Why it’s time to start shopping for a château

You don’t need to be a millionaire to buy a castle in France. Here’s a taste of some of the stunning châteaux for sale for less than €1million Owning a fairy-tale castle needn’t be just a dream if you go house-hunting in France, where an abundance of rustic property and deflated prices are causing a [...]

By | September 25th, 2017|Articles|

Could you be charmed by a clever conversion?

Character properties with a past life make some of the most interesting homes abroad. Could one of these quirky conversions catch your eye? Once a station, now a charming French home Railway station in France Spending an unnecessary amount of time in a train station isn’t usually a pleasant experience, but not in [...]

By | September 25th, 2017|Articles|

Tips for a rewarding overseas holiday let

We’re weeks away from high season in resorts around the Med so owners of holiday lets should be booked out by now. If you’re looking for a lettable second home, consider these top ten tips for maximising your income. 1. Get to grips with the local rules for holiday lets. You may need to register [...]

By | June 22nd, 2017|Articles|

Where will you find your roof with a view?

The highlight of many Mediterranean homes is a roof terrace, ideal spots for enjoying a sundowner. As these ones show, your own solarium could be more affordable than you thought … If you’re buying a home in the sun, you probably want to sit outside catching some rays. Fortunately, while gardens can come at a [...]

By | May 27th, 2017|Articles|

Bloomin’ marvellous homes in the sun!

National Gardening Week falls in April, making it the ideal month to showcase some overseas homes with exceptional gardens. Which of these is your favourite? Floral delights in the Limousin Limousin, France Tucked away in a pretty hamlet in the Limousin, the landscaped garden of this charming period property is the ideal place to [...]

By | April 21st, 2017|Articles|

Overseas golf homes that make the cut!

This month’s 2017 Masters Tournament is the highlight of the sporting calendar for serious golf fans. To mark the occasion, here is a pick of fabulous overseas homes next to a fairway Golf homes at the Residences in Vilamoura, Portugal Vilamoura, Portugal Home to five championship golf courses, an award-winning 875-berth marina and [...]

By | April 20th, 2017|Articles|