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Friday, April 24, 2009

Port du Roy is the new Port Grimaud !!!

The soon to be completed Port du Roy development in Aigues Mortes has been flagged by some as the new Port Grimaud. Is this true? I think it could well be.

The two developments are basically the same. In fact, I have it on good authority that the principal architect behind the Port du Roy was a studying architect working on Port Grimaud many years ago.

Both are marina developments made up of traditionally styled houses/cottages with roof terraces and small gardens with moorings at the bottom. This gives a really nice canal like feel to the marinas rather than just line after line of pontoons with boats moored up.

While Port Grimaud is located on the Cote d'Azur not far from Saint Tropez, the Port du Roy marina is located in the heart of the Languedoc region of France, not far from Montpellier.

As the Port du Roy nears completion I can really see it taking shape. Trees have now been planted and a reasonable number of people have moved in.

There are even some houses to rent in Port du Roy that have come to the market and will be ready for this summer.

Moorings are up to about 13m in length although if you have a longer boat then a villa to buy in Port du Roy or a villa to rent in Port du Roy could suit as these come with 15m moorings.

All in all I think that this development is great and I really look forward to seeing it living and breathing when 100% of the houses have been delivered to their lucky owners and all the green areas have been planted. There's even going to be a Port du Roy bar/restaurant situated on the Quai d'Honneur marina.

Whatch this space for further updates.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Houses to rent in Port du Roy

I have just been speaking to someone regarding houses to rent in Port du Roy. This fabulous marina development is now nearing completion and houses to rent in Port du Roy could well be a hot ticket this summer.

Watch this space.

Chateau les Carrasses update

I have just received this new photo of the existing chateau.

Call me for more information on this fabulous project of luxury apartments and houses on
00 33 467 00 11 71

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Great new website for the Herault

Have a look at www.heraultwhatson.info to find out what's going on in this department of the Languedoc.

The site's creator and writer, Robin Hicks is surely one of, if not the most knowledgeable person for the "What's going on" side of life in the Herault. If Robin doesn't know about it then it's not worth knowing.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Chateau les Carrasses comes alive

Finally, after being in France since 2001 my dream development has come along.

Since I moved from London to the Languedoc 8 years ago I have always thought that there was something missing from the property market here.

There seemed to be loads and loads of developments springing up everywhere but none of them seemed to capture what I always belived was the spirit of this part of France.

What I saw a real market for was a picturesque Domaine or Chateau in a beautiful setting with well situated out-buildings that could be converted into a small, bespoke, luxury development of individual houses or apartments with communal grounds, swimming pool, tennis court etc.

The problem was that a) These buildings were close to impossible to find, b) I didn't have the money to do it and c) No-one else shared my vision.

Instead developers were frantically running around building modern blocks of apartments in, what turned out to be more often than not, very compromised locations.

Until now !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am please to say that finally, someone who shares my vision has come along and has just launched what I consider to be a truly outstanding project.

Chateau les Carrasses lies just west of Beziers, in a beautiful setting just outside the village of Capestang so it's very convenient for the beach and airports alike.

The Chateau les Carrasses is being reborn as a mixture of luxury apartments within the Chateau itself, plus luxury houses (some with private swimming pools) created from the Chateau's well spaced out-buildings.

The developer is known to me and has a real eye for style, detail and quality of materials and finish. The Chateau les Carrasses is going to be one hot ticket this summer.

Watch this space for more information or call me on 00 33 467 00 11 71 to chat about this fabulous project.


Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Stunning 15th Century Boutique Hotel For Sale

I have just been given instructions to market the most wonderful period building you are likely to find in the whole of the Herault

This property is currently run as a very successful boutique hotel and since opening has built up quite a following of returning clients

The price for such luxury? 849,000€.

Call me for more information on 00 33 467 00 11 71

Friday, April 03, 2009

Stunning property in Clapiers for sale

We have just been instructed to sell a fabulous period property in Clapiers, a pretty village on the outskirts of Montpellier centre.

For a full description plus some great photos have a look at our property for sale page.