Beautifully Renovated Property with Swimming Pool – Soon to be reduced to 204,200€
by Mike on Tue 03 Mar 15
This property is located at the end of a long single private track road with no passing traffic, boasting panoramic views of rolling countryside. A wonderful location for anyone wishing for tranquility and privacy and for business potential.
The house is 2kms from the medieval village of La Trinite Porhoet which has a beautiful church & village shops schools etc. Also within 4kms level walk/cycle/drive from the village of Plumieux which has equal facilities, fantastic Pizza night and new mini-supermarket. Just 40 minutes to the nearest beaches and close to larger towns of Loudeac, Plemet and beautiful Josselin.
View : full details Agent : Nicola Grey
The passion for renovation
by Mike on Mon 16 Feb 15
Tony & Liz Worman and their little dog, Hamish are having lots of fun renovating a large French house near Plouguenast in Cotes d’Armor. Property, antiques and decorating are lifelong passions for the couple and they can indulge all of these here to create something really special for them and their family.
Tony’s business in the UK specialises in refurbishing, renovating and transforming stunning properties, many of which are in the wealthier parts of London such as Kensington & Chelsea and he says it is wonderful to be able to tackle this project with all of their own choices and specifications.
The project is being completed in chunks as Liz & Tony are able to get over for periods of 7 to 10 days. So far they have created a self contained section to one end which they can stay in now and in the future, use for guests or even rent out. They are happy for us to update you on their ongoing renovation works – coming soon, new fireplace, handmade oak staircase, amazing farmhouse style kitchen so look out for more news on the much advanced project later this year – no pressure guys!
Hamish proud of the gorgeous floor
gite kitchen before
gite kitchen after
PRICED TO SELL – Fantastic néo-bretonne 4 bed house with stunning countryside views
by Mike on Tue 06 Jan 15
SOON TO BE REDUCED – OFFERS AROUND 180,000 WILL BE CONSIDERED ON THIS PROPERTY
This property oozes grandeur, sitting in an elevated position offering stunning views in all directions, with 4 spacious bedrooms and well proportioned living space, this really is a perfect family home.
View: full details Agent: Beverley Smith
Supburb quality townhouse – 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms – Close to the river Rance – Stunning!
by Mike on Thu 18 Dec 14
A simply stunning home at the centre of this vibrant village, close to the church and in walking distance of shops, bars, etc. There are features and spaces to captivate you on each of the three floors. Previously a restaurant (and it could be again) the kitchen is a chef’s delight and there’s a great flow through the open plan living space. The renovation work done is superb quality with great attention to detail and sympathetic to the 19th century origins of the building. There is a lovely little courtyard garden and many walks to be enjoyed nearby. Viewing is very highly recommended.
View : full details Agent : Mike Greene
Brittany Photo Competition 2014
by Mike on Mon 01 Dec 14
Thank you to the many people who entered our photo competition. We had lots of delightful entries showing us places, people and events from around the region, all reasons why you love Brittany so much.
The winning photo was the one below showing mussel harvesting in La Baie de l’Arguenon taken by Sue Davis who won an iPad Mini courtesy of Currencies Direct.
Australians buying a property in Brittany
by Mike on Thu 20 Nov 14
We have been asked for information regarding Australian citizens buying French property. It is 100% easy, there are no restrictions at all and we have sold to quite a few Australians here in Brittany over the last couple of years.
We understand that you are buying from a distance and will be happy to provide photographs, floor plans and virtual tours of the properties which really interest serious buyers. Liaise with an agent well before your buying trip to make the most of your valuable time on the ground in France.
Having the house as a holiday home is easy and if you plan to spend fewer than 90 days here within a 180 day period you should not need a visa. If you are likely to exceed the 90 days then you can apply for a visa. To find out more about this check out Schengen rules.
A holiday home makes great sense, France is a really affordable and safe place to buy and own property, it is culturally rich and offers you an ideal springboard to discover the rest of Europe. Renting the property out when you are not using it is also a good way of offsetting costs.
To live in France full time you will need to research your own situation with professional advisers; we can recommend some if you wish You will probably need to obtain a long stay visa and if you stay for over half the year, you should be fiscally resident in France which will mean paying tax on your worldwide income and could make you subject to French Wealth Tax.
To find out more we recommend you to choose your preferred region and start to engage with a Leggett agent. Most of us have relocated from our country of birth so we understand the thought processes and voyage of discovery you are going through.
Leggett Immobilier voted best estate agency in France for second year running
by Mike on Wed 15 Oct 14
For the second year running a prestigious panel of judges has voted Leggett Immobilier as the “Best Estate Agency in France“.
The European property awards are a world renowned mark of excellence and the winner was announced last night at the London Marriott Hotel in Grosvenor Square.
The judging panel was made up of the great & the good of the European property industry and included Peter Bolton-King, global director of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.
Trevor Leggett, Chairman of Leggett Immobilier, comments:
“To win this award two years running is a huge achievement and a testament to the hard work put in by our staff and agents. Last year we wore the label of “Best Estate Agency in France” with great pride and this year will be the same.
We will offer clients the same levels of professionalism and exceptional service over the coming year and will be doing our utmost to win the hat trick of awards in 2015. We are seeing an increasing number of international buyers in France and it is vital that we continue to innovate and tailor the service we offer to their ever changing needs”.
Auctions – a new route to market for motivated vendors
by Mike on Fri 10 Oct 14
Launching at the France Show in January 2015 is a new ‘Property Auction’ an extra route to market for vendors who need to sell promptly and will entertain a sale under the normal asking price. Clearly this is a chance for some buyers to secure property ‘bargains’. It in no way replaces the normal property buying process, but will just offer an alternative to some buyers and sellers.
Properties entered into the auction are clearly flagged on our site, such as the example below and can still be bought via the normal process prior to the auction should you be tempted.
FOR SALE BY AUCTION ON SATURDAY 24TH JANUARY 2015 AT THE FRANCE SHOW, LONDON OLYMPIA, UK (unless sold previously)
GUIDE PRICE:* €115,000+ (including agency fees)
View : full details Agent : Beverley Smith
Suddenly VERY Negotiable – Spacious 5 bed home in large plot on the edge of village
by Mike on Fri 12 Sep 14
This beautiful home stands in a large garden with mature trees and shrubs on the edge of a thriving village. Ideally situated within easy reach of Lamballe, St Brieuc and Rennes. This is perfect family home with loads of space both inside and out.
View : full details Agent : Mandy Lister
Not to be Missed! Amazing Village Holiday Cottage only 4km from the Beach : : €108000
by Mike on Mon 18 Aug 14
You will be popping over every weekend to this delightful character cottage in the heart of the village where everything is within easy reach. Immaculate throughout with 2 spacious bedrooms, bathroom, fitted kitchen and elevated terraced area for outside drinks and BBQ’s.
View : full details Agent : Patrick Kerneis