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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2 bedroom apartment for sale, Bordeaux, Gironde, Gascony

2 bedroom apartment for sale, Bordeaux, Gironde, Gascony
1,850,000 EUR

2 bedroom apartment for sale, Bordeaux, Gironde, Gascony

Fabulous character 2 bedroom, 1st floor apartment, located in a magnificent stone historical building with stunning views of the Cathedral from its ideal location in the heart of Bordeaux. Thi...

REF: 232148
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  • Bedrooms: 2
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9 bedroom house for sale, Agen, Lot-et-Garonne, Gascony

9 bedroom house for sale, Agen, Lot-et-Garonne, Gascony
1,837,500 EUR

9 bedroom house for sale, Agen, Lot-et-Garonne, Gascony

Grand, spacious and completely restored 9 bedroom house, ideally situated in a quiet setting and with lovely countryside views, yet just 2.6km from the local village amenities and 10km from the TGV st...

REF: 234979
  • Floor Size: 613 square metres
  • Plot Size: 151,631 square metres (15.16 hectares / 37.47 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 9
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5 bedroom manor house for sale, Libourne, Gironde, Gascony

5 bedroom manor house for sale, Libourne, Gironde, Gascony
1,775,000 EUR

5 bedroom manor house for sale, Libourne, Gironde, Gascony

Beautiful Bordeaux wine estate with impressive and renovated Seventeenth Century house in a lovely setting near to Saint Emilion. This desirable property in AOC Cotes de Bordeaux - comes with 1...

REF: 234085
  • Floor Size: 250 square metres
  • Plot Size: 162,000 square metres (16.20 hectares / 40.03 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 5
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5 bedroom villa for sale, La Teste de Buch, Gironde, Gascony

5 bedroom villa for sale, La Teste de Buch, Gironde, Gascony
1,750,000 EUR

5 bedroom villa for sale, La Teste de Buch, Gironde, Gascony

Superb modern 5 bedroom single storey villa with pool, garden and Jacuzzi, ideally located near the beach and all amenities near La Teste de Buch. This remarkable new contemporary property offe...

REF: 234579
  • Floor Size: 185 square metres
  • Plot Size: 824 square metres (0.08 hectares / 0.20 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 5
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15 bedroom French chateau for sale, Habas, Landes, Gascony

15 bedroom French chateau for sale, Habas, Landes, Gascony
1,750,000 EUR

15 bedroom French chateau for sale, Habas, Landes, Gascony

Outstandingly beautiful 19th century French Chateau with pool and outbuildings, nestling in over 2 acres of glorious landscaped gardens, enjoying far reaching countryside views from its peaceful locat...

REF: 226098
  • Floor Size: 800 square metres
  • Plot Size: 8,305 square metres (0.83 hectares / 2.05 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 15
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4 bedroom villa for sale, Saint Romain la Virvee, Gironde, Gascony

4 bedroom villa for sale, Saint Romain la Virvee, Gironde, Gascony
1,664,000 EUR

4 bedroom villa for sale, Saint Romain la Virvee, Gironde, Gascony

Nestling in over 3.5 acres of glorious land is this beautifully renovated 3 bedroom stone longhouse with pool and independent Studio, enjoying far reaching countryside views from its peaceful location...

REF: 228825
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  • Plot Size: 14,588 square metres (1.46 hectares / 3.60 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 4
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5 bedroom house for sale, Biarritz, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony

5 bedroom house for sale, Biarritz, Pyrenees-Atlantique, Gascony
1,650,000 EUR

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Stunning 4 storey fully furnished property encompassing a collection of a 3 bedroom house, two bedroom flat and separate holiday flat set in the mature landscaped garden, located near the beach and al...

REF: 234310
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  • Plot Size: 425 square metres (0.04 hectares / 0.11 acres)
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7 bedroom house for sale, Castillon la Bataille, Gironde, Gascony

7 bedroom house for sale, Castillon la Bataille, Gironde, Gascony
1,631,600 EUR

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Excellent opportunity to purchase a fully operational and well structured Bordeaux vineyard situated in a quiet countryside setting close to Castillon la Bataille, set within nearly 27 hectares of lan...

REF: 220693
  • Floor Size: 280 square metres
  • Plot Size: 269,195 square metres (26.92 hectares / 66.52 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 7
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9 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Bordeaux, Gironde, Gascony

9 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Bordeaux, Gironde, Gascony
1,627,500 EUR

9 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Bordeaux, Gironde, Gascony

Great opportunity to purchase a lovely 17th Century stone property set in 7,500m2 of grounds plus a boutique vineyard of 26,200m2 in the Fronsac region of Bordeaux. Currently operating as...

REF: 180713
  • Plot Size: 7,500 square metres (0.75 hectares / 1.85 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 9
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12 bedroom French chateau for sale, Tarbes, Hautes-Pyrenees, Gascony

12 bedroom French chateau for sale, Tarbes, Hautes-Pyrenees, Gascony
1,484,000 EUR

12 bedroom French chateau for sale, Tarbes, Hautes-Pyrenees, Gascony

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