How rich do you need to be to buy in the Riviera?

The world’s most expensive house has gone on sale in France’s Côte d’Azur. We show that you don’t have to be a moneybags to own a slice of this special stretch of coastline… Got a spare €350million knocking about? If you did, you might be tempted to buy what is reported to be the most [...]

By | 2017-11-06T11:01:14+00:00 November 6th, 2017|Articles|

Overseas homes that light your fire!

Nothing beats an open fire or wood burner for adding character to a second home, as well as making winter visits extra snuggly. Here are reasons to consider one... Beautiful farmhouse in rural Catalonia, Spain It does get cold in the Med! The lure of guaranteed sunshine is what drives most people to [...]

By | 2017-11-06T10:59:56+00:00 November 6th, 2017|Articles|

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 | 2017-09-25T09:57:46+00:00 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 | 2017-09-25T09:56:55+00:00 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 | 2017-06-22T16:24:41+00:00 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 | 2017-05-27T12:37:08+00:00 May 27th, 2017|Articles|