The latest news from Languedoc-Roussillon, South of France - May 2015

Featured Properties - Property of the Month - Reduced Price Properties - New Law For Hands Free Phone Kits - Feng Shui Your Home - Wine Review

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Welcome to our latest Newsletter

Summer arrived in time for May which is peppered with bank holidays here in France. The locals have been taking long weekends and making the most of the glorious weather down on the many beaches along our Mediterranean coast, or their swimming pools which have all been opened and ready for the long summer months ahead.

It is worth reminding you again that it is the prefect time to buy a home on the Mediterranean coast. Prices have dropped significantly since the peak in 2008 and with excellent exchange rates for currencies outside the Euro zone a property today costs 50% less - yes half the price! Further, having capital lying in a bank account, with certain risks involved, is no longer attractive. Therefore – why not buy a property NOW?

For our clients who live in the UK, a recent legislation change in April of this year means that, after the age of 55, you can take up to 25% of your pension investments as a tax free lump sum – which could be used towards the purchase of your dream home in the sunny south of France!

In this Newsletter our articles cover the latest law regarding hands-free phone kits in cars as France clamps down on road accidents, and an article on Feng Shui with an emphasis on how to arrange your home if you want to maximize your chances of selling it.

We are also reviewing Château de Valflaunès, a wine domaine at the foot of the Pic Saint Loup in Languedoc Roussillon, South of France, where Fabien Reboul produces his remarkable wines.

There are still some bargains to be had and we offer you a selection of featured properties. As ever, please do not hesitate to get in touch if you would like any further information on these or indeed any of our wide range of gorgeous properties on

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Property of the Month

StoneHouseForSaleCastresTarnLanguedoc GitesForSaleCastresTarnLanguedoc Full of character, this amazing stone property offers a wonderful opportunity to settle into a comfortable family home while generating seasonal and year round rental income from the 3 gîtes and the large commercial premises...

Featured Property

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This unique 18th property sits on the banks of the beautiful Canal du Midi and is an ideal ‘lock up and leave’ holiday home with good letting income potential. It has a lovely courtyard with a swimming pool Jacuzzi and is set in a quiet location yet within walking distance to all amenities and only 10mn drive to the sea...

Reduced Price Properties

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A short drive to Montpellier and the beaches, this spacious family home with B&B potential is in a quiet location with all amenities within walking distance. It has a large mature garden and although modernised, most of the period features have been preserved. Now priced to sell...

HouseForSaleCastelnaudaryMidiPyrenees PropertyForSaleCastelnaudaryMidiPyrenees

Excellent value for money for this charming stone farm house that has been fully renovated. Two large barns and another farm house offer huge potential and many opportunities for either extending the house or creating a profitable gîtes and/or B&B business all set in a beautiful area...

VillaForSaleCarcassonneHeraultFrance HouseForSaleCarcassonneHeraultFrance

Gorgeous villa full of character and charm set in a large Mediterranean garden in a private and quiet location. All amenities are within walking distance and is within easy access to motorways, rail, airports and the Mediterranean Sea. This five bedroomed villa is excellent value for money...

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A 160k price drop for this beautiful 18th Century stone farmhouse with a large mature Mediterranean garden. Packed full of character including Provencal ceilings and exposed stone walls, this lovely property is ready to move into...

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Absolute steal at 300k for this lovely detached stone house on the outskirts of a village with all amenities. Resting in a quiet location, it has a large private garden and pool and is within walking distance of shops and restaurants. A property like this is not easy to find and will sell quickly at this price...

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Near Carcassonne this lovely property consisting of 3 stone character houses sits on half a hectare of land and is ready for a gîtes rental business. A quiet location yet close to amenities and in easy reach of airports, rail and motorway, this beautiful property offers great commercial potential and further possible development if desired...

Hands free

Hands Free Kits

New measures brought in to reduce the number of deaths on French roads include a ban on hands free mobile phone devices.

Feng Shui

Feng Shui

The ancient Chinese art and science of Feng Shui, helps create harmony in your home and this article has a particular emphasis for those who are trying to sell their property.



A long list of awards and medals given year after year are testament to the quality of the wines produced by Fabien Reboul on his domain at the foot of the Pic Saint Loup in Languedoc Roussillon.

À Bientôt

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Annelise Bosshard
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