The latest news from Languedoc-Roussillon, South of France - January 2014

Featured Property - Property of the Month - Reduced Price Properties - Massive EU Investment in Languedoc-Roussillon - Essential Estate Planning - Wine Review

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Welcome to our first Newsletter of the year!

We wish all our clients, old and new, a very happy New Year and a prosperous 2014.

Winters in Languedoc-Roussillon are traditionally very mild, with blue skies and sunshine and average temperatures of around 12 to 13°C (54 to 55°F). And so far, this winter has been exceptionally mild in this very sheltered and privileged part of France with temperatures around 15 to 17°.

As confidence returns in other parts of the world, France remains an excellent investment with purchase prices staying low and often negotiable. Now is the time to buy that dream home in the sun to escape from the stress and strains of the daily grind and relax beside an azure pool sipping the local wine.

With these thoughts in mind, our articles include a review of the record-breaking European Union investment in the region. Its ever growing popularity making it an excellent place to invest. As New Year resolutions are being made, perhaps now is a good time to make a Will and put 'your house in order', so we have included an article on how to go about this - no matter what your age, it is never too early but sadly sometimes too late. Finally, a review of a wonderful and really 100% organic wine, Opi d'Aqui from Clermont l'Hérault.

As usual, we have included a selection of properties that have recently reduced their asking price and have featured a couple of very interesting properties. Don't hesitate to get in touch if you would like any further information on these, or any of our properties on our website

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Property of the Month

StonePropertyForSaleBeziersLanguedoc StonePropertyForSaleBeziersLanguedoc

A visit is truly merited by this beautiful, traditional French County House, perfectly located in the countryside while within walking distance of a lively village. As soon as you set eyes on this impressive property you will love its landscaped gardens and magnificent views of the village and surrounding countryside. The historical feeling will surround you with its renovated main residence and guest house and excellent commercial potential...

Featured Property

BastidesHouseForSaleLanguedocSouthFrance BastidesHouseForSaleLanguedocSouthFrance

Gorgeous 16th Century stone country house 'Bastide', beautifully renovated with high quality materials, set very privately in a hamlet and surrounded by acres of vineyards and quiet countryside. Ancient beams, beautiful stone floors with under floor heating add to the charm as well as the comfort of this delightful property. All you need to do is add the pool of your dreams...

Reduced Price Properties

manorhouseforsalebezierssouthfrance manorhouseforsalebezierssouthfrance

Located in a charming small town, this lovely home has a huge open plan living, kitchen and dining area and has been renovated and modernised with great taste. This property offers many possibilities, including B&B and holiday rental, as well as a superb and comfortable home for the family. Everything is within walking distance and the Canal du Midi nearby...

villaforsalecolliourelanguedocfrance villaforsalecolliourelanguedocfrance

Absolutely stunning sea views from this modern property overlooking the Mediterranean. The 6 bedroom villa could be split into two 3 bedroom apartments if desired, and with all amenities close by yet in a quiet location, it is perfect for holiday rental or a permanent home...

stonehouseforsalecarcassonnesouthfrance stonehouseforsalecarcassonnesouthfrance

Now offered at good value for money, this 18th Century water mill near Carcassonne is situated on the edge of a small village. Living area includes a main house, a gite, a studio apartment and a guardian house or second gite. Surrounded by countryside and next to a lovely stream...

houseforsaleminervoiscorbieresaudefrance houseforsaleminervoiscorbieresaudefrance

A beautifully private location for this villa now priced to sell. On the outskirts of a lively village with open views all around, this lovely house is a haven of peace and perfect for relaxing by the gorgeous pool...

masforsalemontpellierlanuedocfrance masforsalemontpellierlanuedocfrance

A modern property with plenty of traditional character and partly in stone, this lovely farmhouse merges old with new. A lovely approach to the property leads you into the magnificent landscaped grounds with several ponds .Within easy reach of Montpellier and all the city has to offer...

luxury property LanguedocRoussillon luxury property LanguedocRoussillon

Impressive 19th Century stone domain offering a spacious main residence and 3 fully equipped guesthouses with other buildings to renovate if desired. Excellent commercial potential as a gite/B&B complex or a luxury small hotel and restaurant...

Huge investment in Languedoc Roussillon


The European Union are to invest an incredible 1.3 billion euros in the region for sustainable growth. . . .

Protect your loved ones in the event of your death

Will and testament

Make it a New Year’s resolution to do a little estate planning now and save those you leave behind a mountain of stress and worry. . . .

‘Opium from here’ a wonderful organic wine

Opi d'Aqui

Philippe Formentin has gained a reputation in just two years for the organic wines he has been producing under the Opi d’Aqui lable. . . .

À Bientôt

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With best wishes

Annelise Bosshard
Managing Director
AB Real Estate

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