5 brilliant bastide towns for property buyers

5 brilliant bastide towns for property buyers

Bastide towns date from the Hundred Years’ War between England and France. Essentially they are walled towns set around a central market square, often on a grid, mainly in Southwest France. Today, their character and beauty make them hugely popular with overseas buyers looking for a French home.
Holiday lettings in France

Holiday lettings in France

Buying a property that will earn its keep as a holiday letting in France is a big part of many British buyer’s ‘French dream’. Some buyers hope to fund their new French lifestyle by buying a home with an annex to convert to a gîte and earn some extra income. How viable is that and what are the opportunities and challenges of running such a business?
Running a guesthouse in southern France

Running a guesthouse in southern France

One lunchtime after a large glass of wine, Dr Phill Edwards suggested to his partner that they sold up in Clapham and rented whilst searching the perfect location for their dream guest house business.
The Rhône-Alpes: where you can sunbathe and ski

The Rhône-Alpes: where you can sunbathe and ski

The Rhône-Alpes is one of the most stunning and prosperous areas of France not only for its winter sports but for its thriving cities, spectacular mountains, rivers and countryside, excellent climate and sound investment opportunities. There are some simply wonderful properties for sale here too!
Using a buyer’s agent in France

Using a buyer’s agent in France

If you’d love to buy in France but just can’t find the right property, or you lack confidence in your French language and knowledge of the market, you need a buyer’s agent.
The undiscovered gem of the Haute-Vienne

The undiscovered gem of the Haute-Vienne

Property for sale in the Haute-Vienne offers a wealth of choice at affordable prices. Whether you’re looking for a relaxed or a busy fast paced town life this department offers something for everyone!

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