Thursday, 27 June 2013

Puy l'Eveque (46) - For sale, 7 bed Maison de Maître with a pool (great rental potential)

This renovated Maison de Maître has easily managed gardens, including pool, and is offered for sale in the attractive medieval town of Puy l'Eveque in the Lot Valley. The house is situated in a central location near to the town square and within easy walking distance to all facilities. Built in approximately 1850 the house is of a traditional stone and render construction.
The recent renovation included completely rewiring the electrics of the property, completely new domestic plumbing and the installation of a new oil fired central heating boiler, connected in part to original cast-iron radiators, providing radiators in all rooms (including all bathrooms and halls). The renovation also included the installation of all new double glazed windows and doors, in traditional wood in keeping with the character of the property, and loft space insulation.
Price 235,400 € FAI


Wednesday, 26 June 2013

U-turn on French Capital Gains Tax

The French Government has finally reduced the length of time before your house in exempt from capital gains tax.

The French government has announced a change in the capital gains tax system on second home sales in a bid to boost the French property market.

The taper relief system is to be changed so that from 2014 the required time of ownerships before a property is completely exempt from capital gains tax will be 22 years, down from the 30 year system which was ratified in September 2012.

This is a clear U-turn by the government, reverting to a system which was planned when former President Sarkozy was in power. 

The changes in taxation were a prime cause of the reason for French home sales to drop at the start of 2013. Last year's property tax changes put off many foreign buyers off buying French property and now with Hollande's changes we may hopefully see some of these buyers return to the market.

Friday, 21 June 2013

St Cyr les Champagnes - Country Farmhouse with large barn, outhouses, well, lake on land of 2 ha

This lovely 4 bed house has lots of character and charm and has retained many of its original features. Set in 2 hectares of land it comprises the main house, a large barn which includes 2 stables, hay storage area, tack room, workshop and wood shed, a covered dining area, a laundry room, a workable bread oven and beautiful gardens.  

The property is set in a hamlet overlooking beautiful views. It is situated just 7 minutes from Payzac and 50 minutes from both Limoges and Brive airports. With 2 stables and a paddock the property is suitable for horses. Also with a lake and woodland.

Price 249,950 €  Link

Monday, 17 June 2013

Nr Brivezac sur Dordogne - For sale 4 bed character property (EXCLUSIVE Mandat)

Looking for a rural retreat with a bit of character ? Here is one just for you...

Set in the hills above the riverside village of Brivezac, this 4 bed / 2 bath C19th stone house stands in an elevated situation overlooking woodland. Approached via a private driveway, there is plenty of off-road parking. 

In total, the grounds extend to almost 3.25 ha, but immediately around the house the 3 principal plots offer a more manageable 2,617m².

The property is in good condition, with a lauzes roof, plenty of exposed beams on display, and in a tranquil situation. The beautiful riverside towns of Beaulieu Sur Dordogne 10 km, and Argentat at 18 km offer a good choice of local commerce & restaurants. Brive is the nearest airport, but Limoges, Toulouse and Bordeaux are all within 2 hours. Priced realistically at 263,940 €. 

Sunday, 9 June 2013

Verteillac (24) - For sale C18th barn conversion with 4 beds / 3 baths

No expense has been spared with extensive use of oak within the beams and floors and top quality fitments including granite topped work surfaces in the kitchen and Villeroy & Boch sanitary ware in the bathrooms.

The grounds have been landscaped and terraced to make the most of the natural formations of the land with numerous seating areas created to enable the location to be fully appreciated. Whilst enjoying a tranquil, rural setting, there are neighbours close by to provide security.

More photos, floor plans and a virtual tour available.

Price 498,200 € FAI


Sunday, 2 June 2013

Nr Argentat (19) - For sale Barn conversion (3 beds / 3 baths) for 289,275 €

A lovely converted stone barn with an ardoise (slate) roof at the end of cul de sac in small hamlet of just 12 houses, 6 of which are occupied full time. The house has uninterrupted views over the glorious Dordogne Valley.

The property currently offers around 340m² habitable space with further 150m² of roof space suitable for additional accommodation if desired. The staircase has been designed so that this would easily be achieved. 

There are some jobs to be finished, and the vendor could complete these tasks to the specification of the buyers.

There are attached gardens and a field giving a total of 6180m² of land. There are superb views towards the Massif Central. For shops, the riverside town of Argentat is just 9 km distant. 

Price 289,275 € FAI