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

Reduced Price Properties - Featured Properties - Property of the Month - Capital Gains Tax Rules Are Improved - This Year's Wine Harvest - Restaurant Review

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Welcome to our October newsletter. The vines are starting to turn red and gold: autumn is definitely in the air but the skies are still very blue and the sun beats down during the day - we are not yet contemplating putting the heating on in the warm and sunny South of France.

As always we have selected some great value properties - there are some absolute bargains around at the moment and one property has reduced its price by 25%! Take a look at a sample that we have featured here for you and don't hesitate to get in touch if you would like to know more.

Our articles this month include an explanation on the new Capital Gains Tax rules that have been changed and are now more attractive. There is also the latest on this year's grape harvest that is later than usual and a review on a fairly new restaurant that has opened up just North of Béziers, on a working winery.

As we received many requests to have our Newsletter in French, we have decided to translate everything. By clicking this link you will be able to read the French version and perhaps you could use this as an opportunity to improve your French . . .

Comme nous avons reçu beaucoup de demandes pour une Newsletter en français, nous avons décidé d'offrir ce service à notre clientèle francophone. Voir la version français en choisissant ce lien

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Reduced Price Properties

stonehouseforsalemontpelliersouthfrance stonehouseforsalemontpelliersouthfrance

Incredible price drop of 250k !! This property will sell quickly at this bargain price. Stone house on the water front with stunning views of the Mediterranean, quiet location and just a few paces from the sandy beaches, shops and restaurants and a lively market town . 5 bedrooms and a lovely garden... Only for cash buyers!

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Breath taking open views from this stone barn converted into a modern property surrounded by nearly 3 hectares of pasture and woodland. Complete with stables and more space to convert, its quiet location on the edge of a hamlet is just a short drive to nearby villages with all amenities. . .

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Huge business potential for this stone property built at the end of the 17th Century, steeped in character with gorgeous beams and marble fire places in most rooms and an interesting history. Surrounded by countryside but just ten minutes walk to the village with all amenities . . .

MasForSaleLanguedocAudeSouthFrance MasForSaleLanguedocAudeSouthFrance

Excellent value for this property offered at a price to sell quickly. Very calm, quiet and totally private, the house is set in its huge secluded grounds and offers many rental possibilities and income generation. Within walking distance of all amenities and with absolutely gorgeous views, it is perfect for family, friends and paying guests. . .

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Huge price reduction for this lovely villa designed to make the most of the stunning vista over the village at its feet to the Mediterranean Sea on the horizon. Large open reception rooms with picture windows for that view in a private and quiet location yet neighbours are nearby and a lovely village within a short stroll. . .

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Gorgeous stone property with a stylish modern interior, this house is situated in a quiet residential area of Montpellier within walking distance to amenities and easy access to airports and beaches. Renovated to a very high standard using quality materials, it has a large mature garden with an inviting pool. . .

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Gorgeous stone house in Provence, beautifully restored and surrounded by private grounds with manicured lawns. Lovely views over the surrounding countryside and vineyards and close to all amenities, this stunning property offers a very comfortable home. . .

Town House for sale in Narbonne Aude Town House for sale in Narbonne Aude

Perfect 'lock & leave' holiday home within walking distance to all amenities yet in a quiet location of the village. With 5 bedrooms and a large courtyard pool area it also offers many possibilities for a commercial activity. The beautiful Canal du Midi is nearby and it is in easy reach of Cities and beaches. . .

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Now offered at an excellent price, this 19th Century Château sits in its private grounds in a small hamlet. Lovely views from each of the rooms over the surrounding countryside and a short drive to the Mediterranean beaches as well to the next town. . .

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Lovely 19th Century farmhouse with nearly 2 hectares of land is offered at a very good price. This gorgeous property full of original and character features - including a stunning stone fireplace - is located in a sought after area close to a village with all amenities in the Carcassonne area. Rental potential in the outbuildings that are convertible with planning permission. . .

StoneHouseForSaleMontpellierFrance StoneHouseForSaleMontpellierFrance

10th Century stone property offering volumes of living space, a garden with swimming pool, surrounded by peaceful mountain views yet only 20 minutes from Montpellier and all its cosmopolitan attractions. Completely renovated, this lovely character property has heaps of ancient character and is definitely a good deal. . .

Featured Properties

StoneMasForSaleAvignonSouthFrance StoneMasForSaleAvignonSouthFrance

Gorgeous property full of southern French character offered at an excellent price considering all the space that comes with it - two houses and large outbuildings. Just relax at the pool and gaze out over your very own olive grove . . .

VillaForSaleColliourePyreneesSouthFrance VillaForSaleColliourePyreneesSouthFrance

Beautiful panoramic views surround this large house set in a hectare of private grounds yet at the edge of a very pretty village near the Spanish border and just a short drive to everything you need and the Mediterranean Sea. Big bright rooms, excellent guest rooms, a large summer kitchen, winter garden and a south facing pool make this an ideal holiday or permanent home . . .

VillageHouseForSaleBeziersHeraultFrance VillageHouseForSaleBeziersHeraultFrance

In a quiet corner of a lively village this stone property offers large areas of living space and a lovely garden complete with an inviting swimming pool. Everything you need is on the doorstep and everything else is close by. Perfect permanent residence or easy 'lock & leave' home . . .

Property of the Month

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The sort of property that dreams are made of - a fairytale Château offered at a very realistic price. Set in its private grounds with lovely views over the vineyards and surrounding countryside, this property offers a stunning and comfortable home with many possibilities with the two separate dwellings to be renovated . . .

Capital Gains Tax Rules Are Improved

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Capital Gains Tax calculation is now more attractive in a bid to get the housing market on the move . . .

This Year's Wine Harvest


A challenging year for winegrowers in Languedoc-Roussillon, but grape harvest is up on last year . . .

Restaurant Review

Les Deux M

A feast for the eyes at ‘Les Deux M’ restaurant, Thézan-les-Béziers . . .

À Bientôt

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Annelise Bosshard
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