Gascony Property For Sale
Gascony Property For Sale
Gascony Property For Sale

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Gascony Property For Sale

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.

Guide to the French Buying Process

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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10 bedroom French chateau for sale, Saint Elix le Chateau, Haute-Garonne, Gascony

10 bedroom French chateau for sale, Saint Elix le Chateau, Haute-Garonne, Gascony
5,250,000 EUR

10 bedroom French chateau for sale, Saint Elix le Chateau, Haute-Garonne, Gascony

Outstanding Renaissance French Chateau set in 9 acres of landscaped parkland, close to Toulouse and offering versatile accommodation and income opportunities if so desired. This gorgeous Six...

REF: 210046
  • Floor Size: 1,880 square metres
  • Plot Size: 36,145 square metres (3.61 hectares / 8.93 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 10
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8 bedroom French chateau for sale, Gers, Gers, Gascony

8 bedroom French chateau for sale, Gers, Gers, Gascony
2,750,000 EUR
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8 bedroom French chateau for sale, Gers, Gers, Gascony

PRICE REDUCED - Beautifully presented 5 bedroom French Chateau located in Gers, with its origins dating from 1815, with around 900m2 of luxurious accommodation which has been fully restored to a very...

REF: 202271
  • Floor Size: 900 square metres
  • Plot Size: 65,000 square metres (6.50 hectares / 16.06 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 8
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9 bedroom French chateau for sale, Condom, Gers, Gascony

9 bedroom French chateau for sale, Condom, Gers, Gascony
2,750,000 EUR

9 bedroom French chateau for sale, Condom, Gers, Gascony

Grand, spacious and elegant 5 bedroom French Chateau style property located in a quiet setting in Condom, within the Gers area, set within a large mature park with a swimming pool, tennis court and pr...

REF: 217736
  • Floor Size: 900 square metres
  • Plot Size: 65,000 square metres (6.50 hectares / 16.06 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 9
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8 bedroom French chateau for sale, Gers, Gers, Gascony

8 bedroom French chateau for sale, Gers, Gers, Gascony
2,550,000 EUR
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8 bedroom French chateau for sale, Gers, Gers, Gascony

PRICE REDUCED - Simply stunning and superbly presented 6 bedroom French Chateau with a vast total living area of 900m2, located just 35 minutes from Toulouse, International school and airport.

REF: 202561
  • Floor Size: 900 square metres
  • Plot Size: 177,000 square metres (17.70 hectares / 43.74 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 8
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11 bedroom French chateau for sale, Auch, Gers, Gascony

11 bedroom French chateau for sale, Auch, Gers, Gascony
2,385,000 EUR

11 bedroom French chateau for sale, Auch, Gers, Gascony

Fabulous Nineteenth Century Chateau near to Auch offering an excellent business and lifestyle opportunity in a beautiful setting. This elegant archetypal chateau is set within mature parkland...

REF: 216622
  • Floor Size: 941 square metres
  • Plot Size: 110,000 square metres (11.00 hectares / 27.18 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 11
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13 bedroom French chateau for sale, Gers, Gers, Gascony

13 bedroom French chateau for sale, Gers, Gers, Gascony
1,950,000 EUR

13 bedroom French chateau for sale, Gers, Gers, Gascony

Fabulous Palladian-inspired French Chateau in a beautiful situation on the edge of a hilltop village in the desirable department of Gers. This unique and charming 18th century property (listed...

REF: 202901
  • Floor Size: 1,000 square metres
  • Plot Size: 56,800 square metres (5.68 hectares / 14.04 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 13
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11 bedroom French chateau for sale, Plaisance, Gers, Gascony

11 bedroom French chateau for sale, Plaisance, Gers, Gascony
1,800,000 EUR

11 bedroom French chateau for sale, Plaisance, Gers, Gascony

Stunning and beautifully restored 11 bedroom 19th Century Chateau, situated in a quiet setting within a 6 hectare of park. Lovingly restored and finished to the highest of standards, this supe...

REF: 217864
  • Floor Size: 840 square metres
  • Plot Size: 60,000 square metres (6.00 hectares / 14.83 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 11
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6 bedroom villa for sale, Pyla sur Mer, Arcachon, Gironde, Gascony

6 bedroom villa for sale, Pyla sur Mer, Arcachon, Gironde, Gascony
1,790,000 EUR

6 bedroom villa for sale, Pyla sur Mer, Arcachon, Gironde, Gascony

Beautifully presented and spacious villa in beautiful grounds of 1,400 m2, within walking distance of the beach in Pyla sur Mer and offering versatile accommodation. This family villa has a...

REF: 217953
  • Floor Size: 300 square metres
  • Plot Size: 1,450 square metres (0.15 hectares / 0.36 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 6
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Superb Gite Complex with Income Potential for Sale in the Pyrenean Foothills with 14 Bedrooms

Superb Gite Complex  with Income  Potential for Sale in the Pyrenean Foothills with 14 Bedrooms
1,610,000 EUR

Superb Gite Complex with Income Potential for Sale in the Pyrenean Foothills with 14 Bedrooms

Excellent income-generating gite complex offering versatile accommodation in a superb setting in the foothills of the Pyrenees, including 3 houses, 3 chalets, stables and swimming pool set in 50 hect...

REF: 216187
  • Floor Size: 883 square metres
  • Plot Size: 50,000 square metres (5.00 hectares / 12.36 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 14
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Outstanding Vineyard in Cotes de Blaye, Bordeaux with 100 acres

Outstanding Vineyard in Cotes de Blaye, Bordeaux with 100 acres
1,575,000 EUR

Outstanding Vineyard in Cotes de Blaye, Bordeaux with 100 acres

An outstanding professional wine estate, 40 kilometres from the centre of Bordeaux with 23 hectares of very well maintained vines: AOC Blaye Cotes de Bordeaux. Cuvier and winery equipment is ...

REF: 207706
  • Floor Size: 500 square metres
  • Plot Size: 422,025 square metres (42.20 hectares / 104.29 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 8
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