Beth Nicholson

A child of parents who met whilst living and working in Greece, having had a family home in Crete for almost 25 years and having studied in Grenoble, France in her twenties, Beth has always felt more at home in those countries than the UK. A Service Delivery and Operations Manager in the UK, she realised quickly that she approaches problems and challenges in a very different way to most and created a successful Operations Consulting business in the UK. In November 2017 she made the decision to transfer both her life and business permanently to Charente, France. Since then she has managed minor renovations on her home, established herself as an integral part of her commune and re-established her operations consultancy in France. Through Kalitera she provides business improvement and project management services to small businesses here as well as administrative support to individuals.

Articles by Beth Nicholson

My top tips for earning a living in rural France

So you’ve made the move, bought the house and settled in. But unless you’re already retired (or bought a business) the next question is what to do and how to go about earning a living in rural 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 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!

The dream of owning your own château in France

They say an Englishman’s home is his castle – and that goes as much in France as back home. There’s something about French châteaux that just draws us back, whether it’s the romantic dream of a beautiful, historic home, or the practicality of an exciting business opportunity. I spoke to Jacqueline Reddin-Williams from Beaux Villages Immobilier about buying a château of your own.