Monday, 24 December 2012

French property - Austrailian buyers

The high Australian dollar, plus a wealth of available information via the internet and an enduring love affair with France mean more & more Australians are buying property in France than ever before.

 Of the reasons for this surge in interest, the remarkably strong Australian dollar is perhaps the principal cause. Australians are now looking to France for property investments, especially as affordability in the Australian market becomes an issue and French mortgage rates are very attractive at rates from 2.6%. 


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For many buyers, the growing ease with which people can conduct their research online, this has resulted in a fabulous opportunity to own a house in France without having to take on a crippling financial risk.

For a growing number of Australians, owning a piece of a France, a country that has long been a dream, is today becoming a reality.

Our connections now extend to the Aussie market, and this is one of our principal target markets for 2013. We have friends in our village, and they have owned a small holiday home here for several years. They come out each July for 3-4 weeks, to soak up the French lifestyle, cuisine and relax ! Their dream is to perhaps retire here – and the strength of the Aussie $ makes this possible.


Excideuil - Stone Farmhouse with Gite, Barn & Pool + 10 hectares of land

Significant price reduction. This is a superb property with original features and in very good condition. The main house consists downstairs of entrance hall/ dining room (27m2), Lounge includes original fireplace (29m2), small kitchen (14m2) and bedroom/office with wc and whb. Upstairs there are three bedrooms (15, 15 & 9m2), Bathroom and Large landing(11m2).

There is a patio area leading to a Gite, which has a Kitchen (13m2), Lounge (10m2), Bedroom (10m2) and Bathroom with separate wc.

There is a large garage, separate barn, bread oven and well. There is a beautiful swimming pool 12 x 6m, which is fully fenced. The property overlooks its own 10 ha.

Price 317,475 €

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Coming soon - advanced notice

This magnificent and large, castle-like Manor House is located in very small and tranquil village.

This breathtaking property has been renovated using 1st class materials, including custom-made kitchens, luxurious bathrooms etc.

All in this house is top quality. With 6 large bedrooms and bathrooms it offers much potential as a private property and as a commercial one.

Adjoining is a barn/garage over two floors, also in great condition, making it possible to even further expand if required.

Most of the superb fixtures & fittings are also available. This is probably the most superb value for money property that we have currently. Cost the owners in excess of 1.2 million.

Discounted price 682,500 € so move quickly ! Available soon on

Eyliac - Beautiful 4 bed house with heated pool and landscaped gardens

Lovely 3 / 4 bedroomed house in sought after area just 15 minutes from Perigueux with heated swimming pool and 2728 m2 of gardens.
This is a really beautiful house with double glazed windows and fuel central heating together with electric and manual shutters. It is very economical to run with a DPE rating of B.
Price 323,300 €


Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Javerlhac (24) - A beautiful barn conversion with original Pigeonniere to restore

This is an outstanding example of how to carry out a quality renovation of an old stone property in a way, which retains the original character whilst creating a wonderful 21st century home. The original farmhouse has been retained whilst the old barn has been transformed into a superb living space. The living accommodation of 170m2 is well laid out, all the work has been carried out to a high quality standard and the property is presented in first class condition.

Of particular note for a property of this type is the amount of additional insulation that was fitted during the renovation, which has resulted in the achievement of a really good C rating for the Energy assessment.

Adjoining the house is the wonderful old Pigeonniere that could be renovated to create additional living space, a guest cottage or a gite. Over the two floors of the Pigeonniere there is approximately 50m² of space.

Price 234,800 €


Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Nontron - Luxury 6 bed villa with pool in 2 acres

Set in grounds of 8,000m², this property has been meticulously maintained and therefore requires no further immediate investment. Combined with extensive insulation and efficient heating systems, the property has attained a superb B rating when assessed for energy usage.

The total living space of 344m² is divided between two wings linked by a large open plan living area. The light and airy living area consists of a lounge-cum-dining room along with a well equipped kitchen, an area that is ideal for entertaining. The fitted kitchen has a good range of floor and wall mounted storage cupboards, a Bosch double oven/microwave, a 5-ring ceramic hob, a fridge-freezer, a dishwasher and a washing machine.

Price 690,000 €  Full details via

Miallet - great value 4 bed house (en-suites) fully renovated

Restored house from the 1950s with outbuildings, set on the edge of a hamlet on 1,820m² of gardens with good views. Great value having 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, all with separate showers.

This property has undergone extensive upgrading in recent years, and now offers every comfort. This includes new plumbing, windows, electrics and a kitchen.

The thriving centres of Chalus and Piégut–Pleuviers are within easy reach.

Price 199,995 €  Link