Gironde Property
Gironde Property
Gironde Property
Gironde Property

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The Area

Dordogne, Lot et Garonne and Gironde. These areas lie in south-west France east of Bordeaux but within 1.5 to 2 hours' drive of the beaches of Les Landes, which are reached through attractive pine forests. This is not a region to appeal to those wanting busy holiday areas with all the razzamatazz of night clubs. Its great attractions lie in the beauty and peace of the countryside, the attractive valleys of the great rivers of the Dordogne and the Garonne and smaller rivers such as the Dronne.

The famous vineyards of the area are a joy to walk through and the fertile land is well-cultivated with many drops, the sunflowers being a special attraction. The area is also renowned for its excellent food and wine which can be enjoyed at the many good restaurants. Bergerac is the nearest main town and offers excellent shops and a wealth of history. Bordeaux, another ancient port famed for its wine trade, has the main airport for the area which is about 1.5 hours' drive from La Roquille and has regular flights to the UK taking around 1.5 hours to London. The Pyrenees are within four hours' drive for weekend visits.

In the 14th century, missiles would have been flung from the three pointed towers of the Valentré bridge, still standing in Cahors. Legacies of the era abound - domed fortified churches, more than a thousand castles, and new towns with arcaded squares called bastides built on the French and English front lines. Domme and Monpazier are the loveliest. The traditional rural architecture, in sun soaked limestone crowned with roofs of canal tiles or black stone is among the imaginative in France. Dovecots and dry stone shepherds' huts dot the landscape.

Activities

The rivers offer safe, clean beaches for swimming. Towns and large villages all have swimming pools or man-made lakes, tennis courts and boulodromes for a round of boules. River ports hire out canoes or kayaks, the most spectacular way to see the Dordogne.

Walking and riding trails wind through the woodlands, and new golf courses open every year. There are various festivals including on the first Sunday in July - La Félibrée folk festival held annually in a different village.

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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All information provided is believed to be current and provided free of charge. No liability can be accepted for the reliability of the information and statements made as this is obtained from 3rd parties. We always recommend you take legal advice from a fully qualified Lawyer or Notary before buying a property overseas.

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13 bedroom French chateau for sale, Puybarban, La Reole, Gironde, Aquitaine

13 bedroom French chateau for sale, Puybarban, La Reole, Gironde, Aquitaine
949,950 EUR

13 bedroom French chateau for sale, Puybarban, La Reole, Gironde, Aquitaine

Magnificent 5 bedroom French Chateau plus a 4 bedroom house, ideally located in a quiet setting in Puybarban, close to La Reole, set within a large plot of 21,979m2 with a swimming pool and lovely cou...

REF: 230761
  • Floor Size: 517 square metres
  • Plot Size: 21,979 square metres (2.20 hectares / 5.43 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 13
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7 bedroom townhouse for sale, Libourne, Gironde, Aquitaine

7 bedroom townhouse for sale, Libourne, Gironde, Aquitaine
915,000 EUR

7 bedroom townhouse for sale, Libourne, Gironde, Aquitaine

Beautifully renovated 3 storey, 7 bedroom town house with pool, outbuilding and glorious landscaped garden, ideally located near all amenities in the heart of the Bastide of Libourne near the new quay...

REF: 229300
  • Floor Size: 330 square metres
  • Bedrooms: 7
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3 bedroom villa for sale, Gujan Mestras, Gironde, Gascony

3 bedroom villa for sale, Gujan Mestras, Gironde, Gascony
882,000 EUR

3 bedroom villa for sale, Gujan Mestras, Gironde, Gascony

Located in a quiet setting in the centre of Gujan and close to amenities, this superb 3 bedroom family home has a total spacious living area of 280m2 and is set on a lovely wooded plot of 725m2 with a...

REF: 228134
  • Floor Size: 280 square metres
  • Plot Size: 725 square metres (0.07 hectares / 0.18 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 3
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2 bedroom apartment for sale, Bordeaux, Gironde, Aquitaine

2 bedroom apartment for sale, Bordeaux, Gironde, Aquitaine
849,000 EUR

2 bedroom apartment for sale, Bordeaux, Gironde, Aquitaine

Superb and stylish character apartment in the heart of Bordeaux, within the "Triangle', in a desirable residence dating back to 1875.. Situated on the first floor, all the communal areas of th...

REF: 226633
  • Floor Size: 139 square metres
  • Bedrooms: 2
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2 bedroom apartment for sale, Bordeaux, Gironde, Aquitaine

2 bedroom apartment for sale, Bordeaux, Gironde, Aquitaine
830,000 EUR

2 bedroom apartment for sale, Bordeaux, Gironde, Aquitaine

Beautifully renovated, luxury 2 bedroom apartment enjoying stunning views of Pey Berland Cathedral from its ideal location in the heart of the city of Bordeaux. Set in a beautiful historic ston...

REF: 230534
  • Floor Size: 95 square metres
  • Bedrooms: 2
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4 bedroom house for sale, Merignac, Bordeaux, Gironde, Gascony

4 bedroom house for sale, Merignac, Bordeaux, Gironde, Gascony
810,000 EUR

4 bedroom house for sale, Merignac, Bordeaux, Gironde, Gascony

Bright and modern 4 bedroom architect designed house, ideally situated in a quiet setting in Merignac, on the outskirts of Bordeaux, on the way to the beaches and Cap Ferret. Set within a large...

REF: 229439
  • Floor Size: 225 square metres
  • Plot Size: 10,000 square metres (1.00 hectares / 2.47 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 4
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2 bedroom villa for sale, Cenac, Bordeaux, Gironde, Aquitaine

2 bedroom villa for sale, Cenac, Bordeaux, Gironde, Aquitaine
799,000 EUR

2 bedroom villa for sale, Cenac, Bordeaux, Gironde, Aquitaine

Nestling in over half an acre of glorious landscaped gardens, is this charming single storey, 2 bedroom house with separate studio and pool, ideally located near the heart of the village of Cenac and ...

REF: 231014
  • Floor Size: 210 square metres
  • Plot Size: 2,473 square metres (0.25 hectares / 0.61 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 2
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4 bedroom house for sale, Monsegur, Gironde, Aquitaine

4 bedroom house for sale, Monsegur, Gironde, Aquitaine
775,000 EUR

4 bedroom house for sale, Monsegur, Gironde, Aquitaine

Nestling in over an acre of glorious landscaped gardens is this beautifully renovated 4 bedroom South facing house with expansive pool, located in a peaceful area near all amenities in Monsegur.

REF: 229449
  • Floor Size: 444 square metres
  • Plot Size: 5,060 square metres (0.51 hectares / 1.25 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 4
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5 bedroom house for sale, La Reole, Gironde, Aquitaine

5 bedroom house for sale, La Reole, Gironde, Aquitaine
749,000 EUR

5 bedroom house for sale, La Reole, Gironde, Aquitaine

An elegant and tastefully renovated maison de maitre with 4 stylish en-suite bathrooms and a swimming pool, set in a peaceful hamlet just 50 minutes from Bordeaux. This spacious 300m2 house c...

REF: 218909
  • Floor Size: 300 square metres
  • Plot Size: 11,140 square metres (1.11 hectares / 2.75 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 5
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1 bedroom apartment for sale, Bordeaux, Gironde, Aquitaine

1 bedroom apartment for sale, Bordeaux, Gironde, Aquitaine
748,000 EUR

1 bedroom apartment for sale, Bordeaux, Gironde, Aquitaine

This is a unique luxury apartment in the heart of the city of Bordeaux which has been expertly and tastefully restored by an architect. This 86 m2 property features an entrance hall with buil...

REF: 225465
  • Floor Size: 86 square metres
  • Bedrooms: 1
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