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Spacious 4 bedroom House for sale in Salies de Bearn, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Ref 248985
Charming 4 bedroom single storey house nestling in over half an acre of mature gardens with pool ideally located in a peaceful area near all amenities in Salies de Bearn. This beautiful house comp...
391,875 EUR
Elegant 6 bedroom House for sale with panoramic view in Bordeaux, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Ref 248925
Elegant and modern 6 bedroom renovated Manor House with garden, located near all amenities in Bordeaux. This sumptuous mansion situated near public transportation, has undergone a complete renova...
1,595,000 EUR
5 bedroom Townhouse for sale with Income Potential in Bordeaux, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Ref 248924
Unique opportunity to acquire a beautifully renovated stone property made up of 5 studio apartments ideally located in a peaceful area near all amenities in the heart of Bordeaux's "Triangle d'Or" ...
835,000 EUR
Authentic 5 bedroom House for sale in Salies de Bearn, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Ref 248918
Charming 5 bedroom house set in nearly half an acre of beautiful landscaped garden with pool, ideally located near all amenities in the heart of the thermal spa town of Salies-de-Bearn. The prope...
420,000 EUR
Luxury 5 bedroom Villa for sale with sea and panoramic views in Pyla sur Mer, Arcachon, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Ref 248891
Superb and spacious villa set in over half an acre of land with direct access to the Bay of Arcachon. Among its many outstanding features are generous reception rooms with many bay windows openi...
13,450,000 EUR
10 bedroom Chateau for sale with countryside view with Income Potential in Mont, Orthez, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Ref 248876
Nestling in over 6 acres of glorious land with beautiful gardens, pool and outbuildings, is this fabulous 10 bedroom medieval Chateau with two gites, enjoying far reaching countryside views from it...
850,000 EUR
Exclusive 5 bedroom House for sale in Pyla sur Mer, Arcachon, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Ref 248860
A superb and beautifully presented house with swimming pool in the prestigious Moulleau area in the heart of Le Pyla, just a 10-minute walk from the beach and close to shops and amenities. This r...
3,695,000 EUR
Authentic 5 bedroom House for sale in Bordeaux, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Ref 248839
Rare opportunity to acquire an exclusive and sumptuous 5 bedroom house with mature garden and pool, ideally location near all amenities in Bordeaux. Situated in close proximity to the Magendie sch...
1,365,000 EUR
7 bedroom Farmhouse for sale with countryside view with Income Potential in Tilh, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Ref 248830
Full of cjharm and character is this 3 bedroom historical farmhouse with separate one bedroom and three bedroom apartments nestling in nearly 3 acres of glorious mature gardens and pool, while enjo...
630,000 EUR
Grand 8 bedroom Chateau for sale with panoramic view in Bouliac, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Ref 248744
Beautiful and impressive chateau in the heart of Bouliac, with a commanding view over the magnificent city of Bordeaux and the serene banks of the Garonne. This exceptional residence offersan unp...
2,595,000 EUR
11 bedroom Chateau for sale with countryside view with Income Potential in Lectoure, Occitanie
Ref 248735
Unique opportunity to acquire an extraordinary 11 bedroom historical estate nestling in 208 hectares of glorious land with outbuildings, farmhouses and a 16th Century pigeonnier, located in Lectour...
3,705,000 EUR
Spacious 4 bedroom House for sale with countryside view in Salies de Bearn, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Ref 248729
Charming 4 bedroom house with pool and garden, enjoying far reaching countryside views from its location near Salies de Bearn. This luminous home with its high ceilings is situated just outside th...
399,000 EUR
Character 5 bedroom House for sale with countryside view in Duras, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Ref 248711
Impressive stone watermill beautifully situated in 12 acres of picturesque parkland, woodland, and streams. This spacious 421m2 property has been transformed into a comfortable five-bedroom famil...
927,500 EUR
9 bedroom Chateau for sale with countryside and lake or river views with Income Potential in Saint Emilion, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Ref 248669
Magnificent 18th Century Chateau on the river front in a beautiful green setting above the Dordogne river, just 15 minutes from Saint Emilion in Bordeaux's renowned wine region. Set in beautifu...
2,660,000 EUR
6 bedroom Manor House for sale with countryside view with Income Potential in Velines, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Ref 248637
Wonderful opportunity to acquire an enchanting historical estate comprising of a Manor House and 3 cottages, nestling in 1.7 acres of beautiful landscaped gardens with pool and fruit trees, while e...
950,000 EUR
Luxury 6 bedroom House for sale with countryside view in Monsegur, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Ref 248634
Luxuriously renovated 6 bedroom house nestling in over 4 acres of glorious land with pool and gardens, enjoying far reaching countryside views from its peaceful location near Monsegur. Positioned ...
1,155,000 EUR
3 bedroom House for sale with countryside view with Income Potential in Gensac, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Ref 248631
Nestling in 3.5 acres of beautiful landscaped gardens with pool, is this stylish renovated barn with Guest House, enjoying far reaching countryside views from its peaceful location in Gensac. Sit...
946,400 EUR
10 bedroom Chateau for sale with countryside view with Income Potential in Casteljaloux, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Ref 248630
Beautifully renovated 7 bedroom French Chateau with charming 3 bedroom guest house, nestling in 35 hectares of glorious land with gardens, expansive pool and trees, enjoying far reaching countrysid...
2,310,000 EUR
Income Producing 4 bedroom House for sale with countryside view in Duras, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Ref 248628
Fantastic opportunity to acquire a magnificent vineyard of more than 36 hectares with charming 4 bedroom house set in beautiful landscaped gardens with expansive pool, enjoying panoramic views fro...
1,327,000 EUR
Income Producing 7 bedroom Chateau for sale with countryside view in Lussac, Nouvelle Aquitaine
Ref 248625
Exceptional 7 bedroom wine estate nestling in nearly 151 acres of glorious land with vineyards, lake, beautiful gardens and pool, enjoying far reaching countryside views from its peaceful location ...
4,065,000 EUR
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Area Guide

The Area

Gascony is one of the most delightful and unspoilt parts of rural France, nestled at the foothills of the Pyrenees, with clean air and a mild and refreshing climate. The countryside is dotted with bastides, old watermills and picturesque dovecotes. The towns and villages of Gascony tend to be small and far apart.

This is walker's paradise. The whole beautiful region is one of amazing contrasts - snow capped peaks, startling blue skies, lush green valleys and flower filled meadows. The proximity of Gascony to Spain touches both the culture of the region and the weather; expect hot, sunny days from May to September, occasionally interrupted by rains off the Pyrenees.

This region offers delicious specialities. The finest Fois gras, confits, Madiran wines and vintage Armagnac burden trestle tables over the summer months in villages celebrating the numerous fetes.

Medieval Gascony was frequently contested in the Hundred Years' War. The fortified villages such as Biran, Larressingle and Lupiac are the most picturesque. Lupiac is also the birthplace of D'Artagnan, the fourth musketeer and a statue to his memory stands on a terrace below the Cathedral by the lazy River Gers.

Auch, once the capital of Gascony, is set on a hillside beside the River Gers. Monumental stones lead up its cathedral of Ste Marie with stained glass windows and choir stalls that took forty years to carve.

Activities

Gascony is ideal for cycling and riding. There are golf courses at Eauze and Toulouse. Trout fishing is also popular along with swimming, tennis and horse riding.

For excursions, Toulouse boasts a historic town centre with museums; there is a Cistercian Abbey at Flaran; and the towns of Auch and Lourdes, along with the Pyrenees make interesting days out. A number of festivals take place throughout the season including a Classical Music Festival in Auch and an international jazz festival at Marciac.

Buying a Property in France

1. Signing the Agreement (Compris)

On finding a property you wish to purchase you will need to negotiate the terms, price and conditions of the sale with the owner.

The next step, once you are in agreement, is to sign the preliminary contract (Compromis de Vente). This is a legal document and after ten days will be binding on both parties. Rules change frequently in France and it is best to consult with your notary about when this period starts. Generally the compris will be signed in France with the Agent.

Variants can be included in the compris, for example an Acte (clause) can be added if the name or names to go on the title deed have not been finalised. If a mortgage will be required to purchase the property, the details for this, including the name of the mortgage company, must be on the compris.

2. Paying the Deposit

Generally the deposit will be 10% of the agreed purchase price. This will normally be paid to the notaire. There are exceptions to this, if the agent holds a carte professionelle, is bonded and fully registered then you may pay them, but do not hand over the deposit to anyone else. If for some reason the purchase does not go through, for example, if you write to the notaire and the agent that you do not wish to go continue with the purchase before the contract is binding (within seven days of signing the compris), then your deposit would be repaid. This would also apply if a condition had not been met, or the mayor or S.A.F.E.R. (a government agency that has the right of first purchase on most rural property that comes onto the market in France) could oblige the purchaser to give way. If you decide after the seven days 'cooling off' period that you do not wish to complete the purchase and pull out of the sale you would lose your deposit. If however the vendor pulls out of the sale then you will receive your deposit back plus the same amount from the vendor.

3. On Completion

Generally it will take around two or three months to complete the purchase.

During this time the balance of the purchase money must be paid into the account of the notaire, this must be done well ahead of the completion date. The notaire will prepare the documents, check that the deed of sale (Acte de Vente) is in order and have the legal title ready to be signed over. It is possible to have someone sign on your behalf if you give them power of attorney. An interpreter may be of use at this point if your French is not very good and many Notaires will suggest (or insist) that an interpreter is with you.

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