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Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Ultimate Languedoc Property

You are not going to belive this........................

This absolutley amazing property is surely what everybody is looking for in a Languedoc Property.

It has the lot. Space, character, beams, stone, a garden, swimming pool, garaging, good communication links.

If you're looking for the ultimate Languedoc Property and you can afford 595,000€ then look no further. Your dreams are just about to come true.................

Read our full description here or call us to hear more on 00 33 467 00 11 71

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Property market update

As is normal practice for an English estate agency based in the South of France, we do our research.

Whilst looking through various pieces of information on how the current 'Credit Crunch' might be affecting my beloved Languedoc, I came across a wonderful piece that I thought would be good to share with everyone out there interested in France.

It is claimed that house prices in France are on the up with UK property buyers currently in a position to take advantage of investment opportunities.

According to Rightmove Overseas, they have received 251,824 French property searches in one month alone with the most popular provinces including Brittany, Normandy and Languedoc-Roussillon.

In addition, they say that the south of France is emerging as the most popular region with investors and holidaymakers seeking a traditionally French way of life and hot temperatures. And here's the best bit for all of you who have already purchased here in France:
Rightmove Overseas head Justin Figgins said, "Sarkozy's plans will not take effect until later in 2008, giving investors time to purchase French properties before the boom and watch the price of their properties quickly appreciate."

Many British residents are choosing to spend their retirement in the French Riviera. While the Spanish Costas have been the destination choice for many retirees, the French Riviera has a certain prestige.

New surveys for sellers.........

As of November 1st 2007 any property being sold with a fixed gas instalation will need to provide a gas installation survey.
I have just spoken to CODEC, a local company who are the main surveyors in this area. They tell me that a fixed instalation is one where the cooking or heating appliance is connected to a mains gas supply or gas bottle via a fixed pipe.
Unlike a lot of gas hobs that are connected to a gas bottle under the sink vi a flexible gas pipe. These do not require a survey.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Property in Cap D'Agde Naturist Village

I have just seen a fantastic house for sale in the Cap D'Agde Naturist Village.

This two bedroom property in the Naturist village is unusual in that it sits on a plot of approx 300 sqm, with private garden, off street parking, garage and a small private swimming pool.

I am expecting this house to come onto the market in the next few days for a price around 275,000€

Keep watching for an update on this fantastci house in the Naturist Village.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Coteau de Moliere Pezenas

We have just been instructed to sell a villa in the "Coteau de Moliere" in Pezenas.

Coteau de Moliere

The Coteau de Moliere is a gated development on the edge of Pezenas with a residents swimming pool. Ideal as a holiday home or letting investment, this villa in the Coteau de Moliere is one of the largest in the development.
4 bedrooms, pretty private garden and a large garage make it a very attractive buy.

Follow this link for a full description of this house in the Coteau de Moliere.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Property in Cap D'Agde Naturist Village

I have just been to see a fantastic property for sale in the Cap D'Agde Naturist village.

This two storey, 2 bedroom house is one of the larger properties in the Cap D'Agde Naturist village and has the unusual bonus of sitting on a 300 sqm plot.

This gives the house off street parking, a garage and a secluded garden with small swimming pool.

I hope to be instructed on this house very soon and will let you know as and when this happens.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Ryanair to Beziers

That's right. It has finally been confirmed.

From May 15th 2008 Ryanair will be operating a new service between Bristol and Beziers.

That means that the Languedoc region of France is about to become even more accesible than it already is.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Domaine de Lavagnac update

To see a list of property for sale at the Domain de Lavagnac follow this link and simply enter LAV into the reference search box.

We have just come back from a site visit at Domaine de Lavagnac so thought we would update you all as to what is happening.

Things are changing every day now, and although we have not yet been authorised to release specific details, I can tell you that the site itself is amazing. A wonderful piece of land with a real variety of terrain and vegetation. The Chateau itself is stunning, and quite rightly deserves it's title as the Versailles of the Languedoc.

Plans are still to be finalised, but it's looking like the Chateau will be transformed into a 4 or 5 star hotel with spa facilities, tennis academy and wonderful gardens.

The residential units are being designed by award winning architect Pascale Malet-Seeli who is based at Montpellier and is working closely with the "Batiments de France". This is the French equivalent of English Heritage.

Between them and the developers, the initial drawings that have been discussed are very exciting. These residential units are likely to be set out in various hamlets across the Domaine, with careful attention being paid to distance. Not too remote, but not too crowded either. And not forgetting of course the jewel in the crown.

The 18 hole golf course. The course is being designed by renowned architect Ray Hearne and will offer some wonderful holes that make excellent use of the existing landscape without the need to start carving up the countryside. The developers are working very hard to integrate the golf course rather than create it.

we don't as yet have any fixed price details or release date but we will be sure to keep you updated as soon as there is more info to share."

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

House in Roujan with garden

Have a look at this fabulous house for sale in Roujan. It has an enourmous garage/workshop/studio/extra living space that could easily be used to either extend the existing living space of the main house or do something completely different.

Also, rather unusually for a village house, it has a nice size garden with ample space for a swimming pool.
Contact us to talk to someone who knows the house or to arange a viewing.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

We're back from Olympia

We've just returned from a fantastic three day trip to the French Property Exhibition at Olympia.

We were there to launch a new, off plan development, "Le Domaine des Chenes" in France's second oldest town, Agde.
Response was very positive, with a good number of people already booking up for a site visit.
People were also keen to talk to us about living in the Languedoc as all of our team are English people who have moved out to France to make a permanent home there.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Competion Results

I am pleased to announce the winner of our recent competion.

The lucky winner is Richard Hall from the UK who will be dining for two at the fabulous new restaurant "L'Entre Pots" in Pezenas the next time he is in France.

Congratulations Richard. Enjoy your meal.

Best wishes,

Simon Kerridge.

French Property Show

We're off to the French Property Show at Olympia later this week.

Myself, Tina and Emma are all off to Olympia on Thursday this week to exhibit a fantastic new, off-plan development at the French Property Show.

We will be on stand No.30 at Olympia 2 on Friday, Saturday and Sunday so why not come along and say hello.

You can get details of our exciting new project as well as taking part in our free competition to win a weeks accommodation in a luxury villa on the exclusive marina island of "Ile Saint Martin" at Cap D'Agde.

Hope to see you there.

Simon Kerridge
Managing Director

Friday, August 17, 2007

Sea Front apartments at Palavas

A fantastic location, it’s calm, picturesque and an utter joy to just gently stroll down the promenade. I’ve just been down to see our new off plan development in Palavas and took this picture. It is taken from the terrace of one of the studios.

With prices from 103,500€ this off plan development in Palavas is sure to sell quickly.

Here is a quick movie I took from the balcony to give you even more of an idea of proximity to the beach......

Verdict: Location 25 out of 20

Tina Snelling
Languedoc Property Finders

Thursday, August 16, 2007

New photo presentation software

We are testing some new photo presentation software that generates a "Show" for you to watch.
Have a look at this example and see what you think.

Feedback has been very positive so far so expect to see more property pages like this in the future.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Port Du Roy Update

Building work at the Port Du Roy is charging ahead. I visited the site yesterday and took this movie clip which shows the view from the headland of Quai D'Honneur.

Quai D'Honneur is situated on the eastern side of the marina and will be the location for a cafe/coffee shop/restaurant/wine bar (exact usage to be confirmed).

Contact us for more information or to arange a site visit.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Le Matago


We have just heard from the developers that the final apartment at Le Matago, Cap D'Agde has now been sold.

Follow this link to see what other off plan languedoc property we have available.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Domaine de Lavagnac - Chateau de Lavagnac - Lavagnac golf

The Domaine de Lavagnac is being hailed as one of the finest developments in the south of France.

To see a list of property for sale at the Domain de Lavagnac follow this link and simply enter LAV into the reference search box.

Just outside the village of Montagnac (10 mins from Pezenas), Chateau Lavagnac is a fabulously majestic period building nestled in amongst 192 hectares of vineyards, olive groves and pine trees.

Domaine de Lavagnac is going to be the site of a magnificent new golf course designed by Raymond Hearn, one of America’s most highly-regarded architects.

Chateau Lavagnac, known as the Versailles of the Languedoc is going to be turned into a luxury hotel, while a separate clubhouse for the golf course will be built.

The really interesting part of the Domaine de Lavagnac project is that there will also be a residential development ranging from two bedroom houses to five bedroom villas with swimming pool.

Apparently these houses are going to be sold off plan as a leaseback scheme, offering guaranteed investment returns.

The new houses will be built within the existing vineyards and will have views over the Espinouse Mountains and the sea.

Prices are rumoured to be starting at a very reasonable €299,000 for a two bedroom house and will run up to circa €1 million for a five bedroom villa with swimming pool.

I have also heard that there will be a tennis centre and state-of-the-art spa.

In my opinion, a development such as this is exactly what the Herault has been crying out for.

We are already involved with a very interesting leaseback development called Les Jardins de St Benoit, just east of Carcassonne which has been very well received and is selling well, but the thought of having such a wonderful development just 10 mins from Pezenas is truly exciting.

I will keep my ear to the ground and be sure to update this site with information about Domaine de Lavagnac as soon as I have more information.

Simon Kerridge.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Port Du Roy Update

Work at the Port Du Roy marina development continues at a pace and sales are being agreed almost every other day.

Very few people are changing their minds once commiting to buy but a very interesting unit has just become available.

This unit is House 56 on Quai Saint Louis and is a very rare house with a large 70 sqm garden.
The house also comes with it's own mooring alongside the garden. Contact us for more information or to arange a site visit.

Virtual Tours

We have just dipped our toes into the large pond which is the world of property virtual tours.

It's very early days so please be patient, but have a look at our first movie of a house in Castelnau de Guers and see what you think.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Port Du Roy Update

Things are moving quickly now and units are selling fast.
If you're interested in a 1 bed unit with a mooring, then one has just become available due to the buyer switching to a larger unit.
Unit 209 on the island "Quai San Marco" is for sale with an 11m mooring for 231,782€
For more information or to arange a site visit contact us.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Wonderful period house with stunning roof terrace

We've just been instructed to sell a fabulously hansome double fronted Maison De Maitre in a charming village less than 10 minutes from Pezenas.
This house is laid out over three floors, has a large garage, at least 7 bedrooms and about the best roof terrace I've ever seen.

Nost people think they need a garden, but when you've seen a roof terrace like this one you won't look back. Ideal for a secondary residence.

we're going round tomorrow morning to take photos and measur up so make sure you check back soon to see the full details.

Monday, June 04, 2007

Bouzigues - A little gem on the water

The small village of Bouzigues is known locally as "Petit Nice" or "Petit Riviera" and once you've visited it you'll understand why.
With more than a handful of restaurants lining the waterfront of the "Etang de Thau" walking along the front in Bouzigues is just like being in your own little part of the Riviera.
Smart restaurants all selling wonderful dishes comprised mainly of local shellfish and freshly caught fish (the sardines are my favourites) are always bustling at lunchtime on a summer's day or on a warm summer evening.
Favoured with people from Montpellier (15-20 mins way by car) Bouzigues is a unique place that is well worth a visit.
If you fancy making a more permanent visit we are currently marketing a wonderful house in Bouziges for 255,000€

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Villa in Caux

We have just been instructed to sell a wonderful villa in Caux, only 5 mins from Pezenas.

Follow this link to see a full description of this house in Caux.

Port Du Roy Update

The show house at the Port Du Roy marina development in Aigues Mortes has now been finished and is available to view.

These photos show how some of the houses will look and how the moorings are situated in relation to the houses.
For more information on the Port Du Roy or to arange a site visit, contact us.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Languedoc Villa

This Languedoc Villa is on the market for a very respectable 520,000€.
Less than 10 minutes from the town of Pezenas, in a village with lots of character, this Languedoc Villa is approx 140 sqm of living space on a fantastic plot of 2200 sqm with immaculate garden and views over vineyards on two sides.
Add to this a huge 3-4 car garage of approx 100 sqm and you can see why I'm so excited about this villa in the Languedoc.
Contact us to arrange a viewing.

House in Bouzigues

We have just been instructed to sell a fabulous villa in the much sought after village of Bouzigues.
Bouzigues is known locally as "Petit Nice" or "Petit Riviera" due to it's picturesque setting and wealthy residents.
With the A9 motorway just down the road (not so close as you'd see or hear it) and Montpellier centre and airport only 20 mins away, you can see why houses in Bouzigues are always in demand.
Oh, and did I happen to mention the fantastic selection of restaurants that are lined up all along the water front?
Follow this link to see full details of this house in Bouzigues.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Villa in Tourbes

Have just seen a great villa on the edge of the village of Tourbes, less than 5 mins from Pezenas.

It's on a plot of land of 1100 sqm, with a tall (7ft) mature hedge all the way around giving complete privacy.

The house itself is 3 beds, kitchen, Reception, bath and shower

It needs re-decorating, but as the agents suggests that it could be bought for something around 315,000 - 320,000 € that doesn't matter.

This is the best house I have seen in this budget for quite a while.


Contact us to arange a viewing.

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Building land near Pezenas

As promised, here are some photos showing the views from the building land near Pezenas that I saw last week.

Monday, March 05, 2007

Coeur Marine Apartments, Sete

I drove past the site fro the new development, Coeur Marine, in Sete over the weekend.
The project is coming along quickly as you can see and there are not many units left.

Also shown is the view from the building which fronts directly onto the water.

Follow this link for more info on Coeur Marine, or contact us to arange a site visit.

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Cap D'Agde leaseback program

We have just heard of a new leaseback programme being constructed in the Naturist village at Cap D'Agde.
Details to follow, but for now I can tell you that it is a 3 star tourist residence with 66 units, located just 300 m from the beach, at the entrance of the naturist village of Cap d'Agde.

There is a 160 m² swimming pool, massage, and outdoor parking places.
The international Golf and the harbour are nearby.

Units are sold TTC, at 148 751 Euros + 6000 Euros furniture.

The lease has a duration of 9 years and 6 months, and offers a yield up to 4,07% HT excluding furniture.
Customers have the option to b uy with or without personal useage.

Each unit has a terace.
The residence will be completed in June 2007
I will post more information as soon as I have it.
Contact us to find out more.

Building land near Pezenas

we have just seen an interesting building plot in a pretty village just outside of Pezenas.
The plot is 634 sqm on the side of a hill with fantastic views accross the countryside (photos to follow).
The price is 117,000 euros.
Contact us for more information on this building land near Pezenas.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Port Du Roy selling well

The Port Du Roy marina development at Aigues Mortes has continued to sell very well. There are not many units remaining so if you're thinking of buying, don't delay.
Contact us for an up to date availability check.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Property Floor Plans

Languedoc Property Finders are testing a new floor plan service which enables us to produce professional floor plans that will allow our clients to see exactly how our houses are laid out.

Have a look at our house for sale in Castelnau de Guers to see an example.

Be sure to look at both the 2D and 3D versions.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

New development Sete

There is a great apartment available to buy in the new development "Coeur Marine" in the liveley port of Sete.

This 2nd floor apartment has two west facing terraces with direct views over the canal.

Price: 261,000€ with garage.

Contact us for more information.

Monday, January 15, 2007

House for sale near Pezenas

We've just been instructed to sell this 3 bed detached villa near Pezenas.

Approx 110 sqm on one floor, with a further 110 sqm of garaging on the floor below, this Castelnau villa has the potential to create a lot more accommodation.

Sitting on a plot of approx 600 sqm with off street parking for several cars and enough garden for a swimming pool.

Follow this link to see more photos and read a full description of this villa in Castelnau de Guers.