The key to property in the Languedoc

Lock up and Go!

Owning a property abroad can be both an exciting and daunting experience. Searching, finding and buying your dream home was just the start of it! Now that you own the property, how do you go about renovating the leaky barn at the bottom of the garden, or creating a sunny terrace out of the attic space, or turning that meadow that was so full of potential on your viewings into a manageable garden?

For those who want the excitement of having their dream home in France but don’t want the hassle that comes with installing a new kitchen or converting the attic to add that third bedroom, then a lock up and go property may be the answer. Whilst you may not be able to put your individual stamp on your property, what you get is a house that you can enjoy from day one rather than one that enslaves you for years to come.

Contemporary detached houses with gardens, often referred to as villas, are becoming more and more popular with foreign buyers for all the above reasons plus the fact that they are well insulated, light, usually conform to modern standards of construction and have a basic central heating system so can be used all year round; modern kitchens, bathrooms and plenty of plug points complete the picture. In addition, a healthy supply of these properties on the market means that they are often competitively priced, and are therefore turning out to be the real bargains in today’s market!


Priced at 189,000€ this is a low maintenance 3 bedroom villa with garden and pool in the popular village of Argeliers in the Aude.   A great holiday home!  For more details, click here


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