The latest news from Languedoc-Roussillon, South of France - September 2013

Reduced Price Properties - Featured Properties - Property of the Month - Cross Border Fines - Picking and Cooking Mushrooms - Friday 13th is Very Lucky in France

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Welcome to our autumn newsletter from the still very warm and sunny South of France.

As always we have selected some great value properties for you and featured others that really are quite exceptional. Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any queries; we will be delighted to tell you more about these wonderful houses.

In this newsletter we are bringing you the latest on the European Union's directive on cross border fines for driving offences, effective by no later than November of this year. Foreign visitors can no longer hide behind the language barrier. Also, it's that time of year when enthusiasts go down to the woods and pick mushrooms. We have included a few tips and pointers and a fantastic, mouthwatering recipe for an open mushroom lasagne - delicious! And finally, Friday 13th may be unlucky for some, but the French view it as an extremely auspicious day. Find out why some of us think it is an unlucky date in the calendar.

Comme d'habitude, and where possible, some articles are in both French and English and you can select to read it in French by clicking on the flag.

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Reduced Price Properties

StoneDomainPropertyforsaleSouthFrance StoneDomainPropertyforsaleSouthFrance

This beautiful 19th Century Domain is a bargain. The main house is completely renovated with exquisite taste and style, top quality materials and finish and has volumes of comfortable living space. There is an authentic second house and a large barn partly converted. Peaceful, private and with business potential . . .

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Plans for an 18 hole Golf Course in the area makes this lovely village house a fabulous investment with potential for a B&B business. A wall surrounding the well maintained garden makes it quiet and private, yet it is situated in the middle of a small village with amenities and has open views towards the Pyrenees. . .

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Great value for this lovely villa with a large plot of land including a paddock for horses and possibility to extend. Secluded country location but close to all amenities with good travel connections makes it an ideal holiday home or year-round family home . . .

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Wonderful stone property arranged around a courtyard with various outbuildings, paddock and lovely pool. Set in 10 hectares of land with superb views, properties like this are hard to find and this one is being offered at an excellent price. . .

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A short walk to a bustling village with all amenities, this charming stone property has a large garden that wraps around the house making it quiet and private. There is lots of potential for this very competitively priced character building. . .

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Elegant 19th Century Maison de Maître with 7 bedrooms and huge reception rooms. All amenities are within walking distance and the Canal du Midi is nearby. This character house has many of its original features and would make a wonderful holiday or permanent home, as well as B&B potential. . .

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Utterly charming cottage sitting on the edge of the Mediterranean with truly incredible sea and lagoon views on one side and vineyard and mountain views on the other. With its own dock and mooring this is a great property for boat and water lovers. . .

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Quiet location for this lovely villa overlooking vineyards, close to all amenities and the wonderful Canal du Midi. This property easily lends itself to being divided into two separate dwellings offering many possibilities. . .

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Fantastic value for this 'lock and leave' property with three bedrooms and a lovely pool with its low maintenance garden. Close to the beach and within walking distance to shops and restaurants, this is the perfect holiday home for those wonderful times you want to get away from the hustle and bustle and enjoy your little piece of heaven in the sun. . .

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This beautiful stone property with three independent houses providing 5 separate dwellings, set in its peaceful grounds, is perfect for a gîte business and/or keeping horses. Lovely views of the pine forests and with Carcassonne and several lakes for swimming nearby, it has a perfect location. . .


Featured Properties

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Outstanding countryside views for this stone Mas in a quiet location yet not isolated. Surrounded by beautifully established grounds including a wood and orchard it offers a tranquil haven as a family home or holiday home with excellent rental potential . . .


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Gorgeous period property with stone walls and lovely old beams, entirely restored with taste and surrounded by its own meadow. Comprising 4 separate dwellings it has great potential for a commercial activity . . .


VillaForSalePezenasLanguedocRoussillon VillaForSalePezenasLanguedocRoussillon

A unique villa with breathtaking river views this lovely home has 5 bedrooms and a huge garden. Totally private but just a short distance from all amenities and near the very popular town of Pézenas, it has strong B&B potential . . .



Property of the Month

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This exceptional property has been totally restored and is an absolute bargain with its 7 en-suite bedrooms, 2 Gîtes and large garden. In addition there are outbuildings and more space to convert. Great location and already a very successful rental business . . .



Cross Border Fines


Gone are the days when you could claim ‘me no-understandy’ when travelling abroad as the EU signs up to a new directive to share information and track down those who commit driving offences . . .





Picking and Cooking Mushrooms


Now is the season to go down to the woods and pick wild mushrooms. This article helps you identify those that will send you to gastronomic heaven and those that will send you to hospital, together with a simple yet delicious recipe for open mushroom lasagne. . . .




Friday 13th is Very Lucky in France


Unlucky for some, but the French think it is such an auspicious day that they queue up to buy their lottery tickets. We have included some interesting information on why some view it as so unlucky. . . .





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