families, partly because school […]

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3 brilliant bargain properties in France all under 100,000 euros

Written by on September 25, 2018 in Property for sale
3 brilliant bargain properties in France all under 100,000 euros

Bijou and beautiful in Brittany This pretty little stone house is situated in Morbihan, Brittany. This is a popular investment area and a thriving tourist destination with its warm climate and sandy beaches. The terraced cottage hides a secret – there’s a secluded fairy tale turret. Yes, it needs renovating but there is water and […]

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