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 […]
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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Looking to buy a property in France, but not sure where to start searching? These five locations are considered to be “ones to watch” by Home Hunts, where you just might find a bargain… The French property market has made an impressive comeback over the last decade. According to Notaires de France, in 2016 there […]
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Jane Damian from Dublin, Ireland lives near the beautiful city of Pau, the capital of the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department in the south of France. It’s an area that so far has been relatively unknown to British and overseas buyers but it has so much to offer, we think it’s a hot spot in waiting. Living the […]
We talk to David Rodgers a former project manager from London who now lives in Charente-Maritime. Fed up with the “constant daily stress of work and commuting we finally decided to make the move to France for a more relaxing and a gentler pace of life”. David’s wife Jacquie is from South Africa and the […]
The secret to finding your perfect Paris property… 1. Get to know your Paris arrondissements “Today the life of every Parisian…revolves around his arrondissement.” So says Thirza Vallois, Paris resident and author of the best-selling Around and About Paris. As a France property specialist for over 25 years, I’d add the following advice if you’re […]
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The leaves of the palm trees swayed as the helicopter swooped in to land between the sun-soaked vineyard and the infinity pool. It could have been a scene from an action movie, but in reality it was a rather grand entrance to a luxury property viewing – the second of six planned for that day. […]
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